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Almost 18 years after he romanced Shalini in the hit film, Aniyathipravu, Kunchacko Boban will play hero opposite her younger sister Shamili!
Valleem Thetti Pulleem Thetti has been directed by Rishi Sivakumar.
Shamli is well known for her role in Mani Ratnam’s Anjali and also in Malayalam films like Pookkalam Varavayi, Malootty and Harikrishnans, which also starred Kunchacko Boban.
She made her debut opposite Siddharth in the Telugu film Oye! as a heroine, a few years back.
Sai Pallavi cries foul
Actor Sai Pallavi, who stole a million hearts with her role of Malar in Premam, is pretty miffed with a recent report.
According to a section of the media, she had reacted strongly to critics who felt that certain recent films were wrong inspirations for students and resulted in an unfortunate incident where a girl died in Thiruvananthapuram during the Onam celebrations.
She clarified what she said during the press conference: “All of us are gifted with something called conscience. We know what is right and what is wrong. We don’t see terrorists in a movie and become terrorists. We don’t see rapists and turn into rapists. It depends on the way we look at it. We are not monkeys to imitate everything we seen on screen.”
She asked the media not to distort what she had said and pit her against anyone, including the state police chief.
Double Barrel trimmed
A week after its release, director Lijo Jose Pellissery’s Double Barrel has been trimmed by its makers.
The revised version is almost 20 minutes shorter.
Double Barrel had to live up to tremendous expectations, considering it was Lijo’s next film after the much-appreciated Amen. Also, it has a fabulous star cast including Prithviraj, Arya, Indrajith, Asif Ali and Sunny Wayne.
But the comedy received much flak from the viewers, as it was an unconventional experiment that Malayalam had never seen before.