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Isha Koppikar welcomes a baby girl

July 25, 2014 16:09 IST
Isha Koppikar with Timmy Narang

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Actress Isha Koppikar and her hotelier husband Timmy Narang recently welcomed their first child -- a baby girl -- at a suburban hospital in Mumbai.

An elated Narang told a leading English daily, "Yet another woman in my life! Isha and my baby girl are doing fine. We will decide on her name Tomorrow."

Isha married Timmy Narang in 2009.

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Kahaani gets Hollywood remake as Deity

July 25, 2014 16:09 IST
Movie poster of Kahaani

Vidya Balan-starrer Kahaani is getting a Hollywood version in Deity with Niels Arden Oplev of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo fame attached to direct the Yash Raj Films project for the international audience.

Jose Rivera (The Motorcycle Diaries) and Richard Regen (Tehran) have adapted the Sujoy Ghosh-directed 2012 film.

"It's an incredible step by YRF. Years back, Aditya Chopra had said he wanted to make Kahaani for a global audience... I thought he was kidding. But obviously not. YRF has left no stone unturned on making the English version.

"The new script by Jose Rivera and Richard Regen is perfectly suited for the Western audience and what I am really looking forward is to see Niels direct this version," Sujoy Ghosh said in a statement.

The new movie is a thriller about an American woman who goes to Kolkata in search of her missing husband. As she gets closer to the truth, she finds herself at the centre of a dangerous conspiracy. The story unfolds in the context of a colourful, week-long festival.

"Niels is the perfect director to transform the appeal of Kahaani to Deity," said Uday Chopra, CEO, YRF Entertainment.

Oplev, who directed the Swedish version of Tattoo, aims to make a "neo-realistic" story.

"Deity will be a compelling and exciting thriller with complex and interesting characters. A neo-realistic style to story and images will take the audience deep into Kolkata's many different levels. A fascinating clash between American and Indian culture," Oplev said.

The film begins production in February 2015 and will be shot on location in Kolkata.