A quick look at everything making news in the world of cinema today!
On Thursday, Vada Chennai‘s first look was out, revealing the name of Dhanush’s character. Playing Anbu, the actor revealed in a tweet that it’s just not his name. In Tamil, அன்பு also means ‘Love’. In the poster, he is seen looking at his ‘love’, played by Aishwarya Rajesh. Her name in the film is Padma. Here’s a movie still:
#VadaChennaiFLFromTomorrow … excited ?..#Anbu & #Padma pic.twitter.com/Mm0KcRRzFD
— aishwarya rajessh (@aishu_dil) March 7, 2018
According to Filmfare, Zoya Akhtar who is currently working on Gully Gang, is thinking of making a sequel to Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. It will bring back Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar, Abhay Deol, Kalki Koechlin and Katrina Kaif and the story will take a 10-year leap.
What’s making news
AR Rahman has been roped in to compose music for the Hindi adaptation of The Fault in Our Stars. A young adult fiction written by John Green, it was made into a movie in 2014 which starred Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort. Now, there is a Hindi remake which will be directed by Mukesh Chhabra and star Sushant Singh Rajput, reported Mumbai Mirror.
The New York Times in their ‘Overlooked’ series revisits obituaries of 15 remarkable women. Legendary actress Madhubala is featured in one of the write-ups.
“Starting in the late 1940s — in a newly independent India finding its place in the world — Madhubala often portrayed modern young women testing the limits of traditions. Her roles “embodied the optimism of a new generation which was rather consciously moving away from its colonial past,” write Nupur Sharma and Inam Abidi Amrohvi, independent journalists researching Hindi cinema,” writes Aisha Khan.