1 crore for Str’s Munni!

Katrina Kaif and Deepika Padukone are in the race to do the sexy item number in Osthi

Malaika Arora Khan made Munni a household name last year. And the makers of Osthi, the Tamil remake of Dabanng, are looking for an actress with equal oomph who can make the audience here dance to her tunes!
There are many names of top Bollywood heroines doing the rounds for this top item number picturised with Simbu and ‘villain’ Sonu Sood. According to sources, it looks like Simbu and director Dharani are keen on roping in Sheila Ki Jawani girl, Katrina Kaif, for the hot item number. It seems they are willing to shell out anywhere between a whopping Rs 75 lakh and Rs 1 crore for Salman Khan’s ex-girlfriend just for a five day shoot!
    But it’s not just her who’s being offered this fee. According to a source, another hot Bollywood heroine, Deepika Padukone, who’s working with Supertsar Rajinikanth in Rana, is also being lured to do the item number with this fee.
    Deepika is a much sought-after heroine currently in Kollywood. The source adds, “Apparently, the makers want either Katrina or Deepika and yes, the fee being offered is Rs 1 crore!”
    Another Bollywood heroine whose items numbers have set the screen on fire is Bipasha Basu. Apparently, this actress could also be in the running for this sizzling song-and-dance routine with Sonu.
    Looks like the race to find Simbu’s Munni is on!

Munni song is yet to be composed: STR

Silambarasan is in no mood to grab unnecessary attention by reacting to statements made by his colleauges like Bharath and Jiiva.

In fact both the stars lashed out at STR in recent press meets, with Jiiva even calling him a “back stabber”.
STR said: “I think only insecure people try to do back biting and grab attention by making unwarranted sensational statements and I don’t want to give undue importance to them by commenting on what they said about me”
The star has completed work on Osthi in Mysore and is all amused about the attention that the film and the famous Munni song is getting.
Says STR : “Everyday there is something written about the Munni song. I read reports stating that Nayanthara is doing the song and on the same day another paper reports that Katrina Kaif is doing the item number! This will be a new song and the truth is that music director Thaman is yet to compose the tune. It will be a fast peppy song and the set is getting ready in Chennai. The girl who will be doing the song along with me and Sonu Sood is yet to be finalised”

Osthi which is now snapped by Reliance is now complete and the makers are planning to release it for Diwali. Recently, a song Neduveli… was shot (see pic) in a set resembling a police station with STR, Richa and dancers choreographed by Robert.

STR’s ‘Munni’ with fancy price tags? – IG

Silambarasan aka STR is working on a fast pace at his diwali release, ‘Osthi’, thats a remake of Bollywood blockbuster ‘Dabangg’ that featured Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha.
The film also featured a song ‘Munni Badnaam Hui…’ that became a smashing hit and received international popularity. With the film being remade in Tamil, the one question that remains is who will reprise this hot number as Simbu’s Munni in ‘Osthi’.
The latest is that Simbu and his team are keen on featuring a Bollywood top-notch actress, like Katrina Kaif of ‘Sheila Ki Jawani…’ fame or ‘Rana’ girl Deepika Padukone and Simbu and Dharani are willing to shell out up to one crore rupees for this actress!
Even Bipasha Basu, B’town’s dusky beauty who is currently shooting on a Hindi film with Madhavan at Greece is being considered for this item number. It may be mentioned she has earlier appeared in Ilayathalapathy Vijay’s ‘Sachin’.
Sources close to the unit reveal that although Simbu and Dharani are keen on featuring a Bollywood actress, if it does not work out, they are very much open for a debutante as well.
The hunt for Simbu’s ‘Osthi’ continues, now willing to satisfy a fancier price tag of one crore rupees! Who would you suggest for STR? Katrina, Deepika, Bipasha or a newbie?
SOURCE : INDIAGLITZ

Jai : STR was genuinely happy for Jiiva

Jai is a very loyal friend to STR. At a recent press conference, Jiiva may have spoken about STR a tad disparagingly, because the journos kept badgering him with questions about how the role in super hit Ko was originally offered to STR. Fans have also stoked the flames by saying the film was not suitable for STR. Jai felt that Jiiva could have handled the situation better.

As a good friend of STR’s, Jai said that the Vaanam star was a very good sport and had been genuinely happy for Jiiva when the film became a runaway hit. He had even told Jai that Jiiva deserved the hit as he is very talented. Jai talking to Behindwoods correspondent said that he thinks the press and fans may have caused the rift by making a big deal out of nothing. Jai added that after Ajith, STR was his favorite star and it bothered him when people misunderstands him especially since he is a nice guy who encourages new talent. He has also kindly requested Jiiva to be more prudent during press conferences in the future.

SOURCE :  BEHINDWOODS

Dharani made me work like Chitti Robo:STR

Silambarasan is a mad genius, who does many things at the same time.

He is shooting for Osthi, writing script for the film that he is directing, crooning for other heroes and penning lyrics for songs.

Currently, the actor is completing work on Osthi, in Mysore.

He spoke to sify.com: “I can’t believe that Osthi is complete and only two songs are remaining. We shot the film in record number of days and all credit goes to Dharani’s perfect planning and execution. He made me work like Chitti Robo (Laughs) from early mornings to late night.”

STR adds: “ Dharani is clear headed and he is in complete sync with me which brings the best in me. The dubbing for the film has started in Chennai and it will be my Diwali release” 

SOURCE : SIFY

Santhanam says about Silambarasan

While answering the queries of his fans in a popular Tamil magazine, Santhanam faced a question on who he considers to be his guru in the film industry. To this, he had replied that it is none other than Silambarasan.
Elaborating on why he considers him as his guru, the comedian said that it was STR who gave him the opportunity to star in a movie for the first time and it would have been impossible for him to have entered the film industry without Silambarasan’s guidance.
It may be recalled that Santhanam’s debut film was Manmadhan in 2004, which had STR playing the lead role.