Neethaane En Ponvasantham: whats lattest?

Another Southern hottie Samantha Ruth Prabhu is all set to enter into Hindi cinema with Aditya Roy Kapur as her co-star.

Remember Aditya Roy Kapur? UTV’s Siddharth and Delhi Belly actor Kunal Roy Kapur’s curly-haired kid-brother made quite an impression with his two films Action Replayy and Guzaarish in 2010. Thereafter, he vanished almost to the point of non-existence, not answering messages or phone calls.

It now turns out that the chuppa rustom Kapur has actually been busy in the South shooting for a Tamil-Telugu-Hindi tri-lingual being directed by Gautham Menon, in the news for his new Hindi film Ekk Deewana Tha.

Gautham apparently has shot almost the entire film already. When asked about the project, the prolific Tamil-Telugu-Hindi director admitted, “Yes, I am working with Aditya Roy Kapur in a film that I am making in three languages Tamil, Telugu and Hindi. The Hindi version with Aditya is called Assi Nabey Poore Sau.”

While Roy Kapoor plays the lead in the Hindi version of this adventure-comedy-drama, Tamil superstar Jiiva and the Telugu star Nani play the lead in the other two versions of the film.
Interesting, Samantha whom Gautham Menon introduced in Tamil film in 2010 stars in all three versions of the film.

Says Menon, “I already have three different heroes in three different languages to deal with. In addition, three heroines would’ve been impossible to handle. So Samantha stars in all three languages.”

The director says shooting a tri-lingual is like making three different films. “I do one shot with Aditya and then the same shot with Jiiva and Nani. We go through every shot three times over in exactly the same way. I’ve never done a film simultaneously in three languages.”

About Aditya Roy Kapoor, Menon says, “I spotted him on the location for Vipul Shah’s Action Replay. I immediately knew he was right for Assi Nabey Poore Sau.”

Interestingly, the Roy boy has made headway on his own. Though his Bade Bhaiyya is the head honcho at UTV, it has been made clear to the ladla sibling that his corporate connections in Bollywood aren’t going to get him roles.

Adds Gautham Menon, “At the moment my full focus is on the release of Ek Deewana Tha. It’s simple old fashioned love story.”


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