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Gladrags winner wants to act with Salman Khan

Plus, Disney signs Ranbir Kapoor for Jagga Jasoos; Balachander praises Golmaal remake.

Salman Khan. AP
Salman Khan. AP

Gladrags winner wants to act with Salman Khan

Charlotte Claire, the winner of Gladrags Mega Model 2013, will display her acting skills in the Tamil film Jai Hind 2, but her greatest wish is to work with Salman Khan some day. “I have a crush on the Dabangg star Salman Khan. It would be a dream come true to work with him,” said Charlotte. The 23-year-old will start shooting for Jai Hind 2 next month. The film is a sequel to the Tamil blockbuster Jai Hind. Claire, who plays a Britain-based girl in the film, said: “The character I play is very strong. I will get to display different shades of emotions.” – IANS

Disney signs Ranbir Kapoor for Jagga Jasoos

The actor Ranbir Kapoor has been signed by Disney for the forthcoming Jagga Jasoos franchise, and shooting will begin in September next year. Jagga Jasoos will be co-produced by Picture Shuru, which is Kapoor and Anurag Basu’s new production company. Basu, Kapoor and UTV – the same team behind last year’s hit Barfi! – will work on developing the scripts for the first and second part. The long-term plan is to take Jagga Jasoos into multiple sequels, as well as merchandising, consumer products, graphic comics, television, gaming and much more. – IANS

Balachander praises Golmaal remake

The Tamil filmmaker K Balachander applauded the efforts of the makers of the recently released Thillu Mullu, a remake of his own film of the same name starring Rajinikanth. The 1981 film was an official remake of the Hindi classic comedy Golmaal, featuring Amol Palekar and Utpal Dutt. “I’m happy that the makers have turned my film into a commercial entertainer. The remake is completely new but Badri [the director] has done it in such a way that it’s relevant to the current generation,” said Balachander. The remake features Shiva, Isha Talwar and Prakash Raj in the lead roles – IANS

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