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Kher aand Deols shoot new film in the UK

Plus; Priyanka Chopra signs on to Gunday and Sunny Leone signs a three-film deal.

Bobby Deol, Dharmendra and Sunny Deol. Yogen Shah / India Today Group / Getty Images
Bobby Deol, Dharmendra and Sunny Deol. Yogen Shah / India Today Group / Getty Images

The filmmaker Sangeeth Sivan has begun shooting Yamla Pagla Deewana 2, the sequel to the 2011 hit comedy which starred Sunny Deol, Dharmendra, Bobby Deol, Johnny Lever and Anupam Kher. All five actors are reprising their roles. The new film is set in England, revealed Kher on Twitter. "Landed in London. Traveling to Leicester. It's cold! Shooting starts tomorrow for Yamla Pagla Deewana. I think I've not slept for ages," he tweeted on Tuesday night.

Priyanka Chopra signs on to Gunday

After the success of her latest film Barfi!, the actress Priyanka Chopra has signed on to Yash Raj Films' new project Gunday. She will co-star alongside the actors Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor. It's Chopra's second film with the studio after 2010's romantic comedy Pyaar Impossible. Filming begins in December with the Mere Brother Ki Dulhan director Ali Abbas Zafar behind the camera. The movie, set in Kolkata in the 1970s, tells the story of two friends who start out as small-time coal thieves and go on to become powerful mafia leaders. * IANS

Sunny Leone signs three-film deal

The Indian-Canadian actress Sunny Leone, who made her Bollywood debut in Jism 2 last August, has signed a three-film deal with Alumbra Entertainment. Leone will shoot the first film in the middle of next year. "After the three films, Sunny will also do Jism 2 and Ragini MMS 2 with us. We will share more details soon," said a statement from Alumbra Entertainment. The studio released last week the horror film Bhoot Returns, directed by Ram Gopal Varma and starring Manisha Koirala and JD Chakravarthy. * IANS