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Varun Dhawan excited to work with father

Plus: Zohra Sehgal turns 101; Rao announces five new films; Ravichande ropes in London-based R&B singer.

The Indian Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan. AFP
The Indian Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan. AFP

Varun Dhawan, who will be directed by his father David Dhawan in the forthcoming Main Tera Hero, said he will be on his best behaviour on set. “I am very excited but I cannot argue on the sets with my father, otherwise I will be slapped,” said the 26-year-old star. “I am very excited to work with him and not only because he is my father, but because he has done so many successful films before.” – IANS

Zohra Sehgal turns 101

Zohra Sehgal turned 101 on Saturday. The actress and choreographer was last seen on the big screen in 2007’s Cheeni Kum and Saawariya. The actress Divya Dutta, who worked with Sehgal in 2004’s Veer-Zaara, took to Twitter for some well wishes. “Happy birthday the ever graceful Zohra Sehgal. I had the honour of working with her in Veer-Zaara … Big hug and respects.” – IANS

Rao announces five new films for 2013

Dasari Narayana Rao will direct five Telugu films this year, including one in which he will also act. “[The first film] will begin production on May 4, coinciding with my birthday,” said the veteran filmmaker and politician. “I will also play the lead role in Vaddi Kaasula Vaadu, a political satire.” Dasari holds a Guinness World Record for directing 150 films. – IANS

Ravichander ropes in London-based R&B singer

Arjun Coomaraswamy has been roped in by the Tamil composer Anirudh Ravichander to perform a track in the forthcoming romantic-comedy Vanakkam Chennai. Known by his stage name Arjun, the London-based R&B singer is popular for his cover track Why This Kolaveri Di. “Vanakkam Chennai, my next film, will have a song featuring the highly talented Arjun,” tweeted Ravichander. Directed by Kiruthiga Udhayanidhi, Vanakkam Chennai stars Priya Anand and Rahul Ravindran. – IANS

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