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    Lucky number three
    It’s tough for a heroine to break into the male dominated industry and leave an impact. But with fortune smiling on her this year, Nayanthara has managed to do just that. Both her recent films, Thani Oruvan and Maya, have garnered praise for the actress. Naanum Rowdy Thaan (an Ayudha Puja release)—where she shares frames with Vijay Sethupathi—could well end the year with a hat-trick of successes for her.

    Mixing it up
    Satisfied with the fairly positive response that his debut directorial, Masala Padam, received, cinematographer-turned-director J Laxman has already begun scripting his next film. This time the concept is love, he says. “There will be seven protagonists, each from a different age group, spanning 17 to 70 years,” says Laxman, adding that the lead cast will be a blend of seasoned actors and newcomers. Shiva, who was part of Laxman’s earlier venture, is likely to be included in the cast.

    Catch a star
    “It’s a sophisticated version of my earlier film Goli Soda,” says director Vijay Milton, about 10 Enrathukkulla that has just hit theatres (October 21). The film—with the fresh pairing of Vikram and Samantha—has the actor playing a car driver. About his vibe with Vikram, Milton says, “Goli Soda’s remuneration was 10 Endrathukkulla. And 10 Enrathukkulla’s salary is Vikram.” That says it all.


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