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‘I want to do a family drama’

After featuring in erotic thriller Jism 2, porn star-turned-actress Sunny Leone is eyeing the genre of family drama. Ironic though this may sound, she says her next flick could be from the same genre.

“Yes, I am definitely looking forward to a family drama. I want to do a family-oriented film. Hopefully, if things fall in place, my next film would be a light-hearted comedy and family-oriented,” Sunny says.

“A few directors have approached me with different roles in this genre. Talks are on — but I can’t reveal much at this point of time. But I am really looking forward to working in a family drama,” adds the actress, whose second film after debut vehicle Jism 2 is Ragini MMS 2 a sequel to the 2011 scary movie Ragini MMS.

To be directed by Pawan Kripalani and produced by Ekta Kapoor, Ragini MMS 2 will reportedly be based on a real-life incident, just like the first film.

“My second film, Ragini MMS 2, will go on the floors in January 2013. It’s a horror movie and it’s going to be very scary. I have been reading the script scene by scene and all I can say is that it’s going to be terrifying. I heard the music of the film; it’s awesome. The film is
going to be more commercial,” says Sunny, excitedly.

Bitten by the Bollywood bug

It has been a roller-coaster ride so far for newbie Siddharth Malhotra, who says he assisted film directors and did part-time modelling before landing himself a role in Karan Johar's ‘Student of the Year’.

For the 27-year-old, who is making his debut with the yet-to-be-released film, both professions happened by chance.

“Modelling happened by chance as someone asked me — ‘will you do modeling and get paid?’ I felt it was a easy way to earn good money. It was just a part-time thing that I was doing,” Siddharth says.

Later, he came to Mumbai to act in a film that never took off, only to discover that he
would have to first take up the job of assistant director. “I had never thought of getting into the film industry. When I came to Mumbai, four or five years back, I was modelling in Delhi with an agency. Then, I was to audition for a film that was for Anubhav Sinha and produced by Adlabs. They selected me as an actor,” Siddharth says.

“I was on a high, but the film never worked out. It was a big downer. Then I thought, since I am trying to get into this industry, I must learn the nitty-gritty of films. Hence, I took up assisting to understand the technicalities of film-making,” he explains, adding, “My modeling agency used to ask us to give auditions for ad films and full-fledged feature films. When I came to Mumbai, the Bollywood bug bit me. And I felt I could get a chance and do something in this industry. It started from there.”

A string of successes...

With back-to-back hits, actor Emraan Hashmi’s success ratio is being compared to that of blockbuster king Salman Khan. Emraan says it’s an honour to be compared to the star. “I hope my films keep becoming hits, and being compared to Salman is a huge honour,” the 33-year-old says. However, he still feels that he has a long way to go. “I think I have got a lot of work to do. I have been in the industry for just nine years.

He is a senior and very encouraging,” adds Emraan. Emraan’s recent films — Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai, ‘Murder 2’, ‘The Dirty Picture’, Jannat 2 and Shanghai — received a fairly good response at the box office, and his latest movie Raaz 3, which released recently, also got a good opening.

Meanwhile, when asked why he features in only bold films, Emraan says, “No one gives me such (universal) films. When someone gives me a universal subject, I’ll do it.” Emraan’s forthcoming films include Ghanchakkar, Ek Thi Daayan and Unglee.

Finalised for the role

Popular television actor Sushant Singh Rajput will be seen alongside Aamir Khan in Rajkumar Hirani’s next film, Peekay. Sushant shot to fame with his role as Manav Deshmukh in Ekta Kapoor’s hit show Pavitra Rishta. But evidently, the small screen wasn’t enough for this ambitious star he will be making his Bollywood debut with ‘Rock On’ director Abhishek Kapoor’s new film Kai Po Che. This film is yet to hit the screen, but Sushant has bagged his second film already  Peekay.

“Yes, Sushant has been signed for Peekay,” sources close to the project say, without divulging details of his role in the film. There were rumours in B-town that Aamir’s nephew, actor Imran Khan and Ranbir Kapoor were considered for this role. In the meantime, Aamir and Anushka Sharma have been finalised as the other lead roles. Currently, Sushant is wrapping up his debut movie, which will release next year.