Aishwarya or Rani in Rajni film?

Rani MukherjeeThere is talk of Aishwarya Rai or Rani Mukherjee acting in "Jaggubhai", which will mark the return of Rajnikanth to the silver screen.

Aishwarya made her film debut in a Tamil film called "Iruvar". She also made a...
...mark in "Jeans" where she appeared with Prashant and in "Kandukondein, Kandukondein".

For Rani, however, it will be her first full-fledged role in a Tamil film.

The only Tamil film she has acted in so far is Kamal Haasan's "Hey Ram" where she played the actor's Bengali wife. She played the female lead in "Saathiya", the Hindi remake of Mani Ratnam's Tamil hit "Alai Payudhe".

There has, however, been talk of her reluctance to act in a Tamil film under Ratnam, though she has refuted such reports.

If she does sign up for "Jaggubhai", Rani may be following in the footsteps of her famous cousin, Kajol, who hit it off with the Tamil audiences with her performance opposite Prabhu Deva in "Minsaara Kanavugal", made in Hind as "Sapney".


Professor Zeenat

Yesteryear star Zeenat Aman, who was known for her sizzling roles, is now all set to play a professor.

She will play an academic in Kazakhstan, helping a compatriot bring his mother's body back home to Kerala. The Malayalam film, under Rajeevnath's direction, is titled "Moksham".

Comedian's serious message on child labour

From comedian to crusader, it should have been a long journey. But R. Pandiarajan made it swiftly and with unexpected success.

The actor, who has made people laugh by rolling his cagey eyes and getting in and out of avoidable trouble, has struck a cinematic blow for working children.

Pandiarajan's short film "Magan", on child labour in Tamil Nadu, was screened at the International Children's Film Festival and has won much critical acclaim.