Working with Big B learning experience for Nagarjuna

Mumbai, July 16 (IANS) Southern superstar Nagarjuna is all set to share the screen space with Amitabh Bachchan after two decades for an advertisement and says it's always a learning experience to work with the Bollywood megastar.

Both will be seen together in a commercial for Kalyan Jewellers.

"I am working with Amitabh after a long time. It's always a learning experience to work with him. He is very encouraging. There is so much to learn from him," Nagarjuna told reporters here.

The 53-year-old last worked with Big B, 70, in 1992 released film "Khuda Gawah" and recalling those days, he said: "We had shot the film in Nepal and it was a wonderful experience and it's been 20 years for that."

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Putharen keen to rope in Anil, Abhay for 'Shutter' remake

Southern director Alphonse Putharen is set to remake Malayalam thriller "Shutter" in Hindi with a probable cast of Anil Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Abhay Deol and Tusshar Kapoor.

Joy Mathew-directed original and the critically acclaimed "Shutter" revolved around the plight of Indian workers in the Gulf.

Putharen says that he is awaiting confirmation from the actors.

"I have already approached Anilji, Anushka, Abhay and Tusshar for the four lead roles in the film. I still haven't heard from them. I would finalise the cast in about a month's time," Alphonse told IANS.

The director, who is basking in the success of his last Tamil-Malayalam directorial venture "Neram", will retain the same technical team for the Hindi project.

The untitled Hindi remake is currently in its pre-production phase.

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Sunny Deol to play lead in 'Border 2'

Filmmaker J.P. Dutta is likely to make a sequel of his 1997 hit film "Border" with actor Sunny Deol in the lead.

"We are very happy that Sunny is doing 'Border 2' and the official announcement will be made once we finalise the rest of the star-cast," said an official spokesperson.

"Border", a hit at the box-office, featured Sunny, Akshaye Khanna, Suniel Shetty and Pooja Bhatt, among others.

"Sunny played a prominent role in 'Border', so he will be seen in the sequel too in a prominent role," the spokesperson added.

Based on some real life incidents, the sequel is expected to go on floors soon.

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