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Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2: Sahil Anand opens up on quitting the show, says, ‘I think my decision was right at the right time’

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Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 will soon go off-air. The last episode of the Parth Samthaan and Erica Fernandes starrer will air on October 3. The show did well but recently the episodes could not get the attention of fans. However, even before the show was supposed to go off-air, many actors had decided to quit the show. Parth Samthaan who played Anurag Basu had decided to quit the show but later stayed back. Sahil Anand who plays Anupam Sengupta also decided to quit the show. He recently returned to shoot for the last episode. In an interview with Spotboye, he spoke about whether he wanted to quit even before the show was supposed to go off-air. He said, “I wanted to quit Kasautii because I had other projects coming up, and my track wasn’t resuming. But my new project got pushed to a later date, and I received a call from the makers to come back for the last track. So, I thought why not. I did get to know that it’s going off-air. This show is actually very close to my heart. We’ve all become like a family now. It’s one memory that will always stay with me.” Also Read – Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2: Sahil Anand opens up on quitting the show, says, ‘I think my decision was right at the right time’

Sahil Anand said that he feels his decision was correct. He said, “I think my decision was right at the right time. I actually thought I’d give it another one or two months but then the lockdown happened, and the storyline took another path. In the meantime, I got offers from various other projects, so I was considering those. But right now this one project I have has been pushed to either November or December. So, what happens, happens for good!” He also revealed what kind of roles he wants to do in the future. He said, “I’m looking for something in the web space. I want to explore more on the web series front. Although I’m open to any interesting show, I’d love to play a character that’s raw, something real.” Also Read – Ankita Lokhande, Hina Khan, Bigg Boss 14 — here are the TV newsmakers of the week

Well, fans are surely not happy with the news that the show is going off-air. Parth Samthaan and Erica Fernandes did a fabulous job as Anurag and Prerna. Also Read – Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 to air its last episode on THIS date? — here’s what we know

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Late director Sachy’s Prithviraj movie to go on floors?

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Late director Sachy and Prithviraj were to team again for a movie titled Vilayath Buddha. With the unexpected demise of the acclaimed director, the movie was eventually dropped halfway. Now, the latest is that director Sachy’s longtime associate Jayam Nambiar is taking over the project.

In a recent interview given to a leading daily, director Jayan said that it was Prithviraj, who suggested him to take over the project. Jointly scripted by GR Indugopan and Rajesh, the movie is expected to be bankrolled by Prithviraj’s home banner, Prithviraj Productions.

The film is based on GR Indugopan’s novel ‘Vilayath Buddha’, that revolves around Bhaskaran master and smuggler student named Double Mohanan. Going by the novel, the movie is about a master who grows a sandalwood tree in his yard while his student challenges his teacher that he will cut down the tree.

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Reportedly, Prithviraj Sukumaran is playing the role of a smuggler in the movie. Details regarding the rest of the cast is expected to be revealed soon and is expected to start rolling only after the pandemic.

Meanwhile, Prithviraj and Jayan Nambiar are working on another project which is a mythological film that will be shot completely in virtual production.

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‘Nishabdham’ has got importance for all characters: Anushka Shetty

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Anushka Shetty, who awaits the OTT release of ‘Nishabdham’ on October 2, has described the film as an interesting thriller wherein she plays a challenging role. In this interview, catch her talk about how the project fell in her lap, working with Madhavan, getting trained in sign language, and more.

After ‘Bhaagamathie’, there has been much gap in your career. Your fans have been eagerly waiting for your next. Why did the gap happen? Was it planned? How did the journey with ‘Nishabdham’ start?

After ‘Bhaagamathie’, I went on a sabbatical deliberately. Sometime in 2018, Kona Venkat garu and Hemanth Madhukar narrated the story of ‘Nishabdham’ to me and I was bowled over by the script. My character is atypical and I strongly felt that I should go for it. Not only did the story came searching for me, but also I loved it.

You apparently learned the international sign language for playing the role of a mute artiste in the movie. What was the homework like?

Sakshi is both deaf and dumb in the movie. This aspect of the character made me take it up as a challenge. For a couple of months, I got trained in sign language. After reaching America to shoot for the film, I realized that the international sign language is different. I once again got trained in it there from a 14-year-old girl. It was a great learning experience.

The film was supposed to release in theatres on April 2. As destiny would have it, the pandemic has played the demon. And, as a result, ‘Nishabdham’ has become the first direct-to-OTT release of your career. How do you see it?

Although theatre and OTT are contrasting experiences, it is important for us to see OTT in a positive way. Because of the unique situation we are in, technology-driven options have to be explored to reach out to the audience. We have to go for these changes. Let’s welcome the new normal. Although it feels a bit strange that ‘Nishabdham’ is unexpectedly coming out on OTT, I hope the audience are going to love this change.

Nishabdham has got importance for all characters: Anushka Shetty

This is your first film with Madhavan in 14 years. What was the experience of working with him?

I had worked with Madhavan for the first time in the initial days of my career on a Tamil film, in 2006. It was a wonderful experience working with him after all the years. It helped that both of us have played challenging roles in ‘Nishabdham’. Besides our roles, every character in the thriller has got a place in the story. This is not a story that takes place only between two individuals. The screenplay lends importance to a number of other characters. It’s a thrilling ride, I must say.

Technical departments, especially background music, play a key role in thrillers. Since you have watched the final copy, what is your take on the BGM?

OTT can’t be a match to the sound system of the theatre. The quality of sound is different on streaming sites. But if you go for headphones and a home theatre experience, the user experience improves vastly. As for ‘Nishabdham’, both music (by Gopi Sunder) and background music (by Girrish Gopalakrishnan) are big assets.

Tell us about the director-producer duo.

Hemanth Madhukar comes with a lot of clarity of vision. He knows what he wants from his actors. It’s because of him that the output is so terrific. Kona Film Corporation and People Media Factory have set high standards for themselves. For an experimental film like this, they have spent without compromising anywhere. They are passionate and have a lot of daring.

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Is this the final list of contestants of Bigg Boss 4?

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The fourth season of the most popular reality game show Bigg Boss hosted by Ulaga Nayagan Kamal Haasan is all set to begin on October 4 on Vijay TV, and fans of the show are eagerly waiting to watch the show.

There have been numerous speculations on the list of participants of this entertaining show, and in the recent times several stars have been issuing denials on the rumours on their participation as well.

Now, days before the start of the show, here’s a list of the most probable contestants of Bigg Boss 4:   

Ramya Pandian, 

Shivani Narayanan, 

Rio Raj, 

Super Singer fame Aajeedh, 

Folk singer Vel Murugan, 

Anu Mohan, 

Actor-producer Jithan Ramesh, 

Veteran actress Rekha, 

Actor Suresh, 

Actor Aari, 

Gabriella, 

Sanam Shetty, 

VJ Archana, 

Aranthangi Nisha, 

Balaji Murugadoss, 

Model Somesekar. 

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