Thursday, April 15, 2010

Ajmal starring in Latin American movie - DENOVA

Actor Ajmal, who catapulted to fame playing the role of an anti-hero in Tamil movie �Anjathey, is quite upbeat after finishing shooting for an �international� film, his first. �Denova�, which essentially means �Ultimate Truth�, is directed by a Dubai-based ad filmmaker Swabri, the actor said. �It is basically a kind of a Latin American movie and the story is about a nuclear family, how a tragedy strikes it and how it overcomes it, he told PTI. Ajmal plays different roles -- that of a person from the mid-twenties to late and early-thirties. The character evolves through the different phases and his surmounting the ordeal forms part of the story. �It has a spiritual angle too.� The 90-minute English film has Mumbai-based Auroshika, who is busy now doing Nagesh Kukunoor�s film, as heroine, he said. It is meant for a select audience and the producer is focusing on releasing it initially at festivals like Cannes, and later at multiplexes, he said. The film will be released in different languages, including Hindi, Arabic, Persian and Iranian, the doctor-turned-model-turned-actor said. The project landed in his lap quite unexpectedly. Swabri had seen his photos and invited him over. That was how he got the chance. The film was shot in Dubai and Kerala, said Ajmal, who received the Filmfare award for the best actor in a supporting role (Tamil) for his performance in �Anjathey� released in 2008. Ajmal is also looking forward to the Venkat-directed �Kathirvel�s� release in April-June, in which he plays the part of a thief. Sunaiana is the heroine. He is now busy with the shooting of �KO� directed by K V Anand. There are two main characters in the movie. �One is Jivaa and the other is me,� he said, without elaborating. Another project is �Karuppanpatti� by debutant director Prabhu, an associate of ace filmmaker Shankar. They are on the lookout for a heroine. Ajmal enacts a double role in the period (70s) movie -- that of a father and son. Ajmal is also game for comedy roles. His first -- Thiru Thiru Thuru Thuru -- by debutante director J S Nandhini released late last year, drew widespread appreciation from fans. The actor, who made his film debut in the 2007 Malayalam movie �Pranayakalam�, said he is happy doing projects in the Tamil film industry. �I am sticking to Kollywood (as the Tamil film industry is popularly known) right now,� he added. For someone who has put on hold his medical profession to pursue a career in films,Ajmal has come a long way

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