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Tabu in Salman’s next: Guess who may star opposite Salman Khan in his 2013 Id biggie? Tabu!

Sohail Khan has reportedly signed the talented but reclusive actress for Radhe, though it’s still unclear whether Tabu will play Salman’s leading lady. “Tabu is one of my favourite actresses and I was always sure she would have a major part to play in my new film,” said Sohail (who will direct the film). Tabu and Salman have acted in two films together — Biwi No.1 and Hum Saath Saath Hain — but were not paired opposite each other.

Last seen in Life of Pi as Pi’s mother, Tabu also has Bejoy Nambiar’s David coming up in February.

Kamal hits roadblock: Kamal Haasan’s grand plans of releasing his ambitious bilingual film Vishwaroopam have hit a speed-breaker. The actor-producer-director, who was planning to hit both the theatres and the DTH platform today, has now postponed it “indefinitely”, after a reported falling out with exhibitors. A spy thriller with him in the lead role and Shekhar Kapur in a cameo, KH has hailed Vishwaroopam as his “most ambitious project” yet.

The son rises: Varun Dhawan’s dream of being directed by dad David is finally coming true. Ekta Kapoor has signed the father-son duo for her new film, said to be a remake of the Telugu blockbuster Kandireega. Ekta has reportedly shelled out Rs 2 crore to acquire the rights of the Ram-Hansika Motwani-Sonu Sood starrer.

“Ekta loved Varun in (Karan Johar’s) Student of the Year and felt that he has a huge screen presence and a likeable face. When she bought the rights to the film, Varun was the first name that popped into her head,” revealed a source.

The film — which doesn’t have a leading lady yet — is said to be a rom-com and will be David’s first film after the 2011 Ajay Devgn-Sanjay Dutt box-office dud, Rascals.

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