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Mrinalini is Emraan's 'Maahiya'

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 • Tamil Comments

While the To Phir Aao number from Awarapan is creating waves already, quite clearly the Annie-rendered Maahiya has emerged as the hot favourite among Bollywood buffs.

The wait for the video of Maahiya is on with bated breath but we can exclusively reveal that it has reportedly been picturised not on Shriya Saran, but on the sizzling 27-year old model Mrinalini Sharma, who plays Emraan's contemporary love interest in Awarapan.

While Awarapan marks Mrinalini's feature film debut, many will remember that she played the sexy nightclub girl opposite Ajay Devgan in the song Aao Ji Babu in Prakash Jha's Apaharan.

Reported earlier, so impressed is Mahesh Bhatt with Mrinalini that he is said to have snapped her up for a three-film deal for the Bhatt camp.

Shaad Randhawa fooled on the sets of AWARAPAN Dara Singh's handsome nephew, Shaad Randhawa has emerged a Mohit Suri favourite. After casting him in his previous film, Woh Lamhe, Mohit has repeated Shaad in a strong supporting role in his forthcoming Awarapan, which hits cinemas on June 29.

Not many know however that Shaad was at the receiving end of everyone's pranks on the sets of Awarapan. It seems Shaad was asked to learn some kung fu moves while shooting for the Tera Mera Rishta remix video in Bangkok. After rigorously practicing for a whole day, he realised that he was made a fool of by choreographer Remo, Mohit and Emraan Hashmi, because kung fu wasn't required for the video!

This is only the tip of the iceberg. Poor Shaad was fooled a second time when he was made to climb high on a rope and practice swinging on it! He was told by action master Abbas Ali Moghul in a pre-climax action scene that he would have to come crashing through a huge window on the set. After he struggled for an hour he was told that it was a prank much to his dismay! When asked, director Mohit Suri laughs, "Shaad is a sincere actor and takes his work rather seriously. This trait leaves him vulnerable to such pranks. I don't think he'll fall prey to our mischief again!"

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