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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Get to know Billa 2 heroine

Director Chakri Toleti, who replaced Vishnuvardhan, recently, wants to ensure that 'Billa 2' gets nothing but the best in each and every aspect.
All speculations can be put to rest, for the leading lady of Billa-2, who will romance Ajith has been officially announced. It is not Anushka or any other existing big heroines, but a new face Huma Qureshi.

Born and brought up in Delhi, Huma now lives in Mumbai and has appeared in several TV commercials of which her ad with Aamir Khan for Samsung mobiles and with Shah Rukh Khan in Nerolac paints got her most recognition.

Says Chakri Toleti, who's signed her up for Billa 2: "The leading lady in Billa 2 has a demanding role, and it was a challenge to find an actor with the right mix of talent, looks and attitude. We searched nationwide, looking at newcomers as well as stars. Huma is a tremendous actor with great range and charisma and we are happy to have her on board."
She will make her Bollywood debut in Anurag Kashyap's Gangs Of Wasseypur (a remake of Sashi Kumar's Tamil hit Subramaniapuram).

"I am delighted to be a part of the legendary Billa Franchise and feel fortunate to debut in the Tamil film industry and get to play a character like this so early in my career. I was bowled over by the role narrated to me for Billa 2 and cannot wait to start work on the film," Huma said in a press release.

Billa, the remake of Amitabh Bachchan's Don, was made in Tamil in 1980 with Rajnikanth playing the title character. It was remade in 2007 with Ajith playing the title role. Billa 2 is not a sequel but a prequel to the 2007 film, and will focus on the journey of how David became Billa.

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