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Meet Ram Gopal Varma's latest muse

After Urmila Matondkar, Nisha Kothari, Antara Mali and Jiah Khan, the filmmaker has apparently discovered somebody new. For his Amitabh Bachchan starrer Department, he has signed on...

bollywood Updated: Nov 03, 2011 18:59 IST

"The filmmaker, after Urmila Matondkar, Antara Mali, Nisha Kothari and Jiah Khan, seems to have found his latest muse in the form of actress Madhu Shalini, who will be launched in his next film Department," reports Kunal M Shah of Mumbai Mirror.

"Ram Gopal Varma was introduced to Madhu Shalini by his old friend Puri Jagannath, during the shoot of Bbuddah Hoga Tera Baap. At the time, Ramu was busy with his film Not A Love Story. He was also busy locking his next venture Department then. Ramu immediately signed her on for the film he is co-producing with Sanjay Dutt. Ramu and Madhu have come closer since then," Shah quotes a source.

"Madhu is now Ramu's latest muse. He is leaving no stone unturned to present the actress in the best possible way in Department. In fact, Ramu will be shooting a big budget song titled Thodi Si with her in Mumbai's Mehboob Studios soon. He will apparently be spending Rs 1 crore on that single song. It's surprising since RGV had earlier made his film Not A Love Story in a budget of Rs 80 lakh," the source tells Shah.

Madhu Shalini is an actor from the Telugu film industry. She has worked in a couple of Tamil films as well. Her debut Andarivaadu did not do too well at the box office. She found success with her second venture Na Pranam Kaante Ekkavu. Department will be her Bollywood debut vehicle.

First Published: Nov 03, 2011 18:07 IST