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Milind Gunaji bags H'wood gig

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Tuesday, September 05, 2006
Mumbai (UNI): Bollywood actor Milind Gunaji, known for his performances in films like Sanjay Leela Bhansali's glossy extravaganza Devdas and Priyadarshan's Phir Hera Pheri, has taken a plunge into Hollywood by signing three projects. Speaking to UNI, his brother Pralhad Gunaji, said, ''Milind has been signed by Walk Tall Production, Birmingham, for 'Veiled Existence' for which shooting will start in September end and will be completed in a month. Milind is among the three main lead actors,'' he added. ''The second film is Hollywood director Roland Jofee's film named Singularity for which only two Indian actors have been cast. Milind stars opposite none other than Aishwarya Rai. The story is based on Indian history and will be shot in India. The third is an Indo-French production of 'Fusion Features' called 'Rasleela' directed by Saratchandra.''

Says Pralhad Gunaji, ''Not many people know that Milind who has done 50 films so far from 'Fareb' to Phir Hera Pheri is a mechanical engineer by profession. He has been in this industry for a decade. Milind is a multi-faceted personality. He has been a model, has done serials on Zee and ETV, has acted in Hindi as well as Marathi films, is an author, a poet and a photographer too.'' Milind started his career as a model for Digjam suiting. He has done major roles in Hindi and Marathi serials such as Kalpant, Drohkal, Parchiyan. His current serials are 'Bhatkanti' on Zee TV and Travel show on International Travel on ETV. Milind has written four books out of which one is in English. His first book 'Mazi Mulukhgiri' is in its tenth edition. 'Bhatkanti' is in fifth edition. 'Chanderi Bhatkanti' was released by superstar Amitabh Bachchan which received an award given by Prabhakar Panishikar, a famous Marathi actor. Milind's fifth book Mysterious Places in Maharashtra will release soon.

He is also a well known photographer with 3 major exhibitions to his credit. Says Pralhad Gunaji, "His latest Marathi films are Bapu Bhiru Vategaonkar, Sari Var Sari which were successes and he has completed another film Shambhu Maza Navsacha which will be released by Diwali. In Hindi, his current films are a DVD titled Gas Station, Sunami by Naim Khan. Milind is also doing a cameo in The Murderer with Mimmo and Ashutosh Rana.



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