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Jagan Mohini in Talakona forests

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The shooting schedule of Namitha-starrer Jagan Mohini at Talakona forests in Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh has been completed by the unit, including the lead pair, who camped at the thick forests for five days and extensively shot at various scenic locations. Hearing the arrival of film stars, people of the surrounding villages dashed to the venue to have their glimpse.

The unit will soon take up the next schedule at Vizag, followed by a trip to Andaman and Nicobar islands by September end. The climax will be shot in the picturesque islands of Andaman and Nicobar. The film will be completed by December and is likely to hit the screens in January 2009.

Jagan Mohini is a remake of the yesteryear classic Jagan Mohini (1978), directed by Vitallacharya, in which Narasimha Raju and Jayamalini played the title roles. The current version is being produced by H. Murali and directed by N.K. Viswanathan.

Narasimha Raju, who performed the role of the hero in the old movie, has a part to play in the new version as the father of the hero Raja. Gorgeous Namitha performs the character performed by Jayamalini in the original. After a brief gap, Nila (Meera Chopra in Telugu) is back in Tamil as the second heroine.

Filmmakers claim that the major highlight of the film will be a scene in which glamorous Namitha harvests pearls underwater. It is said that Namitha has been given special training for this particular scene. The music is by maestro Ilayaraja, who probably, for the first time, visited the shooting spot of Jagan Mohini recently at Tirumalai Nayak Palace, where the puja for the film was held.

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