Celina Jaitley is making a southward move from Bollywood, having signed her first Kannada movie ‘Shreemati‘. Celina will be playing the lead role opposite Kannada star Upendra.

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It has been reported that the movie is a remake of the hit Bollywood flick Aitraaz, starring Akshay Kumar and Priyanka Chopra. The movie, in turn, was the remake of the Demi Moore starrer Disclosure. Apparently, Celina was offered the role before Priyanka and she turned it down citing the negative shades in the character.

However, Priyanka did the movie and went to receive critical acclamation and a Filmfare award for the role. She is still being remembered for the negative role, which shaped her career. Having lost the chance, Celina is now preparing to emulate the same in the ever-popular Southern movie industry.

Priyanka shot to fame with the movie. Looking back now, Celina doesn’t seem to have any aitraaz doing the Kannada version of the flick. Question: Has Celina been hitting her head and saying ‘Celi’ me!’

Upendra will be acting as well as directing the movie, besides giving the screenplay. Tamil actor Prakash Raj is also playing an important role in the movie.

Meanwhile, Celina had a bad experience recently at the New Delhi International airport when she went in for the security check. Besides the lazy work, the guards also damaged her Blackberry phone and her iPod. Although, Celina was relatively cool thinking that it might be by mistake, the shocker came when the authorities were smiling when she went to complain about the irregularities.

She spoke about the bad incident in the public and that’s when CISF woke up to the facts and investigated the matters.

“Mr. Bannerji, who is the Director General CISF, Delhi, has taken special action that this kind of thing doesn’t happen again. In fact action has also been taken against the jawans present on the day of the incident. Even Mumbai has acted quickly on this matter with Mr. Sanjay Prakash, CISF Chief, Mumbai taking special measures.”

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