Heard first narration of 'Jeeva' with Vishal: Vishnu Actor Vishnu, who is awaiting the release of forthcoming Tamil
sports-drama "Jeeva", says he heard the first narration of the film
with actor Vishal Krishna Reddy, who will be distributing it under his
home banner Vishal Film Factory.
"Jeeva", which is directed by Suseenthiran, releasesGreat deal to work in Dhanush's film: Meenakshi Actress Meenakshi Sarkar, who is returning to Tamil films with
Dhanush-starrer "Soodhadi", says it's a "great deal" to work with a
talented artist like him.
Meenakshi was last seen in 2010 Tamil film "Agam Puram".
"I may not be playing Dhanush's pair in the film, but it still is a
gLove to experiment with anti-hero roles: Srikanth Actor Meka Srikanth, who will next be seen in Telugu family drama
"Govindudu Andarivadele", says he doesn't mind taking up anti-hero
roles as it gives him an opportunity to "experiment" with his career.
"I have played characters with negative shades in the past and I don't
mind playingAlmost half of 'Madras' shot at night: Cinematographer Cinematographer G. Murali says he shot nearly half of Karthi-starrer
forthcoming Tamil action-drama "Madras" at night using natural sources
of light in real locations.
"We must have shot about 40 percent of the film or even more at night.
Some places become quiet around 10 p.m. But the pWorking with Rahman again a rare privilege: Vedhika Kumar Southern actress Vedhika Kumar considers working with Oscar-winning
composer A.R. Rahman for the second time in upcoming Tamil drama
"Kaaviya Thalaivan" a "rare privilege" as everybody longs for one
opportunity to work with the maestro.
"I have worked with Rahman sir previously in "SakkaKamal Haasan motivates young actors in 'Uttama Villain' Actor-filmmaker Ramesh Aravind says that Kamal Haasan's association
with the upcoming Tamil drama "Uttama Villain" motivated all the young
actors who are part of the film to work with even more seriousness.
"Uttama Villain", directed by Aravind, features current crop of actors
such as PoRanjith's work as signboard artist inspired 'Madras' Director P. Ranjith says his brief stint as a signboard artist inspired
him to write the story of "Madras", which releases in cinemas Friday.
The Tamil film presents the story of two groups fighting for the
ownership of a wall.
"I'm a student of College of Fine Arts. I've worked for aTheyyam in 'Uttama Villain' not copied: Ramesh Aravind Actor-filmmaker Ramesh Aravind says the 1,000-year-old art form called
Theyyam used in his upcoming Tamil directorial "Uttama Villain" has
only been used with certain liberties and not been copied.
Theyyam is a traditional ritual art form of worship popular in Kerala.
"I want to set thE.Niwas to launch Anushka Shetty in Bollywood? Filmmaker E.Niwas, who last directed "Aman Ki Asha", now plans to
launch southern actress Anushka Shetty in Bollywood with his next film,
"I have narrated the script to Anushka and she has liked it, but it's
in a very initial stage right now. Neither we have confirmedBollywood was not very welcoming: Sonali Raut Model-turned-actress Sonali Raut, who has entered reality show "Bigg
Boss 8" in a bid to get "visibility", says her Bollywood debut with
"The Xpose" didn't get her the recognition she had hoped for.
Sonali played a sensuous grey character in the film.
"Very frankly, Bollywood was not verHansal Mehta's next a women-centric film? If all goes as planned, Hansal Mehta who last directed "Citylights",
will next wield the megaphone for a women-centric film.
A source close to the director said: "Hansal doesn't like to talk about
his projects in their initial stage, but yes, if things go well, his
next will be a women-Shashi Kapoor stable, likely to be discharged soon Yesteryear's heartthrob Shashi Kapoor's condition is stable and he is
likely to be discharged soon, said a source fromt he hospital.
"He is stable and he will be discharged in a day or two," the source
told IANS while updating the 76-year-old's health condition.
He hospitalised Sep 21Salim-Sulaiman, Farhan to collaborate over 'Chhulein aasman' Composers Salim and Sulaiman Merchant have collaborated with
actor-filmmaker and singer Farhan Akhtar for their single "Chhulein
aasman" as part of an initiative to increase internet literacy among
women in the country.
The song is part of a joint initiative called ReachForTheSky - byMars mission 'massive achievement', says B-Town India Wednesday created space history by becoming the first country in
the world to enter Mars' orbit in its maiden attempt. Expressing their
joy, Bollywood stars say that it is a "historic" moment for all
India's Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) sped over 650 million km through
dRegret not getting musical roles in films: Annu Kapoor Annu Kapoor is a name that has become synonymous with the musical game
show "Antakshari". And the National Award winning actor "feels sad" not
being offered roles that involve music.
"I will always feel sad for not doing a role which encompasses music,
like a music teacher," Annu told IArya to use 'Bigg Boss' for new phase as author Actor-politician Raj Babbar's son Arya has joined the celebrity
bandwagon on "Bigg Boss 8" and one of his key motives is to expand the
MARKET for a book he has authored, via the reality show. He's also
confident of winning the show.
What brought him to "Bigg Boss?
"The MONEY , of co'Daawat..', 'Khoobsurat' underperform at box office "Daawat-e-Ishq" has minted more than "Khoobsurat" in the past four
days, but they didn't meet the expectations of the audience, says an
Anil Kapoor and his daughter Rhea had joined hands with Walt Disney
Studios to co-produce "Khoobsurat", a remake of the 1980 Rekha starrer
"Richa Chadha to romance Saif onscreen? Actress Richa Chadha will reportedly star in "Mr. Chaalu" along with
Saif Ali Khan and Kangana Ranaut.
The "Fukrey" actress will be seen as an urban Mumbai girl and is the
second lead in the movie to be directed by Reema Kagti and produced by
"Richa has been sigAryan Rajesh turns producer for brother Actor Aryan Rajesh has donned the producer's hat for Telugu film
"Bandipotu", which stars his brother Allari Naresh.
The film will be launched here June 10 on the occasion of the birth
anniversary of late producer E.V.V. Satyanarayana.
"It will be an out and out comedy entertainer akin tPraveen Sataru's next about Pullela Gopichand Filmmaker Praveen Sataru will soon direct a yet-untitled Telugu film
on the life of Indian badminton champion Pullela Gopichand. Actor
Sudheer Babu, who is a professional badminton player, will reprise
Gopichand on screen.
"I'm busy with the film's script and as soon as I complete it, weDasari bags Telugu remake rights of 'Manjapai' Ace filmmaker Dasari Narayana Rao has acquired the Telugu remake rights
of Tamil comedy drama "Manjapai", which is currently going strong at
the box office. The cast and crew is yet to be finalised.
Directed by N. Raghavan, "Manjapai" explores the relationship between a
grandfather and hProject with Mani Ratnam still on: Mahesh Babu Superstar Mahesh Babu has clarified that he has not walked out of
filmmaker Mani Ratnam's yet-untitled upcoming Tamil-Telugu bilingual.
He says the dates are being worked out and they plan to start shooting
"Mani Ratnam project is very much on. Since I'm busy with multiple
projeSunny Leone ready for comparisons with Sherlyn Chopra Indo-Canadian adult film actress Sunny Leone, who is set to host the
seventh season of "MTV Splitsvilla", is ready for comparisons with last
year's host Sherlyn Chopra.
However, the "Ragini MMS 2" actress says that comparisons don't worry
"The comparison is a natural thing, thoseWhen Arya's feedback mattered most to his brother Actor Sathya, who is awaiting the release of Tamil romantic-drama
"Amarakaaviyam", says that when his actor-brother Arya recently watched
his film in a private screening, he patiently waited for his feedback
as it mattered to him the most.
"I was away from the country when Arya saw the fNot selling IPL stake or settling in US: Preity Zinta Actress Preity Zinta has slammed media speculation that she's selling
off her stake in the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kings XI
Punjab, which she co-owns with former beau and industrialist Ness
Wadia; and that she is planning to settle in US. She has asked people
not to believeShot for over two months in forests: 'Netru Indru' director Director Padma Magan of Tamil action-thriller "Netru Indru", which
releases Friday, says that his crew struggled for over two months in
the dense forests of Tamil Nadu and Kerala to shoot the movie.
"We spent about 65 days in the dense forests around the border of Tamil
Nadu and Kerala.Mahesh Babu calls Akhil the next superstar Superstar Mahesh Babu, who recently watched the Akkineni family's
Telugu family drama "Manam", is all praise for the cameo by debutant
Akkineni Akhil, son of actor Akkineni Nagarjuna.
Akhil's cameo was raved by critics and audiences alike. "Manam" also
features late legendary Telugu actoIllayaraja plants sapling on his birthday Music maestro Illayaraja, who turned 71 Monday, planted the first of
the 71,001 saplings that members of his fan club are to plant across
the state on the occasion of his birthday here.
"Raja sir planted the first sapling on his birthday. His fans will
plant the rest of the 71,000 saplin'Yamaleela 2' high on visual effects: Krishna Reddy Filmmaker S.V. Krishna Reddy, who is busy with upcoming Tamil
mythological-comedy "Yamaleela 2", says its computer generated imagery
(CGI) will make it a visual treat for the audiences.
"We are making sure that 'Yamaleela 2' looks a lot better. We couldn't
afford to use CGI back then andFilm on legendary actor NTR in the offing A Telugu film titled "Mahaganudu", which is in the offing, will be
based on the life of late legendary Telugu actor Nandamuri Taraka Rama
Rao (NTR). The funds from this film will be donated for the development
of the new capital of Andhra Pradesh post-bifurcation.
"We are adapting the liKannada remake of 'Mirchi' strikes gold Kiccha Sudeep-starrer "Maanikya", the Kannada remake of recent Telugu
blockbuster "Mirchi", has minted Rs.14 crore on its opening weekend.
The movie released May 1 in the state. It is expected to register the
highest first week opening in the language in recent times, predicts a
trade anPawan Kumar: Pay only if you like content Filmmaker Pawan Kumar, who rose to prominence with his
Kannada independent film "Lucia", is testing the waters with an
alternative distribution system where the audience will pay for a film
only if they like the content.
"How do we know if what we are paying for is worth the money? As anSay 'no' to dubbing, rues Kannada film industry Under the tutelage of leading actors such as Shivrajkumar and Kiccha
Sudeep and activist Vatal Nagaraj, the Kannada film industry staged a
rally here against the release of dubbed films in the state.
"By releasing other language films and serials dubbed in Kannada, we are
sidelining theKannada actor Raghavendra recovering from blood clot Kannada actor-producer Raghavendra Rajkumar is recuperating in a private
hospital here after emergent surgery conducted to remove a blood clot in
his brain, a hospital spokesman said Thursday.
"The actor is responding to treatment and feeling better than yesterday
(Wednesday - when theKamal Haasan writing script for Ramesh Aravind's movie Kannada actor-director Ramesh Aravind, who is directing "Uthama Villain",
says that Kamal Haasan is not only playing the lead, but also writing the
script of his movie.
The film will go on floors in November.
"The current working title is 'Uthama Villain', we are working on the
scriVaralaxmi Sarathkumar for Kannada remake of 'Mirchi' Tamil actress Varalaxmi Sarathkumar has been roped in to pair with
superstar Kiccha Sudeep in the untitled Kannada remake of Telugu
blockbuster "Mirchi", which went on floors recently.
"We have roped in Varalaxmi to play one of the heroines in the film. We
are on the lookout for the resRamya, Karnataka's first actress in Lok Sabha Ramya, who was Saturday elected to Lok Sabha from Mandya constituency in
Karnataka, is the first female actor from the state to enter parliament.
Fielded by the ruling Congress, she defeated C.S. Puttaraju of Janata
Dal-Secular in the bypoll held Aug 21. Mandya is about 80 kms from
BangCongress fields actress Ramya for Karnataka LS bypoll Popular Kannada film actor Ramya Saturday filed nomination papers as the
Congress candidate for the Aug 21 bypoll to Mandya Lok Sabha seat from
She is pitted against former legislator C. S. Puttaraju of Janata
Dal-Secular (JD-S), who filed his papers Friday. Mandya is about 8Sai Kumar wants to continue 'Police Story' franchise His unforgettable role as police officer Agni in Kannada action-drama
"Police Story" catapulted him to star status, and now southern actor Sai
Kumar Pudipeddi, is keen to begin work on the third part in the series.
"I've been thinking of starting work on 'Police Story 3', but nothing hasYoung Kannada actor Hemanth dead Kannada actor Hemanth, seen in his debut film "Nenapinangala", died of a
heart attack at a private hospital here Wednesday, a family friend said.
He was 27.
"He complained of chest pain last evening when he was working out in a
gym. He was rushed to M.S. Ramaiah Hospital where he underw