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19-Feb-2017 Chennai

Divyadarshini performed with ease, confidence : Dhanush

Actor Dhanush on Sunday said he enjoyed working with television anchor-turned-actress Divyadarshini for his upcoming Tamil directorial debut "Power Paandi". He said she performed with ease and confidence."Filmed Divyadarshini cameo in ‘Power Paandi'. She performed...

19-Feb-2017 Chennai

Rana Daggubati grateful for completing seven years as actor

Actor Rana Daggubati, basking in the success of his latest release "Ghazi", on Sunday thanked everybody for their love and support as he completes seven years in the film industry.Having made his acting debut with Sekhar Kammula's 2010 Telugu political drama...

19-Feb-2017 Chennai

Sivakarthikeyan in talks with director Kongara for a project

Actor Sivakarthikeyan and "Saala Khadoos" director Sudha Kongara are reportedly in talks for a yet-untitled Tamil project."They have just initiated talks and it's too early to even say certainly that they will be working together. We should get some clarity...

18-Feb-2017 Thiruvananthapuram/Kochi

Malayalam actress kidnapped, released; driver arrested

Popular Malayalam film actress Bhavana was abducted for a while on her way from Thrissur to Kochi on Friday night by some people, who reportedly took pictures of her to blackmail her, police said on Saturday.Her former driver is a suspect in the case and has...

18-Feb-2017

Ghazi': War like you've never seen before

Breaking away from everything Telugu cinema is accustomed to, debutant Sankalp Reddy's "Ghazi" shines as it truly offers a cinematic experience and it's easily the most engaging film from the industry in recent times. It takes the story of a few unsung heroes...

18-Feb-2017

'The Ghazi Attack': Well-intended war saga

A bigger mystery than the sinking of the submarine during the 1971 India and Pakistan war that this film so bravely recreates, is Rana Daggubati's one single immovable expression that he has been holding steadfast on his impressive face ever since he graced...

18-Feb-2017 Chennai

Allu Arjun plays cook in 'Duvvada Jagannadham'?

The first look poster of Allu Arjun and Pooja Hegde starrer Telugu film "Duvvada Jagannadham" was unveiled on Saturday and going by it, it seems he plays a Brahmin cook in the film.The poster features Arjun riding a scooter with vegetables on the pillion.Sporting...

18-Feb-2017 Chennai

Arvind Swami to shed weight for 'Vanangamudi'

Actor Arvind Swami, who will be seen as a police officer in upcoming Tamil action thriller "Vanangamudi", is working out to shed some weight for the role, a source said."He is expected to look leaner and fitter. He had beefed up for his last film 'Bogan',...

18-Feb-2017 Chennai

Actor Siddharth miffed with Tamil Nadu's political scenario

Southern actor Siddharth on Saturday questioned how long Tamil Nadu will be suffering due to zero conscience leadership, as the state is caught in a tug-of-war for the Chief Minister's throne."Is there any hope left for Tamil Nadu or are we destined to see only...

18-Feb-2017 Chennai

Sai Dharam Tej's 'Winner' to release on February 24

Actor Sai Dharam Tej's forthcoming Telugu action-drama "Winner", which also stars Rakul Preet Singh, will hit the screens worldwide on February 24, the makers have announced.On Friday, the film was cleared by Central Board of Film Certification with U/A, and...

17-Feb-2017 Chennai

Personally getting involved to release 'Vishwaroopam 2': Kamal Haasan

Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan on Friday said he is getting personally involved in clearing the path for the release of "Vishwaroopam 2", the much-anticipated second part in the "Vishwaroopam" franchise."For all looking forward to 'Vishwaroopam 2', I'm personally getting...

17-Feb-2017 Chennai

'Pellichoopulu' success has helped 'Arjun Reddy' gain attention

The runaway success of Vijay Deverakonda starrer Telugu indie comedy "Pellichoopulu" has helped the actor's upcoming release "Arjun Reddy" gain a lot of attention, its director Sandeep Vanga said.Talking about the positive impact of "Pellichoopulu" on his...

17-Feb-2017 Chennai

Kamal Haasan's 'Sabash Naidu' not shelved

Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan's trilingual comedy "Sabash Naidu", which came to an abrupt halt last July after the 62-year old star slipped and fractured his leg, has not been shelved.The film, a spin-off of the popular character Balram Naidu from Haasan's 2010 Tamil...

17-Feb-2017 Chennai

'Vaishakam' a different take on contemporary love story : B. Jaya

Director B. Jaya says her upcoming Telugu romantic-drama "Vaishakam", which stars Harish and Avantika Mishra in the lead, will offer a different take on a regular love story."Even though this is a love story, there's something hatke about it in its presentation....

17-Feb-2017 Chennai

'Sasikala' biopic will be unimaginably shocking : Ram Gopal Varma

Maverick filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma, popularly known as RGV, on Friday said his upcoming multilingual biopic on late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa's close aide V.K Sasikala will be "unimaginably shocking".Sasikala is currently serving a four-year jail...

16-Feb-2017 Chennai

Ajith most humble, caring human being : Vivek Oberoi

Actor Vivek Oberoi, who is sharing screen space with Ajith Kumar in upcoming Tamil actioner "Vivegam", says he finds his co-star to be very humble and caring. He is enjoying being pampered on the sets of the film."Ajith Anna (elder brother) is the most humble,...

16-Feb-2017 Chennai

'Ghazi' digital rights snapped for Rs 12.5 crore?

The digital rights of Rana Daggubati starrer "Ghazi", including in Telugu, Hindi and Tamil, has been snapped for a whopping Rs 12.5 crore by Amazon Prime, an informed source said.The source from the industry told IANS: "The digital rights of 'Ghazi' in three...

16-Feb-2017 Chennai

Naga Chaitanya set for Tamil debut

Telugu actor Naga Chaitanya will team up with director Karthick Naren for upcoming Tamil horror thriller "Naragasooran", marking his debut in the Tamil industry."Naga Chaitanya is on board. It's going to be a dual hero subject and the team is in talks with...

16-Feb-2017 Chennai

Niharika to team up with Vijay Sethupathi in Tamil debut

Actor Chiranjeevi's niece Niharika Konidela, who made her acting debut last year with Telugu romantic drama "Oka Manasu", will be paired with Vijay Sethupathi in her yet-untitled Tamil maiden project."The talks were going on for a long time. It was just recently...

15-Feb-2017 Mumbai

Rana Daggubati urges government to acknowledge unsung heroes

Actor Rana Daggubati, who has written a letter to President Pranab Mukherjee drawing attention to the need to acknowledge the country's unsung heroes, says civilians need to know about tales of bravery.Rana's forthcoming film "The Ghazi Attack" features him...

15-Feb-2017 Chennai

Nagarjuna as mentalist in 'Raju Gari Gadhi 2'

After playing an ardent devotee of Lord Balaji in his Telugu release "Om Namo Venkatesaya", actor Akkineni Nagarjuna will be playing a mentalist in horror-thriller "Raju Gari Gadhi 2"."His character has been designed in such a way that it will be a treat for...

15-Feb-2017 Chennai

Parthiepan not playing the antagonist in 'Dhruva Natchathiram'

Actor-filmmaker R. Parthiepan has landed an important role in filmmaker Gautham Vasudev Menon's upcoming Tamil spy thriller "Dhruva Natchathiram". However, he won't be playing an antagonist."He has been signed on for an important role. The rumours that he plays the...

15-Feb-2017 Chennai

'Singam 4' is on the cards : Suriya

Actor Suriya has confirmed he will reunite with director Hari for the fourth instalment in the "Singam" franchise, but the process will take time.Suriya's "Si3", the third instalment in the "Singam" franchise, released last week.At the success meet of "Si3",...

15-Feb-2017 Mumbai

SRK not part of 'Baahubali : The Conclusion'

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan will not be a part of "Baahubali: The Conclusion", the film's makers have said.According to reports, Shah Rukh had been roped in to play a cameo in the S.S. Rajamouli directorial."We would have loved to have SRK in our movie!...

13-Feb-2017 Chennai

Speaking at Harvard 'unforgettable' : R. Madhavan

Actor R. Madhavan on Monday said speaking at the 14th edition of the India Conference at Harvard, one of the largest student-run conferences with a focus on India in the US, was unforgettable.Other popular Indian personalities who spoke at the conference included...

13-Feb-2017 Chennai

I've luxury of healthy body, great job, amazing family : Ileana D'Cruz

Actress Ileana D'Cruz, last seen on the big screen in Akshay Kumar-starrer "Rustom", says she is most thankful to her family for her successful life.Ileana wrote on her Instagram page on Monday: "Although work keeps me away from them, I'm thankful for a beautiful...

13-Feb-2017 Chennai

Prabhas's next a Rs 150 crore trilingual film

Actor Prabhas's next yet-untitled trilingual project, which was officially launched on Monday, will be made on a budget of Rs 150 crore, the makers said.In a statement, the makers said the film will be simultaneously made in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi.To be directed...

13-Feb-2017 Chennai

Suriya lends voice for 'Ghazi' for free

Actor Suriya didn't take money for lending his voice for the Tamil version of forthcoming multi-lingual war drama "Ghazi", a lesser known story about the mysterious sinking of PNS Ghazi submarine during the India-Pakistan 1971 war."Suriya's voice-over comes...

13-Feb-2017 Chennai

Amy Jackson to resume shoot for '2.o'

Actress Amy Jackson on Monday said she is set to rejoin the shoot of superstar Rajinikanth's upcoming Tamil science-fiction action-thriller "2.o", a sequel to 2010 Tamil blockbuster "Enthiran"."Thanks Kerala! Next stop Chennai for '2.o' shoot," Amy tweeted on...

12-Feb-2017

'Si3': Suriya's Singam act falls abysmally short

Don't let the agitated agile ambience of unlimited energy fool you. This is a work of illimitable laziness. The writing is slothful, so much so that it often as though the script is a pretext for the fights. The direction is a muddle of rapidly moving shots...

12-Feb-2017 Chennai

Ravi Kishan, R.K. Suresh to lock horns with Vikram

Actors Ravi Kishan and R.K. Suresh -- best known for playing negative roles on the big screen -- will lock horns with Vikram in his yet-untitled Tamil outing, which went on floors earlier this week."Both Ravi and Suresh will be seen playing the antagonists....

12-Feb-2017 Chennai

Suriya very cooperative as producer : Bramma

National Award winning director Bramma says working with Suriya, who has produced his upcoming Tamil drama "Magalir Mattum", has been wonderful because he is very cooperative."Unlike regular producers, he doesn't micro-manage and is very kind enough to support...

12-Feb-2017 Chennai

Naga Shourya forays into production with his next

Actor Naga Shourya, best known for Telugu films such as "Oohalu Gusagusalade" and "Kalyana Vaibhogame", is trying his luck as a producer for his next yet-untitled Telugu project.The film will be jointly produced with his father Shankar Prasad.A source close...

11-Feb-2017 Chennai

Would love to again work with Nani : Trinadha Rao

Director Trinadha Rao Nakkina says he wouldn't miss a second opportunity to work with actor Nani, with whom he had recently collaborated for Telugu romantic-comedy "Nenu Local".Buoyed by the success of the film, Rao told IANS: "I'm relieved that the film has...

09-Feb-2017 Chennai

Harshavardhan, Sudheer team up for bilingual film

Writer-director Harshavardhan and "Baaghi" fame Sudheer Babu are teaming up for a yet-untitled Telugu-Hindi bilingual project, which will go on the floors from May."It's going to be a project that will be completely shot abroad and it will be a period drama to be made...

09-Feb-2017 Chennai

Karthick's next to feature stars from three states

Director Karthick Naren, who caught attention with Tamil whodunit thriller "Dhuruvangal 16", has almost finalised the cast for his second directorial. He says the film will feature stars from three southern industries."Almost finalised the leads of 'Naragasooran'....

09-Feb-2017 Chennai

Choose CM democratically : Arvind Swami

Actor Arvind Swami on Thursday said the people of Tamil Nadu have a right to choose their Chief Minister in a democratic manner."Please contact your MLA, local party representative and tell them to represent your wishes on the choice of the CM, democratically....

08-Feb-2017 Chennai

Blessed to be part of 'Om Namo Venkatesaya': Nagarjuna

Actor Akkineni Nagarjuna on Wednesday said he is blessed to be part of Raghavendra Rao-directed Telugu devotional drama "Om Namo Venkatesaya", which releases in cinemas on Friday."'Om Namo Venkatesaya' will weave magic in your hearts. I am blessed to be part...

08-Feb-2017 Chennai

RGV, Nagarjuna get nostalgic over 'Siva'

Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma and actor Akkineni Nagarjuna, who gave the path-breaking 1989 Telugu crime thriller "Siva", got nostalgic when the director shared a rare picture from the film's sets.Sharing an old picture from the film's shoot, Varma tweeted: "Me with...

08-Feb-2017 Chennai

People's love won against tyranny : Kamal on 'Vishwaroopam'

Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan on Wednesday recalled how the love of people helped him fight against tyranny during the release of his controversial Tamil-Hindi bilingual spy thriller "Vishwaroopam".Tuesday marked four years since the release of "Vishwaroopam", which...

08-Feb-2017 Chennai

'Ekkadiki Pothavu Chinnavada' Tamil, Hindi remake on cards

Director Vi Anand has confirmed that the Tamil and Hindi remakes of his Telugu hit "Ekkadiki Pothavu Chinnavada" are in the offing.He also said he was keen to foray into Bollywood with the remake."The Hindi remake plans are currently in the discussion stage....

08-Feb-2017 Chennai

Paoli Dam set for Tamil film debut

Popular Bengali actress Paoli Dam, best known for her performance in Vivek Agnihotri's "Hate Story", has been signed on as one of the leading ladies in an upcoming yet-untitled Tamil project.The film is to be directed by Hashim Marikar.In a statement, the makers...

07-Feb-2017 Mumbai

'The Ghazi Attack' a tribute to the Navy: Rana Daggubati

Rana Daggubati who will be seen in upcoming flick 'The Ghazi Attack', said the film was a tribute to the Indian Navy.The film is based on true events from the 1971 war, when Pakistani submarine Ghazi attempted to destroy the Indian aircraft carrier, INS Vikrant.At...

07-Feb-2017 Chennai

Missed sunlight while shooting for 'Ghazi' : Rana Daggubati

Actor Rana Daggubati says he missed sunlight while shooting 18 days non-stop underwater for upcoming Telugu-Hindi war-at-sea drama "Ghazi", based on the mysterious sinking of PNS Ghazi submarine during the 1971 war between India and Pakistan."At the end of...

07-Feb-2017 Chennai

Thrilled to team up with Vikram : Tamannaah Bhatia

Actress Tamannaah Bhatia, who has an interesting line-up of films in her kitty this year, is very excited to team up with actor Vikram for the first time in an upcoming yet-untitled Tamil actioner."I'm thrilled to be finally joining hands with Vikram. Although...

07-Feb-2017 Chennai

Allu Arjun's 'DJ' teaser to be out for Maha Shivaratri

The first teaser of Allu Arjun-starrer Telugu action-drama "Duvvada Jagannadham" aka "DJ" will be released to co-incide with Maha Shivaratri later this month, a source said."The makers are planning to release the teaser on February 24 to coincide with Maha...

07-Feb-2017 Chennai

Naga Chaitanya's first film after engagement launched

Actor Naga Chaitanya's first film after his engagement to actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu last week, was launched on Tuesday. The yet-untitled Telugu project also stars Lavanya Tripathi.Sharing the news on his Twitter page, he wrote: "Naga Chaitanya 14 is a go....

06-Feb-2017 Chennai

Don't want to restrict myself to certain roles : Sshivada Nair

Actress Sshivada Nair has stunned critics and audiences alike in a negative role in her latest Tamil release "Adhe Kangal". She says she doesn't want to get typecast in any way, and would like to experiment.Buoyed by the response she has received so far for...

06-Feb-2017 Chennai

Jayam Ravi stuns as Tarzan-like avatar in 'Vanamagan'

In the first look poster of upcoming Tamil action thriller "Vanamagan", actor Jayam Ravi has caught the attention of everybody with a Tarzan-like avatar and sporting a completely lean look.The poster was unveiled on Monday, and Ravi wrote on his Twitter...

06-Feb-2017 Chennai

'Magalir Mattum' dosa campaign goes viral

The 'Dosa with Love' campaign from upcoming Tamil drama "Magalir Mattum", which stars Jyothika, Bhanupriya, Urvashi and Saranya Ponvannan in the lead, has gone viral on social media.The campaign was popularised by the film's teaser, which was released over...

06-Feb-2017 Hyderabad

Ravi Teja's 'Raja The Great' launched

Actor Ravi Teja's upcoming Telugu action comedy "Raja The Great" was officially launched here on Monday.It's after nearly a year-and-a-half that Ravi Teja has signed a new project.Actor Nandamuri Kalyan Ram, who attended the event as a special guest, canned...

06-Feb-2017 Chennai

Vijay Antony has grown confident as actor : Jeeva Shankar

Director Jeeva Shankar says Vijay Antony, with whom he has collaborated for the second time in upcoming Tamil political thriller "Yaman", has grown confident as an actor since their 2012 first Tamil outing "Naan"."On the sets of 'Naan', he had too many things...

05-Feb-2017 Chennai

Spiritualism gives you power : Rajinikanth

Superstar Rajinikanth, who is busy shooting for upcoming Tamil science-fiction action thriller "2.o", believes he's a spiritualist more than an actor. He says he will place spiritualism above fame, money and name because spiritual power is unmatchable."I would...

05-Feb-2017 Chennai

Actor Srinivas all set for Tamil debut

Actor Narra Srinivas, best known for his comic performance in Pawan Kalyan-starrer Telugu actioner "Gabbar Singh", will be making his Tamil debut with upcoming action-thriller "Dheeran: Adhigaaram Ondrua.A source close to the actor told IANS: "The makers finalised...

05-Feb-2017 Chennai

Gopichand's stunning makeover for 'Gautham Nanda'

Actor Gopichand has undergone never-seen-before makeover for his upcoming Telugu actioner "Gautham Nanda", a Sampath Nandi directorial.The film's first look poster was released earlier this week and Gopichand's stylish avatar was well received."His character...

04-Feb-2017 Chennai

Hollywood make-up artist roped in for NTR's next

Well known international make-up artist Vance Hartwell, popular for his work in films such as "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy and "Shutter Island", has been roped in by the makers of actor NTR's next yet-untitled Telugu movie.Hartwell has been brought on...

04-Feb-2017 Chennai

Actress Kajal spreads awareness about cancer

Actress Kajal Aggarwal, basking in the success of Telugu actioner "Khaidi No 150", on Saturday said it's every individual's social responsibility to spread awareness about cancer and extend help to those in need.Saturday marks World Cancer Day."In Kakinada for...

04-Feb-2017 Chennai

Honoured to share screen space with Arvind Swami : Daniel Balaji

Actor Daniel Balaji, most popular for playing negative roles in Tamil films such as "Pollathavan" and "Vettaiyaadu Villayadu", says he considers it an honour to share screen space with actor Arvind Swami.They have teamed up for an upcoming yet-untitled Tamil...

04-Feb-2017 Chennai

Hansika denies being part of a remake film

Actress Hansika Motwani on Saturday denied being a part of the yet-untitled Tamil remake of Telugu hit film "Ekkadiki Pothavu Chinnavada".It is also rumoured that the movie will star G.V. Prakash Kumar in the lead.In response to a tweet that claimed Hansika...

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