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26-Mar-2017 Chennai

Ram Gopal Varma trashes Pawan Kalyan's film, personal life

Ram Gopal Varma has earned the wrath of actor Pawan Kalyan's fans after the filmmaker went on to criticise the star's latest Telugu outing "Katamarayudu", while also targeting his personal life and family.In a series of late-night tweets on Saturday, Varma...

26-Mar-2017 Chennai

Arvind Swami completes shooting for 'Sathuranga Vettai 2'

Actor Arvind Swami on Sunday said he has completed shooting his portion in upcoming Tamil crime thriller "Sathuranga Vettai 2".The film's shooting has been going in Malaysia over the last couple of weeks."The shooting of SV2 is now complete, for me. Thank...

26-Mar-2017

'Katamarayudu' tells why Pawan Kalyan is known as Power Star

They don't call Pawan Kalyan a 'Power Star' for nothing. Right at the start of his rumbustious new film, he stamps his foot angrily to the ground, the way that minister must have when he got pissed off with the flight purser, and a fleet of rugged cars in...

26-Mar-2017 Chennai

Sudha changed me as actor : Venkatesh

Venkatesh says working with director Sudha Kongara in forthcoming Telugu sports drama "Guru", which is slated for release on March 31, changed him as an actor.A remake of "Saala Khadoos", the film features Venkatesh as a washed-up boxing coach.Talking about the...

25-Mar-2017 Chennai

Prudent about acting as well as business career : Pranitha Subhash

Actress Pranitha Subhash, who successfully juggles her acting as well as business career, says she is very prudent when it comes to both her professions.On Saturday, she announced the opening of her investment venture Bootlegger, a vintage pub's second 7000...

25-Mar-2017 Chennai

Actress Shwetha Srivastav flaunts baby bump

Popular Kannada actress Shwetha Srivastav on Saturday flaunted her baby bump and she was proud of it."My curvy bumpy ride. Baby bump," Shwetha tweeted.She also posted a picture in which she appears to be visibly happy.Shwetha is married to Amith Srivastav and...

25-Mar-2017 Chennai

Ravi Teja in Telugu remake of 'Bogan'

Director Lakshman on Saturday confirmed that actor Ravi Teja will star in the yet-untitled Telugu remake of his latest Tamil outing "Bogan"."It's true guys. Ravi Teja sir in Telugu remake of Bogan," Lakshman tweeted.Ravi Teja, who is busy wrapping up Telugu film...

25-Mar-2017 Chennai

'Pellichoopulu' Tamil remake titled 'Pon Ondru Kanden'

The Tamil remake of last year's Telugu indie hit "Pellichoopulu" has been titled "Pon Ondru Kanden" and it will star Vishnu Vishal and Tamannaah Bhatia in the lead roles, a source said."The title has been finalised as 'Pon Ondru Kanden'. The shooting will...

24-Mar-2017 Chennai

Hamsa Nandini's special cameo in NTR's next film

Actress Hamsa Nandini, most known for her appearances in item songs, has landed a cameo in the upcoming yet-untitled Telugu outing starring Jr. NTR, a source said."Hamsa will be seen playing a supporting character. Although it will be a cameo, the role has some...

24-Mar-2017 Chennai

3 Tamil films to be screened at New York film fest

Three unreleased Tamil films "Merku Thodarchi Maalai", "Oru Kidayin Karunai Mani" and "Sigai" will be screened at the 17th edition of New York Indian Film Festival.The fest will take place from April 30 to May 7.Viewfinder (VFC), an independent film consulting...

23-Mar-2017 Chennai

Excited about Bollywood debut, says Gautham Kurup

Actor Gautham Kurup, best known for his work in southern films such as "Thuppakki" and "Kandahar", plays a negative role in his Bollywood debut "Bhanwarey" and he is excited about it.Talking about the film, a sex comedy about premature ejaculation, Gautham...

23-Mar-2017 Chennai

Talks on for 'Appatlo Okadundevadu' Hindi remake : Sagar Chandra

Director Sagar Chandra says talks have been initiated for the Hindi remake of his last year's critically-acclaimed Telugu hit "Appatlo Okadundevadu"."I don't know for certain if the film will be remade in Hindi, but talks have been initiated. If things materialise,...

23-Mar-2017 Chennai

My support is for no one : Rajinikanth

Superstar Rajinikanth on Thursday said he has no plans to extend support to any party in the forthcoming crucial RK Nagar bypoll here."My support is for no one in the coming elections," Rajinikanth tweeted.Earlier this week, when popular composer and BJP candidate...

22-Mar-2017 Chennai

Dhanush has reintroduced me as hero : Raj Kiran

Veteran actor Raj Kiran, who plays the lead in upcoming Tamil drama "Power Paandi", said on Wednesday that he is happy to be reintroduced as hero.Talking to reporters here, Raj Kiran said: "After 27 years, Dhanush has reintroduced me as hero. I'm thankful to...

22-Mar-2017 Chennai

'Power Paandi' trailer is heart warming, full of life

The theatrical trailer of upcoming Tamil drama "Power Paandi", which marks the directorial debut of actor Dhanush, is full of life.The two-and-a-half minute trailer released on Wednesday, introduces viewers to the film's title character Paandi, played by...

21-Mar-2017 Chennai

Rajinikanth wishes BJP candidate victory

Megastar Rajinikanth on Tuesday wished known Tamil composer and BJP candidate Gangai Amaran success in the by-election to the Tamil Nadu assembly from R.K. Nagar here.Rajinikanth met Amaran at his residence and wished him success in his new innings."Today our...

21-Mar-2017 Chennai

'Baahubali 2' in IMAX will enhance hugeness, spirit : S.S. Rajamouli

Filmmaker S.S. Rajamouli on Tuesday said the decision to release "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion" in IMAX format worldwide on April 28 will enhance the overall scale and spirit of the film."One of the reasons 'Baahubali' franchise got the attention of the viewers...

21-Mar-2017 Chennai

Ganesh Acharya choreographs special song in Duvvada...

Well-known choreographer Ganesh Acharya has been roped in to work on a special number featuring actors Allu Arjun and Pooja Hegde for upcoming Telugu romantic-actioner "Duvvada Jagannadham"."The team shot a special number during their Dubai schedule. Ganesh Acharya...

20-Mar-2017 Chennai

Working with Mani Ratnam very nourishing: Aditi Rao Hydari

Actress Aditi Rao Hydari on Monday said working with ace filmmaker Mani Ratnam in forthcoming Tamil romantic drama "Kaatru Veliyidai" was very nourishing.At the film's audio launch here, Aditi told media: "It's a very special film. My life-long dream to work...

20-Mar-2017 Chennai

Mani Ratnam extends gratitude to Indian armed forces via 'Kaatru...'

Filmmaker Mani Ratnam on Monday said he would like to extend heartfelt gratitude to the Indian armed forces through his forthcoming Tamil romantic drama "Kaatru Veliyidai".In "Kaatru Veliyidai", which is slated for April 7 release, Karthi plays a fighter pilot...

19-Mar-2017 Chennai

Arya performed stunts in 'Kadamban' sans body double : Raghava

Director Raghava says actor Arya, who plays a Tarzan-like character in upcoming Tamil rural actioner "Kadamban", went all out to perform action without a body double in the film."We have successfully broken Arya's chocolate boy image through the film. You see...

18-Mar-2017 Chennai

It took 25 versions to lock 'Baahubali 2...' trailer : Vamsi Atluri

Vamsi Atluri says it took 25 versions to lock the trailer of S.S. Rajamouli's magnum opus "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion", which clocked a whopping 50 million views across languages in just 24 hours.Atluri edited the film's trailer and he's thrilled with the...

18-Mar-2017 Chennai

Ram Charan's next production to be launched in April

Actor Ram Charan made a successful debut as a producer with his father and megastar Chiranjeevi-starrer "Khaidi No 150". His second production, which will also star his father, will be launched next month.According to a statement, the film will be directed...

18-Mar-2017 Chennai

Deepika Padukone not part of Rajinikanth's next

Director Pa. Ranjith has rubbished rumours that actress Deepika Padukone has been finalised as the heroine of his next yet-untitled Tamil project with superstar Rajinikanth.As a reply to a Twitter user on Friday evening, Ranjith said that the news about Deepika...

18-Mar-2017 Chennai

Solo' not releasing on June 23 : Bejoy Nambiar

Filmmaker Bejoy Nambiar on Saturday clarified that his upcoming Malayalam-Tamil bilingual film "Solo" is not releasing on June 23, contrary to reports."Read about 'Solo' releasing on June 23. Well, we haven't officially locked a date yet. When we do we will announce,"...

17-Mar-2017 Chennai

Mani Ratnam a brother, mentor rolled into one : A.R. Rahman

Double Oscar-winning composer A.R Rahman, who shares a 25-year-long relationship with filmmaker Mani Ratnam, says he sees the "Roja" director as a brother and mentor rolled into one.Rahman spoke about his long-standing relationship with Ratnam, his vision for...

16-Mar-2017 Chennai

Mani Ratnam's energy level very inspiring : Mir Sarwar

Actor Mir Sarwar, who is making his Tamil debut with Mani Ratnam's upcoming romantic drama "Kaatru Veliyidai", says the energy the "Roja" filmmaker brings to the sets is very inspiring."The kind of energy he brings to the sets is amazing and very inspiring....

16-Mar-2017 Chennai

Nagesh Kukunoor, Nikhil to join hands for bilingual

Filmmaker Nagesh Kukunoor, best known for films such as "Dhanak", "Iqbal" and "Hyderabad Blues", and actor Nikhil Siddhartha are set to team up for a Hindi-Telugu bilingual, said a source."Last week, Nikhil met Nagesh in Mumbai for story narration. Nikhil loved...

16-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Baahubali world to continue, says Rajamouli

As the audience is eagerly waiting to watch the much awaited magnum opus of the year, "Baahubali: The Conclusion", director S.S. Rajamouli said though the story ends with the second part of the film, the world of Baahubali will be continued in various mediums...

16-Mar-2017 Hyderabad

'Baahubali 2' trailer leaked due to bug in Facebook : S.S. Rajamouli

Filmmaker S.S. Rajamouli on Thursday said the unfortunate leak of the trailer of his upcoming magnum opus "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion" happened due to a "bug in Facebook".Talking to the media here at the trailer launch on Thursday, Rajamouli said the trailer...

16-Mar-2017 Mumbai

'Baahubali 2' to be released in IMAX format

S.S. Rajamouli's epic film "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion" will be digitally re-mastered in the immersive IMAX format and released in IMAX theatres in India, beginning April 28.It will be followed by additional select international markets, read a statement.With...

16-Mar-2017 Chennai

'Baahubali 2' trailer leaked online

The trailer of S.S. Rajamouli's magnum opus "Baahubali: The Conclusion" has been leaked online, just hours before its official launch on Thursday.The trailer of the film's Tamil version was leaked on social media, much to the surprise of the makers who plan...

16-Mar-2017 Chennai

'Baahubali 2' trailer is world-class, visually extravagant

The goose bump-inducing theatrical trailer of S.S Rajamouli's magnum opus "Baahubali: The Conclusion" is truly world-class and visually breathtaking.The two minutes 20 second trailer is filled with love, war, deceit and death. Amidst all this, there are...

15-Mar-2017 Chennai

Raj Tarun has significant cameo in 'Balloon': Sinish

Actor Raj Tarun's cameo in upcoming Tamil-Telugu horror-thriller "Balloon" will be very significant from the story's perspective and won't be a blink-and-you-miss kind of role, says director Sinish."The film will have a simultaneous release in Telugu. For...

15-Mar-2017 Chennai

Another month-long Bulgaria schedule for 'Vivegam' team

The makers of actor Ajith Kumar-starrer upcoming Tamil action-thriller "Vivegam" will start a month-long final leg of shooting from Thursday in Bulgaria."The shoot will start from Thursday.Ajith sir left from Hyderabad last night and he will join the team...

15-Mar-2017 Chennai

Nervous about 'Baahubali 2' trailer : Shobu Yarlagadda

Film producer Shobu Yarlagadda on Wednesday said he is "slightly" nervous ahead of the release of the trailer of "Baahubali: The Conclusion" on Thursday."Here we go. 'Baahubali 2' trailer certified. Just a day more. A little nervous I must say. Hope all of...

15-Mar-2017 Chennai

Surbhi, Seerat Kapoor to team up with Allu Sirish

Actress Surbhi and Seerat Kapoor are set to team up with actor Allu Sirish in his upcoming yet-untitled Telugu science-fiction thriller, a source in the know said."Surbhi has already been signed. Seerat, on the other hand, is yet to officially sign it because...

13-Mar-2017 Chennai

Hindi remake of 'Dhuruvangal 16' on the cards

Director Karthick Naren has confirmed that Hindi remake of his critically acclaimed Tamil directorial debut "Dhuruvangal 16" is on the cards.On Sunday night, Karthick posted on his Facebook page: "Bollywood remake rights of 'Dhuruvangal 16' have been sold. A...

13-Mar-2017 Chennai

Sneak peek of 'Baahubali 2' trailer released

Ahead of the highly anticipated trailer launch of "Baahubali: The Conclusion" on Thursday, its makers released a sneak peek of the trailer on Monday to entice audiences.Actor Rana Daggubati, who plays Bhallaladeva in the film, shared the 12-second video on...

11-Mar-2017 Chennai

'Baahubali 2' trailer to be launched on March 16

The much awaited theatrical trailer of S.S. Rajamouli's "Baahubali 2" will be released on March 16, the makers announced on Saturday.In a Facebook chat, Rajamouli and producer Shobu Yarlagadda confirmed the trailer will be released between 9 a.m. to 10 a.m....

11-Mar-2017 Chennai

Being part of handloom movement a dream project : Samantha Ruth Prabhu

Actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu on Saturday said she considers being part of Telangana government's handloom movement as a dream project.Earlier this year, Samantha was appointed as the handloom ambassador of The Telangana State Weaves Cooperative Society (TSCO)."And...

11-Mar-2017 Chennai

Teja to launch actor Rajasekhar's daughter

Filmmaker Teja is all set to launch actor Rajasekhar's daughter Shivani in his next yet-untitled Telugu outing, to be made with some newcomers."He is currently busy filming a political film with Rana. He plans to start this new project through which he will launch...

11-Mar-2017 Chennai

40-day long schedule in Bhuj for Karthi's next film

The makers of actor Karthi's upcoming Tamil thriller "Dheeran Adhigaaram Ondru" are currently filming a 40-day schedule in Bhuj. Cinematographer Sathyan Sooriyan says the film will be a visual treat."The movie is being predominantly shot across these locales...

11-Mar-2017 Chennai

Kajol completes shooting her portion in 'VIP 2'

Actress Kajol, who plays a pivotal role in her comeback Tamil film "VIP 2", has successfully completed shooting her portion, a source said.Last seen in 1997 Tamil film "Minsara Kanavu", Kajol has returned to Tamil filmdom nearly after two decades."She has finished...

10-Mar-2017 Chennai

Ram Charan, Arvind Swami likely to reunite

Actors Ram Charan and Arvind Swami, last seen together on screen in the 2016 Telugu actioner "Dhruva", are likely to reunite for ace filmmaker Mani Ratnam's next yet-untitled bilingual outing.Ram Charan had told IANS that he is in talks with Mani Ratnam for...

10-Mar-2017 Chennai

It's Vietnam for Mahesh Babu's next film

The makers of superstar Mahesh Babu's upcoming yet-untitled Tamil-Telugu bilingual project will head to Vietnam next to shoot an important segment of the film, a source said."The latest schedule begins in Chennai from tomorrow (Saturday). The team leaves...

10-Mar-2017 Chennai

Don't deserve the superstar tag : Raghava Lawrencce

Actor-filmmaker Raghava Lawrencce, who has been given the title 'People's Superstar' by director Sairamani in his latest Tamil outing "Motta Siva Ketta Siva", says he doesn't deserve the tag.In a Facebook post, he wrote: "My director had told me that he has a surprise...

09-Mar-2017 Thiruvananthapuram

National Film Award winners to be chosen only on merit : Priyadarshan

Acclaimed director Priyadarshan, who on Thursday signed his acceptance to chair the jury of the 64th National Film Awards, says winners will be chosen only on merit.The 60-year-old veteran director said this is the first time that he is going to hold this post,...

09-Mar-2017 Hyderabad

Balakrishna's new film with Puri Jagannadh launched

Actor Nandamuri Balakrishna's yet-untitled Telugu project, to be directed by Puri Jagannadh, was launched here on Thursday. The project happens to be Balakrishna's 101st film.Tipped to be action entertainer, the makers have already confirmed that the film...

09-Mar-2017 Chennai

Pandiraj introduces assistant in new production 'Sema'

National Award winning filmmaker Pandiraj's next Tamil production venture "Sema" will mark the directorial debut of his former assistant Vallikanth."As soon as Vallikanth narrated the funny story of his friend's wedding, Pandiraj immediately gave his consent...

09-Mar-2017 Chennai

Sunny Leone was first choice for special number : Praveen Sattaru

Filmmaker Praveen Sattaru, who has roped in actress Sunny Leone for a special number in his upcoming Telugu action thriller "PSV Garuda Vega", says she was the first choice for the song."Sunny was the first choice I had in mind even before I informed my producers....

08-Mar-2017 Chennai

First look poster of Savitri biopic 'Mahanati' out

The makers of upcoming Telugu-Tamil bilingual biopic "Mahanati", based on the life of late legendary southern actress Savitri, released the first look poster on Wednesday.To be directed by Nag Ashwin, the veteran actress will be played by Keerthy Suresh...

08-Mar-2017 Chennai

'Keshava' makers release special poster for Isha Koppikar

The makers of upcoming Telugu action-thriller "Keshava" on Wednesday -- International Women's Day -- released a special poster featuring Isha Koppikar, who will be seen donning the khaki for the role.The poster features a fierce-looking Isha, who is returning...

08-Mar-2017 Chennai

Suriya releases single from wife's new film

On the occasion of International Women's Day, actor Suriya released a single from his wife Jyotika's upcoming Tamil drama "Magalir Mattum", directed by National Award winning filmmaker Bramma G.Suriya released the single "Adi Vaadi Thimiraa" on Wednesday...

07-Mar-2017 Chennai

Filmmaking was always on my mind : Gayathri Raghuram

Actor-choreographer Gayathri Raghuram is making her directorial debut with upcoming Tamil film "Yaadhumaagi Nindraai". She says filmmaking has been on her mind for a long time and didn't happen overnight."I didn't take this decision overnight. It's a dream I have been nurturing...

07-Mar-2017 Hyderabad

Mahesh Babu congratulates Chiranjeevi for 'Khaidi No 150' success

Superstar Mahesh Babu, who is currently busy shooting for his upcoming yet-untitled Telugu-Tamil bilingual project, wished megastar Chiranjeevi on the phenomenal success of his comeback Telugu film "Khaidi No 150".On Monday, Chiranjeevi paid a surprise visit to...

07-Mar-2017 Chennai

Sushmita Konidela to style brother Ram Charan

Sushmita Konidela, who styled her father Chiranjeevi in "Khaidi No 150", will take care of the look of her brother Ram Charan in his upcoming yet-untitled Telugu outing.The movie is to be directed by Sukumar.Having predominantly worked with Bollywood stylists,...

07-Mar-2017 Chennai

Bharathiraja's film on demonetisation woes starts rolling

Veteran filmmaker Bharathiraja's upcoming Tamil drama "November 8... Iravu Ettu Mani', about demonetisation woes, went on the floors here on Tuesday.The film will feature Vidharth in the lead, and will be predominantly shot in Chennai and Puducherry."The story...

07-Mar-2017 Chennai

Month-long US schedule for Sunil's next

The makers of actor Sunil's yet-untitled next Telugu outing, which will be helmed by N. Shankar, will soon head to the US for a month-long schedule."We will be going to the US in April. It will be a month-long schedule and we will be predominantly shooting...

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