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09-Oct-2017 chennai

Dulquer Salmaan urges audience to not kill 'Solo'

Actor Dulquer Salmaan's latest bilingual film "Solo" has opened to polarised views from audiences and critics alike. In an emotional Facebook post, he has urged the audience to not kill the film and watch it with an open mind."Solo", directed by Bejoy Nambiar,...

07-Oct-2017 Chennai

Adah Sharma thrilled to be judge on southern 'Nach Baliye'

Actress Adah Sharma, last seen on screen in "Commando 2", says she is excited to be roped in as one of the judges for the southern edition of popular dance show "Nach Baliye".Having already shot for the first episode of the show, she says the experience has...

07-Oct-2017 Chennai

No plans of doing Kannada film soon: Shruti Haasan

Actress Shruti Haasan on Saturday said she has no plans of signing a Kannada film in the near future."Clarifying that I have no plans of doing a Kannada film in the near future and have had no discussion with anyone regarding it either," Shruti tweeted.Last...

07-Oct-2017 chennai

'Jimikki Kammal most viewed Malayalam song on YouTube'

Composer Shaan Rahman has said the latest viral sensation "Jimikki Kammal" is the most viewed Malayalam song on Youtube with over 30 million views in just 49 days, making it the fastest track to reach the milestone.The song is from Mohanlal-starrer "Velipadinte...

06-Oct-2017 Goa

Actors Naga Chaitanya, Samantha Ruth Prabhu enter wedlock

Well-known southern actors Naga Chaitanya and Samantha Ruth Prabhu, who have been in a relationship for nearly two years, tied the nuptial knot on Friday here at a ceremony amidst their families and close friends.The destination wedding happened at Hotel W. Select...

06-Oct-2017 chennai

Double taxation row: No new film releases in Tamil Nadu

Theatres in Tamil Nadu on Friday didn't release any new film following the Tamil Nadu Film Producers Council's (TFPC) stiff opposition to the additional tax over and above the Goods and Services Tax (GST).In a statement, Vishal, President of TFPC, said: "No new...

05-Oct-2017 Chennai

Women in 'Solo' have very strong roles: Sruthi Hariharan

Actress Sruthi Hariharan, who plays one of the leading ladies in Dulquer Salmaan starrer Tamil-Malayalam bilingual film "Solo", says the women in the film have very prominent parts to play.Directed by Bejoy Nambiar, the film also stars Neha Sharma, Sai Tamhankar,...

04-Oct-2017 Chennai

October is very special month for me : Akkineni Nagarjuna

Actor Akkineni Nagarjuna says the month of October is special for two reasons -- his son Naga Chaitanya is getting married and the his forthcoming Telugu horror-thriller "Raju Gari Gadhi 2", in which he plays a mentalist, is set for release.Chaitanya is marrying...

04-Oct-2017 Hyderabad

We are putting much more effort in detailing : S.S. Rajamouli

 Filmmaker S.S. Rajamouli feels industry people are putting in a lot of effort to detailing, and calls it a "significant change" in the cinema world."We are putting much more effort in the detailing and the characterisation and the physical things like costumes,...

03-Oct-2017 Chennai

RGV, Nagarjuna set to reunite after two decades

Filmmaker Ram Gopala Varma, popular known as RGV, on Tuesday announced he will be joining hands with actor Akkineni Nagarjuna after two decades for a yet-untitled Telugu "realistic action" film.The duo had previously worked together in critically-acclaimed Telugu...

02-Oct-2017 Chennai

Vishnu Manchu's Tamil debut a political thriller

Popular Telugu actor Vishnu Manchu, known for being part of films such as "Dhee" and "Rowdy", is making inroads into Tamil filmdom with upcoming bilingual political thriller "Kural 388".The film will also be shot in Telugu."The universal concept of the story...

02-Oct-2017 Chandigarh

Kamal Haasan's apparent jibe at Rajinikanth

In what could be seen as a veiled jibe at Superstar Rajinikanth for his remarks that name and fame alone would not suffice for success in politics, thespian Kamal Haasan on Monday took to the social media to air his views.In a tweet that was seemingly directed...

02-Oct-2017 Chennai

Confident we can recreate magic of 'Queen': Tamannaah Bhatia

Actress Tamannaah Bhatia is confident that the magic of Kangana Ranaut-starrer "Queen" will be recreated in its Telugu version which was officially launched on Sunday.The remake, to be directed by Neelakanta Reddy, has been titled "Queen Once Again"."It's an...

02-Oct-2017 Chennai

'Adangathey' was an amazing journey: Mandira Bedi

Actress Mandira Bedi has said that being part of upcoming Tamil film "Adangathey", which stars G.V Prakash Kumar in the lead, has been an amazing journey.On Sunday, Mandira tweeted that it's a wrap for the project.She plays a police officer in the film, directed...

02-Oct-2017 Chennai

Cast of 'Solo' makes it a diverse film : Dulquer Salmaan

Actor Dulquer Salmaan says the presence of actors from multiple industries in his forthcoming Tamil-Malayalam thriller "Solo" makes it a diverse film.Directed by Bejoy Nambiar, the film also stars Neha Sharma, Dino Morea, Sai Tamhankar, Sruthi Hariharan and...

01-Oct-2017 Chennai

Fame, money not enough to succeed in politics: Rajinikanth

Taking a dig at actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, who is on the verge of taking a political plunge, superstar Rajinikanth on Sunday said it takes more than just name, fame and money to succeed in politics."If you have to succeed in politics, it takes more than...

01-Oct-2017 Chennai

Prepared to die in service of my nation: Kamal Haasan

Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, who has been in the news for his plans of a political debut, said he is prepared to die while serving of the nation.Kamal spoke of it at the finale of the Tamil version of reality show "Bigg Boss", which marked his television debut. It...

01-Oct-2017 Chennai

'Indian 2' on my mind for a long time: Shankar

Filmmaker Shankar, who is all set to reunite with actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan after two decades for the sequel to their highly successful 1996 Tamil film "Indian", says the idea to make the movie had been on his mind for a while.On Saturday, "Indian 2" was officially...

30-Sep-2017 Chennai

Kamal Haasan, Shankar to reunite for 'Indian 2'

Actor Kamal Haasan and filmmaker Shankar are all set to reunite after two decades for the sequel to their highly successful and celebrated 1996 Tamil film "Indian".The film, to be bankrolled by Dil Raju, will be made in Tamil and Telugu."An official announcement...

29-Sep-2017 chennai

'Kaatteri' will be a special Tamil debut : Aadi Sai Kumar

Telugu actor Aadi Sai Kumar, who is set to foray into Tamil filmdom with upcoming horror thriller "Kaatteri", says the project will be a special debut.Best known for his work in Telugu films such as "Sukumarudu" and "Shamanthakamani", Aadi is kicked about his...

29-Sep-2017 chennai

'Aramm' speaks about something which needs to be heard: Ghibran

Composer Ghibran says he is proud and thankful to be a part of Nayanthara-starrer upcoming Tamil drama "Aramm", which he believes addresses something which needs to be heard.In a Facebook post, Ghibran wrote on Friday: "Last night we did the final mix check of...

29-Sep-2017 chennai

Prabhas extends support to Modi's Clean India campaign

"Baahubali" fame Prabhas on Friday said he extends his full support to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "Swachhata Hi Seva" movement, adding that he sees the Clean India campaign not as a duty but as a habit."As we approach this significant day, the birth anniversary...

29-Sep-2017 chennai

Oviya, Vedhika team up with Lawrencce in 'Kanchana 3'

Actor-filmmaker Raghava Lawrencce starrer horror-comedy "Kanchana 3", the third part in the highly successful "Muni" franchise, will features Oviya, Vedhika and newbie Nikita as the leading ladies, a source said."The film features three heroines. Oviya, Vedhika and...

28-Sep-2017 chennai

Sai Pallavi teams up with Dhanush in "Maari 2'

Actress Sai Pallavi has been roped in as the leading lady of Dhanush starrer upcoming Tamil action-comedy "Maari 2", its director Balaji Mohan announced on Thursday."The vibrant Sai Pallavi is the heroine of 'Maari 2'. It's a character that's right at the heart...

28-Sep-2017 chennai

Dhanush's 'Maari 2' to be made as bilingual

Actor-filmmaker Dhanush's upcoming sequel to his Tamil hit film "Maari" will be simultaneously shot in Tamil and Telugu as a bilingual, its director Balaji Mohan said on Thursday.Balaji confirmed via a tweet that the film will be shot in Tamil and Telugu.Balaji Mohan,...

28-Sep-2017 chennai

Puri Jagannadh to launch son in next film 'Mehbooba'

Filmmaker Puri Jagannadh on Thursday said he was all set to launch his son Akash Puri with upcoming Telugu film "Mehbooba", an intense love story set against the backdrop of the 1971 India-Pakistan war.Jagannadh shared the first look poster of the film along with...

28-Sep-2017 chennai

'Jai Lava Kusa' breaches into 100cr club

Actor Jr. NTR starrer Telugu action-drama "Jai Lava Kusa" has grossed over Rs 100 crore in five days since its global release, according to the makers.In an official poster, the makers have announced that the film has breached into the Rs 100 crore club.Directed...

28-Sep-2017

'Spyder': Brings the thrill back into the thriller

There is nothing like a perfect spy thriller. But "Spyder" comes close. It is svelte, swanky and slick in a way that Telugu cinema is lately learning to be. Most important of all, the leading man none other than Mahesh Babu, arguably Andhra's no.1 star, plays...

27-Sep-2017 chennai

''Mersal' teaser clocks over 20 million views

The teaser of Tamil superstar Vijay's upcoming film "Mersal", which is gearing for release this Diwali, has clocked over 20 million views in just five days to become the fastest Indian film to achieve this rare feat.With over 20 million views, 8 lakh likes,...

27-Sep-2017 chennai

Privileged to be part of Malayalam remake of Queen: Manjima

Actress Manjima Mohan considers it a privilege to be a part of upcoming Malayalam film "Zam Zam", a remake of Kangana Ranaut starrer critically-acclaimed National award-winning drama "Queen"."Super privileged to be part of this prestigious project 'Zam Zam'....

27-Sep-2017 chennai

Ram Gopal Varma releases poster of his film on NTR

Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma on Tuesday released the first look poster of his upcoming Telugu film "Lakshmi's NTR", on the life of legendary actor and former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao (NTR).In July, Varma announced his desire to...

26-Sep-2017 chennai

Never liked the idea of remakes : Mahesh Babu

Superstar Mahesh Babu, whose Telugu-Tamil spy thriller "Spyder" is releasing on Wednesday, says he has never liked the idea of remaking a film."I am not into remakes. I never liked that idea and my dream was always that a Telugu film should be made in Telugu and...

26-Sep-2017 Chennai

Will cherish working with A.R. Murugadoss: Mahesh Babu

Superstar Mahesh Babu, who is gearing up for the release of his Telugu-Tamil spy thriller "Spyder", said he will cherish working with filmmaker A.R. Murugadoss in the movie.The film, made on a whopping budget of Rs 125 crore, marks Mahesh's Tamil debut.Ahead of...

26-Sep-2017 Chennai

Madhavan teams up with Naga Chaitanya in 'Savyasachi'

Actor R. Madhavan, last seen on screen in Tamil crime thriller "Vikram Vedha", has landed a pivotal role in Naga Chaitanya-starrer upcoming Telugu action-thriller "Savyasachi", a source from the film's unit has said."Madhavan has been offered a very prominent...

26-Sep-2017 chennai

Aaradhya is not my sister, says actress Anjali

Southern actress Anjali has denied rumours that Aaradhya is her cousin sister who is set for a cinematic debut with a yet-untitled Telugu project.Last week, Aaradhya was officially launched via a press meet in Hyderabad.In a statement, Anjali said she only has...

26-Sep-2017 chennai

Pleased to collaborate with Nayanthara: Arivazhagan

Director Arivazhagan, best known for films such as "Eeram" and "Kuttram 23", says he is pleased to join hands with actress Nayanthara for a yet-untitled Tamil-Telugu action-based psychological thriller."I'm pleased to have Nayanthara on board for this heroine...

25-Sep-2017 chennai

'Spyder' was a very challenging project : A.R. Murugadoss

Filmmaker A.R. Murugadoss says forthcoming Tamil-Telugu bilingual spy thriller "Spyder", which stars superstar Mahesh Babu in the role of an Intelligence Bureau officer, was a very challenging project.Having delivered blockbusters such as "Ghajini", "Thuppakki"...

25-Sep-2017 chennai

'Bigg Boss' helped me to open up: Jr NTR

Actor Junior NTR says being the host of the Telugu version of reality show "Bigg Boss", which marked his television debut, helped him to discover himself and open up more."In films, I'm playing someone else and I'm expected to fill in someone else's shoes....

24-Sep-2017 chennai

'Queen' Tamil remake launched

The Tamil remake of critically acclaimed National Award winning film "Queen", to feature Kajal Aggarwal in the lead, was launched here on Sunday. The film is titled "Paris Paris".Actor-filmmaker Ramesh Aravind, who is directing the Kannada version of the...

23-Sep-2017 chennai

'Mersal' teaser clocks over 10mn views in 24 hours

The teaser of Tamil superstar Vijay's upcoming Tamil action-drama "Mersal", which features the actor in a triple role, has clocked over 10 million views in just 24 hours, its makers have announced.In an official poster, the makers confirmed the teaser has...

23-Sep-2017 chennai

'Jai Lava Kusa' mints over 60cr in two days

Actor Jr. NTR starrer Telugu action-drama "Jai Lava Kusa" has grossed over Rs 60 crore in two days since its global release, according to trade pundits.Directed by Bobby, "Jai Lava Kusa" features NTR in a triple role."Despite releasing on a Thursday, the film...

22-Sep-2017 chennai

Raashi Khanna watches 'Jai Lava Kusa' with fans in London

 Actress Raashi Khanna watched her latest Telugu release "Jai Lava Kusa" with fans in London. She was touched by their warm welcome."Last night in London when I went to watch 'Jai Lava Kusa'. Thank you guys for such a warm welcome! Was taken aback by the craze...

22-Sep-2017 Chennai

Vijay, Prabhudheva to team up for second time

Filmmaker Vijay and actor-director Prabhudheva, who had worked together in last year's Tamil horror-comedy "Devi", are set to reunite for a yet-untitled project in the language."It's true they're joining hands again for a new project. Vijay sir is wrapping up...

21-Sep-2017 chennai

Glad making a comeback with good project like 'Yaagam': Jaya Prada

Veteran actress Jaya Prada, who is making a comeback to Tamil and Telugu filmdom after a decade, says she is glad she chose to return with a good project like "Yaagam", a socio fantasy bilingual."People stopped approaching me with offers because they thought...

21-Sep-2017 chennai

Will leave a mark with 'Jai Lava Kusa': Bobby

Director Bobby says he will leave a lasting impact in the commercial movie space with actor Jr NTR-starrer Telugu drama "Jai Lava Kusa", which hit the screens on Thursday.The film marks his maiden collaboration with Jr NTR, who plays a triple role."When Jr NTR...

21-Sep-2017 Hyderabad

My family legacy keeps me grounded: Jr NTR

Actor Jr NTR, a third generation star from the popular Nandamuri clan, says he is proud to carry forward his family legacy as he believes it keeps him grounded and guides him in his career.Having made his acting debut at the age of 17 with Telugu romantic...

16-Sep-2017 New Delhi

If good content comes with big stars, film becomes bigger: Gippy Grewal

Actor-singer Gippy Grewal, who has dabbled in both Hindi and Punjabi films, says a movie becomes bigger if it has a good content and big stars.Gippy, whose real name is Rupinder, has worked in several Punjabi films like "Jatt James Bond", "Manje Bistre" and "Bhaji...

16-Sep-2017 chennai

Will join Rajinikanth if he enters politics: Kamal Haasan

Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, amidst news that he is planning to launch his own party, has said he would be willing to join hands with superstar Rajinikanth if he takes the political plunge."Rajini and I have been discussing professional matters. If he joins politics,...

15-Sep-2017 chennai

No work, no pay for politicians: Kamal Haasan

Amidst strong rumours that he plans to float his own party, actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan on Friday said politicians who languish in resorts should not be paid."No work no pay only for government employees? How about horse trading politicians languishing in...

14-Sep-2017 chennai

Raashi Khanna to make special appearance in 'Raja The Great'

Actress Raashi Khanna on Thursday said she is making a special appearance in Ravi Teja starrer upcoming Telugu action drama "Raja The Great"."Making a short and special appearance for my lovely director Anil Ravipudi in a song starring Ravi Teja. 'Raja The Great',"...

14-Sep-2017 chennai

Telugu debut has been a pleasant experience: Miya George

Malayalam actress Miya George, who is making her Telugu debut with forthcoming romantic-comedy "Ungarala Rambabu", says being part of the project has been a pleasant and learning experience.In the film, directed by Kranthi Madhav, she is paired with Sunil."This...

13-Sep-2017 chennai

Working with PC Sreeram is my good fortune : Tamannaah Bhatia

Actress Tamannaah Bhatia on Wednesday said she considers it her good fortune to be working with ace lensman PC Sreeram, known for his work in films such as "Ok Kanmani" and "Shamitabh", for an upcoming yet-untitled Telugu film.In reply to Sreeram's tweet where...

13-Sep-2017 chennai

Politics won't be an alternative career, says Vishal

Actor Vishal, who is gearing up for the release of his Tamil crime thriller "Thupparivaalan", says he has political ambitions and would take the plunge when the need arises. However, he says he doesn't see it as an alternative career option."There's nothing...

13-Sep-2017 chennai

Vijay Sethupathi's lady get-up from 'Super Deluxe' released

Actor Vijay Sethupathi can be seen in a lady's avatar in upcoming Tamil film "Super Deluxe" and its makers have released his look from the film.In a picture released by director Thiagarajan Kumararaja via Twitter, Vijay is seen wearing a red sari and shades.There...

11-Sep-2017 chennai

Four heroes in Mani Ratnam's next film

Filmmaker Mani Ratnam's next yet-untitled multilingual project will have four male protagonists, a source close to the "Roja" director said."It's the biggest multi-starrer project of his career. Vijay Sethupathi, Simbu and Fahadh Faasil have already been finalised....

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