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18-Jan-2017 Chennai

Nayanthara bats for Jallikattu

Southern film actress Nayanthara on Wednesday came out in support of Jallikattu and the youngsters who are protesting against the ban on the ancient and popular bull-taming sport, celebrated during Pongal festival in Tamil Nadu."The power of youth is proven again....

18-Jan-2017 Chennai

Long process to complete 'Vada Chennai' trilogy: Vetrimaaran

Filmmaker Vetrimaaran says he will take his own sweet time to complete the "Vada Chennai" trilogy, which stars Dhanush in the lead, as he will get "bored" if he chooses to complete three parts in succession."I can't shoot three parts simultaneously, I will get...

18-Jan-2017 Chennai

Is Jr.NTR's next titled 'Jai LavaKusa'?

If the industry grapevine is anything to go by, actor Jr.NTR's next Telugu outing has been titled "Jai LavaKusa" and it will go on the floors on February 11, a source said.The film, which will be directed by Bobby, will be produced under NTR Arts banner."It's...

18-Jan-2017 Chennai

Won't direct Telugu remake of 'Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru': Karthick Naren

Karthick Naren, whose Tamil directorial debut "Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru" has impressed audiences and critics alike, says he won't be directing the Telugu remake of the film."Talks have been initiated with a star for Telugu remake. Unfortunately, I won't be directing...

17-Jan-2017 Chennai

Took time to fall in love with cinema : Avantika Mishra

Actress Avantika Mishra, who is set for her Tamil film debut with an upcoming yet-untitled project with Ashok Selvan, says acting happened out of the blue and it took time for her to fall in love with cinema.Having made her acting debut in 2014 Telugu psychological...

17-Jan-2017 Chennai

Suriya's 'S3' becomes 'C3'

The makers of Suriya-starrer Tamil actioner "S3", due for release on January 26 worldwide, on Tuesday said that the film's title has been rechristened to "C3".The film is the third part in the popular "Singam" franchise.In an official statement, it was conveyed...

16-Jan-2017 Chennai

Sarath Kumar defends comments on Rajinikanth

Actor-politician Sarath Kumar says his recent comments about his friend and superstar Rajinikanth have been "misinterpreted".While speaking at the anniversary celebrations of his late friend, actor and political analyst Cho Ramaswamy's Thuglak magazine on Sunday, Rajinikanth...

16-Jan-2017 Chennai

'Khaidi No 150' crosses Rs 100 crore mark in opening weekend

Megastar Chiranjeevi's comeback Telugu film "Khaidi No 150" has struck gold at the box office. In its opening weekend at the ticket window worldwide, the film grossed a whopping Rs 106 crore.The figure was shared by the representative of the film, which released...

16-Jan-2017 Chennai

Nothing about our film is vulgar : Naveen Medaram

Director Naveen Medaram says his upcoming film "Babu Baga Busy", the Telugu remake of Gulshan Devaiah starrer "Hunterrr", is sensuous but not vulgar. He also said that it should not be confused for an erotic comedy."A lot of people misunderstood 'Hunterrr' for...

15-Jan-2017 Chennai

Waiting to make it big in Tamil cinema : Jagapathi Babu

Actor Jagapathi Babu, who has been getting good reception for his role in Vijay-starrer latest Tamil actioner "Bairavaa", is hopeful that the film will help him make it big in Tamil filmdom."Even though I'm very busy in Telugu with some great offers, I'm yet...

15-Jan-2017 Chennai

Suriya releases second poster of wife's 'Magalir Mattum'

Actor Suriya on Sunday released the second poster of his wife Jyotika-starrer upcoming Tamil drama "Magalir Mattum".Releasing the poster on his Twitter page, Suriya wrote Jyotika plays a character called Prabha.The colourful poster features Jyotika riding...

15-Jan-2017 Chennai

Love for 'Khaidi No 150' is overwhelming : Ram Charan

Thrilled with the response to his maiden production venture "Khaidi No 150", actor Ram Charan says the love the film has been getting from audiences is "overwhelming and humbling".What better way to foray into production than with 'Khaidi No 150'. The film is...

14-Jan-2017 Chennai

'PK' cinematographer for NTR's next

The makers of actor Jr. NTR's next yet-untitled Telugu project announced on Saturday that popular cinematographer C.K. Muraleedharan, best known for working in projects such as "PK" and "3 Idiots", is on board for the film.To be directed by Bobby, the film...

14-Jan-2017 Chennai

I've never spoken against Jallikattu : Trisha Krishnan

Actress Trisha Krishnan, who recently faced the heat of angry protesters for endorsing PETA animal welfare's stand against Jallikattu, has clarified she never spoke against the ancient and popular bull-taming sport.The actress endorsed People for Ethical Treatment...

13-Jan-2017 Chennai

Long-time desire to work with Gautham Menon : Tamannaah Bhatia

Actress Tamannaah Bhatia, who has teamed up with Gautham Vasudev Menon for the yet-untitled Tamil remake of Telugu indie hit "Pellichoopulua", says it's been her long-time desire to work with the "Minnale" director.Gautham will be producing the remake, which...

12-Jan-2017

'Khaidi No 150': A great tribute to a star

"Khaidi No 150" is the perfect red carpet welcome for Chiranjeevi, who has faced the arc lights after nearly a decade. And he stuns with his charisma and energy.Right from the first frame, Chiranjeevi owns the show and he doesn't go overboard in his attempt...

11-Jan-2017 Chennai

Not nervous, I'm curious': Chiranjeevi on his comeback

Megastar Chiranjeevi has faced the arc lights after a long hiatus of nine years in Telugu action-drama "Khaidi No 150". Instead of being nervous about his comeback, he says he is curious to know how audiences would receive him.The film, a remake of Tamil blockbuster...

10-Jan-2017 Chennai

Venkatesh excited about both Sankranti releases

Telugu actor Venkatesh is keenly looking forward to the release of Chiranjeevi's "Khaidi No 150" and Nandamuri Balakrishna's "Gauthamiputra Satakarni", which are slated for release this week ahead of the Sankranti festival.On his Facebook page, Venkatesh wrote:...

10-Jan-2017 Chennai

I'm half-Tamilian already : Sayyeshaa

Actress Sayyeshaa has just wrapped up the first schedule of her maiden Tamil film "Vanamagan". Although alien to the language, she already considers herself half-Tamilian because she can pick up her dialogues without being prompted."Initially, I found it difficult...

09-Jan-2017 Chennai

2000 people worked daily on 'Baahubali': Sabu Cyril

National Award winning art director Sabu Cyril on Monday said nearly 2000 people worked under his supervision on S.S. Rajamouli's "Baahubali" franchise daily for five years."The experience of working on two parts of 'Baahubali' has been equivalent to working...

09-Jan-2017 Chennai

The high cinema gives is unmatchable : Shriya Saran

No other profession can match the high that cinema provides, says actress Shriya Saran, who has been acting since she was 17.Shriya, who is now 34, on Monday said: "Cinema is the only profession where you get a high even at the age of 65 when you land a...

09-Jan-2017 Chennai

Roles after first film will shape your career : Seerat Kapoor

Actor Seerat Kapoor made a splash with her debut in 2014 with Telugu romantic-comedy "Run Raja Run". Having only done two films since then, she believes roles that one chooses after the first film will shape his or her career."I always look for better roles...

09-Jan-2017 Chennai

My wife my biggest critic : Ram Charan

Actor Ram Charan, who awaits the release of his maiden production venture "Khaidi No 150", says his wife is his biggest critic and he takes her opinion very seriously."I don't usually consult her before signing a project," Ram Charan told IANS. Ram Charan...

08-Jan-2017 Chennai

Vetrimaaran's 'Vada Chennai' not put on hold

The shoot of Tamil gangster drama "Vada Chennai" has not been put on hold and a new schedule of the film will begin in March, says its director Vetrimaaran.The first schedule of Dhanush-starrer "Vada Chennai" was wrapped up in November last year.Since no...

07-Jan-2017 Guntur

Need to thank Vijay for bringing 'Kaththi' to me : Chiranjeevi

Megastar Chiranjeevi on Saturday thanked Tamil actor Vijay for offering help to acquire the Telugu remake rights of his film "Kaththi".Chiranjeevi's comeback outing "Khaidi No 150" is the Telugu remake of "Kaththi", and it's his 150th film."I came across so many...

07-Jan-2017 Chennai

Will be producing dad's next film : Ram Charan

Actor Ram Charan, who has produced his father Chiranjeevi's comeback film "Khaidi No 150", will also be bankrolling his next project."It was an honour to produce dad's film. A lot of people have been asking what my next production will be. It's going to be...

07-Jan-2017 Chennai

Vijay Sethupathi, Lakshmi Menon team up for 'Karuppan'

After working together in last year's Tamil actioner "Rekka", actors Vijay Sethupathi and Lakshmi Menon have teamed up again for upcoming romantic actioner "Karuppan", to be directed by Paneer Selvam."We go on floors from January 11. The film will be predominantly...

07-Jan-2017 Chennai

Prabhas's commitment had no strings attached : 'Baahubali' producer

Shobu Yarlagadda, one of the producers of S.S Rajamouli's "Baahubali franchise, said actor Prabhas's commitment for the project came with no strings attached.On Friday, Prabhas completed shooting his portion for "Baahubali: The Conclusion", thereby relieving...

06-Jan-2017 Mumbai

A.R. Rahman turns 50, film celebs hail him as 'god's special child'

Iconic composer-singer A.R. Rahman, who has not just mesmerised music lovers and is credited with changing the sound of Indian film music, but also made the country proud with his Oscar and Grammy wins, turned 50 on Friday. His close associates shared their...

06-Jan-2017 Chennai

Prabhas had more belief in 'Baahubali' : S.S Rajamouli

Filmmaker S.S Rajamouli says actor Prabhas, who spent over three-and-a-half-years on the "Baahubali" franchise, had more belief than anyone in the project."And that's a wrap for Prabhas. 3.5 years. One hell of a journey. Thanks darling. No one had as much belief...

06-Jan-2017 Chennai

Film with Gautham Menon not shelved : Prithviraj

Popular Malayalam actor Prithviraj says he is part of Gautham Vasudev Menon's multi-lingual multi-starrer project and has clarified that it has not been shelved."I have been paid advance and I'm already on board. The project requires lead actors from four southern...

06-Jan-2017 Chennai

A.R. Rahman, son ring in birthday together

Double Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman and his son Ameen celebrated their birthday together here at his residence on Friday amid family and close friends.Rahman turned 50 on Friday."Around midnight, his family made him cut a birthday cake. It's also his...

05-Jan-2017 Chennai

Tamannaah to star in Tamil remake of 'Pellichooplu'

Actress Tamannaah Bhatia will star in the yet-untitled Tamil remake of recent Telugu indie hit "Pellichooplu".Confirming the news, the film's director Senthil Veeraasamy told IANS: "Yes, we have finalised Tamannaah. We are in the process of locking the rest...

05-Jan-2017 Chennai

Madhavan unveils his police avatar from next film

Actor R. Madhavan on Thursday tweeted the first look of his police avatar from upcoming Tamil gangster drama "Vikram Vedha"."Vikramadithiyan the cop in 'Vikram Vedha'," Madhavan wrote on his Twitter page.In the film, which is being directed by Pushkar-Gayatri,...

05-Jan-2017 Chennai

Remakes can be quite challenging : P. Vasu

Veteran filmmaker P. Vasu has returned to Tamil filmdom after a gap of five years with horror-comedy "Shivalinga", an eponymous remake of his own Kannada film. He says helming a remake can be very challenging."There's a misconception that remakes are easy to...

04-Jan-2017 Chennai

More nervous as producer than actor : Ram Charan

Actor Ram Charan has donned the producer's hat for the first time for his father Chiranjeevi's comeback Telugu film "Khaidi No 150". Ahead of the film's release on January 11, he says he feels more nervous as a producer than he has ever felt as an actor.But...

04-Jan-2017 Chennai

Vikram to sport salt-and-pepper look for 'Dhruva Natchathiram'

Actor Vikram, who was last seen sporting a thick beard for Tamil actioner "Irumugan", has undergone a makeover for Gautham Vasudev Menon's upcoming spy-thriller "Dhruva Natchathiram". According to a source, he will be seen in salt-and-pepper look in the film."For...

04-Jan-2017 Chennai

Trisha replaces Abhinaya in 26/11 attacks thriller

Actress Trisha Krishnan's next outing is Tamil-Telugu thriller "1818", based on the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, says a source. The project was originally launched with actress Abhinaya in 2015 and was even titled "Thudi"."The film was launched with Abhinaya,...

04-Jan-2017 Chennai

Jayalalithaa biopic still in ideation stage : Dasari Narayana Rao

Veteran Telugu filmmaker Dasari Narayana Rao, who has expressed his desire to work on a biopic on late actress and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, says the project is yet to enter the scripting phase.Jayalalithaa, aged 68, passed away on December...

03-Jan-2017 Chennai

Dad makes the kind of films he believes in : Sakthi Vasu

Actor Sakthi Vasu says his father and veteran filmmaker P. Vasu has been able consistently deliver hits because he makes the kind of films he strongly believes in with an "I don't care" attitude."I think the biggest factor behind dad's illustrious career is...

03-Jan-2017 Chennai

'Sandakozhi 2' will roll from February

The principal shooting of filmmaker N. Linguswamy's Tamil actioner "Sandakozhi 2" will go on the floors in February, said a source from the film's unit."After much delay, the film's shoot will finally commence from the third week of February. In the interim,...

03-Jan-2017 Chennai

Vamshi Paidipally won't budge to allegations made by PVP

Filmmaker Vamshi Paidipally, who has announced that he is teaming up with superstar Mahesh Babu for a yet-untitled Telugu project next, has been allegedly accused of dishonoring an agreement to make a film for PVP productions.Producer Prasad V Potluri, in his...

03-Jan-2017 Chennai

Keerthy Suresh to play Savitri in a biopic

Actress Keerthy Suresh, best known for her work in films such as "Rajini Murugan" and "Nenu Sailaja", will be playing yesteryear legendary southern actress Savitri in an upcoming bilingual biopic.After names of actresses such as Vidya Balan, Nithya Menen and...

03-Jan-2017 Chennai

Actor Ramesh Thilak to tie the knot

Popular Radio Jockey-turned-actor Ramesh Thilak, last seen in latest Tamil horror-comedy "Mo", will enter into wedlock with Radio Jockey (RJ) Navalakshmi later this year."Happy New Year to all. Starting this year in this fashion. She's Navalakshmi," Ramesh wrote...

02-Jan-2017 Chennai

Kamal Haasan to resume 'Sabaash Naidu' shoot

Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan will finally resume shooting for upcoming trilingual comedy "Sabaash Naidu" from later this month after being out of action for nearly six months due to a leg injury.In July 2016, Haasan fractured his leg after he slipped and fell from the...

02-Jan-2017 Chennai

Proud of success of 'Dhruva': Allu Aravind

Producer Allu Aravind is proud and happy that his latest Telugu production venture "Dhruva", starring Ram Charan, has emerged successful at the box office despite the demonetisation gloom."'Dhruva' has become the second biggest grosser in Ram Charan's career...

01-Jan-2017 Chennai

Dhanush wishes good luck to wife for 'Mariyappan'

Actor Dhanush has wished good luck to his wife and filmmaker Aishwarya for her next Tamil directorial, a biopic on Indian Paralympic high jumper Mariyappan Thangavelu.The news of the film titled "Mariyappan" was announced on Sunday to coincide with New Year's...

01-Jan-2017 Chennai

'Hey Jude' will be a treat to watch : Nivin Pauly

Actor Nivin Pauly says his upcoming Malayalam drama "Hey Jude", in which he plays a "very challenging" character, will be a treat to watch.Releasing the first look poster of "Hey Jude" on Sunday, Nivin tweeted: "Presenting the official title design of 'Hey...

31-Dec-2016 Chennai

Entry intro Telugu filmdom not planned : Nivetha Pethuraj

Actress Nivetha Pethuraj, who will commence shooting for her maiden Telugu film from January next year, says she had never planned to enter the industry."My focus was on the two Tamil films I'm currently working on. It was never on my agenda to venture into...

30-Dec-2016 Chennai

'Saamy 2' not shelved, clarifies producer

Producer Shibu Thameens has confirmed that the plan to make Tamil actioner "Saamy 2" with actor Vikram has not been scrapped and that the project will start rolling from April 2017.A sequel to 2003 Tamil action-drama "Saamy", the film featured Vikram in the role...

30-Dec-2016 Chennai

Digitally re-mastered version of 'Baashha' impresses Rajinikanth

Superstar Rajinikanth is mighty pleased with the digitally re-mastered version of his iconic 1995 Tamil film "Baashha", which is gearing up for re-release next month.Directed by Suresh Krissna, the film was produced by R.M. Veerappan, and his son Thangaraj is...

29-Dec-2016 Chennai

Non-commercial films are being acceptedl : Pranitha Subhash

Southern actress Pranitha Subhash, who has mostly featured in commercial films so far in her career, believes audiences have evolved and that has enabled "other kind of films" to be accepted and appreciated."When I started my career, I thought only commercial...

29-Dec-2016 Chennai

Sundar C's 'Sanghamitra' to roll from April 2017

Filmmaker Sundar C's Rs 150 crore mega budget Tamil period drama "Sanghamitra", which will star Jayam Ravi and Arya in the lead, will roll from April next year, a source said.An official statement has already confirmed that Ravi and Arya will be playing the lead...

28-Dec-2016 Chennai

Khushbu Sundar returns to Telugu filmdom after nine years

Last seen on screen in the 2006 Telugu actioner "Stalin", actress Khushbu Sundar will return to the industry in a "powerful character" in actor Pawan Kalyan's yet-untitled next outing, to be directed by Trivikram."I officially announce I'm doing a Telugu...

28-Dec-2016 Chennai

To work with Pawan Kalyan will be a blessing : Sayyeshaa

Actress Sayyeshaa says rumours are not true that she has been signed on for Pawan Kalyan-starrer yet-untitled Telugu remake of Tamil blockbuster "Vedalam". But she wishes she gets an opportunity to work with him."I would be blessed if I get to work with him....

27-Dec-2016 Chennai

Rajinikanth's commitment amazes Resul Pookutty

Oscar-winning sound designer Resul Pookutty is amazed by the commitment and virtuosity of superstar Rajinikanth, with whom he is working on upcoming Tamil science-fiction action drama "2.o".Pookutty is overseeing the dubbing process of Rajinikanth in the film."The...

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