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19-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Assamese musician returns to Telugu filmdom

After singing songs for the 2010 Telugu film "Kalavar King", Assamese musician Joi Barua is back to the south film industry, this time as a composer for Ayodhya Kumar Krishnamsetty's directorial "24 Kisses"."I was recommended to him (Krishnamsetty) by Resul...

13-Sep-2018 Chennai

Akshay Kumar, Rajinikanth battle face-to-face in '2.0' teaser

The teaser of director Shankar Shanmugham's upcoming film "2.0" shows an ultimate showdown between its two stars, Akshay Kumar and Rajinikanth, who are seen as the "biggest rivals" battling it out between good and evil.On the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi...

01-Sep-2018 Thiruvananthapuram

Malayalam film industry should help flood-hit people : Sheela

Popular actress Sheela on Saturday said the Malayalam film industry should organise a fund raising programme to help the flood-affected people of Kerala.The veteran actress also slammed the attitude of the leading lights in the Malayalam film industry for not...

01-Sep-2018 Amritsar

South Indian Actress Isha Chawla says "Ishk-e-watan"

Noted  South Indian Actress Ms. Isha Chawla 's series of Poem is been Published in a book " Ishk-e-watan" . Ishk-e-watan is a Series of  Poem by upcoming poets across India .These Series of Inspirational Poems of Ms.Isha Chawla not only stressed on Patriotism...

30-Aug-2018 Chennai

'Bhairava Geetha' is high intensity action packed love story: RGV

Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma says the upcoming Telugu-Kannada bilingual "Bhairava Geetha" is a high intensity action packed love story.Varma, who is jointly producing the film with Bhaskar, says the film has a background of violent class struggles."Siddhartha's 'Bhairava...

18-Aug-2018 Mumbai

Rajinikanth praises 'The Answer'

Actor-politician Rajinikanth has praised the Victor Banerjee-starrer "The Answer", which traces the life of yoga guru Paramhansa Yogananda's late American devotee James Donald Walters -- popularly known as Swami Kriyananda.Ahead of the film's release on August 31, Rajinikanth...

12-Aug-2018 Mumbai

Vijay doesn't want fans to waste time on 'unproductive' activities

Actor Vijay Devarakonda says he doesn't want his fans, whom he calls "rowdies", to waste even two minutes on any unproductive activity.Asked if he would allow them to troll his colleagues just because they thought he was not being respected enough, Vijay said:...

11-Aug-2018 Mumbai

Tamannaah Bhatia excited about giving retro twist to 'KGF'

Actress Tamannaah Bhatia says she had fun shooting for a "retro number" in the period drama "KGF".Tamannaah shot for the recreated version of the song "Jokae naanu balliya minchu", a song which was picturised on late Vijayalalitha in director Rajkumar's Kannada...

11-Aug-2018 Chennai

Can't wait to be Maari again : Dhanush

Actor-filmmaker-singer Dhanush says he cannot wait to be Maari, a character he enjoyed and cherished playing in the upcoming Tamil comedy "Maari 2".Dhanush on Friday tweeted that the shooting for the film has concluded."And that is a wrap for 'Maari 2'. Loved being Maari once...

10-Aug-2018

Kamal Haasan pounds a pulsating anti-terror film

The best thing about this lengthy lumbering but never uninteresting ode to anti-terrorism is the lovely wizened Waheeda Rehman. But we have to wait till after interval point for her to show up.The veteran actress is cast as the protagonist's mother who suffers...

10-Aug-2018

'Vishwaroop II': Astutely mounted mediocre fare

This action spy drama, "Vishwaroop II", serves as a prequel cum sequel to the 2013 released film "Vishwaroop". It encapsulates events before and after its predecessor. So in that sense the film is not dependent on its predecessor for narrative links, as it...

10-Aug-2018 Beijing

Tamil film 'Mersal' to release in China

Tamil film "Mersal" has been picked by Chinas HGC Entertainment, which is planning to release it in the country.The Vijay-starrer will be dubbed into Mandarin later this year or in early 2019, reports variety.com.Directed by Atlee, the action thriller released...

09-Aug-2018 Mumbai

It's Goa birthday for Mahesh Babu

Telugu cinemas superstar Mahesh Babu left for Goa with his wife Namrata Shirodkar and two children Gautam and Sitara on Thursday morning after releasing the first look of his new film titled "Maharshi".When asked about the special activities planned in Goa...

07-Aug-2018 Mumbai

An artiste creates an alternate reality : A.R. Rahman

Known for his powerful music and introvert nature, Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman says that as an artiste, he prefers to create an alternate reality as opposed to expressing an opinion on the troubled socio-political scenario worldwide.Rahman mostly refrains...

07-Aug-2018 New Delhi

No animosity with BJP : Kamal Haasan

Tamil actor-filmmaker turned politician Kamal Haasan on Tuesday said he had no animosity with the BJP as his newly launched Makkal Needhi Maiam was yet to take a decision on any alliance with any political grouping or a party in the country."I have met BJP...

01-Aug-2018 Chennai

Prabhudheva to choreograph Dhanush for 'Maari 2'

Choreographer-actor-filmmaker Prabhudheva will be choreographing a song for the Dhanush starrer Tamil comedy "Maari 2".Dhanush on Wednesday tweeted: "I am super privileged to share with you all, that the man who is the reason behind dance evolving in our country Prabhudheva is choreographing...

30-Jul-2018 New Delhi

Owe my life, success to community of Kalaripayattu : Vidyut Jammwal

Actor Vidyut Jammwal is bringing global recognition to Indian martial art form Kalaripayattu, and says it is an honour to give back to the community.Looper, a US platform, recently released a list of top martial artists across the globe, and Vidyut has found...

29-Jul-2018 Mumbai

Vijay Deverakonda's song courts controversy, says he doesn't want row

Telugu cinema star Vijay Deverakonda finds himself in a controversy regarding the song "What The F" from his film "Geetha Govindam". He decided to withdraw the song from YouTube as he feels there's no need for the song to be played if it is offending anyone.The...

28-Jul-2018 Mumbai

I don't belong to category of superstars : Mika Singh

Singer Mika Singh has been in showbiz for more than 20 years and has given many hit songs like "Subha hone na de" and "Aaj ki party", but doesn't consider himself to be a superstar.During his visit to the set of the show "Sabse Smart Kaun?", the contestants...

27-Jul-2018 Mumbai

Tamannaah Bhatia 'only' romancing her cinematic endeavours

Amidst her wedding rumours, actress Tamannaah Bhatia says she is not on "a husband shopping spree" and that she is only romancing her cinematic endeavours right now.There are reports that Tamannaah, who was earlier rumoured to be in a relationship with cricketer...

24-Jul-2018 Thiruvananthapuram

Now, support starts pouring in superstar Mohanlal

After 100 people, including people from the film industry, wrote to the Kerala government that Mohanlal should not be invited as the Chief Guest to the annual state film awards here in August, support started coming for the Malayalam superstar.Award winning...

23-Jul-2018 New Delhi

When people are with you, no journey is odious : Kamal Haasan

Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, who entered the film industry when he was just three, has taken baby steps into politics. He says if people are there to support him, no journey, irrespective of its destination, is "odious or painful".In the 48 hours after Kamal launched...

23-Jul-2018 Mumbai

Dhanush to take 'The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir' to Melbourne

Actor Dhanush is excited that his maiden international venture "The Extraordinary Journey Of The Fakir" will make its Victorian premiere at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) next month.IFFM will be held from August 10-22.Directed by Ken Scott, the...

23-Jul-2018 Mumbai

Malayalam film 'Kutty Srank' clocks 8 years

Reliance Entertainment celebrated eight years of National Award Winning Malayalam film "Kutty Srank" here on Monday.As part of the celebrations, the social media handles of Reliance Entertainment changed the cover pictures to "Kutty Srank"."Celebrating 8 years...

23-Jun-2018 New Delhi

It's not a major injury : Dhanush

After reports about Dhanush getting injured on the sets of "Maari 2" surfaced, the actor-filmmaker-singer took to Twitter on Saturday to update his fans and followers about his health. He says it was not a major injury.He assured his followers that he is fine."My...

23-Jun-2018 Mumbai

Karthi's next brings 'joint family' back

Tamil star Karthi who has been doing a lot of intense roles lately in films like "Kaashmora", Mani Ratnam's "Katru Veliyidai", is now shooting for a project close to his heart that involves the values of a joint family.Iconic Tamil actor Suriya's brother,...

18-Jun-2018 Bangalore

I rediscovered my love for theatre in Bangalore : Shraddha Srinath

Prominent Kannada actress, Shraddha Srinath has an avid love for art. She believes that the city of Bangalore and art go hand-in-hand.In conversation with Shraddha about Bangalore Times’ #FlirtWithYourCity campaign, she shared that she came to Bangalore almost...

10-Jun-2018 Thiruvananthapuram

Mohanlal to become Malayalam film body President

Malayalam superstar Mohanlal will take charge as the new President of the Association of Malayalam Movie Actors (AMMA) later this month.The development came as veteran actor Mammootty decided to withdraw his candidacy.On the last day of nominations on Friday,...

21-Apr-2018

'Bharat Ane Nenu': Mahesh Babu plays a politician India needs

Not once does this politician raise his voice. His soft and gentle eyes harden into steel when pushed against the wall. But otherwise, Mahesh Babu as Bharath, the heir-apparent Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, doesn't need to raise his voice to be heard.When...

20-Apr-2018 New Delhi

I didn't set out to be a regular hero : Rana Daggubati

Rana Daggubati doesn't see any project as a risk and likes to keep his creative spirit busy. The "Baahubali" star says he didn't set out to be a regular hero as his mantra is to keep trying new things.His career graph is filled with diverse projects -- something...

11-Apr-2018 Mumbai

Tamannaah Bhatia to receive award for 'Baahubali'

After bagging the iconic Sridevi Award at Zee Apsara Awards, actress Tamannaah Bhatia will receive the coveted Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Award for her outstanding performance in the blockbuster "Baahubali: The Beginning".The award will also being conferred...

11-Apr-2018 Chennai

Rajinikanth denounces violence against policemen

Actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth on Wednesday said assault on policemen on duty should be nipped in the bud.In a tweet along with a video clip of policemen being attacked by protesters opposed to the Indian Premier League (IPL) match here on Tuesday, he said: "Such violent...

08-Apr-2018 Lucknow

Actress Shraddha Srinath feels like intern

Actress Shraddha Srinath, who has worked in southern cinema, is making inroads into Bollywood with "Milan Talkies" but feels like an intern."Milan Talkies", directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia, will feature Shraddha with Ali Fazal. The team shot for parts of the film...

07-Apr-2018 Hyderabad

Strip protest by aspiring actress in Hyderabad

An aspiring actress resorted to a strip protest on Saturday at the office of Telugu Film Chamber of Commerce here after alleging that some filmmakers had sexually exploited her.Sri Reddy, who has been speaking about the casting couch in Tollywood, caused...

07-Apr-2018 Chennai

S.S. Rajamouli praises 'Rangasthalam'

Filmmaker S.S. Rajamouli has praised Telugu Film "Rangasthalam" and also lauded the performances by actors Ram Charan and Jagapathi Babu."The only person who could stand his ground to Charan, to an extent was Jagapathi Babu. His slow drawling dialogue and performance...

30-Mar-2018

Ram Charan Teja transforms in 'Rangasthalam'

There is something enormously endearing about a superstar trying to shed his image to get into the skin of his character the way, say, Uttam Kumar did in Satyajit Ray's "Nayak" or Rajesh Khanna in Basu Bhattacharya's "Aavishkar".In "Rangasthalam", Ram Charan...

30-Mar-2018 Mumbai

Ram Charan Teja anxious about 'Rangasthalam'

Telugu superstar Ram Charan Teja says he is more anxious about Sukumar's "Rangasthalam" than any of his films so far.Ram Charan admits "Rangasthalam" is a new beginning for him."After ten years of acting, I needed a complete change. I have to constantly challenge...

20-Mar-2018 Chennai

Not BJP, only God and people behind me : Rajinikanth

Actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth, who had declared he would follow the philosophy of spiritual politics, on Tuesday said only God and people were behind him and not the BJP.Talking to reporters here on his return from a spiritual tour, he also said the state government should...

17-Mar-2018 Vijayawada

I am the superstar : N. Balakrishna

Popular actor and TDP legislator N. Balakrishna on Saturday said he would not like to make Pawan Kalyan a hero by reacting to his allegations and declared that he is the 'superstar'."I don't want to make somebody a hero by reacting. I am the superstar," said...

13-Mar-2018 Rishikesh

Not become a full-time politician : Rajinikanth

Megastar Rajinikanth on Tuesday said he has still not become a full-time politician and his ongoing spiritual trip to the Himalayas was to "realise oneself"."Still I have not become a full-time politician. I have not announced my party. I don't want to talk anything...

11-Mar-2018 Jammu

Rajinikanth visits Jammu on 'spiritual journey'

Tamil superstar Rajinikanth arrived here on Sunday on what he called his "spiritual journey in the Himalayas".He will visit Shivkhori shrine in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir. Shivkhori cave shrine is devoted to Lord Shiva."Spiritualism is all about serving...

06-Mar-2018 Chennai

`Rajini wants Tamil children to call their parents Mummy, Daddy'

Rajinikanth wants children to call their parents Mummy and Daddy and not Amma and Appa, Tamil Nadu Fisheries Minister D. Jayakumar on Tuesday.After Tamil versus Hindi/Sanskrit, a Tamil versus English fight seems to be starting in Tamil Nadu, thanks to the stand...

05-Mar-2018 Chennai

Rajinikanth says he can offer MGR rule

Actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth on Monday said he can provide the rule of AIADMK founder and late Chief Minister M.G. Ramachandran (MGR) and also fill the leadership void that exists in Tamil Nadu.Unveiling a statue of MGR at the Dr MGR Educational Research Institute here,...

01-Mar-2018 Chennai

'Kaala' teaser postponed due to Kanchi seer's demise

The teaser of the upcoming movie "Kaala" was slated to release on Thursday, but will now be unveiled a day later, says producer Dhanush. The decision has been taken as a mark of respect to Jayendra Saraswathi, the 69th pontiff of the Sankara Mutt Kanchipuram...

19-Feb-2018 Hyderabad

Telugu comedian Gundu Hanumantha Rao passes away

Veteran comedian of Telugu cinema Gundu Hanumantha Rao passed away here on Monday. He was 61.The actor, who was suffering from kidney ailment for some time, suffered cardiac arrest in the early on Monday at his house in SR Nagar. He was rushed him to a private...

18-Feb-2018 Chennai

Kamal Haasan calls on Rajinikanth

Days after he ruled out an alliance with actor Rajinikanth's political party if the latter acquires a saffron hue, actor Kamal Haasan on Sunday called on Rajinikanth at his residence here.Haasan told reporters that it was a "friendly meeting".Both the actors...

17-Feb-2018 Mumbai

Rishi Kapoor predicts 'huge stardom' for Priya Varrier

Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor is impressed by the "expressive" and "innocent" Priya Prakash Varrier. He has predicted a bright future for the 18-year-old, who became an internet sensation with a wink and a shy but mischievous smile in a music video."I predict huge...

15-Feb-2018 chennai

Successive TN governments neglected farm sector : Kamal Haasan

Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan hit out at Tamil Nadu governments - current and earlier ones - for neglecting villages, the farm sector and putting the farming community in a crisis.Haasan, who earlier said he would adopt a village and make it into a "model village", revealed...

14-Feb-2018 Hyderabad

Director of Varrier's movie booked for hurting religious sentiments

Police in Hyderabad on Wednesday registered a case for hurting religious sentiments of Muslims against the director of a Malayalam movie, whose song featuring actress Priya Prakash Varrier has gone viral.On a complaint by some youths in the old city of Hyderabad,...

13-Feb-2018 New Delhi

No more films for me : Kamal Haasan

Filmstar Kamal Haasan on Tuesday said there will be no more films for him as his plunge into politics for the people of Tamil Nadu is final and irreversible.The actor-turned-politician, who is set to announce his party and its guiding principles this month, believes...

11-Feb-2018 Massachusetts

I am fed up of complaining about governmental inaction : Kamal Haasan

Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan says he is tired of complaining about governmental inaction, and wants to recraft the polity."On February 21, 2018, as I embark on my political journey, I am announcing a plan to adopt one village in every district of Tamil Nadu with the...

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