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15-Nov-2018 Mumbai

Shah Rukh Khan, A.R. Rahman meet Twitter CEO

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan and Oscar-winning music composer A.R. Rahman met Twitter CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey, with Rahman calling it an "inspiring" meeting.Shah Rukh on Wednesday evening shared a photograph with Dorsey. The two are seated in a yogic position...

14-Nov-2018 Chennai

Rajinikanth's ‘Petta' confirmed as Pongal 2019 release

Sun Pictures, the makers of superstar Rajinikanths upcoming Tamil action drama "Petta" on Wednesday announced that the film will hit the screens next year during the Pongal festival.Sun Pictures took to Twitter to make the announcement via a special poster,...

12-Nov-2018 Chennai

BJP may be a dangerous party if opposition thinks so : Rajinikanth

Actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth on Monday said if the opposition parties feel BJP is dangerous, then it must be so.He told reporters that the demonetisation implementation was wrong.Answering a reporter's query whether the BJP is a dangerous party, Rajinikanth said if the...

12-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Sanjay Khan has 'extraordinary stories' for TV

Veteran actor-filmmaker Sanjay Khan, popular for acting in and producing the television series "The Sword of Tipu Sultan", says he is planning to make movies, but he also has some extraordinary stories that can be told on the small screen.It was back in 1989...

12-Nov-2018 Bengaluru

I'm a newcomer for pan-India audiences : 'KGF' actor Yash

Kannada film actor Yash, who will soon be seen in "KGF" - Kolar Gold Fields - that will release in five languages including Hindi, says he is quite excited to see how cine-goers across India accept him as a performer because he is a newcomer for a majority of...

10-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Malaysian-Tamil music artiste joins hands with Anuradha Sriram

Malaysian-Tamil reggae artiste-music producer Sasi The Don has recorded a song with singer Anuradha Sriram, who has frequently collaborated with popular musicians like A.R. Rahman and Shankar Ehsaan Loy.The Reggae artiste's latest album "Timeless" features a track titled...

09-Nov-2018 Chennai

Rajinikanth condemns unlawful acts against Tamil film 'Sarkar'

Superstar Rajinikanth on Friday tweeted in support of actor Vijay's latest Tamil film "Sarkar". He condemned unlawful acts such as damaging the film's banners and demanding the removal of certain scenes from the film.A.R. Murugadoss directed "Sarkar", a political...

08-Nov-2018 Chennai

'Sarkar': Strictly for Vijay's fans

"Sarkar" has no relevance to Ram Gopal Varma's Hindi film of the same title where Amitabh Bachchan played a wily politician modelled on Maharashtra's iconic Balasaheb Thackeray.The wannabe, nattily attired 'neta' that Vijay plays in the new "Sarkar" seems modelled...

06-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Rana Daggubati would love to do superhero film in Indian space

Actor Rana Daggubati, who had dubbed for a version of the Hollywood superhero film "Avengers: Infinity War", is interested in the genre if told in Indian context.Asked if Rana would like to do a superhero film, he told IANS: "I did one called 'Baahubali'.""That's...

03-Nov-2018 Mumbai

'Notes of a Dream...' has been a journey for me : A.R. Rahman

Oscar winning musician A.R. Rahman, whose biography "Notes of a Dream: The Authorized Biography of A.R. Rahman" was launched here, says the book has been a journey for him and took him to those corners of his life which have remained candid for a long time.Written...

03-Nov-2018 Mumbai

The '2: 0' trailer is nonsensical

Would you believe it if I told you Akshay Kumar is a cell-phone-hating monster (at least he is disguised to look disgusting) who vows to get rid of the cellphone from the face of the earth.Wait. There is more. Cellphones start flapping and flying in the air...

03-Nov-2018 Chennai

Nearly Rs 600 crore spent on '2.0' : Rajinikanth

The trailer of superstar Rajinikanth's forthcoming multilingual science-fiction action drama "2.0" was unveiled on Saturday at a grand event here.A sequel to Shankar's 2010 blockbuster "Enthiran", the film has been produced by Lyca Productions and is gearing...

03-Nov-2018 Chennai

Akshay Kumar on '2.0': Wore more make-up than entire film career

Actor Akshay Kumar on Saturday said that his role in forthcoming multilingual science-fiction action drama "2.0" demanded him to wear more make-up than what he had worn in his entire career.Akshay plays the antagonist in superstar Rajinikanth's "2.0", which...

03-Nov-2018 Mumbai

Madhavan on why he plays a villain in a Telugu film

The new Telugu release "Savyasachi" has surprised Andhra and Telanganas audiences with the strong presence of Tamil cinemas iconic actor R Madhavan.Madhavan has so far done only Tamil and Hindi film so what prompted him to do a Telugu film and that too in...

31-Oct-2018 Mumbai

Not knowing Nambi Narayanan is a crime : R. Madhavan

Actor-director R. Madhavan, who is gearing up for the release of his forthcoming film "Rocketry - The Nambi Effect", feels that not knowing about great scientist Nambi Narayanan is a crime.Madhavan was interacting with the media at the teaser launch of the film, along...

30-Oct-2018 Srikakulam (Andhra Pradesh)

Tollywood Industry in Srikakulam for Cyclone Titli

The inter-ministerial central team led by Sanjeev Kumar Jindal, joint secretary (DM), the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, which toured the Titli cyclone- affected areas of Srikakulam district, has praised the relief measures taken up by Andhra Pradesh Government....

29-Oct-2018 Mumbai

Madhavan's 'Rocketry' to release in Hindi, English, Tamil

Actor R. Madhavan's upcoming film "Rocketry - The Nambi Effect", on the life of scientist and aerospace engineer S. Nambi Narayanan, will release in Hindi, English and Tamil.Madhavan on Monday took to Instagram to share a video in which he said: "There are...

27-Oct-2018 Bengaluru

Kannada actress files sexual harassment complaint against Arjun Sarja

Kannada film actress Sruthi Hariharan on Saturday filed a sexual harassment case with the police against actor Arjun Sarja here, a week after she had named him on the social media."We have registered an FIR (First Information Report) and booked the accused (Arjun)...

27-Oct-2018 Chennai

'Vada Chennai' prequel best suited for digital platform : Vetrimaaran

Filmmaker Vetrimaaran says he has plans to make a prequel to his multi-generational Tamil gangster drama "Vada Chennai" but he feels it would be best suited for digital platform."Vada Chennai", which released in cinemas earlier this month, features Dhanush in...

26-Oct-2018 Mumbai

'Arjun Reddy' Hindi remake is renamed 'Kabir Singh'

The Hindi remake of Telugu blockbuster "Arjun Reddy" has got a new title - "Kabir Singh".The original film, starring Vijay and Shalini Pandey in the lead, revolves around a medical student who falls in love with his junior and how their relationship evolves."Kabir...

23-Oct-2018 New Delhi

#MeToo fallout: Ere Gowda's 'Balekempa' out of DIFF

Amid sexual harassment allegations against Kannada film director Ere Gowda, the organisers of Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF) have decided not to screen his film 'Balekampa' in the festival.The film was earlier announced as the gala's closing...

23-Oct-2018 Chennai

“Saaho” first look: Makers tease with Hollywood standard action

The makers of upcoming multilingual action drama "Saaho" on Tuesday teased audiences with a special making video on the occasion of Prabhass birthday.The video gives a glimpse of the lavish budget the makers have spent on action, which will be one of the...

23-Oct-2018 Mumbai

Rana Daggubati feels 'Baahubali' similar to 'Star Wars'

Actor Rana Daggubati says he is proud to be associated with superhit Indian film franchise "Baahubali", which is now making an impact internationally in the form of a comic book.Rana had gone to Singapore for a professional commitment when he went to a book...

22-Oct-2018 Chennai

Lloyd Stevens to train Jr. NTR for Rajamouli's film

Well-known celebrity fitness trainer Lloyd Stevens, who has trained Indian stars such as Ranveer Singh and Hrithik Roshan, will take care of Telugu actor Jr. NTR's look for his upcoming yet-untitled film with S.S. Rajamouli.Currently dubbed as "RRR", Rajamouli's...

22-Oct-2018 Mumbai

Shruti Haasan meets Rahman at his LA studio

Actress-singer Shruti Haasan says she spent an incredible evening with Grammy and Oscar winning Indian musician A.R. Rahman in his studio in Los Angeles.Shruti on Sunday shared a photograph of herself along with Rahman on Instagram and captioned it: "Incredible evening...

20-Oct-2018 Chennai

Rajinikanth welcomes SC verdict on Sabarimala, but says respect tradition

Tamil cinema superstar Rajinikanth on Saturday welcomed the Supreme Court verdict on Sabarimala, but cautioned against interfering with the traditions of temples.He said that every temple had some traditions, and it was better not to interfere with those traditions.However,...

20-Oct-2018 Bengaluru

Kannada actress Sruthi accuses actor Arjun of sexual harassment

Actress Sruthi Hariharan on Saturday accused multilingual south Indian actor Arjun Sarja of sexually harassing her on the sets of a film in 2016. He has dismissed the claim."I was shooting for a bilingual film which starred Arjun Sarja, a man whose movies I...

20-Oct-2018

Mani Ratnam gets his mojo back, but just about

So many of the contemporary filmmakers seem to have lost the plot. Imtiaz Ali, the supremo among avant garde directors, is struggling to make himself coherent to an audience that just doesn't care what happened when "Harry Met Sejal".Vishal Bhardwaj's last...

19-Oct-2018 Kochi

Dileep removed from AMMA: Mohanlal

Senior actor Dileep, who was named in a Malayalam actress kidnapping case, was on Friday removed from the Association of Malayalam Movie Artists, its chief Mohanlal said.Ending months of uncertainty, the actors' body at its executive committee meeting held...

19-Oct-2018

'Sandakozhi 2': Violence in the film is fun

In the rugged, rough and coarse terrain of Madurai, it seems women are safer than men. In the new Vishal Krishna-starrer, the two main women characters lord over the proceedings with no care in the world. They scream at the men and treat them whimsically...

18-Oct-2018 New Delhi

A.R. Rahman enjoys directing SRK for music video

Grammy and Oscar winning composer A.R. Rahman says working with superstar Shah Rukh Khan on "Jai hind hind, jai India" was an "interesting" experience.Rahman directed Shah Rukh for the first time for the official video of the official song for Odisha Hockey...

17-Oct-2018 Chennai

'Vada Chennai' dives deep into dark underbelly of rowdyism, politics

In their third collaboration together, Dhanush and Vetrimaaran - a pair that only seems to be getting better with each outing - take us on a journey into the dark underbelly of rowdyism and politics in North Chennai.Tamil cinema has had its share of gangster...

16-Oct-2018 Chennai

My film with Dhanush will be a fantasy comedy : Ramkumar

Director Ramkumar, who is basking in the success of Tamil psychological thriller "Ratsasan", says his next film with Dhanush will be a fantasy comedy which he hopes to wrap up in six months."The scripting work is currently underway. As Dhanush sir is occupied...

14-Oct-2018 Hyderabad

RGV finds Naidu-lookalike for film on NTR

Well-known director Ram Gopal Varma says he has found a person who resembles Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu.The filmmaker, who had on Saturday announced Rs 1 lakh reward for tracing the man, said a Rohit Mutyala has found the lookalike.In his...

14-Oct-2018 Mumbai

We've to market our culture to our kids first : A.R. Rahman

Veteran music composer A.R. Rahman says Indian culture has to be marketed to the children here first. He feels Marathi cinema has been successful in doing over the last few years.Rahman was interacting with media at the music launch of Marathi film "Maaza Agadbam",...

13-Oct-2018 Kochi

Superstar Mohanlal under fire from actresses

The Association of Malayalam Movie Artists (AMMA), led by super star Mohanlal, came under fire on Saturday from the Women's Collective in Cinema (WCC) over the way the kidanpping case of an actress is being handled.The WCC was formed last year by women drawn...

10-Oct-2018 Chennai

The journey of 'Vada Chennai' began in 2003: Dhanush

Actor-filmmaker Dhanush, who awaits the release of Tamil gangster drama "Vada Chennai", said the film's journey began in 2003 and that he is blessed to have been part of this project even though it took long to materialise."Vada Chennai", directed by National Award-winning...

10-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Rana Daggubati emphasises on need for literature in films

Actor-producer Rana Daggubati says there is a huge appetite for cinema, but very few people understand that if there is a need for cinema then there will also be a need for literature. And if literature is not taken as the base of films, then it would be "very difficult"...

08-Oct-2018 Chennai

Film's journey more important than end result : Jr. NTR

Popular Telugu star Jr. Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao (NTR) says he doesn't pressurise himself anymore for success as he believes the journey of working on a film matters to him more than its end result.Tarak, as he is fondly called by his fans and peers, said there...

05-Oct-2018

'Nota': Vijay Devarakonda shines in engaging political thriller

We have seen stars play the reluctant politician before. Ranbir Kapoor in Prakash Jha's "Raajneeti" and Mahesh Babu in "Bharat Ane Nenu" were forced to take charge of their father's political empire when a crisis beckoned them from their luxurious life...

05-Oct-2018

'96': A highly satisfying story of unfulfilled romance

In debut director Prem Kumar's "96", Vijay Sethupathi plays a travel photographer called Ram and his character is beautifully established in the first five minutes through the song "Life of Ram", shot across various parts of India. Throughout the song,...

04-Oct-2018 Mumbai

Writing thriller is quite challenging : Sriram Raghavan

Film director Sriram Raghavan, whose new movie "Andhadhun" is being eagerly anticipated in the Hindi cinema circuit, says writing a thriller story is very challenging for a film which demands constant audience engagement.The movie, releasing on Friday, features...

04-Oct-2018 Chennai

NTR biopic renamed 'Kathanayakudu', 1st part out on January 9, 2019

The makers of "NTR", the highly anticipated two-part Telugu biopic on the life of legendary actor and former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao (NTR), announced on Thursday that the film will now be titled "Kathanayakudu".The change...

03-Oct-2018 Mumbai

Rana Daggubati to help aspiring filmmakers, writers

Actor Rana Daggubati will mentor a team that will help aspiring filmmakers and writers develop their ideas into workable scripts that can be taken to  producers and actors.KWAN Entertainment has joined hands with Rana's Suresh Productions to introduce...

03-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Actors should push themselves by crossing boundaries : Nivin Pauly

Nivin Pauly is awaiting the release of "Kayamkulam Kochunni", touted as the most expensive movie made in the Malayalam film industry. He is also  looking forward to soon making his debut in a Hindi language film. The Malayalam star believes that all the...

01-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Progress of nation more important than debates : Kamal Haasan

Not religion, not culture, progress is what matters, says cine icon Kamal Haasan, who has embarked on a journey in politics. He says people in India are busy debating trivial issues whereas the need of the hour is to rise above them.Haasan has always been...

01-Oct-2018 Mumbai

Dhanush seamlessly wears actor-director hat : Aditi Rao Hydari

Actress Aditi Rao Hydari, who is returning to Tamil cinema with a project directed by and co-starring Dhanush, says he is effortless in managing both the fields.On her experience of collaborating with Dhanush for the first time, Aditi told IANS in an interview:...

01-Oct-2018 Chennai

Nani on hosting Telugu Bigg Boss : It introduced me to the real world

Actor Nani, who made his television debut as the host of the second season of Telugu version of "Bigg Boss", said the experience of being associated with the popular reality show introduced him to the real world.The show ended on Sunday as Kaushal Manda, one...

30-Sep-2018 Chennai

My career has come full circle: Trisha on Rajinikanth's Petta'

Actress Trisha Krishnan, who teams up with superstar Rajinikanth for the first time in upcoming Tamil actioner "Petta", feels her career has come full circle as she joins the film's sets from October 1 in Varanasi."For years, I've been asked when I will work...

27-Sep-2018

'Chekka Chivantha Vaanam': Mani Ratnam returns to form

Crime and drama make for a deadly combination, and Mani Ratnam is one among the very few Indian filmmakers to have done full justice to the genres via films such as Nayagan and Thalapathi. Returning with a film set against a gangster backdrop after 15 years,...

27-Sep-2018 Mumbai

Tamannaah Bhatia turns vegetarian

Tamannaah Bhatia, who once used to devour fish, chicken and meat, has now turned vegetarian.She took the sudden decision owing to her 5-year-old pet dog Pebble's ill health.Tamannaah said in a statement: "I am as big an animal lover as I am a foodie, so giving...

26-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Prithviraj positive about getting film on football on track

Jamesh Kottakkal says Malayalam star Prithviraj Sukumaran has been very supportive of the fashion photographer's film on football and that he is positive about getting it on track.The sports drama titled "The Beautiful Game" was announced a few years ago. Though...

26-Sep-2018 Hyderabad

Amala Akkineni turns muse for ethical fashion

Actress Amala Akkineni turned muse for eri silk designer Jyoti Reddy's ethical fashion line 'ereena'."I never imagined I would wear a silk sari as I practice Ahimsa. Many times people tried to convince me about Ahimsa silk, but when I followed the chain of production...

24-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Rana Daggubati is happy with Dulquer's progress in cinema

Dulquer Salmaan has featured in 26 films in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Hindi since his acting debut in 2012. He is currently busy adding more movies to his impressive filmography. And so, his friend and actor Rana Daggubati is very happy with the "Kali" star's...

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