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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...

08-Feb-2018 Mumbai

Not scared of protests against Kamala Das biopic: Director Kamal

Malayalam film director Kamal is not a worried man even though his biopic on the very fiery author-poet Kamala Das has ignited debates and protests, as well as attracted an attempt to stop the film legally for propagating "love jihad" -- a charge that Kamal vehemently...

08-Feb-2018 Chennai

Kamal Haasan to meet key influencers from TN in US

Actor Kamal Haasan, who is in the US, will meet key influencers from Tamil Nadu and explore a better future for the state.Kamal, who has announced his foray into politics, will be delivering a lecture at the India Conference at Harvard University.He discussed...

01-Feb-2018 chennai

Kamal Haasan to speak on Tamil Nadu's issues at Harvard

Actor-politician Kamal Haasan will deliver a keynote at the Harvard University on February 10. He will talk about the issues plaguing Tamil Nadu, which he feels has "sunk to the lowest depth".This is the second time the legendary actor will be seen speaking at the prestigious...

01-Feb-2018 Chennai

I'm not enemy of Hindus : Kamal Haasan

Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan, known for his rationalistic views, says he is not an enemy of Hindu religion.In his column in the Tamil weekly Ananda Vikatan, Kamal Haasan refuted charges that he was anti-Hindu.He wondered how he can be anti-Hindu when people at his home...

23-Jan-2018 chennai

We are not going towards government cash chest : Kamal Haasan

Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan on Tuesday told his fans that he was not forming a political party with an eye on the government treasury.Meeting his fans at his residence here he said their journey towards the people started 37 years back."We are not journeying towards...

22-Jan-2018 Chennai

Kamal Haasan foresees bright future for digital in India

Actor Kamal Haasan on Monday said days are not far off when India will be a pioneer in digital activities.He said he would see that happen during his lifetime itself.Inaugurating a digital branch of Canara Bank here, Kamal said Tamil Nadu should be the leader...

18-Jan-2018 Hyderabad

I am not anti-Hindu, I am anti-Modi : Prakash Raj

Actor Prakash Raj said on Thursday that he was not anti-Hindu as alleged by critics but only anti-Modi."They say I am anti-Hindu but I say I am anti-Modi, anti-Amit Shah and anti-Hegde," the actor said at the India Today South conclave here. He was referring...

18-Jan-2018 chennai

Sharing of taxes by central government is discriminatory: Kamal Haasan

Tamil and Hindi movie actor Kamal Haasan has said he feels that the sharing of taxes by the central government is discriminatory and if all the southern states celebrate Dravidianism then the discrimination may not be there.In his weekly column in Tamil magazine...

13-Jan-2018

'Angyaathavaasi': Too cheesy to be ripped off from 'Largo Winch'

If I was the producer-director of the French film "Largo Winch" I wouldn't even bother to acknowledge this alleged wannabe "Winch" in Telugu, let alone point out the similarities between the two films.The French film is about an heir-apparent of a business...

12-Jan-2018 chennai

Success always gives happiness : Prabhudheva

Filmmaker-choreographer and actor Prabhudheva says success gives happiness but also brings a lot of pressure for doing better.Prabhudheva on Friday treated his fans to question and answer session, where a user asked him how he feels when he has accomplished a task and gains...

11-Jan-2018 chennai

Kamal Haasan says taking time to launch party to avoid mistakes

Giving a cinema analogy, actor Kamal Haasan, who has announced his entry into politics, said on Thursday that like in cinema, in politics also there is a fear that a rival can run away with your script and produce a film before he can do it -- in what is seen...

03-Jan-2018 Chennai

Rajinikanth seeks Karunanidhi's blessings for his political journey

Tamil movie actor Rajinikanth, who recently announced his political plunge, on Wednesday met DMK President M.Karunanidhi to seek his blessings.Speaking to reporters here after meeting Karunanidhi, he said he had informed the DMK patriarch about his starting...

03-Jan-2018 Chennai

Ram Gopal Varma hopes Pawan Kalyan does a Rajinikanth in Andhra

Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma hopes that Telugu film actor-turned-politician Pawan Kalyan contests all seats in Andhra Pradesh like superstar Rajinikanth is doing in Tamil Nadu.Varma on Tuesday tweeted: "I wish Pawan Kalyan will contest all seats in Andhra Pradhesh...

02-Jan-2018 Chennai

Honest, secular politics is spiritual politics : Rajinikanth

Tamil movie superstar Rajinikanth on Tuesday said honest and secular politics is "spiritual politics" and Tamil Nadu, where he wants to bring about major changes, was the land of several revolutions.After Rajinikanth said he will float a new party and pursue...

01-Jan-2018 Chennai

Rajinikanth launches website for political change

Superstar Rajinikanth, who made waves on Sunday by plunging into electoral politics, on Monday launched a website and an app inviting people to sign up in his campaign to bring about a political change in Tamil Nadu.Even as established political parties by and...

01-Jan-2018 Chennai

Rajinikanth launches web page, asks people to join

A day after announcing his entry into politics, superstar Rajinikanth on Monday launched a website and an app inviting people to register themselves in his campaign to bring about political change in Tamil Nadu.Rajinikanth uploaded a one-minute video in...

01-Jan-2018 Chennai

Vishnu Manchu to flaunt romantic avatar in 'Gayatri'

Actor Vishnu Manchu, known for action and comedy roles, will a romantic hero in his upcoming Telugu film "Gayatri".The first look of Vishnu alongside actress Shriya Sharan from "Gayatri" was unveiled on Monday. The poster suggested a soft beautiful romantic...

01-Jan-2018 Mumbai

Rana Daggubati introduces his 'Haathi Mere Saathi' character

Actor Rana Daggubati on the first day of the new year unveiled his look from his upcoming film "Haathi Mere Saathi".Rana sports a rugged look for the movie, in which he will be seen essaying the character of Bandev. The movie is a trilingual remake of late...

31-Dec-2017 Chennai

Rajinikanth finally takes the plunge, resets TN politics

In a decision that could redraw Tamil Nadu's political landscape, superstar Rajinikanth on Sunday accused political parties of "looting" the people and vowed to form a new outfit to pursue "spiritual politics" and contest the next Assembly election.After...

31-Dec-2017 Chennai

Rajinikanth takes the plunge, to pursue 'spiritual politics'

Accusing political parties of "looting" the people, Tamil superstar Rajinikanth on Sunday said he will float a new party that will pursue "spiritual politics" and vowed to contest the next Tamil Nadu Assembly election.After years of will-he-will-he-not uncertainty,...

31-Dec-2017 Chennai

Welcome : Kamal Haasan on Rajinikanth's political entry

Actor Kamal Haasan, who is planning to take a plunge into politics, on Sunday extended a warm welcome and greetings to megastar Rajinikanth in the political arena.Rajinikanth on Sunday morning announced he would float a political party that would practice...

31-Dec-2017 Chennai

Rajinikanth to float party, follow spiritual politics

Tamil superstar Rajinikanth on Sunday said that he would float a political party that would practice "spiritual politics" and contest in all of the state's 234 constituencies in the next Assembly polls.Announcing his decision at a meeting here, Rajinikanth...

29-Dec-2017 Chennai

Dhanush's next directorial with Sri Thenandal Films

Filmmaker-actor Dhanush says his next directorial venture will be with Tamil film production and distribution house Sri Thenandal Films.Dhanush on Thursday night announced he will also be playing the lead role in this venture, which would be his 37th project as an actor."As...

24-Dec-2017 Chennai

Mohan Babu ferocious as villain in 'Gayatri' : Vishnu Manchu

Actor-producer Vishnu Manchu says his father and actor Mohan Babu looked "ferocious" in his villainous avatar in the upcoming Telugu film "Gayatri".Mohan will be seen playing the double role of hero and villain in the movie.Speaking about Mohan's look, Vishnu said...

24-Dec-2017

'Hello' has beautiful heart

There is much yet to be said about the first flush of love. Luca Guadagnino's "Call Me By Your Name" does it in one way. Vikram Kumar, more conservative than those pants-dropping Italians does it another way in "Hello", the new engaging Telugu film re-launching...

20-Dec-2017 Chennai

Working on 'MCA...' was a sheer delight : Vijay Varma

Actor Vijay Varma, who is venturing into southern cinema with Telugu film "MCA - Middle Class Abbayi", says working on the movie has been a sheer delight.Vijay, who played a grey shade character in "Pink", will be seen playing a menacing villain where he will...

16-Dec-2017 Chennai

All strength to your shoulders: Kamal Haasan to Rahul Gandhi

Kamal Haasan on Saturday congratulated politician Rahul Gandhi who has taken over as the new Congress President. The veteran actor-filmmaker says he's sure that Rahul would work and deserve the admiration like his elders."Congratulations Mr. Rahul.G. Your...

03-Dec-2017 Bangalore

Actress Shraddha Srinath inaugurates Salon Manthra in Bangalore

Leading South Indian film actress Shraddha Srinath inaugurated the first Salon Manthra outlet inBangalore today. The salon which is located at 27th Main in HSR layout is the brands first footprint in the state. Salon Manthra was set up in the year 2007 in salem....

02-Dec-2017 Hyderabad

Poster of upcoming Tamil film Torchlight unveiled

A new poster of upcoming Tamil film Torchlight was unveiled.In the poster, Sadha wears a white sari paired with a maroon blouse that has a plunging back. Her hair is tied in a neat bun and we can see her side profile. In the background, a sprawling city’s...

30-Nov-2017 Chennai

Kamal Haasan shoots at military academy for 'Vishwaroopam 2'

Veteran actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan has resumed the shooting of his long-delayed project "Vishwaroopam 2" ("Vishwaroop 2" in Hindi). The final schedule of spy thriller film is taking place at the Officers Training Academy (OTS) here.Haasan, who has written,...

27-Nov-2017 Kolkata

Tollywood to observe 15-minute blackout against Padmavati protests

Denouncing the protests against Sanjay Leela Bhansali's upcoming film "Padmavati", the Bengali film fraternity on Monday called for a "15-minute black out" in the entire industry on Tuesday afternoon.Terming it a token protest against the ongoing agitation in parts...

26-Nov-2017 Chennai

Any government ignoring human suffering will fall: Kamal Haasan

Hitting out at the Tamil Nadu government, Tamil actor Kamal Haasan on Sunday said any regime that focusses on power and fame even if results in loss of life would fall.A person is an accessory to a murder if his action results in an accident which Tamil Nadu's...

25-Nov-2017 New Delhi

'Padmavati' row : Kamal Haasan says Indians are being over sensitive

Veteran actor Kamal Haasan, who earlier came out in support of "Padmavati" actress Deepika Padukone amid protests and death threats hurled at her for being a part of the film, says people are being "over-sensitive" on the issue."We are being over sensitive....

22-Nov-2017 Chennai

No urgency to enter politics: Rajinikanth

Tamil movie star Rajinikanth on Wednesday said there is no hurry for him to enter politics.nswering reporters at the airport on his return from Hyderabad, Rajinikanth also said the shooting for "Kaala" movie has been completed.The actor has been hinting about...

21-Nov-2017 Chennai

Respect Deepika Padukone's freedom: Kamal Haasan

Tamil film actor Kamal Haasan stands in support of "Padmavati" actress Deepika Padukone and says he respects the actress' freedom. He also urged "cerebral India" to wake up."I want Deepika's head.. saved. Respect it more than her body. Even more her freedom....

16-Nov-2017

'Tumhari Sulu': Strong performances elevate this light-hearted film

"Tumhari Sulu" is the story of Sulochana Dubey aka Sulu (Vidya Balan), a middle class housewife with an indefatigable spirit who is in the constant pursuit of excelling and winning contests and competitions, which give her immense satisfaction. Perhaps subconsciously...

15-Nov-2017 Chennai

Kamal Haasan congratulates Rajinikanth for winning NTR Award

Tamil movie icon Kamal Haasan has congratulated superstar Rajinikanth for bagging the NTR National Film Awards for 2014, 2015 and 2016.Kamal on Tuesday took to Twitter and thanked the Andhra Pradesh government, who on Tuesday announced the Nandi state film...

14-Nov-2017 Amaravati

Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth win NTR Award

Veteran actors Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth and film director K. Raghvendra Rao have bagged the NTR National Film Awards for 2014, 2015 and 2016.The Andhra Pradesh government on Tuesday announced the Nandi state film award winners and also the winners of the NTR,...

13-Nov-2017 Chennai

I'm a fan of Amitabh Bachchan, Kajol: Kamal Haasan

Tamil movie icon Kamal Haasan says he is a fan of megastar  and actress Kajol.Kajol, 43, had previously shared a photograph of herself along with Big B and Kamal on Twitter. She captioned the image: "Selfie time with two legends. Couldn't resist."Kamal,...

12-Nov-2017 New Delhi

Treasure all movies I've done till date: Parul Yadav

Actress Parul Yadav, who is all set to be seen in the Kannada remake of the 2014 Bollywood film "Queen", says she treasures all the movies she has done till date."'Queen' is definitely a milestone in Indian cinema and I am excited to be a part of it but I treasure...

10-Nov-2017 Kolkata

Kamal Haasan meets Mamata amid speculation

Tamil movie icon Kamal Haasan, who has plans for a political plunge, on Friday lauded West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her enthusiasm to celebrate cinema through the Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF).Kamal, who was attending the inaugural...

09-Nov-2017 Chennai

PM's recognition of Chennai's music gives us hope: Kamal Haasan

Tamil actor Kamal Haasan, who has plans for a political plunge, has welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's praise towards inclusion of Chennai in Unesco's list of Creative Cities for its contribution to music.Unesco, the United Nations cultural organisation,...

06-Nov-2017 Chennai

Kamal Haasan to visit medical camp, rain hit area on birthday

Tamil film actor Kamal Haasan, who will turn 63 on Tuesday, will not celebrate his birthday as people here are distressed by heavy rains. He will instead visit a medical camp and a rain-affected area.The actor's spokesperson said in a statement that Kamal,...

04-Nov-2017 Chennai

Kamal Haasan hits back at detractors

Actor Kamal Haasan on Saturday hit back at detractors baying for his blood saying those who cannot stand criticism now want to kill him."If we question them, they call us anti-nationals and want us jailed. Now since there is no space in jails they want to...

04-Nov-2017 Chennai

Agriculture should be classified as industry: Kamal Haasan

Actor Kamal Haasan on Saturday said agriculture should be categorised as an industry for the benefit of all.Speaking at a meeting organised by some farmer bodies, Haasan said one could live without cinema but not without food or water.He said agriculture should...

02-Nov-2017 Chennai

There are Hindu extremists too : Kamal Haasan

Tamil movie actor Kamal Haasan, who is planning to jump into active politics, says there are "Hindu extremists" too.Writing in a Tamil magazine, Kamal said that earlier rightwing Hindus used to argue but without indulging in violence.But as their "cunningness"...

27-Oct-2017 Dubai

Younger generation forgetting Indian tradition, culture: Rajinikanth

Megastar Rajinikanth, who attended the grand audio launch of his upcoming 3D sci-fi entertainer "2.0" with the cast and crew here, said he feels sad that the younger generation of India is forgetting our culture and tradition.Hosted by filmmaker Karan Johar,...

27-Oct-2017 Dubai

Bollywood has lot to learn from southern cinema: Akshay Kumar

National Award winning actor Akshay Kumar, who attended the grand audio launch of his debut Tamil film "2.0" here, said that the Hindi film industry has a lot to learn from southern cinema.Akshay along with filmmaker S. Shankar, megastar Rajinikanth, Oscar winning...

27-Oct-2017 Jaipur

Telugu version of 'Mersal' same as Tamil: Prasoon Joshi

The Telugu version of Vijay-starrer "Mersal", which had some controversial dialogues about GST and the digital India programme, will release without any cuts and muted words --just like the film's Tamil version, Prasoon Joshi, Chairman of the Central Board...

27-Oct-2017 Chennai

Petition to revoke censor certificate for 'Mersal' dismissed

 In a major setback for the opponents of actor Vijay starrer Tamil movie "Mersal", the Madras High Court on Friday dismissed a petition that sought revocation of the film's censor certificate.A division bench dismissed the petition filed by lawyer A. Aswathaman,...

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