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14-Jan-2019 Mumbai

Wanted to be part of 'Simmba': Priya Prakash Warrier

Actress Priya Prakash Warrier, who is gearing up for the release of her upcoming film "Sridevi Bungalow", says she wanted to become a part of Rohit Shetty's "Simmba" along with Ranveer Singh.Priya interacted with the media at the trailer launch of 'Sridevi Bungalow'...

05-Jan-2019 Hong Kong

Was perfect to use imagination for 'Bumblebee' : John Cena

Actor-wrestler John Cena says using his imagination for the shoot of his upcoming film "Bumblebee" was perfect.Talking about using his imagination during the shoot, Cena said: "For me it was perfect because you get to use your imagination rather than having tons of...

30-Dec-2018 New Delhi

Rana Daggubati to play a 'threat' in 'Housefull 4': Director

Screenwriter-director Farhad Samji has revealed that the "Baahubali" star Rana Daggubati will play a threat in their upcoming film "Housefull 4".Rana had replaced Nana Patekar in the film after the veteran actor was accused of sexual misconduct by actress Tanushree Dutta.Rana...

28-Dec-2018 Hyderabad

I have no undisputed tax payable : Mahesh Babu

Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu on Friday clarified that he has no undisputed tax payable and that he is a law abiding citizen complying with all fiscal legislation.The legal team of the actor released the statement a day after the Goods and Service Tax (GST)...

26-Dec-2018 Mumbai

I'll be working on my debut Bollywood film in 2019: Adivi Sesh

Telugu star-actor Adivi Sesh, who shot to superstardom with the thriller "Kshanam", had a favourable year with "Goodachari" returning impressive box office numbers. He looks back and looks ahead.Q: It was your birthday on 16th December. How did you spend your...

21-Dec-2018 Mumbai

'KGF' in Hindi is a messy monstrosity

"If you bad, I am your dad." I swear I heard the messianic hero mouth this line in this messy violent exploitative film about class exploitation.It was in a club scene right after Mouni Roy finished shaking her stuff into the camera when another fight (there...

21-Dec-2018 Mumbai

'K.G.F. - Chapter 1': Introduces a new superhero

With a larger-than-life character, director Prashanth Neel's "K.G.F. - Chapter 1" is a period drama depicting the hero's journey from being a downtrodden to the most "powerful" and dreaded man in town.Set in 1981 and going back and forth in time, it is Rocky's...

12-Dec-2018 New Delhi

Actress Priya Varrier most searched personality on Google in 2018

Malayalam actress Priya Prakash Varrier, who shot to fame following her 'wink song' 'Manikya Malaraya Poovi...' from the film 'Oru Addar Love' has become the most searched personality of the year, Google India said on Wednesday.The Malayalam actress was followed...

10-Dec-2018 Chennai

Rajinikanth on 'Petta': It's an entertaining throwback to my 90s' films

Superstar Rajinikanth has revealed that his upcoming Tamil action drama "Petta", directed by Karthik Subbaraj, is an entertaining throwback to the kind of films he did in the 1990s.At the audio launch of "Petta", Rajinikanth opened up about the project and described...

07-Dec-2018 Chennai

'Next Enti' takes Telugu cinema to the next level

Telugu cinema is changing fast. "Baahubali", "Arjun Reddy" and now "Next Enti". Not that I am suggesting the third has a place along with the first two neo-classics. Not by a wide margin. But there is a flush of flavourful forthrightness in the way "Next Enti"...

05-Dec-2018 Chennai

Rajinikanth's '2.0' set for major China release

Superstar Rajinikanth's "2.0", which has set the cost registers ringing all over, is gearing up for a major China release across 56,000 screens, according to its makers.In a statement, Lyca Productions confirmed the news of the Shankar-directed sci-fi movie's...

03-Dec-2018 Hyderabad

Pandit Jasraj's biography launched in India

"Rasraj: Pandit Jasraj", the first authorised biographical work on Pandit Jasraj, was launched here at the 46th Pandit Motiram and Pandit Maniram Annual Music Festival.The book has been authored by noted writer and poet Sunita Budhiraja. It was launched in the...

03-Dec-2018 Chennai

My next film is with Kamal Haasan, confirms Kajal Aggarwal

Actress Kajal Aggarwal has confirmed that she will join hands with actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan for the first time in his next project, which is going to be the sequel to his 1996 blockbuster "Indian".At the audio launch of her forthcoming Telugu film "Kavacham",...

29-Nov-2018 Mumbai

'2.0': An insanely, illogically fun science-fiction extravaganza

It's been a long wait for superstar Rajinikanth's "2.0", which has finally hit the screens, and it can be said with assurance that it doesn't disappoint. It takes a socially relevant environment related problem and gives it a science-fiction twist, which...

26-Nov-2018 Mumbai

Akshay Kumar unveils '2.0' filter on Facebook

Ahead of the release of his forthcoming film "2.0", actor Akshay Kumar on Monday treated his fans by launching the film's special filter on Facebook.Through the filter, one can try out Akshay's wrathful avatar look from the film. "The new face of evil will...

19-Nov-2018 Vijayawada

Manam Saitam adapted Villages

Film Star, Actor, Founder President Kadambari Kiran had visited the Andhra Pradesh and Informed Government of Andhra Pradesh about the Adapted Villages in Srikakulam District.The adapted Villages R Bharthapuram, Kundalagudam, S.Neelapuram , Malliveedu, Sagaramupeta,...

19-Nov-2018 Hyderabad

Rajamouli's next film with Jr. NTR, Ram Charan starts rolling

Filmmaker S.S Rajamouli, more than a year after the release of the second part of the "Baahubali" franchise, on Monday began shooting here for his new yet-untitled Telugu film featuring Jr. NTR and Ram Charan.Currently dubbed as RRR, the project marks the first...

18-Nov-2018 Chennai

Tamil dubbing union membership of singer Chinmayi terminated

Singer and dubbing artiste Chinmayi Sripaada, who had last month come forward with allegations of sexual harassment against veteran lyricist Vairamuthu as part of the #MeToo movement, has revealed that the South Indian Cine, Television Artistes and Dubbing...

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...

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