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STR backs student protests on Lankan Tamil issue
Simbu has offered his support to students who are protesting against the Sri Lankan government for its alleged atrocities on Tamils in the island
With students across Tamil Nadu staging hunger protests and agitations over the ongoing genocide in Sri Lanka, STR aka Simbu recently visited one such fast venue Click here to read more
Why is Farah Khan holding Jacqueline Fernandez’s hand?
Is it because of brother Sajid Khan’s ‘friendship’ with the Sri Lankan beauty, we just had to wonder…
The media has been buzzing with that one sentence: “I’m very fond of Jacqueline. She’s a lovely girl. I’m just helping her out with whatever little I can.” Click here to read more
Jayalalithaa on Vishwaroopam ban: I have no personal grudge against Kamal Haasan
The Tamil Nadu CM defends her decision to ban Vishwaroopam ban and threatens to sue M Karunanidhi over ‘maligning’ her
Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa said Thursday that Kamal Haasan‘s movie Vishwaroopam was banned in Tamil Nadu due to fears of violent protests and not because she had a grudge against the actor. The CM also announced that she would file cases against DMK chief M Karunanidhi and sections of the media that she said had maligned her on the issue. Click here to read more
John Abraham and Nargis Fakhri’s film Madras Cafe completes South India schedule
Th first schedule of Madras Cafe – earlier titled Jaffna – was shot in various parts of South India
The first schedule of filmmaker Shoojit Sircar’s new movie Madras Cafe, featuring John Abraham and Nargis Fakhri, is over. It has been shot extensively in South India. Click here to read more
Midnight’s Children cleared by Indian censor board
Deepa Mehta’s critically acclaimed and controversial film based on Salman Rushdie’s book has finally been cleared by the CBFC without a single cut
International filmmaker Deepa Mehta’s film Midnight’s Children has been cleared by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), and without any cuts. The filmmaker is “thrilled”. Click here to read more
John Abraham to lose weight for Shoojit Sircar’s Jaffna
The Desi Boyz actor will be pushing himself hard to look the part for his new political thriller
Though John Abraham is known for doing action and comedy films, he never lets go of an opportunity where he can experiment. Click here to read more
Why should Akshay Kumar be impressed with Esha Gupta?
The actor from Raaz 3 has not only said so but has also proved that she is a fearless girl. And here’s how…
After watching Jacqueline Fernandez’s uninhibited performance (read smooch and strip fest with Emraan Hashmi) in Murder 2, Vikram Bhatt was convinced that this lady would have no qualms in wearing bare nothings – a must for horror flicks – in Raaz 3. Click here to read more
IIFA 2012: Why were the big stars not at the event?
Bollywood’s most celebrated international awards show seems to have lost its fizz
The International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards, managed by Wizcraft Entertainment, was looked upon as ‘the’ event to bring home Bollywood to the entire world. Top billed B-town stars made their presence felt at the gala held in a different country each year. Click here to read more
7aam Arivu box office: Beats Suriya’s own ‘Singam’
Suriya is on seventh heaven thanks to the collections of 7aam Arivu, despite the mixed reviews to the film
Tamil star Suriya is one happy man these days as his latest release 7aam Arivu has done good business and the actor says the film is a bigger grosser than Singam. “Singam was my biggest commercial hit but 7aam Arivu has collected that amount in the first 10 days itself,” said the actor adding that, “People across the world have seen it and responded overwhelmingly. Theatre owners told me that there were segments of audiences who returned to theatres after many years, just to see the film,” he said. Click here to read more
RD Burman’s biopic on hold
Contrary to reports, Vicky Donor director’s next film is not about Panchamda
RD Burman’s life story lends itself to interesting cinema and many filmmakers have expressed their desire to make a biopic on the legend’s life. Of all announcements, writer Soumik Sen’s version of the biopic, which was supposed to be directed by Anurag Basu seemed to be the most genuine. Click here to read more
Bollywood returns to Bangladesh after 39 years
Films like Sholay, DDLJ, Dhoom:2, Wanted and 3 Idiots will be screened in theatres
It’s official. After being exiled for 39 long years, Indian films are all set to release in Bangladesh. It’s no secret that Bollywood films are immensely popular across the border in Pakistan and Nepal, and Tamil films in Sri Lanka. However, thanks to protectionist measures by the Bangladesh government against films by their more prolific and richer neighbours, Indian films have long been banned there. The rationale behind the ban that came into effect in 1972 after India won independence for them from Pakistan was to protect the fledgling Bangladeshi film industry. In theory, it was not a bad idea. Pakistan had banned Indian films for the same reason and its industry flourished for a while but soon gave up the ghost. Click here to read more
Salman-SRK in Chinese!
My Name is Khan was dubbed in Korean, and Dabangg will be dubbed in Taiwanese
It’s not as far-fetched as it sounds. Fox released Karan Johar’s My Name is Khan in South Korea, dubbed in Korean, and the film raked in the millions there. Now, Eros is following suit and will release Ra.One in Taiwan, but in Hindi with Chinese subtitles. Eros has also struck a deal with a local Taiwanese distributor to release Dabangg there, followed by Heyy Babyy and Knock Out. The Rajinikanth blockbuster Endhiran will see a South Korea release, in Tamil with Korean subtitles. Click here to read more
Call to ban Tamannaah, not Ram Charan Teja?
Pro-Tamil organisations angry at the pretty lady for shooting in Sri Lanka, but forget her male co-star
It’s bad news for Tamannaah’s fans, but fans of Ram Charan Teja can heave a sigh of relief. Pro-Tamil organisations are upset with Tamannaah for shooting her Telugu flick Rachcha in Sri Lanka – despite Tamil filmmakers unanimously passing a resolution earlier this year that they will not shoot in the island nation. They had adopted this stance to protest “the brutal treatment meted out to the Tamils in Sri Lanka”. Click here to read more
Salman Khan not the IIFA ambassador?
They say they will attend, then they say they will not attend…who is going to be the main man at IIFA this year?
Now we are truly confused. We gave you the story of how Salman had taken over IIFA ambassador-ship from Amitabh Bachchan for this year’s event in Toronto. And we speculated on how that came about, what with Akshay Kumar being the logical main man in Canada and all that. Click here to read more