Aascar Ravichandran News
Vikram’s I, Vishal’s Aambala, GV Prakash’s Darling – three much-anticipated Tamil releases this Pongal!
From the director who has never given us a flop – Shankar, to someone making his debut on-screen – GV Prakash, this Pongal has it all for Tamil movie fans.
Director Shankar’s magnum opus starring Vikram and Amy Jackson is undoubtedly the most-anticipated film of 2015. The music by A R Rahman is already a superhit and being played repeatedly on the air waves. Vikram has numerous get-ups in the film (like a bodybuilder, a hunchback) and the visuals as seen in the trailer are stunning. Vikram has moulded himself for each character and this is likely to be director Shankar’s best film yet. Made at an astounding budget of about Rs 100 crore (the figure varies), producer Aascar Ravichandran has ensured that they have not spared any expense for this once-in-a-lifetime project. Click here to read more
Madras High Court issued a 3-week interim stay on the release of Vikram’s I
After Rajinikanth’s Lingaa, now the makers of I have not paid their workers’ wages on time
The Madras High Court Thursday issued a three-week interim stay on the release of Vikram-starring Tamil film I worldwide, following an application filed by Picturehouse Media Ltd over unpaid dues by the film’s producer Aascar Ravichandran.
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Sylvester Stallone to attend Vikram’s I premiere at USA!
After Arnold Schwarzenegger launched the music, the producer revealed that The Expendables star would be gracing the premiere show of I held in the US
After leaving everyone in awe with it’s fantastic teaser, Chiyaan Vikram‘s I had captured the imagination of the nation. Fans and critics alike awaited for I to hit the screens this Diwali with bated breath. But the news of the release being postponed to next month left fans disappointed. The latest we have heard that the film has been slated for November end release.Click here to read more
Arnold Schwarzenegger: I audio launch is one of the best events I’ve ever attended!
The Hollywood superstar wrote to producer Aascar Ravichandran sharing his experience visiting India
I music launch event was such a grand spectacle with who’s who of Kollywood sharing the dais with Hollywood veteran Arnold Schwarzenegger. While there were a few rumours doing rounds that Arnie was not completely happy with the hospitality, his letter to the producer of Vikram’s I, Aascar Ravichandran, proved all rumours to be false. Click here to read more
Who leaked Vikram’s Ai teaser?
One of the producer’s close aides was the brain behind the sensational leak of the teaser
While the buzz around Chiyaan Vikram’s sci fi flick, Ai, is slowly building towards its prime, the makers of the film had to deal with a serious case of piracy when a video copy of teaser was leaked on the internet. The leaked teaser was of very poor quality, and some believed that it was intentionally released by the makers for generating a hype around the film. Click here to read more
Thirumanam Enum Nikkah starts slow at box office!
Jai-Nazriya starrer has failed to impress the viewers
With two big film’s Siddharth’s Jigarthanda and Karthi’s Madras out of the way, the stage was set for Aascar Ravichandran’s Thirumanam Ennum Nikkah to cash in big time at box office. But seems like lack of top stars and film’s jaded publicity has hampered the film’s stake at the box office. Click here to read more
Will Jayam Ravi and M Raja work together?
Jayam’s director turned actor brother will soon make in acting debut in Enna Satham Intha Neram
Actor Jayam Ravi is happy that his brother and director M. Raja has started acting and says they will soon work together in a movie.
M. Raja recently made his acting debut in Tamil thriller Enna Satham Intha Neram. Click here to read more
Aascar Ravichandran: Thirumanam Ennum Nikkah is not anti any religion or caste
Producer Aascar Ravichandran spoke about his upcoming film Thirumanam Ennum Nikkah stating that it isn’t anti any religion or cast
Some Muslim groups have protested against the film’s release alleging that it degrades their community. Click here to read more
Mariyaan album launched in a low key event
Unlike the grand launch that was planned earlier, the music album was released in a low profile manner
The music of Dhanush’s next, Mariyaan, composed by AR Rahman, was launched in Chennai on Monday. “Producer V Ravichandran of Aascar Films originally planned a grand event. But he shelved it due to reasons undisclosed and opted for a soft launch,” sources said. Click here to read more
Katrina Kaif to star opposite Kamal Haasan?
The London born actor has indeed struck gold with all the big-budget film offers pouring in. Katrina Kaif is playing the lead in Kochadaiyaan opposite Rajinikanth, and now she has been approached for a role with Kamal Haasan
When Katrina Kaif entered Bollywood with a dud like Boom in 2003, she probably would not have thought that nine years down the line not only the kings of Bollywood but also south megastars will be vying for her attention. Click here to read more
Salman Khan, Jackie Chan, Kamal Haasan in epic film?
If it happens, it would be the dream cast to end all dream casts
Speculations are rife that Tamil film producer Aascar Ravichandran is looking to cast Salman Khan, Jackie Chan and Kamal Haasan in a Rs 400 crore mega film. If it ever gets off the ground, the film is likely to be a sequel to Chan’s 1986 smash hit Long xiong hu di that you and I know as Armour of God. Chan directed that film. He, of course, is no stranger to India as he appeared alongside Mallika Sherawat in The Myth and he was due to play the role that Tom Wu eventually played in RA.One, but Shahrukh Khan couldn’t afford his steep fee. If Chan ends up directing this film, he’ll have to put up with two other filmmakers on his sets as Kamal Haasan is a director in his own right, as well as a notorious ghost director in the league of Aamir Khan, and Sallu is supposedly unofficially co-directing the Dabangg sequel. Interestingly, Aascar used to call himself Oscar and his company’s logo was the renowned statuette. However, when Kamal-starrer Dasavathaaram released in a blaze of global publicity, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences took umbrage and he had to hastily change. No matter, he still laughed all the way to the bank, as he made the film for Rs 60 crore and collected nearly Rs 300 crore worldwide. Click here to read more
Deepika Padukone: Not doing Shankar’s film ‘I’
Coctail actor Deepika Padukone says she is not part of southern filmmaker Shankar’s next film
Deepika Padukone who is currently high on the rave reviews for her role as Veronica in Cocktail denies the rumours that she might star in the director’s movie opposite southern actor Vikram. Click here to read more
Ajith’s daredevil stunts in ‘Billa 2’
Ajith performed some daring stunts for his forthcoming film Billa 2, which is gearing up to hit the screens soon
The South actor hung from a helicopter for the climax scene of Billa 2, which is said to be one of the major highlights of the movie. Click here to read more
Arjun Sarja: I want a change from my action roles
South star Arjun Sarja, who’s frequently been seen as an action hero and khaki-clad fighter, is making a marked deviation with his 150th film in the industry
In this one, titled Prasad, Arjun plays a middle class father. Directed by debutant Manoj Sadi, the movie was screened at Berlin Film Festival recently and won accolades and admiration. With music by Ilayaraja, the film is scheduled to release in March. Click here to read more