Mahek Chahal is HOTNESS personified in this song from Mr Airvata that’s trending big time!
She performs an item song in this Darshan blockbuster that is a hot rage down South!
Though she made her Bollywood debut playing a girl next door in Nayee Padosan, Mahek Chahal is best known for her sizzling act in the song Sajna Ve Sajna in Chameli! She danced to our hearts with more item songs in Jai Veeru and Yamla Pagla Deewana. Mahek Chahal also made a huge impact when she was a part of Salman Khan’s Bigg Boss season 5. Click here to read more
Deeksha Seth to make her debut in Kannada opposite Darshan!
The director zeroed in on Deeksha after approaching several top southern film actresses.
Telugu film actress Deeksha Seth will be making her Kannada debut in upcoming action entertainer Jaggu Dada, which features Darshan in the lead role. Click here to read more
Father’s Day special: Superstar Dad’s of South Indian cinema!
On the occasion of father’s day, Bollywoodlife brings you a list of superstar Dad’s of South Indian cinema who have gone great lengths for the welfare of the their childrenIt is said that a father is the first hero of every child. Lots of children consider their fathers as superheroes and superstars. And indeed they are the superheroes and superstars. But today, on the occasion of Father’s day, we will concentrate on the reel life superstars who are also real life superstar for their kids. Click here to read more
Manorajan to share screen space with Puneet Rajkumar, Sudeep and Darshan!The actor turned director ‘crazy star’ V Ravichandran has roped in Kannada superstars to make cameo appearances in his son Manoranjan’s launch vehicle Ranadheera
The popular Kannada actor V Ravichandran gave his fans a big surprise on his birthday when he announced that he would be launching his son Manoranjan into Kannada film industry. The veteran actor who had entertained the masses for nearly three decades will be directing his son Manoranjan’s debut flick Ranadheera. Click here to read more
Nikita Thukral, happy birthday!
The South Indian actor turns 32 today. Send in your wishes!
Born on July 6, 1981, Nikita Thukral aka Nikitha celebrates her 32nd birthday today. You’ve got to hand it to her, a Punjabi girl from Mumbai, who made a place for herself in the South Indian film industry, acting in all the southern languages. She’s shown tremendous staying power, clocking over a decade in the industry. What’s more, she’s braved slurs to her reputation and even a ban imposed by the Karnataka Film Producers Association and kept going. Click here to read more
Kannada producers feel foolish about banning Nikita
The ban imposed on Kannada actor Nikita Thukral by the Kannada producers for being responsible for marital discord between actor Darshan and his wife was lifted. The question now being raised is why actor Darshan himself has not been banned. The withdrawal came three days after Nikita was banned for an alleged affair with Kannada star Darshan, who is now in jail for assaulting his wife Vijayalakshmi. The producers who effectively held her responsible for marital discord in the Darshan household now concede it was unnecessary. Kannada Producers’ Association Muniratna Naidu said, “We admit now that the ban was foolish. We’ve wronged an actress who was good and kind hearted.” Nikita, who has been keeping a low profile till now, reacted with a sigh of relief.
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Cricket and cinema makes for a potent mix
And that’s why the Celebrity Cricket League 2012 has been a success, feels Cineswami
India’s twin passions are cinema and cricket and not necessarily in that order. Therefore it might have seemed like a simple task to blend the two. The resulting films, with the notable exception of Ashutosh Gowariker’s Oscar-nominated Lagaan, starring the peerless Aamir Khan, and Venkat Prabhu’s joyous paean to galli cricket, Chennai 600028, have been colossal disappointments. Aamir himself tasted failure under the stewardship of the late, great Dev Anand in Awwal Number and there have been several other duds like Kabhi Ajnabi The, Meerabai Not Out, Hattrick and so on.
All these happened when cricket was included in cinema. When the reverse occurred, that is when cinema came to cricket, the results were more positive. The Celebrity Cricket League comprising teams of film people from the Bollywood, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Bengali film industries kicked off last year. Unlike their cinema, and like their IPL counterparts, the celebrity teams proved bereft of imagination when it came to naming their teams, thus saddling us with Karnataka Bulldozers, Kerala Strikers, Telugu Warriors, Chennai Rhinos, Mumbai Heroes and Bengal Tigers. Click here to read more
Rachita Ram finally selected for ‘Bulbul’
The television actor will star opposite Darshan in the film
After much dillydallying, newcomer Rachita Ram has been finally selected as the heroine for Darshan-starrer Bulbul. Rachita is a television actor and has acted in a tele-serial called Arasi in a main role. Now she is all set to make her big screen debut with Bulbul. Click here to read more
Anushka Shetty makes it to the A-list in Kollywood
Southern babe Anushka Shetty is on the rise. Kollywood’s sizzling actor has a line-up of projects with top stars
Anushka Shetty is currently busy working on Irandam Ulagam, where she is paired opposite Arya, and has just returned from a shooting schedule in Brazil. Click here to read more
Darshan gets a new Jaguar
The ‘Challenging Star’ got a sexy Jaguar from his wife as a birthday gift
Darshan’s fondness for fast bikes and sleek cars is well known. The Kannada actor’s most recent acquisition is a blue Jaguar worth Rs 1.80 crore. It’s his 35th birthday and this gift from his wife Vijayalakshmi made the day all the more special for him. Darshan drove to the launch of his new film, Bulbul Mathadakilva, flaunting his new acquisition on his birthday. Click here to read more
Fans mourn the demise of Kannada comedian Karibasavaiah
The demise of Kannada actor and comedian Karibasavaiah, fondly known as KB has left fans in a shock. The actor was fatally injured in a mishap in his car after a film shoot
Karibasavaiah was admitted with serious spinal cord injuries after he met with an accident on January 31. The doctors struggled for four days but lost the actor due to complications. Click here to read more
Sudeep not fit for Celebrity Cricket League 2012?
As you can see from the photo here, it is very likely that he will have to opt out of the coveted tournament
Sudeep has reported injured hurt even before the second season of Cricket Celebrity League could kick off. He had led the Bangalore Bulldozers in the first season, but it seems he won’t be able to do it this time around. The Kannada star injured his right hand while practising for a match. Doctors say that it’s a hairline fracture and have advised him to not strain his hand any more than necessary. So Sudeep will have to opt out of the initial matches of the tournament. Tch Tch! Looks like Bangalore Bulldozers will have to look for a new leader now, at least for the initial matches. So who will it be? Click here to read more
Southern newsmakers of 2011
The south industry has had its series of ups and down this year. Some good enough for a celebration while some enough to create a controversial stir. Certain renditions have become blockbusters overnight while many movies got the salute
A year filled with drama and movies…here’s bringing you the top news stories and news makers of 2011, from South Cinema. Relive 2011, with all its highs and lows revisited. Click here to read more
Darshan gets back to routine
South actor Darshan, whose last film Saarthi created magic at the box-office, will be in the global city Dubai to participate in a cultural event
Darshan, who was jailed for alleged domestic violence, is slowly logging back to routine. He has finished shooting for his Kannada film Chingaari which is scheduled to release in the last week of January 2012. Currently, the superstar, along with his family and friends has gone to Dubai to take part in the Rajyotsava celebrations by the Kannada speaking fraternity there. Click here to read more