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Rishika Singh’s bare act in ‘Yaaradre Nanagenu’ creates controversy
Sandalwood’s controversy queen, Rishika Singh is in the news again for all the wrong reasons. The self-appointed moral police are creating a hullaballoo over her decision to bare it all in Yaaradre Nanagenu
Rishika Singh, the daughter of director-producer SV Rajendra Singh Babu had earlier also created a storm when she sported a bikini in her maiden film Kanteerava. Rishika justifies her actions by stating that the only people she is answerable to are her parents. The actor claims that before taking up anything she always consults her mother. But this did not go down well with Sunanda Kurukoti of Ahind Abali organisation. Click here to read more
Rajinikanth’s ‘Kochadaiyaan’ adds to cast
Katrina Kaif, Sarath Kumar and Sneha join the list of actor’s in Rajinikanth’s latest film
The Superstar’s Kochadaiyaan continues to be in the news. After we heard about the strong possibility of our Katrina Kaif joining the cast, now come some confirmed tidings. Tamil powerhouse Sarath Kumar is all set to play a pivotal role in Thalaivar’s next outing. He will play Rajini’s brother-in-law. He’ll essay the role of Sneha’s husband, a role that the Superstar thought he was apt for after watching his tremendous performance in the Mammootty-starrer Pazhassi Raja. Incidentally, the film will be Sneha’s last as she’s set to retire from the arclights after making her relationship with actor Prasanna public. Click here to read more
Babe of the week: Taapsee Pannu
National Award-winning Adukalam, in which she was paired opposite Dhanush, thrust the spot light on Taapsee Pannu. Though that was her first Tamil film, her film debut was in Raghavendra Rao’s romantic-musical Jhummandi Naadam. A look at the soaring fortunes of the elegant actor.
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Prithviraj replaced by newcomer in ‘Mallu Singh’
The star loses out on Vysakh’s film, just a week after he lost Roshan’s flick. Tsk tsk
Prithviraj’s run of bad luck continues. He has lost his second film in a week. The star, who is otherwise touted as being stiff competition for veterans Mammootty and Mohanlal has been forced to back out of his much-hyped film Mallu Singh. Yes, Prithviraj has been replaced in director Vysakh’s upcoming movie – and that too, by a newcomer, Unni Mukundan. Click here to read more
Girish Kasarvalli busy shooting ‘Koormavathaara’
Four times winner of the Swarna Kamal national award Girish Kasaravalli has started shooting for Koormavathaara, based on a novel written by Kannada writer Kum Veerabhadrappa. Kasaravalli, described as a pioneer of new wave movement in the Kannada film industry, says the film will be contemporary and that it will depict the changes witnessed in the country in the last six decades. “The film will remind you of my earlier film Tabarana Kathe, made in 1986. I have added a little bit of discourse about the relevance of Gandhi with a story which has lot of realistic overtones,” said Kasaravalli adding that the film will make the viewers introspect. Tabarana Kathe, based on a Kannada short story by Poornachandra Tejaswi, had won the Swarna Kamal award besides getting the National Award for the best actor for Charu Hassan. Koormavathaara is being produced by Basanth Kumar Patil, former president of the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce, who had produced Naayi Neralu and Kanasemba Kudureyanneri. This is Patil and Kasarvalli’s third film and they have already completed 15 days shoot in Bangalore. Jayanthi, known as Abhinaya Sharade, plays the lead role along with theatre artiste Shikaripura Krishnamurthy. HG Somashekhara Rao, Goa Dattu, Vikram Soori and Rashmi are also in the cast.
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Mollywood on strike but shooting continues
All the mid-November releases have been postponed to Christmas
Kerala, the land of coconuts, has now gained the notoriety of becoming the Land of Strikes. Hartals have become a common thing in the state. The latest victim of this phenomenon is the film industry. Latest reports suggest that almost all sections, ranging from production, distribution and exhibition of Malayalam films, have been paralysed by the ongoing strikes in the industry. All the mid-November releases have been postponed to Christmas. Mammootty’s Venicile Vyapari and Mohanlal’s Arabiyum Ottakavum…, which were supposed to hit the screens this weekend, too have been delayed. Click here to read more
‘7aam Arivu’ beats ‘Velayudham’ at the box office!
7aam Arivu earned about Rs 37 crore, while Velayudham managed to collect Rs 31 crore in the first week
Tamil cinemas were on a roll this Diwali with tough competition between Suriya and Vijay’s films 7aam Arivu and Velayudham respectively. But the box office report easily points out to which film made it and which tanked. Suriya’s 7aam Arivu stood out as the clear winner according to the opening week sales. Click here to read more
Shruti Haasan opts out of NTR Jr’s ‘Dammu’
Kajal Aggarwal might replace Shruti Haasan in the film
Shruthi Haasan won’t be starring opposite NTR Junior’s new project Dammu, directed Boyapati Srinu. Hold on. Now, don’t jump the gun. Shruti didn’t throw any tantrums nor did she pick up a fight with the crew. The issue was dates and she is not to blame. Shruti had shot for the movie for 10 days, but NTR had to stop Dammu to complete the recently released Oosaravelli. Click here to read more
Karnataka State Film Awards for Vishnuvardhan, Anu Prabhakar
The Karnataka State awards for the year 2009-10 have been announced
Late actor Vishnuvardhan (posthumous) and Anu Prabhakar have bagged the best actor and best actress award for their performances in Aptharakshaka and Pareekshe respectively. Rasarishi Kuvempu directed by debutant Ritwick Simha bagged the best first film award. Manasaare directed by Yogaraj Bhatt and Love Guru directed by debutant Prashanth Raj were adjudged the second best and the third best film respectively. The Dr Rajkumar Award for Lifetime Achievement, SR Puttanna Kanagal Award for Lifetime Achievement in Direction and Dr Vishnuvardhan Award for Lifetime Achievement in Production has been conferred to veterans RN Sudarshan, CV Shivashankar and SD Ankalagi respectively. Girish Kasaravalli’s Kanasembo Kudureyaneri, which has bagged some national and international awards including the best actor for Vyjanath Biradaar at the Madrid International Film Festival, has been rejected outright by the Dwarakish committee.
The other awards are:
Best Supporting Actor- Nensasam Ashwath Film – Banni Click here to read more
7aam Arivu: Suriya and Shruti Haasan sizzle
Check out the sexy pictures of Suriya and Shruti Haasan in the new film, releasing October 26
Suriya and Shruti Haasan star in 7aam Arivu, directed by AR Murugadoss of Ghajini fame. Suriya essays three roles in the movie – a trapeze artiste, a Buddhist monk and a scientist. Like Shahrukh Khan’s RA.One, this film is also a sci-fi thriller, the story revolving around a time machine. Suriya’s look in the film is similar to his Ghajini look, with six-pack abs and a toned body. But in 7aam Arivu, he also sports a mop of long hair. Kamal Haasan’s daughter Shruti Haasan plays the leading lady in this Tamil film. 7aam Arivu will be dubbed in Telugu and might even remade in Hindi with Aamir Khan, who also starred in Murugadoss’ Ghajini remake. Click here to read more
‘Lifeu Ishtene’ runs into censor trouble after release
The Regional Board of Film Certification has filed a complaint against Lifeu Ishtene‘s producers for addition and deletion of some scenes
Kannada film Lifeu Ishtene, which is now wowing audiences in packed houses, was to last two hours and twenty minutes after the censor board gave its approval a couple of months back. Later, the crew thought the film was dragging on and shortened it to two hours and eight minutes. The production house announced this in an advertisement that also informed of some additions to the climax. Click here to read more
Aamir Khan, Mohanlal in Priyadarshan’s film?
B-town’s chocolate hero Aamir is planning to work with Priyadarshan and Mohanlal
A heady cocktail is on the cards for fans of Aamir Khan and Mohanlal, as the two versatile actors are set to unite. And if that has to happen, someone of the stature of director Priyadarshan has to come into play. The proposed movie would be in Hindi, sources say. The question is, will Aamir overshadow Lal? Click here to read more
Shahrukh to clash with Vijay and Surya this Diwali
This Diwali in the south, it’s Shahrukh Khan’s RA.One versus Vijay’s Velayudham based on Assassin’s Creed, and Surya’s 7Aum Arivu
Once upon a time there was a successful Tamil hero called Vijay, also known as Ilaya Thalapathi (or Junior Rajinikanth for the uninitiated). His recent films didn’t exactly set the Koovam on fire. Once upon a time, and right now actually, there is and was a wildly successful historical science fiction action adventure game called Assassin’s Creed, popular the world over. Team Vijay ran out of ideas for his latest vanity project Velayudham about a milkman turned vigilante. As the milkman, Vijay is in his element, playing to the galleries as per normal, but for the vigilante, Team Vijay decided to lift the look, feel and even scenes whole from the game. The Internet is full of comparisons between the two, making the inspiration obvious to the meanest intellect. Vijay’s vigilante Velayudham is clearly based on Ezio from Assassin’s Creed. Click here to read more
Siddharth and Shruti Haasan love story ends
Kamal Haasan’s pretty daughter Shruti has moved out of Siddharth’s house in Chennai
We thought this one would last. But sadly, the romance between Shruti Haasan and Siddharth has fizzled out. The two actors dated for about a year and a half and even lived in for six months or so. Click here to read more
Shahrukh Khan’s ‘RA.One’ gets Rajinikanth’s Midas touch
Shahrukh Khan is leaving no stone unturned to promote his mega-ambitious RA.One. How could he miss out on blessings from the god of Tamil films?
Rajnikanth’s presence alone, it is believed, has magical power of sorts. And Shahrukh Khan is trying to cash in on it big time. The last time the southern superstar made an appearance on a cricket ground, team India went onto win the world cup. This time around, if anybody needs Rajini and his massive support most, it has to be the Badshah of Bollywood. Click here to read more