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Mohanlal under Indian Army scanner
Mohanlal had to face the wrath of the Indian Army, which is seeking the withdrawal of the title of Honorary Captain of the Territorial Army bestowed earlier on the actor
Barely a few months after the much-publicised Income Tax raids, Mohanlal appears to be in the eye of yet another storm. Click here to read more
Rajinikanth’s ‘Rana’ delayed due to ‘RA.One’?
The superstar is recovering well, but the shooting schedule will be decided only by the end of the year
Rajinikanth’s fans, who were waiting for him to return to India after his treatment in Singapore so that he can shoot Rana, will have to wait for some more time. The shoot of the film has been delayed, and as of now, we can’t really say when it will start. Rajini has fully recovered, but those concerned with the making of the film, including director KS Ravikumar, have decided to delay the start of the shoot as they want him to rest for some more days. Click here to read more
Salman Khan eyes remake of Mahesh Babu’s ‘Dookudu’?
The Bodyguard superstar’s close mates are working on getting the remake rights of a Mahesh Babu’s Telugu film that has been breaking records all over
South Indian superstar Mahesh Babu’s Telugu film Dookudu has raked in Rs 30 crore in its first week. Understandably, the Salman Khan campwallahs have already begun thinking of remaking it for the Bollywood audience. According to a report in a daily, director Srenu who made the Tamil version of Ready is keen to remake Dookudu in Hindi with Salman. That’s not all. Even the leading man of Dookudu, Mahesh Babu feels that only Salman can do justice to the remake. Click here to read more
Rajinikanth’s family to make his biopic; no Salman Khan in the picture
The south superstar’s family wants to counteract the unauthorised one being planned by Atul Agnihotri
Rajinikanth’s family is furious that Salman Khan’s brother-in-law Atul Agnihotri is planning to make a biopic on the legendary superstar. So now Rajini’s family has reportedly decided to make their own biopic. Click here to read more
‘Dookudu’ Movie Review: Mahesh Babu retains his style quotient!
The ‘Prince’ of Telugu cinema is as daring and dashing as ever in a film which has all the elements of a potboiler
‘Prince’ Mahesh Babu is synonymous with style. And his latest tryst with style is Dookudu. The record breaking screen numbers apart, Dookudu has succeeded in sustaining the style quotient so often associated with Mahesh Babu movies. Daring and dashing – That is what the movie’s posters screamed. Mahesh Babu lives up to that macho tag and exudes a flamboyant charm in the movie, albeit with a lesser impact than his blockbuster hit Pokkiri, directed by Puri Jagannadh. Click here to read more
‘Kalla Malla Sulla’ movie review: The ‘No Entry’ remake is a must watch
The film is a non-stop comedy and a full-on entertainer
Kalla Malla Sulla can be traced to Tamil film Prabhu and Prabhu Deva starrer Charlie Chaplin, made a decade ago. It also had its Telugu, Hindi and Malayalam versions, which were big hits. Kalla Malla Sulla has taken inspiration from the Hindi remake No Entry featuring Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor and Bipasha Basu.
Kalla Malla Sulla is a non-stop comedy in the second half, which is why viewers look happy when they come out of the theatre. Anybody will laugh while watching the fourth version of the original Tamil film, despite the fact that the earlier versions and its repeated telecasts have been seen and enjoyed. And that is precisely the strength of the script. Click here to read more
Darshan’s bail plea hearing after two weeks
The Kannada actor was arrested September 9 after his wife, Vijayalakshmi complained about the beatings she had suffered
The Karnataka High Court Thursday put off for two weeks the hearing on the bail application of leading Kannada actor Darshan, facing allegations of assaulting his wife. Public Prosecutor Chandramouli told the court that he needed two weeks to present his objections to the bail application filed by the actor. The court accepted his request and postponed the hearing for two weeks. Click here to read more
Shriya Saran to go nude!
The actor is reportedly playing a sex worker in a Bengali film
After shooting sexy pictures for men’s magazines, Shriya Saran is now all set to drop off all her clothes! The actor will reportedly go nude for Bengali director Rituparno Ghosh’s film. She plays a sex worker in the acclaimed director’s film, which will most likely belong to the art house cinema category. Knowing Ghosh’s filmmaking skills, we’re sure he will make Shriya look beautiful and not vulgar. Seems like Shriya thinks so too, as she finally accepted Ghosh’s offer after having some doubts initially. Click here to read more
RGV’s ‘Bezawada’ faces Telangana ire
Even after rechristening the fillm, activists stalled the shoot of the Naga Chaitanya starrer
Ram Gopal Varma has now managed to court another row. The shooting of his latest venture, Naga Chaitanya starrer Bezawada, was stopped in the outskirts of Hyderabad by Telangana activists recently. The project, which was earlier titled Bezawada Rowdeelu, had created a furore as it allegedly was a slur on the city of Vijayawada (Bezawada in Telugu). Click here to read more
Rajinikanth in ‘The Dirty Picture’: fans not happy
Naseeruddin Shah apparently depicts the life of Rajinikanth in the Ekta Kapoor film
Superstar Rajinikanth might not care about what is being said, written or depicted about him, but his fans certainly don’t take too kindly to these things. The latest buzz that has them upset is Ekta Kapoor’s film The Dirty Picture. Rajini’s fans feel the film, which is south siren Silk Smitha’s biopic, has a character very similar to their superstar in real life. While Vidya Balan plays Silk Smitha, the said character based on Rajinikanth is played by Naseeruddin Shah. Click here to read more
Raj Kumar family helps lift ban on Nikitha Thukral
Legendary actor Raj Kumar’s family has come to her rescue
Film producers in Karnataka have overturned the three-year ban imposed on actor Nikita Thukral, reportedly after direct intervention from the first family of Sandalwood, led by Mrs Parvathamma Rajkumar, the wife of late cine legend Raj Kumar. The Kannada Film Producers’ Association released a statement to this effect and confirmed that there was no plan to ban actor Darshan, who is currently in prison on charges of assaulting his wife Vijayalakshmi. In an FIR, the wife had mentioned a possible affair between Darshan and Nikita for her predicament. Click here to read more
Rajinikanth’s family doesn’t want Salman
The superstar’s daughter has conveyed that they disapprove of Salman Khan playing Rajinikanth
After the stupendous success of his last four films, Wanted, Dabangg, Ready and Bodyguard, people began addressing Salman Khan as the Rajinikanth of Bollywood. Salman did not mind that, and his bro-in-law Atul Agnihotri went a step ahead and announced a biopic on Rajini with Salman playing the lead. Click here to read more
Salman Khan denies any involvement in a Rajinikanth biopic
The irrepressible Salman Khan was at his best at a press conference held recently in London – it happened after his surgery in the United States to treat his trigeminal neuralgia and just before he flew to Dublin to start the shoot of Ek Tha Tiger with Katrina Kaif. When he was told that Hollywood was interested in him and that stars like Julia Roberts and Cameron Diaz wanted to do a Bollywood film, he reacted with tongue firmly in cheek and “Kya kah rahe ho (what are you saying)!” And he refuted any rumours of him being part of a biopic on south cinema icon Rajinikanth – Salman insisted the story was merely a story and that there was no truth in it, though he was a huge fan of the Robot star.
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Aamir Khan’s ‘Delhi Belly’ in Tamil: Simbu to play Imran?
It will be interesting to see how Tamil censors would react to the film
Remakes have now become the norm and the boundaries between the various ‘Woods’ and their fans are diminishing. The latest Bollywood movie to cross the Vindhyas is Delhi Belly; Kollywood is all set to cast the movie in Tamil. If rumours are to believed, ‘Little’ superstar Simbu will essay the character played by Imran Khan in the original. Click here to read more
‘Mankatha’ roars in the UK, Malaysia, Singapore
The Ajith starrer has been received very well abroad. Will it break the record set by Rajinikanth in Robot and Salman Khan in Bodyguard?
Thala Ajith’s 50th film Mankatha has received rave reviews and it has translated into good collections at the box office, not only in India, but also in the UK, Malaysia and Singapore. The actor has been highly appreciated for his first-time negative role in a major film, and his fans are delighted to see him in a new avatar. If reports are to be believed, Mankatha has broken all opening day records and falls behind only Rajinikanth’s Robot. Click here to read more