Over the last week, we saw several biggies from the South making it to the headlines. While the Singam of Kollywood, Suriya gave a birthday treat to his fans by sharing the first look motion poster of his biggie Etharkkum Thunindhavan, the reports of Prabhas, Ravi Teja, Nithiin and Nani joining Jr NTR and Ram Charan for the promotional song of RRR left fans elated. So, let's meet the South newsmakers of the week...
Suriya's birthday treat to his fans
On the eve of Suriya's 46th birthday, the makers of Etharkkum Thunindhavan dropped the motion poster of the film. As expected, it immediately started trending on social media. Fans praised the fiery and powerful look of the Singam and termed it as a 'blockbuster'. Directed by Pandiraj, the action-thriller also features Priyanka Arul Mohan and Sathyaraj in pivotal roles.
Star-studded promotional song of RRR
A week ago, we had reported that composer Anirudh Ravichander has come on board to create the tunes for a promotional song of RRR. Now, the latest reports suggest that Tollywood biggies like Prabhas, Ravi Teja, Nithiin, Sunil and Nani will groove on this song along with lead stars Jr NTR and Ram Charan. The makers have already created a lavish studio in Hyderabad and the filming of this song will start soon. Interestingly, all these actors have worked with director SS Rajamouli in films like Baahubali franchise, Chatrapathi, Eega, Maryada Ramanna, Vikramarkudu and Sye.
Rajinikanth to romance Deepika Padukone in his next?
While fans of Thalaivar are waiting for the release of Annaatthe, the latest reports suggest that the Darbar actor has recently signed his next film with AGS Entertainment, which will be directed by Desingu Periyasamy. The reports further say that the makers are in talks with Deepika Padukone for the female lead. Well, Rajini and DP have earlier collaborated for Kochadaiyaan but in their motion capture avatar. Watching the duo together will indeed be a treat for all the fans.
Thala Ajith's wife to make a comeback with Ponniyin Selvan
Popular Kollywood actress and Thala Ajith's wife, Shalini started her career as a child artist and later featured in Mani Ratnam's cult-classic, Alaipayuthey along with R Madhavan. Post marriage with Ajith Kumar, she stayed away from acting and concentrated on her family life. But the latest reports suggest that she is all set to make a comeback after 20 years with yet another Mani Ratnam project, which is Ponniyin Selvan. Apparently, she will have a small yet effective role in this magnum opus.
First poster of Mani Ratnam's Ponniyin Selvan part 1.
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While the cast and crew of Mani Ratnam's Ponniyin Selvan recently resumed the shooting, the makers dropped the first poster of the magnum opus, which raised our anticipation levels for the period drama. Based on a book by Kalki Krishnamurthy, the film stars Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Chiyaan Vikram, Karthi, Jayam Ravi, Trisha Krishnan, Jayaram, Vikram Prabhu, Aishwarya Lekshmi, R Sarathkumar, Prakash Raj, Rahman and Sara Arjun in lead roles.
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