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South star Roshan Mathews to feature in political satire (Ld)
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Actor Roshan Mathews, who is best known for his roles in "Aadu" and "Dry: The days after", will now be seen in director Manjeet Singh's film, which is yet to be titled.
2020-03-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Arya's latest is first Tamil film to use Indian animation
Chennai, March 11 (IANS) Tamil star Aryas new film "Teddy", directed by Shakti Soundarajan, is in the news for a special reason. "Teddy" becomes the first Tamil film to use an Indian company to design a special animated character.
2020-03-11
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Discovery's Grylls shares Rajinikanth's TV debut video
Bengaluru, March 9 (IANS) Discovery channel's Bear Grylls on Monday shared the second teaser of his forthcoming adventure show 'Into the Wild with Bear Grylls', marking the small screen debut of Tamil cinema legend Rajinikanth.
2020-03-09
Category: India, Karnataka,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Dhanush's next not based on Kodiyankulam caste riots: Director
Chennai, March 5 (IANS) Tamil superstar Dhanushs upcoming film "Karnan" is not about Kodiyankulam caste riots, the films director Mari Selvaraj has clarified, in a recent interview to the Tamil publication Vikatan.
2020-03-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Ganesh Venkatram makes his Bollywood Debut with 'Guns Of Banaras'
Mumbai, March 2 (IANS) South actor Ganesh Venkatram has worked with veterans like Amitabh Bachchan, Kamal Haasan, Mohanlal and Nagarjun in over 20 films across Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam languages. This week, "Guns Of Banaras" marked Ganesh Venkatrams Bollywood debut, as villain of the film.
2020-03-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Dulquer Salmaan's 1st production venture 'Varane Avashyamund' crosses Rs 25 crore
Hyderabad, Feb 26 (IANS) South Indian star Dulquer Salmaan's maiden production venture "Varane Avashyamund" has collected over Rs 25 crore.
2020-02-26
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Prabhas announces mega project with 'Mahanati' director Nag Ashwin
Hyderabad, Feb 26 (IANS) "Baahubali" star Prabhas has announced a new project. The actor, who was last seen in the 2019 action thriller "Saaho", returns in a yet-untitled film that will be directed by "Mahanati" director Nag Ashwin.
2020-02-26
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
TN can have 500 multiplexes: DAM 999 Director Sohan Roy
Chennai, Feb 25 (IANS) Tamil Nadu has the potential to have over 500 multiplexes as per our research, said Sohan Roy, Founder Chairman and CEO of UAE-based Aries Group and also the director of the controversial movie DAM 999.
2020-02-25
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
'Andhadhun' gets Telugu remake; Nithiin to star
Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) Actor Nithiin will reprise Ayushmann Khurrana's National Award-winning role in the Telugu remake of the 20178 hit, "Andhadhun".
2020-02-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Hydari wishes Nani: Perfect gentleman when not in devil mode
Hyderabad, Feb 24 (IANS) Telugu star Nani on Monday turned 36, and actress Aditi Rao Hydari shared a quirky message to wish the actor. She said he is a perfect gentleman when he is not in a devil mode.
2020-02-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Vijay Deverakonda, Ananya Panday to share screen space
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Actors Vijay Deverakonda and Ananya Panday will be seen sharing screen space in director Puri Jagannadh's upcoming pan-India venture.
2020-02-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Rana Daggubati: 'Aranya' is an incredible film
Chennai, Feb 19 (IANS) Actor Rana Daggubati, who currently awaits the release of his next movie "Aranya", says it is an incredible film and an equally striking role.
2020-02-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Mahesh Babu calls himself shy, sensitive
Hyderabad, Feb 16 (IANS) Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu has opened up about his personal life in a short video in which he has called himself "shy and sensitive".
2020-02-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Kannada superstar Yash on KGF 2 co-star Raveena: Cheez badi hai mast mast
Mumbai, Feb 14 (IANS) Kannada superstar Yash is super excited to share screen space with Raveena Tandon in the second chapter of "KGF".
2020-02-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
'Haathi Mere Saathi' mirrors society: Rana Daggubati
Mumbai, Feb 13 (IANS) Actor Rana Daggubati, who will soon be seen in "Haathi Mere Saathi", has said that his forthcoming film mirrors society.
2020-02-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
'RRR' shatters 'Baahunali 2' pre-release business record: Film trade
Mumbai, Feb 11 (IANS) Telugu super-director SS Rajamouli is not done with breaking records. After the tremendous success of his "Baahubali" films, he is back with "RRR". The film's theatrical rights have registered big numbers in south India, confirms the trade.
2020-02-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Rajinikanth appeals to conserve water on war footing
Bengaluru, Jan 29 (IANS) Tamil Superstar Rajinikanth has appealed for water conservation on a war footing as he marks his TV debut after 43 years of cinema via Discovery channel's 'Into The Wild with Bear Grylls' programme on Wednesday.
2020-01-29
Category: India, Karnataka,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Venkatesh starts shoot for 'Asuran' Telugu remake
Chennai, Jan 22 (IANS) Southern superstar Venkatesh has begun shooting for the upcoming Telugu revenge thriller "Naarappa", a remake of Dhanush-starrer Tamil blockbuster "Asuran".
2020-01-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Differently-abled Kousalya Kharthika wins Rs 1 cr on KBC Tamil
Chennai, Jan 20 (IANS) Kousalya Kharthika has become the first-ever differently-abled contestant to bag the jackpot prize money of Rs 1 crore on "Kodeeswari" -- the Tamil version of the reality game show "Kaun Banega Crorepati".
2020-01-20
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Telugu star Allu Arjun yet to get 'great' Bollywood offers
Hyderabad, Jan 12 (IANS) Telugu star Allu Arjun is keen on exploring the "new terrain" by making his Bollywood debut. He says he is generally flooded with Bollywood offers but is yet to get the "great ones".
2020-01-12
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
'Darbar': Rajinikanth shines in underwhelming film (IANS Review; Rating: * * & 1/2)
Darbar; Cast: Rajinikanth, Nayanthara, Suniel Shetty and Nivetha Thomas; Direction: AR Murugadoss; Rating: ** & 1/2 (two and a half stars)
2020-01-09
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Kochi to host 5th edition of ALIIFF
Kochi, Dec 12 (IANS) Kochi will play host to the fifth edition of the All Lights India International Film Festival (ALIIFF) to be held from February 8 to 12, said its organisers.
2019-12-12
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Shane Nigam: The problem 'kid' in Malayalam film industry
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 10 (IANS) Despite the best efforts from several quarters, the issues surrounding 23-year old young actor Shane Nigam continues to linger and has now become a problem for the otherwise ego filled Malayalam film industry.
2019-12-10
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Actor Payal Ghosh receives Times Leading Icons award
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Southern siren Payal Ghosh will receive the Times Leading Icons 2019 award for the most stylish actress of Bollywood this year.
2019-11-29
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Chiranjeevi's 'Class Of 80s' reunion party goes viral
Chennai, Nov 26 (IANS) A photograph featuring south's top actors such as Chiranjeevi, Mohan Lal and Daggubati Venkatesh among many others, who ruled the roost in the 1980s, popularly called the "class of 80s", has taken the internet by storm.
2019-11-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Viineet Kumar starts shooting for 'Thiruttu Payale 2'
Varanasi, Nov 4 (IANS) After wooing audiences with his roles in "Bard of Blood" and "Saand Ki Aankh", actor Viineet Kumar has commenced the shoot for the Hindi remake of the Tamil film "Thiruttu Payale 2".
2019-11-04
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Kannada actors bully cinegoers for sitting during national anthem
Bengaluru, Oct 29 (IANS) Kannada actors Arun Gowda, BV Aishwarya and few others were seen chiding a familuy for not standing up for the national anthem in a cinema hall in Bengaluru.
2019-10-29
Category: India, Karnataka,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Tamil superstar Vijay's Diwali release 'Bigil' crosses 100cr in 3 days
Chennai, Oct 28 (IANS) Tamil superstar Vijay's Diwali release, "Bigil", has crossed the Rs 100-crore mark worldwide in just three days since release.
2019-10-28
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Samantha, Naga Chaitanya celebrate second wedding anniversary
Chennai, Oct 6 (IANS) South Cinema's star couple Samantha and Naga Chaitanya on Sunday completed two years of their married life, and to mark the occasion, Samantha took to social media to pen a heartfelt loving post for her husband.
2019-10-06
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Arvind Swamy to play MGR in Jayalalithaa biopic starring Kangana
Mumbai, Oct 4 (IANS) Actor Arvind Swamy, best remembered for his roles in Mani Ratnam's "Roja" and "Bombay", is all set to play the late Tamil superstar and former Chief Minister MG Ramachandran in the biopic "Thalaivi", which casts Kangana Ranaut in the central role of the late J. Jayalalithaa.
2019-10-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Varun Tej wants to hook-up with Pooja Hegde
Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) Actor Varun Tej says if given a chance, he would like to hook-up with his "Mukunda" co-star Pooja Hegde.
2019-09-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Priyamani: 'Not comfortable doing intimate scenes'
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) The National award-winning actress Priyamani, who stars in the web series "The Family Man" alongside Manoj Bajpayee, says, without degrading what other actors may feel about the issue, she avoids intimate scenes because such content is not suitable for a family audience.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Abhay Deol's Tamil film 'Hero' to release on December 20
Mumbai, Sep 8 (IANS) Actor Abhay Deol's upcoming Tamil movie "Hero" is scheduled to release on December 20.
2019-09-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Do it properly: French director slams 'Saaho' makers for plagiarism
Paris, Sep 3 (IANS) Accusing the makers of "Saaho" of having copied his work, French film director Jerome Salle has said, "Steal my work, at least do it properly."
2019-09-03
Category: International, France,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Rajamouli begins shooting for new schedule of 'RRR'
Chennai, Aug 27 (IANS) Filmmaker S.S. Rajamouli on Tuesday began filming the second schedule of his upcoming magnum opus "RRR" in Bulgaria, its makers said in a statement.
2019-08-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Ganesh Venkatraman to host 'Crime Patrol' in Tamil
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) Actor Ganesh Venkatraman has been roped in as anchor of the Tamil version of the popular show "Crime Patrol".
2019-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Here's what Prabhas does a day before his film releases
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) "Bahubali" superstar Prabhas says he tries to sleep a lot the day before a new movie hits the screens.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Vijay Deverakonda teams up with director Puri Jagannadh
Chennai, Aug 12 (IANS) Actor Vijay Deverakonda, who was last seen in the Telugu film "Dear Comrade", will team up with director Puri Jagannadh for his next film.
2019-08-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Have managed to fulfil Sridevi's dream: Boney Kapoor
Mumbai, Aug 6 (IANS) Producer Boney Kapoor, whose maiden Tamil production venture "Nerkonda Paarvai" debuted in Singapore on Tuesday, says he has managed to fulfil his late wife and veteran actress Sridevi's dream.
2019-08-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Big B, Chiranjeevi Telugu magnum opus to release on Oct 2
Chennai, Aug 5 (IANS) Telugu megastar Chiranjeevi has announced that his upcoming magnum opus "Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy" will hit the screens worldwide on October 2. The Telugu film co-stars Amitabh Bachchan, Anushka Shetty, Nayanthara, Tamannaah Bhatia, Sudeep, Vijay Sethupathi and Jagapathi Babu in important roles.
2019-08-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Vijay Sethupathi to play Muralitharan in biopic
Chennai, July 24 (IANS) Tamil star Vijay Sethupathi will essay Sri Lankan spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan in a biopic written and directed by MS Sripathy.
2019-07-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
'Kadaram Kondan ': Decent if not effective (IANS review)
Film: "Kadaram Kondan"; Cast: Vikram, Akshara Haasan, Abi Haasan and Lena; Director: Rajesh M Selva; IANS Rating: * * & 1/2 (two and a half stars)
2019-07-19
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Aishwaryaa R. Dhanush invests in wellness startup
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) After popular names like Jennifer Lopez and Shahid Kapoor, superstar Rajinikanth's daughter and director Aishwaryaa R. Dhanush is the latest celebrity investor to back SARVA, an Indian yoga and wellness startup.
2019-07-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Southern Cinema
Kamal lends support to Suriya over education policy
Chennai, July 17 (IANS) Actor-politician Kamal Haasan came out in support of actor Suriya, who was earlier criticised by the ruling AIADMK government of Tamil Nadu and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for his opinion on the National Education Policy 2019.the draft National Educational Policy.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Tamil director Bharathiraja to be honoured in Singapore
Singapore, July 17 (IANS) Veteran Tamil director Bharathi Raja will be honoured with a lifetime achievement award at the 3rd Singapore South Asian International Film Festival (Sg.SAIFF) on August 30.
2019-07-17
Category: International, Singapore,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Changes to by-laws in Malayalam actors body might take more time
Kochi, June 30 (IANS) The Association of Malayalam Movie Artists (AMMA), which met here on Sunday to discuss amending its by-laws to give women members a bigger role in its functioning, decided to take more time to come out with proper changes to benefit the organization.
2019-06-30
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Popular Telugu actor-filmmaker Vijaya Nirmala dead
Hyderabad, June 27 (IANS) Veteran Telugu actor-filmmaker G. Vijaya Nirmala died on Thursday, her son Naresh has confirmed. She was 75.
2019-06-27
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Women may get more posts in AMMA
Kochi, June 25 (IANS) The Association of Malayalam Movie Artists (AMMA) will ensure women get increased representation in its decision making, ending the male hegemony that was prevalent at the body, said an official and a top actor.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Venky Atluri joins hands with Nithiin, Keerthy Suresh for 'Rang De'
Chennai, June 24 (IANS) Actors Nithiin and Keerthy Suresh have teamed up for the first time for upcoming Telugu romantic drama "Rang De", which will be directed by Venky Atluri.
2019-06-24
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
I know what to expect from trolls: Samantha Akkineni
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Actress Samantha Akkineni says there was a time when getting trolled on social media started hurting her mental stability and making her rush to wrong decisions.
2019-06-20
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema