I don't want to be termed as hot: Lisa Haydon Model-turned-actress Lisa Haydon, who does not wish to be tagged as
"hot", says her performance in "Queen" has helped people to pay
attention to her acting acumen.
"Before 'Queen', people perceived me (just) as a model. I worked very
hard to prove myself as a good actor. I needed the rigAditi Govitrikar enjoys 'Simply Baatein with Raveena' Doctor-model-actress Aditi Govitrikar recently sat down for a
tete-a-tete with the ravishing Raveena Tandon for an episode of "Simply
Baatein with Raveena" to speak about health and nutrition.
Aditi shared the platform with experts like Kinita Kadakia Patel,
Sunita Banerjee and Rekha AgrBollywood is getting more sophisticated: Hollywood's Michael Hoffman Hollywood director Michael Hoffman says the Hindi film industry is not
only finding space at international festivals but is also becoming more
"sophisticated" while remaining rooted.
"Bollywood is shifting and changing. Bollywood is getting more
sophisticated and broader but still maintaI have only been dumped so far: Ranveer Actor Ranveer Singh, who has often been chased by link-up rumours, says
so far he has not dumped anyone in his life.
"Actually I have never dumped anyone in my life so far. I have only
been dumped so far," Ranveer said at the unveiling of "Nakhriley" song
from "Kill Dil" at the Yash RajHave fun working with Anupam: Akshay Akshay Kumar has worked with Anupam Kher in various films like "Heyy
Babyy" and "Special 26" and the action star says he enjoys shooting
with the latter.
The duo first shared screen space in the 1992 film "Deedar". Then they
went on to work together in the 1990s in movies like "Dil Ki Ba'Nakhriley' from 'Kill Dil' out The cast of forthcoming film "Kill Dil" Friday unveiled the song
"Nakhriley" from the film and also performed live.
"The song is one of our favourite songs. It's an important and fast
song from the film," Parineeti Chopra told reporters at the event
organised at YRF Studios here.
SheEvelyn Sharma learns Thai boxing Actress Evelyn Sharma got an opportunity to learn Thai boxing from
champion Sumlock Kamsing while she was shooting in Thailand.
The "Nautanki Saala!" actress was in Thailand shooting for her new show
"Life Mein Ek Baar", and during her stay there she got to pick up the
"It wasRahul Khanna on Hollywood, Bollywood Having worked in both Hollywood and Bollywood, Rahul feels the Indian
film industry is catching up with the west.
"In the west, budgets are much higher and everything is very
disciplined and planned. That said, the Indian industry has changed a
lot in the last few years. These days, mostRishi Kapoor out of hospital Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor has been discharged from the hospital where
he was admitted after suffering from malaria, said a source.
The 62-year-old was hospitalised Wednesday at the Lilavati hospital,
and he was discharged Thursday night.
"Rishi Kapoor is absolutely fine now and he got dStop comparing me with my cousins: Parineeti Her cousin Priyanka Chopra is a star. Now, another family member,
Mannara, is all set to enter Bollywood with "Zid" and Parineeti feels
that it is unfair to pit her against her cousins.
"Zid" trailer is out and when Parineeti was asked whether she had seen
it and did she think Mannara wi'Kaththi' mints Rs.15.4 crore on release day Vijay-starrer Tamil actioner "Kaththi" has collected a whopping Rs.15.4
crore on the first day in the country. It's expected to register a
record opening weekend at the box office, says an expert.
The movie released Wednesday.
"Braving all the controversy and low-key promotions, `KaththiS.J Suryah returns Vishnuvardhan's favour Actor-filmmaker S.J Suryah, who roped in filmmaker Vishnuvardhan to
play a crucial role in upcoming Tamil film "Isai", has returned the
favour by playing a cameo in the latter's forthcoming directorial
"When I requested Vishnu to be part of my film, he gladly obliged. He
plLeaders condole death of Tamil actor Rajendran Cutting across party lines, leaders Friday condoled the death of
veteran Tamil actor S.S. Rajendran popularly known as SSR, who passed
away at a private hospital here. He was 86.
In a statement issued here AIADMK general secretary J. Jayalalithaa
said: "Entering the movie world through s'Masss' poster not copied: Venkat Prabhu Filmmaker Venkat Prabhu has quashed rumours that the first poster of
his upcoming Tamil directorial "Masss", which was recently unveiled, is
copied from one of the posters of Hollywood film "The Bourne
Prabhu explained that the poster was shot using a popular style calledActor Rahman joins Tamil remake of 'How Old...' Southern actor Rahman, popular for films like "Pudhu Pudhu Arthangal",
"Sangamam" and "Singam 2", will play a key role in a yet-untitled Tamil
remake of recent Malayalam hit "How Old Are You".
Actress Jyothika, wife of Tamil star Suriya, is making her comeback
with the remake after seven'Errabus' will leave audiences emotionally high: Dasari Filmmaker Dasari Narayana Rao says upcoming Telugu drama "Errabus", a
remake of Tamil hit "Manjapai", will leave audiences emotionally high.
He says the remake is not a copy of the original.
"The grandfather-grandson relationship will sweep audiences off their
feet. It will leave them emVeteran Tamil actor S.S. Rajendran dead Tamil cinema's Yesteryear actor S.S. Rajendran, who was battling for
life at a private hospital here, breathed his last Friday. He was 85.
"He was admitted to Meenakshi Hospital yesterday (Thursday) in critical
condition. He passed away this morning (Friday) due to issues related
to lungRajasekar has experimented with 'Gaddam Gang': Jeevitha Popular for his action and drama roles, actor Rajasekar is
experimenting with Telugu black comedy "Gaddam Gang" for the first
time, says the film's producer Jeevitha Rajasekar.
"Gaddam Gang" is the remake of Tamil blockbuster "Soodhu Kavvum".
"Rajasekar has experimented for the first timGraphics work delaying release of 'Yamaleela 2' Filmmaker S.V. Krishna Reddy says the delay in the release of his
Telugu fantasy drama "Yamaleela 2", is due to the need for lot of
"We completed shooting nearly two months ago. The graphics work is
taking a lot of time, but we should be done by this month end. If allPawan Kalyan to direct 'Gabbar Singh 2'? Actor Pawan Kalyan, who will soon start shooting for Telugu actioner
"Gabbar Singh 2", is likely to direct the film himself. He has decided
to take on the task after alleged fallout with filmmaker Sampath Nandi.
Nandi was to direct "Gabbar Singh 2", which is yet to go on the floors.
"SamWhen Arya's feedback mattered most to his brother Actor Sathya, who is awaiting the release of Tamil romantic-drama
"Amarakaaviyam", says that when his actor-brother Arya recently watched
his film in a private screening, he patiently waited for his feedback
as it mattered to him the most.
"I was away from the country when Arya saw the fNot selling IPL stake or settling in US: Preity Zinta Actress Preity Zinta has slammed media speculation that she's selling
off her stake in the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kings XI
Punjab, which she co-owns with former beau and industrialist Ness
Wadia; and that she is planning to settle in US. She has asked people
not to believeShot for over two months in forests: 'Netru Indru' director Director Padma Magan of Tamil action-thriller "Netru Indru", which
releases Friday, says that his crew struggled for over two months in
the dense forests of Tamil Nadu and Kerala to shoot the movie.
"We spent about 65 days in the dense forests around the border of Tamil
Nadu and Kerala.Dasari bags Telugu remake rights of 'Manjapai' Ace filmmaker Dasari Narayana Rao has acquired the Telugu remake rights
of Tamil comedy drama "Manjapai", which is currently going strong at
the box office. The cast and crew is yet to be finalised.
Directed by N. Raghavan, "Manjapai" explores the relationship between a
grandfather and hGrandpa-grandson bonding highlight of 'Manjapai': Director Director Naveen Raghavan says the highlight of forthcoming Tamil family
drama "Manjapai" is the relationship between a grandfather and his
grandson, essayed respectively by Rajkiran and Vemal.
He says the on-screen chemistry between the actors almost turned real.
"Both Vemal and RajkiranAryan Rajesh turns producer for brother Actor Aryan Rajesh has donned the producer's hat for Telugu film
"Bandipotu", which stars his brother Allari Naresh.
The film will be launched here June 10 on the occasion of the birth
anniversary of late producer E.V.V. Satyanarayana.
"It will be an out and out comedy entertainer akin tPraveen Sataru's next about Pullela Gopichand Filmmaker Praveen Sataru will soon direct a yet-untitled Telugu film
on the life of Indian badminton champion Pullela Gopichand. Actor
Sudheer Babu, who is a professional badminton player, will reprise
Gopichand on screen.
"I'm busy with the film's script and as soon as I complete it, weProject with Mani Ratnam still on: Mahesh Babu Superstar Mahesh Babu has clarified that he has not walked out of
filmmaker Mani Ratnam's yet-untitled upcoming Tamil-Telugu bilingual.
He says the dates are being worked out and they plan to start shooting
"Mani Ratnam project is very much on. Since I'm busy with multiple
projeSunny Leone ready for comparisons with Sherlyn Chopra Indo-Canadian adult film actress Sunny Leone, who is set to host the
seventh season of "MTV Splitsvilla", is ready for comparisons with last
year's host Sherlyn Chopra.
However, the "Ragini MMS 2" actress says that comparisons don't worry
"The comparison is a natural thing, those'Yamaleela 2' high on visual effects: Krishna Reddy Filmmaker S.V. Krishna Reddy, who is busy with upcoming Tamil
mythological-comedy "Yamaleela 2", says its computer generated imagery
(CGI) will make it a visual treat for the audiences.
"We are making sure that 'Yamaleela 2' looks a lot better. We couldn't
afford to use CGI back then andKannada remake of 'Mirchi' strikes gold Kiccha Sudeep-starrer "Maanikya", the Kannada remake of recent Telugu
blockbuster "Mirchi", has minted Rs.14 crore on its opening weekend.
The movie released May 1 in the state. It is expected to register the
highest first week opening in the language in recent times, predicts a
trade anPawan Kumar: Pay only if you like content Filmmaker Pawan Kumar, who rose to prominence with his
Kannada independent film "Lucia", is testing the waters with an
alternative distribution system where the audience will pay for a film
only if they like the content.
"How do we know if what we are paying for is worth the money? As anSay 'no' to dubbing, rues Kannada film industry Under the tutelage of leading actors such as Shivrajkumar and Kiccha
Sudeep and activist Vatal Nagaraj, the Kannada film industry staged a
rally here against the release of dubbed films in the state.
"By releasing other language films and serials dubbed in Kannada, we are
sidelining theKannada actor Raghavendra recovering from blood clot Kannada actor-producer Raghavendra Rajkumar is recuperating in a private
hospital here after emergent surgery conducted to remove a blood clot in
his brain, a hospital spokesman said Thursday.
"The actor is responding to treatment and feeling better than yesterday
(Wednesday - when theKamal Haasan writing script for Ramesh Aravind's movie Kannada actor-director Ramesh Aravind, who is directing "Uthama Villain",
says that Kamal Haasan is not only playing the lead, but also writing the
script of his movie.
The film will go on floors in November.
"The current working title is 'Uthama Villain', we are working on the
scriVaralaxmi Sarathkumar for Kannada remake of 'Mirchi' Tamil actress Varalaxmi Sarathkumar has been roped in to pair with
superstar Kiccha Sudeep in the untitled Kannada remake of Telugu
blockbuster "Mirchi", which went on floors recently.
"We have roped in Varalaxmi to play one of the heroines in the film. We
are on the lookout for the resRamya, Karnataka's first actress in Lok Sabha Ramya, who was Saturday elected to Lok Sabha from Mandya constituency in
Karnataka, is the first female actor from the state to enter parliament.
Fielded by the ruling Congress, she defeated C.S. Puttaraju of Janata
Dal-Secular in the bypoll held Aug 21. Mandya is about 80 kms from
BangCongress fields actress Ramya for Karnataka LS bypoll Popular Kannada film actor Ramya Saturday filed nomination papers as the
Congress candidate for the Aug 21 bypoll to Mandya Lok Sabha seat from
She is pitted against former legislator C. S. Puttaraju of Janata
Dal-Secular (JD-S), who filed his papers Friday. Mandya is about 8Sai Kumar wants to continue 'Police Story' franchise His unforgettable role as police officer Agni in Kannada action-drama
"Police Story" catapulted him to star status, and now southern actor Sai
Kumar Pudipeddi, is keen to begin work on the third part in the series.
"I've been thinking of starting work on 'Police Story 3', but nothing hasYoung Kannada actor Hemanth dead Kannada actor Hemanth, seen in his debut film "Nenapinangala", died of a
heart attack at a private hospital here Wednesday, a family friend said.
He was 27.
"He complained of chest pain last evening when he was working out in a
gym. He was rushed to M.S. Ramaiah Hospital where he underw