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Karthi, Linguswamy team up for 'Yenni Yezhu Naal'
Karthi, Linguswamy team up for 'Yenni Yezhu Naal' After the success of Tamil actioner "Paiyya", actor Karthi and filmmaker Linguswamy have teamed up for a thriller titled "Yenni Yezhu Naal", also in Tamil. "Karthi and Linguswamy have joined hands for 'Yenni Yezhu Naal', which will go on floors as soon as the latter completes shooting of

Karthik Subbaraj to provide technology solutions for filmmaking
Karthik Subbaraj to provide technology solutions for filmmaking Filmmaker Karthik Subbaraj has floated a new company called Stone Bench Creations, which aims at providing technology related services to different arms of filmmaking. Before making his directorial debut with Tamil horror-thriller "Pizza", Karthik was working in the technology industry.

Didn't want to miss working with Vadivelu: Meenakshi Dixit
Didn't want to miss working with Vadivelu: Meenakshi Dixit Actress Meenakshi Dixit was aware of the fact that upcoming Tamil period-comedy "Thenaliraman" doesn't feature a regular hero, yet she agreed to work in the film because she didn't want to miss an opportunity to work with legendary comedian Vadivelu. Vadivelu, who was banned from acting

Films sans big stars should be short: Director Shree
Films sans big stars should be short: Director Shree Debutant director Shree, who is awaiting the release of his Tamil directorial "Damaal Dumeel", says a film with no big names should be shorter to keep the audience hooked. "Audiences get easily distracted nowadays. If a film is bad, they instantly abuse it on social networking websites.

Harris Jayaraj, Gautham Menon reunite after six years
Harris Jayaraj, Gautham Menon reunite after six years Six years after parting ways following the release of their movie "Vaaranam Aayiram", southern composer Harris Jayaraj and filmmaker Gautham Vasudev Menon, have reunited for an upcoming yet-untitled Tamil project featuring Ajith Kumar. "It is official. Director Gautham Vasudev Menon and

'Vallavanukku...' for my fans: Santhanam
'Vallavanukku...' for my fans: Santhanam Tamil comedian Santhanam, who is playing the lead role in upcoming action-comedy "Vallavanukku Pullum Aayudham", says he agreed to do the film for the sake of his fans. "I'm doing the film for my fans. They've been asking me to play a hero for quite some time. But I've never been interes

Vishal's 'Poojai' slated for Diwali release
Vishal's 'Poojai' slated for Diwali release Vishal Krishna-starrer Tamil actioner "Poojai", which will go on floors Friday, will come out during Diwali. It will lock horns with Vijay-starrer "Kaththi". "The regular shooting of 'Poojai' will start from tomorrow (Friday). It will release during Diwali," read a statement from the fil

Sadhana dedicates National Award to director Ram
Sadhana dedicates National Award to director Ram Sadhana, who won the National Film Award for her performance in Tamil drama "Thanga Meengal" as the best child artist, has dedicated it to director Ram. She says she would be indebted to him for giving her an opportunity. "There are so many people to be credited for this award, but direc

Purab Kohli's next with Girish Malik to go on floors this year
Purab Kohli's next with Girish Malik to go on floors this year Actor Purab Kohli says his next project with director Girish Malik will go on the floors towards the end of the year. This will be Purab's second film with the director, after the recently released "Jal", which has won the National Award for the best film in the special effects category.

Harris Jayaraj, Gautham Menon reunite after six years
Harris Jayaraj, Gautham Menon reunite after six years Six years after parting ways following the release of their movie "Vaaranam Aayiram", southern composer Harris Jayaraj and filmmaker Gautham Vasudev Menon, have reunited for an upcoming yet-untitled Tamil project featuring Ajith Kumar. "It is official. Director Gautham Vasudev Menon and

'Ala Modalaindi' to be remade in Hindi
'Ala Modalaindi' to be remade in Hindi Telugu blockbuster "Ala Modalaindi", currently being remade in Tamil as "Ennamo Yedho", will soon be remade in Hindi as well. Filmmaker Nandini Reddy, who helmed the original, will direct the Hindi version as well. "Nandini has been roped in to helm the Hindi remake of 'Ala Modalaindi

Telugu actor Raja Abel to wed April 25
Telugu actor Raja Abel to wed April 25 Telugu actor Raja Abel, who has worked in films such as "Anand" and "Aa Naluguru", will marry Amrita Vincent here April 25. The couple will later hold grand receptions in Chennai and Hyderabad. "The wedding will take place in a church in Chennai April 25. On the same evening, we'll host

'Yellow' bags 3 National Awards, B-Town cheers for Riteish
'Yellow' bags 3 National Awards, B-Town cheers for Riteish Bollywood actor Riteish Deshmukh's second Marathi venture "Yellow" won the Special Jury and Special Mention awards at the 61st National Film Awards, and the Hindi film fraternity is proud of the "Grand Masti" star. Here's what the celebrities posted on Twitter: Karan Johar: Congratula

Papon and band to endorse Sennheiser
Papon and band to endorse Sennheiser Angaraag Mahanta aka Papon, a multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer, has been signed on by audio company Sennheiser to endorse their products. Papon joins the company's list of endorsers such as Farhan Akthar, Shankar, Ehsaan, Loy and Raghu Dixit. Talking about the association wit

Mahesh Limaye stunned by response to 'Yellow'
Mahesh Limaye stunned by response to 'Yellow' Not even in his wildest dreams did cinematographer-turned-director Mahesh Limaye imagine that his first feature film "Yellow" would create such a impact. The movie has been named for the Special Jury and Special Mention honours for the National Film Awards. Limaye is completely taken aba

It was great to be directed by Anurag Kashyap: KJo
It was great to be directed by Anurag Kashyap: KJo Filmmaker Karan Johar, who will be seen acting in his first full-fledged role in "Bombay Velvet", says it was great to work under Anurag Kashyap's direction in the film. The shooting of the movie is almost over with just a day's shoot left. "It was great to be directed by Anurag. Most of

Anurag Kashyap's 'Bombay Velvet' gets new release date
Anurag Kashyap's 'Bombay Velvet' gets new release date Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap's much awaited film "Bombay Velvet", which was reportedly planned to be released on Christmas along with Aamir Khan's "P.K.", is now set for Nov 28 release, the makers of "Bombay Velvet" announced Wednesday. On the final day of the shoot of "Bombay Velvet" at CCI

Big B's 'Bhoothnath Returns' screened at Rashtrapati Bhavan
Big B's 'Bhoothnath Returns' screened at Rashtrapati Bhavan Megastar Amitabh Bachchan's latest film "Bhoothnath Returns", a fun-filled film which also highlights the importance of voting, was screened for President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan auditorium here. After the screening Thursday, Amitabh, Parth, director Nitesh Tiwari and t

'Sher' stuck, Vivek Oberoi disappointed
'Sher' stuck, Vivek Oberoi disappointed Vivek Oberoi shot in "48 to 50 degrees" in Rajasthan for Sher, but now the action thriller's release has been blocked by "legal" issues. The actor says it is "very disappointing" to see your hard work going down the drain. Directed by Soham Shah, "Sher" also features Huma Qureshi. "It

'Samrat & Co' sequel on cards: Rajeev Khandelwal
'Samrat & Co' sequel on cards: Rajeev Khandelwal Rajeev Khandelwal says the team of "Samrat & Co" has already thought of a possibility of a sequel to the film, and the actor has expressed a keen interest to be part of it. "When we were working on this film, we thought there can be a sequel to this film. I am keen on doing the sequel of

'Jolly LLB' was good intention cinema, says overjoyed Boman
'Jolly LLB' was good intention cinema, says overjoyed Boman Boman Irani, who played a corrupt lawyer in "Jolly LLB", is overjoyed at the film being named the Best Hindi Film at the 61st National Film Awards. Boman believes that the film spoke about change and that's what made it successful. "'Jolly LLB', just like 'Bhoothnath Returns,' speaks

All decks cleared for smooth release of 'Thenaliraman'
All decks cleared for smooth release of 'Thenaliraman' Telugu fringe groups that were against the release of Tamil period-comedy "Thenaliraman" have reached an amicable agreement with the film's makers. They have withdrawn their case against the film, which will now have a smooth release Friday worldwide. A couple of weeks ago, Telugu groups

Anjali returns with Telugu horror-comedy
Anjali returns with Telugu horror-comedy Actress Anjali, who was out of action for a few months following her controversial disappearance, will be seen next in Telugu horror-comedy "Geethanjali". She is excited because this is her first tryst with the horror genre. "I have done romantic films, comedies and even action, but this

'Kick 2' to go on floors soon
'Kick 2' to go on floors soon Director Surendar Reddy, who is currently awaiting the release of Telugu actioner "Race Gurram", says the sequel to his Telugu blockbuster "Kick" will go on floors as soon as actor Ravi Teja completes working on his current project "Power". "I'm waiting for Ravi Teja to complete 'Power',

Mahesh Babu, Koratala Siva's film to start in July
Mahesh Babu, Koratala Siva's film to start in July Director Koratala Siva, who is teaming up with superstar Mahesh Babu in a yet-untitled Telugu actioner, says the project will go on floors in July. The pre-production work is currently underway. "The regular shooting will start from July onwards. By then, Mahesh is expected to complete s

Nagarjuna confirms film with Mani Ratnam
Nagarjuna confirms film with Mani Ratnam Actor Nagarjuna has confirmed that he has signed a Telugu film to be directed by Mani Ratnam. He says he is getting ready for one of the biggest challenges in his career. "Yes, I am doing a film with Mani Ratnam with Mahesh Babu and I in the lead. And it's in Telugu. Mani gave me a 40-mi

Caribbean release for Telugu musical 'Rey'
Caribbean release for Telugu musical 'Rey' Telugu musical romantic-drama "Rey", which is slated to release in cinemas May 9, will also release in West Indies, says its director Y.V.S. Chowdary, who has also produced the film. The film will be dubbed in a local language and released in the Caribbean. "Most of our film was shot in

'Bhakta Kannappa' not a mythological film: Sunil Varma
'Bhakta Kannappa' not a mythological film: Sunil Varma Actor Sunil Varma, who will soon start filming for upcoming Telugu movie "Bhakta Kannappa", says it is not based on mythology but is a tribal love story coupled with element of entertainment. "Bhakta Kannappa" is the true story of an avid Lord Shiva devotee. Two classics have been made s

'Kotha Janta' trailer with 'Race Gurram'
'Kotha Janta' trailer with 'Race Gurram' The trailer of Allu Sirish-starrer Telugu romantic-drama "Kotha Janta" will be released with his brother Allu Arjun's Telugu actioner "Race Gurram", which releases worldwide in cinemas Friday. "We thought it would be a nice way to create some buzz for the film. The trailer will be attach

ANR lives on in 'Manam' trailer
ANR lives on in 'Manam' trailer The trailer of upcoming Telugu family-drama "Manam", which was unveiled Tuesday on the occasion of Ramanawami, gives the audience one last glimpse of legendary actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao (ANR), who passed away recently. "Manam" is Nageswara Rao's last film, which also features his son

Pawan Kumar: Pay only if you like content
Pawan 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 an

Say 'no' to dubbing, rues Kannada film industry
Say '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 the

Kannada actor Raghavendra recovering from blood clot
Kannada 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 the

Kamal Haasan writing script for Ramesh Aravind's movie
Kamal 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 scri

Varalaxmi Sarathkumar for Kannada remake of 'Mirchi'
Varalaxmi 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 res

Ramya, Karnataka's first actress in Lok Sabha
Ramya, 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 Bang

Congress fields actress Ramya for Karnataka LS bypoll
Congress 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 Karnataka. She is pitted against former legislator C. S. Puttaraju of Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S), who filed his papers Friday. Mandya is about 8

Sai Kumar wants to continue 'Police Story' franchise
Sai 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 has

Young Kannada actor Hemanth dead
Young 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

Uppi to reprise Venkatesh's role
Uppi to reprise Venkatesh's role Sandalwood superstar Upendra is all set to reprise Venkatesh's role in yet another remake. The talked about film is `Gowri' that will be a remake of Telugu film `Lakshmi' that had Venky play the lead. While the original was directed by VV Vinayak, this one will mark the 99^th film of filmma

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