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I don't want to be termed as hot: Lisa Haydon
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 rig

Aditi Govitrikar enjoys 'Simply Baatein with Raveena'
Aditi 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 Agr

Bollywood is getting more sophisticated: Hollywood's Michael Hoffman
Bollywood 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 mainta

I have only been dumped so far: Ranveer
I 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 Raj

Have fun working with Anupam: Akshay
Have 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
'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. She

Evelyn Sharma learns Thai boxing
Evelyn 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 sport. "It was

Rahul Khanna on Hollywood, Bollywood
Rahul 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, most

Rishi Kapoor out of hospital
Rishi 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 d

Stop comparing me with my cousins: Parineeti
Stop 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
'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, `Kaththi

S.J Suryah returns Vishnuvardhan's favour
S.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 "Yatchan". "When I requested Vishnu to be part of my film, he gladly obliged. He pl

Leaders condole death of Tamil actor Rajendran
Leaders 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
'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 Ultimatum". Prabhu explained that the poster was shot using a popular style called

Actor Rahman joins Tamil remake of 'How Old...'
Actor 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
'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 em

Veteran Tamil actor S.S. Rajendran dead
Veteran 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 lung

Rajasekar has experimented with 'Gaddam Gang': Jeevitha
Rajasekar 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 tim

Graphics work delaying release of 'Yamaleela 2'
Graphics 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 computer graphics. "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 all

Pawan Kalyan to direct 'Gabbar Singh 2'?
Pawan 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. "Sam

When Arya's feedback mattered most to his brother
When 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 f

Not selling IPL stake or settling in US: Preity Zinta
Not 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 believe

Shot for over two months in forests: 'Netru Indru' director
Shot 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'
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 h

Grandpa-grandson bonding highlight of 'Manjapai': Director
Grandpa-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 Rajkiran

Aryan Rajesh turns producer for brother
Aryan 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 t

Praveen Sataru's next about Pullela Gopichand
Praveen 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, we

Project with Mani Ratnam still on: Mahesh Babu
Project 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 soon. "Mani Ratnam project is very much on. Since I'm busy with multiple proje

Sunny Leone ready for comparisons with Sherlyn Chopra
Sunny 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 her. "The comparison is a natural thing, those

'Yamaleela 2' high on visual effects: Krishna Reddy
'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 and

Kannada remake of 'Mirchi' strikes gold
Kannada 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 an

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

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