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Tuesday, January 31, 2012



Will Katrina Kaif sign Kamal Hassan’s Thalaivan Irukinran?

Posted: 30 Jan 2012 09:55 AM PST

'Chikni Chameli' Katrina Kaif seems to be ready to dominate the Tamil film industry. The gorgeous actress, if everything goes according to the plan, will have a rare opportunity to pair up with two South Indian superstars – Rajinikanth and Kamal Hassan. It is well-known that she has been offered Kochadaiyaan and what many does not know is that the producer of Kamal's next movie has also approached her.

Producer Aascar Ravichandran, who is producing Thalaivan Irukinran, has reportedly offered the film to Katrina Kaif. Confirming the news, he said that the talks are in the early stage and nothing has been finalised. It is said that, as it is Kamal Hassan's movie, the actress is not keen to turn down the offer. However, it is also true that her dates are packed for the entire year with many big banner films. Adding to that she also has Rajinikanth's Kochadaiyaan, which requires bulk dates.
Thalaivan Irukinran is written and directed by Kamal Hassan himself. The movie is made on corruption.

Veteran Comedian Idichapuli Selvaraj Passes away

Posted: 30 Jan 2012 09:54 AM PST

Idichapuli Selvaraj is one of the classic comedians of Tamil cinema.

He has acted more than 100 films in his carrier and has known for his Top comedy scenes with Koundamani and Senthil in the movie Chinna Vathiyar starringPrabhu and Ranjitha in the lead roles..
Also Selvaraj has acted with the legends like MGR, Sivaji Ganesan, Rajinikanth, Kamal Hassan in his earlier days.

The 73 old veteran actor who had breathing complaints around 8 am in the morning was rushed to the Royapettah Hospital but he passed away on the way.

His wife name is Chellam and he has a daughter named Vasanthi. People are paying his last attributes at his residence at Nandanam, Chennai.

Reema Sen to Marry shiv karan Singh On March 2012

Posted: 30 Jan 2012 02:11 AM PST

Popular actress Reema Sen will be getting married to her beau Shiv Karan Singh on March 11 in New Delhi.

Director Ahmed upsets Tamannah

Posted: 30 Jan 2012 02:08 AM PST

Actress Tamanna was upset when director Ahmed's manager approached her to act as a second heroine. Jeeva is the hero of that upcoming film with whom Trisha joins for the first time.

Gautham Menon Signs Jai, Ananya and Santhanam

Posted: 30 Jan 2012 02:05 AM PST

Having missed the golden opportunity of working with Gautham Menon, actor Jai is so elated that he has got the lady luck knocking his doors again. The untitled film will be a romantic entertainer starring Jai and Ananya in lead roles to be directed by newcomer Prem Sai. It is worth mentioning that Jai and Ananya were seen playing lead roles in A.R. Murugadoss' production Engeyum Eppodhum, though they weren't the pairs.

Santhanam will add to the humor quotients and rest of the details about cast-n-crew will be announced shortly.

Meanwhile, Gautham Menon is planning to join hands with maestro Ilayaraja for one of his upcoming projects and the news is confirmed by Ilayaraja himself.

Second Innings for Nayanthara

Posted: 30 Jan 2012 02:03 AM PST

Last time we saw Nayanthara over the screens was in Boss Engira Baskaran and later she proved her proficiency in Kannada (Super), Malayalam (Bodyguard) and Telugu (Sri Rama Jayam), which was reported to be her last set of movies.

It was heard that the actress had decided to settle down with her family life, but changes seems to have taken place.

According to the sources, Nayanthara is planning to sign few projects in Tamil and Telugu. And if it happens with her second innings, this will be a big celebration for the fans, who have been missing her a lot.

Manisha Koirala in deep trouble?

Posted: 30 Jan 2012 02:01 AM PST

Actress Manisha Koirala who has acted in Bombay, Indian, Baba and other films.

Actress Manisha Koirala was looking bloated and was in no situation to pose for pictures after attending a party. Manisha Koirala got married to Samrat Dahal in 2010.

Immediately after her marriage she created a issue by putting up a status message on a social networking website saying that her marriage was in trouble. A close friend said "she has had to adjust not only to a life of domesticity, but also to her husband's entire family and their traditional way of life. At one point, she almost gave up and decided to return to India, but now she wants to give her marriage one last shot."

Actress Manisha Koirala was looking pale and haggard. She was wearing a black T-shirt and a long gray jacket. It made us wonder for a moment what was really wrong with her. Manisha had got married just a year ago. Manisha Koirala revealed that she won't talk about her personal life. At the moment, all my friends know I need to be left alone.

I don't need to give explanations about what's going on in my life she said. Manisha Koirala had tied the knot with Samrat Dahal in 2010 in Nepal.

There were reports recently that Manisha Koirala was for divorce. Her appearance at the recent party makes us think that she is in need of help.

Ajith in Kamal’s Thalaivan Irukinran

Posted: 30 Jan 2012 01:57 AM PST

This is going to be a mega news for both Kamal and Ajith fans.
Yes Kamal before the release of Viswaroopam has started to plan for his forthcoming project.
Thalaivar Irukinran is the film which was said to have started before Viswaroopam and it was delayed due to various reasons.
But Producer Aascar Ravichandran who gave the blockbuster 'Dasavatharam' with Kamal Hassan has given hands for this mega project.
Sources say that Ajith Kumar along with Mohanlal and Ravi Teja has been roped to act along with Kamal Hassan in important roles in Thalaivar Irukinran.
The film is based on Politics and Corruption. The Hindi version is titled as 'Amar Hain'.
Official Announcements of the film is expected very soon.

Bala “Eriyum Thanal “ New Heroine Update!!

Posted: 30 Jan 2012 01:53 AM PST

The Shooting of national award winning director bala's next movie Eriyum Thanal is going on at a brisk pace. Some scenes are being shot near Ramanathapuram along the coastal areas with the lead pair Atharva and Vedhika.

It is common knowledge that Bala chooses fair heroines for his films and makes them look dusky either by applying dark make up or gets them to tan them naturally. The earlier examples are pooja, Madhu Shalini, to name a few.

Monday, January 30, 2012



Tamil film industry on verge of crisis over wage revision

Posted: 29 Jan 2012 03:25 AM PST

The multi-million rupee Tamil film industry seems to be on the verge of a crisis with wage revision turning out to be a flash point between unions of producers and workers.

Peeved over the 'unilateral decision' of the workers' body Film Employees Federation of South India (FEFSI) on revising the wage structure, the Tamil Film Producers' Council (TFPC) has ruled out working with them.
While a strike paralysing the industry boasting some of the biggest names of Indian cinema, including actors Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan is not in the offing, FEFSI has however decided to take to the streets by organising a fast, sources said.
Sources indicated that not much production activity took place last week, with TFPC convening an emergency meeting of its general council to discuss the issue on Monday, even as it held that it could not negotiate with FEFSI due to elections to the body and change of guard.
While wage revision had been happening once in three years for the past few years, it did not happen last year with the expiry of the latest scale in early 2011.
However, FEFSI went ahead and announced a scale, which is now the bone of contention between the two bodies.
"Agreement on payscale is usually signed after discussions with both parties and this time FEFSI's unilateral decision was against normal practice," TFPC sources said.
However, a FEFSI office-bearer said the demand to increase pay by 30-50 per cent was the general scale proposed.
Noted director Cheran, known for critically acclaimed films like 'Autograph', batted for producers, saying it was 'unfair' of the workers to demand a 100 per cent hike when investing on films had become a 'gamble'.
"A director or a cinematographer receives wages only according to the budget of the film. But for the workers, the scale is constant, irrespective of investment made into the film, whether shot on Rs 100 crore or made on a shoe-string budget," he added.
The move would only further worsen the industry, where successful films are becoming fewer and filmmaking itself is a big challenge, Cheran added.
Even a talented, tech-savvy film-maker has to shell out more if he abides by FEFSI rules, though he can manage to complete his films within a few lakhs of rupees, he claimed.
Meanwhile, the eternal demand of top stars reducing their salaries has also come up once again from some sections.
Many of the major actors are paid in crores besides some being given rights to the film in some areas.
A strike by the FEFSI a few years ago had paralysed the Tamil film industry.

Katrina Kaif opposite Kamal Haasan?

Posted: 29 Jan 2012 03:21 AM PST

Even though Bollywood beauty Katrina Kaif is yet to be officially announced as the heroine in Rajinikanth-starrer Kochadaiyaan, now there's speculation in the media that the Chikni Chameli girl will share space with none other than iconic actor Kamal Haasan.

According to sources in tinsel town, the actress has been approached by Aascar Films for their next venture with Kamal Haasan. This film is touted to be a big budget bonanza.
Aascar Ravichandran is making all efforts to rope in a star filmmaker known for his grandeur to direct Kamal. There's also some buzz that there may be one more heroine in the movie apart from Katrina.
However when DC contacted Ravichandran, he did not deny the reports but said, "It's all in the initial stages. We are planning to bring Katrina Kaif on board. Nothing has been finalised."

First Look: ‘Talaash’ digital poster…

Posted: 29 Jan 2012 03:13 AM PST

With two helicopters in the air, moving clouds and a beefy Salman Khan sporting a swaying scarf, Yash Raj films released a one-of-its-kind digital poster for Ek Tha Tiger late last year.

Now, Aamir Khan, reportedly impressed by the cool technology, followed suit with the release of the digital poster of his new flick Talaash.
The digital poster of the film has Aamir sporting his latest mustached look as the backdrop to a fast-paced bustling city life and a mysterious tagline of 'The Answer Lies Within'.
After the astounding success of Kolaveri, filmmakers and marketing gurus seemed to have realised the potential of online media. In an industry where budget is a matter of little concern, digital posters could be the next best thing to unveil the first look of a film.
While Kollywood is yet to have its first digital poster, rumours have it that it won't be very long before the digital posters of the much-anticipated Kochadaiyaan hit the online world. Says ad filmmaker and TV producer, P. Praveen, "Digital posters is a trend that is yet to take off in Kollywood. But it is visible on a number of film websites, that use a little bit of flash animation to give new releases that edge.
While Kollywood may be yet to see its first digital poster, those here affirm that it's an idea they are willing to try. Director and cinematographer, K.V. Anand, who is currently busy with his next flick, Maatran starring Suriya, says, "Publicity for the film is yet to start, but digital posters is something we'd like to consider. These are days where posters can't be stuck on the road and most have realised the target audience leads an active life online. Traditional methods for advertising aren't sufficient and the target audience needs to be reached via YouTube, Facebook or Twitter."
Actor Ganesh Venkataraman, who looks forward to the release of his Pani Thuli, feels that with actors and producers going all out to promote a film these days, digital posters is an innovation that deserves to be embraced.
"I've seen digital posters and find them interesting. This is an information age and a move-over from traditional methods is but necessary. We understand the relevance of the Internet and unique methods need to employed to tap into this market."