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HindustanTimes Thu,18 Sep 2014

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After Farhan Akhtar, Amitabh Bachchan throws his weight behind Por Bazaar

The veteran actor met the cast of a movie based on child trafficking and has promised to spread the word about it. Directed by Manava Naik, Por Bazaar will also see star director-actor Farhan Akhtar in a cameo role.

Vikram's I trailer sets new benchmark, crosses 3 million hits on YouTube

"We have not witnessed such a huge pickup for any trailer. I will set new benchmarks across film industries and we are proud to be associated with it," Ashok Parwani, head - South, Sony Music India, said in a statement.

Mindless entertainers not easy to make, says director Badri

"It irritates me when people say comedy films need no creativity. That's not true, because of all the genres, I find comedy most challenging. That's why the ability to make audiences laugh doesn't come naturally to all," said Badri.

Suriya's friendly gesture: Puts Vikram's I poster as his Whatsapp profile pic

"When every actor prefers promoting their films or their personal activities through their social networking and other online networks, Suriya has added the poster of Vikram's I as his Whatsapp profile image," read a statement.

Vikram's character in I inspired by Schwarzenegger at his prime: Shankar

"In the film, Vikram plays a bodybuilder vying for the 'Mr Tamil Nadu' title. When we were looking for inspiration for his character, we could only think of Arnold as he's a bodybuilding legend," said Shankar.

Main Hoon Rajinikanth a tribute to thalaivar: Adithya Menon

Actor Adithya Menon, who has worked in films such as Villua and Eega, says his upcoming Hindi film Main Hoon Rajinikanth is a a "tribute" to the Tamil superstar and is not intended to portray him in a "bad light".

Rajinikanth moves court against Main Hoon Rajinikanth makers

Superstar Rajinikanth has petitioned in the Madras High Court seeking a stay on the release of Hindi film Main Hoon Rajinikanth. He said the film might defame him and upset his large fan base.

Kamal Haasan discharged from hospital

Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, who was admitted to a private hospital following a bout of food poisoning, was discharged on Wednesday. He will resume shooting from Thursday, said his manager.

Impressed with Por Bazaar's script, Farhan Akhtar agrees to do a cameo

Actor-director Manava Naik is making her debut as a director with Por Bazaar which deals with child trafficking. Speaking on it, she said, "We needed somebody who is a thinker. We were looking for someone more than just an actor."

Spare us! KV Anand would make 100 films with Dhanush, if time permits

Cinematographer-turned-filmmaker KV Anand, who has wrapped up his upcoming Tamil directorial Anegan, said that if time permits, he would like to work with Dhanush in 100 films.

Vikram's ugly look in I done by New Zealand-based studio

The look of I has been done by Weta Digital, who specialize in special visual effects, art work and make-up. These are the same guys who did the make-up for Hollywood biggies James Cameron's Avatar and Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings.

China's the new favourite: After Transformers III, Vikram's I shot there

Filmmaker Shankar says that about 25 percent of his Tamil magnum opus I was shot in China. "We shot some action sequences and a song under very extreme climatic conditions," added Shankar.

Teaser review: Vikram impresses but will Indian audience take to hunchback's passion?

There's no mistaking the technical superiority of ace director Shankar's forthcoming film I. The bigger question is: Is the Indian audience evolved enough to relate to a character inspired by western folklore?

Tamil director Mysskin helms a friendly ghost movie

Indian cinema has been haunted by ghosts, mostly with an evil intent. However,Tamil director Mysskin, known for films like Anjathe and Nandalala- is all set to release his new film Pisasu, where the ghost will be shorn of evil.

Schwarzenegger to I's director: Let's make King Conan, Shankar

The Terminator star, who was in Chennai for the audio launch of Shankar's magnum opus I, was full of praise for Tamil director's talent and expressed a desire to work with him some day. He even gave it an imaginary name!
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