HindustanTimes Sat,23 Aug 2014


Make Vizag new film hub: AP government to Telugu film industry

The AP government urged the Telugu film industry to make Viskhapatnam a centre for cinema making. The industry representatives on their part asked government to offer incentives to filmmakers as were extended when industry shifted from Madras to Hyderabad.

Uttama Villain to hit the theatres before Vishwaroopam 2

"There's a lot of graphics work involved in Vishwaroopam 2, hence the delay. It will only release after Uttama Villain, which should be out very soon," said a source close to Kamal Haasan.

Dhanush never interferes with director's vision, says Anegan co-star Amyra Dastur

"Dhanush is really a director's actor. He minds his own business and never tries to interfere. Not even once did he try to incorporate his ideas. He listens to the director and does what he's told to do." said Amyra.

Tamil version of Kaalicharan gears up for release

Por Kuthirai, the Tamil version of the 2013 Telugu crime-drama Kaalicharan, will hit the screens soon. The Tamil version, which is set in the 1980s, was simultaneously shot with the Telugu version.

Komalathammal was tailor-made for me, says 'accidental' actor Suhasini

She is one of most talented actors in India. Her body of work in Tamil cinema is commendable. Her role in period film Ramanujan has brought her back into focus. In an interview with Hindustan Times, she talks of her roller-coaster ride as an actor.

Double Di Trouble close to Chupke Chupke: Dharmendra

This film, an adaptation of Shakespeare's play The Comedy Of Errors, will see Dharmendra sharing the screen space with Gippy Grewal. Both play double roles in the film, which releases on August 29.

Kaaka Muttai won't be cinematically emotional: Manikandan

"We have not focused on the emotional side of life in a slum because the film is not intended to be emotional. We've tried to present a very realistic view of a world that's part of our Indian cultural lifestyle," said Manikandan.

Kaaviya Thalaivan was a rewarding experience, says Vedhika Kumar

Actor Vedhika Kumar, who plays an atypical romantic heroine in upcoming Tamil historical drama Kaaviya Thalaivan, directed by National Award winner Vasantha Balan, says the experience was rewarding.

Vijay-starrer Kaththi lands in trouble, Tamil groups demand ban

As many as 65 members from different Tamil fringe groups have demanded a ban on Tamil actioner Kaththi alleging that its co-producer A Subhaskaran has direct links with Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa and his government.

Superstar Mohanlal develops knee problem, undergoing physiotherapy

The actor has been suffering from a pain in his left leg for the past one week. After weighing many options, including flowing in an expert from the US, he has settled for physiotherapy. He is expected to resume shooting in October 2014.

Dhanush's Kaaka Muttai to have world premiere at Toronto film fest

Tamil drama Kaaka Muttai, which predominantly features newcomers and is produced by Dhanush, will have its world premiere at the 39th Toronto International Film Festival, said a festival representative.

Superstar Kidnap will see me in the lead again, says Aadarsh Balakrishna

Having played negative roles for most part in his career, Adarsh is excited about Superstar Kidnap. It's a upcoming Telugu crime-comedy which will see him play the lead. The film has Mahesh Babu in a small role.

Vasanthabalan’s courage to explore ideas his strength, says veteran actor Nassar

"If you've followed his work, you'd realize that each of his film is so different from the other. He's someone who dares to explore and I think that's what makes his work special and so different from other filmmakers," said Nassar.

Fans berate Allu Arjun for arguing with police, actor clears the air

The actor received flak from his fans following the appearance of a leaked video online in which he is seen skipping a breathalyzer test and arguing with policemen. However, Allu tweeted to say that he took the test and was allowed to go.

Anjaan mints Rs. 15.03 crore in two days

Despite both critics and audiences panning it, the pre-release buzz and advanced bookings have helped Suriya-starrer Tamil actioner Anjaan to rake in Rs.15.03 in the southern market of the country.
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