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HindustanTimes Wed,01 Oct 2014

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Bollywood goes local, eyes Marathi cinema

Apart from doing cameos and promoting Marathi cinema, Bollywood actors are now producing and starring in these films too. Salman Khan, Amitabh Bachchan and Farhan Akhtar are all into it already.

Jeeva's first film I carry solely on my shoulders: Vishnu

Actor Vishnu, who is gearing up for the release of forthcoming Suseenthiran-directed Tamil sports-drama Jeeva, says this is the first time in his career that he's solely carrying a film on his shoulders.

Arjun Sarja too busy to play villain in any film

Actor-filmmaker Arjun Sarja, who is currently awaiting the release of his upcoming trilingual movie Jai Hind 2, says he still has time to take up villain roles and is happy to "continue as a hero".

Mahesh Babu's Aagadu  earns Rs. 18.02 crore on two days

Southern superstar Mahesh Babu's much anticipated Telugu actioner Aagadu has collected Rs. 18.02 crore worldwide in two days of its release and is still counting. Experts say this is "the best opening" he has ever got in his career.

Honoured that Goli Soda is going to Busan film fest, says director

Goli Soda, one of the most successful Tamil films of the year, will be screened Oct 2 under the category A Window on Asian Cinema. Other Indian films to be screened there include Haider, Finding Fanny, Margarita, with a Straw, Labour of Love and Zahir.

Teaser review: Vijay starrer Kaththi's background score throbbing with action

The first thing that strikes you on watching actor Vijay forthcoming Tamil film Kaththi’s teaser is its background score. It’s powerful and gripping, synthetic yet elemental. A perfect recipe for a crime thriller.

Tamil film Kalyana Samayal Saadham to be remade in Hindi

The hit Tamil film Kalyana Samayal Saadham, which released in December 2013, is all set to be remade in Hindi. The film centres around the theme of big fat Indian wedding. The hunt for the cast is currently on.

Global ambitions: Aagadu to release in record number of screens in the US

Mahesh Babu-starrer Telugu actioner Aagadu will be releasing in 100 screens across north India as well, thanks to the film's distribution partner Eros International. The film also stars Tamannah Bhatia, Sonu Sood, Brahmanadam and Shruti Haasan.

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.
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