HindustanTimes Tue,30 Sep 2014


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!

Hats off to Vikram's commitment for I, says Rajinikanth

Here's some praise that Vikram is unlikely to forget. Superstar Rajinikanth was effusive in his praise for Vikram for the stupendous work done by the actor. He said no actor could sacrifice as much as Vikram has for a character.

Kamal Haasan in hospital for food poisoning complaint

"Kamal sir was admitted to Apollo hospital due to food poisoning this (Tuesday) morning. He is perfectly fine and there's nothing to worry. He will be discharged by evening or tomorrow morning," said Kamal's manager Nikil Murugan.

Arnold Schwarzenegger meets Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa

The Hollywood action star met Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and the two interacted for nearly half an hour on September 15. The 67-year-old actor met Jayalalithaa at the state Secretariat in Chennai.

Suriya has a fan moment, meets his fitness idol Arnold Schwarzenegger

Popular Tamil actor Suriya could not believe his eyes when he met Arnold Schwarzenegger and rushed home to get the Hollywood action star's book on body-building to get it autographed by him.

Trailer review: Gopichand's Loukyam looks very mainstream but oh-so-boring

How often has one seen them? Those action heroes who suddenly turn romantic and as quickly as it gets, turn all macho again? Gopichand returns with a potboiler entertainer that might just rake in the moolah but is likely to be forgotten in no time.

For Iyshwarya Rajesh, glamour is secondary

Iyshwarya Rajesh whose Tamil film Kaaka Muttai that was premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and came up for much praise, says modern technology can make anyone look pretty. Which is why wants to be known as a performer.

Arnold Schwarzenegger arrives in Chennai for Tamil thriller I's audio launch

The audio launch of Vikram-starrer I will take place on Monday evening at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium, where the Terminator star will share the dais with Rajinikanth. AR Rahman is expected to perform all the songs from the album live.
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