HindustanTimes Fri,19 Dec 2014


Court defers verdict in Lingaa script case

In response to a writ petition filed by KR Ravi Rathinam, who has accused Lingaa's team of having stolen his script, the Madras High Court bench in Madurai on Monday deferred its verdict.

Open to regional films: Sonakshi post Lingaa experience

The actor says she's keen on doing more regional films now that she has broken the initial language barrier.  She also talks about the hysteria surrounding her superstar co-actor Rajinikanth.

Abhimanyu Singh praises Vikram, was initially worried about his 'star status'

Bollywood star Abhimanyu Singh who will soon be seen in Tamil film 10 Enradhukulla says the film's lead actor Vikram has brought out the best in him. He was slightly concerned about Vikram's star status when he was signed on for the project.

Take mom's advice on scripts, says Yaan star Thulasi Nair

Young actor Thulasi Nair says she still takes her mother's advice while choosing scripts as she feels she's not yet confident to take such big decisions herself. Nair is the daughter of yesteryear southern actor Radha.

Rana Daggubati has a fondness for period films

The star, who will appear in two period films, says he didn't mind working in two back-to-back Telugu period films Baahubali and Rudhramadevi. He likes such projects he said as they are heroic and powerful.

Elizabeth Ekadashi producer rubbishes right wing protest, says they haven't even seen the film

Producer of Marathi film Elizabeth Ekadashi, which revolves around three children and a bicycle, has termed as "silly" the protest by a right wing organisation against a simile used in the film, which it had claimed as offending.

Kamal Haasan's now got an official YouTube channel

Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan has an official YouTube channel called Ulaganayagan Tube. It was recently launched and has over 2,000 subscribers and over 50,000 views.

Learn from the best: Narain Karthikeyan to help in action scene in 10 Enradhukulla

The team of upcoming Tamil road thriller 10 Enradhukulla has roped in Formula One racer Narain Karthikeyan as a consultant for action scenes involving cars. 10 Enradhukulla is jointly produced by A.R Murugadoss and Fox Star Studios.

Bhojpuri actor Manoj Tiwary's Aurat Khilona Nahi hits screens on Nov 21

Bhojpuri filmstar and BJP MP Manoj Tiwary's movie Aurat Khilona Nahi will release in three states on Friday. It will be releasing simultaneously in Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, the actor added.

After sci-fi Appuchi Graamam, director Anand to do an action flick

Done with his impressive sci-fi film Appuchi Graamam, director Vi Anand is now moving on to his next film -- a Telugu actioner called Tiger. The story is said to be set against the backdrop of the Ganges.

Ravi Teja to essay Akshay's part in Telugu remake of Special 26

Actor Ravi Teja will play the role done by Akshay Kumar in the Telugu version of Special 26. He, however, maintains that the remake will be different from original. While Akshay's film was 'raw and real' he will have to be true to his nature, he added.

Masala Padam brings Shiva, Bobby Simhaa together

Popular for their comic timing and chemistry together, actors Mirchi Shiva and Bobby Simhaa will collaborate again for an upcoming Tamil entertainer Masala Padam. Southern actress Lakshmy Devy plays the female lead.

Action sequences in Naaigal impossible without the dog: Director

Director Shakti Soundar Rajan says he had no idea Idoh, a Belgian Shepherd, which plays an important role in his forthcoming Naaigal Jaakirathai, could do so much. He added that he underestimated the dog's capacity.

After IFFI, Kutram Kadithal headed for Bengaluru film fest

After 16th Mumbai Film Festival and IFFI 2014, debut filmmaker Bramma's Tamil thriller Kutram Kadithal will now be screened at the 7th Bengaluru International Film Festival, starting December 4.

Nagarjuna begins work on new film

Akkineni Nagarjuna's next Telugu film was launched in Hyderabad on Wednesday. Called Soggade Chinni Nayana, the film will have Nagarjuna playing dual characters, that of a grandfather and grandson.

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