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To perfect his diction in Papanasam, Kamal Haasan trains in Tirunelveli accent

"Kamal will be speaking in the Tirunelveli accent in some portions of the film. He hasn't used the slang before in his films. Therefore, he's training in it to get a hang of it from writer Suga," said writer Jeyamohan, who has penned the film's dialogues.

'Uttama Villain written by Kamal Haasan, not Crazy Mohan'

"Kamal sir has written the film's script as well as dialogues. Crazy Mohan was initially involved in the brainstorming sessions and his inputs were recorded," said Ramesh Arvind. Haasan, who plays the lead in the film, has also penned the film's script.

Arjun Sarja to direct daughter Aishwarya in his next

"Who else besides me will know my daughter's strengths? I think I can do justice to her inherent talent if I direct her. After I finish work on Jai Hind 2, I plan to start working on a film with my daughter. Nothing else has been finalised yet," said Arjun.

Mohanlal completes 36 years in filmdom, searches for long lost child artist

Mohanlal, who completes 36 years in filmdom this September, took to Facebook to share his feelings. He said Sept 3 will always remain special for him. He also wanted to meet the child artist with whom he canned his first shot.

Treat yourself as a newcomer not as my son: Actor Jayaram's advice to Kalidas on his debut

"I'm finally launching my son in the industry. I haven't given him too much advice but have asked him to prove himself by sheer hard work. I have also asked him to forget that he's my son and treat himself as a newcomer," said Jayaram.

Aagadu as important as Dookudu to me: Mahesh Babu

Gearing up for the release of his next Telugu actioner Aagadu, Mahesh Babu said his director Sreenu Vaitla knew exactly what his fans want and Dookudu is proof of that. Hence, Aagadu could be the next turning point in his career, he added.

WATCH: Terror's the new baddie and Jiiva's Yaan makes all the right noises

The much-awaited trailer of ace cinematographer Ravi K Chandran's debut film is out. Starring Jiiva and Thulasi Nair in the lead, the Tamil thriller has the right mix of romance and suspense to be the next big hit.

Bullet Rani not spoof on Gabbar Singh: Suresh Goswami

"I don't mind if my film is called the female version of Gabbar Singh, but it's definitely not a spoof. In fact, Nisha's role is inspired by Pawan's tough cop act in his film. We've only tried to portray a strong woman in a police officer's role," said Goswami.

I always see my films as a moviegoer: Vijay Kumar Konda

Vijay Kumar Konda, who is gearing up for the release of Telugu romantic-comedy Oka Laila Kosam, says he always views his work with the perspective of a moviegoer rather than that of a director.

My husband encouraged me to direct: Geethanjali

Southern filmmaker Selvaraghavan's wife Geethanjali, who is wielding the megaphone for the first time for upcoming Tamil romantic-drama Maalai Nerathu Mayakkam, says her husband gave her the confidence and encouragement to direct a movie.

To look like a school boy, Sathya had to lose 15 kg

Director Jeeva Anand says that actor Sathya shed 15 kg to fit into the role of a school boy in his forthcoming Tamil romantic-drama Amara Kaaviyam, about teen romance of the 1980s.

Celeb mourn legendary Telugu filmmaker Bapu's demise

Celebrities like Prakash Raj, SS Rajamouli, Devi Sri Prasad and Satish Kaushik took to Twitter to mourn the death of legendary Telugu filmmaker Sattiraju Lakshmi Narayana aka Bapu who died Sunday following cardiac arrest.

US Post to issue Akkineni Nageswara Rao stamp

The US Post Service will honour legendary actor Vibhushan Akkineni Nageswarara Rao by issuing a postage stamp on the late star's birthday, Akkineni Foundation of America (AFA) announced.

Soundarya Rajinikanth to joins Eros International

"In her dual role, Soundarya will be spearheading Eros Digital across all the new media platforms including ErosNow, it's on demand entertainment portal and lend her creative expertise to the company's filmed content," a release said.

First look: Lingaa promises all the trappings of Rajinikanth potboiler

The ‘anna’ of all superstars is back! The first poster of Rajinikanth's Lingaa is out and so is the verdict. In torn jeans, open jacket, dark glasses, Rajinikanth in and as Lingaa looks cut out for a role tailormade for his superstar status.
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