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Kayal completes Prabhu Solomon's trilogy on romance

Filmmaker Prabhu Solomon says his new film Kayal is the third installment of his films on romance, coming as it does after Mynaa and Kumki. Kayal is a disaster drama, set against the backdrop of a tsunami.

Priyadarshan, Lissy file for divorce

Lissy was 16 when she first met Priyadarshan on the sets of his 1984 film Odaruthammava Alariyam, and fell in love during the course of the shoot. She gave up her career to settle down with Priyadarshan after they got married in 1990.

Riteish Deshmukh dedicates Lai Bhaari awards to father

Actor-filmmaker Riteish Deshmukh, who bagged awards for his debut Marathi movie Lai Bhaari, dedicated them to his late father Vilasrao Deshmukh and his first child with wife Genelia D'Souza.

Madras HC lets Kaththi producers exhibit name on prints

The petitioners prayed to the court to direct the state home secretary, the DGP and the commissioner of police to grant protection so as to enable them to have their name exhibited as producer in the prints as well as publicity material of the film.

Director Ravi Chandran under pressure, served legal notice by makers of Yaan

The makers of Tamil film Yaan have sent a legal notice to its director Ravi K. Chandran, alleging that his work is a blatant copy of 1978 British film Midnight Express. Producer Elred Kumar said he noticed only after someone uploaded a video on Youtube comparing Yaan with the original.

Superstar Rajinikanth's fandom inspire documentary on him

He may be over 60 but his stardom continues to grow. The Lingaa trailers are proof enough with each garnering upwards of 30-lakhs plus views on YouTube. Now, Rajinikanth's fans have inspired filmmaker to make a documentary on him.

Rahman's work in Kaaviya Thalaivan important: Director

Kaaviya Thalaivan's music composed by Oscar-winning AR Rahman is very important as it plays a pivotal role in the film, says its director Vasanthabalan. He adds that the project was a challenge for Rahman too.

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.
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