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HindustanTimes Tue,21 Oct 2014

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I always try to do good films: Karthi

Actor Karthi is a relieved man now that his recent Tamil release Madras has been raved by audiences and critics alike. He says he always tries to pick good films, but admits that some of them don't work in his favour.

Bilingual film with Gautham Menon may happen: Ram Charan Teja

Actor Ram Charan, who is gearing up for the forthcoming release of family drama Govindudu Andarivadele, says he might do a Tamil-Telugu bilingual with Gautham Vasudev Menon next year.

Shaji's Swapaanam goes to Hanoi film festival

Malayalam film Swapaanam, directed by veteran filmmaker Shaji N Karun, has been selected for the prestigious Hanoi International Film Festival, scheduled to be held in Hanoi from November 23-27.

Vishnu Manchu to produce Sampoornesh Babu's next

Actor Vishnu Manchu's next as a producer will be the upcoming Telugu police satire Singham 123 with actor Sampoornesh Babu, who became an overnight star with the phenomenal success of his film Hrudaya Kaleyam.

Jayalalithaa, the golden girl of Tamil cinema

As a striking beauty in her heydays, a talented actor in her prime and as the favourite co-star and political heir to Tamil matinee idol, MGR, Jayalalithaa was an iconic figure in Tamil consciousness. As fresh trouble brews in Poes Garden, we look at some of her most memorable performances.

Rom-com breezy after thriller with Nawazuddin Siddiqui: Bangla newbie Amrita Chatterjee

Having debuted in Buddhadev Dasgupta's Anwar Kia Azab Kissa opposite Nawazuddin Siddiqui, young Tollywood heroine says switching over to rom-com genre from a serious crime thriller should come easily for any natural actor.

Love to experiment with anti-hero roles: Srikanth

Actor Meka Srikanth, who will next be seen in Telugu family drama Govindudu Andarivadele, says he doesn't mind taking up anti-hero roles as it gives him an opportunity to 'experiment' with his career.

Uttama Villain inspired by Theyyam, not copied, says director Aravind

Actor-filmmaker Ramesh Aravind says the 1,000-year-old art form called Theyyam used in his upcoming Tamil directorial Uttama Villain has only been used with certain liberties and not been copied.

Ranjith's stint as signboard artist inspired Madras

The director of Tamil film Madras P Ranjith worked as a sighboard artist during his student days at the College of Fine Arts. While there he painted many local brands on walls and seen people fight over a wall. That was to be his inspiration for Madras.

Diwali bonanza: Vijay, Vikram and Rajini gear up to woo audience

Deepavali is when many Tamil films release and this year the trend continues with four mega projects preparing to hit the screens - there's Vijay's Kaththi, followed by Vikram's I. Close on heels is Rajinikanth's Lingaa and finally Ajith's Thala 55.

In a first, Bengali film industry rolls out literary magazine

In a unique initiative by the members of the film industry in Kolkata, the first ever in the country, Batayan, a magazine by the Artistes Forum launched its festival number this evening with superstar Prosenjit turning writer for the first time.

Kamal Haasan motivates young actors in Uttama Villain

Actor-filmmaker Ramesh Aravind says that Kamal Haasan's association with the upcoming Tamil drama Uttama Villain motivated all the young actors who are part of the film to work with even more seriousness.

South star Anushka Shetty set to make a Bollywood entry?

E Niwas now plans to launch southern actor Anushka Shetty in Bollywood with his next film called Juvenile. Anushka is one of the top-billed actors in southern cinema and fits the bill perfectly, the director added.

I audio launch one of the best I have seen: Schwarzenegger

Hollywood action star Arnold Schwarzenegger has thanked producer Aascar Ravichandran for his hospitality and making his Chennai visit 'incredibly successful'. He also praised the Tamil romantic-thriller I as a 'dynamic film'.

Half of Karthi-starrer Madras shot at night: G Murali

Cinematographer G Murali says he shot nearly half of Karthi-starrer forthcoming Tamil film Madras at night using natural sources of light in real locations. It was predominantly shot in a few places in and around north Chennai.
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