HindustanTimes Thu,28 Aug 2014


Celebrated Marathi actor and theatre personality Smita Talwalkar dead

Renowned Marathi actor, director and theatre personality Smita Talwalkar passed away early Wednesday at a private hospital where she was being treated for ovarian cancer, her doctor said. She was 59.

Coming soon: Puli Paarvai, a film on LTTE leader Prabhakaran's son

An image, however fleeting, may inspire a filmmaker to weave a story. Tamil director Pravin Gandhi saw one in February 2013 on BBC’s Channel 4 and was enthused to make Puli Paarvai (Tiger Look).

Suriya in Manam director's next

Filmmaker Vikram Kumar will team up with Suriya for a yet-untitled Tamil project, which will be produced by the latter's home banner 2D Entertainment. Suriya is currently shooting for Tamil film Masss.

Haven't signed any new film: Dhanush

Actor Dhanush has denied rumours about him signing a new Tamil film with  Ethir Neechal director Durai. "Guys as of now I have not signed anything. Have not made any statements either. When I sign something you'll b d first to know," he Tweeted.

Now Sunny Leone to do an item number for DK

Actor Sunny Leone, who recently grooved to songs in Tamil and Telugu films, is currently shooting for an item number for the upcoming Kannada film DK. The song, Seshamma Seshamma, will be an out-and-out folk number.

Movie review: Jigarthanda is a failed attempt at showing stylised brutality

Set-in-Madurai Jigarthanda turns out to be a crude copy of sorts – with blood flowing freely, men doused in petrol and burnt alive and with the butcher’s knife used to scoop out the guts, writes Gautaman Bhaskaran.

Junior NTR-Puri Jagannadh new film slated for Makar Sankranti

Junior Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao's next yet-untitled Telugu outing with filmmaker Puri Jagannadh will hit theatres on the occasion of Makar Sankranti 2015, says its producer Bandla Ganesh.

Hit team Nani, Pilla Zamindar director to work together again

Actor Nani will team up with director G Ashok of Pilla Zamindar fame again for a yet-untitled Telugu remake of Tamil film Pannaiyarum Padminiyum. The remake will go on floors from October.

Club 60 director keen on Mohanlal for his espionage thriller

Filmmaker Sanjay Tripathi, who made Club 60 starring late Farooq Sheikh, has bought the rights of the book Escape To Nowhere for a movie adaptation. It is an espionage thriller on the disappearance of a RAW officer.

Magadheera completes five years, Rajamouli gets nostalgic

Ace filmmaker SS Rajamouli became nostalgic Thursday when he learnt that his 2009 Telugu period-drama Magadheera is five years old. The film starring Telugu star Ram Charan Teja catapulted him to stardom.

Nargis Fakhri shoots item song for Saahasam

Bollywood actor Nargis Fakhri was recently in Chennai to shoot an item song for upcoming Tamil actioner Saahasam with actor Prashanth. She will be grooving to the song with over 100 dancers.

Ram Gopal Varma to auction next film to distributors, buyers

"Yes, I and Vishnu Manchu are going to auction our new action/crime thriller produced by Mohan Babu corporation through a system aimed at revolutionizing the existing distribution system of the Telugu film industry," RGV posted on the social networking platform Wednesday.

'Considered few Bollywood actors, zeroed in on Simha for Jigarthanda'

"Simha's role will stun audiences because they would be least expecting it from him. I eventually worked with him because I have known him since I've been making short films. I was confident that I could mould him the way I wanted in the character," he said.

I-Day release: NTR starrer Rabhasa to hit the marquee on August 15

Telugu actioner Rabhasa will be a treat to the fans of Junior Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, said producer Bellamkonda Suresh. One of the highlights will be the song sung by Jr NTR, he further added.

Highway mirrors shades of life: Koel Mallick

Sharing screen space with buddy Parambrata Chatterjee for the second time after the dark, broody Hemlock Society, actor Koel Mallick says their upcoming flick Highway is a road film where relationships make and break on the journey trail.
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