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HindustanTimes Mon,14 Jul 2014

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After biopic, it's physiological thriller for Abhinay Vaddi

Actor Abhinay Vaddi, who played mathematics wizard Srinivasa Ramanujan in Tamil biopic Ramanujan, will next be seen in physiological thriller Michaelagiya Naan. The film's director assures that audiences will get to see the actor in a different avatar in the film.

My heart still belongs to Brazil: Dhanush

Tamil superstar Dhanush is 'heart-broken' after Brazil's loss to Germany in the first semi-final of the 2014 Fifa World Cup but says he will always be a fan of the five-time champions. The Raanjhanaa star took to Twitter to express his sadness.

Coming soon: Girish Kasaravalli documentary on Adoor Gopalakrishnan

Girish Kasaravalli, one of the giants of India's parallel cinema, is making a documentary on Adoor Gopalakrishnan, the pioneers of the New Indian Wave. The documentary is sponsored by Doordarshan and Kasaravalli plans to complete the documentary in three schedules before the end of this year.

Drishyam will change Telugu film industry: Venkatesh

Actor Daggubati Venkatesh has many firsts with Telugu thriller Drishyam. This is his first non-commercial film and his maiden venture with a female director. He says the "challenging" remake has helped him break all the trappings of a star.

Haven't confirmed film with Chiranjeevi: VV Vinayak

Refuting rumours that he will be directing megastar Chiranjeevi's 150th film, filmmaker VV Vinayak has said that he hasn't yet confirmed a project with the actor. He says he's still waiting for the veteran actor's nod.

Mundasuppatti makers are looking for a script for a sequel

Following the success of the recently-released Tamil comedy Mundasupattia, Fox Star Studios and CV Kumar are planning to work on a sequel, which will be developed on ideas shared by audiences who've watched the first part.

Biopics should have modern day relevance: Gnana Rajasekaran

National Award-winning filmmaker Gnana Rajasekaran, who is awaiting the release of forthcoming Tamil-English biopic Ramanujan, says making biopics is "challenging" as they need to have modern day relevance for audiences.

Haven't signed any Telugu film yet: Kamal Haasan

Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan has admitted that he's in talks with a few Telugu directors to do a film, but says he hasn't signed a film yet in the language. He also says if a Telugu film happens, his home banner will produce it.

Asin doesn’t want Kangana’s Queen role

 The actor turns down the offer to star in four south remakes of Queen due to her busy schedule. Hunt is on for actors to play the role now.

Movie review: Arima Nambi is a thriller gone haywire

As much as Shankar’s work manages to retain a fair degree of thrill, much of the script is awfully silly. Logic is out, and the story is synonymous with fantasy, writes Gautaman Bhaskaran.

Madras, Bhooloham to promote North Chennai

Like the cinema of yore that believed in social causes and promoting communal harmony, patriotism and other great values, two Tamil films – Madras and Bhooloham – which are about to hit the screens -- will depict North Chennai in a glowing and positive light.

Salman offers a cameo in Lai Bhaari, Riteish is floored

Salman Khan will play a cameo in the forthcoming Marathi movie Lai Bhaari and Riteish Deshmukh, the co-producer of the film, has thanked the superstar for his "gracious" offer. The film will be Riteish's third production, and  also marks his debut in Marathi films as an actor.

Working with RGV matters more than a hit film: Tejaswi

Actor Tejaswi Madivada, who is playing the lead in Ram Gopal Varma-directed Telugu thriller Ice Cream, says working with the auteur matters the most to her and not whether he is able to churn out hit films or not.

Rajinikanth plays dual avatar in Lingaa

Superstar Rajinikanth, who is currently busy shooting for Tamil action flick Lingaa, will be seen in dual avatar in the film. He will be playing a district collector and an unknown role in a flashback sequence.

Shanvi learns acting nuances from Sumalatha

Actor Shanvi Srivastava, who is currently shooting with yesteryear actor Sumalatha Ambareesh for the upcoming Kannada remake of Telugu hit Ala Modalaindi, says the film has given her an opportunity to learn the art of subtle acting from her senior colleague.
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