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Classical singer Kalyani Menon is the mother of filmmaker Rajiv Menon.

Kalyani Menon dies at 80: Here are her five collaborations with AR Rahman

By Haricharan Pudipeddi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 02, 2021 05:15 PM IST
  • A trained classical vocalist, Kalyani Menon had sung over 100 film songs in Tamil and Malayalam. A large number of them were with AR Rahman.
Trisha Krishnan will be seen next in Ponniyin Selvan.
Trisha Krishnan will be seen next in Ponniyin Selvan.

Trisha Krishnan celebrates Friendship Day with besties, see pics

By Haricharan Pudipeddi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 01, 2021 02:35 PM IST
  • Actor Trisha Krishnan took to her Instagram Stories to share pictures from her party with friends as they celebrated Friendship Day. See here.
Aishwarya Rai with Raaghavan Murugan on Ponniyin Selvan sets.
Aishwarya Rai with Raaghavan Murugan on Ponniyin Selvan sets.

Aishwarya Rai 'mam' clicks selfies with Ponniyin Selvan co-star

PUBLISHED ON JUL 29, 2021 04:04 PM IST
Aishwarya Rai's co-star from Ponniyin Selvan, Raaghavan Murugan has shared a bunch of selfies with her on Instagram.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is reportedly in Puducherry for the shoot of Ponniyin Selvan.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is reportedly in Puducherry for the shoot of Ponniyin Selvan.

Aishwarya Rai resumes shooting for Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan: report

By Haricharan Pudipeddi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 21, 2021 02:42 PM IST
  • Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who plays a double role in Mani Ratnam's ambitious Ponniyin Selvan, has reportedly joined the team at Puducherry for filming her portions of the film.
Mani Ratnam's ambitious Ponniyin Selvan stars a host of stars including Vikram, Aishwarya Rai, Karthi and Amitabh Bachchan.
Mani Ratnam's ambitious Ponniyin Selvan stars a host of stars including Vikram, Aishwarya Rai, Karthi and Amitabh Bachchan.

Shoot of Mani Ratnam’s upcoming Ponniyin Selvan resumes in Puducherry

By Haricharan Pudipeddi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 17, 2021 03:30 PM IST
  • Mani Ratnam's Ponniyin Selvan, which has completed shooting schedules in Thailand and Hyderabad, has now commenced shooting in Puducherry, as per a report.
Vijay Sethupathi will feature in a short by Bejoy Nambiar.
Vijay Sethupathi will feature in a short by Bejoy Nambiar.

Navarasa teaser: Netflix’s anthology gives a glimpse of different emotions

By Haricharan Pudipeddi
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2021 01:22 PM IST
  • The Navarasa anthology has short films by directors Priyadarshan, Gautham Vasudev Menon, Bejoy Nambiar, Karthik Subbaraj to name a few. It will star actors like Vijay Sethupathi, Suriya, Siddharth, Parvathy and Revathi. It will be out on August 6.
Mani Ratnam’s Navarasa will premiere on Netflix.
Mani Ratnam’s Navarasa will premiere on Netflix.

Mani Ratnam’s Navarasa: See first glimpse of the shorts from Netflix anthology

By Haricharan Pudipeddi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 08, 2021 04:00 PM IST
  • Mani Ratnam’s Navarasa will feature a host of popular stars including Suriya, Vijay Sethupathi, Siddharth and Parvathy, while directors associated with it include Priyadarshan, Gautham Vasudev Menon, Bejoy Nambiar, Karthik Subbaraj and Arvind Swami to name a few.
Aishwarya Rai with Prithviraj (left) in Raavanan and with Vikram in Raavan.
Aishwarya Rai with Prithviraj (left) in Raavanan and with Vikram in Raavan.

Watch how Aishwarya seamlessly recreated scenes for Raavan and Raavanan

PUBLISHED ON JUN 24, 2021 01:55 PM IST
In 2010, Mani Ratnam decided to release two versions of his film Raavanan. While one was in Tamil, the other was in Hindi. Aishwarya Rai played a role inspired by Sita in both.
Mani Ratnam turns 65 on Wednesday.
Mani Ratnam turns 65 on Wednesday.

Mani Ratnam turns 65: Mahesh Babu sends wishes, fans excited for Ponniyin Selvan

PUBLISHED ON JUN 02, 2021 02:54 PM IST
  • As filmmaker Mani Ratnam turned 65 on Wednesday, here is how fans and celebrities wished him on social media. Many also began trending the hashtags #HBDManiRatnam and #PonniyinSelvan on Twitter.
Prakash Raj is the latest addition to the cast of Ponniyin Selvan.
Prakash Raj is the latest addition to the cast of Ponniyin Selvan.

Prakash Raj joins the cast of Mani Ratnam’s period drama Ponniyin Selvan

By Haricharan Pudipeddi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 09:11 PM IST
  • Prakash Raj is the latest addition to the cast of Mani Ratnam's ambitious period drama Ponniyin Selvan. The two first worked together in Iruvar in 1997.
Ponniyin Selvan will see a galaxy of stars including Aishwarya Rai, Vikram, Jayam Ravi and many others.
Ponniyin Selvan will see a galaxy of stars including Aishwarya Rai, Vikram, Jayam Ravi and many others.

Mani Ratnam resumes shooting for Ponniyin Selvan in Hyderabad

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Haricharan Pudipeddi
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 03:21 PM IST
The entire cast and crew of Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan got tested for Covid-19 before joining the sets. It was after everybody tested negative, did the team go ahead with the plan of resuming shoot.
Hey Sinamika stars Aditi Rao Hydari, Kajal Aggarwal and Dulquer Salmaan.
Hey Sinamika stars Aditi Rao Hydari, Kajal Aggarwal and Dulquer Salmaan.

Shoot of Dulquer Salmaan, Aditi Rao Hydari’s Hey Sinamika wrapped up, see pics

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Haricharan Pudipeddi
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 04:05 PM IST
Dulquer Salmaan, Aditi Rao Hydari and Kajal Aggarwal starrer Hey Sinamika has wrapped up its shooting. The film marks the directorial debut of choreographer Brindha.
Allu Arjun shared pictures and video on his daughter Arha’s 4th birthday.
Allu Arjun shared pictures and video on his daughter Arha’s 4th birthday.

Allu Arjun’s daughter Arha turns 4, actor thanks her for bringing infinite joy. See pics

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Karthik Kumar
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2020 02:36 PM IST
Allu Arjun shared pictures and video on the occasion of the fourth birthday of his daughter Allu Arha. See them here.
Kamal Haasan turned 66 on Monday.
Kamal Haasan turned 66 on Monday.

‘Happy birthday to my baapuji’: Shruti Haasan has a special wish for dad Kamal on his birthday, see their throwback pic

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2020 10:52 AM IST
Actor Kamal Haasan received birthday wishes from his daughters - Shruti and Akshara. Also wishing him on the occasion was his niece, actor Suhasini Hasan, wife of veteran filmmaker Mani Ratnam.
Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan finished its first schedule in Thailand last December.
Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan finished its first schedule in Thailand last December.

Shoot of Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan to resume by mid-November: report

Hindustan Times | By Karthik Kumar
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2020 04:34 PM IST
Ponniyin Selvan, Mani Ratnam’s ambitious project which boasts of a huge star cast including Aishwarya Rai, Amitabh Bachchan and Vikram, will resume shoot from mid-November.
Netflix and Mani Ratnam will work together on an anthology film comprising nine stories.
Netflix and Mani Ratnam will work together on an anthology film comprising nine stories.

Netflix, Mani Ratnam collaborate for anthology film Navarasa, cast and crew announced

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Karthik Kumar
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 03:37 PM IST
Netflix India will work with veteran filmmaker Mani Ratnam on an anthology film, Navarasa. The film will have nine stories by different directors. Some of the names include Gautham Vasudev Menon, Bejoy Nambiar, Karthik Subbaraj and Arvind Swami.
The singer has also worked with AR Rahman(Facebook)
The singer has also worked with AR Rahman(Facebook)

Growing up in different countries helped me expand my horizons: Mayssa

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Navneet Vyasan
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2020 05:22 PM IST
Singer Mayssa Karaa says although she learnt a lot from different cultures, it was a blessing as well as a curse
Mysskin with Shankar and Gautham Menon at his birthday party.
Mysskin with Shankar and Gautham Menon at his birthday party.

Mani Ratnam, Vetrimaaran, Shankar attend Mysskin’s birthday bash, see pics

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Karthik Kumar
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2020 04:03 PM IST
A host of well-known Tamil directors came together to celebrate the birthday of Pisaasu director Mysskin. Names included Mani Ratnam, Vetrimaaran, Shankar and Gautham Menon.
Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan is based on the period-based fictional novel of the same name.
Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan is based on the period-based fictional novel of the same name.

Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan to resume shoot in October, next schedule in Sri Lanka: report

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Karthik Kumar
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2020 07:10 PM IST
According to a new report, Mani Ratnam’s upcoming film Ponniyin Selvan will resume shooting in October. It is being said that the next schedule will be shot in Sri Lanka.
Bharathiraja made his directorial debut with Tamil film 16 Vayathinile.
Bharathiraja made his directorial debut with Tamil film 16 Vayathinile.

Tamil film celebs appeal to Centre to confer Dadasaheb Phalke Award on Bharathiraja

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Karthik Kumar
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2020 03:45 PM IST
Mani Ratnam, Kamal Haasan, Dhanush, Vetrimaaran, Bala, Priyadarshan, Pandiraj and Sreekar Prasad made a special appeal to the Centre to confer Dadasaheb Phalke Award on Bharathiraja.
Navarasa will be directed by nine filmmakers.
Navarasa will be directed by nine filmmakers.

Fahadh Faasil, Suriya likely to make OTT debut with Mani Ratnam’s upcoming web series

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Karthik Kumar
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2020 04:10 PM IST
As per media reports, Fahadh Faasil and Suriya have been approached for a web series called Navarasa, which will be produced by Mani Ratnam.
Ajay Gnanamuthu with Vikram during Cobra’s shoot.
Ajay Gnanamuthu with Vikram during Cobra’s shoot.

Filmmaker Ajay Gnanamuthu slashes pay by 40 percent for Cobra

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Karthik Kumar
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2020 02:23 PM IST
Ajay Gnanamuthu, who rose to fame with the highly successful Tamil thriller Imaikka Nodigal, said he took the decision keeping the coronavirus crisis in mind.
Ammuzz Amrutha and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan - spot the difference.
Ammuzz Amrutha and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan - spot the difference.

Aishwarya Rai’s lookalike Ammuzz Amrutha wins over internet, recreates actor’s look from Iruvar. See pics, videos

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2020 11:01 AM IST
After Manasi Naik and Mahlagha Jaberi, meet Aishwarya Rai’s doppelganger Ammuzz Amrutha who is a hit on TikTok due to her resemblance with the actor.
AR Rahman and Mani Ratnam’s association goes back a long way.
AR Rahman and Mani Ratnam’s association goes back a long way.

Happy birthday Mani Ratnam: Revisiting the veteran director’s best collaborations with AR Rahman

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Karthik Kumar
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2020 10:20 AM IST
On veteran filmmaker Mani Ratnam’s birthday, let us take a look at his most memorable collaborations with music maestro AR Rahman.
R Madhavan has proved his versatility in his films.
R Madhavan has proved his versatility in his films.

Happy birthday R Madhavan: 5 films that helped him reinvent chocolate boy image

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Karthik Kumar
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2020 01:27 PM IST
On his 50th birthday, here is how R Madhavan proved his versatility on screen and reinvented his chocolate boy image.
Abhishek Bachchan with co-star Ajay Devgn and director Mani Ratnam at Yuva’s shoot.
Abhishek Bachchan with co-star Ajay Devgn and director Mani Ratnam at Yuva’s shoot.

Abhishek Bachchan recalls shooting the climax of Yuva as Mani Ratnam’s film completes 16 years. See pic

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2020 09:11 AM IST
As his film Yuva completed 16 years, actor Abhishek Bachchan recalled moments from the film’s shoot in Kolkata.
Mohanlal has been working in films for the last three decades.
Mohanlal has been working in films for the last three decades.

Mohanlal turns 60: Five non-Malayalam films in which the star proved his versatility

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Karthik Kumar
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2020 08:04 AM IST
Happy birthday Mohanlal: Loved in Kerala as an actor par excellence, very often he has proved that he can excel in roles in other languages too. Here’s a list.
Mani Ratnam with wife Suhasini during his first-ever Instagram live session.
Mani Ratnam with wife Suhasini during his first-ever Instagram live session.

Mani Ratnam interacts with fans, celebs in maiden Instagram live, R Madhavan, Aditi Rao Hydari join too

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Karthik Kumar
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2020 09:41 AM IST
Mani Ratnam, who is otherwise rather reticent, did his first ever Instagram Live on wife Suhasini’s page and saw R Madhavan, Aditi Rao Hydari, Khushbu Sundar among others fielding questions.
Vikram will be shooting Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan.
Vikram will be shooting Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan.

Vikram is not quitting acting, actor’s publicist quashes rumours via a statement

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Karthik Kumar
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2020 03:22 PM IST
Reacting to a report in a leading daily that Vikram is giving up his acting career to look after his son Dhruv Vikram’s career, the actor’s publicist has released a statement.
Dulquer Salmaan, Aditi Rao Hydari, Kajal Aggarwal will star in Hey Sinamika.
Dulquer Salmaan, Aditi Rao Hydari, Kajal Aggarwal will star in Hey Sinamika.

Dulquer Salmaan’s Hey Sinamika with Aditi Rao Hydari, Kajal Aggarwal starts rolling

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Karthik Kumar
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2020 03:51 PM IST
Dulquer Salmaan, Aditi Rao Hydari and Kajal Aggarwal will star in Hey Sinamika. The film’s principle shoot began on Thursday.
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