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Kareena Kapoor shares a throwback pic with Saif Ali Khan. Arvind Swami was seen as MGR from Thalaivi.

Kareena Kapoor shares a throwback pic with Saif Ali Khan, Arvind Swami debuts as MGR for Kangana’s Thalaivi

Hindustan Times | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 12:33 PM IST
Here are the top 5 entertainment news stories of the day: Kareena Kapoor shared an old picture with husband and actor Saif Ali Khan from one of their trips to the UK to wish a good friend. Arvind Swami’s look as MG Ramachandran from J Jayalalithaa biopic starring Kangana Ranaut is out.
After years of flirting with politics and dropping hints about his own political ambitions, Rajinikanth, Tamil cinema’s biggest living icon – he remains that, although he has competition from some of the younger actors -- has finally announced that he will launch his own political party in January.(PTI)
After years of flirting with politics and dropping hints about his own political ambitions, Rajinikanth, Tamil cinema’s biggest living icon – he remains that, although he has competition from some of the younger actors -- has finally announced that he will launch his own political party in January.(PTI)

The Rajinikanth factor in Tamil Nadu polls

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 07:33 PM IST
There is little doubt that irrespective of whether he succeeds or not, Rajinikanth’s entry will shape the nature of politics in an important state that sends 39 MPs to the Lok Sabha.
Union home minister Amit Shah greeting supporters in Chennai on Saturday.(Twitter/@AmitShah)
Union home minister Amit Shah greeting supporters in Chennai on Saturday.(Twitter/@AmitShah)

Home minister Amit Shah in Chennai, will inaugurate development projects and hold key meeting with state unit

HIndustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2020 03:50 PM IST
Amit Shah’s vsit comes at a time when BJP’s relationship with its southern partner AIADMK is strained over the former’s Vetrivel yatra (victorious spear march).
Ramya Krishnan turned 50 on Tuesday.
Ramya Krishnan turned 50 on Tuesday.

Baahubali star Ramya Krishnan rings in 50th birthday with family, see pic

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Karthik Kumar
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 02:16 PM IST
Actor Ramya Krishnan, famous for playing Sivagami in Baahubali and J Jayalalithaa in the web series Queen, celebrated her 50th birthday with family.
Ramya Krishnan was seen in Queen.
Ramya Krishnan was seen in Queen.

Ramya Krishnan looks adorable as the bespectacled girl from school days, see throwback pic

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Karthik Kumar
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2020 03:53 PM IST
Actor Ramya Krishnan shared a throwback picture from her school days and asked her fans to spot her in it. See it here.
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.
Thalaivi will star Kangana Ranaut as J Jayalalithaa.(Instagram/PTI)
Thalaivi will star Kangana Ranaut as J Jayalalithaa.(Instagram/PTI)

Priyamani may play Sasikala in J Jayalalithaa biopic Thalaivi

Hindustan Times | By Karthik Kumar
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2019 03:18 PM IST
South actor Priyamani, who was last seen in the web series Family Man, may play the role of Sasikala in the J Jayalalithaa biopic, Thalaivi.
Simi Garewal said she turned down an offer to recreate one of her most iconic interviews with late J Jayalalithaa for Ramya Krishnan starrer Queen.(Instagram)
Simi Garewal said she turned down an offer to recreate one of her most iconic interviews with late J Jayalalithaa for Ramya Krishnan starrer Queen.(Instagram)

Simi Garewal on why she refused to feature in Ramya Krishnan’s J Jayalalithaa web series: ‘Have moral reasons to turn it down’

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2019 10:28 AM IST
Simi Garewal was approached by the makers of web series called Queen, inspired by the life of J Jayalalithaa, to recreate one of her iconic interviews with the late leader and former actor.
Ramya Krishnan as J Jayalalithaa in web series, Queen.
Ramya Krishnan as J Jayalalithaa in web series, Queen.

Ramya Krishnan as young Jayalalithaa in first look of Queen, see pic

Hindustan Times | By Karthik Kumar
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2019 02:08 PM IST
Ramya Krishnan stars in a new web series on actor and former chief minister of Tamil Nadu, J Jayalalithaa. See new picture from the series.
Arvind Swami will play MG Ramachandran in Thalaivi.
Arvind Swami will play MG Ramachandran in Thalaivi.

Arvind Swami’s clean-shaven look for Jayalalithaa biopic Thalaivi goes viral

Hindustan Times | By Karthik Kumar
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2019 04:45 PM IST
Arvind Swamy has gone clean-shaven for Thalaivi. See his picture here.
TN CM said it required hard work over a long period of time to successfully transition from cinema to politics(PTI Photo)
TN CM said it required hard work over a long period of time to successfully transition from cinema to politics(PTI Photo)

Rajinikanth’s ‘vacuum’ jibe invites stinging AIADMK counterattack

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2019 05:58 PM IST
Rajinikanth had claimed earlier in the day that death of former chief ministers, J Jayalalithaa and M Karunanidhi, had left a void in state politics. DMK was the first to negotiate Rajini’s curveball by saying its party president MK Stalin had filled the vacuum after patriarch Karunanidhi’s passing.
The victim R Subhashree, riding a two-wheeler, lost balance and fell on the road after the hoarding crashed on her and she was run over by a water tanker that came from behind.(HT image)
The victim R Subhashree, riding a two-wheeler, lost balance and fell on the road after the hoarding crashed on her and she was run over by a water tanker that came from behind.(HT image)

Kamal blames ‘govt apathy’ for techie’s death

Chennai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2019 06:22 PM IST
Haasan said the powers that be have kept people “slaves” by calling them “ordinary” folks, but asserted such “ordinary” citizens create “extraordinary” leaders.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami is often hailed as the ‘political strongman of Salem district’.(PTI PHOTO.)
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami is often hailed as the ‘political strongman of Salem district’.(PTI PHOTO.)

Edappadi K Palaniswami has grown into his role as Tamil Nadu CM I Opinion

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Venkatesha Babu N
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2019 05:52 PM IST
EPS even during the Jaya era was a survivor and in his favour, he used to back her from the very beginning. After the death of party founder, MG Ramachandran (MGR), when a succession struggle broke out between his widow Janaki Ramachandran and Jayalalithaa, EPS had the foresight to back the winning horse.
Kamal Haasan’s Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) is preparing to contest the Tamil Nadu assembly elections in 2021.
Kamal Haasan’s Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) is preparing to contest the Tamil Nadu assembly elections in 2021.

‘Kamal Haasan can be a CM only in films,’ says Tamil Nadu minister

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2019 11:46 AM IST
Neither the AIADMK nor Kamal Haasan’s MNM won a seat in the Lok Sabha elections but the MNM garnered fiver per cent of votes.
Jayalalithaa’s statue is located in front of the city’s Corporation Yoga Centre at Ganesapuram which is close to an Amman temple. Those who frequent the temple visit ‘goddess Jayalalithaa’ as well.(HT Photo)
Jayalalithaa’s statue is located in front of the city’s Corporation Yoga Centre at Ganesapuram which is close to an Amman temple. Those who frequent the temple visit ‘goddess Jayalalithaa’ as well.(HT Photo)

Jayalalithaa transitions from ‘revolutionary leader’ to ‘goddess’

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By MC Rajan
PUBLISHED ON JUL 20, 2019 03:10 PM IST
Jayalalithaa’s statue sculpted in a huge black granite block weighing nearly eight tonnes is drawing AIADMK faithfuls who offer prayers daily.
Image for representation purpose only.(AFP file photo)
Image for representation purpose only.(AFP file photo)

Chennai Central railway station renamed after AIADMK founder MGR

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2019 03:20 PM IST
With the new gazette notification, the Chennai Central railway station will be hereafter called as Dr. MG Ramachandran Chennai Central Railway Station.
The AIADMK says Rajinikanth lacks political maturity.(PTI/File Photo)
The AIADMK says Rajinikanth lacks political maturity.(PTI/File Photo)

Rajinikanth used Karunanidhi’s funeral to become full-time politician: AIADMK

Chennai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2018 05:52 PM IST
Speaking at a condolence meeting organised by the South Indian Artistes Association for Karunanidhi on Monday, Rajinikanth had questioned Tamil Nadu chief minister K Palaniswami’s absence from the late DMK supremo’s funeral.
A vendor displays portraits of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party president M.Karunanidhi in front of the hospital where Karunanidhi was being treated.(ARUN SANKAR/AFP)
A vendor displays portraits of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party president M.Karunanidhi in front of the hospital where Karunanidhi was being treated.(ARUN SANKAR/AFP)

Karunanidhi brought social justice to Tamil Nadu

By Kavitha Muralidharan
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2018 08:22 AM IST
From providing free electricity to farmers to increasing reservation, the DMK leader took several steps that seemed small but were actually giant leaps. In a sense, they made Tamil Nadu the social justice state that it is.
Karunanidhi was the invisible artist, the scriptwriter, whose words and stories regaled and vulcanised actors and audiences alike.(SN Sinha / HT Archive)
Karunanidhi was the invisible artist, the scriptwriter, whose words and stories regaled and vulcanised actors and audiences alike.(SN Sinha / HT Archive)

Karunanidhi, a literary star who always had the last word

By Sudha G Tilak
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2018 12:25 PM IST
Karunanidhi was the last of the giants who ruled India’s public platforms with a keen acumen of how history, art and politics could convene and he was both the vehicle and engine for it.
Rebel AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran during the launch of his political party 'Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK)' in Madurai.(PTI File Photo)
Rebel AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran during the launch of his political party 'Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK)' in Madurai.(PTI File Photo)

Rebel AIADMK leader Dhinakaran looks to force bypoll in another Tamil Nadu seat

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2018 08:06 AM IST
Dhinakaran’s latest move of getting his loyalist to withdraw the challenge petition in court is likely to force a bypoll in Andipatti, the constituency of both MG Ramachandran and Jayalalithaa. 
Keerthy Suresh and Dulquer Salmaan as the lead pair in Savitri biopic, Mahanati.
Keerthy Suresh and Dulquer Salmaan as the lead pair in Savitri biopic, Mahanati.

Mahanati defames Gemini Ganesan, glorifies Savitri: Actor’s daughter slams biopic

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Karthik Kumar
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2018 11:13 AM IST
Dr Kamala Selvaraj, daughter of well known Tamil actor Gemini Ganesan who was married to legendary Telugu actor Savitri, has lashed out at Mahanati for its ‘biased and imbalanced’ portrayal of her late father.
Tamil Nadu chief minister K Palaniswami (left), with his deputy O Panneerselvam, pays tribute to former chief minister J Jayalalithaa after the foundation stone laying ceremony of a memorial for her at Marina Beach, Chennai, May 7(PTI)
Tamil Nadu chief minister K Palaniswami (left), with his deputy O Panneerselvam, pays tribute to former chief minister J Jayalalithaa after the foundation stone laying ceremony of a memorial for her at Marina Beach, Chennai, May 7(PTI)

Jayalalithaa memorial: It’s time we ended this wasteful practice

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2018 11:14 PM IST
Much of this memorial building is done in the name of the people, but in actual fact it is the party wanting to use the memory of the late leader for its own political ends
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