Entertainment News 07/04/2017
Kaatru Veliyidai is inspired from people I have come across, says filmmaker Mani Ratnam
Mani Ratnam feels filmmakers at times take too much from the real life and says his upcoming release Kaatru Veliyidai is also inspired from people he has come across. “Most of it is based on people you know or met. So, there are some tacit real-life inspirations if not apparent. Sometimes, I think filmmakers grab too much from real life. You pick from various sources invariably,” he told PTI.
The actor we think we know
The one thing that actor Prithviraj despises about himself is his anger. Has he tried to curb it?, a reporter asks, and he says in his serious voice, “Only when I felt it wasn’t necessary”. He is at a new apartment he has just bought in Thevara, which would be his workspace mainly for Lucifer, his much talked-about directorial debut. But the problem is, he would not talk about Lucifer at a press meet that was not meant to be about the film. The only thing he would say is that the said apartment would be his workspace. “I felt I needed a space to assemble my team. Do the research and develop the film. This place might well be known as Lucifer’s office in future.”
When Aamir Khan hurt Vidya Balan’s ego
Bollywood actress Vidya Balan is one star who is known to speak her mind. The release of her next film ‘Begum Jaan’ has got the actress out and about the country promoting the period drama, set in the time of partition. During one of these many promotional events, Vidya was asked if she had ever been through a situation where her ego was hurt.
Vinod Khanna in hospital, stable
The hospital said Khanna would be discharged in a day or two depending on the doctors’ reports, Veteran actor Vinod Khanna was admitted to the HN Reliance Hospital on March 31 for severe dehydration. Hospital authorities said his condition is now stable.On Thursday, the 70-year-old actor’s son Rahul Khanna said in a statement that Khanna’s condition was quickly brought under control following hospitalisation. “He is doing much better and the doctors are looking to discharge him soon. Our family is most grateful for the extraordinary care he has been receiving at the hospital and we are touched by all the good wishes pouring in,” he said.
Taking art to the next level
It’s seven in the evening; the sky is tinged purple. The scorching summer sun has set but the air is still warm and humid. The pedestal fan placed in the little open space facing the rehearsal area provides some relief. Clad in an elegant sari, matched with tasteful accessories and hair neatly tied up, Malavika Sarukkai sits under the bougainvillea tree with cheery pink flowers hanging languidly to talk about her journey forward. There’s a meditative calmness about the house that seems to find its way into her dance too. “This shrub,” she smiles, pointing to the bougainvillea, “has grown so tall, I think, listening to all the music here. This house has been witness to my artistic progression over the last 25 years.”
Vijay Sethupathi in talks for a Hindi film
If things go well, namma Vijay Sethupathi will make his debut in a hIndi film soon. We hear that the actor has been approached to play a prominent role in the Bollywood film, Mard ko Dard Nahin Hota, which is being produced by director Anurag Kashyap and directed by his former assistant Vasan Bala. According to a source this is an action-comedy that has actress Bhagyashree’s son Abhimanyu Dasani in the lead role. The production house has reached out to Vijay Sethupathi to play a pivotal role in this funny martial arts film. The actor is yet to agree to work on this film as he has got a row of films to be completed for this year.”
Shruti Haasan starts fight training for Sangamithra
Shruti Haasan has started training with stunt choreographer Tim Klotz for her upcoming film Sangamithra starring Arya and Jayam Ravi.Shruti Haasan has been a part of two of the most anticipated movies of the year already. She shared screen space with actor Suriya in Singam 3 and was also seen opposite Pawan Kalyan in Katamarayudu. While Singam 3 went on to become a box-office hit and even joined the Rs 100 crore club, Katamarayudu saw a splendid opening but did not perform well after the first week. The film earned over Rs 100 crore but expectations from Pawan Kalyan film were even higher.
Kavan: Reality bites
Remember the theme music that played right before the evening news on Doordarshan (or Doordarshan Samachar as it used to be called)? It’s the same theme that plays as the title credits roll before KV Anand’s Kavan. All it takes is a few seconds of that music and we’re transported back 20 years to a time when news was just news. Plain and simple.
Vikram isn’t someone who became a star overnight: Aishwarya
Aishwarya Rajesh was praised by many for the portrayal of the mother of two kids, in the National Award winning film Kaaka Muttai, two years ago. Her bold yet charming Vaidehi in her Malayalam debut Jomonte Suvisheshangal also was wellreceived. And no, it’s not just through some conventional pretty girl looks that the actress won the hearts of audience in cinema. Aishwarya, whose next film in Malayalam is with Nivin Pauly, speaks to us about how she fought stereotypes.
Being an actor was never my dream: Parineeti Chopra
Parineeti Chopra, whose next Bollywood outing is Meri Pyaari Bindu, says she never dreamt of being in this field.Actor Parineeti Chopra, whose next Bollywood outing is Meri Pyaari Bindu, says she never dreamt of being in this field. Parineeti ventured into the Hindi film industry in 2011 with Ladies vs Ricky Bahl, and she has featured in movies like Ishaqzaade, Shuddh Desi Romance, Hasee Toh Phasee and Daawat-e-Ishq.
Ghibran chooses an Oscar-nominted orchestra for Arram
It looks like music composer Ghibran is going places. The composer is all set to work with The PKF – Prague Philharmonia, an Oscar nominated orchestra. The team has sent an official statement on the same. The statement reads, “We feel proud and honoured to share this significant news to media, press members that we are conducting complete music scoring for our upcoming movie Aramm in The PKF – Prague Philharmonia, an Oscar nominated orchestra.
Kamal Haasan is the angriest person I’ve met: Rajinikanth at prayer meet of Kamal’s brother
Rajinikanth said at the prayer meet for Kamal Haasan’s brother that unlike other actors, Kamal has no money.An emotional Rajinikanth shared his thought and wishes for Kamal Haasan at the memorial meet of Kamal’s brother, Chandra Haasan. Other than Rajinikanth, Rajinikanth, Sathyaraj, Nasser, Vishal, KS Ravikumar and Ilaiyaraja were also present at the meet. Chandra Haasan, aged 82, died on March 18. Rajinikanth said that Kamal, amongst Kollywood’s leading lights for many decades, has no money.
Rajkiran: The power performer
Sixty-eight-year-old Rajkiran’s first film as hero was Kasthuri Raja’s En Rasavin Manasile (1991). He played Mayandi, a dark character that was a departure from regular hero roles. On release, the film went on to become a superhit, and the industry took note of an actor willing to break stereotypes. Twenty-seven years on, and the actor has completed just 22 films. His latest, Pa Paandi, is special for more reasons than one. He plays a hero again after 22 years, and this time, it’s Kasthuri Raja’s son, Dhanush, directing him.
Despite not knowing the language, Aditi was ready with all her dialogues: Karthi
The pleasant sensation you get when you feel a cool breeze during a hot summer day is what you get when you watch Mani Ratnam’s romantic films. Be it Mohan-Revathy in Mouna Ragam or Madhavan-Shalini in Alaipayuthey, his lead pairs are etched in the minds of the audience. The latest addition to this list is the refreshing Karthi and Aditi Rao Hydari in Kaatru Veliyidai. Ahead of the film’s release, the on-screen jodi shares their experience of acting in a Mani Ratnam film.