Entertainment News 30/6/2017
Film entry not planned, says Gautham Karthik
Gautham Karthik’s take away from the cinema industry is: measure your words and articulate subtly. Addressing the press at the promotion of his latest film, ‘Ivan Thanthiran,’ Gautham clarified his stance on actor Rajinikanth’s entry into politics. “A recent controversy has been stirring about my comment on Rajini sir’s decision. I see him to be superstar of all his films. I’m just here to act,” he said. The actor also stated that he knew nothing about politics and his interest was strictly limited to movies.
Malayalam actress assault case: AMMA backs actor Dileep
The association of Malayalam Movie Artists (AMMA) on Thursday extended support to actor Dileep, whom police had grilled for 13 hours in connection with the probe into the conspiracy behind the assault on an actress. AMMA president and MP Innocent said none of the members (film artistes) raised the issue in the general body meeting of the association on Thursday. “It is not right to raise the issue that is under police investigation. The investigation is going on in the right direction. Earlier, the chief minister and the DGP had advised against public reaction. The association would stand by the two persons involved,” said Innocent.
R. Madhavan is done with chocolate boy roles
Romantic drama Rehnaa Hai Tere Dil Me is one of the most rewatched romantic movies but actor R Madhavan believes his days as a chocolate boy hero are over. The actor will be next seen in Tamil thriller Vikram Vedha, written and directed by Pushkar and Gayathri. “I’m done with chocolate boy roles. Although my mind is still young, my body is not the same. When I run on screen, my body runs like a 48-year-old man.
Acting with Vikram sir a dream come true
Ritu Varma is on cloud nine these days and why shouldn’t she be? Her Telugu film, Pelli Choopulu was a superhit, and not just won the National Award for Best Telugu Film, but also fetched her the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress (Telugu). And now, the lovely lass is inundated with offers. But even though so many projects are coming her way in Telugu, the actress is quite kicked about her Tamil projects, too. The actress, who plays the female lead in Gautham Menon’s ambitious multi-starrer Dhruva Natchathiram, says that she was finally able to realise her dream when she signed this movie.
Labor of love and passion
Bringing stories of such men and women and their jobs on the screen is Discovery Channel’s new series India’s Best Jobs. Featuring some well known and some not so well known people, it will be hosted by singer and actor, Meiyang Chang. “Their work is unconventional and born out of passion. Even the conventional ones have been innovated in such a way that they stand out among the crowd. Like Ranvir Brar, who inspired by local kabab vendors in Lucknow, decided to pursue his love for food and became the youngest executive chef at the age of 25. He later moved on to become a successful entrepreneur and TV show host,” observes Meiyang.
Karthi film Teheran Adhigaaram Andre’s first look to be revealed.
Karthi, who was last seen in Mani Ratnam’s Kaatru Veliyidai will be seen in an action thriller titled, Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru. The film is directed by H. Vinoth, who debuted with Sathuranga Vettai and the first look of the film will be revealed on June 30. The film is produced by S.R. Prakashbabu and S.R. Prabhu under Dream Warrior Pictures banner. The female lead of the film is none other than Rakul Preet. The star who is currently working with Mahesh Babu in AR Murugadoss’s Spyder.
Bigg Boss Tamil: 28th June 2017, Episode 3 Update – On day four, Juliama drama heats up
The fourth episode of the show was filled with some intense drama. The cooking team and the cleaning teams did not seem to get along well. No one from the cleaning team that comprises Juliana, Oviya, Raiza and Vaiyapuri were available to clean the utensils, and the cooking team had to clear the dishes themselves after breakfast. Team leader Snehan raised the issue and warned that there should be at least one person from the cleaning team to wash the utensils. While Oviya didn’t readily agree to the condition, she eventually said she will.
Music in Telugu films: Some sunshine amid rain
Music in commercial Telugu cinema that has perennially been in the tried-tested -successful phase, has been in a work-in-progress mode as far as the first half of 2017 goes. Small-budget films have shown the way forward. Music continued to be an integral element of the narratives but their usage drifted away from the mould. The singles played a key role in increasing the significance attached to every song in a movie, the jukebox numbers on YouTube coasted on an all-time high. Music, on the whole, revived its importance as a tool to create pre-release buzz despite audio launches being given a miss.
Gemini Ganeshanum Suruli Raajanum trailer: Atharva is a playboy and Soori is his wingman.
Atharvaa is currently looking forward to the release of his comic caper Gemini Ganeshanum Suruli Raajanum, in which he plays the role of Gemini Ganeshan and Soori plays the role of Suruli Raajanum. The trailer features Atharvaa flirting with a number of women at the same time, and it looks like Soori tries to keep a count of all of them. The trailer is hilarious, and left us laughing out loud at Soori’s dialogues, and Atharvaa’s blatant flirtations. The film stars leading ladies Pranitha Subhash, Regina Cassandra, Aishwarya Rajesh, Aaditi Pohankar. It marks the directorial debut of Odam Ilavarasu, which is being produced by T. Siva.
Hansika to play Sangamithra?
It’s major activity for the Sangamithra gang that is presently in Hyderabad for the pre-production requirements. The team is now firming up on costumes, look, props and sets for this much-awaited film. The shoot will begin from October, or latest by November. Though Jayam Ravi and Arya have already been pencilled in for the roles of the male leads, the female lead is still to be finalised. After Shruti Haasan exited, there have been rumours that Hansika will replace her, though there is still no official word on it.
‘Dance is in Salman’s blood’
Her last Salman Khan’s song for Prem Ratan Dhan Payo was a chartbuster. That was the title song and now Shabina Khan, the Mumbai-based choreographer, is in the news again for making the superstar dance in a way that justifies his character in his much talked about Tubelight. Coming up with an interesting sequence of steps was a taxing exercise. She had to make Salman Khan dance in Naach Meri Jaan even though his character had to look gullible and in certain portions imbecile. As the film is based on a certain period with distinct topography, she had to struggle to get right reference points. All this entailed rummaging through books, research papers in libraries.
Dhruva Natchathiram: Vikram shoots in Bulgaria, Radikaa and Simran join star cast.
Action-packed and stylish spy characters are set to rule the big screens down south this season. Dhruva Natchathiram starring Chiyaan Vikram in the lead role is one of the most awaited upcoming espionage thrillers. A few shooting spot pictures have found their way to the internet, adding to the growing expectations of the audience.
Suriya to work with Irudhi Suttru director, Sudha Kongara?
If what we hear is true, then, this must be one of the most exciting piece of news coming out of Kollywood in some time. Looks like Suriya might just be acting in a film directed by none other than the award-winning director Sudha Kongara, of ‘Irudhi Suttru’ fame.So, what do we know of this? Well, the dashing actor has heard the script, and was impressed with what we heard, so not only has he given his nod to acting in it, but has also agreed to produce it. Too good, ain’t it? Wait for the official word on it.
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