Friday, September 05, 2008

Star TV joins race for Robot

Eros International and Star TV have entered in to a multi-film content licensing deal.
The deal paves way for Star TV to select from the 1900 films that are owned by the Eros International
. Eros International has also announced with Sony Entertainment Television and Sahara Television in future.
It is already known that the company, planning to expand its business further,
is venturing into producing Tamil films and will begin with Rajinikanth starrer Robot (Endhiran), directed by Shankar.

Sameer Rao, Senior Vice-President, Strategic Planning & Commercial, Star India Pvt. Ltd said,
"It gives us immense pleasure to associate ourselves with a globally acclaimed studio of Hindi Cinema,
Eros International. For us it's a commencement of a long lasting relationship which we would like to
extend with the licensing of many more blockbusters going forward."

Pranab Kapadia, President – Distribution, Eros International, said,
"This is just the beginning of a great relationship between Eros and Star,
which are both leading players in the Indian entertainment domain.
We look forward to working together more closely.
According to PWC, the television sector in India is growing at over 22% CAGR and is
slated to be worth over US$15 billion by 2012. With over 50% of programming content of Indian television networks
being film based, Eros expects to see significant growth in TV syndication."

Jeyam Ravi rubs shoulders with Hollywood stars

It was reported earlier that director Jananathan is planning to rope in Hollywood
actors for the Jeyam Ravi starrer Peraanmai. The director, along with his crew,
has flown down to the US for the selection process. Sources reveal that Jananathan
is expected to bring in five starlets from the Hollywood after the auditioning test at the
studio in the US in which many are likely to participate.
Jeyam Ravi plays the lead role in the film in which he dons the forest officer role.

Shahrukh up in arms against Robot

Shahrukh Khan had initially planned to produce and act in Shankar’s Robot.
But this plan did not take off and the offer finally landed on superstar Rajinikanth.
With the film being made in Tamil, the director decided to opt for a name change to get the tax sops
announced by the Tamil Nadu government for films with Tamil names. It is now believed that Robot will
be rechristened Yenthram. Meanwhile, Shahrukh’s production house Red Chilies has created a stir
in the film industry by registering about nine names that have the word Robot in it.
Director Shankar had plans to simultaneously make it in Hindi because Ashwarya Rai-Bachchan plays
the female lead. With Shah Rukh’s title registering act Robot in Hindi could suffer a major blow.
Wonder what the star is up to!

Rajini’s next film is titled Yenthram!

Rajinikanth’s next film has been titled Yenthram! According to reliable sources in the industry,
director Shankar and Rajini opted for this new title, instead of Robot,
to get the tax sops announced by the Tamil Nadu government for films titled in Tamil.
Yenthram’s make up test was conducted in the United States and the Superstar along with the
crew participated in it last month. The latest buzz is that Rajini will fly down to the
US on September 5th to take part in the shooting of Yenthram that is slated to begin on September 7th.
Yenthram is a mega budget project that will be produced by Ayngaran International.
Ashwarya Rai-Bachchan shares the screen space with Rajinikanth for the first time.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

54th National Award at Delhi

Soundarya’s invests on Gautham Menon

Gautham Menon has almost completed Vaaranam Aayiram and
Chennaiyil Oru Mazhaikalam with a part of the film yet to be shot.
The latest buzz is that Gautham Menon has insisted that VA’s heroine Divya to dub for the film
to which the actress also acceded. The director also has plans to direct Ajith sometime later this year.
Meanwhile, Soundarya Rajinikanth has announced her next project with Gautham Menon,
which would be produced under the joint production banner of Ocher Studios and Warner Brothers India.
The movie, directed by Gautham Menon, will have Nakul, the lead star of Kaadhalil Vizhunden in the lead.
The music is scored by Harris Jeyaraj and camera is handled by Aravind Krishna.
The Telugu version of the movie would have Mahesh Babu in the lead.

Kuselan issue ends

The Producers' Council President Rama Narayanan and the
Theatre Owners' Association President Annamalai have issued a joint
statement putting an end to the Kuselan issue. From henceforth it has
been resolved to maintain the business principles followed since early
times and there would be no room for independent decisions.It was also made
clear that the sentiments echoed by a section of the media did not reflect
on those said by the theatre owners or the distributors. Moreover,
it has been mentioned clearly that they would extend support to Pyramid Saimira Films and Rajini in future.
With this the Kuselan issue has been resolved amicably by all parties involved

Monday, September 01, 2008

Jessica Simpson Upskirt moment

Here she is arriving at Eva Longoria’s Restaurant Beso in Hollywood carefully exiting a car, so as not to show an upskirt moment

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Megan Fox topless in her new movie

Kajol unseen photos

Kanimozhi, Trisha & Abhiyum Naanum

Radha Mohan's Abhiyum Naanum, with Prakashraj and Trisha in the title roles,
is progressing day in and day out. The movie's audio is slated to be out
on September 27 in an event in Chennai.
Sources point out that Chief Minister Karunanidhi and his daughter and Rajyasabha MP Kanimozhi have
to preside over the audio release.
Location details are not finalized yet and will be out
soon with an official announcement.
Abhiyum Naanum is scored by Vidya Sagar and narrates a daughter – father relationship portrayed by Trisha and Prakashraj.
Radha Mohan touched upon on the love life of a speech/hearing impaired girl with his Mozhi that won him critical acclaim.

Saturday, August 30, 2008


Trisha is going to act as heroine for Marmayogi kamalhasan.
According to leading weekly twice-Tamil magazine,
KamalHasan approached Trisha and he explained the story and her role about one hour.
Trisha mother Uma was totally impressed, as she has been Kamal fan from her teenage
and now her daughter is going to act as pair with Kamalhasan.
Whenever KamalHasan initial any project,
the media hype too start with it.
The next project of Kamalhasan Marmayogi is not exempted from this fact.
There are lot of gossip has been mount up about this project in cinema industry
. 1. Kamalhasan dream and dropped project Maruthanayagam is now retaking as Marmayogi.
2. Who is the producer of this movie? Pyramid Saimira or Warner brothers?
Till date there is no official revelation about the heroine of the movie but
lot of guesswork news spreading like… Earlier Kajol was denied. Asin hopes
she would get heroine role. Kamalhasan approached Padmapriya for one of the
lead role. Nayanthara was approached for heroine role but not confirmed yet. Etc. Etc.
Trisha was earlier tried lot of ways to pair with Superstar Rajinikanth and it was never happen.
But Out of the blue now she got the offer to pair with another leading actor KamalHasan.
Trisha has been drop from leading actress list as her last released movie "Kuruvi" was flop.
Let wish her to get the success in Marmayogi.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Corporation stalls Kamal’s event

The Tanjavur Corporation stalled the Sivaji statue inauguration near the Manimandapam in the city, scheduled to be held on August 15th. The statue was to be installed by Kamal Haasan on the Independence Day and invites have already been distributed before the Corporation raised objection over the location issue. Corporation officials claim that
Sivaji Statue permission was granted to install the statue inside the Manimandapam, however, now the organizers are planning to install it in the main junction

Spokesperson of the Organizers stated that expenses to the tune of Rs. 1.25 lakhs have been incurred toward obtaining permission from the corporation. It is also learnt that the event organizers are planning to take it up with the Chief Minister. .


Selvaraghavan’s family life

These sort of rumors are not very kind to the people against whom they are targeted. It is never easy to face questions regarding one’s marriage. One can only guess that Selvaraghavan’s busy shooting schedules have kept his family life a bit low profile which has led to some rumors. But he has cleared them all, saying that all is well back home.

Latest ruomers on kollywood

Vishal-Nayan love

This rumor is sure to have taken shape around the sets of Sathyam. Nayan’s recent meeting with Silambarasan and the surrounding speculations only strengthened the rumors. But Vishal seems to have nailed the rumor on its head with a flat denial.

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Upbeat Prabhu Deva confident on 'Villu'

Prabhu Deva is directing Vijay for the film 'Villu' and the dance master-turned actor-turned director is more than confident about the movie's prospects at the box office. When asked if 'Villu' will be as successful as 'Pokiri', the director said he hopes it will be three times more vibrant than 'Pokiri'.

When asked about big names such as Vadivelu and Nayantara in the film, Prabhu Deva said, 'When Vijay was confirmed for the project, one of my assistants literally begged me to cast Nayantara in the film. His desire seems to be working wonderfully well and the film is shaping up very well'.

'The film would start off in a pleasant way in a picturesque habitat and jovial manner with family, friends and lorry loads of fun. A gory incident takes place and the action begins. Vijay would be awesome in these scenes. Songs and fights have come out impressively and I am very happy with things'.

Talking about Nayantara in the film, Prabhu Deva gives a sneak peek of her introduction scene. 'When you are running for cover after it starts raining and then you find a beautiful girl with an umbrella standing in the rain inviting you the share the umbrella with her, how would you feel?' asks the director.

Well, Nayantara might just have to dance in the rain once again after 'Kuselan'.

When asked about Prabhu Deva's Hindi remake of 'Pokiri' featuring Salman Khan, the expert dancer turned director says, 'it has been about seven years since Salman had acted in an action packed film. He has performed extremely well and the movie is sure to be exciting'.

It is interesting to note that Prabhu Deva is directing Vijay for 'Villu' while his elder brother Raju Sundaram is directing Ajith in 'Aegan'.

So who are the real competitors? Vijay and Ajith or Prabhu Deva and Raju Sundaram? We'll know soon.

Ash to meet Rajini in US?

Rajinikanth, a few days ago, disclosed that he would be flying down to the US to take part in Robot's shooting. But the superstar said that he was not aware if Aishwarya Rai would be available for shooting. Meanwhile, rumors are abuzz in Kollywood that the former Miss World, who is on a world tour and currently camping in the US, will be a part of the filming process. Will director Shankar put an end to this guessing game and spell out if Ash would be involved in Robot's shooting in the US?

Some facts about Marmayogi

After the success of his Dasavathaaram, Kamal Haasan has already started work on his next project titled Marmayogi, which is set against the backdrop of the seventh century BC. The latest news is this movie will have a whopping budget of Rs. 150 crores!

A cutting-edge digital camera – RED ONE Digital Cinema, which can shoot Ultra High Definition 4K images that have five times the resolution of all previous HD cameras – would be used for shooting Marmayogi. Since the camera's daily rent is around Rs. 30,000, the producer plans to purchase a new camera instead of taking it on hire.

Kamal is planning to use the footage from his dream project Maruthanayagam that was started way back; about thirty minutes of the film was canned at a cost running into crores and then, the project went into hibernation. Now Kamal wants to ensure that at least some amount spent for Maruthanayagam can be used for Marmayogi.

Sources say that Hema Malini, who played a brief role in Kamal's Hey Raam, has been roped in to play a negative role in Marmayogi. If this news is true, it will be her first negative role in an illustrious career spanning over three decades.

Kanthaswamy-Salsa song Images