July 2017

I want to act with Rajini, says Kajal Agarwal

Kajal Agarwal is the busiest actress in Kollywood today. She is simultaneously working in films with Vijay and Ajith. Ajith-starrer Vivegam will be out this August and Mersal with Vijay will be released September. Speaking to News Today, she says, “I am the most fortunate actress. I have acted with all big stars so early in my career. But my greatest wish is to share screen space with Rajinikanth.” The

Karthik, Vaibhav join up for 'Meyadha Maan'

Chennai: Vaibhav plays the lead role in a movie titled Meyadha Maan to be produced by filmmaker Katrthik Subbaraj. Directed by Rathna Kumar, Meyadha Maan is a romcom starring Vaibhav and TV actress Priya Bhavanishankar in the lead roles. Music composer Santhosh Narayanan and singer Pradeep Kumar have jointly composed music for the film. Apart from Meyadha Maan, Stonebench Films is also producing Karthik Subbaraj’s directorial film Mercury starring S

'Metro'-fame Sirish to act next in 'Pistha'

Chennai: After Metro, Sirish began Raja Ranguski. Even before it could release, the actor has signed for another entertainer titled Pistha. Directed by Ramesh Bharathi, the film is set in Kumbakonam. A rural comedy, the movie features Sathish, Sendrayan, Yogi Babu, and Namo Narayanan. There is no villain in Pistha. It will be a laugh riot. The script has something do with married life, says Sirish. Mrudhula and Arundhathi Nair

'One Heart' is a film about Rahman's concerts

A R Rahman’s One Heart is a concert film that is hitting the screens 25 August. How the musician successfully completes his concert along with his  band is the core theme of this film. Hollywood cinema has a pack of concert genre films which has been created based on the concerts of several musicians, and Michael Jackson’s This is it was one among them. Likewise, the script of One Heart is

'Spyder' single from 2 August

Chennai: The first single song of Mahesh Babu starrer Spyder will be out on 2 August. Harris Jayaraj has composed music for the movie. Produced by Tagore Madhu, Lyca Productions has snapped the overseas and Tamilnadu theatrical rights of Spyder. Directed by AR Murugadoss, Spyder is billed as a stylish action thriller in which Mahesh Babu will be seen as a secret agent. SJ Suryah, who directed Mahesh Babu in

'Vikram Vedha' to be remade in Telugu

Chennai: Madhavan and Vijay Sethupathi starrer Vikram Vedha, which made it big at at the box-office, will soon be remade in Telugu, a source said. “Talks have been initiated with Rana Daggubati and Venkatesh for Telugu remake,” said a source from the film’s unit. Directed by Pushkar-Gayatri, the film has grossed over Rs. 40 crore worldwide in its first week. Released in cinemas last week, the film has turned out

HC suggests CBI probe into gutkha scam

Chennai: The Madras High Court today opined that a CBI probe can be commenced in the gutkha scam case filed by the DMK. The court said the case has all necessary proof to initiate an investigation. Last week, DMK legislator J Anbazhagan moved the Madras High Court for setting up a special investigation team, headed by a retired judge of the High Court, to probe the alleged involvement of State

Drug row: Telugu actor Tanish appears before SIT

Hyderabad: Telugu film actor Tanish Alladi today appeared before the SIT of Telangana’s excise department as part of an ongoing probe into the online drug racket busted by it earlier this month. Tanish, who started his film career as a child artiste, has so far acted in about 19 films. He appeared before SIT sleuths this morning. The actor is among the 12 personalities, including actors and directors, from the

Cong raises Gujarat issue in Parliament

New Delhi: Opposition Congress today forced a brief adjournment of proceedings in Rajya Sabha alleging that the Gujarat police was kidnapping and threatening its MLAs in the state with a view to influence their votes in the upcoming Rajya Sabha polls. Congress members trooped in to the Well of the House raising anti-government slogans, which were matched by counter-sloganeering by the BJP benches. Amid pandemonium, Deputy Chairman P J Kurien

Hockey Bengaluru trumps BPCL

Chennai: Hockey Bengaluru surprised the fancied Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) 4-3 by scoring twice in the last 10 minutes in a Pool A match of the 91st All-India MCC-Murugappa Gold Cup hockey tournament. BPCL were ahead 3-2 with around 13 minutes to go for the hooter when the Bengaluru team hit back througha penalty corner conversion from V R Raghunath and a 63rd minute field goal by Biju Yirkal

Man knocked down from Chrompet flyover, dies

Chennai: A 47-year-old man lost his life after his two-wheeler collided with a car in the wee hours of today at Chrompet here The victim Iqbal, 47, a resident of Broadway, owned a biryani shop at Hasthinapuram. After closing his business for the day, Iqbal rode his two-wheeler to reach his residence at St Xavier Street in Mannady. “The victim was riding on a wrong route on the MIT flyover