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Thursday, 24 January 2013

Akaash Vani Movie Review Ratings

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Movie: Akaash Vani
Cast : Kartik Tiwari, Nushrat Bharucha
Producer : Kumar Mangat Pathak, Abhishek Pathak
Director : Luv Ranjan
Music Director :  Hitesh Sonik
The team of ‘Pyaar Ka Punchnama’ is back. After beating Love to death, with ‘AkaashVani’ they bring it alive at its craziest, wildest and mushiest best!!
Written and directed by Luv Ranjan, the romantic drama stars two of the ‘Pyaar Ka Punchnama’ lead stars Nushrat Bharucha and Kartik Tiwari.
The music is by Hitesh Sonik while cinematography is by Sudhir K. Chaudhary.
Specially for this film, lead hero Kartik worked very hard to don a beefed-up look.
Bannered under Wide Frame Pictures the film is produced by Kumar Mangat Pathak and Abhishek Pathak. ‘AkaashVani’ is slated to release on 25th January 2013.

Race 2 Movie Review Ratings


Race 2 Movie Review Ratings

Release Date: 25 Jan 2013
Cast: Saif Ali Khan,John Abraham
Genre: Action – Thriller
Language: Hindi
Director: Abbas Burmawalla
Producer: Ramesh Taurani,Kumar S Taurani

Ratings: Coming soon

The Race movie has amazing star cast suited to this kind of genre and on top of that it’s a sequel to successful first installment. On Saturday the movie will also get advantage of Republic Day National Holiday and a good weekend looks solid on the cards.
Story:
Story of the movie starts where the first part has ended with Ranveer and Sonia being in love and living their life. But suddenly and mysteriously Sonia dies and Ranveer begins the quest to find his killer. Ranveer is helped by his old pal RD and his secretary Cherry.
This quest of Ranveer takes him to Turkey where the Indian Mafia is run by Armaan Malik and his lover Elena. Armaan is the son of a person who owned horses and used to race but Ranveer destroyed everything. Ranveer doesn’t know this and Armaan is determined to take revenge.
Though the story is not this simple and has many fold, twists and turns and will keep viewers on their toe to what happen next.
Pre Review:
Abbas-Mustan has done it again. Race 2 is a perfect crime thriller even better then the first one.
From the background songs to dialogues to exotic locations to everything, Rae 2 is a must watch. If you are looking forward to a thriller which changes has mystery all around and gives a new shock every minute then Race 2 is for you.
Saif Ali Khan has again donned the role of Ranveer Singh in the film and he is witty, smart, handsome and muscular. Saif has now proven himself in the Macho role and people won’t be disappointed this time around.
John plays the main antagonist in this movie who is ready to take revenge, to do everything to destroy Ranveer and amusingly John has played this part very well. John is now adding few expressions in his dictionary and with his looks and body it is a bonus.
Anil can fit into any role. He can do comedy, action and serious films. There is no doubt about his acting skills and same goes in this film too.
Female leads of this film: Jacqueline, Ameesha and especially Deepika have taken hotness, sexiness and glamour to a whole new level. Deepika is looking stunning in this movie.
Overall, with a strong story and cast, Race 2 is a must watch and may enter into elite 100 crore club.
Race 2 Official Trailer:Race 2 Song – Lat Lag Gayee:Race 2 Song – Party On My Mind:
Race 2 Song – Be Intehaan:Race 2 Song – Allah Duhai Hai:

SVSC 13th Day Collections

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SVSC 13th Day Collections

Both Venkatesh and Mahesh Babu have immense following in ladies and family audience. When both of them are teaming for a clean family entertainer and obviously its a huge bonus.
Mahesh Babu is currently on a high with two back to back hits in the form of Dookudu and Businessman. A hit with this movie will seal his place on the Number one spot.
Samantha last paired up with Mahesh in Dookudu, the movie went on to become the biggest grosser in Mahesh’s career and is the third biggest grosser in Tollywood history. And now they are pairing up together in this movie. Samantha’s popularity in youth will help the movie immensely.
SVSC 1st Day Collections is 13.21 Crores
SVSC 2nd Day Collections is 13.86 Crores
SVSC 3rd Day Collections is 14.15 Crores
SVSC 4th Day Collections is 13.25 Crores
SVSC 5th Day Collections is 13.01 Crores
SVSC 6th Day Collections is 12.40 Crores
SVSC 7th Day Collections is 9.80 Crores
SVSC 8th Day Collections is 9.12 Crores
SVSC 9th Day Collections is 9.26 Crores
SVSC 10th Day Collections is 8.92 Crores
SVSC 11th Day Collections is 7.90 Crores
SVSC 12th Day Collections is 7.03 Crores
SVSC 13th Day Collections is 5.90 Crores

Total Collections is 137.81 Crores

Nayak 3rd Week Collections

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Nayak 3rd Week Collections

Cherry (Ram Charan Teja) is a software engineer in CgTrix. In bid to save his uncle Jilebi (Brahmanandam), he falls in love with Madhu (Kajal), the sister of local Don Gandipeta Babji’s (Rahul Dev). Meanwhile, a series of high profile killings takes place in Hyderabad and Kolkata. When Minister Rawat (Pradeep Rawat) is targeted, a CBI team starts hunting for Cherry, who is suspected to be involved in those cases. This investigation leads to an interesting twist. What happens next will form the crux of the story.
Nayak 1st Day Collections is 13.65 Crores
Nayak 2nd Day Collections is 14.38 Crores
Nayak 3rd Day Collections is 13.20 Crores
Nayak 4th Day Collections is 14.02 Crores
Nayak 5th Day Collections is 14.10 Crores
Nayak 6th Day Collections is 13.01 Crores
Nayak 7th Day Collections is 12.45 Crores
Nayak 8th Day Collections is 11.45 Crores
Nayak 9th Day Collections is 7.15 Crores
Nayak 10th Day Collections is 5.75 Crores
Nayak 11th Day Collections is 6.10 Crores
Nayak 12th Day Collections is 5.85 Crores
Nayak 13th Day Collections is 5.30 Crores
Nayak 14th Day Collections is 4.85 Crores
Nayak 15th Day Collections is 4.05 Crores

Total Collections is 144.31 Crores

Madras High Court orders stay on Vishwaroopam’s release

Stay on Vishwaroopam release 300x234 Madras High Court orders stay on Vishwaroopam’s releaseKamal Haasan’s upcoming film Vishwaroopam has run into a fresh roadblock. The film was banned by the Tamil Nadu government for the time being since several muslim groups had lodged a complaint against the film that it shows them in negative light. After the government ordered an interim ban for 15 days, Kamal Haasan was quite shocked with the decision and he approached the Madras High Court to appeal against the government’s decision.
Sources say that the judge had asked the lawyer defending on behalf of the muslim groups to wait till the film’s release and approach the court if there are any objectionable scenes, but they didn’t relent. On the other hand, the lawyer representing Kamal Haasan and his film argued that Kamal Haasan has the right to expression and that the film has already been cleared by three censor boards across the country. After listening to the arguments on both sides, the court couldn’t come to a conclusion and decided to postpone its verdict to January 28. Apparently, the judge wanted to watch the film before arriving at a conclusion.
Vishwaroopam was all set to take a bumper opening in Tamil Nadu because of the long holiday weekend but with the latest turn of events, it’s certain that the film will lose a lot of revenue. It still remains to be seen what the Madras High Court decides on January 28. But one thing is certain – neither Kamal Haasan nor millions of his supporters who are waiting for the film with bated breath will be happy with what has happened today.
There’s a rumour doing rounds that the film’s Telugu version will release as per schedule in Andhra Pradesh. An official announcement is expected to be made soon. Kamal Haasan had written, produced and directed the film, apart from playing the lead role. The film also stars Pooja Kumar, Andrea Jeremiah and Rahul Bose in lead roles. Vishwaroopam is based on the theme of global terrorism.

Jennifer Lopez learns gender differences by raising twins

Jennifer Lopez 300x234 Jennifer Lopez learns gender differences by raising twinsSinger-actress Jennifer Lopez says that while raising her twins, she is learning a lot about the different characteristics that men and women have.
The 43-year-old has four-year-old twins – son Max and daughter Emme – with ex-husband Marc Anthony.
“I’ve learned so much about the differences between men and women by having boy and girl twins,” contactmusic.com quoted Lopez as saying.
“I think women go under the illusion that men have the same feelings as we do, or operate in the same way and we really don’t. I think women tend to think through to the point where they almost over-think, whereas men just battle on ahead and deal with the consequences later,” she added.

Petition filed against Amitabh Bachchan

Big B upset after leaving 300x279 Petition filed against Amitabh BachchanIn another instance of religious court cases, a petition was filed in the Allahabad High Court accusing Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan of having made a “derogatory” remark about the Holy Book of the ‘Quran’. The petition was filed by Mudassir Ullah Khan, a resident of Jhansi, who believes that Bachchan’s use of the phrase ‘racha gaya’ about the Holy book in an episode of ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ was derogatory.
Khan contends that Bachchan’s use of the phrase ‘racha gaya’ was derogatory as the ‘Quran’ was neither written by nor created by anybody but was brought into existence by Allah himself. The petitioner has sought to make Bachchan as well as the manager of Sony TV and the ‘Karyakram Prayojak’ (a programme sponsor of ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’) a party in the case. The petition will probably come up for hearing before a Bench next week.

Forbes India Celebrity 100: What the stars earned

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Shah Rukh Khan has topped the inaugural Forbes India Celebrity 100 list, a ranking of India’s biggest entertainers based on their income and popularity. Salman Khan and MS Dhoni, who closely followed SRK in the ranking, might be more famous, but King Khan landed at No 1 in the Celebrity 100, thanks to his earning power.
Here are top 10 celebs and their earnings (in crores):
Shah Rukh Khan – 202.83
Salman Khan – 144.2
MS Dhoni – 135.16
Akshay Kumar – 179.85
Amitabh Bachchan – 116.3
Sachin Tendulkar – 97.46
Kareena Kapoor – 73.46
Virender Sehwag – 27.73
Virat Kohli – 47.26
Katrina Kaif – 65.25
Top person from each category
Top Actor: Shah Rukh Khan
Top Sportsperson: MS Dhoni
Top Singer/Musician: A R Rahman
Top TV Personality: Malaika Arora Khan
Top Director: Karan Johar
Top Author: Chetan Bhagat:

Top 10 endorsers (based only on money earned from endorsements and not total money earned)

Shah Rukh Khan – 149.50
MS Dhoni – 124.80
Sachin Tendulkar – 90.30
Salman Khan – 84.00
Akshay Kumar – 70.85
Amitabh Bachchan – 67.50
Katrina Kaif – 61.50
Kareena Kapoor – 57.80
Hrithik Roshan – 49.50
Saif Ali Khan – 35.00

Allari Naresh’s Action 3D Rights sold for Whopping Price

action 3D movie stills Allari Nareshs Action 3D Rights sold for Whopping PriceAfter Yamudiki Mogudu, Comedy King Allari Naresh is all set to strike the screens again with Action 3D. His next outing is touted to be the India’s first comedy 3D movie, which has created lot of craze for the film. The latest we hear about it is that there is a great demand for its distribution rights in the market.
According to reports, Its rights for Vishakhapatnam area have been sold for a whopping price. It is reported that the theatrical rights of Action 3D for Vishakhapatnam area have acquired by Gayatri Devi Films for a phenomenal amount. If we are to go by the reports, the film rights have fetched Rs 1 crore.
And reports also claim that this is highest amount for a Allari Naresh’s film in this area. It is said that its rights for other areas will be sold for a record-breaking price. However, Action 3D is bilingual comedy film directed by Anil Sunkara.
The film is simultaneously made in Telugu and Tamil and it features an ensemble cast of Allari Naresh, Shaam, Vaibhav, Raju Sundaram, Kamna Jethmalani, Sneha Ullal and Neelam Upadhyaya in the lead roles. Bappi and Bappa Lahari are composing the music for this film, which is scheduled to release on February 15.

Vishwaroopam Screened in Malaysia

vishwaroopam malayasia 300x214 Vishwaroopam Screened in MalaysiaKamal Hassan starer ‘Vishwaroopam’ is struggling to release in India but it is being heard that the film has been released in Malaysia. People who have watched the movie started appreciating Kamal Hassan for such a wonderful effort.
It is being heard that Kamal Hassan has once again delivered stellar performance in ‘Viswaroopam’ and especially some of the scenes were shot in a terrific way. Well we need to wait for the movie till all the legal issues are sorted out. Let us wish good luck to our Universal Star Kamal Hassan for ‘Vishwaroopam’.

Gangnam Style earned USD 8 mn for YouTube: Google

Psy Gangnam Style Gangnam Style earned USD 8 mn for YouTube: GoogleGoogle has said that the YouTube page showcasing the ‘Gangnam Style’ video by South Korean rapper Psy has reaped more than USD 8 million in ad revenue.Google Chief Business Officer Nikesh Arora yesterday revealed the figure while discussing the money-making potential of YouTube during a quarterly earnings call with financial analysts.
Ad revenue from popular YouTube videos is shared with creators of the content. In December, ‘Gangnam Style’ became the first video to break a billion views on YouTube, marking a historic milestone on the Internet.
A counter on the YouTube page showed that the music video has been watched more than 1.23 billion times since it was uploaded in July of last year.Kevin Allocca, YouTube’s trends manager, attributed Psy’s success ‘to the universal appeal of catchy music and, er, great equine dance moves’.
‘Gangnam’ is estimated to have earned the rapper millions more from digital downloads, advertising deals and on-demand services.The song which refers to a trendy Seoul district spawned a mini tribute video industry, complete with copycats.
The quirky star, whose real name is Park Jae-Sang, won adulation in his homeland for the global hit and was awarded one of South Korea’s highest cultural honours, the Okgwan Order of Cultural Merit.

Taapsee Crucial Role in Muni 3

Taapsee Hot in Muni3 Taapsee Crucial Role in Muni 3Touted as one of the beautiful actresses in tinsel town, Punjabi siren from Delhi, Taapsee Pannu is in the news again. Industry is waiting with opened eyes to see if this hottie could get some real meat. Check it out.
Apart from the huge line-up of films this beautiful lady has done, success is always playing hide and seek with her. She is right now having three biggies with her including ‘Shadow’, ‘Jackpot’ and ‘Gundello Godari’. However all these films are on one side and her ‘Muni 3′ with Lawrence is on the other side. Till date, Taapsee never got some opportunity to perform rather sizzling in songs. We hear that Lawrence is bowled out by Taapsee and has lengthened her role in this flick, where he will be playing a ghost once again.
Till date girls like Vedika and Lakshmi Rai who has done Muni and its sequel Kanchana (Muni2) are just glam dolls inside the  flick. Let us see if Taapsee is getting some real meat.

Tamanna Third Love With Young Hero

Tamanna Third Love With Young Hero Tamanna Third Love With Young Hero2013 is yet to start for this ravishing beauty who bowled out youths to the core with her wet and pink teasing all the time. It is heard that this girl got her third love with that young hero and here it goes.
Pink skinned damsel Tamanna Bhatia is right now making Bollywood hero Ajay Devgan go mum with her swift dance moves on dance floor. Coming to her Tollywood show, she will be seen opposite Naga Chaitanya  in ‘Bhale Tammudu’, remake of Tamil flick Vettai. This is their second outing after the couple appealed to everyone with their sizzling chemistry in ’100% Love’. If ‘Vettai’ is their second-love, then their third-love is also going to happen. This will be remake of Nagarjuna’s yesteryear hit ‘Hello Brother’ say sources.
They say that Tamanna is the best suitable heroine beside Naga Chaitanya and hence many directors are showing massive interest in her. ‘Hello Brother’ will be directed by Srinivasa Reddy who directed Nag’s ‘Damarukam’ recently.

Four hours for a Lip to Lip Kiss in Kadali

Four hours for a Lip lock 600x316 Four hours for a Lip to Lip Kiss in KadaliLip lock scene in Kadali movie is one of the hottest news in media. Mani Ratnam has planned a new romantic scene with both new hero and new heroine. This lip lock scene that is shot on Radha’s younger daughter Tulasi and Karthik’s son Gautam is going to be for 10 seconds on the screen but it took nearly four hours while shooting.
At the time of shooting, there was a huge crowd at the shooting location. These new artists felt some difficulty to lock their lips in front of such a crowd. ManiRatnam who is very famous for romantic touch in his films, has gone for so many takes to get the right chemistry between the kids. Observing their difficulty, few unit members were sent off and shot with very few crew. Later Mani got more than he expected from them in lip locking as if they might have practiced it many times before the shoot.
In order to feel this romance, one has to wait till February for the movie to get released. It is little wonder that director like Mani Ratnam who doesn’t go for lip lock scenes has concentrated on it this time.

Producer Natti Kumar warn legal action

Natti kumar warn legal action Producer Natti Kumar warn legal action
The Producers’ Sector of Andhra Pradesh Film Chamber of Commerce (APFCC) has called for an emergency meeting on Wednesday at AP Film Chamber in Film Nagar to discuss over the ongoing issue- ‘monopoly’ in film distribution and exhibition. The members of Producers’ Sector reiterated that they are planning to halt the releases of films from February 20 if the situation continues.
Chairman of Producers’ Sector Natti Kumar, Jeevitha Rajasekhar, Hon. Joint-secretary of Executive Committee, Chadalavada Srinivas, Suresh Kondeti, Prasanna Kumar have warned that they will take legal action against ‘honchos’ if they continue to have control over theatres as it in turn resulting in theatres shunning other films- specially small-budget films.
First of its kind, the Producers’ Sector has divulged the names of people who are ‘withholding’ cinema theatres and ‘practicing’ lease system. The list includes the names of top producers and distributors like Allu Aravind, Dil Raju, NV Prasad, ‘Alankar’ Prasad, ‘Asean’ Sunil, and Multi-dimensions.
Speaking over the issue, Chairman of Producers’ Sector, Natti Kumar said, ‘During the recent Sankranti festival, almost all the theatres were occupied by two big starrer films ‘Naayak’ and ‘Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu’) and that drastically cost other films as they couldn’t get theatres to exhibit their films. The situation has worsened and we ask the listed producers and exhibitors to stop practicing lease system by the end of this month, else we will take severe legal action against them. We’re also planning to approach CCI (Competition Commission of India) and will lodge a complaint in it.’

Isha Chawla Pins Hopes on Pellikoduku

Isha Chawla Hopes On Mr Pellikoduku Isha Chawla Pins Hopes on PellikodukuRight now, the season of Dusky-Beauties is taking Tollywood by a storm and one hot girl is expecting more from that. She is just having only one movie in hand for now and here is her story.
Dusky siren Isha Chawla is the girl we are talking about. Except sizzling in the films produced by same group of production companies, this hottie is not able to pack anything big. Right now she is hitting Tollywood with her wild glamour again through Sunil’s ‘Mr Pellikoduku’. Apart from that there is no single Telugu flick in her hand at the moment. This beauty is feeling that Tollywood will give her more opportunities after Sunil’s movie, as this season became the show of Dusky-Beauties.
With many alluring dusky beauties like Samantha and Amala Paul flattering Telugu audiences with some continuous knocks, Isha is saying that this is the season of ‘Dusky Beauties’ in Tollywood. Let us see how her beliefs are going to do magic for her.

Nitya Menon Getting Fully Squeezed in Movies

Nitya Menon Getting Fully Squeezed Nitya Menon Getting Fully Squeezed in MoviesExcept for some proud comments that slowed down her career a bit, this glamorous Malayalam beauty is known for many talents. We mean the squeeze of the same and here it goes.
Cute sensation Nitya Menon is not bagging some plum projects, but the small ones under her kitty are making the best of her. They are squeezing her talent to the maximum to get full value for her presence in the movie. Right now she got a couple of releases in Telugu lined up, and ‘Jabardasth’ is one among them. In this Siddharth-Samantha starrer, Nitya is doing a guest role. But not stopping at her acting, this hottie is once again singing for the flick under Thaman’s direction. She sang a couple of super-sexy songs that are going to top charts this year, says an insider.
The actress however felt that she is doing all this stuff for her best friend, director Nandini Reddy. Anyway, Nitya is a proven girl and let us hope this will work for Siddharth who is reeling with flops from a time. Jabardast will be releasing somewhere in February!

Ranveer Singh Deepika Padukone secret Night-Out

Ranveer singh Deepika secret Night Out Ranveer Singh Deepika Padukone secret Night Out Deepika Padukone is one beauty any eligible bachelor in the country would love to date. Bollywood young hero Ranveer Singh is lucky to find a place in the heart of this long-legged lass. Thanks to noted filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Ram Leela’ in which both these actors play the lead roles.
The lead pair developed a close bonding while shooting the film and even the makers are happy to witness such sparkling chemistry between the two. Ranveer even flew to Dubai to spend time with her new girlfriend Deepika who is promoting her upcoming release in the Arab country. The duo were spotted at the most happening nightclub having gala time in each others company.
Both Deepika and Ranveer were in a serious relationship in the past as well. While Deepika dated Ranbir Kapoor, Ranveer was seeing Anushka Sharma till a year ago. They broke-up due to the reasons best known to four of them and two of them were already in another relationship. Let’s see how long this new jodi will continue!

Daniel Craig Gaining Weight

Daniel Craig gaining weight Daniel Craig Gaining WeightActor Daniel Craig, who was last seen in Bond franchise ‘Skyfall’ (‘Lokam Chuttina Veerudu’) last year, has reportedly gained weight ever since he stopped filming for ‘James Bond’ franchise. Craig, 44, who appeared in three Bond movies consecutively, has been advised by his friends to hit the gym again, reports London media.
‘He spent months beefing up for Bond. He needs to get back in the gym and start a nutritional plan to regain his Bond-esque muscles,’ a source said.’Having a flabby stomach is not really his style,’ the source added.
Craig has played the role of James Bond in 2006 release ‘Casino Royale’, 2008 release ‘Quantum of Solace’ and ‘Sky fall’, which released in 2012.

Pawan kalyan looking for SVSC Director?

Pawan kalyan looking for SVSC Director Pawan kalyan looking for SVSC Director?The director who debuted into direction with Varun sandesh starrer ‘Kotha bangaru lokam’ and who grabbed the attention of entire Telugu film industry towards him with the Mahesh babu, Venkatesh multi starrer family drama ‘Seetamma vakitlo sirimalle chettu’ is Srikanth Addala.
The humongous collections of this film have moved this director to new heights. In this context, many star heroes are showing interest to work with him. Latest news is that even top hero of Tollywood, Power star Pawan Kalyan is now planning to work with Srikanth.
No director will say no to such an offer to work with Pawan kalyan and Srikanth also seems to be giving priority to this offer and preparing a script accordingly keeping power star image in mind. Srikanth will soon be going to narrate a subject to Pawan Kalyan.
If everything goes well, we can expect Pawan Kalyan to speak in Godavari slang.

Working with Nambiar great learning experience: Shweta Pandit

shweta pandit singer 300x220 Working with Nambiar great learning experience: Shweta PanditSinger Shweta Pandit is making her acting debut with Bejoy Nambiar’s “David” and says shooting for the film was as good a learning experience as going to an institute.
It was like going to a big institution of film, and learning everything possible under the roof while working at it. I don’t think I would have got anything better than this as an actor. So, it was a great experience,” Shweta said here Wednesday in an interview.
Calling it a “huge honour” to work with Nambiar, Shweta added: “He is completely phenomenal… I enjoyed a lot while working in this film and I really had the best time of my life while shooting for it.”What’s her character like in the movie?
My character in ‘David’ is called Alice and I play a Mumbai chawl girl in the film. She is a brat and tomboyish. She is loved by everyone in the family,” said Shweta, who has rendered songs in films like “Mohabbatein” and “Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl”.
“David”, slated to release Feb 1, also features Neil Nitin Mukesh and Tabu.

No Audio Function for Siddharth’s Jabardasth

Jabardasth audio No Audio Function for Siddharths JabardasthJabardasth starring Siddharth and Samantha as jodi is ready to hit the screens shortly. As the film’s post production is nearing completion, its music albums are being released into the market. But this film ain’t having any audio launch ceremony.
Music albums will be launched directly into the market on the 27th of January. Siddharth confirms that albums would be out this Sunday. S S Thaman has composed the music. Bellamkonda is producing this romantic comedy film. Nandini Reddy has written and directed Jabardasth. The film is likely to be released in the last week of February.

Shruti Haasan joined the sets of Yevadu

Shruti Haasan Yevadu Shruti Haasan joined the sets of YevaduShruti Haasan joined the shoot of the film Yevadu. Ram Charan is the male lead in this film. Earlier Samantha was selected as the leading lady. She walked out of the film citing date problems. Shruti filled into the space that was vacated by Samantha. Shruti Haasan tasted her first commercial success last year with the film Gabbar Singh opposite powerstar Pawan Kalyan.
Vamsi Paidipally is directing this film. Yevadu also has Allu Arjun is doing guest appearance. Kajal Agarwal and Amy Jackson are other heroines in the film.Devi Sri Prasad is scoring the music.

Rajinikanth Kochadaiyaan to Release in April

kochadaiyaan in april 300x225 Rajinikanth Kochadaiyaan to Release in AprilRajinikanth’s forthcoming film Kochadaiyaan is gearing up for a release in April if the latest buzz is to be believed. The film was earlier supposed to hit the screens for Pongal but the latest update informs the film is postponed to April.
Kochadaiyaan starring Rajinikanth and Deepika Padukone has completed the shooting formalities but the post-production works are taking longer time while the CG works are currently progressing in four different places in Chennai and London. The movie has loads of graphics works.
Soundarya  R Aswin is directing the film being produced by Eros International and Media One Global Entertainment. KS Ravi Kumar penned the script and AR Rahman composing the musical scores.

Elizabeth Hurley has no time for marriage

Shane Warne Elizabeth Hurle marriage 300x234 Elizabeth Hurley has no time for marriageActress-model Elizabeth Hurley says she wants to marry her fiance, cricketer Shane Warne, but can’t seem to find the time due to work commitments. “We’d love to (get married), and it’s top of our to-do list, but we just haven’t. It’s logistically quite difficult, because half the family are in Australia and half the family are here,” she said in a Russian magazine interview.
In the accompanying shoot, the 47-year-old showed off her stunning curves in a plunging cossie, while another moody black and white snap showed her wrapped up in a fluffy coat.Hurley spoke out about she keeps in shape and admitted she sticks to a diet, reported Mirror online.
I keep my eye on what I eat all the time, because now that we’re older we have to make a conscious decision if we want to stay relatively slim…”"But as you get older, it doesn’t actually look that attractive to be super skinny,” she said.

Arnold Schwarzenegger confirms in Terminator 5

terminator 5 300x202 Arnold Schwarzenegger confirms in Terminator 5Arnold Schwarzenegger has said he is set to star in ‘Terminator 5′ and revealed the movie’s script will be finished this year. The 65-year-old action superstar, who stars in the first three instalments of the film franchise, said during promotion for his latest movie ‘The Last Stand’ that he will star in the forthcoming film, reported Sun Online.
Schwarzenegger is pleased with the direction the motion picture is taking after the film’s bosses hired some ‘really quality writers’.”They’re writing right now ‘Terminator 5′. There have been some writers on it for the last year-and-a-half and they could not pull it off.”
“We have told them over and over that they are going in the wrong direction, now they’ve finally got rid of those writers and they’ve got new really quality writers. Now they’re going in the right direction. I think this year the script will be finished and we will be able to go into pre-production,” he said.

Nayak 2 Weeks Worldwide Collections

Nayak 2 weeks Collections Nayak 2 Weeks Worldwide CollectionsMega Power Star Ram Charan’s ‘naayak’ collected a share of Rs.45.82 crores at the end of its two weeks run world wide. Given below are the area wise break up of shares.
AREA                                          TWO WEEKS SHARES( IN CRORES)
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NIZAM                                                               11.65
CEDED                                                             7.70
NELLORE                                                          1.81
KRISHNA                                                          2.07
GUNTUR                                                           3.92
VIZAG                                                                 4.23
EAST GODAVARI                                             2.75
WEST GODAVARI                                            2.84
AP TWO WEEKS SHARE                              36.97
KARNATAKA                                                    3.75
REST OF INDIA                                              1.40
INDIA TWO WEEKS SHARE                      42.12
OVERSEAS( USA & ROW)                         3.70( REPORTED & NR)
WORLD WIDE TWO WEEKS                      45.82

Supreme Court dismisses plea against Salman Khan

salman khan Supreme court 300x274 Supreme Court dismisses plea against Salman KhanThe Supreme Court of India on Thursday dismissed the Rajasthan government’s plea against superstar Salman Khan in the black buck shooting case dating back to October 1998, during the shooting of the film, Hum Saath Saath Hain.
Khan’s other colleagues who were caught with him under section 52 ( Attempts to contravene, or abet the contravention of, any of the provisions of this Act) of Wildlife Act and section 149 of IPC, included actors Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Neelam and Sonali Bendre Sources said the veteran actor was supposed to go the US to get a medical check-up but later decided to postpone the visit because of the hearing.
A friend close to Khan said although his pain has subsided, his family still wanted him to go for the check-up. The apex court’s decision will give a huge relief to Khan. In July last year, the Rajasthan High Court revised the charges against the actor and his colleagues in the case, paving the way for a trial in the case. Disposing the state government’s plea against a sessions court order to drop some of the charges, the high court said that Khan
would be charges under Section 51 of Wildlife Act and Section 149 of IPC (Unlawful assembly). The actors were accused of poaching two black bucks in Kankani village near Jodhpur on the nights of October 1 and 2. All of them had appeared in the court on June 19, 2006.

Adele To Perform ‘Skyfall’ At The Oscars

Adele Adele To Perform Skyfall At The OscarsBritish singer Adele will return to the stage next month after a year absence to perform her Oscar-nominated song ‘Skyfall’ at the 85th Academy Awards, the show’s producers said on Wednesday.
The theme tune to the latest James Bond movie was written by Adele and Paul Epworth. It is the first Bond theme to be nominated for the original song award at the Oscars since ‘For Your Eyes Only’ in 1981.
The February 24 show will be Adele’s first live performance since the Grammy Awards last April and the first time she will perform ‘Skyfall’ live, as she has kept a low profile since giving birth to a son last October.
It’s an honour to be nominated and terrifyingly wonderful to be singing in front of people who have captured my imagination over and over again,” Adele, 24, said in a statement.”It’s something I’ve never experienced and probably only ever will once!”
She was in Hollywood last month to pick up the Golden Globe for the best original song prize for ‘Skyfall’.Adele’s album ’21′ scored the rare feat in December of topping all U.S. album sales for the second straight year. She records on the indie record label XL.

James Franco: Gay rumours don’t bother me

Actor James Franco James Franco: Gay rumours dont bother meActor James Franco says he doesn`t bother if people think he is gay as he was often subjected to such rumours in high school too.The actor recalls he was even the subject of high school gossip that alleged he was having a secret relationship with a male friend.
In high school these girls got mad at me and so they spread this rumour that I was having a gay relationship with one of my closest friends,” said Franco, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
And they even made up a little dance they would do in the girls` locker room about me being gay. I still don`t know what the dance was,” he added.The 34-year-old actor insists he doesn`t care if people think he is gay and is not frightened about being the subject of such rumours.
Franco, who has played gay characters in several films including ‘Milk’ and ‘Howl’, said: “It wasn`t like it was anything new. And in fact, it wasn`t something that frightened me, like if people think that, it`s fine. I really don`t care.

James Franco: Gay rumours don’t bother me

Actor James Franco James Franco: Gay rumours dont bother meActor James Franco says he doesn`t bother if people think he is gay as he was often subjected to such rumours in high school too.The actor recalls he was even the subject of high school gossip that alleged he was having a secret relationship with a male friend.
In high school these girls got mad at me and so they spread this rumour that I was having a gay relationship with one of my closest friends,” said Franco, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
And they even made up a little dance they would do in the girls` locker room about me being gay. I still don`t know what the dance was,” he added.The 34-year-old actor insists he doesn`t care if people think he is gay and is not frightened about being the subject of such rumours.
Franco, who has played gay characters in several films including ‘Milk’ and ‘Howl’, said: “It wasn`t like it was anything new. And in fact, it wasn`t something that frightened me, like if people think that, it`s fine. I really don`t care.

Ram Leela Movie First Look Posters

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Ram Charan Comments on Mahesh Babu

Nayak Vs SVS Ccollections1 Ram Charan Comments on Mahesh BabuThough it is not spoken in the open it is often whispered that there is bitter rivalry between Ram Charan and Mahesh Babu. This is not just in terms of box office race but also due to few other reasons. Due to that, it is heard that whenever a chance or situation arises, the satires and counter satires keep happening.
Recently, Ram Charan gave a statement mentioning that youth should come into politics and they should change the nation. He also added that they cannot sit ignorantly stating they don’t know who is the MLA or MP. Those who heard this are saying this is actually a counter to Mahesh Babu.
Usually whenever Mahesh is asked about his opinion on joining politics, he is heard saying “Why politics for me, I don’t even know the MLA or MP.” Well, the statement from Charan is reportedly a counter to this. So why did Charan have to give this counter? Apparently, when Mahesh was asked about his Bollywood plans he reportedly said “Already there is a lot I have to do here, what is the need for going there.”  Charan reportedly felt that this was Mahesh’s satire on him n that’s why he gave this as a counter. That’s the story folks!

Kamal Hassan’s Letter to the Supporters

kamal hassan letter Kamal Hassan’s Letter to the SupportersMembers of a Tamil party fringe Pro-Sri Lankan Tamil group staged a protest outside actor Kamal Haasan’s house on 23rd May demanding that Kamal Haasan to resign his Chairman post of  FICCI Media and Entertainment Business Conclave.
Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) organization is said to be the official partner of International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards ceremony which will be held in Colombo, Srilanka from June 3-5.
The Global Business Forum, organised by Industry body FICCI, is also scheduled to be held there at that time. Reportedly Pro-Tamil groups in the state had submitted a request to actor Kamal Haasan on 23rd May stating that Kamal Haasan’s resignation from FICCI would “set the right precedent” in the interest of the Sri Lankan Tamil community. The request also urged him to pressure FICCI to change the Global Business Forum from Sri Lanka. Also they held banners demanding that he must return his Padmasri award.
Kamal Haasan has written a letter to all Tamil supporters hours after the members of the movement submitted a request to him stating that he will not return the Padmasri award . In his letter he said, “All Top office-bearers of FICCI, including its president have accepted my request to not attend the IIFA event (being held in Colombo this year).
They have also told me that they would not attend the Business forum (scheduled as part of the three day IIFA). It is not in the hands of “small bodies” like FICCI to prevent corporates from carrying out business” “I had asked FICCI not to participate in IIFA (International Indian Film Academy) event driven by my
own feelings but I see no reason for returning the award. I don’t see that we can achieve anything by returning the honour bestowed upon me by my country,” he added.

WikiLeaks movie won’t attempt any final judgment

wikileaks julian assange movie WikiLeaks movie wont attempt any final judgmentFilming has begun on a movie drama about Julian Assange and his WikiLeaks website that director Bill Condon said will not attempt to pass final judgment on the former hacker and his influence.
Hollywood movie studio DreamWorks said on Wednesday that ‘The Fifth Estate,’ starring British actor Benedict Cumberbatch as Assange, will open in U.S. movie theaters in November 2013.
The movie will trace the early days of WikiLeaks through the eyes of Assange and his German former spokesman, Daniel Domscheit-Berg (played by Daniel Brühl), culminating in the release in 2010 of a series of thousands of damaging government documents and emails.
It may be decades before we understand the full impact of WikiLeaks and how it’s revolutionized the spread of information. So this film won’t claim any long view authority on its subject, or attempt any final judgment,” said Condon in a statement.
“We want to explore the complexities and challenges of transparency in the information age and, we hope, enliven and enrich the conversations WikiLeaks has already provoked,” added the director, whose past projects include musical ‘Dreamgirls’ and ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn.’
The movie screenplay is based on Domscheit-Berg’s 2011 book ‘Inside WikiLeaks,’ written after the disillusioned German activist quit the organization, and a second book, ‘WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange’s War on Secrecy,’ by journalists David Leigh and Luke Harding.
Assange, who grew up in Australia, was also profiled in the 2012 Australian TV film ‘Underground.’
The WikiLeaks founder has been holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London for seven months to avoid extradition to Sweden for questioning on allegations of sexual assault.Assange has said he fears extradition will ultimately lead to him being sent to the United States, which is furious that WikiLeaks has leaked hundreds of thousands of secret U.S. diplomatic and military cables.

Shatruvu, Vetadu Ventadu Released Today

Shatruvu Vetadu Ventadu Shatruvu, Vetadu Ventadu Released TodayAfter the grand pongal season, there weren’t any releases last week in Tollywood and for this holiday weekend, two films Shatruvu and Vetadu Ventadu are hitting the big-screens today.
Srikanth paired up with Aksha in Shatruvu film, which is a revenge saga directed by NSR Prasad. The dubbing film Vetadu Ventadu casting Vishal and Trisha is also hiiting the screens in Telugu today while the Tamil version titled Samar which released for Pongal has got good reviews.
Thiru directed the film and it is one of the costliest films in Vishal career.On the other hand, both Naayak and Seethamma Vaakitlo Sirimalle Chettu have been doing a good business at the Box-Office.

Jr Ntr Baadshah Creates New Record in Nellore

jr ntr baadshah nellore record Jr Ntr Baadshah Creates New Record in NelloreYoung Tiger NTR starrer ‘Baadshah’ has started creating records even before its release.  NTR Fans has bagged the theatrical rights of ‘Baadshah’ movie in Nellore and according to the grapevine, it has been heard that Young Tiger NTR Fans has acquired the rights for an whopping amount of 2crores.
Baadshah audio will be released on March 10,Shooting part of the movie is almost completed and director Seenu Vaitla is taking special care for the songs shoot. Kajal Agarwal will be seen romancing Jr NTR in ‘Baadshah’. SS Thaman is composing the music.
Seenu Vaitla is directing ‘Baadshah’ movie and Bandla Ganesh is producing ‘Baadshah’ under Parameswara Arts banner and the film is scheduled to be released on April 5, 2013.

Mahesh Babu,Venkatesh’s SVSC is Trendsetter Like HAHK

svsc is a trend setter Mahesh Babu,Venkateshs SVSC is Trendsetter Like HAHKSalman Khan and Madhuri Dixit starrer ‘Hum Aapke Hain Kaun’ (HAHK) which was released back in 1994 was a run away hit. Families queued up for booking counters at theatres to watch the musical romantic comedy family drama repeatedly. The movie was a trend setter then. It did not have a big story line but the movie runs with wonderful screenplay filled with feel good celebrations. Now, yet another movie is set to create a trend.
The movie we are talking about is ‘Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu’ starring Mahesh Babu and Venkatesh.This movie also doesn’t have any story but the perfect treatment with heart warming flavor keeps us glued. We see feel good celebrations of love and affections in an ideal middle class family.
While, those viewers living in joint families will search for their roles in film, others feel bad for missing such emotions in their life. We can see HAHK kind of touching ambience in SVSC also. Thus we can say, SVSC is a Trendsetter like HAHK!

Nara Rohit’s new movie launch today

Nara rohit new film launch Nara Rohits new movie launch todayNara Rohit’s new film, which is to be directed by Tatineni Satya will be launched on January 24 at Prasad Labs, in Hyderabad. Regina Cassandra will be playing the female lead in this action thriller which is to be produced by RVCH Prasad, and presented by KS Rama Rao.

Pawan Kalyan, Trivikram film begins

Pawan Kalyan Trivikram film Pawan Kalyan, Trivikram film beginsPower Star Pawan Kalyan’s new film in the direction of Trivikram Srinivas has commenced the regular shooting and the first schedule is taking place in Hyderabad. Pawan Kalyan is pairing up with gorgeous Samantha in the film.
BVSN Prasad is producing the film under Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra Pvt Ltd banner. Pawan Kalyan and Trivikram had earlier delivered a good hit Jalsa and the duo wishes to repeat the magic again. Pawan Kalyan will be seen in a youthful look in this classy entertainer.
Devi Sri Prasad who was roped in as the music composer has already begun his work for this yet-to-be titled film.

Marine Band Backs Off Beyonce Lip-Syncing Statement

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WASHINGTON: There’s no question Beyonce’s rendition of the national anthem was a roaring success. The mystery: was it live or lip synced?
On Tuesday, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Marine Band told news outlets that Beyonce had lip synced at President Barack Obama’s inauguration. Master Sgt. Kristin duBois said the band was notified at the last minute that Beyonce would use a pre-recorded voice track.
But by late afternoon, the Marine Corps backed off that statement.
Marine Corps spokesman Capt. Gregory Wolf said that because there was no opportunity for Beyonce to rehearse with the Marine Band, it was determined that a live performance by the band was ill advised. Instead they used a pre-recorded track for the band’s portion of the song.
“Regarding Ms. Knowles-Carter’s vocal performance,” Wolf’s statement continued, “no one in the Marine Band is in a position to assess whether it was live or pre-recorded.”
A representative for Beyonce did not respond to requests for comment.
DuBois declined to answer further questions. Earlier in the day, she told The New York Times that the rest of the inaugural performance was live and they did not know why a recorded track was used for the national anthem.
“It’s not because Beyonce can’t sing. We all know Beyonce can sing. We all know the Marine Band can play,” she said.
Kelly Clarkson’s representative said she sang live to perform “My Country, `Tis of Thee.”
Inaugural organizers did not respond to requests for comment.
All inaugural music is pre-recorded in case weather conditions or other circumstances could interrupt the program.
The use of a recording is typical in big events. In 2009, cellist Yo-Yo Ma was questioned about “hand-syncing” for Obama’s first inauguration. Ma said instruments weren’t functioning properly in 19-degree weather.
Even in good conditions, producing good sound can be a challenge in a large open space.
Some artists choose to lip-sync. Whitney Houston’s memorable performance of the national anthem in 1991 at the Super Bowl was sung to a track.

Marine Band Backs Off Beyonce Lip-Syncing Statement

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WASHINGTON: There’s no question Beyonce’s rendition of the national anthem was a roaring success. The mystery: was it live or lip synced?
On Tuesday, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Marine Band told news outlets that Beyonce had lip synced at President Barack Obama’s inauguration. Master Sgt. Kristin duBois said the band was notified at the last minute that Beyonce would use a pre-recorded voice track.
But by late afternoon, the Marine Corps backed off that statement.
Marine Corps spokesman Capt. Gregory Wolf said that because there was no opportunity for Beyonce to rehearse with the Marine Band, it was determined that a live performance by the band was ill advised. Instead they used a pre-recorded track for the band’s portion of the song.
“Regarding Ms. Knowles-Carter’s vocal performance,” Wolf’s statement continued, “no one in the Marine Band is in a position to assess whether it was live or pre-recorded.”
A representative for Beyonce did not respond to requests for comment.
DuBois declined to answer further questions. Earlier in the day, she told The New York Times that the rest of the inaugural performance was live and they did not know why a recorded track was used for the national anthem.
“It’s not because Beyonce can’t sing. We all know Beyonce can sing. We all know the Marine Band can play,” she said.
Kelly Clarkson’s representative said she sang live to perform “My Country, `Tis of Thee.”
Inaugural organizers did not respond to requests for comment.
All inaugural music is pre-recorded in case weather conditions or other circumstances could interrupt the program.
The use of a recording is typical in big events. In 2009, cellist Yo-Yo Ma was questioned about “hand-syncing” for Obama’s first inauguration. Ma said instruments weren’t functioning properly in 19-degree weather.
Even in good conditions, producing good sound can be a challenge in a large open space.
Some artists choose to lip-sync. Whitney Houston’s memorable performance of the national anthem in 1991 at the Super Bowl was sung to a track.

Lady Gaga’s Inaugural Ball Dress Is Impressively Large [Video]

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Lady Gaga is typically a hot (and expensive) ticket. But on Tuesday night in Washington D.C., several thousand people got the chance to see Lady Gaga, President Obama, Michelle Obama and Tony Bennett on one stage for a mere $10.
As predicted, Gaga and Bennett performed at President Obama’s final Inauguration event, a Staff Ball for White House aides and campaign staffers. If the combination of Gaga, Bennett and the Obamas seems odd to you, it did to POTUS as well. “The average age here is probably around 20 something. And that’s only because I’m here, which brings the average age up, quite a bit…” he quipped to the crowd.
It was also strange because as any fashion lover knows, Gaga doesn’t tend towards Jason Wu gowns or other White House-appropriate gear. So what did the pop songstress wear to perform for the Obamas and 10,000 of their closest friends?
A rather lovely balance between avant garde and D.C. glam, in fact: a gauzy off-white gown with globular embellishments along the shoulders and hips, studs around the neckline and corset-like string across the boobs, back and bodice. Oh, and a massive skirt.
We’re sure Michelle Obama, who donned a shimmery black long-sleeve outfit, was duly impressed.

Bus conductor Rajinikanth was a big hit with Bangalore passengers

Bus conductor Rajinikanth Bus conductor Rajinikanth was a big hit with Bangalore passengersDid you know that passengers would let buses go empty and wait for the one where Rajinikanth was on duty as the superstar, who was then a bus conductor, amazed people by issuing tickets and returning the change in his trademark style?
Critic Naman Ramachandran’s biography on Rajinikanth recounts the actor’s career in meticulous detail, tracing his incredible cinematic journey from his very first film “Apoorva Ragangal” in 1975 to memorable forays into Bollywood like “Andhaa Kanoon” and “Hum”, from landmark films like “Billa”, “Thalapathi” and “Annamalai” to the mega successes of “Baasha”, “Muthu”, “Padayappa”, “Sivaji” and “Enthiran”.
Along the way, “Rajinikanth: The Definitive Biography” provides rare insights into the his personal life, from his childhood days to his times of struggle – when he was still Sivaji Rao Gaekwad – and then his eventual stardom: revealing how a legend was born.
During his days of struggle, Rajini worked briefly at Mysore Machinery in Bangalore before getting a job of loading sacks of rice into trucks at 10 paise per bag. He then sat for an examination and obtained a bus conductor’s licence from the Bangalore Transport Service.
He joined service on March 19, 1970 along with driver Raja Bahadur.
“The driver-conductor pair was thrown together a lot, working the gruelling early morning shift that began at 6 am and ended at 2 pm,” the book, published by Penguin, says.
“There was no one faster than him in issuing tickets,” remembers Badhar.
“He would give out tickets with a flourish, return change in style. It was all about style. Passengers would look on in amazement. He would always flick back his forelock in those days, that’s why he is bald today,” says the driver.
“Passengers would let earlier buses go empty and wait for the bus where the entertaining conductor was on duty and crowd in. Shivaji definitely knew how to work a crowd and play to the gallery even then,” he recalls.
Rajinikanth is, arguably, the biggest superstar cinema-crazy India has ever seen. His stylized dialogues and screen mannerisms are legion, and his guy next door-cum-superhero image has found a hysterically appreciative following among millions of moviegoers.
The superstar remembers clearly his time of flux before he joined the BTS in the book.
“I’m an ordinary person. Before I was a bus conductor, I was an office boy, a coolie, a carpenter,” he recalls. It was at the BTS that Shivaji met the person who he describes today as his best friend – Raja Badhar.
After duty, he and Badhar would go to their respective homes and rest for a while. The actor would make his way over to Badhar’s home in Hanumanthnagar every evening and they would go to rehearse for the plays they acted in from time to time which were organised under the aegis of the BTS Association.
Rehearsals were in a hall next to the Chamrajpet police station and would go on from 5 pm till 8 pm. After that, they would walk over to the market in Kalasipalyam and have a few drinks.
“He would drink arrack and I would drink beer,” recalls Badhar. After drinking they would walk back and eat dinner at their respective homes.
The long conversations that the friends had were almost exclusively about cinema. They would watch almost every film that released each week, with Rajinikanth continuing to enjoy Sivaji Ganesan, Rajkumar and MGR starrers. After watching the movies, he would enact scenes in the manner of these stars.
Paying tribute to the late Ganesan, Rajinikanth says, “I watched him, I imitated him. He is the reason I am in the cinema industry.”
He also acknowledges the role theatre played in shaping his acting career.    “The stage is my mother,” he says.
“When I was a conductor, after I’d acted in more than 25 plays, my friends, the drivers and other conductors asked me why I shouldn’t go into cinema. You’ll become a famous villain, they said. They gave me a boost.
“But I didn’t know what to do, as I’ve never liked to ask anyone for any favours. And what would I say to anyone, as I’m not good-looking. With what background could I ask anybody for a chance? If I would tell them that I’m a conductor, please give me a chance, would they,” the book quotes him.
Badhar and Rajinikanth’s other friends advised him to enroll in the newly formed Madras Film Institute. It was sound advice as Madras was the epicentre of the south Indian film industry then.
At the time, Rajinikanth knew only a smattering of Tamil, having picked up a few words from watching movies and from friends.
“He asked me for my permission to join the institute,” says Rajini’s elder brother Satyanarayana.
“I told him not to worry about the family. He should come up in life with his acting. And with the blessing of Lord Raghavendra, we decided to send him.”
Thus, Rajinikanth, then Shivaji Rao, decided to join the Madras Film Institute, taking casual leave and later unauthorised leave from the BTS, not wanting to lose the security blanket of a government job should he not make it in the world of cinema.
K Balachander did not cast about long for a screen name for Shivaji Rao; he chose a character name from his own film, Major Chandrakanth. A V M Rajan had played a character named Rajinikanth in the film, and Balachander christened Shivaji Rao with this name.
And thus was born Rajinikanth, soon to be a household name. The name literally means ’colour of night’; it was a comment on the colour of Shivaji Rao’s skin.

Shah Rukh Khan to be first Indian actor on the cover of Forbes

Shah Rukh Khan Shah Rukh Khan to be first Indian actor on the cover of ForbesKing Khan becomes first Indian actor to grace the cover of a business magazine.
The upcoming edition of an Indian magazine has featured the names of the 100 most powerful people in India. And featured on the cover will be none other than Shah Rukh Khan who is one of the names listed in the feature.
A source close to the magazine says, “In the four years since Forbes has entered the Indian market, SRK will be the first actor on the cover page.”
A special photo shoot was apparently also arranged with photographer Dabboo Ratnani to click the star for the magazine.
Our source adds that in the pages of the magazine, SRK talks about his definition of success, his cricket team and his production company.

Special screening of ‘Midnight’s Children’ for charity

mid nights Children review Special screening of Midnights Children for charityA special screening of Deepa Mehta’s forthcoming film “Midnight’s Children” was organised to raise funds for a charity organisation, which operates a mobile clinic to give medical aid to underprivileged in the slums here.
The special screening was aimed at raising funds for Ila Trust founded by Reeta Devi. It was attended by Mehta, along with author Salman Rushdie on whose Booker Prize-winning novel of the same name the film is based.
Seema Biswas and Shashi Tharoor, minister of state for human resource development along with his wife Sunanda Pushkar also attended the screening.
“It takes one honest, motivated person to help better the lives of hundreds. Reeta Dev Burman is that one person. She leads a one-woman crusade to alleviate the suffering of those marginalised by society,” Deepa Mehta said in a statement
“To have the premium screening of our film Midnight’s Children in benefit of Ila Trust is indeed an honour and a privilege,” she added.
Distributed by PVR Pictures, the film is set to release in India on February 1.

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