When Aishwarya visited Mani Ratnam in hospital


How could it be that Aishwarya Rai not visit the ailing Mani Ratnam in hospital. He’s the man who launched her acting career. Both Ash and Abhishek Bachchan have a high regard for Ratnam. He’s the director who has extracted the best performances from Abhishek so far - in films Yuva and Guru . And Ash has shared an almost familial relation with Ratnam ever since she made her acting debut in Mani’s film ‘Iruvar’ in 1997. So recently when Ratnam was hospitalized, both Ash and Abhi were obviously concerned about the director’s health. Ash, who was shooting Shankar’s film Robot in Hyderabad, reportedly took a day off from work and flew to Chennai to spend a day with Ratnam at the hospital.

She was by Ratnam’s side for many hours and took a flight back to Hyderabad at night because she had to resume the shoot of ‘Robot’ the next morning. Ash and Abhi were to resume the shooting of Ratnam’s film Ravana from April 20 but the schedule has been delayed due to Ratnam’s poor health. Due to the delay, the couple also decided to take a break and went off to an undisclosed location to mark their second wedding anniversary on April 20.

Hottie Namitha wields a gun!

Namitha <br /> sexy kollywood actress picture220409

With fiery glint in her eye and steely expression on face, south bombshell Namitha looks every bit a cop. Namitha has donned the khaki dress to play a stern and unforgiving cop in the upcoming film ‘Deshadrohi’ which was launched at Annapoorna Studios in Hyderabad on Monday. The mahurat shot was canned on Namitha as she wielded the gun and gave chilling expressions to the camera. An all-out action entertainer, the film was originally written keeping in mind Vijayashanthi as the heroine.

However, the project got delayed and Namitha was roped in to play a police officer. The fleshy beauty has been working out rigorously for her role and is learnt to have already shed as much as 9 kg. She plans to shed some more as the shooting progresses. She has also learnt martial arts for the role. Directed by K S Nageshwara Rao, the film has Shanti Chandra playing the male lead. The film will be wrapped up in different schedules in April, May and June. The film will reportedly be shot in Ramoji Film City, Chennai, Delhi and Rajasthan.

Simbu to direct his next movie


After Manmathan and Vallavan, Simbu is preparing himself to wear the director’s cap again. Yes.. he will direct his own film after the completion of Gautham’s Vinnaithaandi Varuvaya. Better known as the bad boy of Kollywood, Simbu now wants to change his image completely. At present two of his much publicised projects Kettavan and Poda Podi are nearly shelved. So as a damage control measure, the actor wants to direct a movie with all the ingredients to project him as a good boy. According to the sources, Simbu has been working on the script of this film during the leisure time of Vinnaithandi Varuvaya. Sources reveal that the film may be his home production venture.
Technorati Tags: , , , , , ,

Shreya set to rule


Shreya has two very big budget bilinguals set to release soon. The first is Pista with Vishal and the second is Malanna with Vikram. The trade expectation is that she is set to rule both Kollywood and Tollywood if any of these films would do well. The good news is that both the films have positive talk going their way and unless some serious glitches occur they may well be hits. Shriya is expected to give a good run for money to both Anushka and Nayantara who are ruling the roost now. Analysts say that Shriya has been lucky to get these films, and if she does well in them, she has achieved a lot without the mandatory skin shows and bikini wears. Insider news is that she is looking ravishing in these films and surely she is going to raise the stakes once the films’ release.
Technorati Tags: , , , , , ,

Nayantara creates a controversy in temple

Nayantara <br /> sexy kollywood actress pictures200409

At a time when fans are ready to build Nayantara a temple of her, the actress has picked a fight on Vishu in Killikaavu Temple in Manicheri, Kerala. Nayantara is currently working on ‘Bodyguard’ in Malayalam, and has been shooting for the film near Ottapalam in Kerala. On Vishu, deliberated as the Malayalam New Year, the actress has paid a visit to the temple. Nayantara was refused entry into the temple as she was wearing a “Salwar Kameez”, as temple authorities said devotees were not allowed if they were wearing Salwars or pants. The actress reportedly shoved them aside and tried to enter the temple, when fans swarmed around her.

On understanding the situation, they asked Nayantara to apologise to the temple authorities for disrespecting them. The actress, who was not willing to apologise, called the crew of ‘Bodyguard’. But this attempt turned futile, as Nayantara was finally forced by the crew to apologise to temple authorities. This created a flutter in the temple as there was commotion for over an hour. When contacted, Nayantara denied the entire affair and said the controversy arouse when people outside the temple, who were under the influence of alcohol, abused her.
Technorati Tags: , , , , , ,

Dhanush Kutty movie stills

Nayantara in different role!

Nayantara <br /> sexy pictures160409

Nayantara, who has been the reigning queen of both Tamil and Telugu film industries, plans to go for an image makeover. The actress has signed her next Telugu movie Anjaneyulu in which she has a well-crafted and unique role with a good blend of glamour and performance. Nayantara has decided to go beyond regular roles and choose characterizations that will bring out her hidden talents. Directed by Parasuram, shooting for Anjaneyulu will begin in May; Ravi Teja is the hero.

The film is expected to be a complete family entertainer, and other members of the cast include Brahmanandam, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Ahuthi Prasad, Chalapthi Rao, Raja Ravindra, A.V.S. and Jeeva. The actress is very confident that 2009 would be her best year so far!
Technorati Tags: , , , , , ,

There is more to me than cricket &Dhoni: Lakshmi Rai

LakshmiRai hot pictures

Lakshmi Rai believes that slow and steady wins the race. The actress who had a disastrous start in Kollywood had to struggle for couple of years till Dhaam Dhoom happened. And now the actress is on cloud nine after her Malayalam film 2 Harihar Nagar has turned into a mega blockbuster Says Lakshmi: “ I think, Dhaam Dhoom gave me a new lease of life even though I didn’t have a lengthy role. People took notice of me and my performance rather than the glamour associated with me as I did not wear any make-up or sing duets with the hero”. She is all excited about her forthcoming film Vamanan and Naan Avan Illai- 2 in Tamil and a few big projects in Malayalam.

She also confesses that talks are on for a Hindi film and she is in Mumbai hearing scripts before she takes the plunge. She continues: “I am not in a hurry, as I made few mistakes in the past being too young and naive. Now I am 19 and very careful about the scripts that I choose. Language is no barrier and all I want is to do some good films”. About cricket and Dhoni, Lakshmi is quick to reply: “My God please spare me about this Dhoni matter. There are so many good things happening in my career and life than all this nonsense which is media made. They create some spicy story everyday. And trust me, my friends are all inviting me to see the matches in South Africa but I am deliberately avoiding it as I know it will provide more fodder to shutterbugs”.

Nayanthara’s temple tussle!

Nayanthara sexy kollywood actress pictures160409

Nayanthara’s love for temples is well known. She makes it a point to visit all the famous temples near her locations. On Wednesday (April 15), Nayan went for a ‘Darsan’ at the Mannaserry Killikavu Temple near Ottapalam, in Kerala where she is shooting for her Malayalam film, the Siddique directed Bodyguard. It is a Bhagavathy (Amman) temple, where women should wear Sari before entering the temple premises. Poor Nayan did not realize it and went to the temple wearing a Salwar-Kameez.

After praying at the temple, the temple authorities and locals got into an argument with her, over her dress code which became a slanging match. Soon better sense prevailed and Nayan apologized to the temple authorities and the matter was amicably settled.
Technorati Tags: , , , , , ,

Sneha on negative roles


Actress Sneha is going to appear in a negative role for the first time in her career. Recently she signed to play the lead role in Soundarya Rajinikanth Produced Goa under the direction of Venkat Prabhu. Her role is completely a negative one, and it is said that Sneha has agreed to do the role happily for the first time in her career.


Ash without make up!

Aishwarya rai ,abhishek bachchan

Director Mani Ratnam is busy shooting the last leg of his upcoming Raavan in Hindi and Asokavanam in Tamil. The director is known to give attention to every detail for every single shot in all his films, and never rests on his laurels. He makes sure that he gets the desired expression right, so that the schedule doesn’t extend beyond the stipulated time. In one scene where Aishwarya Rai plays a sober woman, Mani Ratnam insisted that he shoot the entire scene without Aishwarya any make up, so as to portray her role naturally.

Aishwarya immediately had to remove her make up and get ready for the next shot in a jiffy! Mani Ratnam’s Raavan stars Aishwarya Rai and Abhisek Bachchan in lead roles and music is by A.R. Rahman. The film is expected to hit the screens in late 2009. Mani Ratnam’s previous film Guru (2007) had the same leading pair.
Technorati Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Madalasa in Vettaikaran?


Anushka has won the race to Vettaikaran, and will be the heroine opposite Illayathalapathy Vijay. And now, when it was time for the second lead lady to be finalized, once again a non-Kollywooder has landed the plum role. It’s none other than the ravishing Madalasa.

Rumours say she has a super sizzling number with Vijay in the movie, something you guys out there are bound to enjoy. This could very well mean the entry of a new actress into Tamil cinema. Madalasa is the latest Mumbai import to Tamil cinema; she already has landed a glam role in K.T. Kunjumon’s Kadhalukku Maranamillai with Meera Nandan in the lead.
Technorati Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Anandha Thaandavam: Lovers part ways


Aanandha Thaandavam, directed by A.R. Gandhikrishna, is based on the novel ’Pirivom Sandhippom’ by late writer Sujatha. The film has newcomer Siddharth Venugopal, Tamannaah and Rukmini in lead roles.

The story of Aanandha Thaandavam is about a young man who falls in love with a girl. But circumstances separate the lovers. As time passes, the hero gets a job in the USA. He loses touch with his lover and even agrees for a betrothal with another girl. At his engagement, he meets his ex-lover; the opportunity rekindles all the forgotten feelings between the two young people. Driven by their mutual emotions, they try to get together and sort things out. The film has been issued a U/A certificate by the Censor Board and will be releasing on April 10th.
Technorati Tags: , , , , , , ,

Asin’s take on Bollywood vs. Kollywood!

Asin hot bollywood actress pictures070409

Asin, who is currently filming Vipul Shah’s musical bonanza ’London Dreams’ alongside stars like Salman Khan and Ajay Devgan, admits to finding a few differences between Bollywood and Kollywood. First and foremost, the rising star believes that the South Indian industry displays a remarkable sense of punctuality. Pointing out that film units in the South start early and wrap up on schedule, Asin reveals that it is fashionable to be late to a Bollywood set. The starlet was also introduced to the concept of assistant directors whose main purpose was to monitor her presence on the set.

Though the entire ’Ghajini’ (with Aamir Khan) unit was from the South, ’London Dreams’ has her working with a complete Bollywood unit. The actress reveals that when the cast and crew were shooting in London and Paris, they were given a bound script, shoot schedule, a detailed weather report, location map and reporting time. Also different is Mumbai’s crowd according to the actress. Calling them “cool”, the actress says she’s been enjoying her every moment in Bollywood.
Technorati Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Shriya hits jackpot!

Shriya Saran <br /> hto actress pictures070409

Shriya Saran looks to have hit the bull’s eye in Bollywood. Though her debut film in Bollywood, ‘Ek-The Power Of One’, did not rock at the box office the lead lady Shriya sure seems to have caught the attention of many a film maker in Mumbai. She seems to be getting quite a lot of good offers from numerous production houses in Bollywood. Despite being busy in the South, Shriya has landed herself in a plump role in Deepa Mehta’s new project. Reports indicate that the ace director would soon be making a film that has been inspired from Salman Rushdie’s novel ‘Midnight’s Children’. Deepa Mehta’s film will see the macho man of Bollywood Akshay Kumar essaying the protagonist’s character.

Shriya will be seen paired up with Akshay Kumar who is the top paid actor in Bollywood today. If this film as well as the pair click off then we will soon have one more siren from the South making her mark in Bollywood. Shriya, who is at the moment having more than six films in her kitty, is as busy as a bee. A noteworthy film that she is doing in Tamil right now is Susi Ganeshan’s ‘Kanthaswamy’ with Vikram.
Technorati Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Where is Navya Nair?

Navya Nair,<br />hot actress pictures

Where is Navya Nair, one of the performing heroines in the industry? Has it not been a while since we saw this Kerala beauty in the big screen? The truth is that she has been busy with her MBA exams. After her superhit film Gaja in Kannada, Navya has signed up for two more films in Kannada. In Tamil, shooting for Rasikkum Seemane is over. According to her, more films refers to good themes and roles and not numbers. This strategy, she says, has been working fine for her for till now. So we can hope to see more of this young lady after she completes her MBA exams.
Technorati Tags: , , , , , ,

Madhavan – in mood for a holiday

Madhavan kollywood actor

The success of the thriller ‘13B’ in Bollywood means a lot to actor Madhavan. Without doubt, just like his immense popularity down south, he is also a well known actor in north India. But he has been struggling for some years to repeat the success he achieved as a leading man in the Tamil film Industry in Bollywood too. It seems that the acceptance of ‘13 B’ as a well made flick with a novel story has started to bring in some exiting offers for Madhavan in the Hindi Tinsel Town.

As a symbol of appreciation for the happiness derived from the success of ‘13B’, Madhavan has decided to take the film’s director Vikram K Kumar for a week long holiday. Madhavan says “I had promised Vikram a treat during the making of the movie. He deserves every bit of the success he is getting now after six years of hard work in this industry. We are going for a holiday to Dubai or Singapore. It is a boys only holiday, where we will be chilling out, eating and indulging in water sports”. During the vacation, the actor and the director also hope to discuss
Technorati Tags: , , ,

Asal, the power of silence, from April 8


Finally, the ball will get rolling for Ajith’s next. Titled ‘Asal’, the film comes with a tagline, the power of silence. Despite the silence, we do an itsy bitsy news for you about the films finalized crew. Director Saran’s longtime chum and associate, music director Bharadwaj, will join him and Ajith for Asal. This is the trio’s fourth film after ‘Kadhal Mannan’, ‘Amarkalam’ and ‘Attagaasam’. This is also a landmark film for Baradwaj as his 50th movie. But for this album, he will also collaborate with the Scotland-based musicians, belonging to the group Y Kinz.

Interestingly, these are a group of musicians from Scotland who have been coined as Y Kibz by saran himself, and they will deliver international music with Bharadwaj, for this ajith starrer. It may be recalled that for Ajith’s previous film ‘Aegan’, Yuvan Shanar Raja had travelled abroad and learnt music from the Big Bang Group, for good jazzy tunes. Prashanth, an assistant to Nirav Shah and Arjun Jana, will crank the camera, and Antony will trim the film. Virumandi fame Prabakar will work as art director and Kavipperarasu Vairamuthu will pen the lyrics. And popular ramp walk designer, Vivek Karunakaran, who has even done shows in the world’s fashion capital, Paris, will dress up Sexy Sameera Reddy and Ultimate Star Ajith. And then there’s Prabhu, whose Sivaji Films will produce this film. He will also play an important role in the film, which is having its muhurat on April 8. Thala countdown starts now and there are six days to do.
Technorati Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Bhavana and Nithin’s love story in trouble


Ever heard about a South Indian Actress saying, ‘There isn’t any fault if we’re staying together inside a same room’. Well, it’s Bhavana who has uttered these words in return to the question raised about her affair with Telugu Actor Nithin. Both of them having been getting through a love affair from a very long time and recently, both of them shared the same room in a hotel. Eventually, when media channels shot out the question regarding this issue, the actress let the above words from her tongue.

It’s been heard that both their parents are dead against their children getting married. Let’s hope everything goes well… Of course, it’s been more evident that all the parents of these actors first oppose and later embrace… Pakka Filmy Style… Can’t help it…
Technorati Tags: , , , , , , ,

Lakshmi Rai - One Night = Rs. 3000 - A Spicy story


‘A horse shouldn’t be frightened of fodders while an actor for gossip. It’s a part and parcel of every film celebrities’ life’ - What a philosophy? These lines were straight from the shoulders of Lakshmi Rai when she was just to complete her 10th Std. Now, with this actress getting along for a better show, she’s prone to fantastic controversial gossips too. What’s rocking the place is about her affair with MS Dhoni and indeed, it has taken her photos even to the hands of a broker for sex-workers.

It was really pathetic to see that he carried the photo of Lakshmi Rai blabbering ‘Ek Raath Ke Liye Theen Hazaar’ (One Night - Rs. 3000 - Lakshmi Rai at your doors). When approached Lakshmi Rai, she was smiling and said “If I get to come across the broker, I would slap him for quoting Rs.3000/-. I would’ve been happy if he had rated me with 3Lakhs”.
Technorati Tags: , , , , , ,

Your Ad Here

Powered by Blogger