Prabhu Deva to remake Ghilli with Abhishek!

It is almost confirmed that Prabhu Deva will be doing his next Hindi film with AB Corp, the company of the Bachchans.

The buzz is that it will be a remake of Vijay's Ghilli, which itself was a remake of Mahesh Babu's Okkadu from Telugu.


Prabhu Deva confirmed that he had met Abhishek Bachchan a few days back and narrated the story, which junior Bachchan loved.

He told ,“I did meet Abhishek in Mumbai and narrated the story which he liked. My next film in Hindi will be with him some time in mid 2010, after I complete my Tamil film with Jayam Ravi.”

Right now, Prabhu Deva is in US looking for a heroine for the Tamil film. He will be starting his next untitled film in Paris, with most likely a new face as the heroine.

Designer Sidney’s grand birthday bash

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Chennai's top designer, Sidney Sladen, held a big bash at Taj Coromandel on November 21 to celebrate his birthday. A theme party, the guests had to be dressed like royalty from the Tudor period of British history.

While Sidney came dressed as King Henry VIII, Trisha was Queen Mary. Ajith and his wife Shalini, who never attends parties, made an exception for Sidney and came dressed in Tudor clothing.

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Devadarshini and RJ Balaji

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Gauthami is back now!

Gauthami is back in business and this time she has chosen the small screen to exhibit her acting talent. The lady will be donning the greasepaint for the mega serial titled Abirami that will be aired in Kalaignar TV.


The inaugural function of Abirami took place at the Abirami Mega Mall in Chennai. Kamal Haasan was the chief guest at the event. Others present were the Producer’s Council president Rama Narayanan, FEFSI chief VC Guhanathan, the Small Screen Actors’ Association president Kushboo and Abirami Ramanathan.

Genelia starring with Dhanush

The box office success of the Telugu film Ready has brought back Genelia to Kollywood. Yes, the lady will be starring opposite Dhanush in the Tamil remake of Ready. According to Genelia, it is a privilege to star in the remake film, especially if it happens to be one’s own film. The actress says that it is not a monotonous performance as many of her contemporaries in the film industry consider.


Ready, which was released a year ago, had Ram playing the lead role. The film was directed by Sreenu Vytla and produced by Sravanti Ravikishore.

Prabhu Deva’s next heroine is SHruti Hassan

There have been reports floating in Kollywood that Prabhu Deva has titled his next project with Jayam Ravi as Ich. While reports do not confirm any news about who would play the heroine in the film, there are strong rumors that Shruti Haasan is in the race and may have signed up for the role.

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Prabhu Deva has already begun the groundwork for Ich and has flown to the US to scout for suitable locations. Sources aver that a major part of Ich will be shot in the US.

Tamanna preparing Christmas cake

tamannah-hotel-green-park-chef-amsa-raju-23-11-09 Hotel Green Park has begun the Christmas celebrations in style. The hotel organized the cake mixing ceremony on November 21st in which noted actress Tamanna donned the chef’s cap much to the delight of those present at the venue. Chopped raisins, almonds, pista, walnuts, blackcurrants, dates, cashews and cherries were mixed with spices and assorted spirits to bring out a range of cakes and puddings during the Christmas season.

The in-house guests and staff also took part in the cake mixing with gusto and gaiety. The event was inaugurated by Mr. Krishnakumar Menon, Sr. General Manager and Chef Amsa Raju.

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Tamannah has turned out to be the lady with the golden touch! The actress is seen playing the on screen pair with some of the best and well established actors in Kollywood. While Padikadhavan she paired opposite Dhanush, in Ayan it was Suriya. She also has two more projects in the pipeline – one with Vijay (Sura) and the other with Jayam Ravi (Thillalangadi).

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With the actress steadily climbing the professional ladder, she is keener on having her profile complete with a Rajinikanth and Ajith film. Tamannah has expressed her desire to be a part of Rajinikanth’s film, as she feels that it means reaching the pinnacle.

Vijay's Vettaikaran gets bigger!

on Ilayathalapathy Vijay’s X’mas release Sun Pictures Vettaikaran is getting bigger in the trade.

The audio of the film which has music by Vijay Antony is slowly climbing up the charts and is now in the number two position.


The first clips of scenes from the film are out in the promos of the special programme on the film’s audio launch to be telecast on Sun TV.

It looks like to be another typical Vijay mass masala which his fans are sure to lap up.

Meanwhile the trade is abuzz that Vettaikaran overseas rights has been snapped up by a Singapore based new player in global Tamil film distribution for a whopping amount.

Remember Vijay has the largest overseas market after the two veteran superstars Rajinikanth and Kamal Hassan?

Now one of the biggest attractions for Vijay fans is the huge vinyl hoarding that has come up at Sathyam Cinemas car park in Chennai (see pic).

Once the promotion of the film starts on Sun Network from December, Vettaikaran will become an event by itself.

Silambarasan to join Nayantara in Goa!

Venkat Prabhu’s ‘Goa’ day by day is growing and going attractive as well. Already the movie has interesting star cast, with special guests thrown in. Hot Nayantara was the earlier buzz. We had it that the sizzling gal will grace the climax scenes.

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Now the latest to join this crazy jovial team is Silambarasan! It is said that the actor will be coming in the course of the movie in a cameo role. However, he won’t be featured along with Nayantara, instead will appear in a separate sequence, sources said.

Jai, Vaibhav, Premji, along with Silambarasan? Wow! Looks like altogether the guys will surely bring down the roof with their wit and gimmicks.

Sneha, Piya, Juliana Fine, Nayantara, Silambarasan… is there anyone else coming on board, Director Sir?

Naan Avan Illai -2 gets an ‘A’ certificate!

Jeevan’s Selva directed Naan Avan Illai I-2 is ready for release on November 27. The film has got an ‘A’ certificate from the regional censor board in Chennai.

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The film has fiver heroine- Sangeetha, Lakshmi Rai, Swetha Menon, Hema Malini and Rachna Maurya. The buzz is that there is an overdose of glam in the film which made the censors scissors happy.

The music is composed by Vijay Antony. Nemichand Jabak and Hitesh Jabak, the producers of the film is releasing it big on Nov 27.

Manoj Kumar Miss behaving With Anushka


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Hero Manchu Manoj Kumar is known for his offbeat approach on screen but it appears that he seems to be doing the same off the screen as well. That was the buzz making rounds by those who saw his antics at the star night that took place at the Gachibowli stadium.

Well, it was Manoj’s behavior with the birthday girl Anushka that caught attention. Apparently, for one of the songs that was being sung on the stage, Manoj was giving erotic expressions to Anushka and she was giving stop it expressions. This was also shown live on TV channel.

Those who were around thought that this looks quite disgraceful given the family image and culture of Manchu Manoj and his father. While this may have been for fun, but those who were present in the venue could not help but sharing these thoughts due to Manchu Manoj. Many underlined that Manchu Manoj couldn’t control his heat while sitting beside Anushka.


Happy birthday Nayanthara

Today (Nov 18) Nayanthara celebrates her birthday.

She is smart, aggressive and knows what’s best for her. Politically correct and to the point, she radiates positive energy to people around her.

She has the looks, talent and that special knack for making news at regular intervals and hence is referred to as the tabloid queen of south Indian cinema.

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The actress says with her captivating smile, “I am in Hyderabad on location of NTR’s Adurs. It will be a normal day. My phone has not stopped ringing since last night. I feel so happy and special when my friends call up and wish me. My friends who flew in from different places arranged for a small, surprise get-together and we cut a cake last night”.

So what is she planning to do today? Adding mystery to her already mysterious nature, she smiles: “Maybe another small get-together with close friends in the evening”.

Nayan will complete Adurs and has signed two films – a Malayalam film with director Shyamaprasad and a Tamil film opposite Arya.

A section of the media has reported that she stopped signing new films in Tamil and Telugu and is refusing to wear glamourous outfits these days. But quizzed about this she says: “ I have to get good offers and I’m open to films in any language as long as the script and other factors are favourable”.

2009 has been a very strange year for Nayan, both professionally and personally. She concludes: “ I am extremely happy and nothing upsets me right now. God has always been kind to me and I can’t ask for more”.

Sameera Reddy reveals about Asal

Sameera Reddy, who is one of the heroines in Asal, says that she plays an executive that works in the Cultural department at the Indian Embassy in France. Since her role requires her to look smart and chic, she would be sporting some of the best modern out fits, we hear.


The lady says that the shooting in France was a unique experience and she thoroughly enjoyed it. Sameera also disclosed that one of the scenes required her to mouth some French dialogues and she was able to do it perfectly as she knew the language well since her school days.

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Thillalangadi completes its Malaysia schedule

The team of Thillalangadi have returned from Malaysia after a month-long schedule.Jayam Ravi's career is booming after back to back hits, Santosh Subramaniyam, Dhaam Dhoom and Peranmai.

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Ravi's brother Raja, the 'remake king of Kollywood', is all set to cash in on Ravi's new found image. Remember Raja normally remakes from Telugu family subjects laced with sentiments and a bit of action.

This time Raja has gone for the remake of Ravi Teja's action packed Telugu film Kick, which will be Thilalangadi in Tamil!

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Ravi works best under Raja and his home production Jeyam Company run by dad Editor Mohan, who will be producing Thilalangadi. The film has Jayam Ravi paired opposite Tamanna for the first time along with Shaam who will play a cop with negative shades and Vadivel will be in charge of the comedy department. Yuvan Shankar Raja will provide music. It will be Ravi's big 2010 summer release.


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Prakash Raj’s wife ready to act!

Prakash Raj and his wife Lalitha Kumari after agreeing for “divorce by mutual consent” has gone their separate way.

Now Lalitha Kumari, former actress daughter of yesteryear actor CL Anand and sister of Disco Shanti is going back to acting after a 15 year break!

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She is going to play Sathyaraj’s wife in Ganesh Venkatram’s new Selva directed Muriyadi produced by Kavithalaya.

Lalitha Kumari had remained a housewife as Prakash did not like her to work. Now she is making a comeback in K Balachandar’s production house, the director who introduced her into films.

She has done 30 odd films like Pulan Visaranai, Maapillai etc.

Lalitha Kumari told a Tamil newspaper: “It is good to be back in movies. I’am open to doing more films in character roles.”

Silambarasan is back now ready for vaaliban

Silambarasan is back from the US and is ready to get-up-and-go with his ‘Vaaliban’. As we had it earlier, Silambarasan visited a lot of first-assistant directors of Hollywood in Los Angeles to enquire about the Hollywood productions.


The actor’s closer circles whisper that he has made friends with make-up artists of Hollywood. Looks like the actor is planning to use one of them to style him up for ‘Vaaliban’! Silambarasan will be transforming into an ultra modern youth who is 16 years old in ‘Vaaliban’. Though the character is one, he is enacting a role of a teenager who transforms his looks and attitude inside and outside his home (almost like double action).

Silambarasan has finished the photo shoot of this one and has also selected his lady love! But, is keeping it hush-hush and will reveal it on the film’s launch that is to happed on December 4th.

We know that Sarath Kumar’s daughter Varalaxmi is out of this game so, who is that hottie?

Prabhu Deva teaming up with Jayam Ravi

Actor-turned-director Prabhu Deva, who recently entered Bollywood with the film Wanted, is now returning to Tamil film industry. According to the reports, Prabhu is gearing up to direct a Tamil film with 'Jayam' Ravi in the lead. Sources close to Jayam Ravi's office reveals that the film has been titled as Paris.


Buzz up!It is said that Thiruttu Payale and Santosh Subramanyam fame Kalapathi S Agoram will produced the film, which is a romantic comedy with leading artists. The buzz is that Prabhu Deva is keen on casting Nayantara as the heroine for the movie. But Jayam Ravi is said to have strongly refused this suggestion and requested the director to go for a new heroine.

Actor Jayam Ravi is busy with commitment with his brother director Raja and ace director Ameer (Kannabiran). After completing it, the movie will go on floors.

Happy Birthday Kamal Haasan!

‘Ulaga Nayagan’ Kamal Haasan will be celebrating his birthday today (November 7). The star who has been in US for the past few weeks, will be flying in to Chennai tonite.

As per his media manager, his fans are planning to celebrate his birthday but incessant rains in Chennai are acting as the spoil sport. Still knowing the intensity of the deep love and dedication to their beloved Kamal sir, there will surely be some celebration.

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Sources say that there are no parties or celebrations and Kamal will have a quiet dinner with Gauthami and kids at home. Meanwhile the buzz is that Kamal has finalized his plans to do a historic with Mysskin which will start rolling by January.

In the next few weeks the actor and the director will be finalizing the final points of the script and will also be doing casting for the film.

Genelia will be playing Dhanush's ladylove

Genelia will be playing Dhanush's ladylove in the Tamil remake of Telugu blockbuster titled 'Ready'.

The original directed by Sreenu Vaitla featured Ram and Genelia in the lead roles. To be produced by Mohan Apparao and Chandra Ramesh, the Tamil version will go on floors soon.


According to the producers, "there was a huge demand for the remake rights of the movie. Thank Almighty, we won the bid. The movie is a mix of action, romance and sentiments."

Mithran Jawahar, who directed Dhanush for 'Yaaradi Nee Mohini' and the to-be released 'Kutty', is wielding the megaphone for this one too. The movie is currently being remade in Kannada starring Puneeth Rajakumar and Priyamani in lead roles.

Suriya refutes rumors

Suriya had denied it as rumors that he has been signed up to star in a Sinhalese film titled Devadasigal, The actor is apparently perturbed by the news spreading like wildfire and has given a press note categorically denying his participation in Devadasigal.


Shruti Hassan refused the offer!

The buzz in Kollywood is that Shruti Haasan has rejected a role offered by the ace director K Vishwanath. Sources say that Shruti has cited that she was busy with other commitments and hence could not take up the role.

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K Vishwanath had already signed up Allari Naresh for this project and is now said to be scouting for another heroine.

It is worth a mention here that Shruti in a recent interview had mentioned that she is yet to make up her mind on the career choices available in the film industry

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