Ranjitha writing tell-all book on Nithyananda

Actress Ranjitha, who had been in the news for all the wrong reasons, has once again hit the headlines after she said that she would write tell-all book on her scandalous sex tape with Swami Paramahamsa Nithyananda. It is said that the actress has planned to write two books on her personal life and a fictional story.


Buzz up!The scandal-hit actress has recently confessed to a Tamil daily that she is writing a book on how to handle scandals and contoversies. The book is titled 'How to Survive a Scandal'. It is inspired by her recent personal grief, where she was linked with Swami Nithyananda in a sex scandal.

Ranjitha says that media has portrayed her in a poor taste and last six months have been turbulent times of her life. She feels that the book will help the people to deal with personal problems. She also thanked her family for continuous support to her. The second book will be a fictonal one which will give a message to younger generation.

Currentlty, she is in talks with publishers and 'How to Survive a Scandal' will hit the stands first.

Suriya and Sruthi shoot in Adyar

AR Murgadoss, the Ghajini director has started work on his new Suriya film Ezham Arivu , in and around Chennai.

suriya Ezham Arivu

The film has Suriya and Sruthi Hassan in the lead and has music by Harris Jayaraj and is produced by Red Giants.

Suriya has new look for the film. The star has styled his hair and colored it light brown.

Ace cameraman Ravi K Chandran using Jimmy Jip shot a very interesting scene near the Adyar flyover. Suriya comes to Aavin Milk Parlour situated near the flyover riding a horse with Sruthi on the backside and buys her an ice cream from the parlour!

Ezham Arivu is a big budget action packed extravaganza and most of the shoot of the film will take place in Chennai. It will be Suriya’s big 2010 summer release.

Dhanush and Selvaraghavan again doing a film

Brothers Selvaraghavan and Dhanush astonished Kollywood audiences with Thulluvatho Ilamai, touched their hearts with Kadhal Konden, and enthralled them with Pudhupettai.


Now they are ready to tell them the tale of a couple through Idhu Maalai Nerathu Mayakkam (also spelt as Idhu Malai Nerattu Mayakkam), whose filming reportedly resumed today.

The film’s tagline is: 'He is not perfect. She has a past. Perfect wedding?' All this indicates that this film will deal with marital relationships. For the first time, Dhanush pairs up with Andrea in this film produced by Dhanush's father Kasthuri Raja. G.V. Prakash is the music director. Ramji (of Raam fame) is the cinematographer. Kola Bhaskar is the editor.


Producers Dayanidhi Alagiri and Vivek Rathinavel have obtained Karthi’s Naan Mahan Alla. The film has Kajal Agarwal playing Karthi’s love-interest and Yuvan Shankar Raja has scored the music.

Naan Mahan Alla karthi kajal agarwal


In a recent press release, Dayanidhi Alagiri and Vivek Rathinavel are quoted as saying, “We are happy to be associated with this prestigious project produced by Studio Green. We love working with Karthi and it was a good experience in Paiya too. We appreciate his selection of projects and we are confident that this film will become a bigger hit than Paiya.”

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Karthi,kajal agarwal-Naan Mahaan Alla movie stills

Karthi,Kajal -Naan Mahaan Alla movie stills

600 pirated DVDs seized in chennai

Around 600 pirated DVDs of latest movies including Raavanan and Singam were seized during raids at various places in Chennai recently.



Around 15 persons involved in the racket were arrested and 12 cases registered against them under the Copyright Act. Earlier Suhasini Mani Ratnam lodged a complaint with the city police commissioner demanding action against those who were manufacturing and selling pirated DVDs of Raavanan, directed by her husband Mani Ratnam.

Simbhu’s Poda Podi gets bigger!

Simbu's next project Poda Podi is getting bigger day by day. Well known artist Ute Bergk (assistant art director of Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and V for Vendetta) has been roped in as the art director for the film recently.

Ute Bergk is a well know film set designer based in London. She has gained extensive experience in working on films and TV since 1995.

And the surprise doesn't stop there! Debutant director Vikki alias Vignesh Shiva is busy conducting auditions in London to select the rest of the cast. A 50 member crew will be flying to London in the first week of July to start its first shooting schedule. Poda Podi, starring Silambarasan and star kid Varalaxmi, is produced by Gemini and Padam Kumar. As the title suggests, the film is an energetic rom-com.


Dhanush and Tamanna will pair up for a film that is to be directed by Hari. The director says that this venture, titled Aruva, will commence in the month of August.

Dhanush tamanna Padikathavan Cameraman Priyan is expected to wield the camera for this venture. Sources say that this movie is an action film but Hari intends to make it to suit Dhanush’s image. Devi Sri Prasad will score the music. Raj Kiran plays an important role in Aruva.


Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Vikram, Shah Rukh Khan and others were present at the special screening of Raavan. The Big B, who is popular for voicing his opinions on various issues through his blog and Twitter, has expressed displeasure over the way Abhishek’s character shaped up in Raavan.


According to Amitabh, Raavan’s editing was the main cause for showing Abhi’s character Beera as a confused man. The Big B tweeted, “It’s sad; in the edit you only see the after effect of that thinking process, hence inconsistent. In the edit all the visual heads got cut and you see a confused Veera expression and wonder why?”

Vikram, in his answer to Amitabh, has said that editing is the director’s prerogative and he cannot comment on Amitabh’s comment.



Silambarasan will fly down to London. Enquiries revealed that the actor’s trip to London is to scout for locations for his next film Poda Podi. As announced earlier, Sarath Kumar’s daughter Varalakshmi plays the female lead.


The film will be produced jointly by Gemini Films and Padma Kumar. The director of this venture is Vignesh Siva.

It is worth mentioning here that Silambarasan initially wanted to shoot the film in Toronto but opted for London due to better climatic conditions.

Nayanthara said no!!!!

In an interview to a magazine, Nayanthara has said that she would never endorse a brand even if offered a huge sum. The actress says that she does not want to cheat people by making them believe that she is using the product in order to get them buy it. Nayan has said that she has never acted in an advertisement before and she has no intention of doing so in future.


The question about Nayan endorsing a brand arose when several of her contemporaries are earning of crores of Rupees in brand endorsements.

Madhavan as Tamanna’s brother

Silambarasan has committed two films simultaneously after ‘VTV’. One is the film in which he pairs opposite Sarath Kumar's daughter Varalaxmi. The other one is the film of Lingusamy.


Lingusamy film is a bi-lingual in Tamil and Telugu. Buzz is that Tamanna has been asked to give 25 days successively for the film by Lingusamy. Tamanna plays a law college student and she has also been asked to lose some weight and get fit for the role. Lingusamy's associates say Simbu-Tamanna pair will be as much talked about as Simbu-Trisha jodi in ‘VTV’.

Tamannah also has an author backed role which has more emotions than dialogues they say. She will have just two pages of words to be spoken in the entire films and you will see a new Tamanna they add.

For the important role of Tamanna's brother in the film Lingusamy tried Madhavan and is still waiting for his answer. While waiting for Madhavan, Lingusamy also has a stand by in Ajmal, just in case.

Suriya’s Ezhaam Arivu to begin in Chennai

Earlier we have reported that A.R. Murugadoss's next project with Suriya and Shruti Haasan, which has been titled Ezhaam Arivu (which means seventh sense), will leave for China in the first week of June for its first shooting schedule. The latest buzz is that the film's first schedule will begin in Chennai instead of China; the change of plan is due to Suriya's busy schedule.



Ezhaam Arivu is produced by Udhayanidhi Stalin under his Red Giants Production banner. Ravi K. Chandran handles the camera and Harris Jayaraj will be the music director. Shruti Haasan will reportedly sing all her songs in the film.

‘Endhiran’ Audio on 18th July

That’s the latest news! ‘Endhiran’s music launch will be on 18th July, according to news that’s circulating in media circles.


The Superstar’s ‘Endhiran’s music launch is expected to happen in Malaysia (and not Dubai as a source conveyed, looks like the final venue will be known only on the day of the event) if a few sources are to be believed. And for any of Shankar’s movies, his audio launches are simple yet have that splendour but this time will be even better as the music is composed by A R Rahman. Not just that, the movie is branded as India’s costliest movie ever, so producers Sun Pictures would want to unleash the audio in the most magnificent way.

Namitha is a box office darling

Say what the critics may but the loyal fans of Namitha are lining up to watch her movie ‘Black Stallion, which despite a slew of bad movie reviews, is going strong at the box office down south.


Namitha’s magic works again and the producers of ‘Black Stallion’ are galloping their way to the bank. Yes, reports from the South indicate that the trilingual movie (in Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu) has managed to break-even and might even rake in a handsome profit.

The movie has Namitha playing a sexy bar dancer who is constantly being wooed by lusty men. Kalabhavan Mani, who plays the eponymous hero, tries to woo her but only gets stabbed by her. The film’s other hero, Bala, plays a photographer who promises to help Namitha reform her life.

One reason why the movie managed to break even could be that it was made on a shoe-string budget of Rs 2.85 crore in the first place. Secondly, the intensive publicity campaign that focused on Namitha’s glamour and sexiness seems to be paying the dividend.

Critics may have panned the film but the fans are loving it. And at the end of the day that’s what matters for Namitha and the film’s makers.

Samantha - heroine of Ajith Kumar’s 50th movie

The guessing game is now on for the heroine of Ajith Kumar’s 50th movie which will be directed by Gautham Menon. It is said that Gautham who is riding high on the success of Vinnai Thandi Varuvaaya is working on a mind blowing script for Ajith. The film is expected to start in Oct-Nov 2010.


Earlier it was said that Sameera Reddy was roped in to be the heroine of Ajith in this movie but the current buzz is that Samantha will be the heroine. Samantha was seen in Gautham’s telugu version of the movie Vinnai Thandi Varuvaaya.

Samantha was has acted in movies Ye Maaya Chesaave ( Telugu ), Moscowin Kaveri ( Tamil ), Brindavanam ( Telugu ), Baana Kaathadi ( Tamil ).


There have been reports that Sneha has been signed up to play the mother of Ananya in the Mohanlal-starrer Shikar. Being her first Malayalam film with Mohanlal, the actress is upbeat about her role. However, there is one news that has been bothering Sneha which she chose to clarify.

 Sneha kollywood actress

According to the actress, she does not play Ananya’s mom in Shikar. As per the story, after her death in the film, Mohanlal would adopt a daughter – Ananya. Sneha also made it clear that she has no scenes with Ananya in the film and hence the news about her playing the mom’s role is absolutely false.

Problem for Raavanan

Mani Ratnam’s eagerly awaited Raavanan in Tamil will not be releasing in any multiplex screens in Bangalore! In Bangalore city the film will only be screened in seven single screens!

Vikram  Raavanan

Reliance Big Pictures, who are marketing the film have been told by Karnataka Film Chamber (KFC), that they can treat Raavan and Raavanan as one film, and not two. Suhasini Mani Ratnam, one of the producers of the film had even provided proof that both the Hindi and Tamil versions are two negatives, but KFC remains adamant.

The KFC is very clear that only Kannada films can release in any number of screens and Other Language Films (OLF) can only release in a maximum of 24 screens. So in case of Raavan, Raavanan and Villain will have to be screened in 24 screens in the state. Since Bollywood is bigger in Karnataka, Raavan will release in 16 screens in Bangalore multiplexes (ticket prices are higher, so more revenue), while Raavanan will play in 7 single screens and Villain in one single screen.

It is bad news for Raavanan and Tamil fans of Mani Ratnam and Vikram, as the film cannot be screened at the multiplexes, which forms the bulk of their viewership.

Meanwhile the official count is that 550 screens worldwide will be screening the Tamil Raavanan, with nearly 300 of them in Tamil Nadu. The film just looking at the number of screens is sure to take a very big opening.

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