Chennai, July 4 : Superstar Rajinikanth rejected an offer to star in the Tamil remake of Malayalam blockbuster "Drishyam" because he feared two particular scenes in the film would not have gone down too well with his fans.
Chennai, July 4 : Filmmaker Prabhudeva is all set to produce a yet-untitled Tamil actioner featuring actors Jayam Ravi and Vijay Sethupathi. The film will be directed by Lakshman of recent hit "Romeo Juliet" fame.
Chennai, July 3 : Action in the southern film industry is no longer about the hero versus an army, or about flying Sumos. Thanks to foreign stuntmen, southern filmmakers are able to deliver the international touch to racy action thrills - much to the delight of audiences.
Chennai, July 3 : It took 36 takes for actor-composer G.V. Prakash Kumar and co-star Manisha Yadav to film a lip-lock scene from the upcoming Tamil romantic-comedy "Trisha Illana Nayanthara".
Chennai, July 2 : Tamil actor Krishna Kulasekaran, married to long-time girlfriend Hemalatha for over a year, applied for divorce on Thursday with the family welfare court here.
Chennai, July 2 : Tamil actor Krishna Kulasekaran, who has been married to his long-time girlfriend Hemalatha for over a year, has applied for divorce on Thursday with the Chennai family welfare court.
Chennai, July 2 : Actors Akkineni Nagarjuna and Karthi, along with co-star Tamannah Bhatia, will soon leave on a month-long European trip to shoot important portions from their upcoming yet-untitled Tamil-Telugu bilingual.
Chennai, July 2 : Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, whose latest Tamil release "Papanasam" is slated for release on Friday in cinemas, says he usually doesn't like to thrust his beliefs in his films but if necessary, he'd do it subtly.
Chennai, July 1 : Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan wants to watch "Gour Hari Dastaan - The Freedom File", an upcoming biopic of Oriya freedom fighter Gour Haridas, who had to fight the bureaucracy to get recognition.
Chennai, June 30 : The first six months of 2015 saw approximately 280 releases in the southern film industry, but performance-wise, it was a mixed first half. The success of films such as "Kanchana 2", "Premam", "Pataas" and "Kaaka Muttai" came as a surprise, but the failure of some highly-anticipated, big-budgeted and superstar-driven films was worrisome.
Chennai, June 30 : The shooting of actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan starrer Tamil-Telugu thriller "Thoongaavanam", which is an official remake of French film "Sleepless Night", is likely to be wrapped up over the course of the next month.
Chennai, June 30 : In support of the state government's decision to make helmet rule mandatory from Wednesday, actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan has urged everybody to wear a helmet and drive safe.
Chennai, June 29 : The spoof film on the controversies surrounding superstar Rajinikanth-starrer "Lingaa" has been titled "Naanum Herodhaan", which features actor Powerstar Srinivasan in the lead role.
Chennai, June 29 : Tamil superstar Vijay agreed to do upcoming fantasy drama "Puli", which also features Bollywood diva Sridevi, only after his 15-year-old son Sanjay felt the script would be perfect for him, according to a source.
Chennai, June 29 : Director Jeethu Joseph says actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan-starrer Tamil thriller "Papanasam", which releases in cinemas on Friday, has more emotional content than its original version "Drishyam".
Chennai, June 29 : Critically acclaimed Tamil musical gangster film "Jigarthanda" is being remade in Kannada featuring actors Rahul and Ravi Shankar in the lead roles. The yet-untitled remake is being helmed by actor-filmmaker Sudeep.
Chennai, June 28 : Actress Kajal Aggarwal, who last worked with superstar Mahesh Babu in Telugu actioner "Businessman", has teamed up again in forthcoming family drama "Brahmotsavam" in that language.
Chennai, June 27 : The Tamil remake of Drishyam, Papanasam, will arrive in theatres four weeks before the Hindi one releases.
Chennai, June 26 : Singer-actor Baba Sehgal will be essaying a pivotal role in filmmaker Gautham Vasudev Menon's Tamil-Telugu bilingual "Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada".
Chennai, June 26 : Actress Taapsee Pannu says she enjoys dancing so much that the happiness to perform on stage even makes injuries memorable.
Chennai, June 26 : Ace filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma has been floored by the dedication of debutant Sandeep Bharadwaj, who plays the dreaded sandalwood smuggler Veerappan in his upcoming multilingual film "Killing Veerappan".
Chennai, June 26 : After impressing critics and audiences alike in R. Balakrishnan's "Shamitabh", actor Dhanush has gone fully local, going by the trailer of his next Tamil outing "Maari", which is slated for theatrical release on July 17.
Chennai, June 26 : Superstar Rajinikanth-starrer "Lingaa" has been embroiled in controversies ever since its release. Now, these controversies are reportedly going to be fictionalised into a spoof featuring actor 'Powerstar' Srinivasan in the lead.
Chennai, June 24 : Actress Keerthy Suresh says her competition is with herself as she believes actors cannot be compared because there's something different about each one of them.
Chennai, June 24 : Actress Bindu Madhavi has replaced Priya Anand in a yet-untitled Tamil film featuring actor Vikram.
Chennai, June 23 : Debutant director Sathya Prabhas Pinisetty says his forthcoming Tamil-Telugu thriller "Yagavarayinum Naa Kaaka", based on a true incident, is a taut commercial thriller with a twist.
Chennai, June 23 : Filmmaker Faisal Saif admires Dhanush as an actor, but clarifies that he never approached him for a role in his upcoming multi-lingual film "For Adults Only", which is likely to feature American TV reality star Kim Kardashian in a cameo.
Chennai, June 23 : Director Vi Anand says his forthcoming Telugu actioner "Tiger" was originally planned to be made in Tamil, but the plan didn't materialise due to casting issues. However, he's positive that it will get remade in Tamil sooner or later.
Chennai, June 23 : Actor Vikram, currently busy wrapping up Tamil thriller "10 Enradhukulla", will reportedly be seen as a policeman in his yet-untitled next outing in that language with director Amid.
Chennai, June 23 : Actor Silambarasan aka Simbu, who is back from a short holiday in London, joined the sets of Gautham Vasudev Menon's Tamil romantic-drama "Achcham Enbadhu Madamaiyada" on Tuesday.
Chennai, June 22 : Debutant director R. Ravi Kumar says forthcoming Tamil sci-fi comedy "Indru Netru Naalai", which is said to be the first time travel film in the language, will pave way to filmmakers to explore more stories in the genre.
Chennai, June 22 : Director Hari Gopalakrishnan is ready with the third part in the highly successful Tamil action franchise "Singam". He says "Singam 3" won't be a standalone film and will have a connection with the first two parts.
Chennai, June 22 : Debutant director R. Ravi Kumar says forthcoming Tamil sci-fi comedy "Netru Indru Naalai", which is said to be the first time travel film in the language, will pave way to filmmakers to explore more stories in the genre.
Chennai, June 21 : Actor Sivakarthikeyan, who has back-to-back Tamil hits to his credit, is said to be producing his next film. But a source close to the actor denies that he will don the producer's hat for his next yet-untitled film in Tamil.
Chennai, June 21 : Composer-actor G.V. Prakash Kumar has reportedly paired up with "Ekk Deewana Tha" actress Amy Jackson for the upcoming Tamil film "Ketta Payada Indha Karthi".
Chennai, June 20 : Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan is "sorry" for riding a bike in his forthcoming Tamil thriller "Papanasam" without a helmet, but says it's common sense to wear one when one steps out on a bike.
Chennai, June 20 : Tamil superstar Ajith Kumar sprained his neck while shooting for an action sequence here. Since the injury was minor, he completed the shot without taking a break, according to a source.
Chennai, June 20 : Fox Star Studios, the makers of Tamil drama "Kaaka Muttai" along with the presenters of the film Wunderbar Films and Grass Root Film Company, are associating with a charitable non-profitable organisation called Bhumi for the well-being of child actors Ramesh and Vignesh.
Chennai, June 19 : Popular southern actor Prakash Raj is in talks for a pivotal role in superstar Rajinikanth's yet-untitled 159th film, which is set to go on the floors in August in Malaysia.
Chennai, June 19 : Actor Nandoo, who has played character roles with negative shades in films such as "Rabhasa" and "Autonagar Surya", has landed a full-length role of a villain in a yet-untitled Telugu-Hindi bilingual.
Chennai, June 19 : Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan says the strength of his forthcoming Tamil thriller "Papanasam", which is the remake of Malayalam hit "Drishyam", lies in its script because it is tried-and-tested and has proven successful.
Chennai, June 19 : Filmmaker M. Manikandan's debut Tamil film "Kaaka Muttai", which is about the adventures of two street urchins for their first bite of pizza, has been exempted from entertainment tax in Karnataka.
Chennai, June 17 : Actor Kalaiarasan has reportedly bagged an important role in superstar Rajinikanth's next yet-untitled Tamil film, which will be directed by Pa. Ranjith of "Madras" fame.
Chennai, June 17 : Filmmaker N. Lingusamy, who is going through a financial crisis, says he's ready to sell anything to get his upcoming Tamil production venture "Rajini Murugan" released.
Mumbai, June 17 : Actress Shruti Haasan, who is yet to be seen acting with her father Kamal Haasan, says that working with him would be "an honour" for her.
Chennai, June 17 : Actress Madhoo, who was last seen in films such as "Ranna" and "Vaaya Moodi Pesavum", has signed a new Tamil project titled "Maha Natchathiram", which also features veteran actor Sathyaraj in an important role.
Chennai, June 17 : Actor-filmmaker Ragava Lawrencce is currently busy finalising scripts for the launch of his younger brother Elvin, who featured alongside the former in his latest Tamil outing "Kanchana 2".
Chennai, June 16 : Southern actress Kamalinee Mukherjee has made a comeback to Tamil industry after six years in a crucial role in upcoming Tamil film "Iraivi", which is being directed by Karthik Subbaraj.
Chennai, June 16 : Popular southern actor Prakash Raj will reprise the role of Boman Irani in yet-untitled Tamil remake of "Jolly LLB".
Chennai, June 16 : Superstars Salman Khan, Mahesh Babu and Dhanush are set to battle it out at the box office when their films "Bajrangi Bhaijaan", "Srimanthudu" and "Maari" release on July 17 worldwide.
Chennai, June 16 : Director Yuvaraj Dhayalan, who has teamed up with actor-comedian Vadivelu for the second time in forthcoming Tamil comedy "Eli", says they plan to collaborate again, but not immediately.
Bengaluru, June 15 : An FIR has been lodged against Latha Rajinikanth, wife of superstar Rajinikanth, in connection with the veracity of a document submitted by her for securing an injunction order, the city police official said on Monday.
Chennai, June 15 : Tamil superstar Vijay, who is currently on a family vacation in London, is expected to miss his birthday celebrations with fans on June 22 as he plans to return to the country a week later.
Chennai, June 15 : Debutante Shira Gaarg, who played mother of a five-year old in forthcoming Tamil thriller "Baby", finds it no big deal if an actress starts her career in a mother's role.
Chennai, June 14 : M. Manikandan-directed National Award winning Tamil drama "Kaaka Muttai", about the adventures of two street urchins for their first bite of pizza, has turned out to be a sleeper hit by setting the cash registers ringing.
Chennai, June 14 : Actor Richa Pallod, who is returning to southern cinema after a long gap in forthcoming Tamil-Telugu thriller "Yagavarayinum Na Kakka", believes it's possible to do meaningful cinema despite being a mother.
Chennai, June 14 : Actress Mannara Chopra, cousin of Priyanka Chopra, was not even approached for a role in superstar Mahesh Babu's upcoming Telugu family drama "Brahmotsavam", contrary to media reports.
Chennai, June 13 : Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu and director Srinu Vaitla are likely to team up for the third time.
Chennai, June 13 : Producer Lagadapati Sridhar has acquired the Telugu remake rights of last year's Tamil blockbuster "Goli Soda", which was about four street urchins and their adventures for survival.
Chennai, June 13 : Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan's upcoming Tamil-Telugu thriller "Thoongaavanam" is reportedly said to be the official remake of French film "Nuit Blanche" aka "Sleepless Night".