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Nayanthara rejects Bollywood debut!

Usually, Actresses fall head over heels for ever charming Shahrukh Khan and would go to any extent to share screen space with the Bollywood superstar. However, a South beauty make it clear she isn’t one of them.

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Nayantara was approached by the makers of Chennai Express which stars Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone for an item number in the romantic comedy. What came as a unexpected shock is the rejection from the hottie due to the reasons best known to her.

Sources say, Nayantara mayn’t be keen on making Bollywood debut with an item song and the other reason might be the distasteful posters of the flick which imitated the masala entertainers down South. Poking fun at the South Industries which gave her a lot seems to have not gone down well with the actress.

Chennai Express is abut the journey of a man from Mumbai to Rameshwaram and what happens during the course of time. The film has a lot of South connect and a controversy is expected to trigger if it consists any inappropriate content.

Gautham shocked by Thulasi lip lock!

Director Mani Ratnam has a unique way of picturing sequences and he is one filmmaker who believes in naturality & spontaneity. The tough task maker used the same technique to get the romantic smooch between the lead pair of Kadal right. gautham-thulasi-nair-kiss-in-kadal-2

In a recent interview, Gautham Karthik was asked to share his experience performing the love-making sequence. Surprisingly, the actor claimed he had no clue that Thulasi Nair was going to lock lips with him. Mani Ratnam explained the scene to Thulasi, but Gautham was’t informed prior about the lip-lock.

As soon as Thulasi kissed Gautham, the youngster was in a state of shock as he never unexpected it. On the other hand, Mani was delighted to capture the blank expression on the hero’s face as it is all what he was expecting.

The lip-lock sequence has become quite popular ever since the trailer was out and it even stirred controversy for shooting such sequence with Thulasi who is a minor. Doubts were raised by films buffs on whether or not this smooch clip will be there when they throng theatres.

Wish Mani Ratnam doesn’t compromise on his creative freedom at any cost.

Kamal Haasan to edit Vishwaroopam?

Kamal Haasan has reportedly been asked by Tamil Nadu government officials to edit his film Vishwaroopam by about an hour, if he wanted it to hit screens in Tamil Nadu.

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The Madras high court had on Monday postponed its decision till Tuesday on a plea filed by filmmaker
and actor Kamal
  Haasan for a stay on the two-week ban imposed by the
Tamil Nadu government on his film - Vishwaroopam's release in the state. The judge asked Haasan to explore options of settlement with the government.

The judge observed since he is in Chennai, he should meet government officials and explore amicable solution. The filmmaker is likely to meet govt officials on Monday.

High court judge, Justice K Venkataraman had on Saturday watched Vishwaroopam at a special screening along with Tamil Nadu advocate general A Navaneethakri-shnan and representatives of Kamal Haasan and Muslim organisations.

The Tamil Nadu government had put the release of the film on hold just a day before it was to hit theatres, following protests from Muslim groups that alleged the film hurt their religious sentiments.

Support for the superstar poured in from the film fraternity even as Vishwaroopam was screened in Karnataka and Kerala despite sporadic protests. The Telugu version released in Andhra Pradesh capital Hyderabad a day after being screened in the rest of the state.

‘A’ certificate for Thuppaki !

As the Vishwaroopam camp anxiously hopes a positive nod by the Madras High Court a surprising reconsideration became a reason enough for disappointment midst ardent Vijay fans.Their Illayathalapathy Vijay starrer Thuppaki just crossed a respectable 75th day at the box offices. However, the celebrations were cut short and its remaining collections in all probability may take a beating as now the movie may carry the baggage of an A certificate with it.

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Even though director AR Muragadoss had earlier deleted five scenes from the final cut of the movie after a request by Abdul Rahim the General Secretary of an infamous Muslim outfit. The partly solved case was taken up again as it has been held responsible for hurting the sentiments of a religion and promoting communal hatred with its content.

Earlier in the day the Madras High Court forwarded a request to the Central Government seeking a withdrawal of the U certificate. The final decision is pending but whatever be the verdict, it is certain that the movie has already basked in a lion share of profits. More importantly the decision has sparked off yet another question on the validity of ‘The Censor Board’ and the weight of its decisions in the state.

Surya’s 'Singam 2' Movie First Look !

Director Hari's upcoming action masala film 'Singam 2' has got its first look poster revealed. The film which is a sequel to 2010 super-hit film 'Singam' has been in the making for a few months now.

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The film has Anushka Shetty and Hansika Motwani as the female leads besides the support casts Vivek, Santhanam, Rahman, Mukesh Rishi, Vijayakumar, Nassar, Radha Ravi, Manorama, Janaki Sabesh and Mansoor Ali Khan.

Produced by K.E Gnanavel Raja under Studio Green banner, the film has Devi Sri Prasad's music, Priyan's cinematography and V.T Vijayan's editing.

Samantha denies her dating rumors with Siddharth !

Actress Samantha, who is on high with the super hit talk and collections of her latest release film "Seethamma Vaakitlo Sirimalle Chettu", has denied the reports that she is dating actor Siddharth, her co-star in "Jabardasth". It was being rumoured earlier that she was seeing the actor. But she says that they are just good friends and they have not seen each other for a long time. Samantha was recently in news after she revealed that she has a boyfriend.

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Several gossips about Samantha's love affair with Siddharth were doing rounds after they were recently seen holidaying together in the US. Talking to a leading english daily, the actress said, "Siddharth is a good friend and co-star. We are close but there's nothing more." She added, "I don't see the need to clarify rubbish like this. I also believe that my love life is strictly a private affair and I would like to keep it that way."

Currently, Samantha is busy with the filming for "Jabardasth" with Siddharth. Samantha will soon join the sets of Pawan Kalyan-Trivikram Srinivas film and later set to shoot for NTR-Harish Shankar’s film.

Kamal’s 'Vishwaroopam' removed from cinemas!

Kamal Hassan starrer Tamil movie "Vishwaroopam", which focuses on international terrorism, has been withdrawn from cinemas in Malaysia following a directive from the home ministry, a media report said.

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Penang Muslim League president Datuk Najmudeen Kadeer urged the National Film Development Corporation to review the film, saying "it portrayed Islam in a negative light", Star Online reported.

The film's distributor Lotus Fivestar AV said it was told to stop screening the movie Friday. The film opened Thursday to packed houses.

"We will refund those who purchased tickets through advance bookings, or allow them to use it for other films," company director Datuk R. Ramalingam said.

The film had been approved by the Censorship Board.

A few movie goers, however, said it was a fictional work and people should be given the opportunity to watch it and make up their own minds.

A few people who tried to buy tickets were disappointed with the ministry's decision.

"There has been so much publicity about the movie and I really wanted to see it," said A. Chandran. "I hope the government will reconsider."

"Vishwaroopam" was banned by the Tamil Nadu government when 25 Muslim organisations objected to the film on the ground that it portrays the community in bad light. The Madras High Court also restricted the film's release till Jan 28. A judge will see the movie and decided on its fate.

AR Murugadoss movie first look poster

Director AR Murugadoss, who made a successful debut as a producer through 'Engeyum Eppodhum', has once again joined hands with Hollywood production house Fox Studios to co-produce the film 'Vathikuchi'.

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The film is a crime thriller which narrates the story of a share auto driver who gets into trouble unknowingly and makes a few enemies. His struggle to get out of the clutches and join hands with his lady love forms the film's plot.

Dileepan, AR Murugadoss's brother (as Shakthi) and Anjali (as Leena) will be playing the leads besides Jayaprakash, Sampath, Ravi Maria, Saranya Ponvannan, Pattimandram Raja, Sri Ranjani, Jegan, Satish and Vairavan.

Kinslin has written and directed the film with 'Vaagai Sooda Vaa' fame Ghibran's music, R.B. Gurudhev's cinematography, and Praveen.K.L and N.B.Srikanth's editing work.

Nayantara with Udayanidhi Stalin!

Spicy seductress Nayantara has become a rage in Tamil circuits now and this is due to her latest hug with the grandson of former Tamilnadu chief minister.

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Hero Udayanidhi Stalin (debuted with OKOK) happens to be grandson of ex-CM Karunanidhi. In his upcoming film ‘Idhu Kadhirvelan Kadhal‘, Nayantara is playing his heroine and the recently released poster of that film is a hot topic now.

Seen in a deep skin hugging traditional chudidhar, the dress folds on the back of Nayantara at the place where hero is touch her are an element of interest for now. We have to see what more she will offer in movie.

Actor Udhaynidhi Stalin‘s next film as actor has been titled Idhu Kadhirvelan Kadhal, and the first look of the film has been released. As expected, it is being directed by Sundarapandian fame Prabhakaran. The movie is set to start rolling by the end of January and we will soon see more from the crew.

Just like the actor-producer wanted, the team have roped in Nayanthara to play the lead in the film. The actress is looking to make a comeback in Tamil cinema after being out for a while.

Harris Jeyaraj will be composing the music and has already started working on a few numbers. This will be the second film for Udhay after OKOK and will be under his banner Red Giant Movies

ileana & Andrew Relationship?

Rumors are part and parcel of any actor’s life. Sometimes media misuses the power they have got in the name of freedom of speech for sensationalism. Speculations about relationships affect not just celebs, but their families too. Samira, Ileana‘s Mother, is experience the same at the moment.

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Speculations are rife about Ileana‘s live-in relationship with an Australian who is also a professional photographer. The man in focus is none other than Andrew. Both Ileana and Andrew were spotted at several award ceremonies recently and the poses given for the photographer have given scope for rumormongers. A fresh gossip about the couple celebrating New Year together and Ileana introducing her boyfriend to family is doing rounds.

Worried Samira cleared the air by saying her daughter has no time for love and Andrew is just a good friend. She also confirmed the reports of Ileana signing three more Bollywood projects opposite bankable stars.

Vijay's 'Thalaiva' movie first look!

Ilayathalapathy Vijay's ongoing project with director Vijay was recently in the news for its title confirmation as 'Thalaiva'. The film which has Amala Paul in the lead has now unveiled the first look poster featuring Vijay and the tag line 'Time to Lead'.

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Considering the title and the tag line, the film would have Vijay as a leader of a revolution. The film features Sathyaraj, Santhanam, Suresh, Manobala, Ponvannan, Abhimanyu and others in prominent roles. It is also said that a leading yesteryear actress will be seen in a pivotal role.

The opening song of the film will be shot at a huge set erected by art director Sunil Haswas at Mumbai Samasthan Studios. The song which begins 'Thalaivaa.... Thalaivaa' with the lyrics of Na. Muthukumar, will be shot with more than 500 dancers shaking legs along with Vijay.

So far, the crew has completed filming 2 songs and three fight sequences. After completing a lengthy 50-day schedule in Mumbai, the crew will fly to Spain for canning important portions of the film.

Director's AL Vijay's regulars like cinematographer Nirav Shah, music director G.V Prakash and editor Anthony are part of the crew. Shobi, Dinesh and Chinni Prakash will handle the choreography, while Stunt Siva will choreograph the fight sequences. The film is produced by S. Chandraprakash Jain under Sri Mishri Productions and is touted to be a May 2013 release.