Sameera gets married
Actress Sameera Reddy wed Akshai Varde, a businessman, at a ceremony in Mumbai on Tuesday at a traditional Maharashtrian wedding.
The couple had met during a bike shoot, as Akshai runs a customised
bike company, and started dating subsequently. The actress, who has featured in a handful of Tamil films including Vaaranam Aayiram alongside Suriya and Vedi hasn’t been seen much in Kollywood for a while now.
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Akkineni Nageswara Rao passses away
Doyen of Telugu cinema Akkineni Nageswara Rao, who mesmerised audiences with memorable performances in hits like Batasari, Devadas and Tenali Ramakrishna in a career spanning more than seven decades,
died early today after losing his battle with cancer.
A Dada Saheb Phalke award winner, the 91-year-old acted in more than 250 films, including a few in Tamil. Nageswara Rao had a lively chat with family members last night and passed away in his sleep, the legendary actor’s son Nagarjuna, a popular hero, said.
Dhanush at audio launch
The audio of ‘Kaasu Panam Thuttu’, a film which marks the comeback of veteran diretor Kasthooriraja, was unveiled on Sunday.
The movie, which has newcomers in the lead roles, has music by Sajid. Star Music has acquired the audio rights of ‘Kaasu Panam Thuttu’.
he story is about youngsters who live in slum areas of the city. Hence songs have been composed with typical Chennai feel
Produced by Dr K Vimalageetha, the film is presented by Vijayalakshmi Kasthooriraja on R K Productions Pvt Ltd banner. It is to be noted that Kasthooriraja is father of Dhanush and Selvaraghavan, popular actor and ace filmmaker, respectively.
SPB develops health problems
Singer S P Balasubrahmanyam fell ill shortly after receiving the
inaugural Lifetime Achievement award at a function recently in South Africa. Balasubrahmanyam sang a line each in 15 languages receiving the award at the International Indian Film Festival of South Africa (IIFFSA).
Although the nature of his illness was not disclosed, organisers said plans were being made for the singer to return home. A dinner event, which was supposed to held with him, has also been canceled now.
Nazriya to marry Fahad Fazil
Actress Nazriya is set to wed popular Malayalam actor Fahad Fazil, son of veteran film-maker Fazil. The two are acting together in a Malayalam movie.
‘It is an arranged marriage. Our families are related. The wedding will take place before the end of the year. Nazriya has to complete her ongoing projects’, her father said.
Nazriya is the latest heart-throb in Tamil cinema.
Nagarjuna in Mani Rratnam’s next
Mani Ratnam is planning a mega venture and he is trying to have Mahesh Babu and Nagarjuna on board. Nagarjuna has given his nod to the ace filmmaker, to be part of this multilingual venture.
Mani Ratnam had met Nagarjuna recently and narrated the storyline. The latter was so impressed and gave his nod. Mahesh too is interested to join the team, say sources.
It may be recalled that Mani and Nagarjuna gave us the memorable Idhayathai Thirudadhae two decades back.
Rahman’s razzmatazz in Highway
Director Imtiaz Ali, who has teamed up with A R Rahman for his upcoming film Highway, says the music legend gets the soul of the story beautifully through his tunes.
Highway directed by Imtiaz, is a road movie starring Alia Bhatt and Randeep Hooda who traverse through six States of north India in the course of the film.
The movie song Maahi Ve written by Irshad Kamil, is a soft romantic number sung by Rahman in his inimitable soulful way. Rahman had earlier worked for Imtiaz’s Rockstar.
‘Maahi Ve is coming more from Rahman sir than from Irshad or me. It (song) was not a part of the original brief but I cannot imagine the film or the album of Highway without it,’ Imtiaz said.
‘This is one of the songs that Rahman sir makes and one wonders how he gets the soul of the story so beautifully,’ he said.
Ajith hitting the gym hard
Actor Ajith is basking in the glory of his Veeram’s success. Meanwhile the latest buzz is that he will kickstart the shooting for his next venture with director Goutham Menon.
Sources say the shooting will kickstart in February.
To prepare himself for the movie, Ajith is hitting the gym hard. He is toning his physique for the movie, that is supposed to be shot throughout in abroad. Sources add that STR will also be part of the movie.