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2008-07-03 00:00:17

Young GV Prakash Kumar is visibly excited. After a series of movies that featured upcoming actors, he was suddenly called to compose music for the superstar of Kollywood. " For me, the music should speak for itself. Being a big fan of Rajini sir, I have composed music for the film as a fan. Only after satisfying the fan in me did I play the songs to the director," he says. He vividly remembers the day when he met Rajinikanth, which the latter described in detail at the audio launch. "There...

2008-07-03 00:00:17

Despite the debacle of Thee Nagar and Kathavarayan, Karan seems to be one determined man when it comes to Kollywood. The actor who is currently working on the film Kanagavel Khaaka, is very sure that the film will go on to become a blockbuster hit. "It is an drama with enough scope for action," says the talented actor.The film has been directed by Kavin Bala, who has worked as an associate director to the likes of Hari and Saran. Kannada actress Hari Priya will play the female lead...

2008-07-03 00:00:17

By PRATHIBHA JOY Somewhere, a fancy ringtone sets off. The cellphone activity triggers a rather irritating static noise through the microphone and speakers set up at a promotional event. "That's my wife, don't pick up," says actor Boman Irani, who had the (mis)fortune of having the mike pinned on him just then. As the phone goes silent, he proceeds to brief the audience on what brought him to Bangalore. The noise is back, and this time with a vengeance. "Well, that is not my wife," says...

2008-07-03 00:00:17

After Kamalinee Mukherjee, here's the latest Bengali beauty on the Tolly block. Newcomer Megha Burman is to star in debutant director Hari Yelleti's film Ankit, Pallavi and Friends opposite Nikhil of Happy Days fame. The film is a contemporary story of five friends' coming of age, there lives, loves and the professional journeys. Meghha Burman plays Pallavi, a modern, educated Hyderabadi, who knows what she wants from life. Much like her character, Meghha in real life too is a lady who...

2008-07-03 00:00:17

He is Subhash Ghai's latest 'discovery'. Anurag Sinha has been keeping a low profile after the much- acclaimed Black and White. The actor says he likes it that way. He doesn't really like to talk about something before it is really out. "Even when Black and White was being made; we never really talked about it until it was on the verge of release," he adds. What's he up to now? "I am busy with my sports and also reading scripts. I'd rather be trekking and hiking than do wrong films," he...

2008-07-02 00:00:18

If at all there was an award for diplomatically handling tricky questions, it ought to be awarded to actress Navya Nair. The lass, who is from God's own country, was recently in town to attend a film function at the Le Meridien, where she had to take questions from inquisitive mediapersons. And needless to say, there were questions on her marriage. One question hurled at her was whether she would marry a Tamilian. The actress replied, " I will definitely marry an Indian." When the...

2008-07-02 00:00:18

Newcomer Neil Nitin Mukesh's next film Freeze is a science fiction about a guy with a camera that has supernatural powers. And apart from taking photographs, the actor performed some breathtaking stunts too. Hesitant to talk about the film's USP, Neil said, "We've had movies about people who could see the future. But here the whole concept of the 'camera can't lie' has been used in an unexpected way." Besides learning to take photographs like a pro, Neil had to pretend he could see more...

2008-06-28 00:02:24

By AFSANA AHMED Move aside Angelina Jolie and A Mighty Heart - the story of journalist Daniel Pearl, come in Apoorva Lakhia and Mission Istanbul. Giving media professionals around the world a much needed shot in the arm is this daring director who has always been fascinated by the bravado of journos. "They display unique courage whether they report truth or gossip," says Lakhia whose new film, the espionage thriller Mission Istanbul, has four characters playing journalists on the war...

2008-06-27 00:02:22

PUNE: The Aashay Film Club has organised a two-day programme to pay a tribute to noted playwright and scriptwriter Vijay Tendulkar. The tribute will begin with 'Ankahi', a documentary on Tendulkar, directed by Santosh Aychith. The film gives an insight into the different facets of Tendulkar. Tendulkar, who passed away on May 19, was known for his plays like 'Ghasiram Kotwal' and 'Sakharam Binder' and also the screenplays he wrote for critically acclaimed films like 'Ardha Satya',...

2008-06-23 00:00:15

By Bhavani Krishna Iyer I WENT on a wild goose chase for tickets for Kamal Haasan's latest film, Dasavatharam, which opened simultaneously in India and Malaysia on June 13. After several failed telephone bookings, I ended up in an hour-long queue at GSC One Utama - and still didn't get a ticket for the film. Finally, the cinema at PJ State Lotus had first-row seats left on a Sunday night. I didn't mind risking my neck for Kamal, although my family thought I was crazy. After such a...