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2nd leg of IFFK opens on a controversial note
Kochi, Feb 17 (IANS) The International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK), which is celebrating its silver jubilee this year, its second leg here began on a controversial note with verbal bashing by film personalities.
2021-02-17
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema,Politics
Will he, won't he: Mammootty's name again floated in likely Left list
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 17 (IANS) Over the past nearly two decades, whenever there is an election in Kerala, be it Assembly, Lok Sabha and even Rajya Sabha, one question which surfaces first is, will superstar Mammootty contest, as a Left candidate.
2021-02-17
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema,Politics
Actors have a moral duty towards movie theatres: Film Chamber
Kochi, Feb 16 (IANS) With just a few days left for the OTT release of 'Drishyam-2', one of the most awaited film of superstar Mohanlal, the Kerala Film Chamber has expressed their ire over the move as this could well prove disastrous for the film theatre owners.
2021-02-16
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
IFFK to be low key affair in silver jubilee year amid Covid shadow
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 8 (IANS) In the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic, the silver jubilee edition of the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) starting Wednesday will be a low key affair.
2021-02-08
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
AMMA to produce crime thriller
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 6 (IANS) The Association of Malayalam Movie Artists (AMMA) will be producing a movie starring 145 actors aimed at raising funds for the association.
2021-02-06
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Actor Maadhavi Latha complains about abusive social media posts
Hyderabad, Feb 4 (IANS) Telugu actor Maadhavi Latha on Thursday complained to Cyberabad police about those making abusive and vulgar comments about her on social media.
2021-02-04
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Suriya: I shy away from watching my films
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) Tamil superstar Suriya has been in the industry for more than two decades but feels that he needs to push himself more. In fact, it is not easy for him to watch his own films again and again.
2021-01-31
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Sandalwood drugs case: My belief in Indian judiciary has increased: Actress Ragini Dwivedi
Bengaluru, Jan 30 (IANS) Noted Kannada actress Ragini Dwivedi, who walked out of jail after spending nearly 150 days in prison over her alleged nexus with drug peddlers and high-profile event organisers, on Saturday shared her first ever message with the media.
2021-01-30
Category: India, Karnataka,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Southern Cinema
Nadendla Manohar hints at Chiranjeevi's future 'role' in politics
Amaravati, Jan 27 (IANS) Janasena leader and Pawan Kalyan's aide Nadendla Manohar hinted at Chiranjeevi's future 'role' in politics at a recent internal party meeting, whose video was telecast by a local news channel on Wednesday.
2021-01-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema,Politics
Kannada actress Jayashree Ramaiah commits 'suicide'
Bengaluru, Jan 25 (IANS) Kannada actress Jayashree Ramaiah died by suicide on Monday at the Sandhya Kiran Old Age Home and Rehabilitation Centre on the city's outskirts, the police said.
2021-01-25
Category: India, Karnataka,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Southern Cinema
Sudheer Babu shows quirky use of hammer in the gym
Hyderabad, Jan 23 (IANS) Telugu actor Sudheer Babu seems to have hit upon a quirky workout formula for a solid body, and it involves a hammer!
2021-01-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Chiranjeevi's #153 project launched
Hyderabad, Jan 21 (IANS) Telugu Superstar Chiranjeevi has been launched. Tentatively called Project #153, the film is directed by Mohan Raja.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Sandalwood drug case: SC grants bail to Ragini Dwivedi
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday granted bail to Kannada film actress Ragini Dwivedi in the Sandalwood drug case, who has been in custody for four-and-half months.
2021-01-21
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Southern Cinema
Vijay Deverakonda used to worry if people would come to watch his films
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Telugu superstar Vijay Deverakonda on Tuesday revealed that there was a time he would worry if anyone would notice his work, and if people would turn up at theatres to watch his films.
2021-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Shruti, Akshara release joint statement on Kamal Haasan's leg surgery
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Actress sisters Shruti and Akshara Haasan on Tuesday shared an update about their father Kamal Haasans health, post his leg surgery.
2021-01-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Dr Dre resumes work post release from hospital
Los Angeles, Jan 18 (IANS) Popular singer and music producer Dr Dre, who came back home last week after being hospitalised for brain aneurysm treatment, is back to work at his recording studio. 
2021-01-18
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Smoking scene in 'K.G.F Chapter 2' teaser irks K'taka health dept
Bengaluru, Jan 14 (IANS) Even as the crew members of "K.G.F. Chapter 2", an upcoming Kannada period action film written and directed by Prashanth Neel, are basking in the glory of its teaser receiving over 132 million views on YouTube since its release on January 7, the Karnataka health department has issued a showcause notice to Yash, the lead actor of the film, who plays protagonist Rocky Bhai in the movie.
2021-01-14
Category: India, Karnataka,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Chennai theatre fined for violation of norm screening 'Master'
Chennai, Jan 13 (IANS) Violation of social distancing norms, milk 'abhisekham' (pouring of milk) on their hero's cut out erected outside the theatre, beating of drums and dancing by fans, and a fine on a theatre marked the release of Vijay starrer "Master" on Wednesday.
2021-01-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Kerala film chamber against opening theatres in state
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 6 (IANS) The Kerala film chamber has taken a stand that it will not open theatres in the state even though the government has granted permission to open theatres from January 5 with 50 per cent capacity. The government has also ordered to adhere to the strict Covid-19 protocols and to periodically sanitise the theatres.
2021-01-06
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Rajinikanth stable, call on discharge to be taken Sunday (Ld)
Hyderabad, Dec 26 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth, who was admitted to a corporate hospital here on Friday with severe fluctuations in blood pressure, is stable and a decision on his discharge from the hospital will be taken on Sunday morning, doctors said on Saturday.
2020-12-26
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Ranveer Singh, Mahesh Babu can't stop praising each other
Mumbai, Dec 26 (IANS) Bollywood livewire Ranveer Singh and Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu recently collaborated on an ad-shoot, and now cannot stop praising each other.
2020-12-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Rajini sir progressing well, says hospital
Hyderabad, Dec 26 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth who was Friday admitted to a hospital here with severe fluctuations in blood pressure, is progressing well, doctors said on Saturday.
2020-12-26
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine,Southern Cinema
Rajinikanth being monitored closely at Hyderabad hospital
Hyderabad, Dec 25 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth, who was admitted to a corporate hospital here with severe fluctuations in blood pressure on Friday, will remain in hospital for overnight.
2020-12-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Rajini admitted to Hyd hospital over fluctuating BP (Ld)
Hyderabad, Dec 25 (IANS) Southern superstar Rajinikanth was admitted to Apollo Hospitals here on Friday after the 70-year-old actor's blood pressure "fluctuated severely", said the hospital.
2020-12-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine,Southern Cinema
Rajini admitted to Hyd Apollo over fluctuating BP
Hyderabad, Dec 25 (IANS) Southern superstar Rajinikanth has been admitted to Apollo Hospitals here after the 70-year-old actor's blood pressure fluctuated, said the hospital.
2020-12-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine,Southern Cinema,Politics
Kerala Police release pictures of youth who attacked actress at mall
Kochi, Dec 19 (IANS) The Kerala Police on Saturday released the pictures of two youths who are alleged to have harassed a popular young Kerala actress at an upscale shopping mall near here, on Thursday evening.
2020-12-19
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Southern Cinema
Rana Daggubati, Raja Kumari's musical tribute to Venkatesh Daggubati
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) Actor Rana Daggubati along with Grammy-nominated Indian-American rapper and songwriter Raja Kumari paid a special musical tribute to Southern superstar Venkatesh Daggubati on his 6oth birthday.
2020-12-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Leaders greet Rajinikanth on his 70th birthday
Chennai, Dec 12 (IANS) Southern superstar Rajinikanth turned 70 on Saturday and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami and DMK President M.K. Stalin led others in greeting the veteran actor, who is set to launch his party soon.
2020-12-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema,Politics
Sandalwood drugs case: Actor Sanjjanaa granted bail by HC
Bengaluru, Dec 11 (IANS) The Karnataka High Court on Friday granted bail to actor Sanjjanaa Galrani in the Sandalwood drugs case.
2020-12-11
Category: India, Karnataka,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Southern Cinema
Ravi Teja wraps Goa schedule for 'Krack'
Hyderabad, Dec 6 (IANS) Telugu superstar Ravi Teja has wrapped up his shoot for 'Krack' in Goa.
2020-12-06
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Kangana shares 'Thalaivi' stills on Jayalalithaa's death anniversary
Mumbai, Dec 5 (IANS) Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut on Saturday shared stills featuring her look in the upcoming film Thalaivi, which is inspired by the life of late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa. Saturday marks the fourth death anniversary of the late politician who passed away on December 5, 2016 in Chennai.
2020-12-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Ailing Kerala actress seeks financial help for treatment
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 2 (IANS) Popular Malayalam film personality Ambika Rao, who is ailing, has appealed for financial help from her fans and supporters along with government authorities for her medical treatment.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society,Southern Cinema
Telangana announces package to help Covid-hit film industry
Hyderabad, Nov 23 (IANS) The Telangana government on Monday announced a package to help Telugu film industry reeling under the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-11-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Enigma of Malayalam legend Jayan lives on
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 15 (IANS) Four decades after he passed away, the legendary Jayan, continues to live on in the memory of Malayalam film lovers, which proves the connection he had with his fans, here.
2020-11-15
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Hyderabad filmmaker files contempt petition case over 'Jhund'
Hyderabad, Nov 8 (IANS) Hyderabad-based filmmaker Nandi Chinni Kumar has filed contempt of court against Amazon Prime and makers of upcoming Hindi movie "Jhund" starring Amitabh Bachchan in the lead role.
2020-11-08
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Kamal Haasan: Kamala Harris's ancestral village finds place in history
Chennai, Nov 8 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan has extended his warm wishes to US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on her resounding triumph. He further added that her ancestral village Thulasendrapuram secured a place in world history.
2020-11-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Here's how Mahesh Babu is getting used to 'new normal'
Hyderabad, Nov 8 (IANS) Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu is all set to travel amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
2020-11-08
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine,Southern Cinema
Veteran Kannada actor Somanna passes away
Bengaluru, Nov 4 (IANS) Noted Kannada actor, author, theatre personality and writer, H.G. Somashekara Rao, popularly known as Somanna, breathed his last on Tuesday at a private hospital due to age related health issues. He was 86.
2020-11-04
Category: India, Karnataka,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
K'taka HC rejects actors' bail plea in Sandalwood drugs case
Bengaluru, Nov 3 (IANS) The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday rejected the bail applications of Kannada film actors Ragini Dwivedi and Sanjana Galrani and 3 others in the Sandalwood drugs case that rocked the southern state recently.
2020-11-03
Category: India, Karnataka,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Southern Cinema
Actress Khushbu arrested on way to join BJP rally
Chennai, Oct 27 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician Khushbu Sundar who recently jumped boat from Congress to BJP was arrested on Tuesday by the police near Muttukkadu while she was on her way to Chidambaram to participate in a protest rally.
2020-10-27
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema,Politics
Akhil, Pooja's 'Most Eligible Bachelor' teaser promises complete entertainment
Hyderabad, Oct 25 (IANS) Actors Akhil Akkineni and Pooja Hegde unveiled the teaser of their upcoming film Most Eligible Bachelor on Dussehra. The film is scheduled to be released on Sankranti 2021.
2020-10-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Samantha Akkineni's Insta family grows to 13M
Hyderabad, Oct 25 (IANS) South star Samantha Akkineni now has over 13 million fans on Instagram. She shared the news on Sunday with a picture and thanked all her fans.
2020-10-25
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Covid-infected Telugu actor Rajasekhar not critical, fighting hard
Hyderabad, Oct 22 (IANS) Covid-infected senior Tollywood actor Rajasekhar is not critical, said his actress-daughter Shivathmika Rajasekhar on Thursday.
2020-10-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Tollywood stars announce contributions for Telangana flood relief
Hyderabad, Oct 20 (IANS) Leading stars of the Telugu film industry, popularly known as Tollywood, have come forward to announce their contributions for relief works in Hyderabad and other flood-hit parts of Telangana.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Southern Cinema
Actor Prithviraj tests Covid positive
Kochi, Oct 20 (IANS) Upcoming superstar Prithviraj on Tuesday tested positive for Covid.
2020-10-20
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Vijay Sethupathi opts out of Muralitharan's biopic '800'
Chennai, Oct 19 (IANS) Tamil movie actor Vijay Sethupathi on Monday said everything is over as regards Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan's biopic '800'.
2020-10-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
B'luru multiplexes attract sizeable viewers; tepid response in single screens
Bengaluru, Oct 16 (IANS) On the first day of screening after a long hiatus, movies received a lukewarm response in single screen theatres while the multiplexes attracted above average viewers' response in the city on Friday.
2020-10-16
Category: India, Karnataka,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Wrong to bully actor Vijay Sethupathi: Karti Chidambaram
Chennai, Oct 16 (IANS) Congress party's Lok Sabha member Karti P Chidambaram on Friday said it is wrong to bully Tamil movie actor Vijay Sethupathi not to act in Sri Lankan cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan's biopic '800'.
2020-10-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
TN pol parties urge Sethupathi to refuse Muttiah Muralitharan's role
Chennai, Oct 16 (IANS) Political parties and others in Tamil Nadu are demanding actor Vijay Sethupathi to decline the opportunity to play lead role in Sri Lankan cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan's biopic "800".
2020-10-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Citing high costs, most Andhra theatres remained shut on Thursday
Amaravati, Oct 15 (IANS) Most cinema halls and multiplexes in Andhra Pradesh remained shut on Thursday citing costs and other reasons, even though they are allowed to open under Unlock 5.0.
2020-10-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema