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Kannada actress Chaitra Kotturu attempts suicide
Kolar (Karnataka), April 8 (IANS) Kannada Big Boss contestant and actress Chaitra Kotturu on Thursday attempted suicide by consuming phenyl at her residence here. Soon after the incident, Kotturu was rushed to a local hospital where her condition is stated to be stable.
2021-04-08
Category: India, Karnataka,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Southern Cinema
Rajini's Dada Saheb Phalke celebrated across nation (Ld)
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Respect and valedictory messages poured in on Thursday for southern superstar Rajinikanth, who will be honoured with the 51st Dadasaheb Phalke Award.
2021-04-01
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema,Politics
South gears up for big sequel season
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Malayalam superstar Mohanlal recently returned in the suspense drama "Drishyam 2" and the film received great response on OTT. The success of the sequel has clearly triggered off what seems to be the season of sequels in the South.
2021-03-25
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Southern Cinema
2 Telugu movies win national award in different categories
Amaravati/ Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Two Telugu feature films, 'Jersey' and 'Maharshi', have won the National Award in different categories at the 67th National Film Awards on Monday.
2021-03-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Southern Cinema
Sleaze CD case: Kannada film producer books 'CD Lady' title
Mysuru, March 22 (IANS) In a bid to encash on the ongoing controversy over the 'Sleaze CD' saga involving former state minister Ramesh Jarakiholi, noted film producer and JD-S leader Sandesh Nagaraj has applied to the Karnataka Film Chambers of Commerce (KFCC), seeking registration of "CD Lady" title for his next venture.
2021-03-22
Category: India, Karnataka,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema,Politics
This is not my film, but our film: Priyadarshan on 'Marakkar...'
Thiruvananthapuram, March 22 (IANS) Ace filmmaker Priyadarshan's happiness knew no bounds after he heard the news that his film "Marakkar, the Lion of Arabian Sea" (Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham in Malayalam) received the National Award for Best Feature Film.
2021-03-22
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Malayalam star Fahadh Faasil to play villain in 'Pushpa'
Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) Malayalam actor Fahadh Faasil has been roped in to play the antagonist in the upcoming Allu Arjun-starrer 'Pushpa'.
2021-03-21
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
'Thala' Ajith takes auto ride in Chennai, surprises fans
Chennai, March 19 (IANS) Super star of Tamil films, "Thala" Ajith took a ride in an auto-rickshaw through Chennai, surprising his fans. The star who is often lauded for his simplicity went around the city without making much of a fuss about it.
2021-03-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Mohanlal takes 1st jab of Covid vax
Kochi, March 10 (IANS) Malayalam superstar Mohanlal received his first dose of Covid-19 vaccination on Wednesday. The actor shared the news with fans on his social media accounts.
2021-03-10
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine,Southern Cinema
National award winning director to release 2nd Sanskrit movie
Chennai, March 5 (IANS) G Prabha, a retired professor and head of the department of Sanskrit at Loyola College here, is coming out with his second Sanskrit movie 'Taya' after his award-winning Sanskrit film 'Ishti'.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Malayalam actor Ranjith 'rethinks' on being Left candidate
Kozhikode (Kerala), March 1 (IANS) Hugely popular Malayalam film personality, Ranjith, a winner of three national and five Kerala film awards, is again rethinking on contesting the upcoming Kerala Assembly election as a candidate of the CPI(M)-led Left Democratic Front from his home town after initially agreeing.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
Prabhas's 'Salaar' to release on 14 April, 2022
Hyderabad, Feb 28 (IANS) Actor Prabhas's much awaited film "Salaar" will hit theatres on April 14, 2022. The actor announced it on his Instagram page on Sunday.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
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