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Crew member dies on the set of Shahid Kapoor's movie

25 Jan 2019

Crew member dies on the set of Shahid Kapoor's movie

In a tragic incident, a crew member from the Shahid Kapoor-starrer Kabir Singh died on Thursday during the shooting of the film in Mussoorie, Uttarakhand.

Rana Daggubati, Bejoy Nambiar join MAMI board of trustees

25 Oct 2018

Rana Daggubati, Bejoy Nambiar join MAMI board of trustees

The 20th edition of Jio MAMI Mumbai Festival has added southern star Rana Daggubati and filmmaker Bejoy Nambiar to its board of trustees.

'Vada Chennai' actress says women play role in casting-couch too

19 Oct 2018

'Vada Chennai' actress says women play role in casting-couch too

Actress Andrea Jeremiah has created a stir in the industry after she shared her opinions on casting couch in showbiz.

#MeToo: National Award-winning Tamil lyricist Vairamuthu accused of sexual harassment

09 Oct 2018

#MeToo: National Award-winning Tamil lyricist Vairamuthu accused of sexual harassment

As part of the ongoing #MeToo movement, several women have come forward to call out their harassers.

Noted Malayalam actor Captain Raju passes away at 68

17 Sep 2018

Noted Malayalam actor Captain Raju passes away at 68

Veteran Malayalam actor Captain Raju passed away in Kochi today morning, film industry sources said. He was 68.

Veteran Tamil comedian, Vellai Subbaiah passes away at 78

06 Sep 2018

Veteran Tamil comedian, Vellai Subbaiah passes away at 78

Veteran Tamil film comedian, Vellai Subbaiah died after a brief illness at Mettupalayam near Coimbatore, family sources said on Thursday.

Will it be superstar Mohanlal v/s Shashi Tharoor?

04 Sep 2018

Will it be superstar Mohanlal v/s Shashi Tharoor?

On Monday, South Indian cinema superstar Mohanlal met Prime Minister Narendra Modi, triggering rumors that he might be the BJP's candidate from the coveted Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha constituency, that is currently being held by Congress leader, Shashi Tharoor.

Tollywood: Telugu film director B Jaya dies of heart attack

31 Aug 2018

Tollywood: Telugu film director B Jaya dies of heart attack

Noted Telugu film director B Jaya died of a cardiac arrest, family sources said in Hyderabad today. She was 54.

I always feel like an outsider, says Shruti Haasan

26 Aug 2018

I always feel like an outsider, says Shruti Haasan

It has been over a year since Shruti Haasan made her last appearance on the big screen and the actor says it was a conscious decision to stay away from the camera as she wanted to reassess her career.

Biopic on Jayalalithaa to be launched on this date

16 Aug 2018

Biopic on Jayalalithaa to be launched on this date

The trend of biopics continues to be on the rise and next real-life personality to be immortalized on screen is former Tamil Nadu CM, J Jayalalithaa.

Important for celebrities to be good role models: Mahesh Babu

14 Aug 2018

Important for celebrities to be good role models: Mahesh Babu

South superstar Mahesh Babu says celebrities should make sure they do the "right things" as they are a role model for many.

Veteran Telugu film producer, actor K Raghava passes away

31 Jul 2018

Veteran Telugu film producer, actor K Raghava passes away

Veteran Telugu film producer K Raghava, who started his career in the black and white era, died in Hyderabad due to old age-related ailments.

Shocking! TV actress Priyanka commits suicide by hanging herself

18 Jul 2018

Shocking! TV actress Priyanka commits suicide by hanging herself

A Tamil TV actress today allegedly committed suicide at her house in Chennai, apparently because of differences with her husband who is being questioned in this connection.

Actor-film critic Kathi Mahesh banned from entering Hyderabad for 6-months

09 Jul 2018

Actor-film critic Kathi Mahesh banned from entering Hyderabad for 6-months

Telugu actor and film critic Kathi Mahesh, who was booked for allegedly making statements "disrespecting" Hindu deities, was today externed from Hyderabad city for 6 months, police said.

Film-critic Mahesh booked for making offensive-comments against Lord Rama

03 Jul 2018

Film-critic Mahesh booked for making offensive-comments against Lord Rama

A case has been registered against Telugu actor and movie critic Kathi Mahesh for allegedly making statements "disrespecting" Hindu deities; he has been questioned in this connection.

Four South-Indian actresses resign from AMMA after rape-accused actor reinstated

27 Jun 2018

Four South-Indian actresses resign from AMMA after rape-accused actor reinstated

Four South Indian actresses resigned from the Association of Malayalam Movie Artists (AMMA) after Malayalam actor Dileep, who has been accused of sexually assaulting one of the actresses, was reinstated into the film body.

Tollywood sex racket busted in Chicago; two top heroines named

16 Jun 2018

Tollywood sex racket busted in Chicago; two top heroines named

In what has come as a shocker for the Southern film industry, the names of two prominent heroines have cropped up in connection with an elaborate prostitution racket in Chicago which was busted by the US federal agents.

Vishwaroopam 2: Hindi trailer to be launched by Aamir Khan

09 Jun 2018

Vishwaroopam 2: Hindi trailer to be launched by Aamir Khan

Superstar Aamir Khan will be launching the Hindi trailer of Kamal Haasan's upcoming film "Vishwaroopam 2".

Rajinikanth's wife directed to repay debt worth Rs. 6.20 crore

20 Feb 2018

Rajinikanth's wife directed to repay debt worth Rs. 6.20 crore

In a major setback to Rajinikanth and his family, the Supreme Court's verdict in the 'Kochadaiiyaan' selling rights case has not come out in their favor.

Telugu comedian Gundu Hanumantha Rao passes away at 61

19 Feb 2018

Telugu comedian Gundu Hanumantha Rao passes away at 61

In a massive jolt to the Telugu film industry, comedian Gundu Hanumantha Rao, who had been entertaining the audience with his impeccable comic timing for years, is no more.

Karthik Subbaraj's next project is a silent thriller, titled 'Mercury'

17 Feb 2018

Karthik Subbaraj's next project is a silent thriller, titled 'Mercury'

Karthik Subbaraj is all set to fascinate us once again with his next outing titled as 'Mercury.' Touted to be a game changer, the silent thriller has been written and directed by the man himself.

Shoe hurled at actress Tamannaah Bhatia by upset fan

29 Jan 2018

Shoe hurled at actress Tamannaah Bhatia by upset fan

In a rather bizarre event, a footwear was hurled at Baahubali actress Tamannaah Bhatia by a 31-year-old man in Himyathnagar in Telangana, where she was present for an inauguration of a store.

Bigg Boss11: Arshi Khan bags a film with Prabhas

20 Jan 2018

Bigg Boss11: Arshi Khan bags a film with Prabhas

One of the most controversial but entertaining contestants of Bigg Boss 11, Arshi Khan, has bagged a film starring the 'Baahubali' actor, Prabhas.

Famous Kannada actor and director Kashinath dead

18 Jan 2018

Famous Kannada actor and director Kashinath dead

Kannada actor Kashinath, famous for his comic roles, died today in Bengaluru. He was suffering from cancer.

5 times fans made bizarre claims about Bollywood actors

03 Jan 2018

5 times fans made bizarre claims about Bollywood actors

Until today we knew that Aishwarya Rai has only one daughter. But a bizarre claim by a 29-year-old man (that he is her son) has baffled us completely.

Will he, won't he? Rajinikanth's political-plans to be known soon

26 Dec 2017

Will he, won't he? Rajinikanth's political-plans to be known soon

Rumors about Rajinikanth's entry into politics have made the rounds since long, but we'll finally have an answer on December 31, when the superstar himself makes a formal announcement.

Wishes pour in for superstar Rajinikanth on his 67th birthday

12 Dec 2017

Wishes pour in for superstar Rajinikanth on his 67th birthday

Superstar Rajinikanth, who is not a star but has become a brand with time, is celebrating his 67th birthday today. He enjoys God like status amongst his fans.

Popular Telugu actor Vijay Sai found dead, suicide suspected

11 Dec 2017

Popular Telugu actor Vijay Sai found dead, suicide suspected

Popular Tollywood comedian Vijay Sai was found hanging in his Jubilee Hills apartment in Hyderabad this morning. Suicide is suspected.

When Alia Bhatt said no to the 'Baahubali' actor

30 Nov 2017

When Alia Bhatt said no to the 'Baahubali' actor

'Saaho' which became the most-talked film of Prabhas after 'Baahubali', apparently has some interesting theories attached to it.

Kamal Haasan turns 63: Here's looking at his multifaceted journey

07 Nov 2017

Kamal Haasan turns 63: Here's looking at his multifaceted journey

One of Indian cinema's most versatile actors Kamal Haasan, who is also the only Indian actor whose movies have been nominated for Oscars seven times, turns 63 today.

Malayalam actress abduction/assault case: Kerala HC grants bail to Dileep

03 Oct 2017

Malayalam actress abduction/assault case: Kerala HC grants bail to Dileep

The Kerala HC has finally granted bail to popular Malayalam actor Dileep who was denied bail four times earlier.

Bengali actress Kanchana Moitra molested, bullied on road

20 Sep 2017

Bengali actress Kanchana Moitra molested, bullied on road

Bengali actress Kanchana Moitra has alleged she was molested and bullied by a group of men when she was returning home from a shoot yesterday night in Kolkata.

Sexual assault: Kerala HC denies bail for actor Dileep again

29 Aug 2017

Sexual assault: Kerala HC denies bail for actor Dileep again

For the second time, the Kerala HC has dismissed the bail plea of famous Malayalam actor Dileep. The 'superstar' is in jail for allegedly paying a gang to abduct and assault an actress in the industry.

Malayam 'superstar' Dileep arrested for planning abduction, rape of actress

11 Jul 2017

Malayam 'superstar' Dileep arrested for planning abduction, rape of actress

On 11th July, Malayalam actor Dileep was arrested and sent to 14-day judicial custody for his alleged involvement in the 'conspiracy' of abduction and rape of a popular regional actress.

Rajinikanth will enter politics: HKM leader Arjun Sampath

19 Jun 2017

Rajinikanth will enter politics: HKM leader Arjun Sampath

Superstar Rajinikanth will enter politics claimed Arjun Sampath, the Founder and State President of Hindu Makkal Katchi party.

Plagiarism Controversy: Superstar Rajinikanth's Kaala Karikaalan in trouble

09 Jun 2017

Plagiarism Controversy: Superstar Rajinikanth's Kaala Karikaalan in trouble

A Chennai court issued notice to superstar Rajinikanth following plagiarism allegations and plea against his upcoming movie 'Kaala Karikaalan'.

Raabta vs Magadheera: Sushant Singh Rajput-starrer cleared for release

08 Jun 2017

Raabta vs Magadheera: Sushant Singh Rajput-starrer cleared for release

The courts have ruled in favor of 'Raabta' in a plagiarism case by the makers of 'Magadheera', thus clearing the way for its release on June 9.

Is this the right time for Rajinikanth to enter politics?

30 May 2017

Is this the right time for Rajinikanth to enter politics?

Recent media reports have been rife with speculations on Superstar Rajinikanth's entry into politics.

Rajinikanth's decision on entry into politics by July end

27 May 2017

Rajinikanth's decision on entry into politics by July end

Rajinikanth's brother Satyanarayana Rao Gaikwad has said the actor will decide on his entry into politics by July end.

Mohanlal's Mahabharatham controversy: Protests over name

25 May 2017

Mohanlal's Mahabharatham controversy: Protests over name

'Mahabharatham', a mega Rs. 1000cr movie in the works, already has its first controversy: pro-Hindu group Kerala Hindu Aikya Vedi has opposed its release unless the name is changed.