The Tamil film industry plunged into gloom following the death of legendary filmmaker K. Balachander. The industry members and thousands from various walks of life assembled at his residence here Wednesday to pay their last respects to the thespian.
Actor Ajay Devgn, who has been lauded equally for his intense dramatic roles as for his comical avatar, feels the reason why movies like "Zakhm" and "The Legend of Bhagat Singh" aren't made anymore is due to the commercial nature of cinema and risk involved with big budget movies.
Rohan Sippy is set to direct an adaptation of "Turbulence", a book penned by Samit Basu and the filmmaker, who also made "Nautanki Saala!" - a remake of French film "Apres Vous", says adapting books into films is harder than making remakes of movies.
Bengali movie "Chotushkone", starring talents as versatile as Aparna Sen and Parambrata Chatterjee, will release in five Indian cities Friday by popular demand. It will be subtitled in English for non Bengali-speaking audiences.
The digitally restored Tamil dubbed version of Telugu cult classic 'Sankarabharanam is slated for release in October. Playback singer S.P Balasubrahmanyam aka SPB, who had crooned all the songs in the film, says that it's an epic journey of his life.
Actress Karthika Nair, who plays the twin sister of actor-comedian Allari Naresh in upcoming Telugu action-comedy "Brother of Bommali", has impressed the film's director B. Chinni with her comic skills.
Bangladeshi director Tanvir Mokammel's obsession with rivers is nothing new. Two of his feature films are set in the backdrop of the liberation war of the country and unfold on banks of river Chitra and Modhumati.
Director Homi Adajania is set to bring to the table "Finding Fanny", an English language film with a cast of desi actors. The experiment is not new, but it stands a testimony to how the multiplex culture is allowing filmmakers to try new ways of attracting youth, say distributors.
Actress Tejaswi Madivada, who is playing the lead in Ram Gopal Varma-directed Telugu thriller `Ice Cream`, says working with the auteur matters the most to her and not whether he is able to churn out hit films or not.
The original bubbly girl of Bollywood, Preity Zinta, who has constantly been in news of late for her allegation against industrialist Ness Wadia, it seems has decided not to let the incident bog her down.