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Kamal Haasan to step in as director on 'Shabash Kundu'

Kamal Haasan to step in as director on 'Shabash Kundu'

The actor-filmmaker said Rajeev is getting the best possible medical care in LA.

Chennai floods: When reel heroes became real heroes

Chennai floods: When reel heroes became real heroes

Actors Siddharth and RJ Balaji, popular among Tamil audiences, turned out to help the people in Chennai floods

Make music compulsory in schools, colleges: Ilayaraja

Make music compulsory in schools, colleges: Ilayaraja

 Music should be made compulsory in schools to bring down violence, maestro Ilayaraja said here on Friday.

Music composer Ilayaraja discharged, resumes work

 Music composer Ilayaraja has been discharged from hospital today and already resumed work, his eldest son Karthik Raja said.

Ilayaraja is fine, to be discharged today: Venkat Prabhu

 Actor-director Venkat Prabhu has assured fans that his uncle, eminent music composer Ilayaraja, who was admitted to hospital here, is doing fine and will be back home today.

Can't use my songs without getting rights from me: Ilayaraja

A day after securing a court order against five audio recording companies from making and selling his compositions, veteran musician Ilayaraja today said henceforth his consent was mandatory for using his works.

Ilayaraja to be honoured by 'Shamitabh' team

Ilayaraja to be honoured by 'Shamitabh' team

Filmmaker R. Balakrishnan along with the cast of ‘Shamitabh’ will honour music maestro Ilayaraja during the film's music launch Tuesday.

Why is 'Piddly' giving nightmares to Amitabh Bachchan?

Why is 'Piddly' giving nightmares to Amitabh Bachchan?

The music launch of Amitabh Bachchan's forthcoming film ‘Shamitabh’ will be held Jan 20. But the megastar says he is having nightmares over performing the ‘Piddly’ song at the event.

Yuvan Shankar Raja gets married a third time

 Music composer Yuvan Shankar Raja, son of popular music director Ilayaraja, today got married for the third time to Jaffrunnisha, a native of Keezhakarai in the district.

Noted Tamil music composer likely to join BJP

Chennai: Popular Tamil music composer, Gangai Amaran, brother of music maestro Ilayaraja, is likely to join the BJP here tomorrow in the presence of party chief Amit Shah when he will address a public meeting for the first time here after taking over as party president.

Don`t like to think of film`s success: Ram Gopal Varma

Maverick filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma, known for churning out films at regular intervals, says he enjoys the process so much that he doesn`t think about their success.

RGV`s tribute to music maestro Ilayaraja

Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma says the background score of his upcoming Telegu film `Rowdy` is a tribute to music maestro Ilayaraja.

Ilayaraja hospitalised

Ilayaraja was today admitted to a private hospital here after he complained of chest pain, sources close to the composer said.

Ilayaraja`s son set for Bollywood innings

Ilayaraja`s son Yuvan is ready to debut in Bollywood as a music director for actor Emraan Hashmi`s next film, to be helmed by Kunal Deshmukh.

French Loaf to salute Ilayaraja with 100 meter cake

India`s largest chain of bakers, The French Loaf, will create a 100 meter long photo cake of 1,000 kg by compiling 1,000 photographs of maestro Ilayaraja on it.

I don`t think about awards while composing: Ilayaraja

Legendary composer Ilayaraja, who bagged the National Award for the best background score for Malayalam film ‘Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja’, says he never thinks about awards while composing music.