Thursday, December 9, 2010

December 9, 2010 : If we take a glance at the Tamil film industry, we will see that only few names work as the leading heroines.
Sriya Saran, Asin, Trisha and Nayantara are counted among the top Kollywood leading ladies. But most of these ladies have now extended their reach to Bollywood and other film industries. So, they prefer to sign very less and selective projects in Kollywood.

Trisha has made her Bollywood debut with the Akshay Kumar starrer movie Khatta Meetha this year. The film could not do well at the Box Office but Trisha got noticed by the Bollywood filmmakers for her wonderful performance.

Asin is also doing quite good in Bollywood following her successful debut with Aamir Khan starrer Ghajini. As a result, the Tamil filmmakers are facing a crisis over signing a top heroine for their movies.

On the other hand, filmmakers prefer to sign the experienced heroines in their movies because these ladies are acquainted with the format of commercial cinema. According to a Top Tamil hero, it is quite tiresome to work with a new actress because they take quite long time to complete the shooting schedules and are not aware about the trends and styles for commercial cinema.

Recently, Kollywood director Lingusamy zeroed in on Sameera Reddy as one of the actresses in his multi-starrer film 'Vettai' after searching a lot for other Tamil heroines. He also signed a comparatively new actress Amala Paul for playing the other female lead. Lingusamy is known for giving equal importance to the heroines as he gives to the lead heroes. So, it was tough for him to sign a new face.

According to a leading producer, the new girls from Kerala lack glamor and style even if they can act well. But when it comes to commercial films, the producers want a package of both good acting skills and glamor in their heroines.

Another leading heroine of Kollywood is Anushka, who has also cut down her Tamil projects and prefers to work in Telugu films.

As a result, this has cleared the way for upcoming talented heroines like Amala Paul, Kajal Aggarwal, Hansika and Shruti Haasan. It seems that the crisis will soon end if these heroines can prove themselves with commercial success in Kollywood.

Kamal Haasan And Trisha Krishnan May Get Legal Notices

December 9, 2010 : South Indian actors Kamal Haasan and Trisha Krishnan may be the recipients of a legal notice by the lawmakers of Tamil Nadu for their latest Kollywood offering 'Manmadhan Ambu'.

According to reports in the media, a particular song of the yet to be released Tamil filmhas not gone down well with some people in the state, especially members of the Hindu Makkal Katchi political party. News reports claim that the lines of the 'Kannodu Kannai Kalandhal'song from 'Manmadhan Ambu' gives brief insulting references to Hindu Gods like Aranganathar and Sri Varalakshmi.

The Hindu Makkal Katchi has said in a statement to the media that such insulting content cannot be blared at every house or theater. Members of the party have demanded the omission of the particular lines from the 'Manmadhan Ambu', failing which they will be forced to take legal steps against the actors featured in the song and also the film's producers. It is on lead actors Kamal Haasan and Trisha Krishnan that Kannodu Kannai Kalandhal has been filmed. Not only that, both South Indian actors have also sung certain parts of the particular song in their own voice. Therefore they now stand guilty of insulting religious beliefs.

Nothing has been commented yet by the film's producer Udhayanidhi Stalin, its director K S Ravikumar and the actors who have been named by the Hindu Makkal Katchi. Media reports claim that all four people involved with the 'Manmadhan Ambu' song have already been warned about the steps that the party will take against them if the objectionable song is not altered. Legal notices are hence waiting for Kamal Haasan, Trisha Krishnan, Udhyanidhi Stalin and K S Ravikumar.

Namitha Excited About Her 'Powerful Character' In 'Ilaignan'

December 9, 2010 : South Indian actress Namitha is very excited about her upcoming appearance on the big screen not only for the fact that it is her first Tamil film after a long wait of fifteen months, but also because she gets to portray a very 'powerful character' in the upcoming Kollywood venture 'Ilaignan'.
Directed by Suresh Krissna, 'Ilaignan' shows Namitha in a negative avatar. In fact, the actress is the Machiavelli of 'Ilaignan' in the sense that she is the scheming woman who is also the source of all troubles in the film's storyline.

In a statement to the media, Namitha says that her role in the 2009 Tamil venture 'Jaganmohini' was well received by the audience in South India and the actress had also received rave reviews from film critics. Therefore, she had waited to repeat the success with an equally good film after 'Jaganmohini'. It now looks like 'Ilaignan' is the perfect platform to repeat the success that she had achieved in Kollywood more than a year back.

Namitha also recalls how she was convinced by her director Suresh Krissna to say yes to his project when she was initially skeptical about playing an out and out negative character on screen. Namitha now feels that she had taken the right decision to be a part of such a wonderful Kollywood project. 'Ilaignan' also stars actress Remya Nambeesan. The key factor to the success of the film is its script which has been penned by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Karunanidhi. According to reports, the actors will have a tough time speaking the Tamil that the politician has used for the film as he is a master of the language.

Issuing of ID cards for 'Kalaignar Free Housing scheme' launched

Chennai, Dec 8: The Tamil Nadu Government today launched issuing of Identity Cards to the beneficiaries of ''Kalaignar Free Housing Scheme'', aimed at making the state free from huts over a period of six months.
DMK Union and State Ministers launched the process in various parts of the state. The beneficiaries, selected to get free concrete houses would be given the ID cards till December 10, official sources said.

The process was to start yesterday but it was put off by a day in view of the emergency meeting of the state cabinet, convened by Chief Minister M Karunanidhi to reivew the flood situation in the state.

Besides Ministers, DMK MPs and MLAs distributed ID cards to the beneficiaries in all districts of the state. In the first phase, the government proposed to build three lakh concrete houses by the end of March next.

Action against Raja if proved guilty: Karunanidhi

Chennai, Dec 8 : Asserting that former Telecom Minister A Raja has done no wrong in the 2G spectrum allocation, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK President M Karunanidhi today said the party would not hesitate to take action agianst him, if he was proved guilty.
Talking to newspersons at his Gopalapuram Residence here, he said, "the DMK believes that Mr Raja has done no wrong (in the 2G spectrum allocation). The party is not willing to let him down, till the charges are proved." Reacting to the CBI raids at 14 places of Mr Raja's relatives and friends in Delhi and Tamil Nadu, Mr Karunanidhi said the DMK would definitely take action against him, if he was proved guilty.

"The DMK would not be kind and show any consideration in taking action, if Mr Raja is proved guilty," he said.

Mr Raja, who had resigned as Telecom Minister, was a prominent DMK Leader. He got elected to the Lok Sabha from Nilgiris in the state.

On Opposition demand for a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into the 2G spectrum scam, Mr Karunanidhi, referring to the remarks made by the Supreme Court, said the DMK was ready to accept a JPC probe, if the terms of reference extended to cover the spectrum allocation taken place during the previous BJP regime.