Monday, August 29, 2016



Raadhika's daughter Rayane and Abhimanyu Mithun's wedding was held on Sunday, August 28, 2016.

South Indian actress Raadhika Sarathkumar's daughter Rayane married her boyfriend and cricketer Abhimanyu Mithun on Sunday. The couple, who fell in love after they first met during an IPL match, got engaged last year.

Abhimanyu Mithun has previously played for Karnataka in Ranji Trophy and has been a part of Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL tournaments. Rayane is Raadhika's daughter from her second marriage with British national Richard Hardy. Rayane currently looks after her mother's production house. Raadhika married Tollywood superstar Sarathkumar in 2001.

Rayane, the daughter of actress Raadhika Sarathkumar, has married her boyfriend and cricketer Abhimanyu Mithun on Sunday, Aug. 28. Their wedding is graced by the who's who of the film, cricket and politics fraternity.

Rayane and Abhimanyu Mithun's marriage is held in Mahabalipuram on Sunday. The wedding has been performed as per Hindu customs. Telugu superstar Chiranjeevi, Chiyaan Vikram, Sivakarthikeyan, Sivaji Ptabhu, Khushbu Sundar, Bharathiraaja, Mani Ratnam with his wife Suhasini Ratnam, K Bhagyaraj, Vairamuthu, Keerthy Suresh, Arjun Sarja, P Vasu, Shankar, Nikki Galrani, Vijay, Sripriya, Ambika and many others attended the wedding.
The elaborate wedding celebrations included a sangeet ceremony, which was held on Friday, Aug. 26. According to reports, many celebrities graced the pre-wedding event and entertained guests with their performances on Friday night.
Raadhika and her husband Sarath Kumar invited many big names from politics and film industry.

Vikram, Prabhu, Chiranjeevi, Mani Ratnam, P Bharathiraja and Vairamuthu among others were present at Rayane Radikaa and Abhimanyu Mithun's wedding.
While Rayane Radikaa is the daughter of Tamil actress Raadhika Sarathkumar, Abhimanyu Mithun is a cricketer.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Akshaye Khanna loves being a bad boy

Don't be taken in by his quiet nature and congenial face. Akshaye Khanna likes being the bad-guy in movies. As the actor makes a comeback with the upcoming film Dishoom, we are told that he was instantly convinced by the role. A source says, “When Rohit went over to meet Akshaye, he assumed it would take him a lot of convincing. But the latter was lured by the basic concept of the story. Akshaye felt that the story of a star bats man getting kidnapped barely two days before an important match makes for a thrilling premise. He was excited to work with Varun and John. But mostly , he is the last person to have any qualms about a negative role. Because, every time he's played a negative role, he's killed it, as in Humraaz and Race.“ And now with the feedback he's getting for his character Wagah in the action adventure, he has one more reason to enjoy being bad.

While portraying real-life incidents in movies, you can't take liberties: Nishikant Kamat

Nishikant Kamat is a man of few words. In fact, he confesses this, a tad self-consciously , as we settle down for the interview. He says, “It's nicer to direct a film, however speaking about it is difficult.“ The director exudes a calm confidence as he looks forward to the release of Madaari rather than get nervous about its box-office verdict. In an exclusive interview he tells us about his wish to helm fewer movies every year, his love for cinema and working with first-time producer Irrfan.

Madaari is a real-life drama. So, what were the challenges that you faced while working on it?

It is inspired by a real-life incident (the collapse of an under-construction metro bridge in Andheri in 2012). We have explored human emotions and how the whole accident affected people.While portraying real-life incidents in movies, you can't take liberties.Sticking to the milieu is tough in a real-life drama as I can't incorporate a song with the lead actor breaking into a jig or have 100 dancers in the film. At the same time, I have to make it thrilling and engaging.That is the biggest challenge.

Social media is abuzz with rumours that Irrfan's character is based on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.Is it true?

I don't understand where these rumours emerge from. I am tired of refuting these claims. His character is not based on Kejriwal.

The film also explores the father-son relationship. So, did you incorporate your personal experiences too?

I live with my father and share a normal relationship with him. I don't know if I have incorporated my personal experiences subconsciously .

The movie starts off as a thriller and gets emotional as it progresses. I don't want to reveal much but it was about time a father-son relationship was explored on screen. Having said that, everyone has questions about the way we live in the country and I'm fortunate to be working in a medium through which I can express myself. So, in this film, I have raised questions about our existence, accountability and several other issues.

You have worked with Irrfan, the actor, earlier. How different was it collaborating with him as a producer this time around?

We go back a long way . He was 27 and I was 24 when I first directed him for a TV show. Then we worked together in Mumbai Meri Jaan. Now, we are back after eight years. And the best part was that he got me onboard as the director. Once we started shooting, he was in his element as an actor. Irrfan is one of the finest actors of our country . He's not only immersed in his craft but is also demanding. He is so talented that I'm always on my toes around him.He asks the right questions, so I've to be ready with the answers.

Does that mean he made your job as a director easier?

Yes, Irrfan comes well-prepared on the sets. He is a no-nonsense actor and is serious about his work.This obviously made my job easier. He knew his costumes and dialogues and that eased my pressure to a great extent. I have not taken a single retake because he never forgot his lines.

Given a choice, would you have chosen him to play the protagonist?

Of course. We are both dedicated people when it comes to the craft. I remember there were two scenes which I had not written. Though the film was 80 per cent ready , we waited for five months to get them right. I tend to get stubborn with my scripts so Irrfan understood that.

You have made a few commercial movies but you have won more appreciation for your hard-hitting films. Do you get tempted to make commercial cinema as the box office believes in numbers?

I'm not the kind who gets carried away by formulaic cinema. I love filmmaking. If the story is good and requires a bigger star then I will need that much money to make it, and then come back to the producer with more money too. At times, I'm happy that I'm making a film on a small budget. I'm not worried about star value, the return on investment is more important. If the producer has invested in me, he must get his returns. The number game has never been important for me. A good story and correct budget makes it work. Also, if I have made a Mumbai Meri Jaan, I have also directed movies like Drishyam and Rocky Handsome.

You have also acted in a couple of films. Will you face the camera in the future too?

I act when I'm free but direction is my passion. I'm lucky that I've managed both mainstream and parallel cinema. I'm happy that now, people are enjoying films like Neerja and Airlift. If I had made Mumbai Meri Jaan today , it would have been a bigger hit. And this is a welcome change in our cinema.

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Sobhita Dhulipala (Miss India Earth 2013) I'm not obsessed with the idea of being famous; I want to be known for memorable roles: Sobhita

Sobhita Dhulipala (Miss India Earth 2013)
Sobhita Dhulipala (Miss India Earth 2013)

Sobhita Dhulipala (Miss India Earth 2013) made an impressive debut in Bollywood with Anurag Kashyap's Raman Raghav 2.0, and praises have been pouring in from all quarters ever since. In a film that boasts of powerhouse performers like Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Vicky Kaushal, she held her own with a striking performance.Critics have given her the thumbs up, and gone ahead to say that she is a perfect combination of great looks and talent. Not just in India, critics from across the globe have also praised her in the film. While critic Guy Lodge called her a `terrific cast standout' in his review in Variety , Huffington Post wrote, `The film accentuates her audacity and charm as an actor coming into her own'. Fourthree Film said, “Sobhita Dhulipala as Kaushal's girlfriend has an impressive debut.“

“This was the first film I auditioned for. I've emotionally invested in the project and getting all this praise meant a lot. To be working with people I have looked up to, in a movie that is so honest and unapologetic and also be appreciated for it, it's all surreal for me,“ an excited Sobhita tells BT, adding that she pinches herself every now and then to let reality sink in.

Talking about standing out in the psychological thriller with such brilliant actors, she says, “I wasn't trying to stand out in the first place. Like all the ingredients that come together in a dish, I believe that every actor brings something to the film. And by working with people like Anurag, Nawazuddin and Vicky , who are so dedicated and passionate, I also learnt to respect the craft.“

Sobhita, who is fluent in her mother tongue Telugu as well as in Hindi and English, adds, “I was aware that the movie was not made to please people. But India has such a diverse audience that there's space for every kind of film. I wasn't apprehensive about doing it because the script was the hero and I enjoyed the story and thought it was honest. I am not obsessed with the idea of being famous; I want to be known for memorable roles.“

Interestingly, her first ever nomination was at the Cannes Film Festival 2016. “When we returned from Cannes, Anurag sent me a link. When I opened it, I was stunned because I was nominated in the Best Performance category , and that too, for the critics' choice, a list that had some of the best actors across the world mentioned in it. It was very humbling,“ she says.

Sobhita has signed a three-film deal with Anurag's banner. “We are yet to discuss our next project. However, I'm on the verge of signing a film, which I'm excited about. It will give me scope to expand my horizon,“ she adds. Well, we are waiting to find out, too.

5 Reasons why you should watch Rajinikanth's Kabali

The baap of entertainment, Rajinikanth, is back with his latest film, Kabali. With bookings opening a week in advance, planned premiers across the globe and `grant a day's leave to watch the movie' hashtags going viral, this Pa Ranjith-directorial has created a lot of buzz. The makers give five reasons to not miss this gangster drama that releases in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi and Malay .


In his 164th outing, Rajinikanth plays a retired gangster whose past comes back to haunt him. Since the film is set in the 80s and the present day , the actor sports different looks.


As Kabali's wife Kumudavalli, Radhika Apte impressed the team with her performance. Taiwanese star Winston Chao and Malaysian actor Rosyam Nor play pivotal roles.


The film has romance, action and comedy in equal measure. If an action scene establishes Rajini's character as a don, the romantic sequence between him and Radhika will impress viewers.


There's probably no Thalaiva fan who hasn't dubsmashed to the chartbuster Neruppa Da. A mash-up video featuring characters of Ice Age: Collision Course and scenes from Kabali went viral.


While Rajini's murals on walls and buses have become a common sight, a re-branded airbus plastered with his pictures flew across destinations. Merchandises featuring the superstar, including laptop covers and mobile pouches, have also become a craze.

Kabali releases July 22.