From Amyra Dastur’s new Telugu film to the end of Lipstick Under My Burkha‘s censorship troubles, here’s a quick look at all the news in cinema today.
Raashi Khanna may team up with Varun Tej for a lighthearted entertainer.
Amyra Dastur has replaced Sai Pallavi in Sundeep Kishan’s next.
A film on Madonna’s rise to pop music stardom is in the works.
Seth Rogen and Billy Reichen might play Timon and Pumbaa in the new Lion King adaptation.
Heard On The Street
Mahesh’s SPYder might be postponed to July or August, according to sources.
MS Bhaskar has said that he wants to avoid “repetitive” roles in order to avoid being typecast.
Dhanush has said that his Pa Paandi was not made to “prove a point to anybody“.
The FCAT tribunal has directed the CBFC to issue an ‘A’ certificate to Lipstick Under My Burkha. The film was famously denied a censor certificate by the CBFC on the grounds that it was “lady-oriented,” leading to much criticism in the media.
Setting aside the arguments made by the CBFC, the FCAT tribunal has asked that the film be granted an ‘A’ certificate with “voluntary and some additional cuts and deletions”. It has asked the film-makers to reduce the duration of sex scenes. The FCAT is the tribunal that hears appeals filed by film-makers and producers who are aggrieved by the CBFC’s orders.
Rest In Peace
NK Viswanathan, director of Inaindha Kaigal and Jaganmohini, passed away at his residence in Chennai on 25 April.
Let Them Eat Cake!
Actors Moushumi and Saranya Ponvannan, and musician L Shankar will all turn a year older today.