A quick look at everything making news in cinema today.
Dulquer Salman has signed on to be a part of Ra Karthik’s debut directorial.
Samuthirakani will play Jimson in the Tamil remake of Maheshinte Prathikaram.
Deepika Padukone might be a part of the next installment in the XXX series.
Trisha Krishnan says that her upcoming 96 is another Vinnaithandi Varuvaaya.
Heard On The Street
Kaala Karikalan may feature a cameo by Dhanush, Aishwarya Dhanush, reports indicate.
2.0 might not make it to its scheduled release date. The extensive VFX work means that the film could be delayed further than its January 26 release date.
T Rajender has slammed the Central Government’s decision to impose 28% tax on regional cinema. At a recent event, he said:
“Except Kamal Haasan, nobody has come out in protest against the Central Govt’s decision to impose 28% GST on cinema. This is an attempt on the part of the Centre to suppress, sideline and ultimately, destroy regional cinema. Yet, none of the so-called big actors have said anything about it. I plan to hold a protest against GST soon.”
The Bombay HC has questioned the Maharashtra Government’s decision to allow actor Sanjay Dutt’s early release from prison. “Was the DIG, Prisons consulted or did the jail superintendent directly send his recommendation to the governor? Isn’t there a uniform procedure followed for all prisoners who receive good conduct reports? ” the bench asked.
“Also, how did the authorities assess that Dutt’s conduct was good? When did they get the time to make such assessment when he was out on parole half the time?” the bench said.
Let Them Eat Cake!
Actors GV Prakash Kumar, Sona Heiden, Sugandha Garg will all turn a year older today!