Here are the top stories of the week!
A much-loved actor-director combination is back with the Tamil remake of Tumhari Sulu, and director Radha Mohan could not be happier. When he first watched the Hindi original, he did so for Vidya Balan, “a terrific performer”. When he was approached for the Tamil remake with Jyothika, he was more than happy to come on board.
Read full interview: ‘There’s A Lot Of Positivity Around This Project’: Director Radha Mohan On Tumhari Sulu Remake
For every Rajinikanth movie, his ardent fans expect to get floored every time he appears on the screen and from Kaala, they have the same skyrocketing expectations. Director Pa. Ranjith who has worked with the superstar in Kabali is aware that in a Rajinikanth movie, he has to play to the galleries and the Kaala teaser is exactly that.
Read here: Kaala Teaser Out: Rajinikanth Is Back As The Messiah Of The Subalterns
The South Indian film industry will go on a strike starting today owing to a disagreement between producers and the Digital Service Providers (DSP). The Tamil and Telugu industry have confirmed their participation, and the Malayalam and Kannada producers may join them in the protest against the Virtual Print Fee (VPF) levied by the DSPs. The strike was called following the failure of talks between the two parties.
Read here: South Indian Film Industry Strike: All You Need To Know About The Squabble Between Producers & DSPs
A reporter’s account of covering ‘Naalai Namadhe’ – Kamal Haasan’s political rally that took place on February 21.
Read here: Kamal Haasan’s ‘Naalai Namadhe’ Tour: Through The Eyes Of A Reporter
India woke up on Sunday with news of the shocking demise of actress Sridevi, 54, who made a mark in Hindi and the Southern film industries. The actress, who was attending a wedding in the family, passed away in Dubai on February 24, following cardiac arrest. She is survived by her husband Boney Kapoor, and children Jhanvi and Khushi.
Read here: In Memory Of Sridevi: The Actress India Was Enamoured With
Here Are Some Fun Facts To Keep You Going Till The Awards Ceremony On Monday