From Karthi’s new cop role to Aftab Shivdasani’s Tamil debut, here’s a roundup of all the news in cinema today.
Karthi will play Dheeran Thirukumaran in Dheeran Adhigaram Ondru.
Lakshmi Priyaa will play a cop in her next film.
Naga Chaithanya has walked out of Naragasooran; Shriya Saran has been roped in for a pivotal role in the film.
Shahid Kapoor, Kiara Advani, and Sanjay Leela Bhansali will team up for Tuesdays and Fridays.
Sunainaa has a major new role in Enai Nokki Paayum Thota.
Aftab Shivdasani will make his Tamil debut soon.
Heard On The Street
The Tamil remake of Charlie has been dropped. Sai Pallavi has now moved on to Karu, directed by Vijay.
Meanwhile Madhavan is reportedly collaborating with Vijay on a project later this year.
Kamal Haasan has sought an exemption from appearing before the court, after a case was filed by the right-wing group Hindu Munani Katchi, who accused Kamal of hurting religious sentiments with his comments on the epic Mahabharata.
Actor Tovino Thomas has said that he’s not so “talentless” that he can be sidelined easily. He said, “I don’t believe I am so talentless that anyone can sideline me. I never had that insecurity. Sometimes you feel but it becomes a problem only when you overthink it and get bothered about it. Currently, I have enough projects for the next two years. No one can take that away from me.
Also, in the last four years many actors have come into the industry but those who are talented are still here. Every year, close to 150 movies are released here and frankly there’s space for even more male leads. The industry is growing – in terms of budget, revenue and quality. The truth is that you now need more people to run the industry.”
A harassment suit has been filed against Millennium Films for fostering a culture that is demeaning towards actresses and female employees. The suit alleges that women were called “whores,” “c—suckers,” and “mistresses,” and actresses were routinely called “too fat,” “too ugly,” and “too old.”
The case was filed under a pseudonym, Jane Roe, but the person has been identified as a former director of development at the Los Angeles based company that produced such films as The Expendables, London Has Fallen, and the 2008 blockbuster Rambo. The suit names CEO Avi Lerner as a defendant, and alleges that he made many of the disparaging remarks.
Let Them Eat Cake!
Actors Trisha Krishnan and Arthi Agarwal, and golfer Jyothi Randhawa will all turn a year older today.