From Mahesh Babu’s spy act to SS Rajamouli’s next work, a look at everything making news in cinema today.
Kareena Kapoor has been approached by Mary Kom biopic filmmaker, Omung Kumar. The film would be the first ever biopic for her.
Maanagaram actor Sundeep Kishan has replaced Naga Chaitanya in Karthick Naren’s Naragasooran.
Brahmanaman actor Shashank Arora and Raman Raghav actor Sobhita Dhulipala are a part of Nivin Pauly’s Malayalam film Moothon.
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Tabu, who was rumoured to have dated Nagarajuna in the ’90s, might play Nagarjuna’s son’s mother on screen. Produced by Nagarjuna, Tabu might play mother to Akhil Akkineni, his younger son.
SS Rajamouli has begun work on the project for which he had reportedly approached Aamir Khan. His next film will be produced by DVV Danayya.
Adding more to the nepotism debate, Shuti Haasan, at a promotional event for her upcoming Hindi film Behen Hogi Teri, said: “I am very, very proud of being Kamal Haasan and Sarika’s daughter. I am very proud of my surname, but I can also very proudly say that I have never ever used it to move ahead in my career.”
Mahesh Babu’s upcoming Tamil-Telugu bilingual Spyder is said to be a thriller based on bio-terrorism, in which he plays an Intelligence Bureau officer who takes on infectious agents with the help of high-end technology.
Comedian Kathy Griffin, who had received backlash after she released a controversial photograph of herself posing with a faux-bloody mask of Donald Trump’s face, has been fired from CNN, where she regularly played co-host on CNN’s New Year’s Eve programme. Griffin’s firing comes despite the video apology she had issued.
Celebrity lawyer Lisa Bloom, who had represented women accusing Bill Cosby and Bill O’Reilly of harassment, confirmed that she would represent Kathy for all the bullying she has endured from Trump’s family after the photo went viral.
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Composer Ilaiyaraaja, directors Pa Ranjith, Mani Ratnam and actors Sonakshi Sinha, Justin Long, Zachary Quinto, all turn a year older today!