Nayanthara’s Speech On Women In Mainstream Cinema; Prasoon Joshi’s New Rules

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Harshvardhan Kapoor is all set to play Olympic Gold medalist Abhinav Bindra in a new biopic.

Indrajith Sukumaran will play a cop in Karthick Naren’s Naragasooran

Premam duo Siju Wilson and Sharafudheen will next be seen in a comedy thriller is titled Mandakini.

Director Puri Jagannadh will be directing an Indo-Pakistan love story for his son, Akash’s debut film.


The new CBFC chief Prasoon Joshi has reportedly introduced new rules for the board, which will include no sharing of information about suggested cuts with the filmmakers and that the certificate will be the only communication with them. Earlier, informal communication used to help filmmakers negotiate before they received the certificate.



Actress Kalki Koechlin, in a recent interview, spoke about how it’s high time that people accepted the existence of “gender discrimination” in the film industry. 

“I am sorry, it’s not an opinion. It’s a fact that the film industry is male-dominated. You can’t have any arguments about that. It’s true that things are a bit complicated. Filmmaking is a business model, and you can’t expect to be paid equally just on the basis of your sex. [The] success of films like Piku (2015) or Queen (2013) does point to the fact that women, too, can carry films forward, and that films with female protagonists also do good business and bring in good amounts of money. If that happens, then women have every right to ask to be paid as [much as] the male counterparts.”

Along similar lines, South Indian actress Nayanthara said that women in mainstream cinema are not given enough importance. A video of her speech at the recently concluded SIIMA Award had gone viral. In the video, she says:

“This award is very special to me. Irumugan is a mainstream, proper proper commercial film. Usually, in a proper commercial film, with a big star like Vikram Sir, heroines won’t have much work. They won’t give them that much importance. But thank you, I really want to thank Anand Shankar, for believing in me and believing that a heroine can do so much more than just do the songs.”


Actress Kangana Ranaut, who recently opened a can of worms with respect to her relationship with actor Aditya Pancholi, might face legal trouble. The actress on an episode of Aap Ki Adalat said that Pancholi had got her an apartment but it was like “house arrest” for her, wherein she wasn’t allowed to step out or have friends over. She further added that she spoke to his wife but she wouldn’t help. 

Reacting to this, Pancholi told Bollywood Life that the actress was “mad” and that her comments have really affected his family. 


“She is a mad girl, what to do, did you see the interview? Didn’t you feel like some mad person was talking? Who talks like that? We have been in the industry for so long, nobody has ever spoken anything so evil about anyone. What should I say, she’s a mad girl. If you throw stones in mud, it will only spoil your clothes. I am going to take a legal action against her. She is lying that’s why I am taking legal action against her. I don’t know about other people, but as far as my story goes and what she has spoken about me, she has said all lies. She has to prove that I have done that. My family is very much affected by it. My wife and I will take legal action against her.”

Let them eat cake!

Actors Idris Elba and Naomie Harris will turn a year older today!