From Sivakumar’s donation to capped ticket prices in Karnataka – a quick look at everything making news in cinema today.
Keerthy Suresh will play the female lead in Samy 2, starring Vikram and Trisha. Vikram, on the other hand, will have dual roles.
After a two-year hiatus, actor Harshvardhan Rane returns to Telugu cinema with Varun Tej’s Fidaa.
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Actor Sivakumar has donated his T Nagar house to his son Suriya Sivakumar’s NGO, Agaram Foundation. The Sivakumars are reportedly relocating to a new house – Lakshmi Illam – soon.
Thondan, Samuthirakani’s film with a social message, might get delayed. Scheduled to release on May 5, the actor tweeted about the change in the film’s release date, adding that the movie will hit theatres soon.
Aamir Khan’s Thugs of Hindostan might feature the actor in a new look. A photo of him with Sushant Singh Rajput has gone viral, with the actor showing off his new pierced nose.
Baahubali 2, at the end of day four, has reportedly picked up over Rs 500 crore worldwide. Speculations have since been rife that the film will become the first Indian film to earn Rs 1,000 crore.
Karanataka’s movie ticket prices will soon not be more than Rs 200. After CM K Siddaramaiah reportedly spent over Rs 1,000 on Baahubali 2 tickets at Bengaluru’s upscale mall, his government passed an order capping cinema ticket prices at Rs 200 at single screens and multiplexes in the state.
Actor Prabhas’s photos of his wax statute at Madame Tussaud’s has gone viral on social media.
“I am really happy to have been selected by Madame Tussaud’s and I think this was only possible because of fans. I am grateful for their unconditional love and support. I am also thankful to my guru, SS Rajamouli, for the opportunity to work on this fantastic project Baahubali,” he said in a statement.
Filmmaker Kamal Haasan has finally unveiled the first look poster of his much-awaited film, Vishwaroopam 2, on his Twitter page. The first look features a wounded Kamal with the Indian flag superimposed on the image.
Ram Gopal Varma’s Sarkar 3 is now in legal trouble after Narendra Hirawat & Co filed a case against the makers. The company acquired Sarkar franchise’s copyrights after the release of the second part and is in possession of the prequel, sequel, remake and all other irreversible world negative rights in perpetuity.
“We are extremely disappointed with this move from the producers of Sarkar 3. As a cautionary step, we even issued a notice to the makers in October 2016, but they have still failed to obtain permission from us for the release of the movie,” Shreyans Hirawat, Executive Head of Narendra Hirawat & Co., said in a statement.
SS Rajamouli has been accused of hurting the sentiments of a community through the use of a “caste slur” in Baahubali 2. Members of the Arekatika Porata Samithi have filed a complaint at the Banjara Hills police station against the director for portraying their community in a bad light. The community is offended by a particular scene in which Katappa says “Katika Cheekati,” which the group claims is a caste slur.
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