Will Bollywood look beyond star sons and daughters?

This is not a critique of the kinds of movies that the Hindi film industry churns out. It isn’t a review of the style of acting or lack thereof either. What this is, however, is commentary from an outsider. A well-wisher perhaps, an admirer even, of the reach and fight that Bollywood puts up in a global film market that’s dominated by the all-consuming juggernaut that is Hollywood. And this commentary follows an opinion formed from hours of waiting at a barber’s and flipping through the pages of many a…

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Suriya, director Vignesh Shivan to team up for next

Tamil actor Suriya, who is currently busy with Tamil actioner S3, also known as Singam 3, will team up with Naanum Rowdydhaan director Vignesh Shivan for a yet-untitled film. “Happy to associate with Suriya and Vignesh Shivan for our next project. Anirudh Ravichander has been roped in to compose the tunes,” read a statement from Studio Green, who will be bankrolling the project. The Tamil film, which happens to be Suriya’s 35th film, is expected to go on the floors next month. According to a source close to the film’s…

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Ranvir Shorey in Konkona’s directorial debut

Aparna Sen went on to become one of India’s most accomplished filmmakers, daughter Konkona Sen Sharma is now following in her footsteps. The actress is all set to make her directorial debut with A Death In The Gunj. The film, shooting for which will start this month, stars Tillotama Shome, Ranvir Shorey, Vikrant Massey, Kalki Koechlin, Gulshan Devaiah, Tanuja and Om Puri. Tillotama, who had earlier worked with Koko inNayantara’s Necklace, says, “Konkona is a dear friend. We haven’t started filming yet, but her approach to filmmaking has filled me…

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‘Singam 3’ to get new title

Suriya-starrer Tamil actioner ‘Singam 3’, which goes on the floors this week, is all set to be rechristened. The makers are planning to announce the new title on Wednesday. “The new title will be announced on Wednesday midnight. We’re changing the title for a special reason, which we plan to reveal shortly,” said a source from the film’s production unit. To be directed by Hari, the film will be produced by Suriya’s home banner 2D Entertainment. Anushka Shetty and Shruti Haasan have been roped in to play the female leads.

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Sanjay Dutt Arms and Ammunitions case

Sanjay Dutt has been serving his jail term after the Supreme Court sentenced him to five years in jail due to his involvement in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case. After being arrested from the airport in 1994, the actor had confessed that mafia don, Abu Salem, had visited his home in January 1993 with Samir Hingora and Hanif Kadawala, proprietors of Magnum Video and alleged close associates of underworld don, Dawood Ibrahim. Sanjay Dutt had said that they had brought three AK-56 rifles with ammunition, and he had kept…

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