Rajinikanth, who is less a force of nature and more an entire weather system, returns to the screen this week in and as Kabali, a Malaysia-based mafia don. Directed by Pa Ranjith, the film co-stars Radhika Apte and Dhansika
"Shanghai is the first place the film is being screened at Asia outside of India, and I was really keen to see how people from china and different parts of Asia react to the film. The jury was from China, Japan and Korea and they unanimously loved this film. The response from the Chinese audience has been overwhelming as well," said Raam Reddy in a statement.
Raam Reddy, who is excited about the nomination, said in a statement: "Thithi continues to surprise me with its traction in different countries and cultures and I am very excited to see how a Chinese audience respond to the film."
Thithi, which refers to a traditional death ceremony, won the National Award for Best Kannada Film this year. Directed by Raam Reddy, it stars a mostly unknown cast
Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap organised a special screening on National Award-winning Kannada film Thithi in Mumbai on May 29. Anurag described the movie as "funny and surprising" while Kangana Ranaut, who also attended the screening, said: "I think I shouldn't be missing it."
If you thought Darshan's waning star had finally died, think again. Producers are lining up (some quite literally) to sign the Kannada film industry's second highest earning star. In fact, five such producers even stood outside the Karnataka High Court, seeking to post Darshan's Rs. 25,000 bail. A slew of offers later, the troubled actor, jailed for allegedly beating up his wife Vijayalakshmi, wants to take trip to the Tirupati temple to offer his prayers.
The Kannada film, Prarthane, is likely to be released in November. It stars Anant Nag, Prakash Rai.
Kannada actress Nikita Thukral, who was embroiled in increasing controversy in the Darshan case, was handed a three year ban by the Kannada Producers' Association. However, incessant public outcry over the unjust and somewhat sexist decision led to the ban being revoked. In an exclusive interview with NDTV, Nikita tells us what she experienced during the harrowing past few days.
Leading stars of Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu, Imran Khan and Kareena Kapoor, along with writer-director Shakun Batra were in Delhi today, where they talked about their upcoming movie during a press conference.
After public criticism, film producers in Karnataka have reversed their three-year ban on actor Nikita Thukral, who was allegedly having an affair with superstar Darshan.