"The team, along with Vijay Sethupathi and Lakshmi Menon, left for Bangkok on Thursday. They will be shooting two songs and a few scenes if needed. They are expected to return on August 16," a source from the film's unit said
India's movie industry is the biggest in the world, producing more than 1,600 new films a year in more than 20 local languages. And Rajinikanth is the biggest star in that firmament, if sheer, over-the-top fan mania is the measure
"Dhanak is a happy film which I did to remind myself the world is not an altogether bad place, a far cry from my previous directorial Lakshmi which was a gut-wrenching story on trafficking," said Nagesh Kukunoor
"I don't remember being this upset when any other performer's death. Not Michael Jackson, not anybody. David Bowie, yes, because I know Iman and David," she said, adding, "And I knew Prince too, but I wasn't that close to him. But I just knew him. I've been depressed all week"
Padma Lakshmi, who described Salman Rushdie as "lethally eloquent", mentioned his reaction after she featured on the cover of Newsweek magazine. "The only time Newsweek put me on their cover was when someone was trying to put a bullet in my head," he had said
"It has come to my knowledge that someone who claims to be me is on Twitter. It's a fake profile. I request my colleagues and fans to stop following and replying to the profile," Lakshmi said in a video message. Lakshmi is currently awaiting the release of her Tamil film Miruthan
"My character is quite serious and there's a story behind his behaviour, which explains why he is the way he is. His past has shaped the way he is today," says Rana Daggubati. The movie is a remake of the Malyalam hit Bangalore Days and has a multi-star cast of Arya, Bobby Simhaa, Sridivya, Samantha, Parvathy and Lakshmi Rai
"I don't think India has a bad or a good image. I think India has a very complicated image in the West. There are extraordinary things - both good and bad - about our country. I think India is a source of fascination and mystery to people. They love Indian food; they love the handicraft, which comes from here and the old traditions"
"We had to rely a lot on VFX (visual effects). Gunasekhar and art director Thota Tharani spent months in Warangal, studying the remains of the Kakatiya dynasty.This is Gunasekhar's story. So I chose to see it from his point of view. I trusted his vision and blindly followed his lead," said Anushka
"PM Modi, who was really touched by the family's gesture to invite him, said that he would try to attend the wedding if it doesn't clash with his China trip," a source revealed
Sonakshi, who looked gorgeous in a mauve lehenga-choli, pearls and a kundan mang-tika, also posted pictures with Hema Malini, Jaya Bachchan, Tina Ambani and Poonam Dhillon, looking elegant in their wedding finery
Celebrities took to Twitter to mourn the death of K Balachander, legendary filmmaker of the Tamil Industry, who died of a cardiac arrest on Tuesday.