Friday, July 16, 2010

Indian Rupee Gets New symbol

Finally, the Rupee will have a symbol like the Dollar ($) or the Euro (€) or the Pound (£). The Cabinet today finalised the design for the Rupee.

IIT post-graduate Uday Kumar's entry has been selected out of five shortlisted designs as the new symbol for the Indian Rupee.

The government had organised a symbol design competition with a prize money of Rs 2.5 lakh. Five designs were shortlisted from a competition and all new notes will bear the design finally approved.

The growing influence of the Indian economy in the global space is said to have prompted this move that will result in the Indian rupee joining the select club of global currencies like the US dollar, the British Pound, European Euro and Japanese Yen that have unique symbols.

The abbreviation for the Indian Rupee, 'Re' or 'Rs' is used by India's neighbours Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Neetu Worried About her personal life

Neetu Chandra is worried a lot about the way her personal life has changed after stepping into the tinsel town. “I find it difficult to walk freely on the road. My personal life has gone for a toss,” she says.

The bombshell, who says she knew these things would happen and was ready for it, adds: “But somehow I feel uneasy when people recognise me when I walk on the road. I have lost my freedom, if I am right.”

Introduced by Priyadarshan in his Hindi film ‘Garam Masala’, Neetu has so far acted in 11 films in Hindi, three in Telugu and two in Tamil -‘Yavarum Nalam’ and ‘Theeradha Vilaiyattu Pillai’. And now, she has more offers in her bag.

“I am there in four upcoming Hindi films. I am eagerly waiting to do a challenging role in a Tamil movie. Recently, I have done a dance number with director Ameer for ‘Yutham Sei’, directed by Mysskin,” she adds.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Anushka in mangatha ?

Hey folks... things are getting clearer on the next film of Ajith. There were enough truth and gossips were written on Ajith's film after the not so good ‘Aasal’. So after Gautham Menon walked out of the project IndiaGlitz first reported that Venkat Prabhu and Ajith had a secret meeting to discuss a film together.

Now the truth is out. Ajith's next film is produced by Dhayanidhi Alagiri and directed by Venkat Prabhu. And the film is titled ‘Mangatha’.

And the other truth is Anushka will sing and dance with Ajith replacing Samantha. Samantha was considered for the heroine role when Gautham was to do the film. ‘Mangatha’ is a big leap in the graph of Anushka as she is pairing with the third top hero this year. After ‘Vettaikkaran’ with Vijay and ‘Singam’ with Suriya, ‘Mangatha’ with Ajith is a dream offer for Anushka.

But it does cross our minds here Anushka's comment while speaking at the press meet of ‘Singam’ is Telugu dubbed version 'Yamudu' only a couple of days ago. At the press meet Anushka said “Although I do films in Tamil my first preference undoubtedly is Telugu”. ‘Singam’ was her third film and first hit in Tamil after ‘Rendu’ with Madhavan and ‘Vettaikkaran’ with Vijay.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Aish Gets Rajini's Blessings

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan not just took Superstar Rajinkanth, but the entire ‘Endhiran’ unit by surprise, when she touched the top actor’s feet to seek his blessings during the last day of the shooting of the film last week.

According to reports, the former Miss World found it hard to leave the place (Sun Studios on the outskirts of Chennai), as she became very close to each and every member of the cast and crew of the movie which was shot for almost two years.

“After the last shot was filmed, Aishwarya touched the Superstar’s feet seeking his blessing. Rajini, who didn’t expect this, was shocked initially but soon composed himself and blessed her,” reports said.

Now that the shooting has been completed, Sun Pictures, the producers of this multicrore extravaganza, is getting ready for the release of the film. The initial focus is on the audio launch which is slated to happen at the end of this month in Malaysia.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Sonam Kapoor - Hollywood Offer

Anil Kapoor’s daughter Sonam Kapoor has received an offer to star in the Hollywood flick 30 Minutes Or Less, which will be directed by Reuben Fleischer. Anil was in Los Angeles to meet Ben Stiller for their joint venture when he mentioned about his daughter Sonam starring in his home production Aisha. Stiller immediately requested to see the show reel and satisfied with her performance made an offer.

Sonam is currently busy with Aisha, Thank You and Mausam and is working out her dates to accommodate the Hollywood film.

The actress has also got another offer from Edoardo Ponti for his film titled Das, we hear.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Sameera & co walks the ramp

The five-day fashion extravaganza Gitanjali Lifestyle Chennai International Fashion Week Season 2 (CIFW), which had captured the hearts of many a fashion-conscious person, finally came to an end.

Of the two actresses that walked the ramp during this event, Anuya, sporting a dress designed by Nitya Singh, turned out to be the show stopper while Samantha of Vinnaithaandi Varuvaya fame scorched the ramp for Mehaj Ismail.

Actor Arya Banerjee of Love, Sex and Dhoka fame walked the ramp for Krishna Mehta while fashion diva and film star Sameera Reddy was the show stopper for Neeta Lulla. Nila walked the ramp for Satya Paul, which provided the finale to the mega fashion event.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Tabu Refuses Gowtham Once Again

It is well-known that Tabu and Gautham Menon’s association dates back to his assistant director days. The actress was the heroine of Kandukondein Kandukondein and Gautham was the assistant director in that film. Gautham is currently directing a thriller with debut hero Veera and Sameera Reddy. This film has a very important role and the director had approached Tabu to play that role.

Tabu had agreed to star in the film and requested the script of the film. When she came to know that her role is miniscule, she is said to have rejected the offer.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Anushka- Not associated with Vaanam

When most of the media is abuzz with the launch of 'Vaanam' and the new pair of Silambarasan and Anushka we hear a different story from some sources. According to some news reaching us, Anushka is not the heroine of the film ‘Vaanam’ but she has been signed for an item song number only.

‘Vaanam’ is the remake of the recent sensational Telugu hit directed by Krish with Allu Arjun, Manoj Manchu, Anushka, Manoj Bajpai, Lekha Washington and others playing the lead roles. Tamil 'Vaanam' is being produced by B Ramesh and ‘VTV’ Ganesh and will have music by Yuvan Shankar Raja.

The story now doing rounds is this. Anushka first refused to play the same role in Tamil and then the Tamil producers asked her to do an item number only in the Tamil version. Still not interested Anushka quoted an exorbitant price thinking the producers will then avoid her for the film. However, when our producers agreed to the quoted price Anushka had no choice but to agree.

But the same Anushka has done an item role in Telugu for free. Of course that was for her close friend Bhoomika. Bhoomika is producing a Telugu film 'Thakita Thakita' and Anushka did a guest role with out any remuneration.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Trisha - Lost and Found Again

Trisha, who is enjoying every minute of her shoot for ‘Manmadhan Ambu’, her first film with Kamal Haasan, gave tense moments to her mother Uma Krishnan and crew members of the movie, when she reportedly lost her way on the cruise liner MNS Splendida.

“Since the ship is very huge, everyone was given with a blueprint of the vessel which would help reach a particular place. However, Trisha somehow went missing. Thankfully we found her after some time,” a source was quoted saying.

Meanwhile, the actress, who is an active netizen, has been singing praises about the ‘Ulaga Nayagan’ on a microblogging site. “Working with the legend n my most favourite actor Mr Kamal Haasan is the best part of it all....he will never cease to amaze me,” the actress tweeted.

Happy to be working with Madhavan, her first film (‘Lesa Lesa’) hero, again, she said, “It’s so good to be working with Maddy after seven long years. His pretty wife Saritha and adorable son Vedant are also here.”

The actress didn’t stop at that, but chirped that the entire unit of ‘Manmadhan Ambu’, directed by K S Ravikumar and produced by Udhayanidhi Stalin, felt more like family than colleagues. “Such a fun and affectionate star cast and crew!” she gushed.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Madhumitha Follows PadmaPriya

Many actresses have proved that it is not just beauty and glamour that they possess but they have the brains as well. Padmapriya, Pooja and Madhumitha are academically inclined and have also carved a niche for themselves in the film industry. Joining this league of actresses will be Priyanka of Veyyil fame. The lady declares that though she has chosen acting as her career, she would continue with the academics too. She revealed that plans afoot to enroll in a correspondence course and pursue MBA.

Priyanka has a couple of Tamil films in her kitty including Vaanam Paatha Seemaiyile and Kizhakku Seemaiyile part 2.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Lakshmi Rai Dhoni Link Comes To An End

The entire cricket crazy nation is dumbstruck and surprised at the sudden announcement of betrothal and subsequent quick wedding of Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni with his childhood friend Sakshi Singh Rawat. It has sent a surprise wave of sorts among people.

However one person who appeared to ‘know it all’ is our very own Lakshmi Rai who was time and again linked with the smart cricketer and was perpetually involved in denying the link ups. When asked, the Irumbu Kottai Murattu Singam star says, “I am very glad that my dear friend Dhoni is married now. This will certainly put an end to people linking me with him”. She also added that she had known this little secret of Dhoni that he is seeing Sakshi and was on his way to announce his wedding. Lakshmi wished the couple a long and happy wedded life together.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Bhoomika and Sneha together

Amaravathy’, a Telugu film starring Sneha, Bhoomika, Ravibabu and Tarak, is all set to speak in Tamil. The dubbing version of the movie, titled ‘Anjugam’, will hit cinema halls in Tamil Nadu soon. The Tamil version is produced by Sathish Film Corporation.

Directed by Ravibabu, who is also in-charge of story and screenplay departments, the movie has music by Sekar Chandra and cinematography by Sudhakar Reddy.

‘Anjugam’ is a crime thriller. The plot is about a dashing Special Task Force officer investigating a series of mysterious murders in the city. The performances of Sneha and Bhoomika will add value to ‘Anjugam’, say sources

Meanwhile, the music of Sneha’s long-pending film ‘Vande Matharam’, starring Arjun and Mammootty in lead roles, will be launched today. The movie is directed by Aravind T and produced by Henry is expected to be released soon.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Trisha trying for Size Zero

Trisha was always a fitness freak and the actress is doing everything maintain her shape fit and slim. She survives even after knowing the south Indian's like chubby chicks.

Recently director K S Ravikumar asked Trisha to put a few kilos more for ‘Manmadhan Ambu’ but the actress said a passionate no. She told him to ask her anything else but to put on weight. Trisha is now seriously considering a career in Bollywood and so she is taking Size Zero as serious.

Another actress who got interested in Size Zero is Lakshmi Rai. Even Rai is doing it for a career in Bollywood. She is now into Ayrvedic therapy to lose all her flab quickly. Laksmi Rai vacated her Chennai apartment and moved to Mumbai for being close to Bollywood. She doesn’t have any film in Tamil except ‘Kanchana’ directed by Larencce.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Dhanush's second son named

Rajinikanth’s daughter and Dhanush’s wife Aishwarya delivered a male baby a few days ago. The naming ceremony for the new born was held yesterday at the Superstar’s residence without much fanfare. The boy is named Linga. On choosing the name, Dhanush said that being a devotee of lord Shiva, he chose the name.
Those present during the naming ceremony were Rajinikanth, his wife Latha and Dhanush’s parents along with their family members.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Vidya Balan Upset With Priyamani

Sources in Bollywood say that Priyamani’s cousin and actress Vidya Balan feels that Priyamani should’ve opted for a full-fledged role for her Bollywood entry rather than a cameo. The actress was reportedly upset that her cousin chose a role that was not even akin to a second heroine. However, with Priyamani being appreciated by the media for her role in Mani Ratnam’s Raavan, Vidya should be satisfied that her sister made the right decision.

It is worth mentioning here that Vidya had starred in Mani Ratann’s Guru a couple of years ago, the film in which Aishwarya Rai played the female lead.