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While at college he almost lost a leg in a nasty accident while riding pillion on a motorcycle.
Doctors attending to him prophesied that he might never walk again. Twenty three surgeries and three years later, Kennedy John Victor or Vikram, as he's known, bounced back to action, his passion for the silver screen intact and his morale high.
However, he could not go very far and at one stage even had to turn into a dubbing artiste in Tamil films, speaking in the voices of actors like Abbas and Prabhu Deva. »
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Bollywood megastar, Salman Khan, is set to descend on the UK and wow audiences onstage after 12 years, with a galaxy of stars in the eagerly-awaited, live event of the decade, Da-bangg The Tour. Taking place at Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham on Saturday 16th September; and The O2 Arena London on Sunday 17th September; the stage extravaganza is presented by Lyca and brought to UK audiences by Farhath Hussain and Think Events.
As part of a global tour and already having amassed sellout dates in Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong, Da-bangg The Tour is on its way to the UK, presenting the undisputed King of the Bollywood Box Office, Salman Khan, alongside a host of dazzling luminaries including silver screen starlets Sonakshi Sinha, Jacqueline Fernandez and Daisy Shah; superstar of the South, actor, dancer and director, Prabhu Deva; chart-topping rapper Badshah; rising star Sooraj Pancholi; evergreen music artist Kamaal Khan; and »
- Stacey Yount
Shabeer, who debuted in Kollywood with Lakshmy Ramakrishnan’s Nerungi Vaa Muthamidathey, followed it up with 54321. Now he has signed Prabhu Deva’s Karuppu Raja Vellai Raja to play a role with a negative shade. We talk to the young talent to find out details.
How did you bag the role?
My friend Varun was the one who referred me to Prabhu Deva for this role. I am into a lot of fitness and apparently, it suited the character. Prabhu Deva sir liked my pictures with the long-bearded look which is a little unique. He wanted to meet me if I »
It’s final. Prabhu Dheva will direct the third instalment of the Salman Khan’s loopy lawmaker Chulbul Pandey’s wacky exploits. The decision to not let Arbaaz Khan direct Dabangg 3 was taken by Arbaaz himself. Says a source close to Salman, “Arbaaz wiped his hands off the franchise after directing the second instalment. In fact he was not supposed to direct the second Dabangg film either. Arbaaz came on board only after there wasRead More
- Subhash K. Jha
Actor-filmmaker Prabhudheva, last seen on screen in Tamil horror-comedy Devi, has begun work on his next project Karuppu Raja Vellai Raja, which marks his return to direction in Kollywood after six years. His last Tamil directorial project was Vishal-starrer Vedi, a remake of Telugu film, Souryam. »
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Bollywood's National Award winning choreographer, actor, and director, Ganesh Acharya has undergone a tremendous physical transformation. He apparently weighed over 200 Kgs in 2015, after which his determination led to something awesome.
Ganesh has now reportedly, lost around 85 Kgs within the last 1 and a half years and he credits his resoluteness for the champion Transfiguration. He played a significant role in Prabhu Deva's Abcd, and he has also choreographed massive hit songs like Katrina Kaif's Chikni Chameli. He was also seen in Kollywood as the villain in the Jiiva starrer, Rowthiram.
As per media reports, a YouTube video »
Behindwoods presents to you some quickies from behind the woods that might not have caught your attention!
> As we know, Vishal and Karthi, the pillars of the Nadigar Sangam are coming together for a film, Karuppu Raja Vellai Raja. The film also stars Sayyeshaa Saigal of Vanamagan fame. The update from this team is that it goes on floors today. This Harris Jayaraj musical is written by the late K Subash and is directed and produced by Prabhu Deva.
> We had already reported that Gv Prakash will be collaborating with director Ezhil for a comedy entertainer. The film »
Talking about the film and the songs, the duo says, "This is our fifth film together and the album has 4 songs in it. As everyone knew, we were the kids of 90's and we used to have a huge craze on Prabhu Deva sir's dance moves. Now watching him dance to our tunes is like a fantasy to both of us. We both are eagerly waiting for the songs to release. »
Shashank Purushotham, who was last seen in Shuddhi, will be sharing the screen space with Prabhu Deva in Mercury. Shashank will be playing the main lead in this film while Prabhu Deva will be the baddie. Interestingly, this is the first time that Prabhu Deva is playing a villain in his career and he is looking forward to the film’s release to gauge the audiences’ reaction. Apart from Prabhu Deva, Shashank will have to fight four other baddies, including Sananth Reddy and Deepak Paramesh. Remya Nambeesan is playing the female lead. »
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Prabhu Deva, is getting back to direction with Karuppu Raja Vellai Raja, which has Karthi and Vishal playing the lead roles and .
Our close sources hint us that the team is most likely to start rolling from the 3rd of July, and the shooting has been planned for 90 days of time. It is not sure if the makers have planned it as a full fledged one schedule without break, or multiple schedules with a break. This action thriller has music by Harris Jayaraj. »
Prabhu Deva, who made a strong comeback to Kollywood as an actor with Devi, has Mercury and Gulebagavali in his lineup. With regard to Gulebagavali, it was told that the team shot a song on a whopping budget of 2 crores, erecting huge sets.
We got in touch with the film's director Kalyan to know more about this. He told, "We constructed four sets for the song, and there is going to be a lot of CG effects involved in this song. Hollywood technicians will be working on the post production CG works. We shot for eight days, »
Nayanthara's upcoming Tamil thriller Kolaiyuthir Kaalam is remade in Hindi and the film is in its final stage of production. The Hindi remake is titled Khamoshi and it will feature Prabhu Deva and Tamannaah.
The latest we hear from Bollywood daily is that Prabhas has signed the film and he will be doing a small cameo. Tamannaah and Prabhas have become one of the best pairs on-screen post Baahubali and this news has thrilled their fans. It can be recalled that Prabhas did a cameo in Prabhu Deva’s Action Jackson and this time he will be doing a cameo »
Karthik Subbaraj has just made two big announcements about his directorial venture with Prabhu Deva titled ‘Mercury’ and his production venture starring Vaibhav titled ‘Meyaadha Maan’. The guests for the event included Mani Ratnam and Bharathiraja.
At the event which saw these two big announcements, Bharathiraja was all praise for the young and dynamic filmmaker Karthik Subbaraj. He had given an open statement saying “Karthik Subbaraj will become like a Mani Ratnam.” A statement to treasure for the Jigarthanda director who has created a wave in Tamil cinema in the past few years with his films. »
Karthik Subbaraj has just made an announcement about his next film with Prabhu Deva. The film has been titled ‘Mercury’ and will have Prabhu Deva playing the villain. Mercury also stars Sananth Reddy, Deepak Paramesh and Remya Nambeesan in pivotal roles.
Mercury is apparently a silent thriller film with the tagline ‘Silence is the most powerful scream.’ Prabhu Deva will play the villain opposite the protagonists Sananth, Deepak, Anish, Shashank and Induja. It has music by Santhosh Narayanan.
Another announcement made was about Karthik Subbaraj’s production. As we had reported earlier it has been titled ‘Meyaadha Maan’ and will star Vaibhav »
After Iraivi, Karthik Subbaraj has been occupied with filming his next with Prabhu Deva in the lead role. Sources close to the unit inform us that National Award-winning cinematographer Tirru is handling the lens for this film. The shoot for this film is apparently almost completed and the team is currently wrapping up with the final portions at Guindy, Chennai.
Remya Nabeesan, Sananth Reddy and Deepak Paramesh are also said to be playing very important roles in this film. With no major announcements or promotions, Karthik Subbaraj seems to have silently completed the shooting of this film.
An official announcement »
For all those, who have been waiting to know about Karthik Subbaraj's next upcoming projects, the official announcement can be expected on this Friday (23rd June).
It is expected that this will be the launch of Karthik's Stone Bench Creations production company, as he is making his debut as a producer with a feature film starring Vaibhav Reddy. Legendary directors Bharathi Raja, Mani Ratnam and Prabhu Deva, are the chief guests, who would be launching Karthik Subbaraj's production company.
It is learnt from reliable sources that maverick director Karthik Subburaj has wrapped up the shooting of the Prabhu Deva starrer. While it was announced some months ago that the director will be teaming up with the National Award-winning actor Dhanush for his next, the project failed to take off for reasons best known to the filmmakers. »
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Sayyesha is making her Kollywood debut with Jayam Ravi's Vanamagan, which is hitting the screens, this Friday. The young and pretty actress had a Twitter live chat session with her fans, and here is a small compilation of that interaction.
How was it like to work with Prabhu Deva?
Dream Come True
Your biggest fear?
Losing my loved ones
How was it working with director Vijay?
About Vijay anna!
He's a super dancer and very charismatic! I'm a big fan!
Love marriage or arranged marriage?
Don't know yet
Say few words about Jayam Ravi?
Humorous, hardworking and »
- Indicine Team
Choreographer-turned actor Prabhu Deva went on to become an acclaimed director with hits in Tamil, Hindi and Telugu to his credit. Though he was seen playing important roles in a few Kollywood films in the recent past, it has been six years since he has wielded the megaphone for a Tamil film.
The master is all set to return in style with the multi-starrer Karuppu Raja Vellai Raja. He has confirmed that the ball has been set rolling for this film which will have Vishal and Karthi playing the lead roles with Sayyesha roped in as the heroine. »
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