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The voice behind the famous face: Meet dubbing artists of your favourite stars

CinemaWhether it's Genelia, Simran, Aishwarya Rai or Rana Daggubati, it's through the voice artists that we've heard some of our biggest stars speak.Anjana Shekar“Anthena? Inkem kavali? Veelaithe nalugu maatalu. Kudirithe cup coffee?” When Bommarillu came out in 2006, this dialogue was all the rage. So much so that close to three lakh people had set these lines as their ringtone/caller tune. Genelia’s perky expressions on-screen, complemented by the squeaky, highly enthusiastic voice, rendered the character an immediate hit among the masses. But not many know that it was Savitha Radhakrishnan and not Genelia herself who delivered the dialogues, behind the screens. We’ve heard their voice in many films, we’ve even memorised dialogues and mimicked the exact intonation in which they’ve said it but most times, we do not know their names or their faces. The identity of a voice artist in India remains behind screens, and is often reduced to “the voice” only. The history of the voice When the silent era progressed to the talkies, the need for actors to use their own voice became imminent. During the initial days, most actors spoke their own dialogues and many even sang their own songs - M K Thyagaraja Bhagavathar, K B Sundarambal were well known for their vocal prowess. It was Av Meiyappan, the country’s most lauded pioneer in cinema, who set the earliest stage for dubbing. Randor Guy writes in The Hindu, “A milestone was crossed in 1943 with the making of Harishchandra, dubbed from Kannada to Tamil. At Krishnaswamy wrote the dialogue to match the lip movements of the actors. Sri Valli, a folk mythology, the favourite story of Tamils, hit the bull's eye.” He goes on to add: “A revolution of sorts happened at this time. On hearing feedback that the singing of Rukmini lacked pep, Meiyappan made a bold move and roped in Periyanayaki to sing playback. Pragati technicians worked round the clock to synchronise voice and lip. Reels were recalled and new ones rushed to theatres in cars and trains. Avm had done something no producer would dare to do after the release of a film.” This perhaps laid the first stone for dubbing in the industry as we know it. Today, there’s a union for dubbing artists called South Indian Cine, Television Artistes and Dubbing Artistes Union (Sictadau) formed almost 30 years ago and is currently headed by Kr Selvaraj. The voices behind the big names The role of a voice artist was quite unknown among the audience during the eighties and the nineties. “Even back then, we had several voice artists dubbing for actors like Radha, Amala and Kushboo. However, when more north Indian actors started acting in Tamil and Telugu films, that’s when people realised that there should be someone else dubbing for them,” says Savitha. “I gained a lot of attention only after director Shankar’s Jeans when I dubbed for Aishwarya Rai. People wondered how Aishwarya Rai spoke so fluently in Tamil,” laughs Savitha. While talking to her over the phone, several faces of her on-screen characters flashed before this writer's eyes: Simran from Priyamanavale, Laila from Pithamagan, Nayanthara from Boss Engira Bhaskaran, Meera Jasmin from Sandakozhi… before I could steer my attention to her words alone. Having dubbed for over a thousand films for several actors including Jyothika, Simran, Hansika Motwani, Kajal Aggarwal, Amy Jackson, etc., Savitha remains one of the most adaptable and sought-after voices in the industry. Savitha Radhakrishnan felicitated by director Ameer at Jfw event “When it comes to dubbing, there’s a lot of observation involved. Even laughter differs from person to person. Then comes memorising the dialogues. If you were to keep reading from the paper, it’ll affect the quality of the output,” explains Savitha. A very shy person in real life, Savitha says she prefers the dark room with no-one inside while recording. “Some people stand and move to emote while dubbing. I always sit, two inches away from the mic, in a dark room,” she says. Priya Anand, on the other hand, was someone who challenged the notion of the soft-spoken, chirpy female lead. With her bass voice, she rattled the industry that was slowly introducing female leads with strong tonality. Having first dubbed at the young age of five, Priya thanks father Mohan who introduced her to the world of recording. “My father was a yesteryear actor who used to act along with Mgr. When he went for recordings he used to take me along and that’s how my journey began," she recounts. To this day, the biggest compliment she has received, which she considers to be an achievement, remains a comment registered by writer Sujatha in Kalki magazine. “In an interview, writer Sujatha had said that although he doesn't watch Tamil soaps on TV, he watches Mandira Bedi’s Shanti just for the ‘sweet voice of that unknown girl’. I was overwhelmed when I read that,” she reminisces. Priya rose to become the dubbing director of the Madhavan starrer Amazon Prime series - Breathe. Her big break, however, came in 2004 with Selvaraghavan’s 7G Rainbow Colony. Priya Anand with her friends - actor Sonia Agarwal and actor Pooja “Bass voice is now sought-after but back then not many preferred it. In that regard, I’d say all of Selvaraghavan’s female protagonists have strong, bass voice," she says. The industry The industry now, however, is saturated with many RJs, VJs, singers and even artists dubbing for themselves. “Today we have many youngsters coming in to dub and the technology has become easier as well. That’s where the association comes in as a regulator,” explains Savitha. Sictadau has a membership fee of Rs. 1,50,000 for those who wish to dub in feature films. The field, however, is open for those who want to do voice-overs for commercials and documentaries. “If someone’s voice happens to be approved after voice test, they can go ahead and dub just by paying a small amount of 20,000. But from the second film onward, they cannot dub without the membership. This makes sure that only those who are serious about the career can dub,” shares Savitha. But have things changed with more actors choosing to dub for themselves? “I really appreciate it when an artist comes forward to dub for their own characters. It gives them a complete experience. But there are those who simply cannot pick up a language. Here again, actors like Asin, Tamannaah and Nithya Menen have huge potential to dub for themselves,” says Savitha. Changing with the times Every industry has had its fair share of advancements and so has the recording industry. “At first there was a loop system that had just a single track. Everyone had to dub at the same time. There was one mic for the men, one for the women and a stool for the children to stand on when it was their turn. I was 10 when did my first recording in 1990. If someone made a mistake, everyone had to redo it again!” recounts Savitha. From there, it progressed to the track system that had several tracks - one for the main actors, one for character artists, one for bit artists (small parts), one track for the crowd/atmosphere, etc. “Now we have all the latest technology that has made recording very easy. You can make your voice sound thinner, baser. Earlier, syncing was the biggest challenge. In your head you should have timed your sentences accurately. But now there’s absolutely no need for that,” she adds. While it is the women actors who usually do films across industries, the dubbing industry also has a good number of male voice artists. A good example to recall is actor Mohan. The star who was at his peak during the eighties and the nineties had most of his films (75 films) dubbed by singer and voice artist Sn Surender. With the coming of many bilingual, trilingual and dubbed films, the scope for dubbing artists has increased. The industry also expanded itself with dubbed cartoons and soaps that are now very common on TV. Having entered the field by chance, Azam found his big break in 2015, dubbing for Rana Daggubati’s character in Baahubali. Azam with director SS Rajamouli “When I was asked to dub for Baahubali, I went in thinking that it’d be for a small character. I was shocked when they played Rana’s scene on screen,” he says. Cinema is known for casting a huge shadow on the many hands that actually help propel it. Junior artists, technicians, stunt actors, body doubles, lighting crew and many such roles are under-appreciated. So how do the voice artists feel about the recognition they’ve got so far? “I cannot lobby enough for our recognition,” says Priya. “We are treated very well by the team, the directors I’ve worked with have always held us very respectfully. Actors I’ve worked with - Soniya Aggarwal and Pooja are my best friends. But I still believe more can be done when it comes to recognition.” Ironically, dubbing artists had their first award only in 2000. Savitha who received the first ever Tamil Nadu state award for Best Female Dubbing Artist for the film Priyamanavale says, ”It was a hope-giving improvement for us. But I do hope we get to receive national awards as well. 50 percent of the life to the character on screen is attributed to the voice.”
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Pawan Kalyan’s 'Agnyaathavaasi' fails to compete with Chiranjeevi's 'Khaidi No 150'

EntertainmentThe film released amidst a lot of expectations but the mixed reviews aren’t working in its favour. Digital NativeRight from the time Pawan Kalyan had announced his film Agnyaathavaasi with director Trivikram Srinivas, there had been talks that the film would shatter the box office record held by his brother and ‘mega star’ Chiranjeevi with his comeback film Khaidi No 150. The film released to packed houses last year for Sankranti and created a record by collecting over Rs 100 crore at the box office. Having made his comeback as a hero after a decade, Chiranjeevi proved that this ‘mega star’ status was intact. While there were expectations that Pawan Kalyan’s Agnyaathavaasi will break this record, looks like it will not be so. The film released amidst a lot of expectations but the mixed reviews aren’t working in its favour. Interestingly, Agnyaathavaasi’s pre-release business was around Rs. 125 crore, which created the expectations that it would fare well at the box office. Directed by Trivikram Srinivas, Pawan Kalyan's landmark 25th film stars Keerthy Suresh as Pawan Kalyan’s female lead. The star cast is impressive with Bollywood actor Boman Irani playing an important role with Kushboo, Adhi Pinisetty, Anu Emmanuel, Tanikella Bharani, Parag Tyagi, Rao Ramesh, Sampath Raj, Murali Sharma, and Indraja also included to the star cast. Anirudh Ravichander had composed music for this flick and it happens to be his debut in the Telugu film industry. V Manikandan had cranked the camera and Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao had edited the film. It was produced by S Radhakrishna under his banner Haarika and Haasini Creations on a huge budget. The film premiered in the Us and released worldwide on January 10. Even with mixed reviews, Agnyaathavaasi has beaten the records of Katamarayudu and Sardaar Gabbar Singh, which minted Rs 28.10 crore gross and Rs 26.90 crore gross, respectively, at the AP/T box office on their first day. Content by Digital Native.
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'Agnyaathavaasi' review: It isn’t the milestone movie it’s supposed to be

ReviewTrivikram and Pawan Kalyan team up for the third time to deliver an entertainer that works in parts.Karthik KeramaluAgnyaathavaasi is not just another January release. It is Pawan Kalyan’s 25th film and his third film with director Trivikram. A milestone of sorts for the actor and the director, the film will (also releasing around the time of Sankranti) is a festival for the star’s fans. The movie is said to be based on the 2008 French film Largo Winch. I haven’t watched the French original, but the plotline of the movie in the Wikipedia page has helped me connect the threads between the source material and today’s release which goes with the tagline “Prince in Exile”. Trivikram’s title and tagline are more than enough to understand Pawan’s role in Agnyaathavaasi. With Boman Irani and Pawan reuniting on-screen after Attarintiki Daredi, and the sentiments related to family bonding resounding through the film, it’s easy to draw parallels between both films. If Brahmanandam was made a scapegoat in Ad and beaten up by Pawan to teach him a lesson, Raghu Babu ends up with the welt marks here. (Likewise, Ad's “Kaatama Rayuda” is Agnyaathavaasi’s “Kodaka Koteswara Rao”). Well, Raghu Babu’s character does deserve to be ill-treated, since he slaps his female co-workers’ butts all the time. This is, perhaps, the right time to push the #MeToo movement further with such scenes and situations in Telugu cinema. However, I don’t understand the power they add to the story of a person who’s looking for the killers of his dad and brother. There’s absolutely no rhyme or rhythm to those over-the-top fun moments in this movie. The Ramesh-Suresh-like comedy (from the 5 Star commercials) involving Rao Ramesh’s Varma and Murali Sharma’s Sharma does bring some laughs. Still, I feel, they belong to another movie since their characters don’t get the required space to stretch their minds and words as Agnyaathavaasi isn’t about them. This isn’t the sort of “beauty” one expects from the house of Trivikram. Slapstick humour has entirely turned into a slap-fest. Are the audiences supposed to laugh for slaps? Haven’t we moved on from that phase yet? After all these clichéd pricks, I was waiting for that emotional boulder that Trivikram rolled over us in Ad. The climactic embrace featuring Kushboo’s Indrani Bhargav and Pawan’s Abhisikth Bhargav misses that mark easily by a mile-and-a-half at least. I could see mere tears on their faces, and not the combination of grief and satisfaction as it should have been. Trivikram is a rare writer in Telugu cinema as nobody else dials up the beauty quotient of the language the way he does. His dialogues are always a pleasure to listen to. His word-play from Nuvvu Naaku Nachav to Agnyaathavaasi has improved over the years and the beneficiaries (us, of course) are glad about it. A particular line about how people lust after others’ money works greatly, and I instantly realized that there’s no other dialogue (or scene) that can explain the reason for Abhisikth Bhargav becoming the “prince in exile”. Even for a writer of such brilliance, handling female characters is a bit of a problem, I guess. Keerthy Suresh and Anu Emmanuel present pretty pictures of themselves. They are all dolled-up and appear in romantic songs (whose lyrics are heartwarming). Thankfully, they have a few lines to mouth. It would have been a letdown in that department, too, otherwise. The hero introduction scene where Pawan sits down for a second to collect his thoughts before he begins to throw punches on people who look like extras from Khal Drogo’s (Game of Thrones) army is whistle-worthy. Though the stylized action choreography doesn’t match the energy of the first scene, it, nevertheless, holds up. And, the other crew-member who’s going to walk away with all the glory is composer Anirudh. His score put me in the right mood for two-and-a-half-hours. Ps: I’d like to know what happened to Sampath’s character – Acp. He went back in time and gave us a history lesson on Govinda Bhargav’s family, and thereafter he disappeared. Did Trivikram not care enough to give him a parting shot? Disclaimer: This review was not paid for or commissioned by anyone associated with the film. Neither Tnm nor any of its reviewers have any sort of business relationship with the film's producers or any other members of its cast and crew.
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AP govt permits Special Night shows for Pk's ‘Agnyaathavaasi’

EntertainmentThe special late-night shows would be screened from 1 Am to 10 Am from January 10-17.Digital NativePower Star Pawan Kalyan;s Agnyaathavaasi is all set for a record release across the globe on January  10, on the occasion of Sankranthi. The film marks the actor's 25th film in his nearly 20-year-long career in the showbiz.  In a good news to his fans, the Andhra Pradesh state government has permitted to screen special shows for the film. The special late night shows could be screened from 1 Am to 10 Am which will be in force from January 10-17. Meanwhile, the film is getting ready for the biggest ever release in USA for any Indian film and despite of adverse weather conditions in USA, the pre-release sales have been exceptional. The film will have the biggest ever release in USA in 209 Cinemark locations which is the highest for an Indian film. The traders are expecting that  it will collect over 1.5 million Usd from its premiere show. In the film, Pawan  Kalyan crooned for a special song 'Kodaka Koteswar Rao'  it has the mark of both lyricist Bhaskarabhatla and Trivikram Srinivas, which is topping the music charts, the  number has clocked more than 4 million real-time views in less than 20 hours. Power Star Pawan Kalyan and director Trivikram Srinivas had worked together earlier in Jalsa and Attarintiki Daredi and both these films have turned out to be big hits. Touted to be a family entertainer the film is being bankrolled by S Radha Krishna under the banner Haarika & Hassine Creations. The film has Keerthy Suresh and Anu Emmanuel playing female leads, while Bollywood star Boman Irani will be seen playing the antagonist, the star cast also includes Kushboo, Parag Tyagi, Aadhi Pinisetty, Rao Ramesh, Sampath Raj, Murali Sharma, Vennela Kishore and Indraja. Music composed by Tamil music director Anirudh Ravichander have already turned into chartbusters.
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Pawan Kalyan to tour Us for promoting 'Agnyaathavaasi'?

EntertainmentTo be released worldwide simultaneously, the film will have a mega release in the Us. Digital NativePawan Kalyan and his fans are upbeat over Agnyaathavaasi hitting the silver screens on January 10 as a Sankranti release. To be released worldwide simultaneously, the film will have a mega release in the Us. According to trade reports, Agnyaathavaasi will get a massive release that no other Indian movie has got so far. We also hear that Pawan Kalyan may tour the Us extensively to promote the film. Though the schedules haven’t been worked out yet, we hear from sources that the star may be attending premieres in the Us. Reports suggest that the film’s pre-release business has fetched its makers about Rs. 150 crore so far and the positive buzz around the film is sure to make it a grand success at the box office. Directed by Trivikram Srinivas, the film has Pawan Kalyan playing the lead role with Keerthy Suresh as his heroine. The star cast also includes Bollywood star Boman Irani, Adhi Pinisettty, Anu Emmanuel, and Kushboo amongst others. Produced by S Radha Krishna under his banner Haarika and Haasini Creations, the film’s technical crew includes Anirudh for music, V Manikandan for cinematography and Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao for editing. Incidentally, the film’s music director Anirudh is making his debut in the Telugu film industry with this flick as it happens to be his first direct Tollywood film. The team had released the album with five songs in December last year and then came up with a single sung by Pawan Kalyan and had it released as a New Year treat for this fans. With reports about Pawan promoting Agnyaathavaasi in the Us, his fans over there are waiting for an official confirmation. It may be mentioned here that the film is caught in a legal tangle with T Series slapping a legal notice on the makers seeking clarification if it is a remake of the French movie Largo Finch for which they hold the remake rights. Content by Digital Native.
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Amid copyright row, 'Largo Finch' director curious to watch 'Agnyaathavaasi'

Entertainment“I think I’m gonna buy a ticket (plane first then movie)," the director tweeted.Digital NativeReports that the Pawan Kalyan starrer Agnyaathavaasi is based on the French movie Largo Winch started to do rounds several months ago and the doubt strengthened with the film’s tagline ‘Prince in Exile’. Apparently, Largo Finch is about the adopted son of a businessman trying to track down the killers of his father and prove that he is the legal heir. There have been speculations that the storyline of Largo Finch and Agnyaathavaasi are similar but the makers haven’t responded to that allegation yet. Further, T-Series, which has the remake rights of the French Film in India, has issued a legal notice to the producers of Agnyaathavaasi ahead of its release on January 10. While the censor formalities have been cleared and the film is gearing up for release, this legal tangle comes as a problem. Meanwhile, the director of Largo Finch, Jerome Salle has said that he is curious to watch Agnyaathavaasi. Taking to his Twitter page, he posted, “I think I’m gonna buy a ticket (plane first then movie) #Curiosity #Agnyaathavaasi #LargoWinch” I think I'm gonna buy a ticket (plane first than movie) #Curiosity #Agnyaathavaasi #LargoWinch Pawan Kalyan's Agnyaathavaasi in copyright row: T-Series seeks explanation on plagiarism of Largo Winch https://t.co/ajeucceixd via @ibtimes_india — Jérôme Salle (@Jerome_Salle) January 2, 2018 Directed by Trivikram Srinivas, Agnyaathavaasi is produced by S Radha Krishna under his banner Haarika & Haasini Creations. The film stars Pawan Kalyan in the lead role with Keerthy Suresh playing his female lead. Others in the star cast are Anu Emmanuel, Aadhi Pinisetty, Boman Irani, Kushboo, Parag Tyagi, Rao Ramesh, Sampath Raj, Murali Sharma, Vennela Kishore, Ajay, Sameer Hasan, and Aadukalam Naren. Anirudh Ravichander, who is making his debut as music composer with this flick in Tollywood, will also be seen making a cameo appearance in it along with the veteran actor D Venkatesh. With T Series slapping a legal notice of the makers of Agnyaathavaasi seeking an explanation and the director of Largo Finch curious about the film, it needs to be seen how the filmmakers would react. Content by Digital Native.
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Pawan Kalyan’s 'Agnyaathavaasi' caught in copyright row, served notice

EntertainmentThere have been widespread speculations that 'Agnyaathavaasi' may be a remake of the French film 'Largo Finch'.Digital NativeEven as fans are waiting eagerly for the release of the Pawan Kalyan starrer Agnyaathavaasi on January 10 as a Sankranti release, the film has reportedly been caught in a copyright row. There have been widespread speculations that Agnyaathavaasi may be a remake of the French film Largo Finch. T-Series owns the remake rights of this French film and with reports that Agnyaathavaasi may be a remake, they have served a legal notice to the producers seeking clarification. Incidentally, Largo Finch is based on the comic book of the same name and the French movie was based on it. Sources close to T-Series confirmed that the legal notice has been served to the producers of Agnyaathavaasi and they are awaiting a clarification just to make sure that there is no copyright violation. Largo Finch is all about a billionaire’s adopted son trying to find out his father’s murderers and also prove that he is the legitimate heir. With Agnyaathavaasi coming with the tagline “Prince in Exile” it has created doubts in the minds of the movie buffs that it could be inspired by Largo Finch. Directed by Trivikram Srinivas, the film has Pawan Kalyan and Keerthy Suresh playing the lead pair with Adhi Pinisetty, Boman Irani, Anu Emmanuel, Kushboo and others playing pivotal roles. The film is produced by S Radha Krishna under his banner Haarika & Hassine Creations. Anirudh Ravichander will be making his debut as music composer in the Telugu film industry while V Manikandan has cranked the camera and Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao has edited it. The film also features Boman Irani, Keerthy Suresh, Anu Emmanuel, Aadhi, Khushboo, Murali Sharma and Rao Ramesh, apart from Pawan Kalyan. The film has Venkatesh Daggubati and Anirudh Ravichander making a cameo appearance as well. Meanwhile, there are reports that the makers of the film have arranged a special screening for Megastar Chiranjeevi and his family. Both Chiranjeevi and Pawan Kalyan will watch the film together in Hyderabad two days before its release. With the film caught in a copyright row, the producers hope to sort it out right before its release on January 10. Content by Digital Native.
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Pawan Kalyan's special song in 'Agnyaathavaasi' ready

TollywoodThe audio launch of Agnyaathavaasi took place just a few days ago.Digital Native pawan.jpgDuring the audio launch of the Pawan Kalyan's Agnyaathavaasi, which took place recently, it was announced that a special addition to the album would be made. It was also announced that it would be revealed as a New Year special. True to that, Pawan Kalyan has recorded a song at the studio recently. Pictures released on the net, featuring Pawan, music composer Anirudh and director Trivikram Srinivas have confirmed that the recording has been completed. Pawan Kalyan has rendered quite a few songs in his earlier films including Kushi, Johnny, Panjaa and Attarintiki Daredi, which have become big hits. Agnyaathavaasi, directed by Trivikram Srinivas, is currently in post production. The film is gearing up for release on January 10, and is a Sankaranthi special. Adding to expectations for this movie happens to be the latest song by Pawan Kalyan. Produced by S Radha Krishna under his banner Haarika Haasini Creations, the film has a bevy of stars in the cast. While Pawan Kalyan plays the lead role, Keerthy Suresh plays his love interest. Anu Emmanuel also stars in an important role. Adhi Pinisetty, Boman Irani, Kushboo, Parag Tyagi, Rao Ramesh, Sampath Raj, Murali Sharma and Vennela Kishore form the supporting cast of the film. The audio launch of Agnyaathavaasi happened just a few days ago and the songs composed by Anirudh have turned out to be chartbusters. Incidentally, it is Anirudh’s debut in the Telugu film industry. It is worth mentioning here that of the five songs released so far, three have been crooned by Anirudh himself. Well, now Pawan Kalyan’s fans are waiting for the special song to be released! (Content provided by Digital Native) Enanble Notification: NoTNM Marquee: No
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Pawan Kalyan's song for 'Agnyathavaasi' to release on New Year's eve?

EntertainmentThe special song will be a last minute addition to thrill the fans, we hear.Digital Native pawankalyan singing.jpgThis New Year’s eve, Pawan Kalyan’s fans will get a special gift. On December 31, the makers of Agnyathavaasi will release a special song crooned by none other than the ‘Power Star’ himself. While the audio launch of the film happened recently in Hyderabad in which five songs have been released, the special song will be a last minute addition to thrill the fans, we hear. The song will be recorded next week, say sources in the know. Incidentally, the film will mark Anirudh Ravichander’s debut in the Telugu film industry as this will be his direct Telugu movie. And the filmmakers are planning it to be extremely special. Directed by Trivikram Srinivas, the film is bankrolled by S Radha Krishna under his banner Haarika & Hassine Creations. Having directed Pawan Kalyan twice earlier and both the films turning out to be huge hits, expectations are high on Agnyathavaasi. The entertainer is into the post-production mode with the release date set to be January 10 next year. Rumors are rife that the film is inspired from Hollywood super hit film The Heir Apparent: Largo Winch. As per a leaked story, a childless rich man adopts a kid from orphanage home. Starring Pawan Kalyan in the lead role, the film stars Keerthy Suresh as his lead pair. Anu Emmanuel is the other heroine in Agnyathavaasi. The star cast also includes Adhi Pinisetty, Boman Irani, Kushboo, Parag Tyagi, Rao Ramesh, Sampath Raj, Murali Sharma, Vennela Kishore, Ajay, Sameer Hasan and Aadukalam Naren. Victory Venkatesh and Anirudh Ravichander will be making cameo appearance in this flick. V Manikandan has worked on the camera capturing some of the best visuals and Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao has edited the film. With a new song sung by Pawan Kalyan to release right before the New Year, his fans are waiting in anticipation for it as there is a strong indication that it would be a mass number. Content by Digital Native. Enanble Notification: NoTNM Marquee: No
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Family keeps Khushboo away from acting

Family keeps Khushboo away from acting
Chennai, May 8: Khushboo Sundar, a popular southern actresses of the 1990s, says she is so busy spending time with her loved ones that she can barely find time for cinema.

She has drastically cut down on her assignments and one of the few projects she has taken up include hosting Telugu reality show "Get Ready" and a cameo in her husband Sundar C's directorial venture "Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru" (Tvsk).

"Movies and me have almost bid goodbye to each other as I don't find the time and heart to leave my loved ones behind. Takes long to leave my comfort zone," posted Khushboo, a mother of two, on her Twitter page.

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House of actor and Dmk member Khushboo attacked

House of actor and Dmk member Khushboo attacked
Chennai, Feb 7: Actress and Dmk member Khushboo's house was attacked by a group of people following an interview she gave to a Tamil magazine in which she repeated the party line that the general council would decide on the next leader, said police.

Police suspect that Dmk cadres may have been behind the attack.

The actress's views apparently enraged Dmk cadres owing allegiance to M.K. Stalin, party treasurer and son of party president M.Karunanidhi.

Shouting slogans, a group of people hurled stones at the windows of the actress's house, smashing some panes and windscreen of her car. The actress was away in Tiruchirapalli (Trichy),.
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Ayesha Takia Azmi to romance Yuvraj Anant in Revathy's next - News

Famous South Indian director Revathy S Varmha, whose claim to fame is Tamil blockbuster June R (Starring South Indian superstar actresses Jyotika, Khushboo and Sarita) has finalized the starcast of her next Bollywood magnum opus Hamesha I Will Love You. This film marks the comeback of the very talented Ayesha Takia Azmi who last set the box office afire with Boney Kapoor's Wanted. As for the male lead, Revathy has found her ultimate romantic hero in one of India's most eligible ba...
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Chief Minister, Superstar attend Sp Muthuraman’s grandson wedding

The wedding reception of ace filmmaker S.P. Muthuraman’s grandson was held last evening at Chennai. Expressing the gratitude for his mentor – superstar Rajnikanth was present throughout the ceremony spending lot of time with the family members. Then, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu – M. Karunanidhi along with M.K. Stalin and Kanimozhi were present for the occasion. Also present for the event were Sivakumar, S.A. Chandrasekhar, Rama Narayanan, Kushboo and many others.

S.P. Muthuraman holds special mention for making couple of dozens of blockbusters with Superstar Rajnikanth had each films differing from others in genres and themes.

We as the members of Kollywood Today, extend our wishes for the family members and newly wed couple a happy married life and success in all their endeavors.
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Kushboo to pair with Amitabh Bachchan

Revathi Varma is the director who directed the Tamil film June R . Now she is remaking this film in Hindi with the title Aap Ke Liya Hum which has Jaya Bachchan, Madhavan, Ravenna Tandon and Ayesha Takia in the cast.

After this she is directing a Hindi film titled Mated. Kushboo is pairing with Amitabh Bachchan. Revathi Varma while speaking about this said,” This film is about a relationship between the father and daughter. Amitabh will be suitable for father’s role. So I have asked for his call sheet. Kushboo will be donning the role of Amitabh’s wife. Selection for the other actors is going on.”
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