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Kamal to return as host in 'Bigg Boss' Tamil season 2?

Entertainment The show's first season was hosted by Kamal Haasan and went on to become a big hit.Digital Native The Bigg Boss Tamil season one was hosted by the Ulaga Nayagan Kamal Haasan last year and it went on to become a huge hit. According to Times of India, the season two of this TV reality show is now all set to commence and we hear that Kamal may be hosting it yet again. Earlier, there were reports that either Suriya or Arvind Samy would be roped in to host the show. However, it now appears that Kamal may be taking up the mantle this time too. However, there is no official word on it yet. Last year’s season began on June 25th, 2017 ended on September 30th, 2017. A house was erected at the Evp Theme Park in Chennai where the housemates lived for 100 days with no contact with the outside world. The housemates at the Bigg Boss house were Sri, Anuya, Vaiyapuri, Gayathri Raghuram, Bharani, Raiza Wilson, Snehan, Oviya, Harathi Ganesh, Ganja Karuppu, Maria Juliana, Ganesh Venkatraman, Shakthi, Namitha, Bindu Madhavi, Suja Varunee, Harish Kalyan and Kaajal Pasupathi. Bigg Boss was telecast between 9 pm and 10.30 pm on weekdays and 8.30 and 10 pm on the weekends. Eventually, Arav emerged winner of this show and walked away with the Rs. 50 lakhs cash prize while lyricist Snehan was declared the runner up. Kamal Haasan has two films – Vishawaroopam II and Sabash Naidu – in different stages of production. The long delayed sequel to Vishwaroopam recently has been passed with U/A by Central Board of Film Certification.Director Shankar has announced that the shooting of Indian 2, the sequel to their hit movie Indian, will begin soon. The pre-production of the film rumoured to be made on a budget of Rs. 200 crore began from February 2018. Further, the star is busy with his political assignments as well after the launch of his party a few months ago. With the star’s Indian 2 ready to commence soon, it needs to be seen if Kamal would be able to take up Bigg Boss season 2. (Content provided by Digital Native)
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Kamal's 'Vishwaroopam 2' passed with U/A, gearing up for summer release

KollywoodThe long-delayed sequel to 'Vishwaroopam', which stars Haasan as an Indian spy, also stars Rahul Bose, Andrea Jeremiah and filmmaker Shekhar Kapur in pivotal roles. Digital NativeDigital NativeIf the industry grapevine is anything to go by, actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan's Vishwaroopam 2 has been passed with U/A by Central Board of Film Certification. Apparently, the film got certified on March 14 after a special screening was arranged for the officials at Chennai Nfdc preview theatre. Sources have confirmed that the film is confirmed to hit the screens this summer and the latest update is that the film will be released in Dolby Atmos, advanced sound technology. The long-delayed sequel to Vishwaroopam, which stars Haasan as an Indian spy, also stars Rahul Bose, Andrea Jeremiah and filmmaker Shekhar Kapur in pivotal roles. Sources from Haasan’s camp have confirmed that all the pending work on the project has been wrapped up. Only after bringing Vishwaroopam 2 to the screens, will Haasan revive Sabash Naidu, a spin-off based on the popular character from Dasavatharam. The project was stalled last year after Kamal fell from his office stairs and fractured his leg. Whether Sabash Naidu will be revived or shelved for good still remains a mystery and only Haasan can shed light on this development. Haasan recently announced his full-fledged political plunge. He has started his political career formally by floating his party - Makkal Needhi Maiam. The actor stated that he would quit films once he enters full-time politics. Kamal Hassan also has Indian 2 with director Shankar in his kitty. The project marks the reunion of Kamal and Shankar after a long hiatus and the latter had said that it's been his longtime desire to make Indian 2 and that it couldn't have happened at a better time. Indian 2 was announced at the grand finale of Bigg Boss Tamil. The project will roll from the second half of this year. The project will only go on the floors after the filmmaker is completely relieved from Rajinikanth's 2.0. Rumoured to be made on a budget of Rs. 200 crore, it was then reported that Telugu producer Dil Raju will be bankrolling the venture. However, he backed out of the project and now Lyca Productions has stepped in.The pre-production of Indian 2, began from February 2018. Speculations are rife that Indian 2 might be the legendary actor’s last film. (Content provided by Digital Native)
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'Write roles for me, don't ask me to just jiggle my butt': Actor Andrea slams patriarchy

GenderAndrea was speaking on the occasion of Women's Day when she discussed how male-dominant the cinema industry is. Tnm StaffPhoto by Digital NativeAndrea Jeremiah is known for the strong roles she has essayed over the years. Speaking on the occasion of International Women's Day at Jeppiar College, Chennai, Andrea took on patriarchy in the Tamil film industry. Admitting that the film industry, her workplace, was a male-dominated space, Andrea went on to ask who the superstars of Indian cinema were. As the crowd roared, she said, "You will name Shah Rukh Khan, Salman, Khan, Aamir Khan, Rajinikanth..." The point the actor was making was that women hardly figure in the list of superstars because roles are seldom written for them and narratives do not revolve around their character. Andrea further revealed that despite the rave reviews and appreciation from the audience that she had received for Taramani, directed by Ram, she was yet to sign her next film. However, a woman actor who does a blockbuster film with a star like Vijay, would go on a signing spree, she pointed out. In Taramani, Andrea played a single, employed mom. Andrea noted that the success of a woman star is measured by which male superstar she has acted with rather than her own work. “Indian cinema is changing. But in order for a Deepika Padukone to be a Deepika Padukone she had to act with Shah Rukh Khan,” says Andrea. “Yes, I can look hot and sexy and I can act also. So, write roles for me and don’t ask me to come on screen and jiggle my butt and wear revealing clothes and be happy with that,” she adds. Acknowledging that patriarchy was not limited to men, Andrea said that she had to fight her mother's ideas about what a woman should be like in order to get where she was. Andrea started her career in theatre and went on to do films like Aayirathil Oruvan, Annayum Rasoolum, Pachaikili Muthucharam, Mankatha, Vishwaroopam, Thupparivalan and Aval. She is also a talented singer and has sung several hit numbers. Conversations on gender inequality in the film industry are still at a nascent stage in Indian cinema. Nevertheless, more women professionals from the cinema field are opening up to discuss the misogyny and patriarchy that they confront on screen as well as off it on an everyday basis.
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Kamal Haasan’s Vishwaroopam 2 trailer to be released soon

Kollywood'Vishwaroopam 2' is being produced by Venu Ravichandran in Tamil and by Ekta Kapoor and Shobha Kapoor in Hindi as 'Vishwaroop 2'.Tnm StaffFacebook / Kamal HaasanActor Kamal Haasan, recently launched his political party Makkal Needhi Maiyam in Madurai. Although he’s ventured into politics full time, the actor has a couple of films pending release. Vishwaroopam 2, the sequel to his 2013 spy thriller Vishwaroopam is gearing up for release later this month. Kamal Haasan from his official Facebook page has announced that the trailer for the film will be released soon. Vishwaroopam that came out in 2013 was embroiled in controversies. Caught between two factions, Hindu Makkal Katchi (objecting to its name) and Muslim groups in Tamil Nadu (citing that the film would hurt Muslim sentiments), Kamal took on theatre owner groups when he announced his plans of premiering the movie Dth (Direct to home). All hell broke loose when the then Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Jayalalithaa defended the ban on the film. When asked why she supported the ban, she cited law and order concerns. Eventually, allegations that the film was anti-Islamic were quashed and an amicable solution was reached when Kamal agreed to remove a few scenes from the film. With his recent entry into politics, the film is sure to have his political ideologies and thoughts embedded into it. Kamal has also announced his plans to work on a sequel to his 1996 film, Indian 2, with director Shankar. Vishwaroopam 2 is being produced by Venu Ravichandran in Tamil and by Ekta Kapoor and Shobha Kapoor in Hindi as Vishwaroop 2. Actors Rahul Bose, Pooja Kumar and Andrea Jeremiah are reprising their role in this film as well. While the film began production in 2013, it was later shelved due to delays and finally revived by Kamal Haasan last year. While the teaser of Rajinikanth’s Kaala is being premiered on March 2, the two actors might lock horns on-screen as well with the release of their films.
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Kamal's production company denies claims made by Gautami

ControversyGautami had recently alleged that Raaj Kamal Films International (Rkfi) had failed to settle her dues for working as a costume designer.Digital NativeDigital NativeActor Gautami, who was in a relationship with Ulaga Nayagan Kamal Haasan for nearly 13 years, recently alleged that the production house run by him failed to settle her dues for working as a costume designer in films such as Vishwaroopam and Dasavathaaram. Gautami had posted in her blog, “During the nearly thirteen years of our life together, the work that I did as Costume Designer was only for films produced by Raaj Kamal Films International (Rkfi), and for films that Mr. Haasan made for other producers. And this was my primary source of income as my working both in front of and behind the camera in other’s projects was actively discouraged. In addition to this, it grieves me greatly to have to say that as of October 2016, I had salary dues pending right from earlier films like Dasavathaaram, Vishwaroopam, etc.” Gautami’s blog post further said that repeated efforts to recover her dues from Rkfi failed. “I am deeply anguished to say that in spite of repeated entreaties and requests, there is still a significant amount from my due salary pending payment,” it said. In a clarification to her allegations about unpaid dues, Raaj Kamal Films International has stated that both Dasavathaaram as well as Vishwaroopam were bankrolled by different production houses and Kamal has nothing to do with her payments in that regard. While Dasavathaaram was produced by Aascar Ravichandran under his banner Aascar Films, Vishwaroopam was bankrolled by Pvp Cinemas, claim sources from Rkfi. Seeking evidence regarding the veracity of Gautami’s claims, sources close to Kamal assured that any unpaid dues would be settled if she provided enough proof. It may be mentioned here that Gautami had worked as costume designer for several of Kamal Haasan’s films and she last shared screen space with him in Papanasam, which is the Tamil remake of the Malayalam blockbuster Drishyam which starred Mohanlal and Meena. (Content provided by Digital Native)
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Kamal Haasan launches his own political party called Makkal Needhi Maiam

Kamal Haasan launches his own political party called Makkal Needhi Maiam
Remember when Kamal Haasan faced extreme opposition during the release of his film Vishwaroopam? Well, the actor-producer stood tall despite the resistance. We had seen Kamal Haasan standing up and courageously fighting a battle for the release of his film. But little did we know that five years later we will see the actor launchingRead More

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Kamal Haasan announces new project with daughter Akshara and Vikram

KollywoodThe movie will be directed by Rajesh M Selva, who helmed Kamal’s ‘Vishwaroopam’, ‘Uthama Villain’ and ‘Thoonga Vanam’.Tnm StaffFacebookActor Kamal Haasan, in the midst of the frenzy associated with his debut in politics, announced on Saturday that he will be producing a new film. However, the veteran star won’t be acting in it – his daughter, Akshara Haasan will play the lead along with Vikram. His tweet also says the project will be a joint collaboration between Trident Arts and Kamal’s production banner, Raajkamal Films International. My best wishes to Mr.Vikram, Ms.Akshara Haasan, Director Rajesh M Selva and Trident Arts who are joining hands with Raajkamal Films International to produce a film. Lets endeavor to make it a grand success. — Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) January 20, 2018 It will be directed by Rajesh M Selva. According to a recent Times of India report, the film will be a remake of a French flick. The team had originally planned to announce this project on January 1, but since Vikram's father passed away on December 31, they had put off the announcement as a mark of respect to the actor. The regular shooting is expected to commence soon. Rajesh and Kamal have collaborated several times before – Kamal acted in his Vishwaroopam, Uthama Villain and his latest, Thoonga Vanam. The director also tweeted about the upcoming project, thanking Kamal for the opportunity. Honoured to continue my association with Raajkamal Films in such a prestigious project with the ever charming Chiyaan Vikram and @aksharahaasan1 Thanks to @tridentarts16. A very special thanks to Kamal sir for trusting my abilities.@kunal_rajan @GhibranOfficial @RKFI_Official — Rajesh M Selva (@RajeshMSelva) January 20, 2018 From his mentions, we can infer that sound designer Kunal Rajan and music director Jibraan are also a part of the project. Akshara Haasan was last seen in Ajith’s Vivegam that came out in 2017. This film will be her second Tamil film. Currently busy wrapping up Saamy Square, in which he returns as the foul-mouthed cop, Vikram will also finish the leftover portion of Gautham Menon’s Dhruva Natchathiram, in which he plays a secret agent out for revenge. Vikram is expected to commence shooting for Selva’s project from summer this year and will hope to wrap up by year-end. If everything goes as planned, Vikram might have three releases this year. (With additional inputs from Digital Native)
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Trailer of Rajasekhar’s 'Psv Garuda Vega' is out

Actor Rajasekhar is making a comeback after a hiatus with an action thriller Psv Garuda Vega in a khaki-clad avatar.

Directed by Praveen Sattaru, the film has Dr. Rajasekhar and Vishwaroopam and Uttama Villain  fame Pooja Kumar playing the lead pair.

The theatrical trailer of the film was launched by Nandamuri Balakrishna at a special event in Hyderabad.
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Will Indian 2 be Kamal Haasan's last movie?

Recently while interacting with the media, Kamal Haasan had stated that if he enters full-fledged politics, he might quit acting. His political entry is nearly certain but when is the only question left to be answered. 

Though his political entry could be good for Indian politics, we will always have to prepare ourselves to let go of the magnificent actor Kamal Haasan. He has Saabash Naidu and Vishwaroopam both in different stages of production. Today, we had the official announcement about Indian 2.

Indian as we know is an intense and strong film that talks about corruption. Will Indian 2...
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''Vijay illa Simbu ah nambi'' - Tr

Multifaceted T Rajendar held a press meet today, 13th of September in Chennai. While speaking at the event, he was asked if Rajini and Kamal would join politics, his reply was, "Rajinikanth is a very close friend of mine, similarly when super actor Kamal Haasan, had a problem during Vishwaroopam's release, I immediately sent my son Simbu to show my support.

Likewise, when Thalapathy Vijay had an issue during Thalaivaa, the moment my son, Simbu got to know about it, he tweeted saying, 'Thamizha, engal anna, thalaivaa, I will be there for you no matter what problem it...
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Kamal Haasan's 'Vishwaroopam 2' teaser to release on Eid?

Reports have surfaced that the teaser of the anticipated movie, Vishwaroopam 2 may be out on Eid, June 23.

The sequel to the mega hit Vishwaroopam that hit the marquee some years ago, is currently into the post production stage. The 'Ulaga Nayagan' Kamal Haasan had donned the director’s robes for this flick apart from playing the lead role.
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“I enjoyed Vishwaroopam 2 better than Vishwaroopam 1”

Kamal Haasan’s Viswaroopam 2, as reported earlier, is fast nearing the finish line ever since his Rajkamal Films International took over.

In a recent social media video, Kamal says, “I am looking forward to premiering Vishwaroopam 2. Can’t yet tell you the date, but it will be soon. I hope you enjoy much better than you did Vishwaroopam 1. I did. Thank you”.

Right now, the team of Vishwaroopam is shooting some patch work at Gokulam studios in Chennai.
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Ram Gopal Varma’s harsh comments on Shekar Kapur over Bruce Lee’s biopic

It was officially announced by the makers of Bruce Lee Entertainment on May 7th that Shekhar Kapur would direct their next film on the direct Authorized Bruce Lee biopic 'Little Dragon.'

Vishwaroopam fame and world famous director Shekhar Kapur who had helmed the biopic of 'Queen Elizabeth' was chosen for this biopic on Bruce Lee. Once Ram Gopal Varma heard this news, he seemed not happy with Shekhar Kapur directing the biopic. He took to Twitter and said, “Just because of my devotional worship of Bruce Lee I am going to make his biopic and release it same time...
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Just in: Kamal Haasan makes a massive announcement about Vishwaroopam 2

We had reported a few days ago that Ulaganayagan Kamal Haasan has taken over the reins of Vishwaroopam 2 (V2) and since then the dubbing, edit and other important post production works have been going on in full swing.

Now, to the delight of all V2 fans, Kamal had announced through his official Twitter page that the First Look posters of the Hindi, Tamil and Telugu version will be released this evening (2nd May) at 7 Pm.

In Kamal’s own words, “Happy to anounce: Today 7pm Vishwaroop 2 Hindi first look poster & Vishwaroopam Tamizh Telugu 1st...
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Just In: Kamal Haasan's breaking statement about Vishwaroopam 2's release delay!

Kamal Haasan has some good news for all Vishwaroopam franchise fans. Yes, the Ulaganayagan took to his Twitter space to clarify on what is left and why there is a huge delay in the film’s release.

Kamal says that he is working on means to clear all the obstacles. He claims that the bigger issues have been sorted out but there is some technical work and some legal issues too. However, the post-production work might take 6 months. So we are not going to see this spy-action thriller anytime soon.

“4 all looking forward to VR2. Am personally getting...
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Censorship is a childish trait in a grownup society - Kamal Haasan

Censorship is a childish trait in a grownup society - Kamal Haasan
The Vishwa Hindu Parishad has called for a ban on the new Tamil Kamal Haasan starrer as they feel one of the songs may offend devotees of Lord Vishnu. Reacting to the ban call, Kamal Haasan spoke exclusively to this writer. "As an ex- Vaishnavite and an ex-Shaivite, I can only feel concern for my detractors lack of knowledge on their own mythology. These are small groups who claim to represent the quite majority who know better." The actor-filmmaker can't understand the fuss when the film has been cleared by the Cbfc. "The certification board also had responsible people some I sure would like to identify themselves as such. They enjoyed the film and found no reason to take umbrage. My film has been certified U, which means it is suited to audiences of all ages." The amazing Kamal Haasan, who went through hell and high water trying to get
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Aamir Khan publicly apologizes to Kamal Haasan

Aamir Khan publicly apologizes to Kamal Haasan
As a popular saying goes, 'It's really easy to hurt someone, but very tough to apologize' and Aamir Khan has done just that. He, in an open forum at the Ficci Frames 2015, publicly apologized to Kamal Haasan for 'not standing by him when he was passing turbulent times during the release of his film Vishwaroopam in 2013'. Speaking at the interactive session post the inauguration of the event, Aamir Khan said, "I take this opportunity to apologize to you, Mr. Kamal Haasan, for not standing by you when your film was banned in 2013. I was lost in my work. But, I want to apologize to you that I wasn't there at that time. I read about it later and felt so bad about it, that you had to go through all that. I think we all filmmakers should stand by each other in such cases and I should have supported you during those trying times.
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Why is Aamir Khan feeling ashamed?

Aamir Khan apologised to Kamal Haasan publically for not standing by him when his film Vishwaroopam was banned in 2013. Both the actors were present at the inauguration of Ficci Frames 2015.

"To stop a film after it has been through certification is certainly not right. Some groups take violence into their own hands to stop a film. That's really sad and unfortunate. I think that happened with Mr. Kamal Haasan sometime back. I feel ashamed to say that at that time I was lost in my work. But as an industry, this is the time when we have to come together and stand by each other. I apologise to you publically that I wasn't there at that time. I read about it later and felt very bad. I felt bad that you had you go through it and we were not there with you. It's really unfortunate," said the 50-year-old actor.
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Hollywood technicians impressed with 'Saivam'

Hollywood technicians impressed with 'Saivam'
Chennai, April 20: Hollywood audio engineers Marti Humphrey and Chris Jacobson, who have rendered their services for the upcoming Tamil drama "Saivam", are wowed by the film's family harmony. They couldn't believe such family accord still exists in India.

Humphrey and Jacobson along with Indian-based sound designer Kunal Rajan worked on Kamal Haasan's "Vishwaroopam" previously.

"We have worked on action and fiction films in Hollywood but we still find it hard to believe that the family harmony which is all over 'Saivam' still exists in India. We would like to visit India and experience it more on a personal level,".
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