Student booked for making housewife nude

Student booked for making housewife nude
Student booked for making housewife nude

Roja joins Congress?

Roja joins Congress? Veteran South Indian actress and Telugu Desam Party Mahila president Roja visited Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy at his camp office in Hyderabad on Sunday and presented him with a bouquet. This is being rumoured to be a symbol of switching her loyalties to the Congress.

Former TTD Chairman B. Karunakara Reddy accompanied Roja during the 20-minute meeting which came less than a fortnight after she stoutly denied the Chief Minister’s remark that she had expressed willingness to join the Congress.

The actress said that she was yet to take a decision on joining the Congress, but indicated it was only a matter of time when she said, "I have no objection to work under a leader (Dr. Rajasekhara Reddy) who cares about his followers and will not leave them when they are in distress."

The actress claimed that she had met the Chief Minister to compliment him for bringing the NTPC-BHEL joint venture to Chittoor district and also dismissed reports that she had decided to quit the TDP as she was not given a prominent post. Roja had been keeping herself away from the TDP party affairs for some time now and her brothers were said to have convinced her to join the Congress.

I didn’t know Imtiaz made me an offer: Mamta

I didn’t know Imtiaz made me an offer: MamtaRumours abound that Charmee has replaced Mamta Mohandas in a Malayalam film with Dileep in the lead role,

after Mamta was diagnosed with
swine flu. “It’s true that I had to back out of the film because I’ve not been well,”
says Mamta, adding, “but I don’t have swine flu. I had a lump on my chest and had to have surgery,” she says.

Mamta is now on post-surgery medication, and won’t be shooting until mid-September. “I was keen to work in a Malayalam film. But my doctor has warned me against travelling because it could expose me to infection,” she explains.

There were also reports that Mamta was citing her illness as an excuse to avoid doing films in the south while she plans her Bollywood entry. “It’s all false. I’ll start shooting for a Telugu film with Nagarjuna sometime in September,” she clarifies.

She also has a list of directors she’d love to work with. “My list includes Priyadarshan, Vishal Bhardwaj, Karan Johar and Imtiaz Ali, among others. It is a long wish-list,” she says.

So is it true that Imtiaz, who was completely taken with her portfolio, has offered her a film? “I’ve no clue how my portfolio reached him and know nothing about him making me an offer,” Mamta says. However, she’s not ruling out B-town. “In fact, I’m starting a Bollywood film next year, but I don’t want to disclose the details,” she says.

Bollywood’s not a bad place for southern heroines, she adds. “It’s a means of reaching out to a wider audience. We have the talent for it,” she says.

Director Anwar Rasheed injured in attack

Director Anwar Rasheed injured in attackA five-member gang who attacked director Anwar Rasheed and his mother Jari Rasheed, is in police custody. The incident happened last night at his family house in Kalluvathukkal.

Both the injured have been admitted at a private hospital here. The goons attacked him as he questioned them for playing cards and having liquor at the premises of his house. Anwar?s mother was attacked when she intervened in the incident.

Anwar had directed films like Rajamanikyam, Annan Thampi etc.

Veteran actor Nedumudi Venu’s son married

Veteran actor Nedumudi Venu’s son marriedMalayalam actor Nedumudi Venu’s son, Unni Venu got married on Friday. The ceremony took place at Thiruvananthapuram Subrahmanyam Hall.

He got married to Mereena, who is the daughter of James and Sushi James, Piravom.

A lot of people were present at the ceremony, including many from the film fraternity.

There were an actrees and a famous person with Paul!

There were an actrees and a famous person with Paul!
There were an actrees and a famous person with Paul!

Italian actor in Malayalam film

Italian actor in Malayalam film'In Love with Kerala', Malayalam film to be directed by Aneesh J. Karinad, casting Italian actor Vincenzo Bocciarelli and Malayalam actress Mamta Mohandas to do the lead.

They are supported by Manoj K.Jayan, Thilakan, Nedumudi Venu, Jagathy and others. It will be a joint venture of Global movie makers and Tourism Movie Makers. Italian based Dr. Daisy Chacko has penned the screen play for the film.

Vincenzo dons the role of a painter from Italy, who is a great fan of Raja Ravi Varma and Mamta as the model for Ravi Varma paintings. The story tells the love between the painter and the model.

The shooting locations will be the main 15 tourism centres including Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam and Calicut. The film will profusely expose Kerala's culture, Tourism centres and art forms.

English and Malayalam version of this film will be shot and produced at the same time. Later the film will be translated into German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Arabic, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada and Telugu languages.

It will be a 2010 release. Film will be screened in tourism centres also. Cultural minister M.A Baby inaugurated the production works at Thiruvananthapuram last week.

Actor Vijay enters politics!

Actor Vijay enters politics!The question whether Superstar Rajinikanth will enter politics has been debated for a very long time. But in the meantime, another star is all set to enter the realm of politics.

Ilayathalapathy Vijay launched Vijay Makkal Iyakkam at Pudukottai on Sunday. Though this is not a full-fledged political party, it is one step towards the same. Thousands of his fans were present at the occasion to support him.

It may be recalled that the actor unveiled his flag on his birthday last year. Vijay said that Vijay Makkal Iyakkam would be a testing ground for his fans and supporters.

It would be launched in several districts across Tamil Nadu; if the response was good, the actor would take the plunge into politics within a year.

Vijay also inaugurated two computer training centres and distributed aid to poor and destitute women on the occasion.

Kavya back in films

Kavya back in filmsKavya Madhavan has decided to re-enter the tinsel world after bidding adieu to all the controversies. When all the controversies were doing the rounds, the actress was relieved by the offers she got. She rejected most of the offers as she wanted to choose the best.

At last, she decided to re-enter the industry by choosing the character offered by Joshi opposite Mohanlal. She is keeping herself busy now by attending inaugural functions. She recently attended an inaugural function in Kannur and will also inaugurate the Parakkat Jewels showroom in Kochi on August 24.

Her marriage to Nishal Chandra, a native of capital city and a bank official in Kuwait was held on February 12 at the Mookambika Temple.

Family problems started after she came back from her honeymoon in Egypt. The actress later decided to part ways with her husband. The actress has decided not to grab all the roles that come her way, she has decided to be choosy.

Asin gets marriage proposal

Asin gets marriage proposalSouth Indian actress Asin Thottumkal, who has entered Bollywood through Aamir Khan's Ghajini, gets marriage proposals from her admirers and fans too often that she is immune to them. But she just couldn't ignore the proposal she got from one of her admirers, and she is very secretive about it.

Asin can't forget a marriage proposal from her fan from Chennai, who sent her a solitaire along with an emotional letter. She said that it is a very personal issue involving her fan and so she wouldn't speak about it.

Well, here is a lucky guy who knows how to steal Asin's heart. Who knows if they end up in marriage. You never know!

Court bans Kavya

Court bans Kavya

Sukumari hospitalized following a heart attack

Sukumari hospitalized following a heart attackReputed actress Sukumari was rushed to the NIMS hospital, Neyyattinkara, Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala on thursday morning following a heart attack. The actress underwent a heart surgery and is currently in a stable situation. As per the hospital authorities, the veteran actress is recuperating slowly.

Sukumari who has acted in about 2000 movies has been in the film industry for more than 60 years and has acted in both Malayalam and Tamil. Ironic as it may seem, Sukumari had lately inaugurated a function which was organized to felicitate the very same hospital for carrying out free heart surgeries for those who cannot afford that. Sukumari was visited by her relatives and also her close friends
from the industry.

Vimala Raman in bikini

Vimala Raman in bikiniMalayalam actress Vimala Raman is also willing to join the bikini bandwagon!

Sources say Vimala Raman will soon appear in a two-piece bikini in her next Telugu film 'Lover Boy'.

Directed by V.N. Aditya, produced by Supreme Raju Harwani and Gogineni Srinivas with Tarun as hero.

Lover Boy was recently launched by mega star Chiranjeevi at Rama Naidu Studios, who gave the clap for the muhurat shot, while D. Suresh Babu switched on the camera.

Touted to be a romantic drama, the film is being picturised in foreign locations, including Bangkok and Malaysia, where the film will be shot in around 40 days.

Vimala Raman was last seen in Varun Sandesh's Telugu flick Evaraina Epudaina.

Roma included in a financial fraud case

Roma included in a financial fraud casePrithvi turns back as screen play is not wellVivacious actress Roma has been taken as a witness in the cotroversial financial fraud case by the financial firm Total4U, which is owned by Sabarinath. Sabarinath has been accused of cheating people of crores of rupees by taking deposits from people on the pretext iof offering them high returns.

As per the charge sheet filed by the Crime Branch last year, about 1200 people have been cheated and about 50 crores of rupees have been floated under the banner of several finincial institutions. All these have been carried out without the consent of the Reserve Bank of India. The names o 20 people including Sabarinath, Dr. Remani and Chandrmathi Amma have been cited in the list as prime accused.

Roma will be one of the 320 witnesses to be produced in this case, as she had performed in a music album
which was produced by Sabarinath. Roma has definitely got herself into trouble for reasons known or unknown.

HOT: Shilpa Shetty woos in Malayalam!

Shilpa Shetty woos in Malayalam!
Good news for Shilpa Shetty's Mallu fans. The dubbed Malalayam version of the actress' DVD Shilpa's Yoga has been released by Shemaroo Entertainment in VCD format. It contains an introduction to 'dynamic free-flow' yoga practiced by the hot Bollywood actress herself.

Mamta walks out of Malayalam projects

Mamta walks out of Malayalam projectsSevere fever has reportedly made Mamta Mohandas to walk out of a couple of Malayalam projects.

The Mollywood actress, who is equally popular in Tamil and Telugu industries, agreed to act in two Malayalam films. However, non-stop fever for the past few days has stopped her to stick on to the commitment.

As her doctors have advised Mamta to stay away from work courtesy the swine flu scare, she is taking rest at home. She is getting well now, Mamtas mother was quoted as saying.

It is to be noted that the cast and crew of Ajith starrer 'Asal' returned to India by cutting short their foreign schedule, as the swine flu scare has gripped the entire world.

According to sources, director of the film Saran, who planned to can some important scenes in exotic locales in Europe, decided to pack the baggages due to the influenza.

Same is the case of a Telugu film titled 'Sankham'. The film's shoot, scheduled in some abroad locations has been dropped courtesy the epidemic. The movie has Trisha and Gopichand in lead roles.

Businessman arrested for sending lewd sms to Sneha

Businessman arrested for sending lewd sms to SnehaA 35-year-old Bangalore based businessman was arrested here today for allegedly sending 'lewd sms' to Tamil actress Sneha, police said.

Cyber crime wing officials arrested Narayanaswamy, engaged in real estate business, at a restaurant here, police said, adding they were monitoring his activities following a complaint from the actress.

A case has been registered against him under Tamil Nadu Women Harassment Act, they said.

He has been remanded to 15-days judicial custody, they added.

Nayan-Prabhu Deva break up!

Nayan-Prabhu Deva break up!The intimate relationship between Nayantara and Prabhu Deva is coming to an end. According to sources, the actress has decided to keep away from the actor-director for the time being due to the compulsion of her parents and close friends.

The actress parents feel that her affair with Deva has ruined her career. They even met a famous astrologer to know about their daughter?s future. Some of her films have flopped miserably. At present she has only one film with Surya named Aadhavan under the direction of K S Ravikumarn. So, after all these incidents, the actress has now decided to concentrate on her work and keep a distance from Deva. How far this is true, God alone knows.

Vimala Ramans Lover Boy

Vimala Ramans Lover BoyAudiences will next see Tamil-Malayalam-Telugu actress Vimala Raman (who was last seen in the Telugu film Evaraina Epudaina with Varun Sandesh) opposite Tarun in his upcoming Telugu film, Lover Boy. Directed by V.N. Aditya and produced by Supreme Raju Harwani and Gogineni Srinivas, Lover Boy was launched by superstar Chiranjeevi at Rama Naidu Studios. He gave the clap for the muhurat shot, as D. Suresh Babu switched on the camera.

Lover Boy is a romantic drama, which is being shot in foreign locales. Around 40 days of its shooting will take place in Malaysia.

Wedding bells for Sri Devika

Wedding bells for Sri DevikaSri Devika is all set to become ‘Srimathi’. The betrothal ceremony of the actress with Rohit Ramachandran, a Mumbai based pilot, would take place on August 23 at Palakkad in Kerala. Their marriage is scheduled in early 2010.

Says Sri Devika, “a longtime friendship between my family and that of Rohit has resulted in our wedding. I am currently acting in ‘Sarithiram’, whose shoot is expected to complete soon. I would act after my wedding if meaty roles come in my way.”

The actress, who entered Tamil industry with the film ‘Ramakrishna’, has acted in movies including ‘Andha Naal Gnabagam’ and ‘Anbey Vaa’. Her recent release was ‘Gnabagangal’, the debut movie of lyricist Pa Vijay as an actor.

Selvaraghavan, Sonia file for divorce

Selvaraghavan, Sonia file for divorceTamil director Selvaraghavan and his actress wife Sonia Agarwal have filed for divorce with mutual consent in a family court Chennai on Wednesday.

After months of speculation in the media about their 'stormy' relationship, both have now decided to end their 32-month-old marriage. The two tied the knot in December 2006.

Since the divorce is sought by both parties, the process is expected to be smooth and brief.

According to media reports, their relationship hit rock bottom after Selvaraghavan started going around with Andrea Jermiah who is playing a lead role in his yet to be released Aayirathil Oruvan.

It was even reported in a section of media that Sonia had once visited her husband on the sets of his movie and slapped Andrea for trying to take away her husband.

It was Selvaraghavan who introduced Sonia to films with Kadhal Konden and later repeated her in two other movies.

Apparently superstar Rajinikanth tried to mediate to save their marriage, but couldn't succeed. Selvaraghavan's younger brother Dhanush is married to Rajinikanth's daughter Aishwarya.

Life of Kavya sets to be film

Life of Kavya sets to be filmM A Nishad is coming up with a new Malayalam movie which has ben titled as Thirasheelayil Ningalude Ishtathaarangal after his earlier venture Vairam. Famous mimcry artiste and actor Tini Tom has taken on the job of a script writer for this movie.

The movie will have a big array of star cast with most of the prominent stars in Malayalm essaying key roles in the movie. The screenplay and dialogues are by Cherian Kalpakavady.

The movie has already achieved much hype due to the hot news doing the rounds that the movie is to be based on the troubled marriage of Kavya Madhavan. As per the news the movie will throw light on Kavya's marriage with Nishal Chandra and the problems she had to encounter. Jayasurya is said to be essaying the lead role in the movie and the heroine is yet to be finalized.

Sneha denies her bikini appearance!

Sneha denies her bikini appearance! Sneha has denied her bikini appearance strongly and has said that she would never wear a bikini in films. Some of recent reports have suggested that her character in Soundarya Rajini's Goa has lots of gray shades and that she has donned a bikini in a song sequence.

After seing those reports, she strongly denied and said that there is no need for wearing a bikini for a negative role. Sneha clarified, "It is completely the desk work of media and I will never accept such scenes in future too...”

Sneha said that she is now choosy in selecting her roles to enhance the quality of her roles.

Prithviraj hikes his salary!

Prithviraj hikes his salary!As per Malluwood grapevine after the super success of Puthiya Mugham, Prithviraj has hiked his salary from Rs 25 to 40 lakhs!

The film is a super hit and has taken a share of over Rs 2 crore from releasing stations in 17 days, with Ernakulam Shenoys netting Rs 21 the highest in Kerala. It is Pritviraj's biggest hit and the film that became profitable from Kerala theatricals in record 17 days.

Meanwhile Puthiya Mugham, has given Prithvi a new action hero image, and is now considered by the trade as the inheritor to M & M's throne which they were fiercely guarding for the last 20 years.

The first preference for theatres in Kerala, this Ramzan is Prithvi's Robin Hood due on September 18. All these factors have made him hot, so it was natural that hiked his salary.

Narain learns from his mistakes

Narain learns from his mistakesExperience is the best guide, so they say. Experiences have had a deep influence on actor Narain and he has often said that they have helped him change his life for the better. Does Narain believe that he can reign supreme, as one of the most saleable stars in the industry? The answer is a flat 'No'. Narain can perform certain roles and that too within his limitations. But the actor has gone overboard by declining offers of those people who came with such roles suiting his disposition.

Narain was ready to consider, provided big banners and big directors approach him. Bhagyadevatha and Robinhood has him in a guest role and as second hero, only because of these above said conditions that he put across. The result has been far from surprising and the actor has not been able to carve a niche for himself in the industry. He is now once of those actors, who have been very fortunate to sit at home for nearly 300 days a year!

Better late than never and our hero has understood that clearly and is taking all measures posible to rectify his mistake. He is no longer willing to sit idle at home, in the pretext of waiting for good movies. On the personal front the actor has not benefited from this as well and it has hindered his growth as an actor. Definitely experience is the best guide.

Mollywood bans mobile phones during shoots

Mollywood bans mobile phones during shootsMollywood's two influential associations Film Employees Federation of Kerala (FEFKA) and the Producers Association decided on Monday to ban the use of mobile phones during shoots of all Malayalam movies.

"Barring production executives and the producer, no one can use a mobile during the time of shooting. There is no problem in using it during shooting breaks," FEFKA general secretary B. Unnikrishnan told reporters, adding that the use of mobile phones had become a menace during shooting.

The decision came after a meeting between the two associations in Kochi to discuss means to reduce the cost of film production in face of dwindling profit margins. "The recommendations that were discussed included limiting the shooting period to a maximum of 45 days per film and an upper limit to the quantity of film roll that can be used," Unnikrishnan said.

He said a 14-member committee, which will also include the actors? group?the Association of Malayalam Movie Artistes?will look into all proposals discussed in the meeting. A final guideline would be ready after the committee clears the proposals.

Why Kavya had to walk out of her marriage?

She was one of the prettiest brides in recent times. Kavya who got married to Nischal Chandra on Feb 5, 2009, has walked out of a bad marriage. And it turned out to be the shortest wedding in tinsel town.

Malayalam cinema's leading heroine Kavya Madhavan is still in a state of shock as she is now back in Kochi with her parents.

Kavya was loved and respected by her fans for keeping a low profile and her refusal to take the glamour route to Kollywood.

It was parental pressure that forced her to marry Nischal Chandra, a failed actor who was made out to be a successful banker working inKuwait.

But according to sources close to Kavya, the marriage turned sour because Nischal and his family turned out to be gold diggers. The buzz is that Kavya was harassed by her in- laws for more dowry and gold.Kavya has consulted a leading lawyer in Kochi and is refusing to meet up with anyone including the media.

Rajinikanth makes music

Rajinikanth makes musicTamil film superstar Rajinikanth will release the audio of Eeram, produced by Shankar's 'S' Pictures and directed by newcomer Arivazagan.

The audio of the film is slated to be released Aug 9 in Chennai.

When Shankar reportedly sent a list of VIPs to Rajinikanth to select one who would be accepting the audio-cassettes and CDs of the film, the superstar is said to have struck down all the names and asked Shankar to call film director Sasikumar for the function, industry insiders said.

The film is reported to have overshot its estimated budget by several lakhs of rupees and this hasn't gone down well with Shankar. Arivazhagan, however, is said to have assured Shankar that the film would be worth spending for.

Ramba ka Swayamvar

Ramba ka Swayamvar'Rakhi Ka Swayamvar' had millions of people watch the reality show. This was indeed a very bold TV show in India. India holding on culture, emotions and bondage, broke this myth with this Swayamvar - reality show.

On a lighter side, sources reveal that Ramba's brother Vasu has lined up with few prospective grooms for her to choose. Ramba is still a dream girl for many, and her recent show in one of the dance reality show in popular TV channel enjoyed very good ratings. Ramba is sought out for many a reality shows recently.

Ramba has acted in all languages in her early days, and tried her stint in hindi and bhojpuri films.
Will Ramba choose the reality show route or the family route will be anybody's guess

Meera Jasmine's marriage mystery!

Meera Jasmine's marriage mystery!If Nayantara courts controversies with her relationships, then Meera Jasmine cannot be far behind. Though she has been known her right choice of movies and characters, Meera Jasmine has also been in the News for her growing proxinity with the noted musician Mandolin U. Rajesh (brother of Mandolin U. Srinivas).

Of late there has ben rumours floating high that Meera Jasmine is to tie the knot with the musician soon. However there has been no clarification from her side and the gossip mongers have gone a step ahead by claiming that the actress has even married secretly. The actress who has a string of characters and stories lined up for her in most of the regional languages will have to formally issue her statement to put at bay all these rumours.

Asin shoots ad with Dhoni

Asin, who took Bollywood by storm, is still the talk of the town. She played the lead role in Ghajini (Hindi) opposite Aamir Khan in 2008 and has been appreciated for her performance.

Producers are still queuing up outside her house, waiting to sign her up for their next venture. In the meanwhile, the actress has signed up as a brand ambassador for many products.

A couple of days back, she was in Gurgaon to shoot for an ad for Big Bazaar, a leading supermarket store in the country. And guess what? Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who has also signed up for the same brand, was a part of the entire ad sequence.

The commercial is expected to be aired very soon, and already rumourmongers are talking about the chemistry between Asin and Dhoni.

Asin will soon be seen in London Dreams opposite Salman Khan which is all set to be released later this year!

Parvathy Omanakuttan makes her debut in United 6

Yet another beauty queen is set to make her Bollywood debut. Miss India Parvathy Omanakuttan has been signed up for Vishal Aryan Singh's United 6.

After a brief spell as a model, the Kerala beauty is planning her Bollywood debut with United-6, which is to be directed by Aryan Singh.

Parvathy will be one among the five newcomers and the film will be shot within 50 days in Bangkok. The shooting is scheduled to start by August end. The film has music by Pritam and C G Patel and is produced under the banner of White House Productions.

After a good show at the Miss World contest, Parvathy has gotten a lot of Tamil and Telugu movie offers, but she declined them all saying that her aim was to make an opening in bollywood.

Actor Murali dies

Actor Murali diesEminent Malayalam film actor and the chairman of Kerala Sangetha Nataka Academy, Murali (55) died here at a private hospital. He was hospitalized following chest congestion.

Murali was born in 1954 as the first child of P. Krishna Pillai and K. Devaki Amma in Kollam.

Murali had acted in more than 300 films.

He got his first Kerala State Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Amaram, directed by filmmaker Bharathan.

He later went on to win the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actor for his role in Aadharam. Murali again won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actor for his powerful portrayal of Appumestri in Neythukaran, directed by Priyanandanan. The same role won him the National Film Award for Best Actor for the year 2002.

He is known for his powerful portrayal of roles in lead as well as character roles. He acted in a variety of roles ranging from lead roles to villain roles, and won accolades.

Murali debuted into films with the lead role in Njattadi, directed by Gopi. But the film never released. He then got chance to act in Chidambaram, directed by national award winning filmmaker Aravindan. He then acted in Meenamasathile Sooryan and Panchagni, directed by noted filmmakers Lenin Rejendran and Hariharan, respectively.

Panchagni got released first and it gave his the break in his acting career. He then quickly got established as a powerful actor in the Malayalam film industry. Adharam, directed by George Kittu was the first film to get released with Murali in lead role.

Some of his other notable films include Nee Ethra Dhanya, Dhanam, The King, Veeralippattu, Achan Kombathu Amma Varambathu, Meenamasathile Sooryan, Swarnam, and The Truth.

Actor Murali hospitalized

Actor and chairman of the Kerala Sangeeta Nataka Akademi Murali was admitted to a private hospital in the city on Tuesday night.

He was hospitalised following chest congestion. Mr. Murali was shifted to the intensive care unit. Hospital sources said that his condition was stable.

Mr. Murali who had acted in more than 300 films, had won the Bharat Award for his performance in ‘Neythukaran’ in 2002.

Nayantara in Malayalam film

Arya and Nayantara hailing from the backdrops of Kerala hadn?t paired up. Well, it?s been an ungratified dream of Mollywood buffs. Perhaps now, they would be set high on seventh heaven with this cute chap-alluring missy pairing up. Eminent filmmaker of Mollywood Shyam Prasad has offered them the lead roles in his forthcoming film ?Electra?. The film has more prominence for the female lead enacted by Nayan and shooting will hit the floors by November.

According to the sources, Nayantara will perform the role of ?Electra Alexander? and Vindhayan of Rasika Entertainments produces the film. Shyam Prasad shot to fame with ?Ore Kadal? featuring Mammooty, Narain, Meera Jasmine and Ramya Krishnan in lead roles. At the moment, he?s busy shooting ?Rithu? ? a film based on the lives of youngsters and their problems.

Arya is shooting simultaneously for ?Chikku Bhukku? and ?Madrasapattinam? simultaneously. Sooner, he will kick-start with his Telugu film with Allu Arjun in lead role.

Ananya sacks manager!

Ananya, the girl from Kerala, who impressed everyone with her performance in Nadodigal is in trouble now.

Just because of her manager's mismanagement of the actress' dates, she is going to miss big opportunities, including the offer of a lead role in Nadodigal's Telugu version.

She has already rejected 2 offers in Tamil. She has withdrawn herself from Prabhu Solomon?s new film because there is a brutal rape scene in it.

Also, she says that it was her manager, who signed up the other film titled Padithurai without her knowledge.

Now Ananya has sacked her manager and appointed a professional manager to look after her dates in Kollywood.

Nayantara declines Mani Ratnam's offer in Raavan

Recently actress Nayantara said No to Mani Ratnam?s much hyped Tamil, Telugu and Hindi trilingual film Raavan.

Sources in the industry have said that the actress was approached by Suhasini Mani Ratnam with an offer to act in the mega project as Raavan?s wife Mandotharai.

However, the actress was unable to accept the offer, due to the minimal scope for her character in the film.

Nayantara said, ?Yes it?s true. Suhasini Mani Ratnam called me when I was in South Africa, shooting for Aadhavan, featuring Surya. They wanted me to do Mandodhari?s role in Raavan. However, I haven?t been able to accept the offer because of date problems and some other personal reasons. It?s a great honour to have got an offer from Mani sir.

But unfortunately, situations have stopped me from accepting it."

Chandramathi's anticipatory bail rejected

The anticipatory bail of third accused in the Total4U money swindling case Chandramathi was rejected by Kerala High Court today. Chandramathi, a former employee of SIDCO and a member of Film censor Board who is still at large was accused by Sabarinath Managing Director of Total4U financial firm of cheating him.

Sabarinath was arrested when after being on the run when his share broking cum financial institution closed down all of a sudden. Sabarinath who had swindled investors to the tune of Rs.5 billion along with some close associates arrested and remanded in the case after the racket was busted.

Sabarinath, who studied up to Class 12, fell out with his parents when they refused to give him money to start his business. He began as a financial consultant with a life insurance company and 18 months ago launched his firm Total4U. He used to offer Rs160,000 on an investment of Rs100,000 for three months. With high returns and prompt payments, Sabarinath won the confidence of many and his client base increased. But since last month, people stopped getting any money.

Sabarinath had a lavish lifestyle and owned many luxury cars. He even opened a recording studio in a prominent hotel in Kochi a month ago.

Meera Jasmine prefers performance to glamour!

This should come as no surprise. When asked what is more important: glamour or performance, most heroines may not answer the question, but Meera Jasmine would surely vote for performance.

"Glamour is not a criterion for success in films. If a girl has a beautiful face, she can become a heroine and if she has a perfect physique, it would be an additional qualification. When you prove that you can perform well on screen, it would cover all other aspects," she was quoted as saying.

Talking about today's showing more interest in skin show and craving for size zero, Meera said, "Of course, a heroine who wants to remain in the acting profession for some time should show some interest in her physique and should do regular exercises. Though I don't crave for massages, I too take some precautions for a charming face and use natural spices like turmeric, etc."

Kavya Madhavan's nude Pooja led her to split

Malayalam actress Kavya Madhavan has been the hottest topic of discussion in South Indian film circles, ever since she applied for divorce from her recently married husband Nischal Chandran. Many speculations have been made about the causes of rift between Kavya and Nischal. Earlier, it was reported that Nischal's suspicious nature and his authoritative mom's torture were reasons for the split.

Buzz up!Now, the more shocking news is coming out after reported that the pictures and videos of Kavya's special nude pooja were responsible for her break up with Nischal. Galatta reports, "A popular Tamil magazine claims that her marriage bliss was troubled after Nischal obtained some obscene pictures and videos featuring the actress in hot positions from a special nude pooja.

It is said that a few years ago, Kavya had held a special nude pooja, which was performed by a self-proclaimed Swami in Aluva. She had reportedly performed the pooja to secure the No. 1 position in Malayalam. Recently, Kavya's nude pictures and videos shot during the pooja were sent to her husband by her old friend Ammukkutti aka Nandini.

According to the report, Nandini was a manager in a Kozhikode star hotel. She had allegedly shot Kavya's hot scenes during the pooja without her knowledge. Later, she had tried to blackmail Kavya for money, but the actress made a complaint to the hotel management, which fired her. Irked by the incident, she sent the controversial materials to Nischal.