Veteran stage, TV and Malayalam film artiste Kalashala Babu passed away here in Kerala early on Monday at a private hospital, family sources said. He was 68.Apart from donning the grease paint in close to 150 films, mostly in small character roles, the multifaceted Babu was also a hugely popular stage artiste, who began his own drama group in the mid 1970s.Babu was not keeping well since the beginning of the year. He breathed his last just past midnight.Born to Kathakali maestro Kalamandalam Krishnan Nair and Mohiniyattam exponent Kalamandalam Kalyanikutty Amma, Babu was a naturally gifted artiste.CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ⤤Adoor Gopalakrishnan says boycotting of National Awards 'understandable'
Veteran filmmaker Adoor Gopalakrishnan says the sentiments of those who boycotted the National Film Awards ceremony as a mark of resentment that the President wasn't handing over a chunk of the honours, are natural and understandable.Gopalakrishnan, who in his glittering career extending close to five decades, has won 16 National Awards, said here on Monday: "The feelings that they expressed are only natural and are understandable.""If the President is able to be present for one hour only, then the programme could be held over two days. Everyone would certainly wish to receive the award from the President," added the 76-year-old, who is a Padma Shri and Padma Vibhushan awardee.CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ⤤If you can't earmark three hours, don't give National Awards: Resul Pookutty
Oscar-winning sound artiste Resul Pookutty on Thursday expressed dissent over news that President Ram Nath Kovind will felicitate only 11 out of the total 137 awardees at the 65th National Film Awards ceremony here on Thursday."If the government of India cannot earmark three hours of its time, they should not bother giving us National Awards. More than 50 per cent of our sweat, you take it as entertainment tax, the least you could do is respect the values we hold dear," tweeted Pookutty, who has won a National Award in the past.CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ⤤Quirky first look poster of 'Dakini' is out!
After the brilliant and award winning film 'Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum', filmmaker Sandip Senan announced his next project 'Dakini' on Friday. The primary highlight of this film is it's unusual star cast Pouly Valsan, Sethulakshmi, Sarasa Balussery & Savithri Sreedharan ( Sudani from Nigeria Fame ), apart from Suraj Venjaramoodu, Chemban Vinod Jose, Alancier and Indrans. The makers of the film took social media to unveil the film's firstlook poster. The poster features four quirky aged women riding which pretty much hints that the film will be a mad fun ride. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ⤤Rana praises Keerthy Suresh, Dulquer Salmaan for 'Mahanati'
Actor Rana Daggubati has praised actors Keerthy Suresh and Dulquer Salmaan for their upcoming film "Mahanati".Rana on Sunday took to Twitter to share a still from the film and captioned it: "You guys are just amazing Keerthy and Dulquer... Nagi my man good luck everything looks amazing. Looking forward 'Mahanati'."Dulquer plays veteran star Gemini Ganesan in the Telugu-Tamil bilingual biopic "Mahanati", which is based on the legendary southern actress Savitri.CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ⤤Bhimsainji was a true artiste: 'Gharaonda' actress Zarina Wahab
Animation director, ad maker and feature filmmaker Bhimsain Khurana, who died aged 82 on Tuesday, was a true artiste, says actress Zarina Wahab who worked with him in the film "Gharaonda"."Gharaonda", released in 1977, was the first feature film by Khurana, considered a pioneer in the field of animation fimmaking and remembered for his animation film "Ek Anek Ekta".CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ⤤