Actress Prachi Tehlan, who made her acting debut with TV show "Diya Aur Baati Hum", is gearing up to star opposite Malayalam superstar Mammootty in Sajeev Pillai directorial "Mamankam"."Yes, I am doing a film with Mammootty sir. It's the biggest Malayalam film ever being made. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ⤤Playing an intelligence officer commands certain degree of discipline: Yami
Actress Yami Gautam, who is currently preparing for her upcoming film "Uri", says playing an intelligence officer commands certain degree of discipline."The prep work for 'Uri' has just begun. Playing an intelligence officer on screen commands a certain degree of discipline and needs a body mannerism which is tough and MMA training will serve exactly that," Yami said in a statement.The film, directed by Aditya Dhar, is based on the Uri attacks of September 2016. Yami plays an intelligence officer alongside actor Vicky Kaushal in the film. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ⤤Selfies are a big disaster: Adoor Gopalakrishnan
Veteran filmmaker Adoor Gopalakrishnan, who in his glittering career extending close to five decades has won 16 National Awards so far, finds the new craze of selfies a disaster.The 76-year-old was here at The Nehru Memorial Museum Library for a discussion on "Revisting Ray", a conference and exhibition on the filmmaker, on Wednesday along with filmmaker Amol Paleker.CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ⤤Malayalam actor Kalashala Babu dead at 68
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 ⤤