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Vijay does it but silently!

Ilayathalapathy Vijay is known for his benevolence and the best thing about the Kushi hero is that he makes no attempts to reveal his generosity. It is known that Vijay had handed over gold chains to Bairavaa team recently.


Now we also hear from sources close to the actor that his munificence does not limit to the people he works with but also extends to different unions in the industry. The source reveals, “It is always his habit to make some donations to different unions in the film industry. Vijay sir had donated an amount to few producers a few years ago and later a substantial amount to the Director’s Union. He had also made a generous donation of sorts to Southern India Cinematographer’s Association (SICA). Now he has given to Editor’s Union.”


Kudos to Vijay!


''I'll throw acid on your face''

Popular singer Chinmayi Sripada has filed an online petition in Twitter, demanding the social networking forum to protect the safety of women.

Chinmayi, in her petition, has said,

"You need to be raped …"
"I'll throw acid
on your face"
"I'll make sure you never sing again"

These were just a few tweets that I got for expressing my opinion on twitter. I am a playback singer in the film industry and I accept that I will be in the public eye.

But these threats of violence left me shaken and scared for my life. When I tried to report these threats Twitter simply ignored my fears. They told me that they would not take any action unless there was a police case.

Most women give up at this stage and quit Twitter. I decided to fight and filed a police complaint. Ultimately it was my fans who helped us identify my abusers. 3 people were arrested and spent 10 days in jail.

The entire incident left me furious! I am a celebrity and I have time, support and resources to fight. But what about the millions of ordinary women who use Twitter and face rape threats every day? It is the responsibility of Twitter to ensure that their platform is not used for promoting violence against women.

That’s why I started this petition asking Twitter to send a strong message against online abuse by doing a large-scale shutdown of accounts which tweet rape threats against women. Twitter has recently come out with new safety policies for its users. It talks about ‘mute’ and ‘block’ functions.

But twitter has never done a large scale shutdown of accounts that promote violence against women. In 2015, 360,000 twitter accounts were shut down for links to terrorism. Why can’t the same be done for accounts that tweet rape threats?

Twitter has to accept its responsibility. In its latest safety update twitter has said, “We’re listening and want your feedback so we can learn faster, build smarter, and make meaningful progress.”

I want Twitter to listen to its women users. I do not want to censor free speech and disagreements which are subjective and personal. But threats of rape can be objectively tracked and should not be protected as a “right to speech”.

Some men think rape threats are no big deal. That it’s ok to use rape or murder as casual threats. Rape is one of the worst forms of violence. Threats of rape and other gender-based violence are weapons that are used to subjugate and silence women.

If Twitter does a large scale shut down of these accounts that threaten to rape women, it will send a very strong message that the platform cannot be used for such vicious attacks. Women across the world are beginning to find Twitter hostile and traumatic. It’s time Twitter cleaned up its act and showed women that it is truly listening to our concerns."

Apart from this petition, she had made her point clear by posting another statement in Twitter, which read, "With regard to my petition on and that Twitter is a bubble and it ain't the real world - perhaps. But if social media isn't 'real', please send the money to advertise in print media - when you want to find blood donors or stem cell donors. Or to raise funds for an underprivileged child's education or ailment. Or to bring attention about a civic issue.

If you agree the requests above can be posted on social media where responses are 'real', threats to personal safety are real too. There cannot be selective blindness.

It's like telling a woman if you dont wanna be raped stay at home. (last heard even the home is not safe for a woman/child sometimes)"

*This is a social media update of Chinmayee and it is not spell checked


What is Ajith's next after Vuvegam? Information from Ajith's side

It is a rare phenomenon when a star like Ajith Kumar prefers to work in two straight films with the same director. Siruthai Siva is lucky in that way to work with Ajith in three films. With Vivegam shaping up and expected to release in the month of August, the question arises now about the director for Ajith's next film.


Two weeks ago, few sections of the media reported that Ajith would be teaming up with Siva once again. Now there is a claim that he will team up with Vishnuvardhan for the 3rd time after Billa and Arrambam. The speculation of Vishnuvardhan directing Ajith is long due and the Billa director supposedly has a historic subject ready for Ajith like we mentioned long ago. But will this combination strike immediately after Vivegam?


Here is what our sources from Ajith’s camp tell us, “We have already told you that Ajith sir concentrates only on one project at a time. The news about his future projects is false at this stage. We are curious to know who are those people spreading such fake information”.


When there is so much at stake, it is wise to take one step at a time like Ajith. We are also told that Thala’s next project depends on how well Vivegam is received. Ajith might choose his director only based on that.


2.0 Trailer release date

Director Shankar had revealed yesterday, that only one song sequence and few patch works are remaining to be shot for 2.0.


Now, the latest reports suggest that the team is planning to release the trailer of the movie on the occasion of Aayudha Pooja, 29th September 2017. However, we have to wait for an official announcement about this from the team.


The film, featuring Rajinikanth, Amy Jackson and Akshay Kumar will be releasing for this year's Diwali.