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Vijay is right now busy wrapping up his 60th project Bairavaa under Bharathan’s direction. His 61st is said to be with director Atlee, although an official confirmation is awaited.
Meanwhile, there is a hot buzz that suggests that Vijay’s 62nd film may be directed by Selvaraghavan. Sources hint that Selva had narrated a script which the Youth hero is claimed to have liked it a lot. Production house to bankroll this venture is yet to be decided, although online forums say that Sivaji Productions may fund this flick. However, when we checked with our sources, they feel that the chances of Dhanush’s Wunderbar Films to bankroll this project are high.
When we checked with director Selvaraghavan about this, he neither denied nor confirmed when he said, “I cannot divulge anything about this right now.”
It has to be recalled that even earlier, there were talks about the combo of Vijay- Selva. Let us wait for official confirmation.
Keerthy Suresh, the most happening actress of current times appears to be in her purplest patch. If sources are to be trusted, the lady who captured the hearts of the audience with her cute performance in the recently released Thodari, is in serious consideration for three important projects.
As we had reported earlier, Keerthy is a strong contender for Suriya-Vignesh Shivn, Vijay Sethupathi-Panneerselvan and Lingusamy-Allu Arjun projects.
Insiders suggest that talks are on and very soon we would give you the details on what are the projects that the gorgeous lady is going to be part of. As of now, her film Remo with Sivakarthikeyan will soon hit the screens and Bairavaa with Ilayathalapathy Vijay is expected to be released for Pongal 2017.
Actress Sandhya known for her performance in the film Kadhal alongside Bharath got married to Venkat, an IT professional, last year in 2015. Now the couple has welcomed the newest member to their family, a baby girl. Apparently, the cute little baby was born a few days ago.
A pic of her along with her husband and newborn baby was shared in Twitter by actress Suja Varunee confirming the news. Here’s wishing Sandhya Jr a healthy and fun filled life ahead and the best wishes to her family!
Vijay 61 is a project that is beginning to take shape steadily. Already we know that Atlee is the most probable director, with high volume talks of the script being written by the Baahubali writer K.Vijayendra Prasad. We have another important update on the upcoming Ilayathalapathy project. Who is going to play the lead opposite Vijay in this film?
Well, according to film circle sources, it is none other than Kajal Aggarwal who is on top of the heroine list for Vijay’s 61. Kajal it seems has become a natural choice since she has already done two films with Vijay and her schedules match the film’s call sheet. It is also alleged that the film is likely to go on floors in Feb. 2017
If the news gets officially confirmed, Kajal will then be the lead in two giant films, Thala 57 and Thalapathy 61 at the same time. She is also the lead for Vikram’s next with director Socrates, notably.
Sundar C’s brobdingnagian historical project Sangamithra bankrolled by Sri Thenandal Films is still in its pre-production phase. ‘Isai Puyal’ AR Rahman is officially on board and actors like Jayam Ravi, Arya and Mahesh Babu are apparently in talks to play the male leads in this film.
We hear that Sundar C is planning to bring in some of the best technicians around the world to assist him for this project. Supposedly Sundar C is in talks with one of the popular stunt coordinators from Germany who played an integral part in Avatar’s stunt sequences.
Now the latest we are told is that the team has allegedly approached Deepika Padukone to act as the female protagonist in Sangamithra. Deepika has of late become very choosy with her films as she has expanded her market to the Hollywood audience with her upcoming film XXX: Return of Xander Cage.
The title of Sangamithra signifies the importance of the female protagonist of the film. It looks like the makers want to rope in a top sensational actor for this project.
We will have to wait and see if Deepika Padukone grabs the opportunity or not!
Is the five times National Award winning cinematographer Santhosh Sivan teaming up with Vijay for Thalapathy 61? A single tweet from him about Vijay had created a widespread rumor saying so. “Vijay is Vijay, he doesn't need anyone”.
When a fan asked him when he will team up with Vijay, he replied “soon”. But when another fan asked him if he is working in Vijay 61, he replied, “No temperament to work continuously. long breaks to do diff works! Still waiting to capture Rajini Sir after Thalapathi”.
It would surely be great if he teams up with Vijay. The duo had a very good chemistry in Thuppakki and Vijay fans would be hoping them to team up soon in the near future.
We had reported some time ago that Soundarya Rajinikanth would be directing a film. Now, a Twitter update reveals that this project would be funded by Kalaipuli Thanu for his V Creations.
The tweet of V creations reads, “Glad to be associated with @soundaryaarajni :) Interested people send us your details! #NEEK #CastingCall”.
It is being reported by certain sections of the media that the title is Nilavukku Enmael Ennadi Kovam which could justify the #NEEK in the tweet. But an official confirmation is awaited on this.
It is interesting to note that Thanu had recently bankrolled Soundarya’s dad Rajinikanth starrer Kabali and now he would be doing the same thing for the daughter too.
Wishing the project the best!
Lyricist Annamalai, who was the creative brain behind the lyrics of some of Kollywood’s recent hits, passed away today, on the 27th of September 2016. According to people close to him, the ace lyricist passed away due to a sudden heart attack. The final procedures are being undertaken in Kilpauk Medical College, in Chennai.
While Kollywood is still reeling from the loss one of its worthy lyricists Na.Muthukumar, it has now lost another gem. Many super hit songs written by him have featured in films such as Velayudham, Vettaikaran, Haridas, and Salim etc. He was known to have been a close associate of composer/actor Vijay Antony and had also written songs for his upcoming film Yeman.
Behindwoods mourns the death of the departed talent and conveys its deepest condolences to his family.
Madhavan - Ritika Singh starrer Irudhi Suttru, directed by Sudha Kongara, is one of the most profitable films of this year, which also received huge praises from the audience and critics. Ritika Singh had won the National Award (special jury award) for her performance in the film.
It has been nine months since the release, but the laurels for the film keep coming in without a break. Yes, the film is now selected for the prestigious Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) and will have its premiere screening on the 31st of October.
When we contacted director Sudha Kongara about this honour, this is what she had to say. "It is a happy moment for us. The curator of the event had seen the film, even much before the theatrical release and was very much impressed. The screening event will be happening on the 31st of October. But I am not sure if I would be attending the event, because, I might be held up with the shooting of Guru (Telugu remake of Irudhi Suttru)."
Bhaskar the Rascal, the Malayalam family comedy-drama, directed by Siddique, starring Mammootty and Nayanthara in the lead roles was a successful outing for the entire team.
It was earlier rumored that Superstar Rajinikanth would be acting in the Tamil remake of this film, but now reports suggest that Arvind Swami and Nayanthara might play the leads. Siddique is expected to direct the Tamil version too. It has to be noted that he has given successful films in Tamil such as Friends, Engal Anna, and Kaavalan.
Arvind Swami, who is awaiting the release of Bogan, also has Sathuranga Vettai 2 with Trisha and a film with Manju Warrier under Ramana's direction in his kitty.