Entertainment News https://english.manoramaonline.com/entertainment/entertainment-news.rss 🎬 Movies and Entertainment News • Malayalam Actors • Movies • Film Industry Updates • Cinema News • Onmanorama en Sat, 15 Jun 2019 04:25:24 GMT https://www.manoramaonline.com/privacy.html Parukutty is indeed the little lady superstar, this video is proof Parukutty is known as the ‘youngest woman in Kerala who earns for her family’. Parukutty aka baby Ameya is aged barely two and is perhaps Kerala’s youngest celebrity. The little actress has a number of fan pages and fans clubs on social media platforms. A recent video of Parukutty is breaking the Internet. The star baby is seen dancing with her co-stars Rishi Kumar, Juhi Rastogi and Alsabith and Shivani Menon. Parukutty was seen in a a pink frock and she looked cute as she grooved. In yet another video, she is seen talking over the mike and it's too adorable. Parukkutty faced the camera for the first time when she was four months old for the Malayalam sitcom ‘Uppum Mulakum’. Paru’s real name is Ameya and has an elder sister, Anikha, who is studying in UKG. https://english.manoramaonline.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/2019/07/18/parukutty-viral-dancing-video-fan-club.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/2019/07/18/parukutty-viral-dancing-video-fan-club.html Thu, 18 Jul 2019 05:32:43 GMT Is this Mammootty's success mantra? Megastar Mammootty has always been known for his versatility. After a brief appearance in the 1971 film 'Anubhavangal Paalichakal' and in the 1973 film 'Kalachakram', Mammootty's career officially took off with 'Vilkkanundu Swapnangal' in 1980. Since then, he has showed his calibre and versatility with a repertoire of over 400 films. What's his success mantra? Is he competitive as an actor? "I don't compete with others... You need to compete with yourself. It is easy. If you compete with others, you mime them. If you compete with yourself, you can do it easily." Talking to IANS, Mammootty also revealed that he has no plans to start a political career. He says one doesn't need to be in politics to serve people. "I don't think I will (ever) have much interest in politics," Mammootty told IANS. "I (am not interested) in political activities. You don't need to be in politics to serve people," he added. Mammootty will next be seen in M. Padmakumar's 'Mamangam', which will narrate a true story around the medieval festival of Mamangam. He will be seen playing a mysterious character with multiple looks. Said to be the biggest Malayalam film in terms of the budget and expanse, the project showcases the martial art of Kalaripayattu. The project, scheduled for later this year, will release in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Hindi. https://english.manoramaonline.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/2019/07/18/mammootty-on-competing-with-others-politics.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/2019/07/18/mammootty-on-competing-with-others-politics.html Thu, 18 Jul 2019 03:55:09 GMT Aishwarya Lekshmi roped in opposite Dhanush Actress Aishwarya Lekshmi will be seen playing the female lead opposite Dhanush. Directed by Karthik Subbaraj, the film will be produced by Sashikanth under the banner Y NOT Studios. The film is expected to begin its shoot in August 2019 at London. After making her debut with Njandukalude Nattil Oridavela, Aishwarya impressed the audience with her performances in Mayanaadhi and Varathan. The Karthik Subbaraj film will mark her Tamil debut. Reportedly, she has also signed Sundar C's next with Vishal and Tamannaah in lead. Karthik Subbaraj last helmed the Rajini-starrer Petta and with Aishwarya joining Dhanush and Karthik, fans are quite excited. https://english.manoramaonline.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/2019/07/18/aishwarya-lekshmi-dhanush-karthik-subbaraj-tamil-film.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/2019/07/18/aishwarya-lekshmi-dhanush-karthik-subbaraj-tamil-film.html Thu, 18 Jul 2019 02:55:41 GMT Sai Pallavi rejected Vijay Deverakonda's Dear Comrade', here's why 'Dear Comrade' is all set for a grand release next week and the movie starring Vijay Deverakonda and Rashmika Mandanna had gained the right buzz among movie buffs. And now, it has been revealed that Sai Pallavi had rejected the role in the movie which was later taken up by Rashmika. According to reports, Sai Pallavi bid goodbye to the project soon after hearing the script. The reason reportedly is because of the intimate kissing scenes with Vijay Deverakonda. According to several reports doing the rounds in Telugu industry, Sai Pallavi is uncomfortable doing intimate scenes and was reluctant to be part of the sequence. Rashmika, who had earlier acted with Vijay in Geeta Govindam, happilly accepted the offer when it came to her. Ever since the teaser and trailer have been released, fans haven't stopped discussing about the kissing scenes. Dear Comrade will release in Telugu, Kannada, Tamil and Malayalam on July 26. https://english.manoramaonline.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/2019/07/18/sai-pallavi-rejected-vijay-devarakonda-dear-comrade-kissing-scene.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/2019/07/18/sai-pallavi-rejected-vijay-devarakonda-dear-comrade-kissing-scene.html Thu, 18 Jul 2019 05:13:49 GMT GoT earns record-breaking 32 Emmy nominations Los Angeles: Popular fantasy drama "Game of Thrones" has set a new record by earning 32 nominations for the 2019 Emmys, the most ever for a single season of a show. The nominations for the 71st annual Primetime Emmy Awards nominations were announced on Tuesday. "Game Of Thrones", which wrapped up its story with the final season earlier this year, will go out with a bang. By scoring 32 nominations, the show broke the record previously held by "NYPD Blue", which got 26 nominations in 1994. The fantasy HBO epic leads the field of Emmy nominees, including Outstanding Drama Series, actor Kit Harington in competition for the Best Actor trophy, Emilia Clarke in run for the Best Actress, four Best Supporting Actress nods -- Gwendoline Christie, Lena Headey, Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams and actors Alfie Allen, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Peter Dinklage being contenders in the Best Supporting Actor category. In the Outstanding Drama Series category, "Game of Thrones" is competing with "Better Call Saul", "Bodyguarda, "Ozark", "Pose", "Succession", "This is Us" and "Killing Eve". Harington is in race for the trophy with Jason Bateman from "Ozarka, Sterling K. Brown from "This Is Us", Bob Odenkirk from "Better Call Saul", Billy Porter from "Posea and Milo Ventimiglia from "This Is Us". Clarke will be competing with Viola Davis ("How to Get Away with Murder"), Sandra Oh ("Killing Eve"), Jodie Comer ("Killing Eve"), Laura Linney ("Ozark"), Mandy Moore ("This Is Us") and Robin Wright ("House of Cards") for the Lead Actress in a Drama Series trophy. Amazon Prime's "The Marvelous Mrs Maisel" is the second-most-nominated show with 20 nominations, including for Outstanding Comedy Series and Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. Actress Rachel Brosnahan will fight it out with Christina Applegate ("Dead to Mea), Julia Louis-Dreyfus ("Veep"), Natasha Lyonne (aceRussian Doll"), Catherine O'Hara ("Schitt's Creek"), Phoebe Waller-Bridge ("Fleabag") for the accolade. HBO's "Chernobyl" earned 19 Emmy nominations, including Best Limited Series and actors Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård and Emily Watson getting a nod in Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie and Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie categories respectively. HBO scored 137 nominations, beating Netflix who scored 117 across the board. The 71st Emmy Awards will be held on September 22, and will be aired in India on Star World. https://english.manoramaonline.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/2019/07/17/game-of-thrones-32-emmy-nominations.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/2019/07/17/game-of-thrones-32-emmy-nominations.html Wed, 17 Jul 2019 11:25:52 GMT Taapsee Pannu reveals why she finds trolls entertaining Mumbai: Actress Taapsee Pannu finds trolls on social media entertaining. A social media troll called Taapsee a "cheap actor" and that her "mental state is not right". "Ok sir. When are you giving me therapy sessions. And in the bargain also tell how to become an 'expensive' actor. Inflation toh mere mein bhi hona chahiye na," went Taapsee's witty reply. A fan of the actor said that she should ignore trolls because they were not going to change. "But I don't want them to change. They are so entertaining! Let's not kill their humour by expecting them to change. They provide us with so much of content! How to use it is up to us," the actress replied to her fan. This is not the first time Taapsee has hit back at trolls. On the acting front, she currently awaits the release of her next film "Saand Ki Aankh", based on world's oldest sharpshooters Chandro and Prakashi Tomar. The Reliance Entertainment film also stars Bhumi Pednekar. https://english.manoramaonline.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/2019/07/17/taapsee-pannu-reveals-why-she-finds-trolls-entertaining.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/2019/07/17/taapsee-pannu-reveals-why-she-finds-trolls-entertaining.html Wed, 17 Jul 2019 11:07:16 GMT Here's Deepika's message for her 'bundle of joy' Mumbai: Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone shared a beautiful message for her sister Anisha Padukone, whom she called a "bundle of joy". A photograph shared by the actress on Instagram showed her kissing Anisha on her forehead. The "Padmaavat" star and her sister had attended the Wimbledon finals in London on Sunday. "To witness what will be remembered as one of the most iconic moments in sporting history with this bundle of joy... I really couldn't have asked for more! Oh! and there was strawberries and cream too! Sisteract Wimbledon". The two sisters in the image wore an all-white ensemble by luxury brand Ralph Lauren for the sports event on Sunday. The brand's official Instagram shared a photograph of Deepika and captioned it: "Actress and producer Deepika Padukone sports chic summer whites in a look combining Ralph Lauren Collection and Polo Ralph Lauren." Deepika is in London for the shooting of "'83", which traces India's historic victory at the 1983 cricket World Cup. Her actor-husband Ranveer Singh plays the team's captain Kapil Dev while Deepika his wife Romi. This is Ranveer and Deepika's first film together after their wedding last year. The couple previously co-starred in megahits "Padmaavat", "Bajirao Mastani" and "Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela". "'83" also features Saqib Saleem, Adinath Kothare, Chirag Patil, Harddy Sandhu, Ammy Virk, Jatin Sarna, Pankaj Tripathi, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Dinker Sharma, Jiiva, Sahil Khattar, Dhairya Karwa, Nishant Dahhiya and R. Badree. The film is presented by Reliance Entertainment and is scheduled to release on April 10 next year in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. https://english.manoramaonline.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/2019/07/17/deepika-padukone-sister-anisha-special-wish.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/2019/07/17/deepika-padukone-sister-anisha-special-wish.html Wed, 17 Jul 2019 10:25:56 GMT FaceApp AgeChallenge: Celebs reveal senior looks, check who's the best Looking old is the new trend! Don't get us wrong as we are talking about the viral FaceApp AgeChallenge. Well, the all new AI photo-editing app, FaceApp, is letting people have a look into their future with wrinkles and gray hairs. As everyone are trying out and sharing their photos online, celebrities are too taking the challenge and posting their future looks. While Malayalam actor Hareesh Kanaran and Adil Ibrahim posted their photo with Faceapp, they also made sure to compliment Megastar Mammootty, who is known for his evergreen looks. Trolls have also complimented Tamil actor Thala Ajith saying that he does not really need to take up the challenge as he already has a salt and pepper look. Check out for a few others and comment below as whom you liked the most among all: Well, the interesting one was from actor Dileep. The actor posted a photo from his movie Kalyanaraman, a look from the 80's which he tried in his movie without a FaceApp. https://english.manoramaonline.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/2019/07/17/faceApp-age-challenge-celebs-old-age-looks.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/2019/07/17/faceApp-age-challenge-celebs-old-age-looks.html Wed, 17 Jul 2019 10:01:47 GMT Indraja reveals how she got married despite objection from parents Yesteryear actress Indraja is still the girl-next-door with mesmerizing cat-eye. Even though the actress took a break from Mollywood, she had made sure her previous roles in about 17 films she did in Malayalam earned her a place in all hearts. Indraja was last seen in a Malayalam flick in 2007. Now, the actress is gearing up for a comeback and she recently opened up on her life, marriage, and career break to popular magazine Vanitha. Indraja revealed that she got married to someone outside her religion even though their parents were not supportive of it. Indraja who hails from a traditional Tulu Brahmin family got married to Absar, a Tamil television actor. She said that they waited for 6-long-years to get their family's approval. However, it did not work out as expected and they had to register the marriage, she said. Indraja also revealed that her only wish was to get married to someone who does not smoke and drink and that Absar was somebody like that. Indraja also jokingly said that since she is a vegetarian, they have agreed on a pact that cooking non-veg would be prohibited inside the house, whereas anybody can have it from outside. She also mentioned that initially she was tensed of leaving her daughter alone while on the shoot, and now her daughter Sara who is in 6th standard, understands and supports her profession. Born in a Chennai, Indraja was the eldest of three sisters from a Carnatic musical family. Indraja is a trained dancer and singer. https://english.manoramaonline.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/2019/07/17/actress-indraja-marriage-story-comeback-malayalam-cinema.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/2019/07/17/actress-indraja-marriage-story-comeback-malayalam-cinema.html Wed, 17 Jul 2019 06:56:05 GMT Kunchacko Boban shares glimpse of baby's baptism day and it's all dreamy | Video Kunchacko Boban and his wife Priya Ann Samuel were blessed with a baby boy on April 17. The couple is very delighted as they are having their first baby after a wait of 14 years. And Kunchacko Boban likes to address his son as 'the answer to our prayers'. The actor has now shared a video from the little one's baptism day and it looks like a vision from heaven. The almost 4-minute long video shows Izahaak Boban Kunchacko dressing up for his big day with mommy Priya and father Kunchacko. The song 'Baby mine, don't you cry' from the animated movie 'Dumbo' is perfectly synced. The video also shows family moments to church ceremony to celebs visiting the little bundle of joy. Watch the video: The actor tied the knot to Priya Ann Samuel in 2005. Meanwhile, on work front, the actor has started shoot for his next with director Midhun Manuel. https://english.manoramaonline.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/2019/07/17/kunchaco-boban-new-baptism-video-of-baby.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/2019/07/17/kunchaco-boban-new-baptism-video-of-baby.html Wed, 17 Jul 2019 05:48:54 GMT Manikandan reveals his biggest regret in life Actor Manikandan Achari is on cloud nine after he shared screen-space with superstar Rajinikanth in Petta. There was no looking back for Manikandan after he got his big break in Kammattippadam. He has become a busy bee in Mollywood after he won the Kerala State Film Award for the best supporting actor. Subtle acting, lively screen presence and enthusiasm sets him apart in the film industry. Still, this Ernakulam youth regrets one of the crucial decisions he took in his life. Onmanorama caught up with Manikandan R Achari to ask Just One Question: What is one thing that you regret the most in your life? “Discontinuing education,” Manikandan answered without a second thought. The actor revealed that he discontinued his studies after Class 6. The reason was neither financial difficulties nor adverse circumstances in life, said the actor, but mere laziness and impudence. Manikandan said he gained knowledge later from his own experiences in life and theater. https://english.manoramaonline.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/2019/07/17/actor-manikandan-achari-reveals-biggest-regret-in-life.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/2019/07/17/actor-manikandan-achari-reveals-biggest-regret-in-life.html Wed, 17 Jul 2019 05:10:04 GMT Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: Arbaaz Khan on working alongside Mohanlal Arbaaz Khan is now looking at Malayalam cinema for interesting roles. The actor is all set to make his Malayalam debut with "Big Brother", alongside the iconic Mohanlal. He will start shooting for the film at the end of July. "I am very excited about my Malayalam debut with Mohanlal sir. The film is directed by Siddique sir. I feel it's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for me and I am so excited about it," he said. "Big Brother" might release in October. Siddique has in the past directed Arbaaz's brother Salman Khan in "Bodyguard". "I am going to start shooting the film at the end of this month. I feel good things are happening with me so, I am enjoying this phase of my life," he said, interacting with the press on the sets of the upcoming film, "Sridevi Bungalow". Talking about his role in "Sridevi Bungalow", Arbaaz said: "I play myself in the film because the director and producer wanted an actor to play himself in the script. So, it's a guest appearance but an interesting," he revealed. He also mentioned about his co-star Priya Varrier and said that she has great potential. “All I told her that grab the opportunities that comes her way. She has made a mark and she need to work more and reach greater heights.” https://english.manoramaonline.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/2019/07/17/arbaaz-khan-on-working-alongside-mohanlal-big-brother.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/2019/07/17/arbaaz-khan-on-working-alongside-mohanlal-big-brother.html Wed, 17 Jul 2019 04:43:55 GMT Amala Paul ready for second marriage? Actress confirms being in love Amala Paul has found love finally. Days after her ex-husband and director AL Vijay got married to Aishwarya, actress Amala Paul confirmed that she is in a relationship. During the recent promotion of Aadai, in an interview, Amala Paul revealed that she is 'seeing someone' and that she discussed everything about her upcoming movie 'Aadai' before signing the project. “After I heard the Aadai script, I shared it with him first. The first thing he told me was that I needed to really work on myself if I was going to do the film. He told me that I had to be at my 100 per cent physically and mentally,” Amala said. Without revealing name or any other details, Amala Paul talked highly about him. “Because the person I’ve become, and the way I look at my work now... I owe it to him. I was a rebel without a cause and it was love that healed me. True love healed me,” Amala Paul said. She also added that her boyfriend sacrificed many things just to support her passion. “I used to think that only a mother could provide unconditional love and make sacrifices. But this man proved it that he can too. He had to sacrifice his job, his career to be with me and to support me. He knows my passion and he appreciates that. He stands by my side and even tell me my flaws. When this man came, he just ripped me apart,”said Amala Paul. Calling him the truth in her life, she explained how her boyfriend critically moulded her. “He saw my earlier films and told me that I was such a sh@#*y actor. He told me he was surprised that I was still surviving in this industry despite not taking care of myself and not working on my acting. He told me that this was not how things worked. He opened a third eye for me,” said Amala Paul. “He let me find myself back,” she concluded. https://english.manoramaonline.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/2019/07/17/amala-paul-on-boyfriend-confirms-relationship-second-marriage.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/2019/07/17/amala-paul-on-boyfriend-confirms-relationship-second-marriage.html Wed, 17 Jul 2019 05:04:02 GMT Decoding a scene | Of Vellaripravinte Changathi, Dileep's first state award and 2-year preparation 'Vellaripravinte Changathi' was a turning point in Dileep's acting career. This 2011 movie won him his first state award for best actor. The movie, based on a real incident that happened in Kannanchery, Kozhikode, has a multi-layered story-line which narrates three stories within a single movie. It is the story of a young filmmaker who revives his father's lost movie project and completes it successfully. The core subject is the love story of Ravi and Sulekha, two real life characters who lost their lives to the social taboos. Script writer Anil GS took more than two years to carry out the research required to write the movie's script. It was Anil's maiden movie project too. In a candid chat with Onmanorama, script-writer Anil GS decoded the most crucial scene in 'Vellaripravinte Changathi.' “Sometimes, the way we present a concept becomes more important than the concept itself. There are three movies within 'Vellaripravinte Changathi,” he said. A filmmaker attempts to make a movie based on a real incident with a row of newcomers. He fails to complete that project. Years later, his son revives the project and completes it successfully. The movie tells the story of technicians and artists behind that ambitious project. It was quite a challenging task to connect these three tales and show them as a single movie, Anil said. Though the central story-line narrates the love story of Ravi and Sulekha, the movie also tells the love story of Shajahan and Mary Varghese, the actors who play the roles of Ravi and Sulekha. The stories and incidents were all mixed up. Days of preparation Anil says that the most challenging scene in this movie was the one in which Ravi murders Sulekha. Immediately after that crucial scene, the reel breaks offering an effective 'interval punch' to the main movie. “The scene was shot at a single stretch first. Then it was shot in a different angle, as to be shown at a separate point of the movie. Manoj K Jayan's character stabs the female lead after a very emotional encounter,” Anil explains, “It took almost two and a half days to finish shooting that scene.” Anil revealed that he didn't have a clarity about how to shoot this scene even while I wrote it down. He charted out this scene after several rounds of discussions with the director in a span of two years. Reel and real life After Ravi and Sulekha's love affair ends tragically, Sulekha's life takes a new turn. Ravi's love for Sulekha drives him insane. Ravi stabs Sulekha to death in order to save her from a worse destiny. Ravi doesn't attempt to escape after murdering Sulekha. Instead, he embraces her body and lies on the road next to her. At the same time, the actors who play these two characters in the movie were going through similar circumstances. Their love affair was about to have a tragic end as Mary's father was set to send her to a convent after completing that shot. However, the filmmaker helped the couple to escape after the production schedule was over. “Seldom does the actors' story coincide with that of the characters they play in a movie. It was difficult to portray it in a convincing manner on screen,” Anil said. https://english.manoramaonline.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/2019/07/17/vellaripravinte-changathi-dileep-state-award-kavya-madhavan-movie.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/2019/07/17/vellaripravinte-changathi-dileep-state-award-kavya-madhavan-movie.html Wed, 17 Jul 2019 02:08:04 GMT Priya Prakash Varrier doesn't want negativity to affect her Much has been said about actress Priya Prakash Varrier's Bollywood debut 'Sridevi Bungalow' and the actress, in a recent media interaction has said that she is keen to do more Hindi films in the future. Priya added that she is a big fan of Sridevi. "I don't think we should let any negativity affect us because I am just starting my career in films. I am also a very big fan of Sridevi madam and though there was no intention to hurt anybody, we all know that controversies keep happening." Directed by Prasanth Mambully, Sridevi Bungalow' had generated controversy a while back. Producer Boney Kapoor, husband of late superstar Sridevi had sent a legal notice to the makers of the film, objecting to the film's title as well as a scene that reportedly shows a character named Sridevi's death in a bathtub, much the same way the eighties actress Sridevi died in February 2018. "Sridevi Bungalow" also features Arbaaz Khan and is scheduled to release later this year. Talking about the controversy, Priya said: "It is actually the director's and the producer's concern because I am just portraying a character they gave me. Intentionally it was not on our agenda to hurt anyone's personal feelings." Priya Prakash Varrier became a social media sensation after her wink in a song of the Malayalam film "Oru Adaar Love" went viral. She became a household name for her wink. Asked if she would like to shed her image of the Wink Girl, she said: "Definitely I would. That was my first movie and the wink gave me a lot of publicity because everybody liked it. However, if I go on repeating (that action), people will start questioning it. So, I want to do more films and improve myself as an actor." "I have actually signed a second movie in Hindi called "Love Hackers". It is about cyber crime. As far as working in more Hindi films is concerned, if good offers come my way then I will definitely love to do them," said Priya. Priya's second Hindi film "Love Hackers" is directed by Mayank Prakash Srivastava and will be shot in Lucknow, Delhi, Gurgaon and Mumbai. https://english.manoramaonline.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/2019/07/16/priya-prakash-varrier-on-hindi-movies-negativity-and-more.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/2019/07/16/priya-prakash-varrier-on-hindi-movies-negativity-and-more.html Tue, 16 Jul 2019 10:41:29 GMT Kavya Madhavan's ex-husband Nishal Chandra becomes father Actress Kavya Madhavan's former husband Nishal Chandra had got married to Remya Nath, on May 13, 2017. And now Nishal has become a proud father to a baby boy. Though Nishal and Remya were blessed with a baby boy in May, it's only now that a photo of the little one is doing the rounds. The little one has been named Devansh. Nishal's wife Remya Nath is a a post-graduate in microbiology and both of them are currently settled in New Jersey. Nishal Chandra was earlier married to Kavya Madhavan and the couple parted ways in 2011. Post divorce, both led their own lives. Kavya got married to actor Dileep and the duo were blessed with a baby girl Mahalakshmi on October 19, 2018. https://english.manoramaonline.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/2019/07/16/kavya-madhavan-ex-husband-nishal-chandra-blessed-with-baby-boy.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/2019/07/16/kavya-madhavan-ex-husband-nishal-chandra-blessed-with-baby-boy.html Tue, 16 Jul 2019 09:24:45 GMT Sameera Reddy opens up on why she prayed for a baby girl Actress Sameera Reddy who welcomed her second baby recently revealed that she prayed for a baby girl. Sameera on Monday shared a glimpse of the new-born on Instagram. The pic has Sameera cradling the baby in her arms. She captioned it: "This little girl gave me the strength of wild horses. She wanted me to find myself again. She knew I was lost and she showed me the way. I found a voice in celebrating motherhood, wanting change on body perception and the best part was reaching out to people to just feel good about themselves. "I'm so happy that people felt so connected and supported me to get here! We prayed for a baby girl and we are blessed!" Sameera shared the news of her daughter's arrival on July 12. The "Tezz" actress married businessman Akshai Varde in 2014. She delivered her first child, a son, in 2015. https://english.manoramaonline.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/2019/07/16/sameera-reddy-on-baby-girl-motherhood-photo.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/2019/07/16/sameera-reddy-on-baby-girl-motherhood-photo.html Tue, 16 Jul 2019 06:37:29 GMT Mammootty's next titled 'Shylock' Megastar Mammootty is on a roll with back-to-back movie projects. While he is awaiting the release of a few movies, he is also simultaneoulsy shooting for a few others. Now, his yet another movie with director Ajay Vasudev has been announced. After Rajadhiraja and Masterpiece, Ajay Vasudev is directing Mammootty's next with the title Shylock. Interestingly, the movie would mark the Malayalam debut of renowned Tamil actor Rajkiran. The screenplay is by Bibin Mohan and Aneesh Hameed. Touted to be a mass entertainer, the movie is produced by Joby George under the banner of Goodwill Entertainment. Reportedly, the movie will go on floors soon as he wraps up shoot for Ramesh Pisharody’s second film Ganagandharvan. He is also involved with the post-production work of Mamangam, which is slated to have a grand release. Mammootty's recent releases, Unda and Pathinettam Padi is currently running successfully in theatres. https://english.manoramaonline.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/2019/07/16/mammootty-ajay-vasudev-next-movie-shylock.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/2019/07/16/mammootty-ajay-vasudev-next-movie-shylock.html Tue, 16 Jul 2019 06:18:03 GMT Mammootty, Mohanlal inaugurate new building of Producers Association It's very rarely that we get to see two big superstars together for an event. And it so happened at the inauguration of a new building in Kochi on Monday. The Kerala Film Producers Association (KFPA) opened a new building at Arangath Cross Road, Pullepady in Kochi in an attempt to help the producers from the Malayalam film industry save cost. The inauguration was officially helmed by actors Mammootty and Mohanlal along with veteran actor Madhu. The building will set up a facility to make the master copy ready for digital distributors like UFO and Qube. This facility will thereby help the producers to save charges levied by the digital distributors. “I feel greatful to have come here and being part of the inaugural function,” said actor Madhu. He also emphasised the need of a producer. “With producer, no movies are born”, he stated. Mammootty, taking over the dias, said, “There are many new producers coming up in the industry and each of them have their own struggling phase. A movie first goes into the hands of a producer and ends with him. So, it's definetly a good thing that an initiative ike this have happened.” Mohanlal, on the other hand, applauded the association's team work and effort and said, “At this point, I would like to remember all the producers whom I have met in my 41 years of career. This association is the backbone of Malayalam film industry and wish each of the members a good luck.” After the official inauguration, many producers including Maniyanpillai Raju, Liberty Basheer were felicitated. Directors Kamal, Vinayan, Sibi Malayil were also spotted at the event. https://english.manoramaonline.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/2019/07/16/mammootty-mohanlal-new-building-producers-association-kochi.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/2019/07/16/mammootty-mohanlal-new-building-producers-association-kochi.html Tue, 16 Jul 2019 03:00:35 GMT Gauri Khan's church day out with son AbRam Mumbai: Superstar Shah Rukh Khan is often spotted with his son AbRam. However, it seems it was his wife Gauri's turn to be publicly spotted spending quality time with the kid this weekend. SRK's interior designer better half was spotted with her son attending Sunday mass at a church here. They were photographed outside the Mount Mary Church in Bandra. The photographs and a video that a celebrity photographer shared on Instagram page went viral in no time. AbRam looked relaxed in a blue printed T-Shirt with the slogan: "What happens at Nana's stays at Nana's". He teamed with shorts. Gauri also opted for causal vibes, sporting a black tee and capris. She had her hair tied back into a pony, and completed the look with sunglasses. After the mass, the mother-son duo also posed for photographs outside the church. AbRam is already a social media superstar, with a big fan base. Each of his outings are invariably captured bt press photographers and television lenspersons, and they go viral in no time. Shah Rukh and Gauri have three children -- Aryan, Suhana and AbRam. https://english.manoramaonline.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/2019/07/15/gauri-khan-church-day-out-son-abram.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/2019/07/15/gauri-khan-church-day-out-son-abram.html Mon, 15 Jul 2019 17:37:41 GMT Deepika attends Wimbledon final with sister Anisha London: Actress Deepika Padukone and her sister Anisha were spotted attending the high-octane Wimbledon men's single final between Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic here on Sunday. Deepika, daughter of Badminton legend Prakash Padukone, posted a photograph on Instagram of the invite and captioned it: "#nowshowing #sisteract Anisha Padukone." Anisha shared the same invite and wrote: "Sunday afternoon well spent." The "Padmaavat" star wore an all-white ensemble by luxury brand Ralph Lauren. The brand's official Instgram shared a photograph of Deepika and captioned it: "Actress and producer Deepika Padukone sports chic summer whites in a look combining Ralph Lauren Collection and Polo Ralph Lauren." The 33-year-old star recently celebrated her husband and actor Ranveer Singh's birthday here. The two are currently shooting for "'83", which traces India's historic victory at the 1983 cricket World Cup. Actor Ranveer Singh plays the team's captain Kapil Dev while Deepika essays his wife Romi. This is Ranveer and Deepika's first film together after their wedding last year. The couple has previously co-starred in "Padmaavat", "Bajirao Mastani" and "Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela". "'83" also features Saqib Saleem, Adinath Kothare, Chirag Patil, Harddy Sandhu, Ammy Virk, Jatin Sarna, Pankaj Tripathi, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Dinker Sharma, Jiiva, Sahil Khattar, Dhairya Karwa, Nishant Dahhiya and R. Badree. The film is presented by Reliance Entertainment and is scheduled to release on April 10 next year in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. https://english.manoramaonline.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/2019/07/15/deepika-padukone-sister-anisha-wimbledon.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/2019/07/15/deepika-padukone-sister-anisha-wimbledon.html Mon, 15 Jul 2019 11:11:41 GMT Dulquer Salmaan is 25 films old! Malayalam star Dulquer Salmaan, who has worked in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi films as well, says his upcoming Tamil romance, "Kannum Kannum Kollaiyadithaal", is his 25th film and that makes it special. "'Kannum Kannum Kollaiyadithaal' is an interesting story and I am really excited to be a part of this one, with such a fantastic cast and crew. This also happens to be my 25th film and that makes it even more special for me," the "Karwaan" actor said. The quirky rom-com, directed by Desingh Periyasamy, also stars Rakshan, Ritu Varma and Niranjani Ahathian. Periyasamy assures the audience "this fun-filled movie will entertain the audience". With this production , co-produced by Anto Joseph Film Company, Viacom18 Studios make an entry into the Tamil film market. Ajit Andhare, Chief Operating Officer, Viacom18 Studios, said: "I have always been fascinated with the content that is offered to the Tamil audience and I am excited to be collaborating with Anto Joseph for our big entry into this market with 'Kannum Kannum Kollaiyadithaal'." Dulquer Salmaan set foot in the industry only after getting settled in life. He tied the knot with architect Amal Sufiya in an arranged marriage even before he made his debut in movies. Earlier, in one of the interviews, Mammootty had said that Dulquer's marriage had helped him to take his acting career seriously and made him a responsible person. The couple was blessed with a daughter, Maryam Ameerah Salman. https://english.manoramaonline.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/2019/07/15/dulquer-salmaan-films-career-acting-kannum-kannum-kollaiyadithaal.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/2019/07/15/dulquer-salmaan-films-career-acting-kannum-kannum-kollaiyadithaal.html Mon, 15 Jul 2019 10:03:50 GMT Actor John Kaippallil enters into wedlock Malayalam actor John Kaippallil got married to Hephzibah Elizabeth on Monday. The close knit ceremony was held at Kozhencherry Marthoma Church, Pathanamthitta in the presence of friends and family. Many celebs from the industry including Sunny Wayne, Vinay Forrt, Sanju Sivaram, Sudhi Koppa, Prashanth Alexander attended the function. John, who began his career with modelling made his acting debut in Thattathin Marayathu. He later went on to act in many movies including Ann Maria Kalipilaanu, Masterpiece and Aadu 2. He was last seen in Mammootty-starrer Madhura Raja. Hephzibah Elizabeth is working in a digital marketing company in Kochi. The traditional wedding was followed by a reception. https://english.manoramaonline.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/2019/07/15/john-kaippallil-gets-married-to-hephzibah.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/2019/07/15/john-kaippallil-gets-married-to-hephzibah.html Tue, 16 Jul 2019 02:01:42 GMT Pooja Batra opens up on second marriage with Nawab Shah So finally, actress Pooja Batra laid rest to all rumors by confirming her marriage to actor Nawab Shah. Since past few days, reports were rife that she got married in a secret wedding. Pooja Batra confirmed to a daily that the two indeed tied the knot on July 4 in Delhi. Pooja told the daily that it was a private affair with only their families in attendance. “Nawab and I exchanged vows in Delhi, with only our families in attendance. Our loved ones kept asking us why we were delaying it (the marriage). I was simply going with the flow, but then I realised that he is the man I want to spend the rest of my life with, and there is no point in delaying it any further. So, here we are. We had an Arya Samaj wedding, and we will register our marriage this week,” Pooja said. Talking about meeting Nawab, Pooja said, “We strongly connected after we were reintroduced by a common friend in February this year. I guess we reconnected at the right time in our life. We were in the same space emotionally and hit it off instantly... We share emotional and intellectual compatibility, and we don’t have to explain too much to each other. I like the fact that he is a family person.” Ask about the proposal and she said, “He was ready to propose to me soon after we met. Eventually, he proposed to me in Delhi, and again when he came to meet my parents with his family.” Pooja’s first marriage with a US-based doctor Sonu Ahluwalia ended in divorce after nine years. “Everybody goes through phases. I survived one of the most difficult ones, as I was alone in a foreign country. But then, that’s life, isn’t it? You learn as you grow and your mindset also changes with time,” said Pooja. Pooja, a former Miss India, has worked in films such as Viraasat Nawab was last seen in Tiger Zinda Hai. While Pooja was seen in Malayalam movies Chandralekha, Megham and Daivathinte Makan, Nawab was also seen in the few Malayalam movies including Keerthi Chakra, Roudram and Rajadhi Raja. https://english.manoramaonline.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/2019/07/15/pooja-batra-on-secret-second-marriage-with-nawab-shah.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/2019/07/15/pooja-batra-on-secret-second-marriage-with-nawab-shah.html Mon, 15 Jul 2019 09:05:40 GMT 'War' teaser: It's all about Hrithik Roshan vs Tiger Shroff The first teaser from the Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff starrer has been released online. The upcoming film is directed by Siddharth Anand has been titled 'War'. 'War' is set to be a visual spectacle for quintessential action cinema lovers as they would witness Hrithik and Tiger pull off jaw-dropping sequences as they try to beat each other. Produced by Yash Raj Films, the high-octane film that also stars Vaani Kapoor opposite Hrithik Roshan is set to release in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. "'War' is the only title that could have delivered on this big promise and justifies the level of an action spectacle that the film is trying to present to audiences globally," Anand said in a statement. The director promises a massive showdown in the film. "When you bring two of the biggest and the best action superstars of India in one film and pit them against each other, you need a title that justifies the promise of a massive showdown. Hrithik and Tiger will be seen going at each other ferociously and mercilessly and audiences will want to see who outwits whom in this incredible fight," he added. The film is scheduled to release on October 2. https://english.manoramaonline.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/2019/07/15/hrithik-roshan-tiger-shroff-war-movie-teaser.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/2019/07/15/hrithik-roshan-tiger-shroff-war-movie-teaser.html Mon, 15 Jul 2019 07:02:46 GMT Rashmika Mandanna replies like a boss when asked about salary hike! Actress Rashmika Mandanna has become one of the highest paid actresses in the Kannada film industry. With back-to-back hits, the actress who has been charging Rs 40 lakh for a film, increased salary between Rs 60 to 80 lakh. The Geeta Govindam actress reportedly have charged Rs 64 lakh for her upcoming Kannada film, Pogaru. Recently, during the promotion of her upcoming movie 'Dear Comrade', she was asked about the hike in salary. Rashmika took it all calmly and responded like a boss. She said that it was natural to ask for an increase in salary. She explained that she has been in the industry for a couple of years now and her growth in the industry also includes a hike in remuneration. She, then also asked the reporter back as if he wouldn't ask for promotions and better salary and stated that she has the right to ask for it and won't work for a lesser amount. Directed by Bharat Kamma, Dear Comrade marks the second collaboration of Rashmika and Vijay Deverakonda after Geetha Govindam. The multilingual film will release in Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada and Telugu on July 26. https://english.manoramaonline.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/2019/07/15/rashmika-mandanna-about-salary-hike-dear-comrade-promo.html https://english.manoramaonline.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/2019/07/15/rashmika-mandanna-about-salary-hike-dear-comrade-promo.html Mon, 15 Jul 2019 04:48:42 GMT