Kamal Haasan

  • e Lounge: Vidya Balan, Kamal Haasan recieve Padma Awards 2014 01-04-2014 01:00 PM

    The names of the recipients of the prestigious Padma Awards for the year 2014 were announced on Monday. The list featured some faces from the film world as well. Bollywood actors Vidya Balan, Kamal Haasan were among the Padma Award 2014 winners. ...
  • Kamal Haasan pledges commitment to the country 01-04-2014 11:06 AM

    Chennai: Tamil cinema star Kamal Haasan, who had last year threatened to leave India in the light of controversies surrounding his film 'Vishwaroopam,' today pledged his "commitment" to the country and expressed hope he would not leave it. Hours after arriving here after receiving the prestigious Padma Bhushan award in...
  • Don't sell your self-respect for a pittance: Kamal Haasan 19-03-2014 11:46 AM

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu state election commission has roped in actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan to campaign against cash for votes. In a video released by the election commission, Kamal has urged people to not sell their future and self-respect for a pittance. "Don't vote by comparing which leader is paying more...
  • 'Cuckoo' has intricacies you find in novels: Kamal Haasan 19-02-2014 03:00 PM

    Chennai: Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan is impressed by the trailer of Tamil drama 'Cuckoo'. He says it features details as intricate as one would find in a novel. The trailer was shown Tuesday at the film's audio launch, where Kamal was the chief guest. "I may not have the regular cinema...
  • Kamal Haasan is my inspiration: Suriya Sivakumar 18-02-2014 04:04 PM

    Chennai: Tamil actor Suriya Sivakumar said Tuesday that he has shaped his career in the footsteps of actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, whom he considers his biggest inspiration. Suriya shared the dais with Kamal here at the audio launch of Tamil drama 'Cuckoo'. "We all need inspiration. It's only because of inspiration...
  • Kamal Haasan: Despite being my senior, Balu Mahendra was a friend 16-02-2014 07:54 AM

    Mumbai: Kamal Haasan has fond memories of his bonding with prolific filmmaker Balu Mahendra, who recently breathed his last in Chennai. The actor says it was tough to question the creative choices of the director, who helmed 'Sadma'. "Balu Mahendra and I shared a very close relationship. His debut film...
  • Mohanlal's 'Drishyam' crosses Rs 1 crore mark in UK 14-02-2014 03:31 PM

    Chennai: Superstar Mohanlal-starrer Malayalam thriller "Drishyam", has crossed Rs 1 cr mark in UK. The film, which released on December 19 last year, was reportedly made on a budget of Rs 4.5 crore. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to share the box office numbers of the film. "Malayalam...
  • Kamal Haasan to shoot 'Drishyam' remake from mid-2014 05-02-2014 04:29 PM

    Chennai: Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan will commence filming the yet-to-be-titled Tamil remake of recent Malayalam blockbuster 'Drishyam' from the second half of 2014, says director Jeethu Joseph. Superstar Mohanlal-starrer 'Drishyam', which was helmed by Jeethu, released during Christmas weekend last year. It has emerged as the biggest hit in Malayalam filmdom....
  • Kamal Haasan to act in the remake of Malayalam thriller 'Drishyam' 04-02-2014 02:39 PM

    Chennai: Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan will commence filming the yet-to-be-titled Tamil remake of recent Malayalam blockbuster 'Drishyam' from the second half of 2014, says director Jeethu Joseph. Superstar Mohanlal-starrer 'Drishyam', which was helmed by Jeethu, released during Christmas weekend last year. It has emerged as the biggest hit in Malayalam filmdom....
  • Kamal Haasan on receiving Padma Bhushan: There are thousands who are more deserving than me 28-01-2014 12:26 PM

    Chennai: Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, who has been named for a Padma Bhushan, says it is a "good fortune" that he has been chosen for India's third highest civilian honour, but the artiste in him will only be satisfied when he takes Indian cinema to the international arena. "I think it's...
  • Padma Bhushan is an impetus to do more good work: Kamal Haasan 26-01-2014 07:24 AM

    Chennai: Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, who was conferred with the Padma Bhushan award on Saturday, said it was his "good fortune" to get chosen for the award. The 59-year-old actor said he doesn't consider it an honour for his work, but as a driving force to continue doing good work. "I...
  • Actor Kamal Haasan, 25 others awarded Padma Bhushan for year 2014 25-01-2014 10:31 PM

    Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, known for his work across all southern languages, was on Saturday named for the Padma Bhushan award on the occasion of the 65th Republic Day. Haasan will get the award for his contribution to Indian cinema over the last five decades. The 59-year old, who has so...
  • Nageswara Rao was my spiritual guru: Kamal Haasan 24-01-2014 02:50 PM

    Chennai: Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan says that late movie icon Akkineni Nageswara Rao was his spiritual guru, who left a lasting effect on him. Nageswara Rao, also known as ANR, died Wednesday due to intestinal cancer. He eas 89. "ANR was my spiritual guru. He was my guru not just in...
  • Uthama Villain: K Balachander to work in Kamal Haasan's film 18-01-2014 04:29 PM

    Chennai: Legendary filmmaker K. Balachander will essay an important role in Kamal Haasan-starrer Tamil comedy 'Uthama Villain', which will go on floors soon after the release of 'Vishwaroopam 2'. Balachander, known for shaping Kamal's career, worked with the actor in over 30 films since 1973 Tamil drama 'Arangetram'. "It's true...
  • 'Vishwaroopam 2' sneak peek: Kamal Haasan promises an action packed film 03-01-2014 03:50 PM

    New Delhi: Kamal Haasan, the director of 'Vishwaroopam 2', has released a video which features the high points during the shooting. The video suggests that the film will be high on action and full of daredevil stunts. The film also features Pooja Kumar and Waheeda Rehman in important roles. Take...
  • Was nervous about 'Kalyana Samayal Saadham': Kamal Haasan 02-01-2014 01:01 PM

    Chennai: Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan said he wanted the recent Tamil romantic-comedy 'Kalyana Samayal Saadham' to succeed because the makers had told him that he had been their biggest inspiration and that made him nervous. The film, which has been popularized as KSS, revolves around a soon-to-be married couple who deal...
  • Stars and upcoming talent to rule southern cinema in 2014 31-12-2013 04:46 PM

    Chennai: Along with an interesting line up of films featuring superstars such as Rajinikanth's 'Kochadaiiyaan', Kamal Haasan's 'Vishwaroopam 2' and Mahesh Babu's '1: Nenokkadine' for next year, works of a new breed of actors and filmmakers will also rule the roost in the New Year. In Tamil filmdom, 2013 was...
  • Bigg Boss 7: Ajaz compares himself with Kamal Haasan of 'Saagar' 28-12-2013 12:59 PM

    New Delhi: After 104 days, the popular reality show is coming to its end tonight when four finalists will battle it out for the crown. The contestants who are in the race to the top spot are Ajaz Khan, Tanisha Mukherji, Gauahar Khan and Sangram Singh. The last formal day...
  • Film enthusiats gather as Bangalore film fest opens 27-12-2013 06:30 PM

    Bangalore: The Bengaluru International Film Festival (Biffes) opened on a glittering note here Monday, with hundreds of cine buffs thronging the venue for the inaugural event where Tollywood superstar Kamal Hassan was the cynosure of all. Organised by the Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy in association with the Karnataka Film Chamber of...
  • Sakthi overwhelmed with Kamal Haasan's gesture 27-12-2013 06:26 PM

    Chennai: Tamil director R.C. Sakthi is touched by his old friend actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan's gesture to pen the lyrics as well as croon the title track of his upcoming Tamil short film 'Ainthu Rojakkal' despite his busy schedule. "I believe Kamal is a great friend first and then an actor....
  • Vishwaroopam 2: It's the only way to work with Kamal Haasan, says Shekhar Kapur 26-12-2013 10:41 AM

    Kodaikanal: There's a special reason why Shekhar Kapur agreed to face the arc lights for 2013 film 'Vishwaroopam' as well as for its sequel. He says it's because the movie gives him the rare chance to work with cine icon Kamal Haasan. "It's the only way I can get to...
  • Only qualified people should be there in the Censor Board: Kamal Haasan 13-12-2013 12:09 PM

    New Delhi: The event began with the musical performances of playback singer Karthik and pianist Anil Srinivasan, who played some of the evergreen Tamil hits of Illayaraja to a packed hall here. Karthik dedicated a couple of Hindi songs such as 'Behka' and 'Phela Nasha' to Aamir Khan, who attended...
  • My daughter Akshara must find her own way: Sarika 08-12-2013 12:25 PM

    Mumbai: Veteran actress Sarika is excited about her younger daughter Akshara Haasan's acting debut. But the star mom doesn't want to share any tips with her as she believes the latter should find her own way. "Every generation has its own working style. We can share with them what we...
  • Kamal Haasan to inaugurate Bengaluru International Film Festival 05-12-2013 06:11 PM

    Tamil superstar Kamal Haasan will inaugurate the sixth annual Bengaluru International Film Festival on December 26. The eight-day festival will be held in association with Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce (KFCC) and Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy (KCA). BIFF will showcase 145 films from 45 countries that have won awards at various...
  • 152 films from 45 countries to participate in sixth BIFFES 01-12-2013 04:04 PM

    Bangalore: The eight-day sixth Bengaluru International Film Festival (BIFFES), being held in the city from December 26, will see participation of 152 films from 45 countries. The event is being organised and conducted by Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy, on behalf of Government of Karnataka in association with the Karnataka Film Chamber...
  • Akshara Haasan to make Bollywood debut opposite Dhanush 25-11-2013 09:34 AM

    New Delhi: Actor Dhanush, who wowed his fans with the ease with which he transformed from a typical Tamilian to a Banarasi lad in his Bollywood debut 'Raanjhanaa', has signed his second Hindi film. If reports are to be believed, he will be seen in R Balki's film. Interestingly, the...
  • IFFI 2013: Watch Kamal Haasan, Waheeda Rehman talk about Indian films 23-11-2013 01:07 PM

    New Delhi: India's different states are a part of a focus package at the 2013 edition of the International Film Festival of India. Since 2004, when Goa was chosen as the IFFI's permanent destination, the festival is held in the last week of November. The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has...