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  • The India-US dialogues: Commitment necessary to operationalise the civil nuclear cooperation 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Pointing at the possibilities of the prospective Indo-US nuclear deal, former Indian ambassador to US and nuclear negotiator Rakesh Sood on Saturday emphasised on the commitments to take the relationship between the two countries forward and operationalising the civil nuclear cooperation. The former ambassador also lauded former US President...
  • Vikram's 'I' hits the bull's eye; collects over Rs 100 crore in its opening weekend worldwide January 20, 2015

    Chennai: Filmmaker Shankar's Tamil magnum opus "I", despite mixed reviews, has managed to set the box office on fire by collecting over Rs.100 crore in its opening weekend worldwide. "The film has done exceptionally good business outside Tamil Nadu as well. In Kerala, it has set new records for a Tamil...
  • Shankar's 'I' was distinctly homophobic in the portrayal of a transgender make-up artist January 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Picture this: A supermodel picks up a simple young body builder and takes him out for a makeover. He's grateful for the gesture and can't wait to impress her -- that is until, he sees that her "star" make-up person is a transgender. That's when he breaks into...
  • 'I' filmmaker Shankar seeks police protection following protest by a group of transgenders outside his house January 19, 2015

    Chennai: Filmmaker Shankar has sought police protection following protest by a group of transgenders outside his residence here after they found objectionable scenes about their community in his latest Tamil magnum opus "I". The transgender community is upset with the way Shankar has portrayed the character essayed by popular make-up artist,...
  • 'I' filmmaker Shankar faces wrath of transgender community January 18, 2015

    Chennai: Filmmaker Shankar has earned the wrath of a group of transgenders here after they found objectionable scenes about their community in his latest Tamil magnum opus "I", which is currently running in cinemas. The transgender community is upset with the way Shankar has portrayed the character essayed by popular make-up...
  • 'I' review: There's a lesson in I for makers of masala movies January 16, 2015

    Cast: Vikram and Amy Jackson Director: Shankar The highly anticipated romantic thriller I from visionary Tamil director Shankar is a work of staggering ambition, somewhat weighed down by the filmmaker's own indulgence. Clocking in at a butt-numbing three hours and six minutes, the film works off a busy story that's centered on...
  • Tisca Chopra: Casting couch is prevalent in the film industry; both men and women suffer from it January 16, 2015

    Kolkata: Actress Tisca Chopra who faced a casting couch-like situation in her career said here Friday that both men and women get 'accosted' in Bollywood and there are ways to avoid it. "It's a question of supply and demand. The supply of actors is far greater than their demand and so...
  • 'I' Tweet Review: The film has a thin plot, but Vikram manages to look convincing, earnest and real January 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Larger-than-life canvas, beautiful locations, a dazzling beauty, and a hero that plays four startlingly different roles. Shankar's latest film 'I' has all the ingredients of an interesting watch. Starring Vikram, Amy Jackson and Upen Patel in key roles, 'I' has been released all the major south Indian languages, as...
  • 'I' dissected: Why we think Vikram is a super actor and Shankar is his perfect captain January 15, 2015

    Bangalore: 'I' may not have been the quintessential Shankar film with a social message or a hero ending up pinning the screenplay down because he's all-powerful. Everybody on this planet has a love story - victorious, doomed, worrisome, negligible - in many colors and varieties but we do have our...
  • Happy birthday Vikram Prabhu: The 'Arima Nambi' actor thanks his fans; posts family photo on Twitter January 15, 2015

    Vikram Prabhu, who turned 29 today, thanked his fans from his official Twitter handle today. The actor posted a cute family photo for his fans. ...
  • Watch: The making of 'I' January 15, 2015

    Directed by Shankar, the tamil movie 'I' stars Vikram, Amy Jackson, Suresh Gopi, and Upen Patel in lead roles. ...
  • Haven't created visual effects for the sake of it, says 'I' director Shankar January 14, 2015

    Tamil cinema's visionary director Shankar's 'I' featuring superstar Vikram released on Wednesday. The film has been shrouded in secrecy for months and the film has Vikram donning multiple looks, including a werewolf-like beast, and a disfigured man. Shankar said, "I don't do visual effects for the sake of visual...
  • Shankar's 'I' releases in South Indian cinema today January 14, 2015

    On the occasion of Pongal, Shankar's 'I' featuring Vikram was released in a Tamil, Telugu and a dubbed Hindi version. The movie sees Vikram in four different roles. The actor has described his role in the movie as one of the most challenging one in his career. The movie has...
  • Between Takes: Vikram, Shankar, Rahman and Sreeram talk about 'I' January 10, 2015

    Speaking to CNN-IBN's Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand, Tamil actor Vikram, Writer Shankar, Music Director AR Rahman and Cinematographer PC Sreeram share their experiences behind the scenes of their upcoming Tamil romantic thriller 'I'. The movie is set to be released on January 14. ...
  • Madras High Court issues a stay order on Shankar's 'I'; may not get a theatrical release on scheduled date January 9, 2015

    New Delhi: In yet another blow to the Tamil film industry, the Madras High Court has ordered a stay on Shankar's film ' I ' until 30th January. Picture House Media had filed a petition seeking an interim stay on the film as the producers, had reportedly agreed to settle outstanding...
  • Dear Sakshi Maharaj, as long as every Hindu woman has even one kid who laughs at your speech, we will be ok: Bollywood reacts on BJP leader's speech January 8, 2015

    Mumbai: The Hindi film fraternity expressed shock Wednesday over BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj's statement that all Hindu women must produce at least four children to protect Hinduism. Sakshi Maharaj made the comments at a gathering in Meerut in Uttar Pradesh, igniting widespread anger in social networking platforms. Filmmaker Vikram Bhatt tweeted: "Sakshi...
  • Vikram took five hours a day to transform himself into 'Ogre' for Shankar's 'I' January 7, 2015

    Mumbai: Tamil star Vikram took almost five hours everyday to transform himself into a man-like monster in his upcoming film 'I'. Vikram, 48, plays two characters in the film-- one of a normal man and other of a creature, which closely looks like an Ogre. His makeup was done by Hollywood's...
  • Priyanka Chopra's cousin Meera to feature in '1920 London' and 'Zindagi Ek Pal' January 5, 2015

    Mumbai: Actress Meera Chopra, who made her Bollywood debut last year with horror comedy 'Gang Of Ghosts', will now be seen in Vikram Bhatt's '1920 London', that will hit the theatres by April this year. "I am doing Vikram Bhatt's '1920 London' that will release in March or April this year,"...
  • Shankar on Vikram's dedication to 'I': He was madly focussed on the role; I sometimes felt he was going crazy December 31, 2014

    Chennai: Filmmaker Shankar describes actor Vikram's dedication for upcoming Tamil magnum opus "I" as "crazy" and mad" and says it has worked in favour of the film. "For the role of the bodybuilder, I requested Vikram to put on weight. He worked extremely hard for it and we were happy with...
  • 'I' director Shankar wants to direct a Telugu film; says he's indebted to his Telugu-speaking audience December 31, 2014

    Hyderabad: Filmmaker Shankar, who was here for the audio launch of his upcoming Tamil magnum opus "I", Tuesday said he would like to direct a Telugu film in the future. "I'm indebted to the audience here. I will direct a Telugu film in the future. I hope it happens soon," Shankar...
  • 'I' is going to be a step forward for me as an actor; I get to play four different characters: Vikram December 30, 2014

    Mumbai: Southern superstar Vikram, who promoted his film "I" here, said it's a step forward for him as an actor. The actor who will be seen in different looks in the film said: "Body building took me three years to achieve that body for the film. It took me three to...
  • AR Rahman: I am scripting a film and also co-producing it December 30, 2014

    Mumbai: Oscar-winning music director A.R.Rahman, who has also composed the music of forthcoming release "I", says he is busy scripting a film that he also plans to co-produce. There were reports that celebrated Indian singer-composer is planning to direct a movie soon but he has a different story to tell. "I am...
  • Vikram to promote his upcoming film 'I' on 'Bigg Boss' with Salman Khan December 27, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Vikram, who is currently in the city, will be promoting his upcoming Tamil magnum opus 'I' on the sets of reality TV show "Big Boss". He will shoot a special episode with host Salman Khan. "The shooting of the episode will take place Sunday on the sets of 'Big...