KAMAL HAASAN

  • Being vegetarian a personal choice: Kamal Haasan on beef ban 6 days ago

    After Maharashtra government has put a ban on beef, veteran actor Kamal Haasan said being a vegetarian should be a matter of personal choice. In an exclusive interview to Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand, Haasan said, "According to scriptures, Brahmins used to be beef eaters. I don't eat beef anymore, it's...
  • Watch: In conversation with Kamal Haasan April 17, 2015

    "As an ex-Vaishnavite and ex-Shailvite, I can only sympathise with them. This is Prahlad Charitra and you will have antagonist talking against protagonist. I am answerable to my muslim friends who can hold me accountable," said Kamal Haasan in an exclusive interview with CNN-IBN. ...
  • Censor Board stifles my freedom: Kamal Haasan April 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Tamil superstar Kamal Haasan says he has an ongoing struggle against the Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to achieve creative freedom. The 60-year-old actor, whose 2013 film 'Vishwaroopam' was initially banned in Tamil Nadu for 15 days and saw a release only after muting certain scenes, has always...
  • Kamal Haasan, Shruti Haasan to clash at the box office with their films April 14, 2015

    Chennai: Come May 1, actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan and his actress-daughter Shruti Haasan will lock horns with their respective films - 'Uttama Villain' and 'Gabbar Is Back' - at the box office. "This is the first time in Shruti's career that her film is releasing on the same day as her father's...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob April 8, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories on India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob. ...
  • News 360: Andhra Pradesh Police kills 20 wood smugglers, Tamil Nadu pays compensation April 8, 2015

    Massive uproar by human rights activists and politicians continue in Chennai and Chittoor over the killing of 20 alleged red sander smugglers by the Andhra Pradesh police. The encounter has snowballed into a political war between Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. The Tamil Nadu government announced a compensation of Rs...
  • VHP calls for ban on Kamal Haasan-starrer Tamil drama 'Uttama Villain' April 8, 2015

    Chennai: Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has called for a ban on actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan-starrer Tamil drama 'Uttama Villain', claiming it will affect the religious sentiments of Hindi speaking people. The VHP is reportedly upset with the lyrics of a song in the film, say it will upset the followers of Hindu...
  • Snapshot: Kamal Haasan's daughter Akshara can't keep her eyes off Shah Rukh Khan April 2, 2015

    She may be a celebrity now, courtesy the success of her Bollywood debut 'Shamitabh'. But as a kid, she was also a fan of Shah Rukh Khan. And the photo which Akshara recently shared on Twitter goes on to prove her fondness for the star. Akshara, as evident from the...
  • Kamal Haasan: Trouble and controversies always follow me March 25, 2015

    Chennai: Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, who is busy promoting forthcoming Tamil release 'Uttama Villain', has wrestled with so many controversies over the years that he feels they follow him and will continue for the remainder of his career. "Even till last week, we were fighting a case in connection with my film...
  • Oscar winning sound mixer Craig Mann collaborates with Indian technicians for Kamal Haasan's 'Uttama Villain' March 4, 2015

    Chennai: Sound designer Kunal Rajan says working with Oscar-winning sound mixer Craig Mann in Kamal Haasan's Tamil musical drama 'Uttama Villain" was fabulous. He says the two had a blast mixing the film, slated for release on April 2. "Craig and I have worked together on a few Hollywood projects. When...
  • After 'Uttama Villain', Kamal Haasan to start working on a thriller set in Mauritius March 3, 2015

    Chennai: Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, who is awaiting the release of Tamil period-drama 'Uttama Villain', will soon start working on a yet-untitled thriller in the language. He also plans to direct the film. "Kamal sir recently returned from locating scouting in Mauritius for his next film, which will be a thriller with...
  • 'PK' Tamil remake: Kamal Haasan says the producers have only initiated talks; says someone jumped the gun and leaked the news February 27, 2015

    Mumbai: All the talk of Kamal Haasan doing the Tamil version of Rajkumar Hirani's directorial "PK", is just talk, no more, says the actor. "The producers have only initiated talks. I am in Mauritus on recce for my next film for my own production company. Someone has jumped the gun and...
  • Kamal Haasan congratulates Canadian sound mixer Craig Mann on his Oscar win February 26, 2015

    Chennai: Canadian sound mixer Craig Mann, who pocketed an Oscar for his work in "Whiplash", has also worked on Kamal Haasan-starrer Tamil drama "Uttama Villain". Congratulating Craig on the win, Kamal said he felt like his team had won the award. "When I asked my sound designer Kunal to get the...
  • Kamal Haasan: I wish everybody had a friend like filmmaker RC Sakthi February 24, 2015

    Chennai: Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan Monday said he has lost a great friend, following the sudden death of Tamil director R.C. Sakthi. Haasan said everybody should have a great friend like the Tamil veteran. Sakthi breathed his last here Monday at a private hospital following old age-related ailments. He was 75. "He was part...
  • 'Unarchigal' director R.C Sakthi passes away at 75 February 24, 2015

    Chennai: Popular Tamil director R.C Sakthi, who launched Kamal Haasan in a lead role, breathed his last Monday at a private hospital here. He was 75. "Director Sakthi passed away at SRM hospital due to old age-related ailments," a source close to the director's family told IANS. Sakthi started his career as...
  • Kamal Haasan: Daggubati Ramanaidu was truly a national filmmaker; it'd be unjust to introduce him as a Hindi, Tamil or Telugu producer February 19, 2015

    Chennai: Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan feels visionary producer D. Ramanaidu, who lost his battle to cancer Wednesday, should be truly considered a national producer and not restricted to one industry. Ramanaidu, 79, had produced over 130 films in 13 Indian languages. "It would be unjust to introduce Ramanaidu saab to another generation as...
  • Kamal Haasan is like a magician; you want to see his every act, every film: Pooja Kumar February 17, 2015

    Chennai: Multi-talented actress Pooja Kumar, who will soon be seen in Kamal Haasan-starrer "Uttama Villain" and "Vishwaroopam 2", says she'd like to bring experiences of her life into acting. "I have a degree in finance and politics. I've produced short films and I'm a trained dancer too. I enjoy taking out...
  • Kamal Haasan location scouting in Mauritius for next film; announces the audio release for 'Uttama Villain' February 12, 2015

    Chennai: Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, who has three films ready for release, is scouting locations in Mauritius for his next yet-untitled Tamil project. In a video, shared on Kamal's official Youtube account Thursday, he has revealed that he's busy searching locations for his next film in the scenic environs of Mauritius. He also...
  • Kamal Haasan's 'Uttama Villain' to release on April 2; Eros International bags theatrical rights February 11, 2015

    Chennai: Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan-starrer Tamil drama "Uttama Villain" will hit the theatres April 2. Eros International has bagged the theatrical rights of the film along with its Telugu dubbed version. "We are extremely proud to associate with Eros, the most powerful and successful name in contemporary Indian cinema to co-produce our...
  • Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan to play Aamir Khan's role in 'PK' remake? February 9, 2015

    Chennai: Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan is likely to play the lead in the Tamil remake of Hindi blockbuster "PK", if sources are to believed. The yet-untitled remake will be produced by Gemini Film Circuit, which had earlier remade Rajkumar Hirani's "Munnabhai M.B.B.S." and "3 Idiots" as "Vasool Raja M.B.B.S." and "Nanban", respectively. "Gemini...
  • From 'Kaakha Kaakha' to 'Yennai Arindhaal': A look at Gautham Menon's understanding of righteous cops and passionate women February 2, 2015

    Bangalore: Gautham Menon has directed more than a dozen movies in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi in a decade and a half. The genres he has sunk his teeth into are a handful - romantic drama, crime, psychological thriller. His filmography can be put into any of those drawers. He's one of...
  • Photo of the day: Sridevi, Rajinikanth, Amitabh Bachchan, Kamal Haasan honour music maestro Ilaiyaraaja January 21, 2015

    His contribution to the showbiz industry is huge. And the impact of his works remains unmatched. That's why 'Shamitabh' which is the 1000th film of which music maestro Ilaiyaraaja remains special for him. And to ensure his feat didn't go unnoticed, filmmaker R. Balki organised an event to felicitate him....
  • 'Uttama Villain' trailer dissected: Kamal Haasan shines in this story of an artiste and a villain January 13, 2015

    Bangalore: While the wait for Kamal Haasan's 'Vishwaroopam II' grows indomitably, his ambitious next 'Uttama Villain', directed by his friend Ramesh Aravind is hitting the screens sooner than we thought it would. Our first take: the trailer for 'Uttama Villain' is refreshing. Having said that we're still not sure...
  • 'Uttama Villain' trailer: Kamal Haasan shifts effortlessly between the roles of a Theyyam performer and a film star January 13, 2015

    'Uttama Villain' is a Tamil film directed by Ramesh Aravind and produced by N Lingusamy. Kamal Haasan has scripted and co-produced the film under his production banner Raaj Kamal Films International. ...
  • 'Uttama Villain' trailer to release on Pongal January 12, 2015

    Chennai: The much awaited trailer of Kamal Haasan-starrer Tamil comedy drama 'Uttama Villain' will be unveiled Jan 14 on the festive occasion of Pongal. Directed by Ramesh Arvind, the film also stars Andrea Jeremiah, Pooja Kumar and Parvathy Nair in lead roles. "Curious to know your reaction to #UttamaVillain trailer releasing Jan...
  • Kamal Haasan: 'Uttama Villain' trailer to be out soon; currently working on sound mixing December 30, 2014

    Chennai: Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan has revealed that the trailer of his upcoming Tamil film 'Uttama Villain' is ready and will be unveiled soon. In a video released on Youtube channel, Haasan said the sound mixing work of the film is currently underway in Los Angeles. "The trailer is ready and should be...
  • Kamal Haasan to miss his mentor K Balachander's last rites; will meet the filmmaker's family and pay respects tonight December 24, 2014

    Chennai: Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan will miss saying a final goodbye to his mentor, veteran filmmaker K. Balachander, who will be cremated here Wednesday afternoon. Balachander died here Tuesday following prolonged illness. He was 84. "We had planned to cremate Balachander on Thursday, but it has now been advanced to today (Wednesday). Between...