Studios

  • Chennai@375: Notwithstanding neglect, AVM studios stands strong August 21, 2014

    Chennai: Chennai's AVM studios is the oldest surviving film-studio in the country and a close examination of this cinema paradiso reveals the changing shades of Indian film-making over the years. Built in 1945, AVM studios was the brainchild of AV Meiyappan and was home to Tamil cinema. AVM...
  • Hrithik Roshan's 'Bang Bang' VFX to be done at LA's Fox Studios June 25, 2014

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Siddarth Anand, who is busy with his film "Bang Bang", will be flying to Los Angeles to work on the visual effects of the action scenes. "It is a breathtaking action sequence whose VFX is being done at the Fox Studios in Los Angeles. Sid Anand would be traveling...
  • Visitors will get to retrieve a magical object in the new Harry Potter themed area May 13, 2014

    Orlando: The centerpiece of the new Harry Potter-themed area at Universal Orlando Resort will take visitors into Gringotts bank to help retrieve a magical object and re-create a scene from the wildly popular book and movie series. Universal executives announced Tuesday that the ride will be called "Harry Potter and the...
  • Rahul Bose shoots in RK studio 14 years after 'Everybody Says I'm Fine' May 5, 2014

    Mumbai: Rahul Bose felt "massive" nostalgia while shooting for a new project at RK studio here."Filming in RK studio after 14 years. Massively nostalgic. Shot 'Everybody Says I'm Fine' on the main studio floor here. Memories flooding back," Rahul posted on Twitter.The actor did not mention the title of the...
  • Rajasthani folk music group 'Barmer Boys' on a two-week US trip April 19, 2014

    Keeping alive the centuries-old musical tradition of the Manganiyars, a hereditary caste of Muslim musicians in India's desert state of Rajasthan, the "Barmer Boys" are on a debut two week coast-to-coast US tour. Barely in their 30s and yet seasoned performers of Rajasthani folk and Sufi music, the group, during its...
  • V Babasaheb, cinematographer for 'Aap Ki Kasam', 'Ganga Jumna' passes away at 97 April 5, 2014

    His resume would have been enviable, had he ever made one. Cinematographer V Babasaheb, who worked on iconic Bollywood films that spanned over six decades, such as, 'Seema', 'Daag', 'Baadal', 'Aap Ki Kasam', 'Aashiq Hoon Baharon Ka', 'Ganga Jumna' and 'Akhir Kyon', passed away on Saturday morning at his hometown,...
  • Would love to play the bad guy: Chris Evans April 3, 2014

    Reuters: With a suit of stars and stripes, and a loyal Marvel fan base behind him, actor Chris Evans once again brandishes the shield of superhero Captain America in a new film. In real life, the actor finds himself at odds with the demands of fame. Walt Disney Co's Marvel Studios...
  • Chris Evans ready to give up acting for directing movies March 26, 2014

    Los Angeles: 'Captain America' fame actor Chris Evans has hinted that he is ready to give up acting for directing. The actor makes his directorial debut with upcoming movie '1:30 Train'. When asked when he plans to hang up his 'Captain America' shield, he said: "That's a good question. We can do...
  • Disney to buy YouTube video producer Maker Studios for $500 million March 25, 2014

    Los Angeles: Disney said Monday that it is buying YouTube channel operator Maker Studios for $500 million as the family entertainment giant seeks to stay in front of younger viewers who are increasingly watching short videos online. It's the latest and largest acquisition of a YouTube channel network by a major...
  • Oprah Winfrey to sell Harpo Studios in Chicago where she filmed her show for over two decades March 17, 2014

    Chicago: Oprah Winfrey is selling Harpo Studios in Chicago to a developer, but the studio will remain on the property for another two years. Winfrey filmed 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' at the studio from 1990 to 2011, when she ended the talk show to start the Oprah Winfrey Network on cable. "We...
  • Disney in talks to buy YouTube publisher Maker Studios: Report March 12, 2014

    San Francisco: Walt Disney Co is in talks to buy Maker Studios, potentially valuing the fast-growing developer and publisher of YouTube entertainment videos at half a billion dollars or more, tech blog Re/code reported on Tuesday, citing anonymous sources. If the deal goes through, it would be one of the largest...
  • Lata Mangeshkar opposes heritage tag for studio on her plot, moves Bombay HC December 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Playback singer Lata Mangeshkar on Saturday moved to the Bombay High Court challenging a Maharashtra Government's order which declared a film studio located on her plot in Kolhapur as a heritage structure. Her petition came up for hearing before a Bench headed by Justice Abhay Oka, which directed the...
  • Actor Paul Rudd to star as 'Ant-Man,' Marvel action hero December 20, 2013

    Disney-owned Marvel Studios said on Thursday it has cast 'Anchorman 2' and 'This is 40' actor Paul Rudd to play the lead role in 'Ant-Man,' the next hero in its stable of comic book characters to go to the big screen. Marvel said the choice of Rudd, 44, reflected the studio's...
  • Shooting at Rajkamal Studio makes Amitabh Bachchan nostalgic December 8, 2013

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan got nostalgic when he returned to late filmmaker V Shantaram's Rajkamal Studios, where he had shot many important sequences for his blockbuster movie 'Deewar', for an advertisement shoot. "At work. At the iconic Rajkamal Studios after ages. The great V. Shantaram still lives among this creation of...
  • I can never slap Sushant, says Ankita Lokhande November 8, 2013

    Mumbai: Popular TV star Ankita Lokhande has denied reports of slapping her boyfriend-actor Sushant Singh Rajput outside the YRF Studios here. Media reports said that trouble was brewing between the live-in couple. However, the actress has rubbished all such reports. "There is no truth to it. It has not happened...
  • Raghuram’s next is titled ‘Fair And Lovely’ September 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Director Raghuram, who earned huge popularity with his project 'Cheluveye Ninne Nodalu', has titled his upcoming film as 'Fair and Lovely'. The film which stars Premkumar and Shwetha Srivatsav is expected to be based on the popular saying everything is fair in love! The recording muhurat of the film's...
  • Fox Star Studios strikes two-film deal with Tamil filmmaker August 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Production-distribution banner Fox Star Studios has raised its stakes in the Tamil film industry by entering into an alliance with producer C.V. Kumar's Thirukumaran Entertainment for two exciting projects - 'Mundasupatti' and 'V. Chitram". Both the films are slated for release in 2014. Kumar, who has strengthened his foothold in...
  • AR Rahman: Excited to be a part of Coke Studio@MTV Season 3 August 2, 2013

    Mumbai: After successful seasons of Coke Studio @MTV being liked by the audience, the popular music show is back with its third season. The new season was launched by Sukhwinder Singh, lyricist Prasoon Joshi, Papon, Salim-Sulaiman, AR Rahman, Clinton Cerejo, Hishesh Soni, and Bollywood actors Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan and Sidhartha...
  • Madhuri Dixit does a noble deed June 12, 2013

    Mumbai: Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit interrupted the shoot of the sixth season of 'Jhalak Dikhla Jaa' to rescue seven puppies who were struggling for their lives. The 46-year-old was at Filmistan Studio Sunday with her husband Shriram Nene for the shoot of her show when she saw seven puppies drenched from...
  • Nagarjuna to shoot in Slovenia for Telugu film 'Bhai' May 13, 2013

    Telugu superstar Nagarjuna and Richa Gangopadhyaya will be sharing space in the film titled 'Bhai'. The film is directed by 'Aha Naa Pellanta' (new) and 'Poola Rangadu' fame Veerabhadram Chowdary. The actors are currently busy shooting for the film. Recently, the actors headed to Slovenia to shoot the song sequences for...
  • The evolving role of writers in Tamil cinema May 6, 2013

    In My Years with Boss at Gemini Studios, Ashokamitran recounts a poet's visit. "He was a tall man, very English, very serious and of course very unknown to all of us. Battling with half a dozen pedestal fans on the shooting stage, The Boss [film producer and publisher SS Vasan]...
  • Snapshot: Puja Gupta startles Neil Nitin Mukesh with a kiss on the cheek! April 22, 2013

    Bollywood actors Neil Nitin Mukesh and Puja Gupta shoot for their upcoming film at Filmistan studio in Mumbai. ...
  • Telugu artistes arrested for protests against TV serial dubbing April 13, 2013

    Hyderabad: Five Telugu television artistes here were arrested on Saturday, following an attack on the office of a Telugu TV channel and studios. The attack was launched to protest the airing of serials dubbed from other languages. The protesting artistes were arrested at Saradhi Studio, where they had gathered to...
  • Actor Darshan to play the lead in Brindavana March 15, 2013

    It was a huge star cast assembled at Abbai Naidu Studio for 'Brindavana' a remake of 'Brindavanam' of Seetha Bhaireshwara Films starring actor Darshan in the lead role. Actors Doddanna, Sarathkumar, Geetha, Sangeetha, Veena Sunder, Jai Jagadish, Saikumar, Sampath Kumar, Karthik Nair, director Madesh, Sadhu Kokila, Niosha, Milana and producer Srinivasamurthy...
  • Pop music will come back with time: Ali Zafar March 3, 2013

    Mumbai: Pop music culture is diminishing and it upsets Pakistani singer-actor Ali Zafar, who would love to do something to save it, but admits he can't bring about the change single-handedly. "It's sad that pop music is fading these days. I can't individually get it back myself," Ali, who started his...
  • Prabhu Solomon steps down as a producer February 18, 2013

    Producer director Prabhu Solomon has given up production for direction. He is no more a part of Shalom Studios, leaving his associate John Max to be the solo man. Solomon directed films like 'Myna' and 'Saatai' under the banner of Shalom Studios. The studio was started by Prabhu Solomon and...
  • Iron Man is like James Bond, Batman: Marvel Studios head January 23, 2013

    Los Angeles: Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige has compared Iron Man to James Bond and Batman saying there are many more stories to tell about Tony Stark in the film. Feige praised actor Robert Downey Jr, adding that upcoming film 'Iron Man 3' was heavily influenced by the events of...
  • Karthi's 'Bad Boy' songs doing rounds in social media December 21, 2012

    The 'Bad Boy' song release was an instant hit due to the exciting videos and a lively Karthi in it. The drawback was that the logo 'Bad Boy' was used in the song which was supposedly unauthorized. The owners of the original 'Bad Boy' logo threatened to sue Studio Green team for...
  • Vidya Balan gets married to Siddharth Roy Kapoor December 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Actress Vidya Balan is said to have married Siddharth Roy Kapur, the managing director of Studios, Disney UTV, in an early morning ceremony at a temple in Chembur on Friday. It was a very private affair attended only by the family members of both sides, reported Mid-Day. Balan's marriage...
  • Remembering Yash Chopra: The king of romance October 23, 2012

    The king of romance in Bollywood, Yash Chopra, died on Sunday evening at a Mumbai hospital, where he was being treated for complications due to dengue fever. Chopra had celebrated his 80th birthday on September 27. 'Jab Tak Hai Jaan' was his final film as director. Chopra recently reminisced about...