There have been rumours linking between popular South Indian actress Nayantara and choreographer-actor-director Prabhu Deva in the past, which the actress denied on several occasions! Going by the latest developments, it appears that these rumours were not unfounded true and the latest buzz in Chennai is that the couple may tie the knot in December.
"Nayan has given up her career as her priority is to marry Prabhu Deva. They are made for each other and are just waiting to legalise their relationship the moment Prabhu's divorce from his wife comes through," a source close to Nayantara was quoted as saying.
Reportedly Prabhu's family has accepted Nayantara and she is the darling of the household. Recently, the couple is said to have exchanged garlands during a big homam performed by Prabhu's dad Sundaram Master.
"Last Tuesday, they were spotted at a Vadapalani theatre holding hands and watching Karthi's Naan Mahaan Alla," a source added. Prabhu Deva also took her to Paris during the shoot of Jayam Ravi's Ich, which he's directing.
Nayantara is currently focusing on completing all her pending projects in Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada such as Arya's Boss Engira Baskaran, Electra in Malayalam and Symbol with Upendra in Kannada.
South Indian actress Trisha Krishnan, who made her Bollywood debut with Akshay Kumar-starrer Khatta Meetha, is angry after her name was dragged in a drug scandal and thinks it's an attempt to tarnish her image.
A report on a Telugu channel claimed that Trisha's name featured in the list of clients of a Nigerian drug dealer. All because she has a very close friend of African origin -- dress designer Sidney Sladen.
But Trisha is not willing to take it lying down.
"It's very strange. I was shooting in Kodaikanal when this Telugu news channel put this news out. And they put a still of me and this very dear friend of mine who's Afro-American. They assumed that this fashion-designer friend of mine was some drug peddler from Nigera," a fuming Trisha said from Chennai.
"I was angry. This is not just a harmless rumour. The first thing I did was to get my lawyer to issue statements to all the TV channels. I've taken legal action against the channel which put this out. There is not an element of truth in it. It's strange where this story came from. I haven't been to Hyderabad for a year now. I was told this peddler knows my number. But come on, everyone knows my number," the pretty actress said.
Trisha thinks this an attempt to malign her name in the Telugu film industry.
"The only problem is you can't pinpoint such a thing to any one source. But yes, it seems to have been done to tarnish my image. Luckily I've got a lot of support in Hyderabad even from the authorities," she said.
There are reports that Rajinikanth has invited the popular Hollywood star Richard Gere for his youngest daughter Soundarya’s wedding. The Superstar has already invited the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi, the AIADMK supremo J Jayalalitha, film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Chiranjeevi and Mammooty.
Apart from these, several other politicians and celebrities are expected to grace the marriage which is scheduled to be held at the Raja Muthiah Hall in Chennai on September 3rd.
Soundarya Rajinikanth will tie the knot with industrialist Ashwin Kumar.
Shruti Haasan, who is making her acting debut in Kollywood with Suriya starrer ‘7am Arivu’, got injured Sunday afternoon while shooting a stunt scene for the A R Murgadoss directed film.
The accident took place when the cast and crew of the Udhayanidhi Stalin’s production venture were shooting some ‘dangerous stunt scenes’ on the Velachery -Tambaram main road, on the outskirts of Chennai.
According to the daughter of ‘Ulaga Nayagan’ Kamal Hassan, the injury is on her elbow, and she is now taking rest. Suriya, on seeing her groaning in pain, immediately rushed to her side and helped a lot.
Shruti added saying “Suriya is a super supportive co-star ready with magic medication and lots of concern!”
Simbu is away in London shooting for his movie Podaa Podi, but he never loses touch with Kollywood. It is reported that sitting in London, Simbu saw the teaser of Mankatha and appreciated the same through a social networking website. Not only is the actor keeping in touch with his friends and fans, but also the latest happenings in Kollywood.
Kollywood superstar Rajinikanth's daughter Soundarya Rajinikanth's marriage with Ashwin Ramkumar will take place at Rani Muthaiah Hall in Chennai on September 2 and 3.
Now daddy Rajinikanth is busy preparing for his daughter's marriage. Recently Superstar and his wife Lata personally invited Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi and former CM Jayalalitha for the wedding. Many important celebrities, including Big B Amitabh Bachchan, are expected to attend the wedding.
The Kamal Haasan starrer Manmadhan Ambu was shot extensively in Europe and the team flew down to Chennai to complete the second schedule. The latest we hear is that the Manmadhan Ambu cast and crew will camp in Kodaikanal to can a few important scenes. The shooting is slated to begin very soon.
Trisha and Madhavan are in Kodaikanal already with the rest of team to join them. Sources in Kollywood report that the shooting of Manmadhan Ambu may be wrapped up soon.
Manmadhan Ambu, touted to be a comedy flick, is being directed by KS Ravikumar.
Suriya, who is making his debut in Bollywood with Ram Gopal Varma's 'Raktha Charithra', has said that his focus would always be on south Indian films.
"If I get roles that excite me I will surely do movies in Bollywood. But my preference is always south and I will not stop doing films in Tamil," the actor has said.
Thrilled about working with RGV, he said, "I feel Raktha Charithra would be a perfect launch pad for me in Bollywood. He (RGV) is one of the finest filmmakers and it was my longtime desire to work with him."
Based on the life of slain Andhra Pradesh political leader Paritala Ravindra, the film also has Vivek Oberoi and Priyamani in pivotal roles. "Vivek is a comfortable colleague. I enjoyed working with him," said Suriya. The film is made in Hindi, Telugu and Tamil languages.
Things are getting bigger and better for Ajith now! Venkat Prabhu will direct Thala Ajith’s much-awaited 50th film produced by Dhayanidhi Azhagiri of Cloud Nine Productions. This Venkat Prabhu-Ajith multi-starrer, titled Mangatha, was launched at a simple, lowkey function held in Chennai recently.
The latest buzz is that the teaser trailer of Mangatha is ready for screening and will be released in all theatres on August 20, along with Karthi’s much-awaited Naan Mahaan Alla.
Vanilla Children Place, which is housed at No.89, Bishop Garden, Greenways Road, R.A.Puram, Chennai 28, was re-inaugurated on April 30th, 2010 by Shalini Ajith and daughter Anoushka Ajith. The refurbished venue will now comprise a boutique, play gym, café, place to host birthday parties, workshops and more.
According to a press statement from the store, “Vanilla is an all-in-one centre catering to the needs of parents, parents-to-be, babies, toddlers and children, offering a calm yet vibrant environment to play, learn, relax and shop for you, your child and home”.