Actor R Parthiepan has opted out of Mani Ratnam’s magnum opus Ponniyin Selvan citing to commitment in other projects. The actor confirmed the news to an entertainment portal stating that he opted out due to date issues. Produced by Lyca in association with Madras Talkies, the movie has other megastars onboard including Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Vikram, Jayam Ravi,… Continue reading "Parthiepan out of Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan?"
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In conversation with Subhash Ghai, Shaji N. Karun & Derek Malcolm on the evolution of Indian Cinema in the last 50 years was held at the 50th edition of IFFI. The session started with the felicitation of Subhash Ghai, Shaji N. Karun, Derek Malcolm and Taran Adarsh by Ira Joshi, DG, AIR. Veteran filmmaker Subhash Ghai said, “The important thing… Continue reading "I got to know about Tamil culture through Mani Ratnam films: Subhash Ghai"
The Bihar police has ordered closure of a sedition case lodged against nearly 50 celebrities, including personalities Mani Ratnam, Revathy, Shyam Benegal and Anurag Kashyap, and the complainant would be prosecuted for levelling “false” allegations. Muzaffarpur SSP Manoj Kumar Sinha said the order has been issued by him for the closure of the case, pointing out that allegations were levelled… Continue reading "Sedition case against Mani Ratnam and others dropped"
In compliance with a local court directive, Muzaffarpur police today lodged an FIR against 49 personalities including Mani Ratnam, Ramachandra Guha and Aparna Sen. The above had written an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi raising concern over the growing incidents of mob killing. The case was lodged after an order was passed by Chief Judicial Magistrate Surya Kant… Continue reading "Sedition case slapped on Mani Ratnam"
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has officially confirmed that she will be a part of Mani Ratnam’s upcoming film, which is said to be inspired by Kalki’s legendary novel Ponniyin Selvan. “Though Mani hasn’t officially confirmed yet, the word is out so yes I’m working with him. I’m more than thrilled, excited, and overwhelmed to work with my guru,” she said in… Continue reading "Aishwarya Rai confirms being part of Mani Ratnam’s next"
Arun Vijay and Aishwarya Rajesh have wrapped up their portions in Mani Ratnam’s Chekka Chivantha Vaanam. Recently, Arvind Swamy too completed his portions, it may be noted. Aishwarya Rajesh tweeted: “It’s a wrap 4 me #CCV Watta an amazing experience working wit mani sir … it’s my dream come true … Thank u so much sir”. Arun Vijay wrote: “And,… Continue reading "Major update on Mani Ratnam’s next"
After Kattru Veliyidai, ace director Mani Ratnam was set to start his next film soon. But he is yet to do so, and it is learnt that he is yet to finalise the cast. “Mani sir is in talks with a few actors and this includes Madhavan. But he hasn’t signed anyone yet and the process will take a few… Continue reading "Mani Ratnam finds it tough to finalise cast for his next"
Mani Ratnam’s next movie will reportedly have his favourite actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and his latest heroine Aditi Rao Hydari in key roles. Interestingly, while Aishwarya had acted in Mani’s movies such as Iruvar and Ravanan, Aditi Rao is the heroine of his recent venture Kaatru Veliyidai. Aditi has already hinted about joining hands with Mani Ratnam again after Kaatru… Continue reading "Aishwarya Rai and Aditi Rao in Mani Ratnam’s next?"
Mani Ratnam has come out with a clarification on the prison episode in his last week release, the Karthi-Aditi Rao Hydari starrer Kaatru Veliyidai. A press note from his production house Madras Talkies said, ” There is a sequence in the film where, the Indian prisoners Karthi and his two friends escape from Pakistan Prison and their Army Men. Some… Continue reading "Mani Ratnam clears the air"