The teaser of upcoming Tamil action drama “Petta” is unveiled today on the occasion of megastar Rajinikanth’s 68th birthday.
The teaser gives us a glimpse of Rajinikanth in two avatars, sporting a handlebar moustache and a bearded look.
Going by the visuals, the teaser is a nostalgic throwback to the Rajinikanth of the 1990s.
“Petta” marks the first-time collaboration of Rajinikanth and Karthik Subbaraj.
At the audio launch of “Petta”, Rajinikanth said that Karthik directed him like a hardcore Rajinikanth fan.
“Karthik has a very different style of storytelling. He directed this film like a true Rajinikanth fan. ‘Petta’ is an entertaining throwback to the kind of films I did in 1990s. Karthik has extracted from me the kind of work I used to perform three to four decades ago,” he said.
Rajinikanth went on to describe “Petta” as a “beautiful film” best suited for a festival release.
Tamil actor and general secretary of the actors body ‘Nadigar Sangam’, Vishal has courted controversy by posing with what appeared to be a beer bottle in the first look poster of his next movie ‘Ayogya’, drawing flak from the PMK.
Vishal shared the poster in his twitter handle saying ‘Here We Go….The First Look from my next movie, Ayogya…”
The film, written and directed by Venkat Mohan features the popular actor as a police officer and Rashi Khanna pairs with him in the flick.
Vishal, besides being the general secretary of Nadigar Sangam (South Indian Artistes’ Association), is also the president of the Tamil Film Producers Council. Seated on the bonnet of a ‘police’ jeep, Vishal, with dark glasses on, is seen holding the bottle stylishly.
Pattali Makkal Katchi founder leader S Ramadoss slammed Vishal saying he expected social responsibility from him.
“The first look poster in which actor Vishal appears with a beer bottle should be immediately withdrawn,” the top PMK leader said on his twitter handle. “What is that the actor tries to convey through this promotional material? I expect social responsibility from the general secretary of Nadigar Sangam.”
The PMK chief recalled that he had written to Vishal (since he was the general secretary of the actors body) seeking a ban on actors smoking on screen. “Going beyond smoking, he is posing with beer bottle. What a social responsibility,?” he asked sarcastically.
The first look poster of Vijay-starrer ‘Sarkar’ too had invited the wrath of the PMK and anti-tobacco groups months ago since the actor had posed smoking a cigarette for it. The poster was subsequently withdrawn and not used for promotion of the movie.
Actor turned director and one of the founding members of Women in Cinema Collective (WCC) Revathy Asha has slammed actor Mohanlal’s comment that the #MeToo movement is a “fad”. Recently, at a press conference for a charity show, the Malayalam actor commented that the whole Me Too Movement is just a fashion and a fad. This comment did not go well among many on social media, including some celebrities from the South Film Industry. During one of the interviews after the press conference, Mohanlal was asked about his controversial statement to which he giggled and replied that men “should also come out with ‘Me Too’”.
Now, actress Revathy Asha has hit back at the actor without mentioning his name in the tweet. She writes, “#MeToo movement a ‘FAD’ says a Renowned ACTOR. How do we bring some degree of sensitivity in such people? Like Anjali Menon says, the people who have just arrived from MARS have no clue what it means to get abused, what it takes to call out and how this can bring about change!!!”
Here’s Mohanlal’s comment on Me Too Movement that had taken social media by storm. He had said, “Everyone knows everything that has happened. There is not much problem right now in the Malayalam film industry. Just don’t say things and create problems. You cannot believe that #MeToo is a movement. It is a fad, it is changing into a fashion. Anything new, it will be alive for a few days. It can happen everywhere, not only in films, everywhere.”
Meanwhile, Association of Malayalam Movie Actors (AMMA) is now headed by Mohanlal.
The new season of Bigg Boss Kannada kickstarted on Sunday, October 21. The reality show, which will be hosted by South superstar Kiccha Sudeep, opened on a grandeur note.
The new season of Bigg Boss Kannada kickstarted on Sunday, October 21. The reality show, which will be hosted by South superstar Kiccha Sudeep, opened on a grandeur note with the presence of three former contestants, Shruthi, Nivedita Gowda and Arun Sagar. The much-awaited reality show will witness 18 contestants from different walks of the life and finally, the curiosity to know who all will participate on the show has ended.
Bigg Boss Kannada 6 will see the 18 contestants entering the Sudeep-hosted show for the next 100 days. The contestants will be locked up in the house with no connection to the outer world. Meet the 18 contestants- Actress Sonu Patil, Andy aka Anderew (common man), actress Jayashree, RJ Rakesh, Oggarane Dabbi fame Murali, theatre artist Akshata Pandavapura (common man), cricketer Rakshita Rai (common man), RJ Rapid Rashmi, Adam Pasha (common man), Kavitha Gowda, actor and body-builder AV Ravi, Shashi Kumar (common man), Reema (common man), singer Naveen Sajju, actress Sneha Acharya, BMTC bus driver Anand (common man), actress Naina Puttaswamy and voice-over artist Dhanraj.
Sonu Patil: The very first contestant to enter the house was Sonu Patil who belongs from a middle-class farmer family from Uttar Karnataka. Is currently working in the film industry.
Andrew: The second contestant to enter the house. He made an interesting entry by dancing to a remix song of Jackie. He is quite a foodie and while interacting with the actor-host Sudeep, he revealed to steal food in the house.
Jayashree: The actress who got to fame with TN Seetharam’s Mayamruga was the third contestant to enter the house.
MJ Rakesh: He is a radio jockey and emcee from Rajasthan.
Murali: The Oggarane Dabbi fame is the fifth contestant to enter the controversial reality house.
Akshata Pandavapura: Akshata Pandavapurais, a theatre artist is the sixth contestant of the show to enter the house.
Rakshita Rai: A big MS Dhoni fan and a buddy cricketer, Rakshita’s life story has grabbed everyone’s attention already. She has been away from her family since years only to pursue her dreams. Rai used to play for R Ashwin’s club in Chennai.
RJ Rapid Rashmi: RJ Rapid Rashmi, the eighth contestant of the show made an entry on the stage by dancing for Ábhimanigane Devru’ song.
Adam Pasha: Bengaluru’s first Drag Queen, Adam Pasha belongs to LGBTQ community.
Kavitha Gowda: Shot to fame with Lakshmi Baramma serial on Colors Kannada, Kavitha Gowda is the popular TV actress.