Looks like it is complaint season and Malavika is topping the list of complainants at the Nadigar Sangam. After lodging a complaint against the producers of Sabari for her pay settlement, she has approached the Nadigar Sangam again – this time for the misdemeanor of S.J. Surya on the sets of Vyabari.
Surya – as it seems – has shown some of his moves during the filming of a romantic sequence. However, Malavika warned him to refrain from his acts, which fell on deaf ears. When the situation went out of control Malavika stormed out of the sets and knocked the doors of Nadigar Sangam for justice.
Nadigar Sangam came for her rescue and based on Malavika’s demands, Surya apologized for his behavior, which brought her back to the sets of Vyabari.
If you might remember, Malavika went to the extent of slapping her co-star Rajendra Prasad in Telugu for his misbehavior on the sets of a Telugu movie. Now that is how kids from military households are brought up, agree with us?
On April 4, a hunger strike was held by Tamil cinema condemning Karnataka. There was an order for all actors and technicians to participate in it.
But actors Karthick, Arya, Asin, Simran, Navya Nair, Gopika, Padmapriya, Nila and directors Balachander, Bharatiraja, Mani Ratnam, Shankar and many more did not take part in it. In a meeting held on April 8, it was discussed about taking action against them. The South India Nadigar Sangam, Tamil Film Producers' Council, Directors Association and other associations took part in it. It was decided that those who did not take part in the hunger strike should explain within15 days, otherwise action would be taken against them. The 15-day notice period ends today.
Speaking about it, the General Secretary of Nadigar Sangam, Radha Ravi said:
More than15 actors did not participate in the hunger strike. They have all written letters of explanation. But Asin has not done so. Some actors who are not members of the Association did not participate in the strike. We can't take action against them. But they all have sent letters of explanation to us. However, Asin being a member has not sent any letter. Therefore it is right to take action against her.
A decision will be taken after a discussion with all associations. The President of Nadigar Sangam, Sarath Kumar is out of station and as such the meeting will be held on his return.”
There is a likelihood that Asin will be banned from acting in Tamil films.
Dhanush starrer Parattai Engira Azhagu Sundaram was said to hit the silver screen on the 26th of this month. But as per the latest filmi buzz, there is some kind of a financial tussle between the producer and the hero which may defer the release of the film. When this matter was probed it was revealed that Dhanush had complained
Dhanush to the Nadigar Sangam about his pending payment for the film from the producer K.R. Hectic parleys between the actor and producer resulted in the latter agreeing to pay the balance amount within a decent time frame.
Meanwhile Kollywood circles began talking about K R releasing the film on the said date making use of the services of a dubbing artist for Dhanush in the film. When this issue was broached with KR, he replied, “I cannot give the amount that Dhanush thinks about in his dreams. But all the same I agreed for it due to the counsel from Nadigar Sangam. However when Dhanush was so insistent that I hand over the money immediately I had no other choice other than to opt for a dubbing artist.”
It was also said that the dubbing artist in question was temporarily suspended from their union. In the meantime when Dhanush was quizzed on this, he stated that there indeed was a financial issue between him and the producer which he thought was amicably settled with the intervention of Sarath Kumar, president of Nadigar Sangam. He too heard about a dubbing artist speaking for him but was quick to add that the voice of anybody other than him is sure to sound discordant.
The open and shameless love affair between a married actor Prabhu Deva and heroine Nayanatara is now snowballing into a controversy.
Prabhu Deva’s wife Ramalat has already filed a case against the two in the family court and is seeking justice.
Ramalat has even made a complaint to the Nadigar Sangam and sought their help. The sangam big wigs are now ready to take a serious note of the issue. They are planning to ban both Nayanatara and Prabhu Deva.
A cultural extravaganza involving Kollywood stars is scheduled to be held in Malaysia and Singapore on the 21st and 23rd of December respectively. This event is basically to commemorate seventy five years of Tamil cinema wherein more than two hundred artists will be taking part
The proceeds from this event will be utilized for Nadigar Sangam’s building and to help poor and the needy artists of the industry.
When President Sarathkumar was contacted, he had this to say, “I am very happy that the diamond jubilee of Tamil cinema is going to be held in Expo grounds, Singapore and Shah Alam auditorium in Malaysia. Dance master Kala will be choreographing the event. Many artists have warm heartedly agreed to render their cooperation to this event. As Rajini and Kamal are busy in their film commitments, they have expressed their inability to join in this function and we are definitely going to miss them”.
He also added that Nadigar Sangam will not be forcing any artists to take part in the event. When asked about the names of stars who would be participating, he said that Vijay, Vikram, Surya, Madhavan, Dhanush, Simbu, Shreya, Namitha, Sneha, Trisha, Bhavna, Simran along with other artists will be rocking in Singapore and Malaysia.
2010/11/11 8:36:12 Two months ago, Prabhudeva’s wife Ram Lath has filed a case in Chennai court against her husband and his lover Nayanatara. But, they both absconds the court case. Therefore, the court once again served them summons to attend the court on 23rd of November in person without fail. Since, the court opines that Nayanatara and Prabhudeva may again abscond from the case, it also sent notices to Nadigar Sangam (Kollywood Artists Union) asking it to forward the summons to Nayan and Prabhudeva. The Sangam forwards the notices to Nayanatara’s permanent address in Kochi in Kerala and to Prabhudeva’s house at Alwarpet in Chennai. But, registered letters were returned with a note ‘Addressee not found.’
If, Nayanatara and Prabhudeva really want to get married they should understood that, first they have to attend the court otherwise it will virtually drag them to court by using non bail able warrants in its next session.
Just a few days ago, hot pictures and video clippings of supposedly Trisha, published on the internet rocked the city. Now, after nearly a week, some sexy pictures of girls who seem to be Namitha and Malavika are being circulated through MMS on mobile phones. In these pictures, a female look-alike of actress Namitha is shown having sex with a male model. This scene runs on for nearly 2 minutes. In another MMS, a topless girl who looks similar to Malavika has been shown kissing a man. These videos are now available on some websites as well.
When asked about such videos, Namitha told us that these are all fake images involving a lot of graphic work, and have been done in cheap taste. "I will go to the police if necessary to prevent the broadcast of these fake videos. The culprits behind these videos think that actresses are willing to compromise on anything. This is a wrong assumption. Every actress has self respect and individuality like any common family girl", Namitha said.
As Malavika is currently on her honeymoon in South Africa, her manager Munusamy came forward to give the required explanation about the picture. "Malavika' is a bold lady. She can never get involved in such kind of an ugly activity. A few days ago, some portals published published her marriage reception photos, which was also done in a similar bad taste. She will never appear anywhere in such an abusive posture".
A few months ago, some portals continuously kept publishing some nude pictures of several actresses, including Sneha, Trisha, Swarnamalya, and Reema Sen. But after receiving complaints from these actresses, the cyber crime wing took necessary action to curb the spread of such v
2011/8/17 6:13:02 Despite the presence of multiple agencies looking after the welfare of minorities in the country, there are hundreds of minorities whose complaints remain unanswered.
In a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, the Minister of State for Minority Affairs Vincent H. Pala, informed the House that the National Commission for Minorities (NCM) received 2,268 complaints during 2009-10 and during 2010-11 the number was 2,378. However, he did not specify how many of those complaints have been addressed.
The delay in addressing the complaints filed by minorities could be due to various reasons. However, the statistics show that the complaints are not being attended to as they should have been. According to the Minister, in the current year from 1st April to 31st July, the Commission has received 942 complaints.
Of them, 150 have been closed and 220 have been forwarded to concerned authorities and closed. However, another 196 have been forwarded to concerned authorities for enquiry and reports. But as many as 376 complaints are still under the process for action. This shows that nearly 40 per cent complaints received in the last four month are still under the process for action. (INN)
Kollywood’s protest on Karnataka’s stance on the Hogenakkal issue, witnessed a huge turnout. Almost all the biggies in Kollywood, including Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan made it to the event, except a few who could not make it due to short notice and prior commitments. Although the absentees were asked to give an explanation for their absence, Asin seemed to have ignored it.
Having given the actress enough notice, the Nadigar Sangam planned to initiate action against her. Meanwhile, the Malabar beauty has sent a letter of apology stating that her commitment as the brand ambassador of a popular brand forbade her from partaking in the fasting. She also gave an assurance that this would not happen in future. With the letter arriving on time the actress seems to have emerged unscathed this time!
Finally, Padmapriya is smiling! The film industry in an emergency meeting on Monday evening has decided to impose a one-year ban on director Samy for slapping her. The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by the top brass of the industry - Tamil Film Producers Council, Nadigar Sangam and Film Federation of South India. They decided to act tough because the reputation of the Tamil film industry was at stake. Added to that there was a groundswell of sympathy across the industry for Padmapriya.
The one-year ban would mean that Samy will not be able to release his film Mirugam for a year and he will not be able to start another film immediately. When contacted Padmapriya said: " I have been vindicated. I would like to thank the entire film fraternity and the media for supporting and rallying around me."
Ganja Karupu and director Shakthi Chidambaram got into a verbal dual for the sake of Rs.50000/-
Ganja Karupu was given an advance of Rs.50000 to act in Shakthi Chidambaram's film 'Sanda'. For certain reasons Ganja Karupu could not do the role and so, the film was completed without him.
Recently Ganja Karupu and Shakthi Chidambaram happened to meet each other at A.V.M.Studios accidentally. Shakthi Chidambaram asked him to return the advance money. Words got thick and they ended up quarrelling.
Shakti Chidambaram and Ganja Karupu ended up in making a complaint to the Nadigar Sangam and Directors' Association respectively. A compromise may happen today!
Actor Surya, busy getting into shape for the last leg of shooting for Gautham Menon’s Vaaranam Aayiram, has made a last minute decision to fly to Singapore to participate in the Star Night. This is a gala event organized by the Artists Union to garner funds for the construction of a new building for the Nadigar Sangam.
Surya had earlier planned to stay away as he felt that his new look for VA might be revealed if he participates in this event. This actor who is in everybody’s good books had a sudden change of mind and decided to contribute to this noble cause. All the actors and actresses of the Tamil film industry except Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan and Vijay, who due to prior commitments are absent, are participating in this event.
For the eager fans and viewers, all the frenzied onstage action will be telecast on TV soon.
Malavika who made her debut in Telugu films with 'Chaala Baagundi' is getting married on March 7. The groom is from Mumbai. Malvika has acted in both Telugu and Tamil films.
After marriage she plans to continue acting. However she says that she would continue to act if films. She has full support of her would be – Sumesh. They both have been dating each other for quite some time. After marriage, she plans to settle down in Hyderabad
The shooting of 'Mirugam' directed by 'Uyir' fame Samy came to a halt on Friday after actress Padmapriya walked out of the sets in a tiff with the director.
The movie is based on real-life incident features Padmapriya in the lead role. As soon as the shooting commenced on Friday, the trouble erupted.
The climax was shot in a village near Madurai. The actress reportedly shot for climax and took several takes an annoyed Samy reportedly assaulted Padmapriya for not getting the act right.
An agitated Padmapriya immediately took an auto and moved out of the sets. Also she preferred to lodge a complaint with Nadigar Sangam.
'The actress took over Rs 13 lakh to act in the movie. Since the shooting could not be completed on time, we even paid her more. It is rather unfortunate that she chose to walk out of the sets.' adds Samy.
It is now a common thing for the film makers and actors to get into some sort of trouble over the title or role in films. Komaram Puli and Mahesh Khaleja are recent examples.
Now the soon to be released Jr. NTR film Brindavanam is caught in a controversy. The Yadava sangam says that it will stall the release of the film.
The sangam leaders say that Jr. NTR is insulting Lord Krishna by appearing in cheap costumes and with a beard in the film. They also say that Jr. NTR in Lord Krishna’s get up is seen in the company of skimpily clad girls – Kajal and Samantha.
The controversy surely has added some free mileage for the film.
Singapore cultural event - ban on actors who ditch
The Nadigar Sangam has decided to take strict action against actors-actresses who do not participate in the cultural event at Singapore.
The South Indian Actors Association has decided to celebrate 75 years of Indian cinema on August 11 at Singapore. The arrangements are being made by Actors Association President SarathKumar, Vice President Vijayakumar, general secretary Radharavi and the board of executives.
Invitations have been sent to all the prominent actors and actresses who are members of the association. To follow up, the Actors Association executives have even met some of the actors and actresses personally and invited them to participate in the event.
About 60% of those invited have already agreed to, but others have cited reasons for being unable to take part in the function.
The South Indian Actors Association has decided to slap a ban on these stars. In this connection, discussions are taking place between executives of Actors Association, Tamil Film Producers Association and South Indian Film Employees Association (FEFSI)
The Paruthiveeran star Karthi is going along with his dad, the master performer Sivakumar to US on the invitation of Tamil Sangam and Carolina Tamil Sangam. Both these organizations are together organizing Tamil Festival 2007 on July 7, 8 and 9th.
Sivakumar is a renowned speaker in Tamil, and he is going to regale the audiences with his nearly 40 years experience in the Tamil film industry. The veteran actor is also a good painter, and he will also be speaking about the aesthetics in south Indian paintings.
Our Karthi, who did his higher studies in US, has a good network of friends is also expected to speak about his budding career in Kollywood and about Paruthiveeran the film that made him a star. The other industry people are from the music world- Bharadwaj, Carnatic singer Nityasri Mahadevan, Pop Shalini and Sreenivas.
The Sivakumar's including Karthi's mom Lakshmi Sivakumar will be leaving on July 3, and will be away for three weeks.
When established actors like Napoleon are steering clear of the Nadigar Sangam elections, 2 young stars are brave enough to enter the contest.
Today’s the last day to file nominations for the posts of president, vice-president, treasurer, secretary and working committee. What looked to be a sort of dull contest has picked up interest because of Mumtaz! She is contesting for the working committee. Vindhya who rooted for ADMK in the assembly elections, is also contesting for this.
Another surprise is the entry of Simbu and Prashant for the working committee post. One should not dismiss youngsters about not being serious. “From a young age I have been in films. I am Today’s the last day to file nominations for the posts of president, vice-president, treasurer, secretary and working committee. What looked to be a sort of dull contest has picked up interest because of Mumtaz! She is contesting for the working committee. Vindhya who rooted for ADMK in the assembly elections, is also contesting for this.
Another surprise is the entry of Simbu and Prashant for the working committee post. One should not dismiss youngsters about not being serious. “From a young age I have been in films. I am interested in being a part of the working committee. I have no interest to become president,” says Simbu.
Manorama, Sripriya, Charlie, Abbas and Alex have also filed papers. When asked if he was contesting, Vijay replied, “That is for the bigwigs. They will take care of it.”
There are 24 seats to the working committee. Looks like everyone who contests will get a seat!
Apollo Hospitals Chairman Pratap C Reddy who arrived with family to Tirupati on Thursday, after offering prayers to Lord Balaji has told the media that they will announce the engagement date of his grand daughter Upasana with Chiranjeevi’s son Ram Charan Tej within two days. “Both our families feel quite happy with this development, which I think is a good sign for good culture.”
“Our hospitals are developing with the blessings of Lord Balaji. So, we have arranged an emergency wing on Tirumala to save the lives of devotees who get heart attacks here. So far, we have given free treatment to 1066 heart patients through this branch. I am quite worried about the growing heart complaints in our country. So far, five out of 100 are getting heart complaints, and our research reveals that now it may grow to 10% in near future. This is an alarming situation for us. I am extremely worried to see our younger generation is also becoming victims to heart problems. I am planning to launch a campaigning program to educate the people on how to avoid the heart complaints by taking preventive steps,” said Pratap V Reddy.