Actress Meena has denied reports appeared in few section of press that she is playing heroine to Senthil for the movie ‘Adhivasiyum Adhisayapesiyum’.
Produced by P B Babu and directed by Malan, the film features Senthil in the role of a tribesman. Meena says, "I am surprised by reports that I am playing Senthil's heroine in the movie. I am not playing Senthil's heroine".
Meena was a busy heroine in Tamil and Telugu filmdom a few years ago. She had acted opposite prominent heroes including Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Ajith, Vijayakanth, Sarath Kumar etc.
The doe-eyed Tamil beauty Meena is going from strength to strength, ironically, away from home.
In a second coming of sorts, Meena is having a gala time in Mollywood, according to the buzz.
The latest film that featured Meena was ‘Karutha Pakshikal’ in which megastar Mammootty was her hero.
The film has won critical acclaim apart from a few awards. And needless to say, Meena has benefited from the success it has enjoyed.
The grapevine has it that Meena will play a double role in a forthcoming Malayalam film which will have action hero Suresh Gopi in the male lead. The film will see Meena playing the roles of a mother and daughter.
Will her success in the neighbourhood make the Tamil directors and producers sit up and take notice?
The answer to that question lies in the womb of time.
Meanwhile, Meena continues to cast her magic on Mollywood!
Having made her debut in ‘En Raasaavin Manasile,’ Meena has acted with all top actors like Rajini, Kamal, Ajith, Karthik and was the dream girl for quite a few years.
Once acting offers got rare, she switched to television serials and started acting in ‘Lakshmi.’
Meena is the only child for her parents. Once she got to marriageable age, her parents started looking out for her, but nothing clicked. Meena has built a palatial house in Saidapet and her parents wanted a bridegroom who would stay with them, and that is one reason why nothing worked out.
When Meena continued getting older, her parents gave up the ‘veettodu maapillai’ fixation and finally found a suitable match for her in Malaysia. The lucky man who’s to wed Meena is an industrialist.
The groom’s family has given her the go ahead to continue working in serials. So, in her happiness, Meena and her parents are trying to fix a suitable date for the wedding.
The film '3' is now in brisk progress. Shekar Suri who made a mark with his maiden film 'A Film by Aravind' is the director. While the earlier film was a suspense thriller, this time Shekar Suri is making a psychological thriller. Rajiv Kanakala and Rishi are the lead actors. Urvasi Sarma of Naquaab fame is the heroine.
KK Senthil Kumar left the job after shooting for 50 percent of the film. Senthil is now working on the Ram Charan film directed by SS Rajamouli. Senthil's assistant Bhaskar Syamala will now complete the remaining part of the film.
2011/5/31 15:28:13 Veteran actress Meena’s name caught in the gossips columns stating that she is going to act as Ram Charan Tej’s mother-in-law in his upcoming movie to be directed by VV.Vinayak. Meena responding to the gossips said “I don’t understand how the people can create this kind of gossips against anyone. I am settled as house wife and have to look after my 5 months old baby Nainika. Then, how can I act in the films. I am neither interested to act in the films nor acting as mother-in-law of Ram Charan Tej.”
2006/9/14 17:48:48 Kamal Hassan's latest flick 'Dashaavataram' directed by KS Ravikumar and produced by V Ravichandran on the banner of Oscar Films (Pvt) Ltd. was entangled in a controversy. This is not for the first time, Kamal Hassan's film fall under controversy. However, this time, the hullabaloo is over the 'storyline'.
An upcoming writer, S. Senthil Kumar, belonging to Chennai, alleged that the popular hero had resorted to plagiarism. Senthil Kumar says that he approached the versatile artiste with a script few months ago. Then, Kamal Hassan complimented him that the storyline is good and also promised him a job of assistant director, while moulding the subject on the celluloid.
Senthil met the press recently and claimed that he was shocked to find out that the same script is being used now for 'Dashaavataram'. The entire story was totally copied without my knowledge and permission. He further says he has an amble evidence to prove all his charges.
'Dashaavataram' has the musical support by Himesh Reshammiya and the action episodes are being choreographed by Kanal Kannan.
Imagine Japanese wearing the veshti and shirt Rajini wore in Yejaman!' If anyone had gone to Vadapalani yesterday, they could have seen it with their own eyes.
Rajini-Meena film Muthu was released in Japan as Dance Raja and ran for a 100 days. Since them, Rajini and Meena have a Japanese fan following too.One of the fans has been keeping in touch regularly with Meena.
Meena even met up with her when she visited Japan. This fan fell in love with a Tamilian named Poovendran who is running yoga classes in Hong Kong. Their wedding reception took place last evening at a star hotel in Vadapalani. Meena participated in the reception and wished the couple heartily.
Many who attended the wedding are ardent fans of Dance Raja. It was charming to see many of them wearing silk veshti, shirt and angavasthram like Rajini did in Yejaman and walk around.
A lot of rumors were in the air last week about the alleged marriage of actress Meera Jasmine with the brother of a young Mandolin maestro. Meera who is in Calcutta now, as usual walked past the brooding news pieces and emerged safe. But this week it seems that it is the turn of Meena to answer similar queries.
There were rumors for a long time that Meena had got married to a leading Kannada actor. The rumor continued till the actor himself denied the reports. But this week the new rumors are that Meena had got married to an NRI. This time around, the actress was upset as her friends and well-wishers began calling her up over the phone to congratulate her.
”This is the second time that I'm hearing such rumors. I have no enmity with anybody and so I don't understand why anyone would want to spread such malicious rumors about me". The actress then assured everyone that she has no intentions what so ever of getting married secretly.
After much speculation by the media, it has been officially announced that Meena, Tamil cinema’s top actress of the 90s, will be the heroine of Kuselan, the forthcoming Rajinikanth film. For starters, Kuselan, a remake of the recently-released Malayalam blockbuster Katha Parayumbol, is about the close friendship between a superstar and a poor barber.
In Katha Parayumbol, Malayalam superstar Mammootty played the superstar, noted Malayalam scriptwriter-actor Sreenivasan played the barber and Meena played the role of the barber’s wife. Meena, who began her career as a child artiste in a Rajinikanth movie, will be reprising the role she played in the Malayalam original.
The Tamil version will see Rajinikanth as the superstar; Pasupathy plays the barber. The film, directed by P. Vasu, is produced by Rajini’s mentor K. Balachander. The up-and-coming G.V. Prakash Kumar is the film’s composer. It was earlier speculated that Simran would be playing the role of the barber’s wife. Later, Bollywood actress Tabu’s name was doing the rounds.
While Simran accepts that she was approached, it has now been confirmed that the Kuselan team has finally roped in Meena. Will this mark Meena’s re-entry into Kollywood? Only time can tell.
2011/1/2 13:48:04 Veteran actress Meena who got married to Bangalore settled software engineer Vidya Sagar a year ago is blessed with baby girl. She has given birth to baby in a private hospital in Chennai on Saturday night. There were rumors about her marriage life, but she repeatedly keep condemning them. Meena’s last venture ‘Tarigonda Vengamamba’ was an unsuccessful attempt. She bid good bye to film industry after doing this film and settled as house wife. But, it’s learnt that she is doing some Tamil TV serials in her post marriage period.
The latest rumour doing the rounds in Tollywood is the talk of the marriage of Anushka. The actor whose career has just picked up momentum is said to be in love with cinematographer Senthil Kumar and they are likely to tie the knot in August. . Senthil has proved himself with films like 'Sie', 'Aithe' and 'Chatrapathi'. H is presently working for 'Yamdonga'.
Anushaka is currently busy with a film titled 'Arundhathi' in which she is essaying the title role. She is also acting with Balakrishna in 'Okkamogadu' and with Nagarjuna in 'Don'. She has also done an item song with Chiranjeevi in the film 'Stalin'. So it has come as a surprise that when her career is going great guns would she leave everything and get married?
The bilingual Rajnikanth film titled 'Kucheludu' (Kuselan in Tamil) will hit the floors on February 15. The film is being made simultaneously in Telugu and Tamil. Rajnikanth is the hero in both the languages.
Jagapathi Babu is playing the role of a poor barber in Telugu. Meena has now been confirmed to play the role of Jagapathi Babu's wife in the film. She played the role in the Malayalam version. Meena will ply the role in Tamil too.
Ashwini Dutt is producing the film in Telugu and K Balachader is producing it in Tamil. P Vasu of Chandramukhi fame is the director.
Sreenivasan and Meena had already came together for two films in Malayalam-‘Udayananu Tharam’ and ‘Katha Parayumpol'.
Both these films had been two biggest hits in Malayalam and the pair has proved to be a lucky one. Sreenivasan and Meena are now uniting again for the third time for a new film scheduled to start next month.
This new Malayalam film by director Suresh Krissna will be produced by Vijayavaahini Studios. Sreenivasan flooded with offers after his recent hit 'Katha Parayumpol' is presently in the sets of 'Pachamarathanalil' - a film directed by debutant Liyo Theaddhevoos.
Sreenivasan appears as a cartoonist in this family film, produced in the banner of Revathy Kalamandhir.
Navya Nair is fortunate to get casted in another super star movie, in 2008.
The actress who had a pretty poor year in 2007 with two films opposite superstars, 'Alibhai' and 'Kichamani M B A’, both doing no way exceptional in the box office or for her career, is now casted opposite Suresh Gopi again in the new film 'Kavyam'.
Meena was earlier tipped to be in the character which will be now replaced by Navya .The movie planned to start its shooting this week, is directed by debutantes Anish and Santhosh.Navya will have two releases in Tamil this year in 'Silanerangalil' and 'Ettappan'.
She also have completed Sarjulan’s 'S M S ' with Bala in the lead, which will get into theatres by the February of 2008.
2011/5/30 14:33:01 Tollywood glamour doll Meena’s last film ‘Tarigonda Vengamamba’ just made before her marriage was a disaster. There was buzz that even her marriage went on rocks, but later it is proved as a mere rumor.
Like any heroine who obsess with her film career, but obliged bid good bye to it after marriage, one day or the other surely start second innings. Meena also quit acting in films, but she also now ready to star her second innings.
The latest buzz is she is making her re-entry with Ram Charan Tej’s movie, not as his heroine but as his mother-in-law and Kerala beauty Samantha’s mother. Earlier, she has paired with all most all the big heroes in Tollywood and Kollywood, including Chiranjeevi. But, now her marriage has automatically upgraded her to mother and mother-in-law roles. Since, the obsession for acting in the films can’t be avoided, she has to accept whatever comes in her way.
VV.Vinayak is the director and Ganesh babu will produce this movie under his home banner Parameswra Arts.
Decades ago the timeless Meena Kumari had audiences mesmerized every time she grazed the screen – with Katrina Kaif on board Farah Khandirector of the highly anticipated Tees Maar Khan thought it was apt to recreate the Meena Kumari magic. As a tribute to the yesteryear’s actress Katrina Kaif will don her Pakeezah look for a special Qawwali number also starring Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan.
Confirms director/choreographer Farah Khan “Katrina's look has been modeled on 'Pakeezah' .While Akshay and Salman can be expected to have a lot of fun with this track, it belongs to Katrina as she is going to surprise the audience.” The Qawalli track titled Wallah Re Wallah will have a complete local Mumbaiyya feel to it and will be a complete foot- tapper much like the music in all of Farah Khan’s movies.
The action packed comedy starring Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif -Tees Maar Khan releases 24th December 2010.
Mamata Mohandas is playing heroine opposite young heroes in Telugu and at times used to sing item numbers and other such songs to win the hearts of mass audiences. Overnight luck knocked her doors and she got an opportunity to play heroine to south Indian Super Star Rajnikanth. She is playing one of the heroines in 'Kucheludu' and a song was choreographed on Rajni and Mamta recently at Ramoji Film City.
It is worth mentioning here that Prabhu, who paired up with Rajanikanth for 'Chandramukhi' is again making his appearance in this movie as a police officer. Recently some scenes were shot on Prabhu, Rajani and Tabu.
The current schedule would be wrapped up by April 4. Later the unit would shift to Pollachi, where some scenes with rural backdrop would be shot. It is learnt that some more heroines like Nayanatara, Sneha are also going to appear in the flick. The film is being directed by P Vasu while C Aswinidutt is the producer. Jagapatibabu and Meena are playing another lead pair.
His talents have no bounds. Having donned the hats of actor and producer, Prakashraj turns director with a film starring Prithviraj.
Prakashraj's Duet Films has bought the Tamil rights to Malayalam film 'Udayanaanu Thaaram' featuring Mohanlal, Srinivas and Meena. Screenplay and dialogues are by Viji, music by Vidya Sagar and of course, direction by Prakashraj.
Prithviraj does Mohanlal's role, Prakashraj does Srinivas's role and either Sneha or Gopika will do Meena's role. So, what's the reason for Prakashraj turning director?
Prakashraj has not only been an actor, he has also worked as assistant director in more than 10 successful Kannada films. He has even done editing for a few films. Now he's finally making his dream a reality through his home production.
The film will be launched in September or October.
2006/12/1 17:50:25 The shooting of the talkie part of 'Poramboku' directed by Srinivas and produced by B Krishna Reddy on the banner of Tollywood Talkies with Navadeep and Ekta Khosla in the lead was over and shooting of a song remained balance.
Producer says, 'We have completed the shooting of the talkie part. Only one song had to be canned. At the same time post-production works are also in progress. We are planning to release the audio in December and the film is likely to hit the screen in January.'
Brahmanandam, Senthil, Ali, Venumadhav, Vadivukkarasi, Dharmavarapu Subrahmanyam, Kavita and others are in the cast. Music is by Manisharma.