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Curtain Raiser – 22 September 2016

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Allu Arjun will make his Tamil debut with an N Linguswamy film

Raashi Khanna will star alongside Siddharth in Saithan Ke Bachcha

Vijay Sethupathi might be roped in for Renigunta fame Panneerselvam’s next movie

Daniel Balaji is the antagonist in the upcoming Udhayanidhi Stalin – Gaurav film

Newsworthy

Madras HC has quashed Nadigar Sangam’s suspension of veteran actor Radha Ravi

A British forensic expert has stated in his report that Bollywood actress Jiah Khan’s hanging was staged and that the marks on her face and neck indicate that it wasn’t a case of suicide.

Releases, Releases

Thodari releases today

Spotlight

Bollywood director Sanjay Leela Bhansali has run into trouble with  23-year-old ‘activist’ Hardik Patel who made national headlines in 2015 by being at the forefront of the Patidar Reservation Agitation. Patel has asked Bhansali to stop shooting his upcoming historical film Padmavati to assuage the concerns of the Rajput Sena. In an interview with the Mumbai Mirror, Patel said, “Rajasthan-based Rajput Sena’s members met me and informed that SLB has not studied the history, and could damage the image of Rani Padmavati. So, we’ve informed him to stop the production of the film and hold discussions with Rajput leaders before he begins shooting.”

Time Out

Pro-Jallikattu activists protested Soundarya Rajinikanth’s recent appointment to the Animal Welfare Board Of India. They staged a massive protest in Trichy yesterday over this appointment, and also burned photos of the filmmaker.

The cause for the protests stems from the fact that the AWBI is one of the primary reasons Jallikattu was banned in Tamilnadu. The Jallikattu supporters are worried over Soundarya’s stand on the issue, as she has committed to working for an organisation that remains bullish in its attitude towards the ‘sport’.

Let them eat cake!

Actress Sana Saeed, Mireille Enos will all turn a year older today!

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