The latest updates from Tamil film industry.
Abhinay Vaddi, grandson of legendary actors Gemini Ganesan and Savithri, made an impressive debut in Tamil cinema by playing the Mathematics genius Srinivasa Ramanujan in a biopic by the same name.
The youngster will now play an important role in director Venkat Prabhu’s Chennai 28 sequel. The actor also confirmed that his character will have grey shades.
Based on gully cricket and friendship, the 2007 released Chennai 28 was one of the biggest hits of that year.
Meanwhile, Abhinay is looking forward to the release of Aar K's Michaelagiya Naan, in which he stars opposite Vasundhara Kashyap.
Suriya leads his team to victory
It was raining stars at the M A Chidambaram Stadium in Chepauk on April 17.
The South Indian Film Artistes' Association (better known as the Nadigar Sangam) organised a day long cricket tournament to raise funds for constructing a new building for the association.
The mega event, which was telecast live by Sun TV, saw the participation of popular stars from Kollywood, who were divided into eight teams for six-over matches.
Suriya, Sivakarthikeyan, Arya, Karthi, Vishal, Jiiva, Jayam Ravi and Vijay Sethupathi lead the respective teams.
After the preliminary rounds, the finals saw the Chennai Singams led by Suriya clash against Jiiva's Thanjai Warriors. Despite getting out at zero, Suriya led his team to victory.
Tamil superstars like Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan along with stars from the other film industries like Mammooty, Venkatesh, Nagarjuna, Balakrishna, Sudeep and several others cheered the teams as they sweated it out under the hot summer sun.
The event was a huge success with several crore rupees being collected through ticket sales, satellite rights, sponsors and advertisements
Mani Ratnam's next titled Kuruthi Pookkal?
That Aditi Rao Hydari will play the leading lady in Mani Ratnam’s next is no news.
The film was initially announced with Karthi and Sai Pallavi of Premam fame in the lead roles. However, according to the sources Aditi then replaced Sai.
AR Rahman will compose the music and cinematographer Ravi Varman will helm the camera.
Rumours suggest that the film has been titled Kuruthi Pookkal and there is also a first look poster doing the rounds in the social media.
But there has been much speculation over the authenticity of the poster as there has been no official confirmation on the same as yet.