What's the buzz in tinsel town? The very same Kollywood, the box office that makes or breaks careers, where fame could be instant; failure is instant as well. We dive into the heart of the industry, the men and women of the big screen world who also support and drive branding in retail.
With Asin settled in Bollywood and Sneha out of sight, Kollywood is right now facing a dearth of heroines. Though Hansika Motwani, Richa Gangopadhyay and Deeksha Seth are filling up the space, Tamil filmdom needs a true-blue Tamil heroine to lift the industry's spirits. After 7m Arivu starring Shruthi Haasan, expectations from her are now high. Will Aishwarya Dhanush's 3 prompt Shruthi to sign more Tamil films? Or will she prefer to romance with Jr. NTR? We have to wait and watch...
Bala or Venkat Prabhu?
Suriya's star value has gone up after 7m Arivu. The actor's portrayal of Bodhidharman, his acrobatic prowess for his role as the circus artist... these have identified him as an actor with a deep sense of commitment towards his work. Now the industry is busy speculating about Suriya's next. With K. V. Anand's Maatran wrapped up, the actor is likely to team up with Venkat Prabhu for a Tamil-Telugu bilingual, we hear. Also news about his hat-trick with director Bala is making rounds. The ball is in Suriya's court.
Many upcoming productions have let go of the traditional method of launching trailers through exclusive press events. Instead, they have used the festival time releases as a platform to promote them. Trailers of the Vikram-Suseendran film Rajapattai, Simbu's Osthe under Dharani's direction, and Udhayanidhi Stalin's debut Oru Kal Oru Kannadi under Rajesh's direction were some screened during the interval blocks of both Diwali biggies 7m Arivu and Velayudham. Smart indeed!