February 2017

Yuvan completes two decades in Tamil cinema

Music composer Yuvan Shankar Raja has successfully completed 20 years in Tamil cinema. The younger son of maestro Ilayaraja, Yuvan is a busy bee in the industry today. He is currently working in films including Sathriyan, Peranbu, Semma Botha Aagatha, Anbanavan Asaradhavan Adangadhavan, Sandakozhi 2, Kadamban, Santhana Devan, Raja Ranguski, Mannavan Vanthanadi, Irumbu Thirai, Kanavil Kanda Kadhal Kavithai, Balloon, Aneethi Kathaigal, Kolaiyuthir Kaalam and Oxygen. Says Yuvan. “I am sustaining because of the love of

Kajal gets woman-centric role in Deekay's film

Actress Kajal Agarwal, currently busy with Ajith’s Vivegam and Vijay-61, is reportedly playing the female lead in a movie to be directed by Yamirukka Bayamaey-fame Deekay. Remember the two had earlier worked together in Kavalai Vendam. Sources said Nayanthara was initially approached for the role by Deekay. However, she was busy and, hence, could not accept the offer. Sources added that it is a women-centric story and Kajal Agarwal was thrilled to

Port-Maduravoyal scheme to resume soon: CM

Chennai: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami today said that work on the Port-Maduravoyal project will resume soon. He made this statement after meeting Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari in the national capital this morning. The Chief Minister is in New Delhi on a three-day visit to discuss various schemes for the State. He met Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday and met three Ministers today. Sources said

Vaikkom Vijayalakshmi calls off wedding

Popular playback singer Vaikom Vijayalakshmi, who was engaged recently, has called off her wedding. She was engaged to Santhosh, a native of Thrissur. The wedding was planned for March. However sources say Santhosh had reportedly urged Vijayalakshmi to stop performing in concerts and stage shows. He also wanted the singer to take up a job as a music teacher. Apparently miffed by his suggestions, Vijayalakshmi chose to call off her wedding. Vaikom Vijayalakshmi had sung several

Woman jumps to death in Kodungaiyur

Chennai: A 27-year-old woman jumped to death from her neighbour’s terrace at Kodungaiyur yesterday night. Sridevi was staying at her mother’s house located at Sixth Street at Eveready Colony in Kodungaiyur for one the past one month after baby shower ceremony. Sridevi delivered a girl baby two weeks back, after which she repeatedly complained of stomach pain. Last night, she went to her neighbour’s house and climbed the stairs to reach

Saravana Stores staff commits suicide

Chennai: A staff working in Saravana Stores committed suicide at his hostel in T Nagar yesterday night. The victim, Joseph (25), a native of Tirunelveli, stayed at the hostel meant for the staff in Pondy Bazaar. Police investigations revealed that he committed suicide over his failed love. Police also said that Joseph had already attempted suicide at his hometown earlier. Today morning he was was found hanging from the ceiling fan

Sasikala replies to EC over general secy post

Chennai: Convicted interim general secretary of AIADMK Sasikala Natarajan today replied to the notice issued by the Election Commission. The ECI had sought explanation on her appointment as the party’s general secretary. The notice was sent to Bengaluru central prison where she is currently lodged after being convicted in a disproportionate assets case. AIADMK’s advocates filed the reply on behalf of Sasikala. The 72-page reply contends allegations made by O