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Sean Roldon to compose music for Rajini's next film?

Music composer Sean Roldon is on a high. His Joker won him name and fame and fetched Sundaram Iyer a national award for best playback singer. The song Jasmine is now trending. Then came his next, Pa Paandi, for Dhanush. The songs became hits and the BGM was appreciated by all. Now the music composer is flooded with offers. He is already working in Dhanush’s VIP-2. Reports say that he

Prabhas' next film will be hi-tech action drama

After playing the title role in Baahubali, Prabhas’ next is an ambitious hi-tech action drama titled Saaho. One of India’s best epic fantasy films, Baahubali’s star performer Prabhas is all set to win hearts again with his next trilingual movie called Saaho. Saaho is a fast-paced and hi-tech action on a huge scale, with a healthy dose of romance and drama. Produced by UV Creations, the movie has music by

Dulquer to play Gemini Ganesan in Savithri biopic

Dulquer Salmaan will play Gemini Ganesan’s role in Nadigayar Thilagam, the biopic on legendary actress Savithri. A Tamil-Telugu bilingual, the movie features Keerthy Suresh in the role of Savithri and Samantha Ruth Prabhu dons the role of a journalist. Directed by Nag Ashwin, the film will portray the life of Savithri and her relationship with Gemini Ganesan. The movie will go on the floors this June.

Star couple Sneha, Prasanna donate money to farmers

It was a noble gesture by actors Prasanna and Sneha. The star couple has donated Rs 2 lakh to 10 struggling farmers. At a function organised by actor Vishal’s NGO ‘Friends of Farmers’ in Chennai on Sunday, Prasanna and Sneha donated Rs 2 lakh for the welfare of farmers. Speaking to News Today, Prasanna said, “I was disturbed reading articles about the plight of farmers after the severe drought. They

Muthaiah to direct Vijayakanth's son

P G Muthaiah is an acclaimed cinematographer, who worked in several films including Poo, Kandaen Kadhalai and Chandi Veeran. He also produced Raja Manthiri, Maraindhirndhu Paarkum Marumam Enna and Peenchankai. Now he is all set to don the director’s hat. He will be wielding the megaphone for a movie titled Madurai Veeran which stars Vijayakanth’s son Shanmugapandian in the lead. Muthaiah says,  “It wasn’t a conscious decision to make my

Sharapova to swing back to the field Wednesday

Stuttgart: Maria Sharapova returns after a 15-month doping ban Wednesday, desperate to rediscover the glory which brought her five Grand Slams, the world’s top ranking and a spectacular multi-million dollar lifestyle. The poster girl of women’s tennis won’t necessarily be welcomed back with open arms by rivals who were already suspicious of the towering Russian’s ice-cold detachment even before her fall from grace. However, Sharapova isn’t losing any sleep as

MGR kin's murder: HC acquits two accused

Chennai: The Madras High Court acquitted two of the prime accused in the murder of K Vijayan alias Vijay Kumar, who is a close relative of former Chief Minister M G Ramachandran. The two acquitted were Banu and seventh accused M Karthik. However, the court upheld the sentences given to the rest accused. On 13 July 2016, the Principal Session Judge convicted N Banu, G Karuna, T Suresh, R Karthik,

Virudhunagar gets state-of-the-art badminton centre

Chennai: Hatsun Agro Product Ltd has launched the HAP Badminton Centre of Excellence at Thiruthangal town in Virudhunagar district. The centre will provide a professional platform for the next generation of badminton enthusiasts with expert coaches for latest training methods, mental conditioning and best-in-class in-house infrastructure for physical conditioning to compete at the highest level. Some of the facilities at the centre include eight full-fledged badminton courts with a scalable

Civic polls by July-end: SEC

Chennai: The State Election Commissioner today filed an affidavit in the Madras High Court assuring that the local body elections in Tamilnadu would be held before the end of July. The elections were to have been held in October 2016. But citing a discrepancy in the quota for STs, DMK’s organising secretary R S Bharathi had filed a case in the Madras High Court. Following this, the court ordered the

MasterCard goes biometric way for better security

Are you a security-conscious person? Then here is good news for you. A few days back, banking giant, MasterCard revealed new payment card featuring biometric security in South Africa and this is expected to be launched in other countries by the end of this year. The company will retain the pin facility and adds this as an extra attribute to security. At present, the company is testing the method with

Microsoft enhances paternal leave benefits

New Delhi: Microsoft India said it has enhanced all types of paternal leave benefits and introduced a new family caregiver leave which entails four weeks of paid leave to take care of an immediate family member. From 21 April, Microsoft India has enhanced all types of paternal leave benefi ts such as paternity, adoption and surrogacy. Besides, the company has introduced a new family caregiver leave benefit, which includes four