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Kamal Haasan’s Thevar Magan 2 comes under scanner, K Krishnaswamy wants the title changed | regional movies

Kamal Haasan announced the sequel to his hit 1992 film Thevar Magan a few week ago but the film has already got tangled in a controversy. On Wednesday, leader of political part Puthiya Thamizhagam, K Krishnaswamy warned Kamal against using the proposed title Thevar Magan 2.

Krishnaswamy stated that Thevar Magan itself had caused a big problem for the members of Devendrakula Vellalar community in 1993. Krishnaswamy addressed a letter to Kamal and posted the same on social media. In the letter, he stated that Kamal should follow his ‘centrist’ political view in naming his films as well. The statement was captioned, “Thevendirar Magana? Magan 2? Mr Kamal Haasan should decide.”

In the statement, he said, “I am sure you wouldn’t have expected a letter such as this from me. A distance has been created between us because of previous title issues (referring to Virumandi). I respect the actor that Kamal Haasan is, however, the title of your movies have previously created differences between castes and I oppose that. Now, you have also stepped into politics as well and even though we stand united as Tamils in the political front, I am sure you have realised the caste based differences that are present in our state.”

He also added, “The first part of the film was released unexpectedly and created issues amongst two factions in our state. Now, we will not allow you to release another film with the same name. The youngsters belonging to Devendrakula Vellalar community are displeased by you. So please do not go through such testing times again. We suggest that you name your film Thevendira Magan and not retain the original title as it is now not too late. Choosing so will only increase your stature and result in respect among the people.”

Kamal Haasan is yet to comment on this letter from Krishnaswamy.

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Krishnaswamy was also one of the main reasons why Haasan’s 2003 film Sandiyar was retitled as Virumandi. He had said then that filmmakers are using caste names as titles of their film and even glorifying these castes particularly. He had even then made an example out of a song in Thevar Magan titled Potri Paaradi Ponne which sings praises about belonging to the land of Thevars.

Haasan had announced that he would be working on Thevar Magan 2 after Indian 2 on a talk show. He had said, “Thevar Magan 2, Indian 2 are the two projects that I am looking forward to next.”

After Vishwaroopam 2, the actor has only signed sequels to his hit films from the 90s. The shoot of Indian 2, which will be directed by Shankar is expected to begin by the end of November. He had earlier said that the film would be released in 2019. The actor had also begun work on the sequel of Dasavatharam, titled Sabash Naidu in 2016, however, there is no word out on the film.

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First Published: Nov 08, 2018 20:49 IST







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DC’s Aquaman has already beaten an Avengers Infinity War box office record, weeks before release | hollywood

With approximately one month to go till its release, DC’s Aquaman has beaten a box office record previously held by Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War. According to a report, Aquaman has become the top pre-seller of all time on Atom Tickets’ website in the US.

Deadline reports that the DC superhero film is outpacing Marvel’s $2 billion grossing film in the first 24 hours of tickets being made available. Infinity War currently holds the record for the biggest opening weekend of all time, with $640 million worldwide and $257 million in the US.

The report adds that Aquaman is pacing ahead of Sony’s Venom, which has gone on to make over $700 million worldwide, on sellers such as Fandango. It is also outpacing Tom Cruise’s Mission: Impossible – Fallout, which opened to $61 million in the US.

The DC film arrives after a particularly difficult period for Warner Bros as far as their superhero films based on DC characters are concerned. The studio is in the midst of retooling the future of the series, following the disappointing critical performances of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad and Justice League. Both Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck are no longer likely to reprise their roles as Superman and Batman, respectively. Aquaman will arrive in December, followed by Shazam! in 2019. Wonder Woman 1984 was recently pushed to 2020, in favour of a prime summer release date in June.

It has also been reported that Aquaman will be released in India one week ahead of its US debut, on December 14. Warner Bros has been marketing the film heavily, with three trailers released so far, and a special extended preview.

Directed by James Wan, the films stars Jason Momoa and Amber Heard in central roles. They’ll be joined by Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson and Nicole Kidman.

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First Published: Nov 22, 2018 14:33 IST







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Ranbir Kapoor pays injured girlfriend Alia Bhatt a visit at her house. See pics | bollywood

Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor seem to be setting new relationship goals for their fans. Alia recently injured herself and was spotted at a clinic for treatment. Accompanying her was her Brahmastra co-actor and boyfriend Ranbir, who made sure to lend her a helping hand. The Barfi actor not only gave her company to the clinic but also visited her at her residence on Wednesday. Pictures from Ranbir’s visit have been shared online.

Alia had visited the actor and his parents in New York City to show her support for Ranbir’s father, Rishi Kapoor, who has been stationed in the Big Apple since more than a month and is undergoing treatment for an undisclosed illness. The actors, who bonded during the lengthy shooting schedule in Bulgaria, have been prepping for a special dance number for the film. Pictures of the couple chilling on the sets were recently shared online.

The couple was rumoured to be planning to tie the knot by 2019. Putting the rumours to rest, Alia recently clarified at the Lux Golden Rose Awards, “If people are waiting for my wedding then, they have to wait for it. I think climax should be good and there should be a happy ending to it.”

Brahmastra producer Karan Johar had announced that the film is the first in a planned trilogy and will hit theatres around Christmas, 2019. The film also features Amitabh Bachchan, Mouni Roy, Dimple Kapadia and Nagarjuna Akkineni.

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Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh Bengaluru wedding reception highlights: Newlyweds party with family | bollywood

Actors Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh hosted their first wedding reception in Bengaluru. The couple partied with their friends and extended families in the city’s Leela Palace Hotel on Wednesday evening.

Deepika and Ranveer arrived in Bengaluru on Tuesday and headed straight to her home. They waved to fans and paparazzi from their balcony on Tuesday night and left for the reception venue on Wednesday morning. The couple married in Italy’s Lake Como last week and returned to India on Saturday. They are expected to host two wedding receptions in Mumbai as well.

Here are all the highlights from the reception:

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Deepika, Ranveer joined by their parents on stage

The newlyweds were joined by their families on stage inside the reception venue. Check out their pics:

10:15 pm IST

More pics from the reception

The internet is full of pictures from Ranveer and Deepika’s reception. Here are a few more.

9:33 pm IST

Ranveer, Deepika made their entry to Lamberghini

The newlyweds arrived for the photo-op to the new hit song Lamberghini by The Doorbean.

9:10 pm IST

Sabyasachi reveals who designed the outfits

Fashion designer revealed that Rohit Bal has designed Ranveer’s sherwani while Deepika’s golden saree is a gift from her mother. It was bought from a saree shop in Bangalore, Angadi galleria.

8:51 pm IST

Fans find similarity between Deepika and Anushka’s reception looks

Eagle-eyed fans have spotted how similar Deepika and Anushka Sharma looked at their receptions. Check out their pics:

8:38 pm IST

Anil Kumble arrives for reception

Ex cricketer Anil Kumble arrived for the reception with his wife Chethana. He wore a suit while she wore a pink saree and carried a Sabyasachi clutch.

8: 24 pm IST

PV Sindhu arrives for the reception

Badminton star and Olympian PV Sindhu arrives for the reception of Deepika and Ranveer. She is seen in a pink outfit.

 

8:06 pm IST

Ranveer tells media to enjoy the food

After greeting the media, Ranveer told them, “Khana kha ke jaana”. The two then laughed and posed for more pictures.

Bollywood actors Deepika Padukone, right, and Ranveer Singh pose at their wedding reception in Bangalore, India, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. The couple got married at Villa Balbianello, a lakeside mansion featured in Star Wars and James Bond films in Lenno, Como lake, northern Italy on Nov. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
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Ranveer spotted fawning over his wife

A new video from the venue shows Ranveer fixing his wife’s saree and then blowing her a kiss.

7:52 pm IST

Deepika, Ranveer interact with media

Deepika and Ranveer have arrived for their reception and are posing for the media. See pics:

7:45 pm IST

Special corner setup for Deepika, Ranveer to interact with media

A special corner has been set up at the venue where the newlyweds will interact with the media. Check it out:

Bengaluru: A view of the venue where newlywed actors Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh are going to host their wedding reception in Bengaluru.
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7:30 pm IST

Sabyasachi reveals the real source of Deepika’s wedding saree

After claiming, on numerous occasions, that Deepika was a ‘head to toe Sabyasachi bride’, the designer has clarified that Deepika’s sari was only modified by him.

7:15 pm IST

Check out 17 new pictures posted by the newlyweds

Deepika and Ranveer shared 17 new pictures from their wedding in Italy on Instagram. Check them out in this video:

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The Leela Palace gets decked up for the reception

Inside images from the venue show an arrangement of flowers. There is also a small stage set up for the bride and groom to meet their guests.

6:45 pm IST

Deepika spotted inside The Leela Palace

Deepika is spotted at the reception venue, checking arrangements for the night. She is seen in black sweatpants and white sneakers. She is also wearing her red chooras.

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Deepika, Ranveer are at venue

Deepika and Ranveer arrived at the Leela Palace in Bengaluru for their reception. They were seen leaving hand-in-hand from her home in their car.







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