Superstar Rajinikanth's "Kochadaiiyaan", the first Indian film to use motion capture technology, opened to mixed response worldwide.
The Tamil version of the film is doing good business, while the Hindi and Telugu versions have fared poorly at the box office. "Kochadaiiyaan" co-producer Murali Manohar admitted that the film is not doing as well as expected in north India. However, he expressed confidence that the makers would recover their investments.
Manohar also revealed that there would be a sequel to "Kochadaiiyaan".
"We did what we could, given restrictions of time and budget. I agree we could've done a lot better. We will work much harder on the sequel to 'Kochadaiiyaan'," Manohar was quoted as saying by the New Indian Express.
Lakshmi Rai Changes Name to Raai Laxmi
Lakshmi Rai, who has starred in films such as "Mankatha" and "Kanchana", has changed her name to Raai Laxmi. The actress has been planning to have a name change for almost a year but could not do so as she was busy with her prior commitments.
Confirming the change, Rai told Chennai Times: "Yes, my name in now Raai Laxmi. It is not exactly a name change. It is the same name but it is just that I am shuffling it a bit. I have added an extra 'a' to the Rai as it is going to be my first name."
Apparently, the actress has changed her name as Raai Laxmi goes well with her personality. She will be credited in the title cards as Raai Laxmi from her next film "Irumbu Kuthirai".
'Anjaan' Teaser Likely on 11 or 12 June
The first look teaser of Suriya's "Anjaan" is likely to be released on 11 or 12 June.
Confirming the news, entertainment industry tracker Sreedhar Pillai tweeted: "4 those asking, #Anjaan 1st look teaser likely on June 11 or 12."
Directed by Lingusamy, "Anjaan" also has Samantha, Vidyut Jamwal and Manoj Bajpai in pivotal roles. Suriya is reportedly playing dual role in the film. While the first look posters showed only one role of Suriya, it remains to be seen if the teaser will feature the star in both characters.
The film's music is composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja and Suriya will be crooning a song for the album. The film's shoot is expected to be wrapped soon and the audio launch might happen in July. The action entertainer is gearing up for a 15 August release.
Vijay's "Saivam" to Release on 27 June
AL Vijay's "Saivam" is likely to hit the screens on 27 June, two weeks after the director's wedding with Amala Paul.
The film, which deals with family values, has baby Sarah of "Deivathirumagal" fame in the lead. Nassar and his son Baasha also appear in prominent characters in the project.
The film's music is composed by GV Prakash and cinematography is handled by Nirav Shah. Udhayanidhi Stalin, who was impressed with the project, will distribute the film through his Red Giant Movies banner.