Monday, August 10, 2015

Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan’s daughters turn saviors of short films

Short films in India are still a long way to go but thanks to the huge amount of appreciation that these films are garnering at various film festivals has given a new ray of hope to talented and experimental filmmakers to shine. 

What is further interesting is that South superstars Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan’s daughter’s viz. Aishwaryaa R Dhanush and Shruti Haasan have vowed to give a new lease of life to short films in India. 

According to latest reports Aishwaryaa Dhanush has launched a YouTube channel, Ten Entertainment exclusively dedicated to promotion of short-film made in South languages. While Shruti Haasan whose new Telugu film SRIMANTHUDU, is rocking at the box office has launched her own production house, Isidro. It will focus on short films, digital films, musical and multimedia-based modern content on all India basis.


Briefing media Aishwaryaa Dhanush said, “The short film industry is in a pathetic condition in India. There is no one to encourage budding filmmakers, who are packed with creativity and talent. Hence to give such raw talents a platform I have taken an initiative where we will select short-films across four languages – Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam. The shortlisted ones will go up on the channel so they can be seen by everyone around the globe.” 

Meanwhile Shruti Haasan too has taken the initiative to take give new wings to the short filmmakers with her production house, Isidro. While Aishwaryaa Dhanush’s channel restricts to only South language short films, Shruti Haasan’s production house will entertain short filmmakers from pan India. 

Informing about her home production Shruti Haasan said, “Our production house will assist promising talents across India engaged in short films and will also endorse independent and young artists in helping them reach out their talent.”

Bollywood fathers celebrate ‘Daughter’s Week’

Bollywood mega star Amitabh Bachchan has made the ‘Daughter’s Week’ special by terming a daughter equal to ‘Ten sons’! 

Brand ambassador for United Nations’ the 'Girl Child', Amitabh Bachchan wishing Happy Daughter's Week asked parents not to consider daughters as ‘Tension’ but be proud of daughters because in today’s hectic world when everybody is in a hurry, the only saving grace are daughters who despite problems, are always close to their parents. 

In Bachchan’s recent movie PIKU, viewers have seen how Deepika Padukone, plays a modern day independent daughter but despite all obstacles takes care of her ailing father till his end.


In his tweet Bachchan Sr. wrote, "U Can Always Call Ur DAUGHTER As Beta, But U Can Never Call Ur Son As Beti.. That's Why DAUGHTERS are SPECIAL.”

Bachchan shares a cordial relation with her daughter Shweta Nanda. On the occasion of Father’s Day, Shweta in her column in a national daily had written an ‘Open Letter’ mentioning daughters are special because they are irreplaceable. 

Like Amitabh Bachchan other Bollywood celebs too go gaga over their daughter. Action king Sunil Shetty, whose daughter, Athiya Shetty is making her debut in Salman Khan Production’s HERO has such faith in the talent of her loving daughter that he says, “I wished to be called as Athiya’s father.” 

Though Akshay Kumar is protective about his daughter Nitara and hides her from paparazzi, Shah Rukh Khan is seen with his daughter Suhana at important occasion. Likewise Shatrughan Sinha’s daughter Sonakshi Sinha is daring and candid. The pair has been spotted posing for cute pictures several times. 


Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt may have not made any film with his cute and bubbly daughter Alia Bhatt but the duo share a jovial relation.

Another Bollywood actor who shares a friendly relation with his daughters is Arjun Rampal, who on the Friendship Day posed for a special photo shoot with his teenage daughters for a cause. Photographer Atul Kasbekar captured the Arjun Rampal along with his beautiful daughter’s Mahika and Myra, for the girl child foundation 'Nanhi Kali'. 

Abhishek Bachchan adores his daughter Aaradhya so much that when someone posted an offensive comment on Twitter Abhishek got so angry on him that the poor person had to delete his post.

In nutshell the days are changing at least in cities where parents have began equaling girls with boys and hope a day will come soon when girls born in India will not be consider as curse but as BOON!!!

South Sensation actress Asin to quit films?

South Sensation beauty queen Asin who has rocked Indian Cinema (both in South film industry and Bollywood) is reportedly set to quit film industry after her last Bollywood picture ALL IS WELL opposite Bollywood top stars Rishi Kapoor and Abhishek Bachchan. 

If rumors are to believed then Asin has plans to marry her beau Rahul Shrama, the founder of Micromax and live a settled life of a married women and experience marital bliss.

Asin had earlier hinted about her retirement in an interview to a national daily when she said, "I'd always said that the moment my career ceased to excite me creatively, I'd pack my bags.”


Asin made her silver screen debut through Malayalam film NARENDRAN MAKAN JAYAKANTHAN VAKA (2001) starring Kunchacko Boban and directed by Sathyan Anthikad. She then did her first Telugu film AMMA NANNA O TAMILA AMMAYI (2003) and was immensely successful in the Telugu film industry in bagging several other offers. Her first Tamil film was M. Kumaran S/O MAHALAKSHMI (2004). Following the film's success, she teamed up with almost all the young Tamil heroes, namely Surya, Vijay, Vikram and Ajith in the films GHAJINI (2005).

In Bollywood she made her debut opposite Aamir Khan in GHAJINI (2008). Later she gave many hits and has the reputation of teaming with Salman Khan in three LONDON DREAMS, READY and NO ENTRY MEIN ENTRY FILMS.

Recently she gave three back-to- back Rs 100 crore blockbusters-'READY', 'HOUSEFULL 2' and 'BOL BACHCHAN'. 

On this August 31, she completes 14 years and plans to bid adieu gracefully.

She says, "Twenty-five films in 14 years isn't a lot but I was never fiercely competitive or desperate for work. I was fortunate to get some good films but they were few and far between. Of late, I've been rejecting many offers and the word has got around.”