The Spielberg of Sri Lanka

The Spielberg of Sri Lanka

🕔15:37, 18.Nov 2012

By Dinesha Senaratne Getting to know about Chandran Ratnam is not a difficult task, there have been many interviews, documentaries and news items. But to simply get to know him was indeed a pleasurable task. While it is common knowledge

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Tamil actress Shubha Phutela dead

Tamil actress Shubha Phutela dead

🕔15:02, 23.Oct 2012

Tamil actress Shubha Phutela, who debuted this year with romantic-drama Maalai Pozhudhin Mayakathilaey, has passed away after a prolonged kidney problem and jaundice. She was 21. Shubha died Monday night at the Apollo Hospital in Bengaluru. “She was undergoing treatment

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Malayalam star Mohanlal in John Abraham’s Jaffna

Malayalam star Mohanlal in John Abraham’s Jaffna

🕔07:41, 18.Oct 2012

Actor turned producer John Abraham, a half Malayali, is planning to rope in Malayalam superstar Mohanlal in his next film Jaffna. “We are also looking at regional films. I am producing a Marathi film. Definitely, I would love to produce

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Lankan looks to Kollywood

Lankan looks to Kollywood

🕔21:02, 17.Sep 2012

He had directed 11 plays by the time he was 17. Srinath Ramalingam then decided he wanted to be a director and flew from hometown Colombo to study filmmaking in the U.S. After dabbling with video editing and art direction

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Iran tried to influence Mahinda against ‘Midnight Children’

Iran tried to influence Mahinda against ‘Midnight Children’

🕔10:15, 10.Sep 2012

A month into shooting the film adaption of Salman Rushdie’s “Midnight’s Children” in Sri Lanka last year, production came to a sudden halt. Iran, a sworn enemy of Rushdie, demanded that the government stop the shoot. Director Deepa Mehta appealed

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‘Green Mile’ star Michael Clarke Duncan dies

‘Green Mile’ star Michael Clarke Duncan dies

🕔08:54, 4.Sep 2012

Michael Clarke Duncan, the strong, tall actor from Chicago with the shaved head and deep voice who received an Academy Award nomination for his moving portrayal of a gentle death row inmate in the 1999 prison drama “The Green Mile,”

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Gagan Malik to star in Sri Lankan film

Gagan Malik to star in Sri Lankan film

🕔06:33, 3.Sep 2012

Delhi boy Gagan Malik, who is essaying the character of Lord Ram in Zee TV’s epic retelling of ‘Ramayan’, has bagged his debut international project ” Siddharth – The Buddha”. The actor plays the titular character in the Sri Lankan

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Charlize Theron to Produce biopic on Marie Colvin

Charlize Theron to Produce biopic on Marie Colvin

🕔10:32, 30.Aug 2012

Charlize Theron and producer Basil Iwanyk are teaming up for a film about the life of recently killed war journalist Marie Colvin. Iwanyk and Thunder Road’s Peter Lawson have optioned the Vanity Fair article “Marie Colvin’s Private War,” with Theron

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Sakman Maluwa screened in Israel

Sakman Maluwa screened in Israel

🕔15:49, 29.Aug 2012

The Sri Lankan film “Sakman Maluwa (The Garden)” directed by Sumithra Pieris was screened at the First International Migrant Workers Film Festival organised by the WIC Group from 24th to 26th August 2012 at the Cinematheque in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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‘A Common Man’ trailer released

‘A Common Man’ trailer released

🕔16:41, 20.Jul 2012

Myriad Pictures has unveiled an international trailer for the movie “A Common Man” starring Ben Kingsley (Iron Man 3) and Ben Cross (Star Trek). Plot: Set in Colombo, Sri Lanka, a mysterious man (Kingsley) has planted 5 bombs that are

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Bollywood calling another Miss Sri Lanka

Bollywood calling another Miss Sri Lanka

🕔09:10, 17.Jul 2012

After Jacqueline Fernandez’s success, another Miss Sri Lanka Gamya Vijayadasa signs a Hindi film in a lead role It looks like stepping off the ramp and straight into Bollywood sets has become an unspoken norm for most models — both

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Stallone’s 36-year-old son found dead

Stallone’s 36-year-old son found dead

🕔08:08, 14.Jul 2012

Aspiring actor and filmmaker Sage Stallone, the son of action movie star Sylvester Stallone, was found dead on Friday at his home in Hollywood, authorities and his attorney said. “Sylvester Stallone is devastated and grief-stricken over the sudden loss of

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Jism 2 promo video launched on the web

Jism 2 promo video launched on the web

🕔11:06, 29.Jun 2012

Indian Director/Producer Pooja Bhatt has released the promotional video for Jism 2 on the internet after the Indian censor board wanted some scenes cut if it is to be aired on television. Pooja tweeted saying she will not agree to the

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Sunny Leone’s lingerie to go under the hammer

Sunny Leone’s lingerie to go under the hammer

🕔23:12, 4.Jun 2012

A few years ago, Charlize Theron’s sexy corset was picked up for a record price at the Frederick’s of Hollywood Third Annual Lingerie Auction. Celebrities such as Keira Knightley, Susan Sarandon and Reese Witherspoon had also lent their designs to

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Piyal Kariyawasam’s Secretive People at Lionel Wendt

Piyal Kariyawasam’s Secretive People at Lionel Wendt

🕔22:53, 4.Jun 2012

Playwright Piyal Kariyawasam’s latest theatre production ‘Rahas Udaviya’ goes on the boards at the Lionel Wendt Theatre on 12 and 13 June at 7p.m. with a cast of national award winning actors Kaushalya Fernando, Chamila Peiris, Anasuya Subasinghe and Gihan

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Pooja applauds Sri Lanka

Pooja applauds Sri Lanka

🕔21:03, 28.May 2012

By Dinesha Senaratne   Just when you thought it couldn’t get any hotter, India moves it up a notch as they bring the hottest movie to Sri Lanka. The production team of Jism 2, is currently in Sri Lanka shooting

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Bollywood stars to figure in Lanka rugby carnival

Bollywood stars to figure in Lanka rugby carnival

🕔15:11, 23.May 2012

Bollywood stars Vivek Oberoi, Bipasha Basu, Preity Zinta, Sameera Reddy and composer trio Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy are to figure in a rugby carnival in Sri Lanka, organisers said today. Oberoi and Zinta are billed to appear in the central town of Kandy

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Time ranks Devdas in millennium’s top ten flicks

Time ranks Devdas in millennium’s top ten flicks

🕔00:27, 23.May 2012

Time magazine has ranked Bollywood director Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s 2002 film Devdas eighth among the ten greatest movies of the millennium with WALL.E at the top and The Artist in the tenth spot. It described Shah Rukh Khan as an

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Sunny Leone celebrates her b.day in Lanka

Sunny Leone celebrates her b.day in Lanka

🕔16:14, 14.May 2012

Indo-Canadian porn star Sunny Leone rang in her 31st birthday on the sets of her first Bollywood movie ‘Jism 2’ in Sri Lanka. “Happy Birthday Sunny! Sunny celebrates her birthday with the unit members in Sri Lanka,” producer Mahesh Bhatt

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Wizcraft expands in Sri Lanka

Wizcraft expands in Sri Lanka

🕔22:52, 10.May 2012

Communication and event management company Wizcraft International Entertainment Building has expanded into Sri Lanka in keeping with spreading its business across Asia. The company has entered into a joint venture with Sri Lankan events company Event Concepts, which is a

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