Friday, July 31, 2009

Vijay on cover page

inbox 1305, a Chennai-based magazine run by Kiruthiga Udayanidhi Stalin has successfully completed its first year. To commemorate the anniversary, Rain Tree Ecotel Hotel will host an event on August 7th 2009 at 4:30 pm at the hotel premises. inbox 1305 covers a range of subjects including sports, fashion, travel, adventure and food.
Soundarya Rajinikanth, the CEO of Ocher Studios will release the first anniversary issue, which features Illaya Thalapathi Vijay on the cover page, will be received by ace photographer and ad filmmaker Sharad Haksar.

The magazine donated money to the Anjar Project that was started to educate children and had planted 100 trees with the help of St. Paul’s School, Vepery, Chennai to mark its first anniversary.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

What’s brewing Goutham and Vijay?

[Thursday, July 30, 2009]

One of our glossiest filmmakers, Goutham Menon had surprised many by opting to cast commercial actor Silambarasan in his next film, ‘Vinnaithandi Varuvaya’. And now, it looks there are more surprises in store from the director.

If sources are to be believed, the Director recently made a secret visit to Vijay’s place and discussed a project with him. Any cine buff is familiar with the spat between the duo when Goutham had earlier approached Vijay to do film with him.

Vijay reportedly gave him a few DVDs of his earlier films like ‘Thirupachi’ and asked him to do a film like that, which the Director obviously wasn’t pleased about. This was for ‘Kaakha Kaakha’, for which Goutham had first approached Vijay although Suriya ended up doing the role.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Vijay confirms his political plans

IndiaGlitz [Wednesday, July 29, 2009]

Actor Vijay is definitely ensuring that he doesn’t miss the limelight. The 'Vettaikkaran' star has recently announced at a public event with fans in Pudhukottai that he indeed will be setting foot into politics very soon.

This announcement was made at the inauguration of a computer centre in Pudhukottai, which has been organized by his fans. “Everybody wants my newly formed “Makkal Iyakkam” to become a political wing soon, and I am also interested in it. I am getting ready for this as politics, unlike cinema, has a lot of depth and I am ensuring I am not lost in it. I am reading the writings of Gnadhi and Nehru about politics now,” disclosed the actor.

He instilled confidence and courage among fans by stating that his “Makkal Iyakkam” will soon be a formidable force and spread its wings to the dream destination of state politics.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Vijay reiterates his stand on politics

In an explicit gesture to demonstrate his interest in a political career, Vijay stated that if fans willed, his fan club would transform into a political party. Vijay was addressing a gathering in Pudukottai at an event organized by his fan association, Vijay Makkal Iyakkam. He also inaugurated a computer training center and some welfare schemes at the event.
He requested his fans to strengthen the fan club membership to one lakh in each district which will pave way to the transformation of the association into a political party. “Only you can make it happen,” he added. The event was attended by his father S. A. Chandrasekhar and other fan club members of the area.

Application forms for the association membership were also distributed.

Ilaya Thalapathy goes in for a makeover

[Monday, July 27, 2009]

Ajith has dabbled with femininity, has grown himself a stubble, and constantly reinvents his look for every film. But the grouse among Vijay fans that he hardly experiments with his look, has finally had its effect on the Ilaya Thalapathi.

Actor Vijay, perhaps owing to his stereotypical roles in movies, hardly changes his look, apart from constantly shedding weight. The actor tried a different bearded look for Vaseegara, which changed with Thirumalai, in which he got clean shaven. But after that, there hardly have been changes in the actor’s look.

This has been a problem with his fans who have spoken to the actor about it openly. And so, sources close to the actor reveal Vijay has decided to change his look for his 51st movie. The actor, reportedly, had a photo shoot recently, in which he took profiles of him in different looks and hairdos.

He self examined them later, and had then shortlisted a few that he thought he looked in. So, the actor’s next step, it is said, will be showing them to his director of the 51st film, Jayam Raja being the most probable name, and making him to work on a character that will suit his look.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Vijay gets into social services

Actor Vijay, who has been involved in various social welfare activities, is keen on jumping into politics. A year ago, he had launched an official flag for his fan club. Indeed, it was a foundation laid for his political foray.
Recently on his birthday, Vijay commenced computer centers for under-privileged students in Chennai and announced about launching 200 centers throughout the state. On July 26, Vijay heads to Pudukottai for inaugurating yet another computer centre with 10 systems on behalf of his Marthandapuram Fan Club. Apart from this, he will distribute free wheel chairs and hearing aid for physically challenged individuals.

Says Vijay, “Computer will dominate for years to come; it’s better for youngsters to be well educated on this subject.’"

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Vijay's chemistry with Anushka

Lead pair chemistry – it is one of the most talked about things in cinema. The reason it evinces so much interest might be the fact that this `chemistry' cannot be manufactured or written into a script, it just happens. The natural level of comfort that two people share on screen must be what we call screen chemistry. Chemistry is not always about a hero and heroine; it can be between two character actors, a hero and a comedian or between any two people on screen for that matter. But, the most often talked about is the hero-heroine chemistry. Other combinations are rarely referred to as chemistry for some reason.

All said and done, we have to admit that good chemistry cannot be produced; it has to be discovered, mostly by serendipitous means. And, it looks like we are upon to something this Deepavali. Vijay has not been too lucky throughout his career with his screen chemistry with heroines. Over the past 4-5 years, he has mainly toggled between a few of the top leading ladies in Kollywood, Trisha being his pair the highest number of times. But, the lead pair's chemistry has never been talked about much all these years. But now, a handful of stills from Vettaikaran have already started talks of the lead pair's chemistry. The Vijay-Anushka pair `looks good' according to initial reports.

Though it is too early in the day to say anything conclusive, the stills that are out have managed to create a positive impression. They are not very flashy or colorful stills from songs, they are very simple and cute stills of what looks like talkie portions in the movie and Anushka has not been shown in any glamorous light. Yet, the stills have managed to capture the eye. Even non-die hard fans of Vijay seem to like what they have seen till now. These are definitely indications that this pair might end up creating some memorable chemistry on screen. For results, we have to wait for Vettaikaran to hit screens.

Source: Behindwoods

Friday, July 17, 2009

Anushka is Vettaikkaran’s Doctor

[Friday, July 17, 2009]

She was hardly a known name a year ago. And then, ‘Arundhathee’ happened, and she got her name etched in all our memories. The tall, sexy Anushka is all set to sizzle in Tamil Film Industry again now. With her second film, she seems to have struck gold. She is playing Vijay’s pair in his 49th flick, ‘Vettaikkaran’.


Vijay and Anushka play lovers in this film, in which their romance will be the highlight. The film, being an action entertainer, is said to have a very entertaining first half and a serious second half. The film, being directed by Babu Sivan, is being produced by AVM.

It is now revealed that Anushka will play a doctor in the film. It looks like Anushka will also play the doc to cure Vijay’s love woes too.