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Tamil Cinema: Highlights Of Last Week

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As we bring to you the weekly round-up of Tamil cinema on each and every Monday, it is now time to take it back a little to learn and relearn about events that made up Kollywood last week(23rd of March to 29th of March).

Let us start off with what turned out to be a bad beginning to the week especially for Rajinikanth as one of his favourite politician Lee Kuan Yew passed away last week.

Tamil Cinema: Highlights Of Last Week

Superstar wrote on his social networking page, "Indeed a dark day as a leader I admired has passed on. I feel your sorrow S'pore. A true loss of a path breaking politician. #RIPLeeKuanYew".

Another interesting news that cropped up last week took everyone by surprise. It was about yesteryear actor Arvind Swamy being paired opposite model-actress Mugdha Godse.

The slinky actress will make her Tamil debut in the Jayam Ravi-Nayantara starrer Thani Oruvan in which she will probably play Arvind Swamy's wife, quite an interesting pair indeed.

If anyone had thought that the week cannot just keep getting enthralling, they were absolutely wrong, for Kamal Haasan revealed that he was supposed to do Pithamagan along with Sivaji Ganesan.

He, later disclosed that it was actually the script of Pratap Pothen and was titled Pithamagan but unfortunately, the project never took off.

Continue to read the story in the slides below:

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National Awards

Kollywood bagged many National Awards last week with Bobby Simha, Na Muthukumar, Vivek Harshan and Uthara Unnikrishnan winning Best Supporting Actor, Best Lyricist, Best Editor and Best Female Playback Singer respectively.

Event Of The Week

Speculations were rife that Rajinikanth and Kasthuri Raja(Dhanush's father) were not on good terms when Superstar said that he was not responsible for the money borrowed by his in-law after a man claimed that Rajinikanth is responsible for Rs 65 lakhs which was borrowed from him by Kasthuri Raja.

Khushboo's National Role

Khushboo, on Tuesday was appointed as the national spokesperson of Congress, which means that she will now be one of Congress' face, representing the party in front of the media.

When Trisha Rejected Varun Manian

Trisha was initially set to play the female lead opposite Jai, in a movie being bankrolled by her fiancé Varun. However, as the actress is busy with other projects, she has backed out of this film saying no to her future husband.

Aamir Khan's Apology To Kamal Haasan

At the recently concluded event, FICCI Frames 2015, Hindi actor Aamir Khan apologized to Kamal Haasan in public for not supporting him during his troubled times prior to the release of Vishwaroopam.

Criminal Case Against Shruti

Shruti Haasan faced the heat after a famous production company initiated criminal and civil proceedings against her after she walked out of a Tamil-Telugu bilingual, featuring Karthi and Nagarjuna. It is said that Tamannaah might replace her in the movie.

Rajinikanth's Kind Gesture

Rajinikanth once again proved why he is loved by all by inviting one of his fan to his house. After reading about his ardent fan, Rajini Bala, a person with intellectual development disorder, Rajinikanth met Rajini Bala at his residence and advised him to take his medications regularly.

It's Simbu And Anirudh For Kiruthiga Udhayanidhi

Kiruthiga Udhayanidhi, after making her directorial debut with Vanakkam Chennai, is currently in talks with Simbu and Anirudh pertaining to her second film which is touted to be a romantic entertainer.

When Dhanush Gave Away Gold Chains

Dhanush was apparently excited and gave away gold chains to the team of Kaaka Muttai  after the movie won two National Awards. Dhanush was one of the producers of the movie.

Udhayanidhi's Fight Against The Government

Despite Udhayanidhi's upcoming film Nanbenda clearing the censor with a clean 'U', the movie has failed to get tax exemption. The actor, who thinks there might be some political counterstroke behind it has decided to take the issue to the court.

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