Rinku Gupta

Our bodies had almost given up by the time we wrapped up 'Miruga': Rani Laxmi

For one of the scenes, Raai Laxmi was asked to crawl through a tunnel. A climbing harness was tied, and she was lifted slowly.

01 Oct 2019

'Nadodigal 2' location: Pep talk and a performance

Before each shot, the director apparently talks to the actors about the scene and explains it in such a way, so as to let the film’s universe inhabit the actors’ psyche.

24 Sep 2019

Dribbling the ball was tough for me: Kathir on 'Jada'

Kollywood actor Kathir discovered that shooting football scenes was a different ball game altogether.

17 Sep 2019

Claustrophobia actually helped us perform better: Arya on 'Magamuni'

In fact, Arya and Indhuja realised the importance of the cramped house so much that they decided not to step out for a break.

03 Sep 2019

Location diaries: Siddharth's cop chronicles from 'Sivappu Manjal Pachai' sets

This weekly column details the fascinating encounters that often take place on the sets of a film and this week it is Sivappu Manjal Pachai.

27 Aug 2019

Location Diaries: Actor Vikranth's camel connection on 'Bakrid' sets

This weekly column details the fascinating encounters that often take place on the sets of a film and this week it is Bakrid.

20 Aug 2019

Japanese are extremely punctual unlike us Indians: Shiva

Shiva is quite proud about having passed on this love for Indian food to some Japanese actors.

13 Aug 2019

Location Diaries: A quest for perfection

This weekly column details the fascinating encounters that often take place on the sets of a film and this week it is Saaho.

06 Aug 2019

Knew we couldn’t afford retakes: Sasikumar on 'Kennedy Club'

Director Susienthiran made M Sasikumar learn the sport in Oddanchatram, where much of the action took place.

30 Jul 2019

Rashmika Mandanna excited to shoot in Kerala for 'Dear Comrade'

Rashmika Mandanna was quite excited about visiting Kerala for a song shoot for her upcoming film, Dear Comrade, that also features Vijay Deverakonda.

23 Jul 2019

Shooting for 'Kannadi' memorable experience, says Sundeep Kishan

For one thing, the film is a Tamil-Telugu bilingual, so he had to shoot similar scenes with different actors in both languages.

09 Jul 2019

Shooting 'Zombieland' a scary ride for actor Yashika Anand

The actor reveals that her fear forced her to refuse to sit alone in her vanity van during breaks.

02 Jul 2019

Indhuja plays housewife in Shantha Kumar’s 'Magamuni'

Director Santha Kumar had given the lead pair several pages of dialogues for the rehearsals.

25 Jun 2019

When the saviour strikes

This weekly column details the fascinating encounters that often take place on the sets of a film

18 Jun 2019

For the love of Mylapore

While shooting for director Chimbu Devan’s Kasada Tabara, heroine Regina Cassandra got to shoot in one of her favourite parts of Chennai — Mylapore.

11 Jun 2019