Rinku Gupta

Jungle Book: Rana Daggubati spends 200 days in different forests for 'Kaadan'

It wasn’t just wild elephants that tested Rana. For one stunt, he had to run across the fallen trunk of a tree and cross a ravine, swinging across a branch.

18 Feb 2020

Arun Vijay makes narrow escapes on set of Karthick Naren’s Mafia

Not one to use body doubles, Arun Vijay insisted on doing all the stunts himself.

11 Feb 2020

Manjima Mohan on her ankle injury struggle during her shoot for Vishnu Vishal-starrer 'FIR'

The unit knew of her injury but everyone was shocked to see her actual situation. For many shots, she just could not walk.

04 Feb 2020

Dream come true, says Shanthnu Bhagyaraj

Shanthnu Bhagyaraj is delighted about acting in a Mani Ratnam production, Vaanam Kottatum.

28 Jan 2020

Sibiraj recalls father's 1993 hit 'Walter Vetrivel' as he dons khaki uniform in 'Walter'

When Sibiraj signed up to play a cop in Walter, he was excited and justifiably so.

07 Jan 2020

'Avane Srimannarayana' feels the heat

A large set was constructed in Bengaluru for Avane Srimannarayana where hero Rakshit Shetty had to shoot for around one month.

31 Dec 2019

'Sillukaruppatti' refreshing experience for heroine Sunaina

Though she hid her anxiety, Halitha and cinematographer Yamini somehow noticed the subtle signs of her nervousness.

24 Dec 2019

A ‘heroic’ attempt by Kalyani Priyadarshan

Understanding Kalyani’s inexperience, director PS Mithran decided to attach trainer wheels, one on either side of the scooter for better balance, in another scene.

17 Dec 2019

Karthi goes sleepless for cinema, completes Jeethu Joseph’s Thambi in just one schedule

Jeethu Joseph’s Thambi was the first time Karthi completed an entire film in just one schedule.

03 Dec 2019

Experience of shooting in Koyambedu market was very new: Vikram Prabhu

For director Dhana’s Vaanam Kottattum, hero Vikram Prabhu had to shoot in the crowded Koyambedu vegetable and fruit market.

26 Nov 2019

Venkat Prabhu on taking up the role of 'self-centered bad cop' in film Lock Up

When his good friend, actor-turned-producer Nitin Sathyaa asked Venkat Prabhu to act as a cop in his film, Lock Up, the latter was hesitant, as he couldn’t imagine himself in such a serious role.

19 Nov 2019

'Vedhalam' fame Kabir Duhan Singh record dance sequence for 'Action'

The next day, Kabir was ushered into a grand set of a house’s lavish interiors, and was in the midst of many dancers.

12 Nov 2019

I was stressed about getting the dance steps right: Harish Kalyan on 'Dhanusu Raasi Neyargalae'

Harish Kalyan shot for the dance sequences of his upcoming film, Dhanusu Raasi Neyargalae, by a Pondicherry beach.

05 Nov 2019

Location Diaries: Priya Anand, Dhruv and Vikram's doggy tales on 'Adithya Varma' sets

Shooting for the Dhruv’s Adithya Varma was a memorable experience for Priya Anand.

29 Oct 2019

Location Diaries: Had a narrow escape while shooting for 'Kaithi', says actor Narain

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

26 Oct 2019