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‘Salt N Pepper’ sequel ‘Black Coffee’ to be directed by Baburaj

MollywoodBaburaj who played a role in ‘Salt N Pepper’, directed by Aashi Abu, would also play the male lead in the sequel, who shifts to an apartment where four women live. Digital NativeThe sequel to the hit Malayalam movie Salt N Pepper is on cards! Interestingly, Baburaj, who played a role in the film, will be directing the sequel titled Black Coffee. Aashiq Abu, the director of Salt N Pepper, has been roped in to play a role in the sequel. Shweta Menon and Mythili, the female leads in the prequel, have found a berth in the sequel as well. According to reports, Black Coffee will revolve around the hero Baburaj, who shifts to an apartment where four women live. What ensues forms the crux of the story. More details about this film are expected to be out soon. Salt N' Pepper is a 2011 romantic comedy that was directed by Aashiq Abu.
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After Kamal Haasan, Mukesh as special guest on ‘Bigg Boss Malayalam’

EntertainmentActor Mukesh was the guest on Day 52 as part of the luxury budget task and this episode is planned as an Antham special.Digital NativeDigital NativeRecently, Kamal Haasan appeared on the Bigg Boss Malayalam show, which is hosted by Malayalam superstar Mohanlal. The episode turned out to be a lively one with the housemates getting an opportunity to perform some of the roles done by Kamal Haasan right in front of him. Bigg Boss Malayalam began its first season on June 24 this year on Asianet TV channel, at a grand house that has been set up in Lonavala. On day 48 of the show, Kamal Haasan, Pooja Kumar, Mahesh Narayan, Anant Mahadevan and Ghibran appeared as celebrity guests on the show promoting their film Vishwaroopam 2. Malayalam actor Mukesh was the guest on Day 52 as part of the luxury budget task and this episode has been planned as an Antham special,
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'Kammara Sambhavam': Siddharth to debut in Mollywood as Dileep's villain?

Mollywood According to reports, Siddharth is all set to play the baddie in the film and will be seen fighting it out with Dileep. Digital NativeThe latest poster from Kammara Sambhavam has turned out to be the talk of the tinsel town. Featuring Siddharth wielding a gun, it is evident that the star’s debut in Mollywood will be the best. Ever since the trailer of the film has been out, movie buffs are waiting eagerly to more about the film and the poster has raised up the expectation levels. Going by the reports doing rounds, it looks like Siddharth plays the baddie in the film and he will be fighting it out with Dileep. Touted to be a period thriller, Kammara Sambhavam has Dileep playing the lead role and his character is named Kammaran. Siddharth will be making his debut in the Malayalam film industry with this flick and his character name has been revealed to be Othenan Nambiar. The shooting for this film began a couple of years ago and had to be stalled for several months following the arrest of its lead actor Dileep in the actor assault case. The shooting recommenced at last after his release on bail and the film is now gearing up for a release. Written by Murali Gopy, Kammara Sambhavam is directed by debutant Rathish Ambat. The film is bankrolled by Gokulam Gopalan under his banner Sree Gokulam Films. While Dileep and Siddharth are playing prominent roles in Kammara Sambhavam, the star cast also includes Murali Gopy, Namitha Pramod, Bobby Simha and Shweta Menon. Gopi Sunder is the music director for this film with Sunil Ks being the cinematographer and Suresh Urs the editor. Kammara Sambhavam is currently into the post production mode with its makers planning to release the film for Vishu this year. Siddharth, who is currently busy with the Tamil film Shaitan Ka Bachcha, is waiting in anticipation for his Malayalam debut film to hit the silver screens. (Content provided by Digital Native)
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Siddharth's 'Kammara Sambhavam' trailer is out and is intriguing

MollywoodThe visuals and music make it an interesting fare to watch and promises an intense tale between the lead stars.Digital NativeDigital NativeThere is a huge hype surrounding Kammara Sambhavam, the next big release of Dileep. It is one of the most ambitious Malayalam film as far as the budget is concerned and it has a massive star cast ready to roll the screen. The teaser of the film is out and it is intriguing. The visuals and music make it an interesting fare to watch and promises an intense tale between the lead stars Dileep and Siddharth. Dileep will be seen in three different avatars in the film as he will be playing a 90-year-old man, a guy with a bearded look and a character with shades of grey. On releasing the trailer, Siddharth had tweeted: The official teaser of #Kammarasambhavam https://t.co/wSxI1fIstV Honoured to be a part of this brilliant picture. Welcome to greatness, director Rathish Ambat! Written by @muraligopy Thank you Gokulam Movies and Dileepettan for your belief in this magnum opus! #Malayalam #Debut — Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) March 28, 2018 Siddharth is making his debut in the Malayalam film industry with Kammara Sambhavam and is excited about the role he got to play. Earlier, Siddharth’s look in the film was revealed with a rucksack carrying an ID card of the Indian Independence League (Iil) with the name Othenan Nambiar on it. This makes it clear that the star’s character in Kammara Sambhavam in Othenan Nambiar. Written by Murali Gopy, Kammara Sambhavam is directed by debutant Rathish Ambat. The film is bankrolled by Gokulam Gopalan under the banner Sree Gokulam Movies on a budget of Rs 50 crores. While Dileep plays the title role in the film, Siddharth will be seen in an important role. The others in the star cast of this period flick are Namitha Pramod, Murali Gopy, Bobby Simha, Shraddha Srinath, Shweta Menon, Kenny Basumatary, Manikuttan, Vijayaraghavan, Indrans and Siddique. The shooting of this film began in August 2016 and was supposed to hit the marquee last year. However, the shooting had to be stalled following the arrest of its lead actor Dileep in the actor assault case and was eventually resumed after he was released on bail. Gopi Sunder has composed music for this venture and going by what we hear in the teaser, it is evident that he has come up with some great scores for the soundtrack. (Content provided by Digital Native)
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Siddharth unveils new poster of 'Kammara Sambhavam'

MollywoodDirected by debutant Rathish Ambat, the film stars Dileep in the title role as Kammaran while Siddharth will be playing the role Othenan. Digital NativeDigital NativeA military rucksack and Indian Independence League ID card bearing the name Othenan N with Siddharth’s photo on it. Well, that it is the new poster of Kammara Sambhavam that has been unveiled. Siddharth, who will be making his debut in the Malayalam film industry with this film, is apparently playing the role Othenan Nambiar in it. Incidentally, the Iil was formed with the sole aim to revolt against the British rule in India. And going by the poster, we can assume that Kammara Sambhavam is set in that era. On unveiling the poster, Siddharth had tweeted #Kammarasambhavam ... #OthenanNambiar ... What's in a name? ... Coming Soon. #Malayalam #Debut pic.twitter.com/MiYgiUqOLp — Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) March 26, 2018 Directed by debutant Rathish Ambat, the film stars Dileep in the title role as Kammaran while Siddharth will be playing the role Othenan. The star cast also includes Namitha Pramod, Murali Gopy, Bobby Simha, Shraddha Srinath, Shweta Menon and Kenny Basumatary. This period thriller film has been penned by Murali Gopy, who is also playing an important role in it. The shooting of this film began in August 2016 and was supposed to hit the marquee last year. However, the shooting had to be stalled following the arrest of its lead actor Dileep in the actor assault case and was eventually resumed after he was released on bail. Kammara Sambhavam is bankrolled by Gokulam Gopalan under his banner Sree Gokulam Movies. The technical crew of this film includes Gopi Sunder for music, Sunil Ks for cinematography and Suresh Urs for editing. The shooting of Kammara Sambhavam is almost done with plans on to release it next month. The exact date of its release is expected to be announced officially soon. (Content provided by Digital Native)
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Dileep and Urvashi to team up for 'Kesu Ee Veedinte Nathan'?

Cinema This movie will mark the first association of Dileep and Nadir Shah as an actor and director.Digital NativeDileep's Ramaleela turned out to be a blockbuster hit and the star is gearing up for the release of a couple of films this year including Kammara Sambhavam. The latest buzz doing rounds about his upcoming film is that it is a Nadir Shah directorial titled Kesu Ee Veedinte Nathan. In this movie, Dileep will be seen playing a 60-year-old and will be undergoing a complete makeover to fit into the role. This movie will also mark the first association of Dileep and Nadir Shah as an actor and director. Though there isn't any official confirmation in this regard yet, some reports state that Urvashi has been roped in to play his wife in Kesu Ee Veedinte Nathan and Ponnamma Babu will be seen playing his sister in this family entertainer. Sajeev Pazhoor of the Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum fame has penned the screenplay for this film. The movie is still in the scripting stage with plans on to shoot it later this year. Director Nadir Shah is currently busy directing the Tamil version of Kattappanayile Rithwik Roshan, a comedy drama that starred Vishnu Unnikrishnan, Prayaga Martin and Lijo Mol Jose in the lead roles. He will be switching over his focus to the Dileep starrer as soon as he is done with the project on hands. In the mean time, Dileep will be wrapping up Kammara Sambhavam. Directed by debutant Rathish Ambat, the film has been scripted by Murali Gopy. Touted to hit the silver screens soon, this entertainer stars Dileep in the lead role and will mark Siddharth’s debut in the Malayalam film industry. The star cast also includes Murali Gopy, Bobby Simha, Shweta Menon and Simarjeet Singh Nagra. Kammara Smabhavam is being bankrolled by Gokulam Gopalan under his banner Sree Gokulam Movies. It may be mentioned here that the shooting of this film had to be stalled for several months due to its lead star's arrest in the actor assault case and was eventually revived on his release on bail. (Content provided by Digital Native)
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Murali Gopy looks every bit the menacing villain in this ‘Kammara Sambhavam’ poster

MollywoodThe actor, interestingly, is also the film’s scriptwriter.Digital NativeDigital NativeThe Kammara Sambhavam team released the latest poster from the film, this one featuring actor Murali Gopy. From the poster, it is evident that Murali plays a menacing villain, Kelu Nambiar. Interestingly, Murali Gopy is also the film’s scriptwriter. Directed by Rathish Ambat, a newbie, Kammara Sambhavam features Dileep in the lead role. The film’s shooting commenced in Kochi in August 2016 but was put in cold storage following Dileep’s arrest in the actor assault case. The shooting recommenced late last year and has now reached the final stages. Apart from Dileep and Murali Gopy, the film features Siddharth, Sanija Sajeev, Shraddha Srinath, Bobby Simha, Shweta Menon, Kenny Basumatary, Namitha Pramod, Simarjeet Singh Nagra, Manikuttan, Vijayaraghavan, Indrans, Siddique and Vinay Forrt in the supporting cast. The film is slated to hit the silver screens this summer. It may be noted here that this film will mark actor Siddharth’s debut in the Malayalam film industry. It is reported that he will be dubbing with his own voice to add credibility to the role he plays. Kammara Sambhavam is bankrolled by Gokulam Gopalan under his banner Sree Gokulam Movies. The technical team includes Sunil Ks for cinematography and Suresh Urs for editing. Dileep’s last film release was Ramaleela, which hit the silver screens soon after he was let out on bail. The film went on to fetch rave reviews. This has upped the expectation levels for his upcoming films. Dileep currently has the 3D fantasy comedy, Professor Dinkan, coming up for release later this year. In the film, he plays a magician whose tricks go haywire and affect many people around him, and how he goes about setting things right. The film is directed by Ramachandra Babu and produced by Sanal Thottam. (Content provided by Digital Native)
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Siddharth dubs for his role in 'Kammara Sambhavam'

MollywoodInterestingly, the film marks Siddharth’s debut in the Malayalam film industry.Digital NativeDigital NativeKammara Sambhavam team is finally done with the shooting and the film has gone into the post-production mode. During the course of filmmaking, its director Rathish Ambat had said that Siddharth would do the dubbing himself and true to this the star has started to do it! According to the tweet from Siddharth, it is evident that he has begun the dubbing process. Love a language, she will love you back. Acting without your voice is at best a deceit! Starting dubbing for my toughest picture yet. Need your blessings and expectations. I am because I try! 3 year journey:) Thank you Rathish Ambat and Murali Gopy. #Malayalam #Kammarasambhavam pic.twitter.com/qQdz6sx3vq — Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) February 17, 2018 Interestingly, the film marks Siddharth’s debut in the Malayalam film industry. Starring Dileep in the lead role, Kammara Sambhavam has Sidharth playing a pivotal role. The star cast includes Namitha Pramod and Shraddha Srinath as the female leads with Bobby Simha, Murali Gopy, Shweta Menon, Kenny Basumatary, Manikuttan, Vijayaraghavan, Indrans, Siddique and Vinay Forrt in the supporting cast. The film’s shooting began way back in August 2016 but had to be stalled in July 2017 when its lead star Dileep was arrested by the police while he was shooting in Theni in the sexual assault case. The shooting had recommenced in October last year after he was released on bail. The film is gearing up to be Dileep's first major release of the year 2018 and is expected to be a different movie from the actor. Produced by Gokulam Gopalan under his banner Sree Gokulam Movies, the film is expected to be out at the theatres this summer. The technical crew of Kammara Sambhavam includes Suresh Urs for editing and Sunil Ks for cinematography. Directed by debutant Rathish Ambat, the film has been penned by Murali Gopy who is donning an important role in it. Reportedly, the team has locked April 9, 2018 as the release date of the movie. (Content provided by Digital Native) p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; line-height: 15.0px; font: 12.8px Arial; color: #222222; -webkit-text-stroke: #222222; background-color: #ffffff} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; line-height: 15.0px; font: 12.8px Arial; color: #222222; -webkit-text-stroke: #222222; background-color: #ffffff; min-height: 15.0px} p.p3 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; line-height: 15.0px; font: 12.8px Arial; color: #1155cc; -webkit-text-stroke: #1155cc; background-color: #ffffff} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} span.s2 {text-decoration: underline ; font-kerning: none}
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Food for thought: When contemporary Malayalam cinema left our mouths watering

Cinema From Dulquer lifting the dum in ‘Ustad Hotel’ to Tovino describing the emotion that is beef roast in ‘Godha’, we bring you the most glorious food moments in recent Malayalam cinema.Sreedevi JayarajanGreat cinema is oftentimes a powerful reflection of our society. It not only inspires but also moves us in ways only that particular film can. I was all of 6-months when my parents, risking the glares and muttering of the crowd, took me for my first movie. And although I must have howled through most of those 2 and half hours, in the 23 years since, the cinema hall still remains the room that witnesses my unchecked sentiments. I can’t recall the number of times I’ve hurriedly wiped away embarrassing tears after watching a scene, laughed until I cried, cringed in horror and slid to the edge of the seat with apprehension. And sometimes, to my surprise, had my mouth watering, during a well-shot food scene, all the while scarfing down popcorn. For those of us who consider food to be an emotion, watching films with great food can be as enjoyable as eating it. Here's a list of food scenes from contemporary films that had us drooling. Beef is a ‘vikaaram’ – Godha Here, food becomes political as Tovino, reflecting the collective sentiment of an entire state, candidly describes how a beef roast is made and eaten with ‘Porotta’. “For us Malayalees, porotta and beef is not just food, it is an emotion,” he tells his friend in Godha, a 2017 movie about life and wrestling, directed by Basil Joseph. From describing how the meat is to be washed and cut into small pieces to inhaling the smell of spicy beef roast, Tovino makes his audiences salivate for some crispy porotta and beef roast right after this scene. Further, a great food scene need not always show us the dish. Godha lets us know this and therein lies the brilliance of this film. When romance blooms with a rainbow cake – Salt n Pepper Food plays the central role in this film which is about the middle-aged romance between a dubbing artist and an archaeologist. When Shweta Menon and Lal take on the 7-day task of baking a complex rainbow cake, they fall in love through the culinary journey. The scene is endearing in the way it weaves the growing intimacy between the said characters through the step-by-step building of the cake, finally establishing their love as they bite into their respective slices. As a diffident Shweta Menon confides in Lal about life, insecurities and her mother’s cooking, we understand how crucial food is to bind the growing bond between the pair. Salt n Pepper’s opening credits song is also a celebration of the culinary richness of Kerala, from the biriyani havens of Malabar to the famous Paalada Pradhaman in Thrissur. Chef Faizi and the dum biryani – Ustad Hotel As Dulquer lifts the 'dum' off his biryani and lets the flavors slip out, the audience lets out a collective sigh. The memorable scene is from the 2012 coming of age, food-drama, Ustad Hotel, starring Dulquer Salmaan, Nithya Menen and veteran actor Thilakan. The film takes us through Faizi’s journey of food, relationships, romance, and the power of giving. Cooking up a feast for the orphan children, Dulquer realises the truth of his granddad’s words – that the real success of a chef is when he fills people’s hearts with his food. Besides this, Ustad Hotel is full of many great food scenes, from fish spluttering in hot oil to Faizi mastering the art of shaping the Malabar Porotta. And don't miss the gorgeous description of sulaimani tea that Thilakan gives! When Pooja Mathew tastes wine – Ohm Shanthi Oshana Kerala celebrated this 2014 romantic-comedy starring Nivin Pauly and Nazriya Nazim. One cannot help but be charmed by the chirpy tomboy that is Pooja Mathew (Nazriya) and her childish attempts to land the guy of her dreams – Giri (Nivin Pauly) The film is refreshing in that it narrates the story from the heroine’s perspective. It also has a wonderful scene which shows Naziya eagerly tasting the wine made by her wine-maker neighbour. As Rachel aunty hands her a carefully prepared sample of red wine that she plans to sell, Nazriya’s eyes widen with excitement and she knocks back the sample in a second. Nazriya lives her character in the film, portraying with a natural flair all the typical traits of a curious teenaged girl, including the fascination for alcohol. Sare, order one more fish fry – Premam Soubin Shahir and Vinay Forrt’s canteen scenes are among the funniest moments in Premam. The film that garnered a cult following and catapulted Nivin Pauly to instant fame outside Kerala, has since been remade in Telugu with Naga Chaitanya and Shruti Haasan. The actors are shown enjoying a meal in the college canteen while Forrt discusses how to get Malar Miss (Sai Pallavi) to notice him. Both Forrt and Shahir, with their sheer talent and natural dialogue delivery, make the audience salivate for the fish fry that they're eating when discussing "real" issues. Premam boasts of a few other well-shot food scenes, specifically the sharbath scene in the road-side shop which shows the drinks being mixed (and the couscous added) in tempting detail. Another memorable scene is when Celine (Madonna Sebastian) tries the red velvet cake that George (Nivin) makes. When Fahadh Faasil wolfs down food – Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum This 2017 film about a gold chain thief (Fahadh Fazil) and a struggling couple is so simple, yet its brilliance lies in its detailing and stark portrayal of life. Fahadh plays a thief with a character so fluid and unreadable that it remains impossible for us to predict him throughout the film. However, when he asks the policemen not to judge a young boy for wolfing down his food in a crude manner because he knows what it is to be hungry at that age, we catch a rare glimpse of his past. We understand that hunger doesn’t discriminate between people. Be it a thief skilled in his craft of gold-chain cutting or a couple who married inter-caste and invoked the wrath of their entire community, the core of human nature remains the same for one and all. The movie directed by Dileesh Pothan, who also made Maheshinte Prathikaram, was hailed as the best film of the year by many critics. All about pork – Angamaly Diaries This 2017 crime-drama explores the life of Vincent Pepe and the gang that he forms, inspired by the local football team. And although the central plot is far removed from food, the film does have some of the best-shot scenes of food in Angamaly town. The hit opening credits song “Theeyame” features a sinful plethora of dishes typical to Angamaly town. Another notable song is “Ayalathe”, where the hero compares his love to the yesteryear’s hit combo of tapioca and egg in Kunju’s thattu kada and how, he and his love interest, just like Kunju, strongly believed that it would be an evergreen hit.
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Dileep’s 'Professor Dinkan' team reworking script

EntertainmentThe film marks the directorial debut of veteran cinematographer Ramachandran Babu.Digital Native prof_dinkan.jpgDigital NativeMalayalam actor Dileep’s last film release Ramaleela turned out to be a big hit and his fans are waiting eagerly for his next. While his upcoming film Kammara Sambhavam is progressing at a fast pace and will hit the marquee next year, there are reports surfacing about his next as well. It was announced much earlier that Dileep’s film, after Kammara Sambhavam would be Professor Dinkan, which will be directed by ace cinematographer Ramachandran Babu and scripted by Rafi. Earlier, there were reports that Professor Dinkan would be a comedy entertainer but now we hear that the team is planning it as a family entertainer. With Dileep wanting to attract the family audiences as much as he had before the actor assault case in which he is an accused, the Professor Dinkan team is reworking on the script, say sources. The film marks the directorial debut of veteran cinematographer Ramachandran Babu. Namitha Pramod, Suraj Venjaramoodu, Aju Varghese and Srinda are part of the movie. Earlier, the makers of Professor Dinkan had planned to release the big movie during the Vishu season of 2018. Now, according to reports, the film has been pushed further. While the rework on the script is currently on, Dileep is busy with Kammara Sambhavam, being directed by Rathish Ambat. The film is bankrolled by Gokulam Gopalan under his banner Sree Gokulam Movies. Interestingly, this film will feature Siddharth in a pivotal role and this will mark his debut in the Malayalam film industry. With Dileep and Siddharth playing the main leads in the film, the star cast also includes Shraddha Srinath, Bobby Simha, Murali Gopy, Andy von Eich, Swetha Menon, Kenny Basumatary, Manikkuttan, Vijayaraghavan, Indrans, Siddique, and Vinay Forrt. This film is slated to hit the silver screens next year. The shooting of Kammara Sambhavam began in August last year but was stalled after its lead star Dileep was arrested in the actor abduction and assault case. He is currently out on bail and the team is raring to finish the shooting as soon as possible. Enanble Notification: NoTNM Marquee: No
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Chunky Pandeys brother Chikky testifies for Salman Khan in the drink and drive case

Chunky Pandeys brother Chikky testifies for Salman Khan in the drink and drive case
The hearing for the 2002 hit and run case, where Salman Khan was accused of culpable homicide and rash driving, was held yesterday. During the hearing, one of Salman Khan's childhood friends and also the brother of actor Chunky Pandey, Chikky testified for his friend and claimed that the actor hadn't consumed liquor during the incident.

Apparently, Chikky mentioned that he visited Salman Khan's house six hours after the accident, at around 9.30 am when he learned about it from the guards at his building. When he met Salman Khan, knowing the bond that they share, he hugged to pacify the nervous actor and also told the court that the superstar did not smell of alcohol during that time. Further adding that the Land Cruiser did not belong to Salman Khan, Chikky explained that the car belonged to Abdul Rehman Husain. Salman had helped him to clear the import duties
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Swetha Menon met Chandy, told him about Kollam incident

Swetha Menon met Chandy, told him about Kollam incident
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 10: Actress Swetha Menon Sunday said she met Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and informed him about the Kollam incident earlier this month when a COngress MP allegedly groped her.

"I had said last week that I will meet the chief minister and I have kept my word. Yesterday (Saturday), I met him and told him what had happened to me at the function," Swetha told reporters here at a function.

Last week she alleged that Congress MP Peethamabara Kurup groped her at a boat race function in Kollam. On Nov 2, she showed the "visuals" from TV channels, where the lawmaker was shown getting.
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Didn't succumb to any pressure: Swetha Menon

Didn't succumb to any pressure: Swetha Menon
Mumbai, Nov 7 (Ian) Malayalam actress Swetha Menon, who had accused senior Congress MP Peethamabara Kurup for allegedly groping her at a public function in Kollam, Kerala, says she was not pressurised to withdraw her complaint. She also claims that it wasn't a publicity stunt.

"No, it was on humanitarian grounds that I withdrew my case. I didn't succumb to any pressure. I gave dignity to his age by withdrawing the complaint," she said.

"It was never my intention to create any controversy. I only wanted what had happened to me to come out in the public domain," added the actress who had allowed her child's delivery to be.
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Swetha Menon withdraws complaint, controversy blows over

Swetha Menon withdraws complaint, controversy blows over
Kochi, Nov 3: After two days of standing her ground, popular Malayalam film actress Swetha Menon has withdrawn her complaint against Congress MP Peethamabara Kurup for allegedly groping her.

In an email to the media late Sunday evening, she said she was not interested in pursuing her complaint and was not going ahead with any legal steps, in the wake of repeated apologies by Kurup, which has been accepted.

The email states she took this step after consulting her guru, father, husband and not under any pressure.

In the email, she thanked all the support that was extended to her from the media and others.

Reacting.
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Youth Congress workers burn effigy of Swetha Menon

Youth Congress workers burn effigy of Swetha Menon
Kollam (Kerala), Nov 3: Angry Youth Congress workers in Kollam district of Kerala burnt an effigy of Malayalam actress Swetha Menon after reports that police here had registered a case against MP Peethamabara Kurup for allegedly groping her.

Shouting slogans against the actress, party activists walked through the main road in Kollam and warned that they would continue their protests against her.

"She is one lady who, in a Malayalam film ("Kallimannu"), allowed scenes of the delivery (of a baby) to be shot," said a Youth Congress leader while addressing the activists.

"Yes, the police have registered a case, and that.
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Party defends Kurup in Swetha Menon case

Party defends Kurup in Swetha Menon case
Kochi, Nov 3: The Kollam District Congress Committee Sunday came out in support of party parliamentarian Peethamabara Kurup who is accused by Malayalam actress Swetha Menon of groping her at a crowded public event.

Swetha alleged that the lawmaker tried to grope her during a boat race Friday in Kollam where she was one of the guests of honour. On Saturday she showed the "visuals" on the TV channels where the lawmaker is shown getting close to her during the boat race.

A team of four police officials from Kollam visited Swetha Sunday at her flat here and took her statement on the sequence of events.

After.
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Kerala lawmaker faces flak over boat race visuals

Kerala lawmaker faces flak over boat race visuals
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 2: Popular Malayalam film actress Swetha Menon Saturday said let "visuals speak" after TV channels showed a lawmaker trying to cosy up to her during a boat race. The parliamentarian has denied the charge.

Menon stopped short of naming the politician.

"I have not denied the incident. Your visuals in the news itself clearly show what happened and I am sure it has happened.

"Let the visuals speak...I could have reacted instantly but since I am not interested in creating news, I did not," said Menon while answering a reporter's question whether the politician was Kollam Lok Sabha member and.
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Bollywood touch turns Bahrain music show into major draw

Bollywood touch turns Bahrain music show into major draw
Dubai, May 4: A musical extravaganza featuring Bollywood personalities in Bahrain drew hundreds of people.

Batelco Mega Fair 2013 was hosted Friday by St Mary's Orthodox Syrian Church at the Indian School in Manama, Bahrain's capital, the Gulf Daily News reported Saturday.

Bollywood singer Benny Dayal and Indian playback singer Swetha Menon performed live.

Actors Ramesh Pisharadi, Sajan Palluruthi, Saju Kodiyan, Pramod Mala and Devi Chandana also appeared on stage.

People also indulged in various games and activities and took part in a raffle draw that offered a car and nine other prizes.

The event was held.
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Bjp women's wing up in arms against Swetha Menon, Blessy

Bjp women's wing up in arms against Swetha Menon, Blessy
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 26: Mahila Morcha, the women's wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party (Bjp), alleges that actress Shwetha Menon and director Blessy are "exploiting motherhood for commercial purposes" by incorporating the actress's delivery in "Kalimannu".

On Sep 27, Shwetha delivered a baby girl at Nanavati Hospital in Mumbai and Blessy captured her delivery and has incorporated it in his forthcoming release "Kalimannu". At the time of the delivery Swetha's husband Sreevalsan Menon was also present.

"We have already asked the state government to see that permission is not granted (to show the scene) because a bad precedent.
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Swetha's daughter hogs limelight at State Film awards

Swetha's daughter hogs limelight at State Film awards
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 6: Actress Swetha Menon's 40-day-old daughter Sabaina was the cynosure of all eyes at the State Film Awards held here.

Swetha, who recieved best actress award for her performance in film "Salt and Pepper", came to collect the honour along with Sabaina, and it was the little angel who caught all the attention. The award was given by Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy at the ceremony Monday.

The best actor award went to Dileep for his performance in "Vellari Pravinte Changathy", while the best.
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