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now on silver screen
The 10th cinematic venture of director Ananda
Wickremesinghe, ‘Hadawata Malyayai’ is now on the silver
screen at the CEL circuit cinemas. The landmark film for the
director which takes a different turn compared to his
previous works will be unique as the plot does not involve
an antagonist. This is a clear contrast compared to the
director’s previous works which were mostly action packed
Wickremesinghe who made main stream action films like
Dinuma, Satana and Danaya this time has taken up a light
romance staring Chaturika Pieris and Channa Perera. The film
relates the romantic tale of two friends who realise the
special love that they share for each other. The director
who refuses to share more details about the story, promises
that it would be a refreshing experience.
When asked why he decided to drift away from his usual style
Wickremesinghe said that after seeing the violence that took
place in the country he thought that the people in Sri Lanka
had had enough to do with violence and chaos to last for
Apart from the lead star pair the film boasts of an
ensemble star cast with Sanath Gunatilake, Tennyson Cooray,
Mahinda Pathirage, Rajeeva Nanayakkara and Thanushi
Warnasooriya, heading the list.
The film was also written by Ananda Wickremesinghe and
produced by Thilak Kodikara. The cinematography was handled
by M.A. Gafoor and edited by M.A Thaliwan. The music in the
film was composed by Ranga Dasanayake with beautiful vocals
by Sanka Dineth, Jayani Maleesha and Manjula Nuwanthi. The
songs were written by Saman Chandranath Weerasinghe.
event of the year
Season 3- Sirasa Super
It is one of the star studded events of the year.
After a satisfactory conclusion of ‘Season 1’ and ‘Season
2’, the stage is now set for the most awaited ‘Sirasa Super
Star – Season 3’ to be on stage.
Being one of the glamorous events of the year scheduled
in the calendar, ‘Sirasa Super Star – Season 3’ will be
staged on May 8 at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium.
Addressing the gathering at a recently held media briefing
held at Cinnamon Lakeside group director of Maharaja
Television and Maharaja Broadcasting Corporation (MTV/MBC),
Nedra Weerasinghe stated that ‘Sirasa Super Star’ is one of
the most popular reality programmes among many other similar
“I would like to request all our viewers as well as
‘Sirasa Super Star’ fans to be a great strength to the
Capital Maharaja, MTV/MBC network in all our endeavours in
the future as well,” said Weerasinghe.
Addressing the same gathering channel head, Sirasa FM, S.M.
Marikkar stated that there was a new boost among Sirasa TV
and Sirasa FM viewers and listeners when they first launched
‘Sirasa Super Star – Season 1’.
“We were able to make a clear difference when it came to
‘Season 2’ and now it is the ‘Season 3’ which we are looking
a head to conduct it in a grand scale,” he added.
He further stated that in future they are hoping to produce
one album each for the last 12 participants under a similar
procedure as what they did in Season 2.
“There is a bit of a delay in producing these albums at the
moment because we have to put out something which has a high
quality in music and something which is rich in creativity,”
Commenting at the same media briefing, channel head, Sirasa
TV, Susara Dinal stated that the usual short message service
(SMS) and tele voting system will be changed from the
boundary round until the final round of the ‘Season 3’.
“The viewers and the listeners will be able to vote from
Saturday 9.00 p.m. to Sunday 9.00 a.m. We have limited the
time of voting from 36 hours up to 12 hours,” said Dinal.
He further stated that the last 12 participants of the
‘Season 3’ are extremely talented and they have their
talents in different fields.
“We do not want to publicise the SMS voting received by the
participants because the enthusiasm of this contest depends
upon the voting which is received by each participant. But I
want to make it clear that the voting which is being
received by each participant is calculated by the internal
audit unit of our company as well as being calculated by an
external auditing company,” he added.
According to Dinal, Ajith, Malith, Shihan, Amila are former
participants of the ‘Season 1’ who came into the scene as
stable artistes later on.
“Even when we consider ‘Season 2’, participants such as
Pradeep Rangana, Gayani Madhusha, Sankha Dineth, Surendra
Perera and Amila Nadeeshani are well established artistes at
the moment in the field of music,” said Marikkar.
“We have also helped a lot of former participants who took
part in ‘Season 1’ and ‘Season 2’ by giving them financial
assistance as well as job opportunities, educational
assistance and foreign tours,” added Dinal.
Pic by Pushpakumara
Arshad Warsi in new comedy film
Arshad Warsi, who has just given a critically acclaimed
performance in his latest film Ishqiya, is very happy with
the way his career is developing.
“I think today, everyone knows me by my films. They love me,
my characters. So, I have no regrets about doing multi-starrer
films at all,” says Arshad.
Sources close to Arshad inform that he has signed a new
film. “Arshad has lots of offers. Recently, he signed for an
action comedy called Akkad. The rest of the star cast is yet
not finalised, so Arshad has not told us who the director
is,” the source said, “But he was saying that the script
attracted him, and if everything worked out properly, it
would make for quite a good film.”
Bhavana speaks on
We feel so happy when a film celebrity gets married and
of course, when a heroine finds a perfect match, it is a big
sensation for the young lads if she happens to be their
dream girl. But when, the same actresses divorce their
spouses, it literally puts down the image of every actress
In the recent times, some of the media channels scrupulously
published rumours about a certain married actress lacking
interest in family life. It has precisely resulted in
complete disorder amongst the family members.
But look how Bhavana feels when she reads some articles
about an actress divorcing?
Kangana to open
Kangana Ranaut’s film Kites has been delayed long, but is
being released in April. But, sadly, she does not know how
important a role she has in it. “I do not know what the
thing is with Kites now... but it is releasing this April, I
heard,” says Kangana.
She says she has already moved on to her next film and is
concentrating on No Problem.
Kites stars Hrithik Roshan and Barbara Mori and is being
produced by Rakesh Roshan.
Kangana has high ambition for her work, and it is not just
obsessed by money and fame. “I believe one should always do
good work, which can help others. Before I die, I want to
make an ashram in my hometown Manali, where everyone, from
kids to older people, can stay in peace. Here, they will
study, work, worship God and help others. But it will be an
ashram, which will have a lot of meditation camps and yoga.”