The face-off over Rajinikanth biopic has taken a turn for the worse. To counter the film being made on the South superstar by producer Atul Agnihotri without their consent, Rajini's family is now planning to go ahead with their own biopic on the actor.
In fact, Rajini's daughter Soundarya has been urgently trying to reach Atul to no avail. "I've tried to contact Atul Agnihotri, but I haven't got any response.
We have not authorised anyone to do a biopic on my father. We reserve our rights on this matter," she says, adding that she is still open to discussing the matter with the producer.
Interestingly, in a recent interview Atul reportedly said, "There is a huge responsibility involved in making a film on Rajinikanth. We need his approval and contribution.
Making a film on him will be an enriching experience for us."
His apparent reluctance to resolve the matter with the family, therefore, is surprising. When contacted, both Atul as well as the film's director Lloyd Baptista were unavailable for comment.
After striking gold with 'Bodyguard', starring brother in law Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor, actor turned producer Agnihotri will now work on the biopic.
The idea to make a Rajinikanth biopic came from Agnihotri's friend, ad filmmaker Lloyd Ba Pista, who will direct the film.
In partnership with Bharti Airtel RIM launches BlackBerry Curve smartphone priced at Rs 19,990.
Research In Motion has finally revealed the most anticipated the next generation BlackBerry Curve smartphone priced at Rs. 19,990 in India today.
"The BlackBerry Curve series has been extremely popular in India and we are excited to launch the all new BlackBerry Curve 9360. This next generation BlackBerry Curve features a stunning new design along with a significant performance upgrade and an unmatched mobile social experience. It provides an ideal upgrade path for our existing Curve customers as well as the millions of feature phone users in the Indian market.” said Frenny Bawa, managing director, India at RIM.
The phone is quite stylish and designed with a comfortable and easy keyboard for fast, accurate typing and an intuitive optical trackpad for easy one-handed use.
The phone also aprons GPS and Wi-Fi support, as well as a 5 mega pixel camera with flash and video recording so that memories can be captured and instantly shared on social networks. Also the microSD/SDHC slot supports up to 32 GB memory cards for additional media storage.
To support the new BlackBerry 7 operating system, the new BlackBerry Curve 9360 smartphone features an upgraded processor, display and memory.It also comes with built-in support for NFC (Near Field Communications).
Also, in another development, RIM has partnered with Bharti Airtel to introduce the phone in India.
Now Airtel’s postpaid customers in India can avail special offers upon purchasing the BlackBerry Curve 9360 smartphone. As part of this offer, first time users of BlackBerry services can sign up for an exciting trial offer from Airtel that promises the Rs.299 BlackBerry plan free for a period of 2 months as well as special prices for local calls at 20p and 5p SMS to any one BlackBerry customer of choice for 1 year.
"We are confident these offers will deliver a compelling proposition for our high value customers looking to leverage their mobile devices for everything from exchanging messages, checking their emails, catching the latest in entertainment or staying connected with friends and family on social networks,” said N Rajaram, chief marketing officer, consumer business, Bharti Airtel.