South weekly round-up: Suriya to foray into web with Mani Ratnam’s ‘Navrasa’, Vijay Sethupathi backs out of Allu Arjun’s ‘Pushpa’


The week gone by was one of the most exciting in the Southern entertainment industry after a lull brought on by coronavirus outbreak and lockdown. The southern superstars dominated the media news with their personal and professional life. Here’s a round-up of all the important things that transpired down South over the past week.

Suriya to foray into digital platform with Mani Ratnam

Suriya is all set to make his debut on the digital platform with Mani Ratnam produced web series. The series titled by Navrasa will comprise of nine episodes directed by several directors and Suriya will feature in one of them.

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Vijay Sethupathi no longer a part of Allu Arjun-Rashmika Mandanna’s Pushpa

Fans were excited for Vijay Sethupathi’s Tollywood debut in Allu Arjun’s and Rashmika Mandanna’s Pushpa but to no avail as the actor has opted out of the project citing date issues. He was all set to play the main antagonist in the film. However, he confirmed the news and said that he personally conveyed the message to Sukumar.

Covid-19 takes Dhruva Sarja and wife Prerana under its impact

Kannada actor and Chiranjeevi Sarja’s brother, Dhruva Sarja and his wife tested positive for COVID-19 and were hospitalised. The actor shared the news on Twitter and wrote, “My wife and I have both been tested positive for COVID-19 with mild symptoms and hence chosen to get ourselves hospitalised. I’m sure we’ll be back all fine! All those who were in close proximity with us please get yourselves tested and remain safe. ."

Legal trouble looming over Thalapathy Vijay and Rajinikanth because of Meera Mitun

Bigg Boss Tamil contestant, model and actress Meera Mitun has targeted Trisha Krishnan, Kamal Haasan and other Kollywood actors and celebs. Now she has added that Thalaivar Rajinikanth and Thalapathy Vijay have defamed her and hence she will be taking legal action against them. She had recently said that since Kollywood ignored her she is in Hollywood now.

(Source: Twitter)