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Naga Chaitanya, Raashii Khanna’s ‘Thank You’ To Release On July 8

Akkineni Naga Chaitanya will be seen as a hockey player in his much-hyped upcoming movie ‘Thank You’. The film directed by Vikram K Kumar and produced by Dil Raju under the banner of Sri Venkateswara Creations will have a worldwide release on July 8.

The makers of ‘Thank You’ too to social media and announced the release date. They wrote, ”The date is set! Get ready to experience the magic of @chay_akkineni’s, #ThankYouTheMovie on July 8th, 2022 in theatres.#ThankYouOnJuly8th.”

Naga Chaitanya will be seen in a role for which he had undergone a body transformation as well. Despite Chaitanya’s role as a hockey player, the film is not a sports drama but has a different storyline, which is expected to enthral the audience. Raashii Khanna and Avika Gor are playing the lead ladies in the movie. The duo- Naga Chaitanya and Vikram Kumar had previously worked together in ‘Manam’, which also featured Naga Chaitanya’s dad Nagarjuna, and granddad Akkineni Nageswara Rao.

‘Thank You’ also stars Malavika Nair and Sai Sushanth Reddy in significant roles. The shooting of Thank You was wrapped up some time ago and the film is in post-production. The technical crew of this film will comprise S Thaman for music and PC Sreeram for cinematography. While Thank You is gearing up for release, Naga Chaitanya will soon start working on his upcoming film.

Gopichand & Raashii Khanna’s ‘Pakka Commercial’ To Release On July 1

Gopichand and Raashii Khanna-starrer Pakka Commercial has finally sealed a new theatrical release date. The film’s release got postponed multiple times due to the pandemic and the makers have come up with a new release plan now. The Maruthi-directorial is touted to be a commercial potboiler and it is produced by UV Creations and GA2 Pictures.

Pakka Commercial is a Telugu action drama featuring Gopichand and Raashii Khanna in the lead roles. We have exclusively learnt that the Maruthi-directorial will release in theatres on July 1. As confirmed by well-placed sources, the makers have locked July 1 as the release date for the film and an official announcement on the same will be out shortly.

Pakka Commercial has been in the making for a long time now and the film finally looks set to see daylight as it gears up for release on July 1.

Pakka Commercial, as the title suggests, is touted to be a proper commercial entertainer. The film is directed by Maruthi and produced by UV Creations and GA2 Pictures. The film stars veteran actor Sathyaraj in an important role. With over a month to go for the film’s release, the makers are expected to ramp up the promotional campaign.

The theatrical trailer of Pakka Commercial is expected to be unveiled in the last week of May. Also, a few more songs from the film’s album will be out in the next few days.

Boney Kapoor Reacts To Mahesh Babu’s Statement ‘Bollywood Can’t Afford Me’

Seems like Bollywood filmmakers have taken Mahesh’s Bollywood statement’s seriously, just 24 hrs back Bollywood filmmaker Mukesh Bhatt reacted to Mahesh’s statement, and now another senior Bollywood producer Boney Kapoor has reportedly reacted to Mahesh Babu’s statements on Bollywood that attracted a lot of backfires.

Boney Kapoor reportedly said that everyone is entitled to say whatever they feel, but he can’t comment on one particular industry because he belongs to both sides, Bollywood and South. He has to remember that he has done films in both Tamil and Telugu and will also do films in Malayalam and Kannada soon. Therefore, he may not be the right person to comment on this.
Also, he admitted that Mahesh has the right to say whatever he feels as he might feel that the Hindi film industry may not be able to afford him and he may have his reasons for saying this. Boney reportedly said that he’ll be the last person to comment on this and If Mahesh feels that way, it is good for him.
Boney Kapoor started his career with a South remake. ‘Hum Paanch’ was a remake of the Kannada/Telugu film ‘Paduvaaralli Pandavaru’, then he made ‘Woh Saath Din’ with Anil Kapoor, which is again a south remake of the 1981 Tamil film ‘Andha 7 Naatkal’.

Mahesh Babu On ‘Sarkaru Vaari Paata’: ‘My Fans Are Going To Have A Blast This Summer’

New Delhi [India]: South star Mahesh Babu, who is awaiting the release of his upcoming film ‘Sarkaru Vaari Pata,’ took part in the viral #Whatshappening Twitter trend on Tuesday for the movie’s promotion.

In the Twitter video, Mahesh, dressed in comfy attire, was seen answering some light-hearted questions which included “Describe Sarkaru Vaari Paata in a Tweet?” Answering this, the actor said, “I think my fans are going to have a blast this summer.”

He was also asked “who he would like to follow on the platform,” to which Mahesh replied that he would want to see his wife Namrata Shirodkar on Twitter, so he could follow her.

‘Sarkaaru Vaari Paata’ has been directed by Parasuram Petla. It has been jointly produced by Naveen Yerneni, Y. Ravi Shankar, Ram Achanta and Gopichand Achanta under Mythri Movie Makers, GMB Entertainment and 14 Reels Plus banners.

The film is slated for a summer release this Thursday. (ANI)

Kota Srinivas Rao Accuses Chiranjeevi Of Making Large Promises For The Sake Of Publicity

Veteran Telugu actor Kota Srinivas Rao took a jibe at Megastar Chiranjeevi and accused him of making large promises for the sake of publicity. At an event organised by the Telugu Film Industry Employees Federation recently, Chiranjeevi had announced that he will build a hospital for film workers. Kota Srinivas Rao, however, said that the Megastar must look to provide employment to struggling workers rather than make tall promises.

Speaking in an interview with a YouTube channel, Rao said, “Chiranjeevi is talking about building a hospital when people are struggling to afford three meals a day. It’s important to provide employment to film workers and show them the way rather than talk about hospitals, which is totally unnecessary. If they have enough money, they can go to any private hospital. The focus should be on improving the overall wellbeing of the workers,” Kota Srinivas Rao added.

Andhra Pradesh Government Increases Ticket Prices For ‘Sarkaru Vaari Paata’

According to the latest update, the Andhra Pradesh government has increased the existing ticket prices for Mahesh Babu’s ‘Sarkaru Vaari Paata’ by Rs 45 for a 10-day period under the ‘Super High Budget Film Category’. Movie ticket prices in Andhra Pradesh have long been a source of contention.

The state government has announced that prices will be raised/lowered in accordance with the budget in the most recent amendments to the Cinematography Acts in Andhra Pradesh.

In the same vein, the government granted permission for the makers of ‘Sarkaru Vaari Paata’ to add Rs 45 to the original prices set by them.

‘Sarkaru Vaari Paata’, starring Mahesh Babu and Keerthy Suresh, has received $188,564 in pre-sales from 648 shows and 223 locations in the US already. Slated for release on May 12, the movie is directed by Parasuram Petla.

The makers of the SVP are organizing a Pre-release event today in Hyderabad at the Police Grounds, Yousufguda check-post, Hyderabad, Telangana. The even will reportedly begin sharp 6 PM and the makers have chosen an open groud so that huge crowd can be gatherd to enjoy the live action of the event.

 

Ram Charan Resumes Shooting For Shankar’s’ RC 15′ In Vizag

Ram Charan desperately wants to go on a holiday with his wife, Upasana Kamineni. But, their vacay has to wait as he has resumed the shooting of director Shankar’s RC 15 in Visakhapatnam. He took to Instagram to share throwback pictures and videos from one of his foreign trips. Earlier this year, the two went to Finland along with their friends ahead of the release of RRR.

Ram Charan was last seen in director Koratala Siva’s Acharya. In the film, he shared screen space with his dad Megastar Chiranjeevi. However, Acharya turned out to be a damp squib at the box office and is struggling to make money in theatres.

On May 6, Ram Charan took to Instagram to share throwback photos and videos from one of his foreign trips. In the caption, he tagged his wife, Upasana Kamineni, and said that their holiday has to wait. He has resumed the shooting of his upcoming film, RC 15, directed by Shankar.

Sharing the photos, Charan wrote, “@upasanakaminenikonidela holiday on my mind too !! But has to waitttttttt As #RC15 Vizag rolling!! (sic).”

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Ram Charan’s RC 15 is tipped to be a political thriller. The film’s shooting has been progressing at a brisk pace across the country. The film features Ram Charan, Kiara Advani, Anjali, Jayaram, Naveen Chandra and Sunil in important roles. Cinematographer Tirru and composer SS Thaman form the technical crew.

Samantha Ruth Prabhu Shares First Glimpse Of Her Upcoming Film ‘Yashoda’

Samantha is all set for the release of her upcoming film, Yashoda. The first glimpse of Yashoda was unveiled today, May 5. In the teaser, we can see Samantha waking up from sleep. She is shocked to see that everything around her has changed. The film promises to be a spooky tale. Yashoda is a supernatural thriller helmed by director duo, Hari and Harish.

Samantha will be seen next in Yashoda, which will release in multiple languages. This will mark Samantha’s first pan-India release. The film is being produced by Sivalenka Krishna Prasad and will release on August 12.

On May 5, Samantha took to social media to share the YouTube links to Yashoda in different languages. Taking to Twitter, she wrote, “Very excited to present to you the first glimpse of our film #Yashoda (sic).”

In Yashoda teaser, Yashoda wakes up from sleep and finds that the environment around her is changed, including her dress and watch. She then sees a pigeon and tries to catch it.

Yashoda features Samantha, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Unni Mukundan, Rao Ramesh, Murali Sharma and Sampath Raj in key roles.

Sharing an update about the shooting, Sivalenka Krishna Prasad said, “We shot the climax part in Kodaikanal back in April under the supervision of Fight Master Venkat. We’ve wrapped up 80 per cent of the shoot already and pacing up the last schedule in Hyderabad. Shoot will be wrapped up in June 1st week. Special effects also play major role in this film. Our director duo Hari-Harish’s work is impressive. We are planning to release it in Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam simultaneously on August 12.”

Music director Mani Sharma, cinematographer M Sukumar and editor Marthand K Venkatesh are part of the technical crew.

Nora Fatehi Joins Pawan Kalyan’s ‘Hari Hara Veera Mallu’

In an interesting turn of events, Jacqueline Fernandez, who was confirmed to share the screen space with Pawan Kalyan in Hari Hara Veera Mallu is no longer a part of the project. Now, Bollywood actress Nora Fatehi is onboard to play the role that was initially designed for Jacqueline. Nora is expected to join the sets in the forthcoming shooting schedule.

Nora Fatehi will be seen as Roshanara Begum, the third sister of Shahjahan in Hari Hara Veera Mallu, which is helmed by Krish Jagarlamudi. There is no concrete update on why Jacqueline had walked out of the project. But what is for certain is that Nora Fatehi has bagged Jacqueline’s role and she will join the sets right from the upcoming schedule.

Pawan Kalyan’s fans are intrigued by the idea of watching Pawan Kalyan and Nora share the screen. That said, Nora is no stranger to the Telugu audience. She was seen in Manohari song in Prabhas’s Baahubali, and was also seen in a dance number in Jr NTR’s Temper.

Hari Hara Veera Mallu is mounted on a lavish scale and it is the costliest project in Pawan Kalyan’s career. The film will also have a pan-India release. Krish is helming the project while AM Ratnam is producing it. RRR composer, MM Keeravani, is scoring the music for the Pawan Kalyan-starrer. It has Nidhii Agerwal as the female lead.

Chiranjeevi Remembers ‘Humiliating’ Award Ceremony In Delhi Amid Hindi Row: Video

New Delhi [India]): Telugu superstar Chiranjeevi felt heartbroken at an award ceremony as he recalled a miserable and humiliating incident when the South film fraternity was sidelined and only Hindi cinema was projected as Indian cinema.

In a viral video trending on social media, the star was seen emotional, delivering a speech at an award function, recounting his trip to Delhi to receive a national award for ‘Rudraveena’ (1988), feeling proud breaking language barriers and overcoming discrimination by crediting films such as ‘Baahubali’, ‘Baahubali 2’ and ‘RRR’. “In 1988, I made a movie called Rudraveena with Naga Babu. It recieved the Nargis Dutt Award For Best Feature Film On National Integration. We went to Delhi to receive the award,” he said in Telugu.

He added that the awards ceremony was in the evening and it was preceded by high tea in the hall.

“The walls around us were decorated with posters showcasing the grandeur of Indian cinema. There were some brief notes. There were photos of Prithiviraj Kapoor, Raj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar, Dev Anand, Amitabh Bachchan, Rajesh Khanna, Dharmendra and so on. They showed their pictures, they described them beautifully. They praised various directors and heroines.”

“And we thought they would also talk about South Indian cinema in such great detail. But they just showed a still image of MGR (M G Ramachandran) and Jayalalithaa dancing. They described it as South Indian cinema. And Prem Nazir, who played a hero in a record number of films in the history of Indian cinema, they showed his picture and that was it,” the actor said, eyes filled with tears.

The ‘Khaidi No. 150’ star then mentioned the names of other renowned actors from the industry such as Dr Rajkumar, Vishnuvardhan, N T Rama Rao, A Nageswara Rao and Sivaji Ganesan who did not get any mention at the event. “They were demigods to us. And there were no pictures of them. For me, it was humiliating. I felt very sad. They projected only Hindi cinema as Indian cinema. And they dismissed other industries as regional language cinema. They didn’t even bother to acknowledge its contribution,” he said.

The actor continued his speech by praising movies like ‘Baahubali’, ‘Baahubali 2’, and ‘RRR’, directed by SS Rajamouli, which received massive pan-India success and brought pride to Telugu cinema. “After so many years, today I feel so proud, I can thump my chest. Our industry proved that we are no longer a regional cinema. Telugu cinema has removed these barriers and becomes part of Indian cinema. Everyone is amazed at our success. We have overcome the discrimination. Thanks to ‘Baahubali’, ‘Baahubali 2’ and ‘RRR’,” he expressed.

Chiranjeevi’s inspiring speech came a few days after the heated argument between Hindi actor Ajay Devgn and Kannada actor Sudeep Sanjebe.

Sudeep pointed out that Hindi is not our national language, but Devgn questioned why South Indian language films are dubbed into Hindi.

The controversy ignited discussions on social media with politicians joining “I argued as a BJP mouthpiece,” said Davegan, who is reportedly part of the Karnataka leader.

Meanwhile, on the work front, Chiranjeevi’s upcoming movie includes a venture directed by Bobby in which he plays a cop and also will be joining hands with director Meher Ramesh for the film ‘Bholaa Shankar’. (ANI)

Prabhas Is Back On The Sets Of Nag Ashwin’s ‘Project K’

Prabhas took a brief break from movies after Radhe Shyam’s release. The macho hero has returned to action now as he is back on the sets of Nag Ashwin’s Project K. He resumed shooting for the film at a specially erected set in Hyderabad on May 2. Project K is a mega-budget sci-fi thriller featuring Bollywood stars Amitabh Bachchan and Deepika Padukone in other central roles.

Project K is one of the costliest projects in Telugu cinema. The Nag Ashwin-directorial has Prabhas essaying a peculiar role and the stakes are exceptionally high because of the star-studded cast.

Prabhas’s fans were worried that he hadn’t been shooting for any of his films for the past couple of months. Now, they can breathe a sigh of relief as the macho hero is back in action again. The shooting of Project K is progressing at a brisk pace in Hyderabad.

Deepika Padukone has been shooting for Project K since April. Now, Prabhas has joined the team in Hyderabad.

Prabhas has lined up a few more projects that are in various stages of production. He will also be resuming Salaar, which is helmed by KGF 2 fame Prashanth Neel. He will be seen next in Adipurush, which is announced for theatrical release on January 12, 2023.

Adivi Sesh’s ‘HIT The 2nd Case’ To Release On July 29

After Major, Adivi Sesh is all set to enthrall us with another film titled HIT: The Second Case. The suspense thriller is directed by Sailesh Kolanu and jointly produced by Prashanti Tipirneni and Nani. According to the latest poster, HIT: The Second Case will release in theatres on July 29. Adivi Sesh and Nani promised that the sequel would be sharper than ever.

HIT: The First Case featuring Viswak Sen and Ruhani Sharma turned out to be a pleasant surprise. Now, the film is being remade in Hindi with Rajkummar Rao reprising Viswak Sen’s role.

Meanwhile, HIT: The Second Case is all set to release on July 29. Announcing the release date with a special poster, Adivi Sesh wrote, “Something DANGEROUS about to unfold in the HIT universe! Get ready for spine chilling suspense on the 29th of July. #HIT2OnJuly29 #Hit2 (sic).”

HIT: THE First Case was a thriller in which Viswak Sen played the role of a police officer. In the second part, Adivi Sesh plays the lead role of Dev and he will be solving a murder case. The film also features Meenakshii Chaudhary, Rao Ramesh, Bhanu Chander, Posani Murali Krishna and Tanikella Bharani in supporting roles.

Cinematographer S Manikandan, editor Garry BH and composer John Steward Eduri are part of the technical crew.

Allu Arjun Doubles His Fee For ‘Pushpa: The Rule’

After delivering the magnificent hit in the form of ‘Pushpa: The Rise’, stylish star Allu Arjun is now waiting to start the shooting of its sequel, ‘Pushpa: The Rule’. Directed by Sukumar, the film will go on the floors anytime soon.

The actor has garnered the attention of the pan-Indian audiences with his exceptional performance as red sander smuggler Pushpa Raj in the blockbuster film ‘Pushpa: The Rise.’

Well, the actor has made headlines, but for a buzz related to the upcoming film. If reports are anything to go by, Allu Arjun has doubled his salary for the upcoming project. He demanded a hefty remuneration for ‘Pushpa: The Rule’. The makers were shocked to hear the actor’s mind-boggling remuneration demand. Reportedly, he quoted Rs 100 crore for the role. For ‘Pushpa: The Rise’, he reportedly charged Rs 50 crore. Though no information has been revealed regarding the role or the film, the buzz has surely surprised many.
If the reports are to be believed, Allu Arjun will now emerge as the highest-paid actor in Telugu cinema, with the release of ‘Pushpa: The Rule’. Even though none of these reports are officially confirmed yet, the actor, who has established himself as the first pan-Indian star in the contemporary Telugu Cinema, unarguably deserves this massive paycheque.

‘Pushpa: The Rule’ is unarguably one of the most anticipated movies of the year. The movie, which is directed by Sukumar, will be released in five languages including Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, and Hindi.

Chiranjeevi, Ram Charan’s ‘Acharya’ To Arrive On Amazon Prime Video

Acharya, starring Chiranjeevi and Ram Charan in central roles, has sealed its OTT streaming partner. The film hit the silver screens across the globe today, April 29, and an official announcement regarding the OTT release date is expected to be made in the next few weeks. The Koratala Siva-directorial is a special film for Mega family fans as it marks the collaboration of father-son duo Chiranjeevi and Ram Charan.

The post theatrical digital streaming rights of Acharya are acquired by Amazon Prime Video. The Chiranjeevi and Ram Charan-starrer might be made available for streaming on Amazon Prime at least three weeks post its theatrical release. Reports suggest that the film will arrive on Amazon Prime Video in the month of May.

Acharya will be Amazon Prime Video’s next big-league outing in 2022 in the Telugu OTT space after Prabhas and Pooja Hegde starrer-Radhe Shyam. An official communication pertaining to the OTT release date of Acharya is likely to be made in due course.

Acharya is an action drama with Chiranjeevi, Ram Charan, Sonu Sood, Pooja Hegde, and others essaying the pivotal roles. The film is helmed by Koratala Siva. Mani Sharma composed the soundtrack. The film is jointly produced by Konidela Productions and Matinee Entertainments.

Samantha Ruth Prabhu Turns 35: Celebs Extends Sweet Birthday Wishes

It is South beauty Samantha’s birthday and social media is flooded with sweet wishes for her. The actress turns 35-year-old today, April 28. Samantha, who began her journey with Ye Maaya Chesave in 2010, is now one of the highest-paid and popular actors in the industry. On the occasion of her birthday, several celebs have poured wishes and love for the actress.

Several celebs have wished Samantha on her birthday. Kajal Aggarwal wished the best year and birthday to Samantha in a beautiful post for her. She took to her Instagram stories to share a picture of Samantha and wrote, “Happiest birthday Sam! Stay blessed and have the best year yet! Lots of love (sic).”

Sai Dharam Tej called himself an ardent fan of Samantha in his birthday wish for her.

Film producer BA Raju tweeted, “Birthday Wishes to Amazing Actress, Star Heroine #Samantha @Samanthaprabhu2 #HBDSamantha (sic).”

Samantha is waiting for the release of director Gunasekar’s Shaakuntalam and director Vignesh Shivan’s Kaathuvaakula Rendu Kaadhal. She also has two Tamil-Telugu bilinguals with Shantharuban and director duo Hari and Harish.

‘Pushpa: The Rise’ Director Altering The Film Script Post ‘K.G.F: Chapter 2’ Success

‘Pushpa’ started the trend of successful Pan-India films in the post-pandemic era of the entertainment industry and to keep up the level with its sequel which will hit the screens soon, the makers are trying their best and are not leaving any stone unturned to make the best of ‘Pushpa’ 2. As per a few reports, `Pushpa: The Rise Director Sukumar has stopped the shoot of its sequel ‘Pushpa: The rule’ to make some changes and is rescheduling the entire shoot post the success of the recent Kannada film ‘KGF: Chapter 2’.

Reportedly, the writer is now exercising to make sure his upcoming sequel looks more grandeur than ‘KGF’ that stars Allu Arjun, Fahadh Faasil and Rashmika Mandanna. It is known that ‘Pushpa: The Rise’ has been surprisingly successful at the box office. Now, since ‘KGF: Chapter 2’ has broken all the existing records of ‘Pushpa’ and even a couple of Rajamouli film records, the director and the makers are in plans to enhance and make the film look big visually.

The makers are also reportedly planning for bigger action sequences in the new draft of ‘Pushpa: The Rule’ and they are also reportedly changing some of its cast.

Therefore, the ‘Pushpa: The Rule’ which reportedly looked similar to ‘KGF: Chapter 2’ will have a new star cast now, except for the lead roles. The new cast includes Prakash Raj, Jagapathi Babu, Harish Uthaman, and Vennela Kishore in the supporting roles.
However, Fahadh Faasil and Anasuya will continue with their full-length roles in the film. If everything goes as planned, the film will release on ‘Dasara 2022’.

Ram Charan Reveals About His Multi-Starrer With Pawan Kalyan

Ram Charan has revealed that he will be co-starring in a film with his uncle Pawan Kalyan.

In addition, the ‘RRR’ actor stated, “We have already discussed it, and we will definitely do it.” He also said he will produce the multi-starrer film.

While Ram Charan will share the screen with his father, legendary megastar Chiranjeevi in ‘Acharya,’ he is being questioned about a role alongside his uncle, and popular Telugu actor Pawan Kalyan.

The ‘Magadheera’ actor, who is in one of the best phases in his career, has revealed that he has been working on a few projects that he will soon wrap up, after which he is willing to plan a film with Pawan Kalyan. No tentative date or year has been revealed regarding the possible collaboration of the uncle-nephew duo yet.

‘Acharya’, the action film, directed by Siva Koratala, will be released in theatres on April 29. Ram Charan is currently filming his next film, tentatively titled ‘RC 15,’ in which Kiara Advani will romance him and Shankar Shanmugham will direct. Charan will appear in a film directed by Gautham Tinnanuri, and he is also working on another project.

Mahesh Babu’s ‘Sarkaru Vaari Paata’ Title Song Out Now

Superstar Mahesh Babu’s highly anticipated movie ‘Sarkaru Vaari Paata’ being helmed by Parasuram has completed all the production formalities and post-production formalities are also happening at a brisk pace.

Ahead of the release, the team seems to be promoting the movie vigorously.

Today, the makers have released the third and title song of ‘Sarkaru Vaari Paata’. The track begins with S Thaman marking fast-paced beats with the same energy continuing till the end. The makers have previously released tracks- ‘Kalaavathi’ and ‘Penny’ from the movie, this is the third one.

The song is all about Mahesh Babu’s character in the movie. The lines- “Weapons Leni Veta, Reverse Leni Baata”, penned by lyricist Anant Sriram designate Mahesh Babu’s approach to dealing with the tough nuts. Harika Narayan crooned the song with high pitched vocals. Mahesh Babu appears in a complete action and fierce avatar in the song.

The film stars Keerthy Suresh playing the heroine opposite Mahesh Babu. The film has cinematography by R Madhi, while Marthand K Venkatesh takes care of editing and AS Prakash is the art director. ‘Sarkaru Vaari Paata’s is set to hit the screens on the May 12th.

Original ‘Jersey’ Star Nani Praises Shahid Kapoor & The Whole Team After Watching The Hindi Remake

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Shahid Kapoor’s cricket drama ‘Jersey’ has finally been released and it seems like the makers have passed the test of remaking the hit Telugu film of the same name with a sixer.

On Friday, Nani, who headlined the Telugu version, took to Twitter and praised Shahid and the whole team after watching the remake. He wrote, “Watched #Jersey and our @gowtam19 again hit it out of the park. What performances and heart.

@shahidkapoor @mrunal0801 #PankajKapoor sir and my boy Ronit. This is true good cinema.Congratulations.”

Words of appreciation coming from the original ‘Jersey’ star is the best compliment Shahid can get.

Helmed by Gowtam Tinnanuri, ‘Jersey’ revolves around Arjun (played by Shahid), a failed cricketer who decides to fulfil his dream of representing Team India for his son. Mrunal Thakur and Pankaj Kapur are also a part of the film. (ANI)

Ram Charan Completes Amritsar Schedule Of Shankar’s ‘RC 15’

Ram Charan has wrapped up the ongoing schedule of his upcoming film, RC 15, directed by Shankar. After RRR’s release, Ram Charan jetted off to Amritsar to join the shooting of RC 15. Now, the actor has completed the Amristar schedule and is back to Hyderabad to take part in the promotions of his upcoming film, Acharya starring his father, Megastar Chiranjeevi.

Ram Charan was last seen in director SS Rajamouli’s RRR. He essayed the role of Alluri Seetharama Raju in the film, while Jr NTR played the role of Komaram Bheem in the epic warma.

After the film released on March 25, Ram Charan reached Amritsar for the shooting of RC 15. In the schedule, some important sequences were shot. He wrapped up the schedule in two weeks and took to Instagram to share the update with fans.

Sharing a photo of himself with his pet dog, Ram Charan wrote, “@shanmughamshankar Garu’s Amritsar sched done. Back fr #acharya’s promotions@@ @alwaysrhyme (sic).”

Ram Charan’s RC 15 also features Kiara Advani, Anjali, Jayaram, Naveen Chandra and Sunil in pivotal roles. The film is tipped to be a political thriller. Cinematographer Tirru and composer SS Thaman are part of the technical crew.

Filmmaker T Rama Rao Passes Away At 83

Renowned director and producer Tatineni Rama Rao (T Rama Rao) breathed his last in the wee hours of April 20, 2022, in Chennai. He was admitted to a private hospital for age-related illness. He was 83 years old. Rama Rao’s family members informed the news of his demise with a statement. His final rites will take place today (April 20) evening in Chennai.

Veteran director and producer Tatineni Rama Rao passed away on April 20. He is survived by his wife, Tatineni Jayashree, and children Chamundeswari, Naga Suseela, Ajay and other family members.

His family members released a statement informing fans about his demise. The statement read, “With great sadness, we inform that our beloved Tatineni Rama Rao has left for his heavenly abode at the early hours of April 20, 2022. May he be remembered by wife Tatineni Jayashree and children Chamundeswari, Naga Suseela, Ajay and family (sic).”

T Rama Rao worked with many leading actors in the Telugu, Tamil and Hindi film industries. From Amitabh Bachchan to Sridevi to NTR and ANR, he worked with many top stars in India. Some of his famous films include Navarathri, Bramachari, Illalu, Pandani Jeevitham, Andhaa Kanoon, Nache Mayuri, Muqabla, among others.

Apart from directing, he also produced Tamil films under the banner, Sri Lakshmi Productions. Dhil, Youth, Arun, Something Something Unakum Enakum and Malaikotai are some of the Tamil films he had bankrolled.

 

Telugu Film Producer Narayan Das Narang Dies At 76

New Delhi [India]: Veteran film producer Narayan Das Narang, who has bankrolled many Tollywood movies, has passed away. He was 76 when he breathed his last in Hyderabad on Tuesday.

Indin film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh confirmed the news on his Twitter handle with a condolence message. “Extremely sad to hear about the demise of Shri #NarayanDasNarang ji, a hugely respected personality of the #Telugu film industry… #NarayanDas ji was Chairman of #AsianGroup and an eminent producer, exhibitor and financier… Deepest condolences to his family… Om Shanti,” his tweet read.

South star Mahesh Babu also mourned the demise of the veteran star on his Twitter handle.

“Shocked and saddened by the demise of #NarayanDasNarang garu. A prolific figure in our film industry.. his absence will be deeply felt. A privilege to have known and worked with him,” he wrote.

Narayan Das Narang had reportedly bankrolled more than 600 movies, including Naga Chaitanya and Sai Pallavi’s ‘Love Story’ and Naga Shaurya’s ‘Lakshya’.

As per sources, his funeral will be held at 4 pm at the Mahaprasthanam on Tuesday. Several South stars are expected to pay their last respects and offer their condolences to the late producer’s family. (ANI)

Samantha Ruth Prabhu Reveals The Amount She Earned As Her First Income

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: The first job and first pay cheque hold a special place in people’s hearts. Actor Samantha Prabhu recently took a stroll down memory lane and revealed the amount she earned as her first income.

In an Instagram QnA, Samantha shared that she charged Rs 500 as a hostess for a conference in a hotel. “My first income was Rs 500 for working eight hours as a hostess in a hotel for a day… I was in 10th or 11th standard at that time,” she recalled.

Samantha has come a long way in her career. She made her acting debut with ‘Ye Maaya Chesave’ in 2010 and since then has never looked back. With films like ‘Kaththi’, ‘Rangasthalam’, ‘S/O Sathyamurthy’, Samantha has proved her mettle as an actor.

Last year, she won many hearts with her OTT debut ‘The Family Man’. As per reports, she is now all set to work with Varun Dhawan in Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK’s new project. (ANI).

Prabhas On His Marriage Plans: ‘I Will Definitely Make An Announcement’

Prabhas, who was last seen in Radhe Shyam, opened up about his marriage plans. In an interview, the Baahubali star spoke about how he is constantly asked about his wedding. For several years, he has been linked to Anushka Shetty. But, both of them rubbished the rumours and said that they were best friends. His fans are curious to know about his wedding and to whom.

Prabhas’s Radhe Shyam collected over Rs 400 crore from the theatrical release and pre-release business. The film is all set to premiere on Zee Cinema on April 24 at 12 pm. The actor is now busy with his upcoming films.

Speaking to a news portal, Prabhas talked about how he gets asked about his wedding everywhere he goes. When asked if he would be bothered by it, the Baahubali star said, “No, I don’t get irritated when people ask about my marriage. I understand that it comes from a place of concern. It’s quite natural and a normal question. If I were in their position, I would also be concerned.”

So, is he planning to tie the knot anytime sooner? Prabhas said, “When I have an answer to this question, I will definitely make an announcement (laughs).” And the wait continues for his fans!

Prabhas is now busy with the shooting of his upcoming films. He will be seen next in director Prashanth Neel’s Salaar, Om Raut’s Adipurush, Nag Ashwin’s Project K. He is also in talks with director Maruthi, which will be announced soon. The actor also revealed that he has signed one more film, which will be announced in May.

S. S. Rajamouli : Both Ramcharan & Jr.NTR Have Justified Their Roles Equally In ‘RRR’

‘RRR’ has become one of the biggest blockbusters. Not long after Jr NTR was questioned about Ram Charan walking away with all the accolades, director S.S. Rajamouli was also asked if he feels the same way.

When asked about Ram Charan stealing the show in ‘RRR,’ the master filmmaker stated that the duo justified their respective roles equally.

“It breaks my heart to think of crediting one of them for the movie’s success,” Rajamouli said.

“People believe this is because Jr NTR is already well-known for his acting abilities, and Ram Charan’s appearance in ‘RRR’ came as a surprise element. But, as a filmmaker, I know how much effort both of them have put into the subject.”

“In fact, I cannot imagine any other Indian actor in Bheem’s role, because it has a multilayered idiosyncrasy, which NTR alone is capable of carrying,” the ‘Simhadri’ director stated.

Earlier during the ‘RRR’ Hindi success meet, NTR was asked to comment on Ram Charan stealing the show but Charan quickly stepped in and heaped praise on NTR.

 

‘Acharya’ Trailer Launch In Theatres & YouTube Release

Chiranjeevi and Ram Charan fans can’t keep calm because the trailer of the actors’ most-anticipated film, ‘Acharya’, releases today at 7:02 pm. ‘Acharya’ trailer has been trending on Twitter.

The makers announced that ‘Acharya’ trailer will release at 7:02 pm with a new clip of the film. The anticipation for the film is sky-high, and ‘Acharya’ trailer has booked a spot on the trends list on Twitter. Chiranjeevi’s film is releasing after a span of over a year. Fans have been continually tweeting about their eagerness to watch Chiru in the trailer of ‘Acharya’. The film will be released as scheduled on April 29, 2021. There have been incessant tweets from Chiru and Charan fans expressing their eagerness to watch the trailer of his upcoming film.

Meanwhile, ‘Acharya’ also stars Kajal Aggarwal, Pooja Hegde, Sonu Sood, Jisshu Sengupta, Vennela Kishore, Posani Krishna Murali, Tanikella Bharani, Ajay, Sangeetha and Banerjee. It is helmed by Koratala Siva and produced by Niranjan Reddy and Anvesh Reddy under the banners of Matinee Entertainment and Konidela Production Company. Initially scheduled to release on May 13 2021, the release date might get pushed due to the pandemic. Music composer Mani Sharma has been roped in as the music composer for the project, while the technical crew also includes S Thirunavukarasu as the Director of Photography, Navin Nooli as the editor, and Suresh Selvarajan as the art director.

‘Happy Birthday My Pushpaaa…’: Rashmika Mandanna Adorable Wish For Allu Arjun

New Delhi [India], April 8 (ANI): Rashmika Mandanna penned a heartfelt birthday note for her ‘Pushpa: The Rise’ co-star Allu Arjun, who turned 40 on Friday.

Taking to her social media, Mandanna wrote, “Happy birthday @alluarjun. my Pushpaaaaaaa..” “The world already loves you but I hope this birthday people in every corner the world loves you how India loves you.. Only and only love and admiration for you sir.. sending you tons of love,” she noted.

Arjun and Mandanna’s ‘Pushpa: The Rise’ shattered many box office records despite theatres having 50 per cent seating capacity. The blockbuster movie had earned more than Rs 100 crores worldwide.

The movie, which is an action entertainer directed by Sukumar, was released in theatres on December 17 and has been widely praised. It has been produced by Naveen Yerneni and Y Ravi Shankar of Mythri Movie Makers in association with Muttamsetty Media.

The movie stars Allu Arjun as Pushpa Raj and Rashmika Mandanna in the lead role of Srivalli.

After the pan India success of ‘Pushpa: The Rise’, Allu Arjun is all set to gear up for its sequel, ‘Pushpa: The Rule’, which will have Fahadh Faasil and Rashmika share screen space with him again.

Allu Arjun Heads To Europe For 40th Birthday Celebration

Allu Arjun turned 40 today and decided to ring his birthday by travelling to Europe. A video of the Pushpa star at an airport is now going viral on social media. Reportedly, he was accompanied by his wife, Sneha, and two children, Ayaan and Arha. Allu Arjun will be spending a couple of weeks in Europe before getting back to work. His upcoming film is director Sukumar’s Pushpa: The Rule.

On Allu Arjun’s 40th birthday, his fans took to social media to wish him. His ardent fans have organised many welfare activities across Andhra Pradesh and Telangana on the special occasion.

On April 8, Allu Arjun was spotted at an airport. According to reports, he is heading to Europe to celebrate his 40th birthday. Reportedly, the actor will spend a few weeks in Europe with his family members.

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Allu Arjun was last seen in director Sukumar’s Pushpa: The Rise. He is waiting to resume the shooting of Pushpa: The Rule, which is expected to release later this year or early next year.

He has a promising line-up of films for the next couple of years. He has Icon with director Venu Sriram, a film each with AR Murugadoss, Koratala Siva, Boyapati Srinu and KGF fame Prashanth Neel.

Allu Arjun Pays Fine For Violating Traffic Rules In Hyderabad

Allu Arjun is basking in the success of director Sukumar’s Pushpa: The Rise. Recently, the actor was found violating traffic rules. Hyderabad police pulled up Allu Arjun for using tinted window shields on his Range Rover SUV. He was asked to pay a fine of Rs 700 and issued a challan for the same. Earlier, Jr NTR, Manoj Manchu and Trivikram Srinivas were also fined for the same.

Allu Arjun is now waiting to resume the shooting of Pushpa: The Rule. The film was supposed to go on floors in March, but it has now been postponed by a few weeks. Meanwhile, Allu Arjun landed in trouble for violating traffic rules in Hyderabad.

According to reports, the Pushpa star was stopped at a market in Hyderabad. He was fined for using black tinted window shields, which is against the Supreme Court order. He was asked to pay Rs 700 as fine for not following the rule. The Supreme Court has passed a rule against the use of tinted glass and sun films to reduce the crimes that take place inside a vehicle.

Earlier, Trivikram Srinivas, Jr NTR and Manoj Manchu were asked to remove the tinted shields.

Allu Arjun is eager to resume the shooting fo Pushpa: The Rule. Director Sukumar revealed that he is planning to release the sequel sometime in December. After Pushpa, he has nearly five films in his pipeline.

He as Icon with Venu Sriram, a film each with Koratala Siva, AR Murugadoss, Boyapati Srinu and Prashanth Neel. Allu Arjun will soon announce his upcoming films.

‘RRR’ Surpasses Aamir Khan’s ‘PK’, Rajinikanth’s ‘2.0’ Box Office Collection

New Delhi [India], April 4 (ANI): Filmmaker SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus ‘RRR’ starring Ram Charan and Jr NTR in the lead roles has been shattering box office records since its release.

The epic period action drama film has till Monday earned Rs 800 crore (worldwide gross) at the box office surpassing Aamir Khan’s ‘PK’ and Rajinikanth’s ‘2.0’s lifetime collection. As per the official records shared by Indian trade analyst Manobala Vijayabalan on his Twitter handle, ‘RRR’ has become the fifth highest-grossing Indian film beating Rajinikanth’s ‘2.0’s lifetime collection of Rs 800 crore (worldwide gross) at the box office.
“#RRR is now the 5th HIGHEST grossing Indian film of all time surpassing #PK movie,” he wrote.

“#RRR with Rs819.06 cr BEATS #2Point0’s lifetime gross of Rs800 cr to become the 6th HIGHEST grossing Indian movie of all time,” he wrote in a tweet earlier.

SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus ‘RRR’ was released in theatres on March 25. Ajay Devgn and Alia Bhatt are also a part of the film.

Varun Tej’s ‘Ghani’ Receives Special Concession From Telangana Government

Varun Tej’s Ghani, which is a few days away from release, received a special concession from the Telangana government. The film will release in theatres on April 8. The government agreed to reduce the prices for Ghani.

Earlier, ticket prices were hiked for SS Rajamouli’s RRR. Though it helped RRR, small and medium-budget films did not benefit from the new order. Hence, the Telangana government decided to reduce the ticket prices for Ghani.

Varun Tej’s Ghani was supposed to release in theatres earlier this year. However, the film was postponed due to the novel coronavirus pandemic and continuous releases of big-budget films. The film will hit the theatres on April 8.

On April 4, the Telangana government announced that they will reduce the price of tickets for Varun Tej’s Ghani. As per the latest order, the tickets are priced at Rs 200 + GST in multiplexes and Rs 150 + GST in single screens.

Before the release of RRR, the Telangana and Andhra Pradesh governments increased the price rates. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the restrictions, the cinema industry was in severe crisis. The increased ticket prices helped RRR’s theatrical run.

Directed by Kiran Korrapati, Ghani is a family drama in which Varun Tej will be seen essaying the role of a boxer. The film also features Nadhiya, Upendra, Jagapathi Babu, Suneil Shetty, Saiee Manjrekar, Naresh and Naveen Chandra in supporting roles. Allu Bobby and Siddu Mudda have joined hands to bankroll Ghani.

Prabhas, Pooja Hegde’s ‘Radhe Shyam’ Starts Streaming On OTT

Prabhas and Pooja Hegde-starrer ‘Radhe Shyam’ won hearts but underperformed at the box office due to its slow-paced narration. The Radha Krishna Kumar directorial went on to release on an OTT streaming platform today.

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Inevitably, the netizens showered immense love for the film all over again on Twitter as they started the trend, #RadheShyam while enjoying the movie. The film received a thunderous response as soon as it began streaming.
Yet again, Prabhas has managed to impress the audiences with his acting prowess and screen presence. Prabhas as Vikramaditya plays the role of a palmist, who realises that he has the power to change his destiny by changing his karma and proves love wins against all odds. Pooja Hegde has also given out an applause-worthy performance in the period romantic drama, and their chemistry looks fresh on the screen. While some have given thumbs up to the film, others have stated that it is just below average and didn’t manage to live up to the expectations.

Talking about ‘Radhe Shyam,’ the film also starred Bhagyashree, Sathyaraj, Krishnam Raju, Jagapathi Babu, Sachin Khedekar, Priyadarshi, Murali Sharma, Kunaal Roy Kapur, Jayaram and others in pivotal roles. The film was bankrolled by Vamsi, Pramod and Praseedha under the banner of UV Creations in association with T-Series. The catchy soundtrack of the film have been composed by Justin Prabhakaran, while S Thaman delivered the thumping background score. The film’s technical crew comprises Manoj Paramahamsa as the cinematographer and Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao as the editor.

Actresses Who Rejected SS Rajamouli’s ‘RRR’

Being a part of SS Rajamouli’s films is one of the greatest gifts that an actor can get. His latest release, RRR, which was mounted on a massive scale, saw actors and actresses representing different film industries. From Indian actors including Jr NTR, Ram Charan, Alia Bhatt and Ajay Devgn to foreign actors Ray Stevenson, Olivia Morris and Alison Doody, the star-studded cast made the film special. However, a few actresses who got the opportunity to be part of RRR rejected the film for different reasons.

Shraddha Kapoor, Isabelle Kaif and three other actresses turned down the opportunity to be part of the blockbuster film. In this piece, let us see why these actresses said no to SS Rajamouli.

SHRADDHA KAPOOR

Initially, Shraddha Kapoor was approached by the RRR team to play an important role in the film. If reports are believed to be true, Shraddha was considered to pair opposite Jr NTR in the film. Due to her busy schedule, she couldn’t allot dates for SS Rajamouli’s RRR.

ISABELLE KAIF

Katrina Kaif’s sister Isabelle Kaif was offered a role in RRR. However, the actress turned down the offer for a reason. An insider told IndiaToday.in, “Isabelle Kaif was offered the role of the foreigner, who is seen as Jr NTR’s love interest in the film. The actress refused to do the film because she wanted the script and details of the movie.”

DAISY EDGAR JONES

Before Olivia Morris, the makers had roped in Daisy Edgar Jones to play a foreigner and Jr NTR’s pair in RRR. However, the actress backed out of the project due to multiple delays. In her Instagram note, Daisy revealed that she had to turn down the film due to ‘unavoidable reasons.’

Her message read, “RRR: Unfortunately, due to my family circumstances. I am unable to participate in filming for this wonderful film. The script is truly brilliant and it’s such a great character, I hope whoever they cast receives as warm a welcome as I have and I wish the production all the best (sic).” The post has now been deleted.

AMY JACKSON

After Daisy Edgar Jones’s exit, the makers immediately considered Amy Jackson to play the role of a foreigner. However, the makers had to drop the plan as Amy Jackson became pregnant with her first child in 2019.

PARINEETI CHOPRA

Previously, there were rumours doing the rounds about Parineeti Chopra replacing Alia Bhatt in RRRit . It was reported that Alia had opted out of the film due to her jam-packed schedule. Alia Bhatt played the role of Sita in Jr NTR and Ram Charan-starrer RRR. In 2019, Parineeti addressed the rumours and said, “I’ll only say that you guys should wait and believe the things we announce.”

RRR, produced by DVV Danayya, became a monumental hit and has surpassed Rs 600 crore at the box office. The film, which hit the theatres on March 25, shows no signs of slowing down.

Jr NTR Opens Up About His Rivalry With Ram Charan, Says ‘We Are Best Friends Now’

Jr NTR, who is currently basking on the glorious success of ‘RRR’ in which he essays Komaram Bheem, has opened up about his rivalry with Ram Charan.

While Ram Charan and NTR rewrote the meaning of ‘bromance’ on the sets of ‘RRR’, they were seen sharing a stronger bond, even during the promotions of S.S. Rajamouli’s magnum opus.

However, in real life, before the movie ‘RRR’, there was rivalry between them. Jr NTR, who confessed the same in an interview with the media, had said that it is the movie, which brought the duo together.

As both the star actors belong to respective big families in Tollywood, their individual fan bases are always divided, creating an undeclared rivalry between them.

NTR admits that there has been a rival kind of competition between the duo, for more than 30 years now. “The whole scenario has changed, as Charan and I are best friends now”, the ‘Yamadonga’ actor said.

Creating much buzz at the theatres, the movie ‘RRR’ depicts two historical figures, Komaram Bheem played by Jr NTR and Alluri Sitarama Raju played by Ram Charan from the Indian Independence movement.

Ram Charan, Jr NTR’S ‘RRR’ Box Office Collection Day 4

Director SS Rajamouli’s RRR had an eventful Monday (March 28) at the box office. Despite seeing a normal drop in collections, the Jr NTR and Ram Charan-starrer is performing exceptionally well. The film entered the Rs 500 crore club in just three days worldwide and is still continuing its run. RRR is a fictional war drama set in the pre-Independence era.

RRR, produced by DVV Danayya, was released in theatres on March 25 after several delays. The film turned out to be in the making for 3.5 years. Though Rajamouli planned to release it in 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic forced them to wait for a long time.

Film critic and trade analyst Sreedhar Pillar wrote that the film saw a normal drop on Monday in Tamil Nadu, but has held on its own. He also spoke about the film’s extraordinary feat of grossing over Rs 500 crore.

Trade analyst Ramesh Bala pointed out that the Tamil, Telugu and Hindi versions of RRR are equally famous in the UAE and other international circuits.

RRR is a period action drama based on the lives of Telugu freedom fighters Alluri Seetharama Raju and Komaram Bheem. The film was bankrolled by DVV Entertainment on a huge budget of Rs 450 crore. Alia Bhatt, Ajay Devgn, Samuthirakani, Olivia Morris, Ray Stevenson and Alison Doody form the supporting cast.

Jr NTR, Ram Charan’s ‘RRR’ Collects Rs 500 Crore In Just 3 Days

Director SS Rajamouli’s RRR has achieved the unthinkable. The epic war drama collected a whopping Rs 500 crore at the box office worldwide in just three days and is still going strong. The film has set a new benchmark in the trade circuit. RRR is single-handedly pulling the crowd back to the theatres in the Covid-19 pandemic era. The film is expected to create new box office records.

RRR is an action entertainer which was released in thousands of screens across the globe in multiple languages. Due to the Covid-19, pandemic, the film was postponed multiple times. RRR hit the theatres on March 25 across the globe.

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to reveal that the film has raked in Rs 500 crore at the box office and is still going strong.

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Directed by SS Rajamouli, RRR is a fictional war drama based on the lives of Telugu freedom fighters, Alluri Seetharama Raju and Komaram Bheem. While Ram Charan played Alluri Seetharama Raju, Jr NTR was seen essaying the role of Komaram Bheem. The film was produced on a massive budget of over Rs 450 crore.

Alia Bhatt, Ajay Devgn, Samuthirakani, Ray Stevenson, Alison Doody and Olivia Morris played pivotal roles. The film has music by MM Keeravani, cinematography by KK Senthil Kumar and editing by A Sreekar Prasad.

‘RRR’ Box Office Collection Day 1: Jr NTR, Ram Charan’s Film Gets A Great Response

Director SS Rajamouli’s RRR, starring Jr NTR and Ram Charan, has finally been released and fans cannot keep calm. The much-awaited film, also starring Alia Bhatt and Ajay Devgn has opened to a great response at the box office. While in India the film collected Rs 18 crore on the first day, RRR is also doing extremely well in the US.

RRR is roaring at the box office and how! The film’s Hindi version, according to trade analyst Ramesh Bala has minted Rs 18 crore on the first day.

In Telugu states, the film has broken all records and has earned more than Rs 100 crore.

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The film is also doing great business in Australia and New Zealand.

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In UK, the film earned Rs 2.40 crore.

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According to report, the film has crossed Rs 200 crore mark, already!

RRR is a fictional story based on the lives of Telugu freedom fighters, Alluri Seetharama Raju and Komaram Bheem. The film will see Ram Charan playing the role of Alluri Seetharama Raju and Jr NTR as Komaram Bheem. RRR is produced on a massive budget of Rs 450 crore by DVV Danayya. Alia Bhatt, Samuthirakani, Ajay Devgn, Ray Stevenson, Alison Doody and Olivia Morris will be seen in pivotal roles.

Salman Khan Wraps Shooting Schedule Of Telugu Debut ‘Godfather’

New Delhi [India], March 25 (ANI): Salman Khan has wrapped a shooting schedule of his upcoming Telugu debut ‘Godfather’, which co-stars Chiranjeevi, Nayanthara, and Ram Charan.

Film’s director Mohan Raja shared the update on his Twitter handle, writing, “Finished an Amazing Schedule with the Mighty Man,Sweetness Personified Dearmost Bhai @beingsalmankhan. Thanks Bhai for Making this So Comfortable and So Memorable And Thanks to OUR pillar of Support @kchirutweets for making this happen for Our #GodFather @MusicThaman & Team.”

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The details of the role that Salman will play in the film have currently been kept under wraps.

For the unversed, ‘Godfather’ is the Telugu remake of the 2019 blockbuster film ‘Lucifer’ which starred Mohanlal in the lead role with Tovino Thomas, Manju Warrier, Indrajith Sukumaran, and Vivek Oberoi.

Will Disha Patani Replace Samantha Ruth Prabhu in ‘Pushpa: The Rise’?

We have seen the huge craze for Samantha’s dance number in Allu Arjun’s ‘Pushpa: The Rise’. The track named ‘Oo Antava Song’ was one of the major attractions of the movie that grabbed national attention among youngsters & moviegoers alike.

If some people went on to do the cover songs of the same, others recreated it in their style and the song was widely used by the meme-makers at various instances. Samantha’s dance number with bold moves and killer expressions stole the show putting the movie in the spotlight by getting more than 100M views on youtube, and making it a trend across the globe on youtube.

Now, since the ‘Pushpa’ makers are preparing to kickstart the 2nd part of the movie shoot towards the end of this month, they are reportedly considering replacing Samantha with a Bollywood curvy dancing queen Disha Patani for a similar song in the sequel.

 

Though there is no official confirmation yet regarding the same, there are several rumours that are making rounds. Saying, the makers are eyeing to make the 2nd part very big post the success of the ‘Pushpa: The Rise’

The second part of ‘Pushpa’ will be reportedly released on December 17th, 2022 under the title ‘Pushpa: The Rule’ that will have the same cast continued from part I.

 

Ram Charan Is Back Home To His ‘Bundle Of Joy’ Rhyme Amid ‘RRR’ Promotions

New Delhi [India], March 23 (ANI): Superstar Ram Charan, who is busy with promotions of his upcoming film ‘RRR’, is finally back home to spend time with his “bundle of joy” Rhyme.

Taking to his Instagram handle late Tuesday night, the actor shared a clip in which he can be seen playing with his little pup and planting kisses and cuddling his furry friend. He wrote, “Back home to this bundle of joy #rhyme #rrrpromotions.”

On Tuesday, ‘RRR’ team, including director SS Rajamouli, Jr NTR and Ram Charan arrived in Varanasi for promotions and also offered prayers during the Ganga aarti.

For the unversed, Rajamouli’s directorial ‘RRR’ is a fictional story inspired by Telugu freedom fighters Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem. The film has explored a blind spot in history for a cinematic spectacle, as there seem to be no records about what happened in the lives of these freedom fighters when they were away from their homes.

Also starring Alia Bhatt and Ajay Devgn, the film will hit theatres on March 25.

Samantha Ruth Prabhu Shares Her Workout Video With Dog Sasha

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], March 22 (ANI): Actor Samantha Ruth Prabhu is a fitness enthusiast and always shares glimpses of her workout on social media. But, this time, she shared her workout video with her best companion, her dog Sasha.

Taking to her Instagram Story on Tuesday, Samantha shared a video where she can be seen doing some jumping exercises, her trainer Junaid held the dog so it couldn’t disturb her during the workout. She wrote, “Just @Junaid.shaikh88 casually carrying around a 50-pound bully. #sashababy not really!!”

Samantha is an animal lover and has two dogs, Sasha and Hash. She loves the company of her dogs and it can be seen on her social media handle.

Talking about Samantha’s upcoming projects, she is awaiting the release of her next film ‘Kaathuvaakula Rendu Kaathal’ alongside Vijay Sethupati and Nayanthara, which is slated for a theatrical release on April 28, 2022.
Apart from this, she also has the mythological film, ‘Shakuntalam’ in her kitty.

‘Godfather’: Salman Khan Wraps Up His Shoot For Chiranjeevi’s Film

Bollywood macho star Salman Khan has wrapped up shooting for a special role in Telugu megastar Chiranjeevi’s upcoming movie titled ‘Godfather’.

Now that the schedule has gotten a quick wrap, Salman Khan will be soon signing off.

On Tuesday, a picture of Chiranjeevi with Salman Khan, from the sets of ‘Godfather’ has surfaced on Twitter. The duo who shot at the ND Studios in Karjat posed for a picture along with their producers.

The picture shows Chiranjeevi in a black kurta, a signature look he will feature in ‘Godfather’, while Salman is spotted in a casual tee, standing alongside director Mohan Raja, producer NV Prasad, and RB Choudhry.

‘Godfather’ is the official remake of the Malayalam movie ‘Lucifer’. Directed by Mohan Raja, the film is bankrolled by Konidela Production Company and Super Good Films.

Nayanthara will be seen as the leading lady and Satyadev Kancharana will be seen in a pivotal role. Music is composed by SS Thaman.

 

SS Rajamouli: ‘Including Mythological Elements In Films Has Always Been A Very Sub-conscious Decision’

New Delhi [India], March 21(ANI): Ace filmmaker SS Rajamouli has a special connection with mythology.

Be it 2003 released ‘Simhadri’ or 2015’s ‘Baahubali’, there’s always been an element of mythology in Rajamouli’s films. His upcoming period drama is no different. Talking about his love for the particular genre during a press conference in Delhi on Sunday, Rajamouli told ANI,” I am deeply influenced by mythology. Including it in my projects has always been a very sub-conscious decision because I grew up in my childhood listening to the stories of mythology from my grandparents.”

He added, ” It is completely embedded in my blood. Whatever goes in, comes out. I have so much input of mythology, it comes out in my stories in different forms. I feel very proud of it.”

For the unversed, Rajamouli’s directorial ‘RRR’ is a fictional story inspired by Telugu freedom fighters Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem. The film has explored a blind spot in history for a cinematic spectacle, as there seem to be no records about what happened in the lives of these freedom fighters when they were away from their homes.

Ram Charan, Jr NTR, Alia Bhatt, and Ajay Devgn are a part of the film, which will hit theatres on March 25.

‘Sarkaru Vaari Paata’: Penny Song Featuring Mahesh Babu’s Daughter Sitara Ghattamaneni To Release Tomorrow

Mahesh Babu’s daughter Sitara Ghattamaneni features in the video of ‘Sarkaru Vaari Paata’s song Penny. Mahesh Babu shared the promo of the song on Instagram. He seemed to be quite proud of his daughter as he called her a show-stealer in the music video. The song also features the actor.

The full music video of the Penny song featuring Sitara Ghattamaneni will be out tomorrow, March 20. Sharing a poster from Sarkaru Vaari Paata, Mahesh Babu wrote, “@sitaraghattamaneni’s stealing the show… once again!! #Penny full song out tomorrow! (Link in bio) (sic).” He shared the link to the song in his bio. This is Sitara’s first music video. She has caught everyone’s attention with her quirky dance moves.

Take a look at Mahesh Babu’s post:

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Sarkaru Vaari Paata is an action-comedy directed by Parasuram Petla. The action entertainer is jointly produced by Mythri Movie Makers, G Mahesh Babu Entertainment and 14 Reels Plus. The film’s shooting is currently progressing at a brisk pace in Hyderabad.

Apart from Mahesh Babu and Keerthy Suresh, Samuthirakani, Vennela Kishore and Subbaraju have been roped in to play supporting roles. Composer S Thaman, cinematographer R Madhi and editor Marthand K Venkatesh are part of the technical team.

Ram Charan Drops Pictures Of His Finland Vacation: See Post

‘RRR’ actor Ramcharan who has recently returned from his vacation to Finland and other locales has shared glimpses of the trip on his social media handle.

Seems like he has had a great trip along with his wife Upasana Konidela as he shares many lovely moments from their vacation. Sharing them, the #RC15 actor wrote ‘Miss the mountains’. The shared video shows Ram Charan drinking water in the area covered with ice.

Seems like now the star has given major vacation goals to other Tollywood colleagues as the snowy mountains beckon them all.
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On the work front, Ramcharan is currently busy promoting his upcoming multi-starrer film Jr.NTR under the direction of SS. Rajamouli is slated to release in theatres on March 25th.

Ramcharan has yet another multi starer film with his father Megastar Chiranjeevi titled ‘Acharya’ that will reportedly release on 29th April 2022. He is also acting as the producer of the film that is jointly funded under his Konidela Production company along with Matinee Entertainments.
Ramcharan is also busy shooting for the untitled political drama film with Tamil director Shankar that will have Kiara Advani playing the female lead.

Samantha Ruth Prabhu & Nagarjuna Extend Birthday Wishes To Alia Bhatt

Alia Bhatt is celebrating her 29th birthday today, March 15. Samantha and Nagarjuna took to social media to wish the Gangubai Kathiawadi actress. Days ahead of her birthday, Alia jetted off to an undisclosed location with her mom, Soni Razdan, and sister, Shaheen. It has been reported that her boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor will join Alia and her family to celebrate her birthday.

On her birthday, the makers of Brahmastra released the first-look of Alia Bhatt from the film. The actress essays the role of Isha in the epic period film. Brahmastra is directed by Ayan Mukerji and features Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor in lead roles.

Samantha took to her Instagram stories to wish Alia a happy birthday. She shared a photo of Alia and wrote, “Happy birthday @aliaabhatt. Is there anything you cannot do? Can’t wait to celebrate all your achievements. We all know you are just getting started (sic).”

Alia Bhatt’s Brahmastra co-star Nagarjuna took to Twitter to share her first look and penned a sweet note for her. He wrote, “To the incredible Alia Bhatt on her Birthday! So excited to be sharing your first look with the first ever film visuals of Brahmastra – here’s presenting, Isha! Wishing you Health & Happiness always. Brahmastra Part One: Shiva 09.09.2022 (sic).”

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Produced by Karan Johar, Brahmastra has been planned as a three-part fantasy trilogy. The film will release in five languages – Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam – on September 9. Apart from Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor, Brahamastra also stars Nagarjuna and Mouni Roy.

Kajal Aggarwal Shares Breathtaking Photos From Her Maternity Shoot

Kajal Aggarwal is pregnant with her first child and she’s excited about welcoming her baby later this year.

Recently, she took to Instagram to share breathtaking photos from her maternity shoot. Flaunting her baby bump, Kajal Aggarwal can be seen posing with her husband, Gautam Kitchlu, and their pet dog. Kajal Aggarwal has been spreading awareness on body positivity during her pregnancy.

On January 1, 2022, Kajal Aggarwal’s husband Gautam Kitchlu announced her pregancy. She has been sharing photos and videos about body positivity and staying active through workout sessions during her pregnancy.

Recently, she took social media by storm when Kajal shared stunning pictures from her maternity photoshoot.

The actress can be seen caressing her baby bump and posing with her husband and pet dog. The black-and-white photos are now going viral on social media.

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Kajal Aggarwal and Gautam Kitchlu got married in a dreamy wedding ceremony on October 30, 2020, in Mumbai. The two were best friends for seven years and dated for three years before tying the knot during the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020.

While Kajal Aggarwal is an actress in the Indian film industry, Gautam Kitchlu is an entrepreneur.

Prabhas: ‘With ‘Radhe Shyam’, I Wanted To Show A Different Side Of Me’

Like Dilip Kumar is associated with the 1960 masterpiece “Mughal-E-Azam” and “Sholay” remains one of the defining films of Amitabh Bachchan’s career, superstar Prabhas says he is comfortable to be known for delivering the smash hit “Baahubali” saga.

Prabhas embodied the charm and statesmanship of Amarendra Baahubali and his son Sivudu in filmmaker SS Rajamouli’s two-part magnum opus — “Baahubali: The Beginning” (2015) and “Baahubali: The Conclusion” (2017) — that catapulted him to fame not just in India, but overseas as well.

The praise and the references to “Baahubali” continue to dominate the conversation around Prabhas, who now stars in the romance drama “Radhe Shyam”.

The 42-year-old actor said that “Baahubali” is and will always be an inseparable part of his life.

“‘Baahubali’ changed my life and the lives of the people around me. I’m not at all worried about people still calling or referring to ‘Baahubali’. If it’s still happening even after 10 years, it won’t bother me. I’m very proud of it.

“‘Sholay’ will always be ‘Sholay’, Dilip Kumar sir was remembered for ‘Mughal-E-Azam’ for many years… It’s fine for any actor to be known for a particular film. An actor gets a great film once in his life. It happened with ‘Baahubali’ for me. Just getting a good film is fine, but if it exceeds all expectations, then it is more than enough,” Prabhas told PTI in an interview.

The actor started his journey back in 2002 with Telugu drama “Eeswar” and later delivered some of the biggest hits down south with “Chatrapathi” (2005), “Billa” (2009), “Darling” (2010), “Mr. Perfect” (2011) and “Mirchi” (2013).

But these films and their popularity or box office figures wanes in comparison to the “Baahubali” franchise. Made on a combined budget of over Rs 400 crore, the films amassed over Rs 2,400 crore in worldwide figures.

Prabhas said it took him years to come to terms with the massive popularity of the period action franchise.

“For us, it takes a lot of time to sink in. It took me three years to get used to the success of the Baahubali series. I was like, ‘Oh wow, this was such a huge hit.’ And I know personally that it was not me who directed the film or wrote the script. The credit goes to Rajamouli sir and the producers.

“I did my part but actors always get the highest praise. I think actors are lucky in that regard. I believe it was a whole team that made it a success. So thankfully, nothing has gone over my head.”

With the impetus provided by the “Baahubali” series to truly pan-India movies, Prabhas believes that it is high time that Indian films are showcased and marketed on the global stage.

“We have already started the process of making truly Indian films and we should continue making great Indian films. Also, we need to cross the borders. We need to go to markets like China, Japan, the West and other parts of the world. We are already late as we started making films 100 years ago.

“We have some of the best scripts in the world and now everyone needs to come together for it. Like in cricket, the team doesn’t comprise players from just one state. You have a batsman from a certain state and a bowler from another. It’s everybody.”

The movie business of India was earlier scattered as Hindi cinema and other regional industries used to work in silos but things have changed now, the actor added.

“The film business was restricted because of different regions but now it has opened up and we need to make use of it to make Indian films and reach the global stage. And I’m confident that it will happen eventually.”

Asked if ‘Baahubali’ hadn’t happened to him, then what would Prabhas’ career look like, the actor said he would have ventured into Tamil cinema.

“If not ‘Baahubali’, I would have continued doing Telugu movies and then venture into Tamil films if the scripts were good. That was always the plan as the Tamil industry is a bigger market with more audience. I always dream big. But ‘Baahubali’ was a beautiful dream that happened.”

In his latest, “Radhe Shyam”, written and directed by Radha Krishna Kumar, Prabhas plays the role of Vikramaditya, a palmist who is conflicted between destiny and his love for Prerana, essayed by Pooja Hegde.

The 1970s-set film, which made its debut in theatres countrywide on Friday, is a different movie from Prabhas’ past work, the actor stressed.

“With ‘Radhe Shyam’, I want to show a different side of me and a different kind of entertainment. It has various new elements as it is not just about a guy with a flower, falling in love with a girl.

“My character is the world-renowned palmist Vikramaditya who doesn’t have a love line on his hand. The story explores the complications that arise in their relationship and how destiny plays a role. There is a love story, emotions and drama in this.”

Though the actor’s slate is packed with films like Om Raut’s “Adipurush”, Nag Ashwin-directorial “Project K” and “Salaar”, directed by Prashant Neel, Prabhas is committed to making intimate projects that are rooted in reality.

“Radhe Shyam” is a step in that direction.

“‘Baahubali’ and ‘Saaho’ were truly commercial films. I’m trying to go to the next level now. I’m going slow because I have a lot of responsibilities and projects.

“I don’t want to do things drastically but ‘Radhe Shyam’ is a start. Next, I have planned a comedy film. If these are able to do well and give me confidence, then I plan to go more real. Maybe a whole movie set in a room which larger-than-life Prabhas wouldn’t do. But I should do it and I should make it a hit.”

It is easy for Prabhas to be a part of such a project but the challenge is to get the script right, he added.

“It is very easy to do. I can reduce my remuneration, which I did for ‘Radhe Shyam’ and ‘Saaho’. I can even take zero remuneration and do the film but the main point is how to get the right script…”

“Radhe Shyam” is presented by Gulshan Kumar and T-Series and is produced by UV Creations, Bhushan Kumar, Vamsi and Pramod.

 

Vijayawada Mayor Demands 100 Tickets For Prabhas’s ‘Radhe Shyam’, Letter Goes Viral

Prabhas and Pooja Hegde starrer ‘Radhe Shyam’ has hit the big screens today. The high-budget Pan Indian drama has finally found the release date after a couple of postponements. The trailer, teaser, and pictures have built a huge expectation for the film, and fans are eager to catch the film on big screens.

Vijayawada’s Municipal Mayor has been demanding tickets for every new release as there have been several new cinemas being released in malls. As the party and ward members are requesting tickets, the Vijayawada Mayor has sent a letter to theater owners demanding to hand over 100 tickets for each show to the Mayor’s chamber. Even though the chamber has agreed to pay the ticket price in cash, the demand letter has been leaked online and has caught attention on social media.

The letter of Vijayawada Mayor reads,”It is to inform that in Vijayawada Municipal Corporation limits every month various new cinemas are releasing in the malls. The party representatives and Ward corporators are requesting for arranging cinema tickets for new releases. Therefore, it is requested to provide 100 no.s of tickets for each show to the Hon’ble Mayor’s Chamber, Vijayawada Municipal Corporation in your cinema theatre without fail. The necessary ticket charges will be paid in cash. From the next new releases, this procedure needs to be followed.”

Samantha Ruth Prabhu Becomes The Second Highest Paid Actress

Samantha, who is hailed as the Queen Bee of South India, is reportedly the second highest-paid actress. The actress’s growth in the last 12 years has been phenomenal and an inspiring tale for aspiring actresses. While Nayanthara is the highest-paid actress, Samantha comes second. After back-to-back successes in the last couple of years, the Oh Baby actress has hiked her remuneration.

Samantha was last seen in Allu Arjun’s Pushpa: The Rise. She grooved to the famous Oo Antava song in director Sukumar’s film. Now, reports are doing the rounds that she is the second highest-paid actress in South India.

According to multiple reports, Samantha charges between Rs 3 crore to Rs 5 crore for her films. Depending on the production house and a lot of other factors, the actress will quote her remuneration accordingly. It is said that Samantha charged a whopping Rs 5 crore for her special song in Pushpa: The Rise.

Samantha’s image has grown leaps and bounds in the last couple of years. From being a part of commercial films to shouldering women-centric movies, the actress has challenged herself in the last couple of years.

Samantha is eagerly waiting for the release of her upcoming film, Kaathuvaakula Rendu Kaadhal. Directed by Vignesh Shivan, the film also stars Nayanthara and Vijay Sethupathi in lead roles. Kaathuvaakula Rendu Kaadhal will release in theatres on April 28.

After Kaathuvaakula Rendu Kaadhal, Samantha is shooting for her forthcoming film, Yashoda. She also has Shaakuntalam, a Tamil-Telugu bilingual film with Shantharuban and foreign film, Arrangements of Love.

Allu Arjun Enjoys Candlelight Dinner With Wife Sneha Reddy

Allu Arjun took some time off his busy schedule and flew off to Rajasthan with his wife Allu Sneha Reddy and kids. Sneha has been sharing continual updates from their vacation to the hot-favourite travel destination.

While the couple continues to give away vacation vibes, the star wife shared a pic having candlelight dinner with Allu Arjun on her Instagram stories. Allu Arjun can be seen having a meal in the picture shared by Sneha. It seems Arjun and Sneha enjoyed a beautiful candlelight dinner date in their vacation.

Meanwhile, the couple was recently seen posing for a couple of selfies while enjoying their vacation. They looked breath-taking and madly in love as they spent time together. Sneha has shared several pictures of their exotic vacation. Allu Arjun and Sneha have been married for 11 years. Recently, they celebrated their wedding anniversary and went out for a brunch with their little ones. They have two kids together: daughter Allu Arha (5) and son Allu Ayaan (7).

On the work front, Allu Arjun is basking in the success of his recent outing Pushpa: The Rise, directed by Sukumar. He will soon start shooting for the sequel titled Pushpa: The Rule. Bankrolled by Mythri Movie Makers, the actioner has earned over Rs 350 crore at the box office worldwide. The Allu Arjun and Rashmika Mandanna’s film is a blockbuster in all four languages – Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam – is emerging as one of the biggest hits of 2021.

Sharwanand, Rashmika Mandanna’s ‘Aadavallu Meeku Johaarlu’ Trailer Out

The trailer for director Kishore Tirumala’s Sharwanand and Rashmika Mandanna starrer ‘Aadavallu Meeku Johaarlu’ released on Sunday.

The film’s team held a pre-release event in Hyderabad that was attended not just by the lead pair but also actresses Sai Pallavi and Keerthy Suresh. Sharwanand took to social media to share the trailer with a still from the film that sees him and Rashmika as bride and groom, having just gotten married. The trailer provides a glimpse into what the family entertainer is all about.

Sharwanand plays Chiru, a man surrounded by woman and supposedly a good luck charm for women who want to get married. Women turned down by his overprotective family get married soon after. He stumbles upon Aadhya, played by Rashmika, but she doesn’t like him as much as he likes her. Her mother, played by Kushbu, also wants him to be a house husband while her daughter works. The ending of the trailer also hints at an emotional core to the film.

Devi Sri Prasad composed the songs and BGM for the film while Sujith Sarang took care of the screenplay. Sreekar Prasad edited the trailer which has received good response. Aadavallu Meeku Johaarlu is slated for release on March 4 and sees Radhika Sarathkumar, Urvashi, Vennela Kishore, Ravi Shankar, Sathya, Pradeep Rawath, Gopa Raju, Benarjee, Kalyani Natarajan, Rajasri Nair, Jhansi, Rajitha, Sathya Krishna, RCM Raju and others in key roles.

Samantha Completes 12 Years In The Film Industry, Receives ‘Champions Of Change Telangana 2021’ Award

Actor Samantha Ruth Prabhu expressed her happiness over the completion of 12 years in the movie industry. As she thanked her fans, she calls them ‘the most loyal fans in the world’. In a heartfelt note, the Shakuntalam actor wrote on her social media profiles, “I woke up this morning to realize that I’ve completed 12 years in the Film Industry. It’s been 12 years of memories that revolve around Lights, Camera, action and incomparable moments. I am filled with gratitude for having had this blessed journey and the best, most loyal fans in the world! Here’s hoping my love story with Cinema never ends and abounds from strength to strength.

The actor also shared another good news with her fans. Samantha in another post shared that is honoured with the Champions of Change award by the Telangana government for her philanthropic work in the state.

“Honored to receive the ‘Champions of Change Telangana 2021’ award. This one feels special for it recognizes our work in the area of social welfare through @pratyushasupportor . @championsofchangeawards @drmanjulaanaganiofficial @seshankabinesh,” she wrote alongside the picture.

Samantha Ruth Prabhu made her acting debut in 2010 with Gautham Vasudev Menon’s Telugu film Ye Maaya Chesave, in which she starred opposite Naga Chaitanya Akkineni. Samantha’s filmography includes super hit movies from Telugu and Tamil languages. Atharintiki Daaredi, Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu, Manam, Aa aa, Eega, Oh Baby, Majili, and others are among Samantha’s super hit movies in Telugu.

Her appearance in Theri, Mersal, and other Tamil movies brought much craze for her in Tamil as well. Samantha’s OTT debut with Manoj Bajpayee in The Family Man series, brought huge critical acclaim. Her last appearance in Allu Arjun’s blockbuster pan-India movie Pushpa, in a special song Oo Antava made her one of the most happening leading lady in India.

Ram Charan Drops Chiranjeevi, Pawan Kalyan’s BTS Video From ‘Bheemla Nayak’, ‘Godfather’ Sets

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], February 24 (ANI): Ram Charan, on Thursday, treated his fans with a special video that features none other than Chiranjeevi and Pawan Kalyan.

Taking to Twitter, Ram Charan dropped the clip in which we can see brothers Chiranjeevi and Pawan Kalyan surprising each other by visiting their respective movie sets, ‘Bheemla Nayak’ and ‘Godfather’.

“#GODFATHER and #BHEEMLANAYAK visit each other’s film sets!

#BheemlaNayakOn25thFeb,” Ram Charan captioned the post.

Chiranjeevi and Pawan Kalyan’s video has garnered several likes and comments from the fans.

“Two legends in one frame,” a social media user commented.
“This video has made my day,” another one wrote.

‘Bheemla Nayak’ starring Pawan Kalyan, Rana Daggubati, and Nithya Menen among others will release on February 25.

On the other hand, Chiranjeevi’s ‘Godfather’ is still in making.

Amitabh Bachchan Turns Narrator For Prabhas & Pooja Hegde’s ‘Radhe Shyam’

Amitabh Bachchan is now a part of Prabhas and Pooja Hegde’s Radhe Shyam. Yes, you read that right! The actor has been roped in to narrate the story of Radhe Shyam. Announcing the same, UV Creations, the production house shared a poster thanking Big B for turning narrator for Radhe Shyam. Amitabh Bachchan is currently working with Prabhas on their upcoming film, Project K.

Amitabh Bachchan recently took to Twitter to reveal that he has resumed shooting for director Nag Ashwin’s Project K. The Baahubali actor treated Big B with a lavish lunch spread, which took the latter by surprise. Big B couldn’t get over the yummy cookies.

After Project K, Amitabh Bachchan is now a part of Radhe Shyam. The official Twitter handle of UV Creations wrote, “Thank you Shahenshah @SrBachchan for the voiceover of #RadheShyam (sic).”Thank you Amitabh Bachchan Ji for making this epic love story even more epic with your incredible narration (siC),” read the words on the poster.

In a statement, director Radha Krishna Kumar said, “The film is set in the 1970’s and is mounted on a massive scale, we needed a voice that can command the nation and who better than Mr. Amitabh Bachchan, a voice that everyone recognizes, respects and more importantly loved. We are so happy to have him as Radhe Shyam’s narrator .”

Radhe Shyam is a period love story set in Europe. While Prabhas plays the role of Vikramaditya, a palmist, Pooja Hegde will be seen playing the role of Prerana. Due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the film’s shooting and release were delayed several times. Radhe Shyam will release in theatres on March 11.

Directed by Radha Krishna Kumar, the film features Bhagyashree, Priyadarshi, Murali Sharma and Sachin Khedekar in important roles. Radhe Shyam will be released in five languages including Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi.

Samantha’s ‘Shaakuntalam’ First-Look Poster Out

Samantha is back in the news. This time, it is for her upcoming film, Shaakuntalam. The makers unveiled the first-look poster of Shaakuntalam today, February 21. Samantha looks ethereal in a white ensemble adorned with red flowers. She can be seen surrounded by a bunch of deer and a peacock. The mythological drama is directed by Gunasekhar.

Samantha wrapped up the shooting of Shaakuntalam in 2021. The mythological drama is produced by Neelima Guna. The film was completed before the actress announced her separation from Naga Chaitanya.

On February 21, Samantha took to social media to share the first-look poster of Shaakuntalam and wrote, “Presenting Nature’s beloved.. the Ethereal and Demure.. “Shakuntala” from #Shaakuntalam. #ShaakuntalamFirstLook @Samanthaprabhu2 @Gunasekhar1 @ActorDevMohan #ManiSharma @neelima_guna @GunaaTeamworks @DilRajuProdctns @SVC_official @tipsofficial #MythologyforMilennials (sic).”

While Samantha plays the role of Shakuntala, Dev Mohan will be seen as King Dushyant. The film is based on a popular Indian play titled Shakuntala, written by Kalidasa. Shaakuntalam will release in five languages later this year.

Samantha had decided to take a break from films after wrapping up Shaakuntalam. She had asked the film’s producer to plan her schedule accordingly so she could wrap up the shoot before August 2021.

In an interview with The News Minute, Neelima said, “Last year itself, when my father director Gunasekhar garu and I approached Samantha for Shaakuntalam, she loved the story and was very excited by it, but she told us that if she were to accept the role, the shooting should be completed by maximum July/August this year. She informed me that she was planning to start a family and that she wants to become a mother and that it would be her priority. “

Samantha was initially apprehensive of signing the film as period films take a long time to complete. However, the actress was impressed with producer Neelima and the entire Shaakuntalam team for adhering to her request.

Shruti Haasan: ‘I Learnt A Valuable Lesson While Playing The Role Of Malar In ‘Premam’’

Actress Shruti Haasan who played the role of Malar teacher in the Telugu remake of the film ‘Premam’ in 2016, was trolled by the netizens back then. Shruti Haasan is now one of the leading actresses in the Tamil and Telugu industry. In a recent interview with a media house Shruti Haasan spoke about her choice of playing the role in Premam. She said that it was the only time she was trolled online.

The actress reportedly added that she felt that for a while she thought that she should not have done the role. She also added that the thought was there just for a second and that she made up her mind to do it as she decided to do it as it was something she liked. Shruti reportedly added that she had a nice time while playing the role and though she was trolled, the movie ran successfully in the theatres.

Shruti in the interview reportedly added that she learnt a valuable lesson while playing the role of Malar in ‘Premam’. She said that no one should ever compare themselves to another person. The actress is now having the time of her life with her boyfriend and she is quite active on social media.

Sobhita Dhulipala Drop Pictures From Her Sri Lankan Vacation

Bentota (Sri Lanka) February 18 (ANI): Actor Sobhita Dhulipala is currently holidaying in Sri Lanka.

Taking to Instagram, the ‘Bard of Blood’ actor treated fans by giving a glimpse of her vacation. In one of the images, she is seen wearing a saree and holding a coconut bowl. She also posted a video, in which a regional singer can be seen dedicating a song to her. “There is a bird where my heart is and hee in tropical Lanka, it has lost all manners,” she captioned the post.

Meanwhile, on the work front, Sobhita will be seen playing the female lead with Aditya Roy Kapur in the remake of the acclaimed Golden Globe-winning series ‘The Night Manager’.

Nandamuri Balakrishna’s Film With Gopichandh Malineni Goes On Floors

Nandamuri Balakrishna AKA Balayya is fresh off from the success of his recently released film, Akhanda. Now, he has begun shooting for his next film, directed by Gopichandh Malineni.

The shooting commenced today in Sircilla in Telangana. Tentatively titled NBK107, the commercial entertainer will be bankrolled on a massive scale by Mythri Movie Makers.

Balayya scored a hit with his last film, Akhanda, which is currently streaming on Disney+ Hotstar. He also turned host for a talk show titled, Unstoppable with NBK, which is available for streaming on aha. The talk show became a hit venture and fans got to see the funny side of Balayya.

Now, Balayya has started shooting for his upcoming film with Gopichandh Malineni. Popular trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared a photo of Balayya with the makers and wrote, “BALAKRISHNA – GOPICHANDH JOIN HANDS: FILMING BEGINS TODAY… #NandamuriBalakrishna and director #GopichandhMalineni team up for a new #Telugu film #NBK107… Filming commences today in #Sircilla in #Telangana… #MythriMovieMakers is producing the film (sic).”

Nandamuri Balakrishna’s film was launched in a grand manner in November 2021. It is reported that the film will be a mass and commercial entertainer. Shruti Haasan, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar and Kannada star Duniya Vijay have been roped in to play pivotal roles in the film.

Composer S Thaman, cinematographer Rishi Punjabi, dialogue writer Sai Madhav Burra, editor Navin Nooli and production designer S Prakash are part of the technical team.

Chiranjeevi Pens Birthday Note For Telangana CM Chandrasekhar Rao

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], February 17 (ANI): On the occasion of Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s birthday, actor Chiranjeevi took to Twitter and penned a heartfelt post for him.

“Happy birthday to honourable Telangana Chief Minister. I want you to be always healthy and may God grant you unlimited power capabilities for your goals and public service,” he tweeted. Chiranjeevi also shared a picture with Rao.

Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi prayed for Rao’s healthy life.

“Birthday wishes to Telangana CM Shri KCR Garu. Praying for his long and healthy life. @TelanganaCMO,” PM Modi tweeted.

Kalvakuntla Chandrasekhar Rao, popularly known as KCR, was born in Chintamadaka, Medak District, on February 17, 1954, according to the state government website.

He is also the founder President of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) which was at the forefront of the movement for Statehood to Telangana. He has been a Member of the Legislative Assembly for multiple terms from different constituencies.

Moreover, he was also a Member of Parliament and has also held the position of Cabinet Minister for Labour and Employment.

In the 2014 elections, TRS emerged victorious in 63 of the 119 Assembly seats thereby securing the required number of legislators for forming the government. KCR was sworn in as the first Chief Minister of Telangana.

Again in the 2018 Assembly polls, Chandrashekar Rao-led Telangana Rashtra Samithi won 88 seats and KCR was again sworn in as Chief Minister of Telangana on December 13, 2018. 

Chiranjeevi Mourns The Demise Of Singer-Composer Bappi Lahiri

Singer–music composer Bappi Lahiri passed away on Tuesday night at the age of 69 at a private hospital in Mumbai.

The music composer was known for bringing synthesized disco music to Indian cinema and for his hit compositions in the 1980s and 90s. Bappi da, as he was fondly known, did not just compose music for Hindi films, he also composed or sung numerous hit numbers for Bengali, Tamil, Kannada and Gujarati films. But after his association with the Hindi and Bengali film industry, his songs for Telugu superstars like Krishna, Chiranjeevi, Mohan Babu, Venkatesh and others are widely known.

After learning of his loss on Wednesday morning, Chiranjeevi took to social media to share a throwback picture with the singer-composer. Writing of how he delivered numerous hit for his films (like Gang Leader and Rowdy Alludu), the Acharya star wrote, “Deeply anguished at the demise of legendary Music director & Singer Bappi Lahiri. I had a great association with Bappi da. He gave numerous chartbusters for me which contributed immensely to my films popularity. He will always be remembered for his unique style & his great enthusiasm for life which reflected in his music. My heartfelt condolences to all his near and dead. (sic)”

Bappi Lahiri passed away after a month of hospitalisation for multiple health issues, read reports. While he was discharged on Monday, his health deteriorated on Tuesday and a doctor was called in. The composer was rushed back to the hospital but he passed away due to obstructive sleep apnea before midnight yesterday. Bappi Da, as he was fondly known, was also known for his sense of fashion, standing apart from the rest due to his mullet hairstyle, quirky clothing and trademark gold chains and sunglasses. He is survived by son Bappa and daughter Rema.

Prabhas, Pooja Hegde Shares Some Romantic Glimpse From ‘Radhe Shyam’

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], February 14 (ANI): ‘Baahubali’ fame Prabhas had taken to his social media accounts on Sunday to inform his fans about treating them to something special on Valentine’s Day. True to his words, he launched a romantic glimpse of his highly-anticipated movie ‘Radhe Shyam’, on Monday, that is, on Valentine’s Day.

The actor took to his Instagram handle to post about the same. His post read, “Sending my love to you all on this special day with some glimpses from my film, #RadheShyam. Happy Valentine’s Day to all!”

The small teaser showed Prabhas in his flirtatious avatar, trying to have a conversation with Pooja’s character. One of the major highlights of the glimpse was the scene where Pooja’s character asks Prabhas out of curiosity as to why is he still a bachelor and not married.

The ‘romantic glimpse’ had picturesque visuals with the lead actors in lovely pastel colour palettes, in a foreign location.

Interestingly, the makers had also released a poster of this yesterday. The poster saw Prabhas sporting a pink tee and a smiling Pooja with her hands full of pink colour.

Till now, a few glimpses of Prabhas have been seen, as a mysterious lover boy ‘Vikram Aditya’. The glimpses surely intrigued viewers of a unique love story.

‘Radhe Shyam’ has been directed by Radha Krishna Kumar and produced by Bhushan Kumar, Vamsi and Pramod. It is scheduled for a theatrical release on March 11 2022.

‘Kalaavathi’ Song From Mahesh Babu’s ‘Sarkaru Vaari Paata’ Out Now

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], February 13 (ANI): Superstar Mahesh Babu is all set for his next release, ‘Sarkaru Vaari Paata’. The makers of the film unveiled the official music video of the song ‘Kalaavathi’, on Sunday.

The actor took to his Instagram and posted the poster of the music video while captioning it as “#Kalaavathi is here!! Definitely one of my favourites!”

Actor Keerthy Suresh, who is paired opposite him in the film and who looked like a dream in the song, too posted on her Instagram story about the same.

The first single from the film has been unveiled as Valentine’s Day special. The song is dreamy and has been beautifully choreographed.

The music has been composed by S Thaman and sung by Sid Sriram. Ananta Sriram has penned the lyrics of the song.

The song features Mahesh and Keerthy in a foreign location, with Mahesh grooving effortlessly, while Keerthy looks magical. Their adorable chemistry added extra glamour to the song.

The song also featured Thaman, Sid Sriram and the musical troupe in traditional getups.
The film has been directed by Parasuram. It has been jointly produced by Naveen Yerneni, Y.

Ravi Shankar, Ram Achanta and Gopichand Achanta under Mythri Movie Makers, GMB Entertainment and 14 Reels Plus banners.

‘Sarkaaru Vaari Paata’ is slated for a summer release on May 12th, 2022.

Shruti Haasan: ‘Hindi Audience Has Always Been Interested In Telugu, Tamil Or Kannada films’

Actor Shruti Haasan says the arrival of streaming platforms in the country has made South Indian films more saleable to the Hindi-speaking audience, which was earlier served mostly dubbed versions of the popular content from the region. The actor said the pan-India theatrical market was mostly reserved for stars like Rajinikanth and her father, Kamal Haasan, with everything else never given an appropriate positioning.

According to Shruti Haasan, the geographical and language barrier was first broken in a big way with S S Rajamouli’s two-part blockbuster “Baahubali”, which was followed by digital platforms that offered the audience a chance to watch films in the original language.

“Earlier, they would take all the Telugu and Tamil films, dub them and put them on a particular channel. People would watch it and say, ‘We love this South actor’. For some reason, there was some apprehension to just put it in a box and market it. It was almost like these films were being sold on the discount shelf.

“People like my dad and Rajini sir, with their films like ‘Dasavathaaram’ or ‘Robot’, were kept in a separate box, that ‘Oh they are legends’. But I saw a clear shift happening with ‘Baahubali’ and then with OTT. When streaming services came in and people were allowed to choose for themselves with subtitles, they preferred to watch those movies in their original language,” the actor told PTI.

She said the renewed interest of the audience in films from the South was purely because they “dictated” it.

The 36-year-old actor recalled how she was once shooting in Madhya Pradesh when a fan complimented her after watching her dubbed Telugu film.

“So the Hindi audience has always been interested in Telugu, Tamil or Kannada films. They have always enjoyed it. This is not some grand round table of the elite filmmakers who sat together and said ‘Let’s do this’. This is the audience’s demand that has permuted the market. Now, it’s like you can go to the store and select what you want,” she added.

Rajamouli’s “Baahubali”, released between 2015-2017, is often hailed as the franchise that served as a bridge between the North and South for pan-India cultural exchange.

Hindi film stars Alia Bhatt and Ajay Devgn will now be seen in Rajamouli’s “RRR”, whereas Telugu star Vijay Deverakonda will make his Bollywood debut with Karan Johar-backed “Liger”.

Shruti Haasan believes cultural exchange of artistes was inevitable and said she was a witness to it in her own family, with mother Sarika and father Kamal Haasan.

“I don’t understand how it has taken so long. I grew up in a home where my mother was a Hindi film actor, who had moved to be with my father and was working in the technical side of things — as a costume designer on many of my father’s films — speaking to her crew in Tamil. On the other hand, my dad would one day shoot for a Kannada film and then a Telugu film.

“When I was quite young, we had an event for ‘Hindustani’ and Mr. Amitabh Bachchan came down. I asked my dad how come Mr Bachchan is here and he told me, ‘It is because we all watch each other’s movies’. I have grown up in this (cultural exchange). I grew up between Mumbai and Chennai, went to a new place, learnt a new language (Telugu) to be a part of that industry. That is the beauty of our country,” she added.

The actor will next be seen on the big screen in Prabhas-starrer “Salaar”. The actioner, shot simultaneously in Kannada and Telugu languages and to be dubbed in Hindi, Tamil, and Malayalam, has been helmed by Prashanth Neel of “KGF” fame.

Shruti Haasan will also be seen in the upcoming Prime Video series, “Bestseller”.

Chiranjeevi Request Fans To Plant Sapling On His 66th Birthday

Chiranjeevi, who is busy shooting for Koratala Siva’s ‘Acharya,’ took to Twitter on Saturday, August 21, with a special request for his fans. In the post, the Khaidi No 150′ actor asked his fans to plant three saplings to support the Green India Challenge on his birthday. Chiranjeevi will be turning 66 on August 22.

Taking to his Twitter, the ‘Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy’ actor wrote, ”We all owe it to Mother Nature. To fight climate change & air pollution, let’s plant saplings & grow trees. This year, I urge all my loving fans to plant 3 saplings on my birthday to show your love & tag #HaraHaiTohBharaHai to support the #GreenIndiaChallenge campaign. @MPsantoshtrs.”

Responding to Chiru’s tweets, MP Santosh Kumar thanked the Megastar. He also said that the tweets by Chiranjeevi showed the love Chiranjeevi has for the protection of the environment and desired that the Mega Star fans should plant saplings and give them as a gift to Chiru. The MP suggested that every fan should tag Chiranjeevi. He also wished that Mega Star who enthralled crores of fans should be blessed with health and wealth for many years to come.

He wrote, “Happy birthday megastar! It’s such a righteous thought of yours on your birthday sir. Am sure your prudent act of planting 3 saplings and requesting your huge fanbase to do the same would draw accolades across all film industries of the country and help making nature more lovely.”

On the occasion of Chiru’s birthday, it is expected that the makers will unveil the release date of Acharya. Apart from Acharya, Chiranjeevi will be next seen in Meher Ramesh, Mohan Raja and Bobby directorial films, the makers of these films released the countdown and revealed that something special would be coming the audience’s way on the Shankar Dada Zindabad actor’s birthday (August 22).

Sharing the news, the makers wrote, ”Get ready for the #SupremeReveal of Mega Star @KChiruTweets’ #Chiru153 Unleashing Tomorrow at 5:04 PM Stay tuned for the MEGA Bonanza! @jayam_mohanraja @AlwaysRamCharan #RBChoudary @ProducerNVP @KonidelaPro @SuperGoodFilms_@MusicThaman.”

Title & First Look Of Panja Vaishnav Tej, Rakul Preet Singh’s Film Revealed

After a long wait, the makers of Panja Vaishnav Tej’s next film have revealed the title and first look of his 2nd film on Friday. Titled ‘Konda Polam,‘ the makers also unveiled Vaishnav Tej’s breathtaking first look for the film, and it is creating a huge buzz on social media. The title carries the tagline ”An epic tale of becoming.”

Revealing the first look poster, Rakul Preet Singh confirmed that Kataru Ravindra Yadav is Panja Vaishnav Tej’s name in the film. Panja Vaishnav Tej sports a rather intense expression in the poster. Details about his character have not yet been revealed. The film stars Rakul Preet Singh as the female lead.

She wrote, ”Excited to unveil the title & first look of #PanjaVaishnavTej as Kataru Ravindra Yadav from our film #KONDAPOLAM an Epic Tale of Becoming, team @DirKrish #Sannapureddi @mmkeeravaani @gnanashekarvs @FirstFrame_Ent @YRajeevReddy1 #JSaiBabu @MangoMusicLabel #KondaPolamOnOct8th.”

”Kondam Polam” is helmed by Krish Jagarlamudi and produced by J Sai Babu and Y Rajeev Reddy under the banner of First Frame Entertainments. The film is an adventurous love story set in the backdrop of a forest. The technical crew of ”Kondam Polam” includes composer MM Keeravani and cinematographer Gnana Shekar VS and editor Shravan Katikaneni. The film is slated to release in theatres on October 8 this year.

‘Sridevi Soda Center’ Official Trailer Out Now

With film buffs eagerly awaiting the film’s release, the makers of ‘Sridevi Soda Center’ have released the official trailer of the film on Thursday. The trailer was unveiled by none other than Mahesh Babu.

The riveting trailer delves into the life of a youth named Soori Babu, who sets up lighting for events falls in love with an upper-class girl named Sridevi. With his life being filled with happiness, things take a turn for the worst when Sridevi’s father joins hands with a local politician to separate the couple. The showdown between good versus bad leads to them facing consequences that are laced with a whole lot of action, playful romance and humour.

The trailer is a sneak peek into the action-packed romance and edge-of-the-seat thrill that the movie promises! Overall, with the trailer, you know that this will be a promising experience at the theatre.

Written and directed by Karuna Kumar, the film stars Sudheer Babu and Anandhi in the lead roles, along with Pavel Navageethan, Rohini, Ajay, Raghu Babu, Harshavardhan, V.K. Naresh, Sneha Gupta, Satyam Rajesh and Sapthagiri essaying pivotal roles. Vijay Chilla and Shashi Devireddy are producing the film under the banner of 70mm Entertainments. The technical crew includes Mani Sharma as the music composer, Shamdat Sainudeen as the cinematographer and A Sreekar Prasad as the editor. The movie will hit the screens on August 27.

Panja Vaisshnav Tej & Rakul Preet Singh’s Film Title & First Look To Be Out On August 20

The first look and title of Krish’s Panja Vaisshnav Tej and Rakul Preet Singh starrer will finally be out on August 20 at 10:15 AM.

Billed to be a spectacular adventure, the film is adapted from a novel written by Sannapureddy Venkata Rami Reddy. Shooting for the film took place in a long schedule before the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic hit. Despite some controversies surrounding Rakul then, the filmmakers managed to shoot for the film in the outskirts of the city in no time.

Leaked stills and behind-the-scenes pictures and videos of the film show Rakul in a langa-voni and herding goats while Vaisshnav was dressed in a more modern avatar. The actress was last seen in Manmadhudu 2 in Telugu while Vaisshnav recently made his debut with Uppena. The film will see music by MM Keeravani and cinematography by Gnana Shekar VS.

Announcing that the title and first-look of the film will be out soon, the makers kick-started promotions with a video that gives a glimpse into the tale. Sharing it on social media, Rakul called it her most author-backed role and wrote, “Get ready for #Production8!! It’s a spectacular adventure with Mega Sensation #PanjaVaisshnavTej. It is my most author-backed role & I am super excited to share this with you all. It was a privilege to work with the team of @DirKrish #Sannapureddi @mmkeeravaani @gnanashekarvs. (sic)”

Saibabu Jagarlamudi and Rajeev Reddy are producing the film under First Frame Entertainments banners be presented by Bibo Srinivas. Further details are awaited.

Aadi Saikumar And Payal Rajput Collaborates For TMK

Aadi Saikumar had carved out a niche for himself by playing a wide variety of characters in different genre films. He is now coming up with a new film with ‘Natakam’ director Kalyanji Gogana. Actor Sunil is reported to play an important role in this film. Actress Poorna also plays a crucial role besides Kabir Duhan Singh and Thakur Anoop Singh will play other important roles.

Moreover, ‘TMK’ is reported to be the working title of the film, which was launched on Independence day at the film office with a formal pooja ceremony. The filming of the movie started on August 16 and Payal Rajput who plays Aadi’s love interest in the film has also graced the muhurtham event.

Aadi Saikumar will be seen in a brand new avatar in this movie. Sai Karthik, who has provided the music for many successful films, composes the music for this film. Bal Reddy is the director of photography and Mani Kanth is the editor for the above.

Naga Shaurya Reveals Poster Of ‘Lakshya’

The makers of Naga Shaurya’s next ‘Lakshya’, have released a poster from the movie on the occasion of Independence Day.

In the poster, the actor can be seen sporting a jersey as he will be playing the character of ‘Pardhu’ in the film. The film is touted to be a sports film, where Naga Shaurya will be seen as an archer. He has undergone a jaw-dropping transformation to sync in the character and is seen in a lean look in the poster wearing the Indian blue jersey entering the stadium with the bows in one hand and arrow in the other.

This upcoming film ‘Lakshya’ is written and being directed by Dheerendra Santhossh Jagarlapudi that is jointly produced under ‘Sri Venkateswara Cinemas LLP’ and ‘Northstar Entertainment Private Limited’ banners by Narayan Das Narang, Puskur Ram Mohan Rao, and Sharath Marar.

The film also features Ketika Sharma, Jagapathi Babu, Sachin Khedekar, Satya, and Ravi Prakash playing the other important roles.

The film’s music is being composed by M.M.Keeravani’s son ‘Kaala Bhairava’ and the cinematography is handled by Raam, while editing is taken care of by Junaid Siddiqui.

‘Pushpa-The Rise’ First Single ‘Daakko Daakko Meka’ Out Now

The deadly combo of stylish star Allu Arjun, creative director Sukumar, and rocking musician Devi Sri Prasad is going to make his fans sway. Crowds are getting ready to dance outside the theatres when these three names appear on the poster. Their combination has given blockbuster hits like Arya and Arya 2 in the past, and the music from those films are still entertaining the audience.

Ten years later, they are coming together again for ‘Pushpa’ to repeat the same magic. Puspa’s first single is releasing in five languages today on August 13. The teaser that was released recently has already created a sensation with more than 80M views.

The song promos have already been released by the makers, which were also well received by the audience. Allu Arjun’s makeover will be the highlight of the song. Titled ‘Dakko Dakko’, this song is reportedly sung by 5 leading singers in five different languages. Shivam in Telugu, Vishal Dadlani in Hindi, Vijay Prakash in Kannada, Rahul Nambiar in Malayalam, and Benny Dayal in Tamil.


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Pushpa is being produced by Naveen Yerneni, Y Ravi Shankar under the banner Mythri Movie Makers. The film stars Rashmika Mandanna opposite Allu Arjun. It was reported that the film will be made in two parts. Sukumar is releasing the film at a pan-India level. It is slated to hit the screens on Christmas Eve.

‘Akhanda’ Shoot Finally Over

The shooting of Nandamuri Balakrishna’s next ‘Akhanda’ is finally over. A picture features director Boyapati Srinu with fighters from the sets of ‘Akhanda’ has been circulating on social media since Thursday morning. In the film, Balakrishna plays the dual role in which one of the characters will be playing the role of Aghora.

The action-thriller is written and directed by Boyapati Srinu and produced by Miryala Ravinder Reddy under Dwaraka Creations banner. It features Pragya Jaiswal in the lead role alongside Balayya. The final schedule of the film began in July, and the crew has been shooting in and around Tamil Nadu ever since. The teaser of ‘Akhanda’ that premiered on YouTube on April 13 has since garnered 55 lakh views and counting.

The first lyrical video song of ‘Akhanda’ will reportedly be released on August 15 to coincide with Independence Day. The film marks the third collaboration between director Boyapati and actor Balayya after the 2010 movie Simha, followed by Legend that released in the year 2014. Boyapati made his directorial debut with Bhadra, where Ravi Teja shared the screen with Meera Jasmin. Touted to be an entertainer, ‘Akhanda’ is expected to release in theatres next year. The movie has music by S Thaman. For the movie, the cinematography was taken care of by C Ram Prasad and Kotagiri Venkateshwara Rao will be editing the flick.

Sree Vishnu Announces Release Date Of ‘Raja Raja Chora’

Actor Sree Vishnu, on Wednesday, August 11, announced the release date of his upcoming film ‘Raja Raja Chora,’ Taking to his social media, Vishnu revealed that the much-awaited project is set to hit the cinema halls on August 19 this year. Written and directed by Hasith Goli, the film stars Sree Vishnu, Megha Akash and Sunainaa in lead roles.

Sree Vishnu wrote, ”August 19th! Ee Avatharam tho Mimmalni Gattiga Entertain chese poochi naadi #RajaRajaChora at you nearest THEATRES FROM AUG19.”

According to sources, ‘Raja Raja Chora’ will present Sree Vishnu in a different avatar, and the character he plays will be completely different from anything he has done in his previous films. Sree Vishnu has earlier been in movies such as Appatlo Okadundevaadu, Mental Madhilo, Needi Naadi Oke Katha and Brochevarevarura, which all had a decent response at the box office.

Vivek Sagar, who has earlier composed music for Pelli Choopulu, Sammohanam, Brochevarevarura, HIT, among others, has handled the music for this film and Veda Raman Sankaran is the cinematographer. A song from ‘Raja Raja Chora,’ as well as a teaser for the film, had earlier been released, which got fans excited. And now, ahead of the theatrical release, promotions have begun by the filmmakers.

‘Sarkaru Vaari Paata’ Teaser Out Now

It’s finally here! Fans have been counting by the minute to catch a glimpse of superstar Mahesh Babu in ‘Sarkaru Vaari Paata,‘ and the makers have now finally released the film’s teaser. On the occasion of actor Mahesh Babu’s birthday on August 9, the makers of the film have released the birthday blaster, and it instantly went viral on social media.

Showing glimpses of the power-packed persona of Mahesh Babu has already left his fans swooning. The one-minute sixteen seconds teaser promises oodles of style from Mahesh as well as exciting action sequences. From the teaser, it appears that the star actor is raring to take Tollywood by storm with his swag levels, whether that’s dialogue delivery or fighting the goons in style. The actor has an ever-lasting impact in the teaser. The movie seems to be a massy entertainer packed with some stylish action.

‘Sarkaru Vaari Paata’ is written and directed by Parasuram. It is being bankrolled by Mythri Movie Makers, 14 Reels Plus and G Mahesh Babu Entertainment. Keerthy Suresh will be the leading lady of the film, which also stars Vennela Kishore, Subbaraju and others in supporting roles. The film’s technical crew comprises composer S Thaman, cinematographer R Madhi and editor Marthand K Venkatesh. ‘Sarkaru Vaari Paata’ will hit the screens on January 13 next year.

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Mahesh Babu’s Wife Namrata Pens A Heartfelt Birthday Wish For Him

On the occasion of Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu’s 46th birthday on Monday, his wife Namrata Shirodkar penned a heartfelt wish for him on social media.

Taking to Instagram, she posted a cosy picture of the two, and alongside wrote: “The man who defines love for me.. my then, now and forever! A very happy birthday MB.. love you more than you’ll ever know.”
Namrata’s wish left fans in complete awe of the couple.


“You both are so adorable,” a user commented.
“Love this post. You guys are the best. Stay happy always,” another one commented.

Mahesh Babu and Namrata got married in 2005. They have a son Gautam and a daughter Sitara.
Coming back to Mahesh Babu’s birthday, he has also received several wishes from members of the Indian film industry.

Actor R. Madhavan tweeted: “@urstrulyMahesh Wish you a fantastic Birthday and an extraordinary year ahead my bro. May this year be the best one yet.”

Actor Naveen Polishetty showered Mahesh Babu with a lovely wish, saying the latter inspires him to do more exciting work.
“Happy Birthday @urstrulyMahesh sir. One of my favourite moments this year was your reaction on how much you loved Jaathi Ratnalu. It inspired me a lot to do more exciting work,
‘ he wrote.

To mark the special occasion, Mahesh Babu treated his fans by unveiling the teaser of his upcoming film, ‘Sarkaru Vaari Paata’, which also features Keerthy Suresh, Vennela Kishore, and Subbaraju.

Sudheer Babu Launches Official Teaser Of ‘Black’

Actor Sudheer Babu has launched the official teaser of Aadi Sai Kumar’s upcoming film ‘Black.’ The 41-year-old actor, who has co-starred with the actor in Sriram Adittya’s 2017 film ‘Samanthakamani,’ took to Twitter to share the YouTube link of the video.

Aadi, who plays a cop, appears wearing his uniform in one of the frames in the teaser. The one-minute three seconds teaser features action-packed stunt sequences with thumping high-speed music playing in the background. Playing the role of a cop, Aadi looks striking in the action sequences. The teaser promises a high-octane entertainer. Bengali actress Darshana Banik, who is played the female lead, makes an appearance in the teaser, standing in front of the goons.

Sharing the teaser, Sudheer Babu wrote, ”Here’s my friend #AadhiSaiKumar’s #BLACK teaser. Quite an interesting one. Good luck Aadhi and everyone involved https://youtu.be/zlkd_ksA5Wk @KRISHNAGB4 #MahankaliMovies #SureshBobbili.’

Kiara Advani Charges Whooping Amount For A Telugu Film?

Bollywood actress ‘Kiara Advani’ made her Telugu film debut with ‘Bharat Ane Nenu’ starring ‘Mahesh Babu’. She later co-starred with ‘Ram Charan’ in ‘Vinaya Vidheya Rama’. Back then, she wasn’t even paid a crore for working in these films. However, it was rumored that ‘Bharat Ane Nenu’ producers had paid her Rs 80 lakhs for Mahesh’s film. It comes as a shock now, the kind of remuneration that this beauty is charging. It has been rumoured that Kiara’s pay scale has changed subsequently with the superhit movie ‘Kabir Singh’.

It has now been speculated that she’s being paid a whopping sum of Rs 4 crores when producers ask her to act in Telugu movies. This is a fee close to what leading actresses get paid in Bollywood. This fee is being managed for the movie with ‘Ram Charan-Shankar combination’. The film will be released in Telugu, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam. It is also reported that Kiara Advani demanded Rs 5 crore for featuring in the pan-India movie. But in the end, it was reported that she was convinced to sign for rupees four and a half crores.

There’s more conjecture that if the heroine’s remuneration is in such a range, then the hero and the directors should be paid even more. Producer Dil Raju has however decided to spend well on this film. He took this project as a prestigious one as it is his fiftieth film under his banner. The movie is said to begin shooting in a few days. It is also being said that the filmmakers have planned to complete the film in the next four months. We’ll have to wait and watch what else surprises us with this new hot movie.

‘Tuck Jagdish’ To Release On OTT Platform

Another good production went to OTT. ‘Tuck Jagdish’, produced by Sahu Garapati in Shivanirvana-Nani combination, is directly going to the OTT.

There were some hopes that theaters were opened after a long gap, film ticket rates will change, and everything will be back to normalcy, but the patience of filmmakers seems unnoticed by the AP Government.

The filmmakers have been waiting for years for the film to be released in theaters.
The Tuck Jagadish makers have also reportedly paid interest to the financiers for two corona seasons to release it in film theaters. However, the result was not positive. His previous movie ‘V’ starring ‘Nani and Sudheer Babu’ in the first season of Corona was given to OTT due to pandemic. Now one more movie of him went to OTT.

Recently we also have seen another big movie ‘Narappa’ starring Victory Venkatesh directly went to OTT and many seniors were not happy over the producers’ move.

It is reported that since the interest rates are becoming more & more to the makers. Actor Nani could no longer object to the producers at large to stop it from going to direct OTT release from Theaters.

The film was directed by ‘Shiva Nirvana’ starring Nani, Ritu Varma, Aishwarya Rajesh, and Jagapathi Babu in the lead roles.

‘Acharya’ To Release Next Year?

We already came to know that ‘Kajal Aggarwal is playing a lead role in the Megastar ‘Chiranjeevi’s upcoming high-budget film ‘Acharya’ directed by blockbuster director Koratala Siva. The film, which also stars ‘Ram Charan’ in a pivotal role, is reported to have completed its shoot by 90%. But the movie’s release date is not yet clearly known.

It is reported that there is interesting suspense running on the release date of this film. Normally, big films are supposed to stand in the ‘Dussehra race’ as it gives good mileage at the box office run, and the above film is also said to have completed its shoot. But there is already a”RRR” movie in this race. However, there is a talk going on that ‘Acharya’ would still come on Dussehra. It also gossiped that it may come after September.

But the latest buzz is that the film is all set to hit the screens next year. Otherwise, the film is expected to release on January 7. But still, it is not an official talk, only the gossip! We don’t know the truth about it yet. Also, there is a talk that clarification on ‘Acharya’s release will come soon. We’ll have to wait and watch for the official word from the Megastar and his Acharya Team says a few.

Abhishek Banerjee To Make His Telugu Debut

Actor Abhishek Banerjee is all set to make his Telugu debut.

The yet-to-be-titled film, which also features Anand Deverakonda and Manasa Radhakrishnan, is being helmed by K. V. Guhan. On working in the Telugu film, Abhishek said, “Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu is where I spent a considerable amount of my childhood and I grew up watching Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam films. So in a way shooting for a Telugu film is like going back to childhood.”
He added, “It feels good to know that your talent is getting recognition across industries, I am also very excited to work alongside Anand Deverakonda. I look forward to this project.”

Abhishek, who is best known for his roles in ‘Paatal Lok’ and ‘Stree’, will also be seen in ‘Rocket’, ‘Bhediya’, ‘Aankh Micholi’, ‘Helmet’ and ‘Dostana 2’.

‘Pushpa-The Rise’ To Release This Christmas

The wait to see our very own stylish star Allu Arjun beating baddies on the big screen seems to be over. It is reported that Allu Arjun starrer ‘Pushpa’ will be made in two parts. Now, Mythri Movie Makers has announced the first part has been titled ‘Pushpa-The Rise’ and release date of the first part. The film is all set to release in December this year, on the occasion of Christmas.

‘Pushpa-The Rise’ is releasing in five languages, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi. The teaser of the action-packed movie, which has been viewed over 75 million times since its release on YouTube on April 7 this year, gives us a sneak peek into what’s in store for us. Promotional events for the film have also begun. For the unversed, Pushpa’s first lyrical video in five languages will be released on August 13. The song will be sung by five leading singers from various languages.

Bankrolled by Mythri Movie Makers and Muttamsetty Media, ‘Pushpa’ also stars Fahadh Faasil, Rashmika Mandanna, Jagapathi Babu, Prakash Raj, Dhananjay, Sunil, Harish Uthaman, Vennela Kishore, Anasuya Bharadwaj and Sritej in prominent roles. Sukumar directs the flick, which has been composed by Devi Sri Prasad. The technical crew of Pushpa includes Mirosław Kuba Brożek for camerawork and Karthika Srinivas for editing.

Team Of SS Rajamouli’s ‘RRR’ Heads To Ukraine

The team of SS Rajamouli’s ‘RRR’ has headed to Ukraine to shoot a song and a key fight scene.

Shooting is expected to be wrapped up in this schedule even if the makers are yet to confirm the same. They had previously announced that the final schedule is currently in progress but it remains to be seen if Rajamouli will wrap up shooting for the film finally. A source close to the film’s unit revealed that a massive jail set has been erected there and the scene they are shooting for will involve foreigners. Shooting will kick-start there from August 4 and last up to August 15.

Promotions for the film have already begun because it’s slated for release on October 13. A special number called Dosti was released on Friendship Day in five languages and featured five singers. Ever since Rajamouli commenced this project with two of Tollywood’s biggest stars, expectations have been high on it. Now as the release date is near, both Jr NTR and Ram Charan’s fans await powerful promotional content from the film. Shooting for the film has been in progress for a while now, so movie buffs are anxious to see what’s in store.

In RRR, Jr NTR plays a tribal man based on Komaram Bheem while Ram Charan plays a police officer based on Alluri Sitaramaraju. Alia Bhatt will be seen as Ram Charan’s wife Sita. Olivia Morris, Shriya Saran, Ajay Devgn, and others play pivotal roles in the film.

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