3rd July 2001
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Sonali paired up with Venky
Sonali Bendre, who has done a commendable performance in Mahesh Babu's Murari is selected as the heroine opposite Venky in the film to be produced by KS Rama Rao. Karunakaran, who directed Toliprema and Yuvakudu in the past would direct Venky in this film. Harris Jayaraj, the second most popular music director in Tamilandu, who shot to the fame by giving the terrific music to the film 'Cheli'. KS Rama Rao, who used to do lots of films with Chiranjeevi in the past on Creative Commercials banner has done a remake film 'Chanti'. That film proved to be a milestone in the career of Venky that has won many hearts, especially that of women. This film will go on floors in September of this year.
Krishna in the direction of Thriller Manju
Padmalaya studios is going to make another film with Krishna as hero soon. This action film will have Thriller Manju directing it. This film would be made in two languages, namely Telugu and Kannada. Incidentally, this film would be the first straight film for Krishna in Kannada. Krishna's latest film Pandanti Samsaram celebrated 50 days in two theaters in AP. They are Mini Odeon (Hyderabad) and Priyadarshini (Vijayawada). This film is expected to run for 100 days in these two centers on shifting basis. Superstar Krishna did also signed another film in the direction of G Nageswara Reddy. This new director has directed a successful film 6 Teens. This film will have a faction backdrop.
Nag's film with Shaji Kailas
Shaji Kailas, who directed lots of blockbusters in Tamil and Malayalam, is going to make his debut as director in Telugu with a film to be produced by Burugapally Sivarama Krishna. Nag is playing the main lead in this pucca mass film. This film will go on floors in August. Nag who is on signing spree has lots of films starting in this year. His latest film 'Snehanamte Idera' went on floors yesterday. Next month, we will have Shaji Kailas film starting. In October, he will act in the film 'Santosham' to be directed by RR Shinde. In December, Nag will act in his home production to be directed by Vijay Bhaskar. In between, he will also act in a mutistarrer with Chiranjeevi to be directed by K Raghavendra Rao.