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12th November 2001
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Chiranjeevi plays Bharata Simha Reddy

ChiranjeeviChiranjeevi is playing Bharata Simha Reddy character in the faction-based film to be directed by B Gopal. Aswini Dutt is producing this big-budget film. Sonali Bendre is playing the role of Sneha Latha Reddy. Shooting of this film will start on 21st of November in Mumbai. The next schedule will start on 25th of December and continue till 15th of January in Kaasi holy town for 21 days. Mani Sharma has recorded 3 songs for this film so far. Chinni Krishna is exited about the story. He feels that every scene in the film is like the interval lead scene. The 'Simha' name is kept in tact in the title of the film 'Bharata Simha Reddy' to keep the Samara 'Simha' Reddy and Nara 'Simha' Naidu tradition alive. The photographer of these two films, VSR Swamy is roped in as the cinematographer. Paruchuri brothers are penning dialogues. This film is regarded as a prestigious venture for Aswini Dutt, as it is coming in the 25th year of Vyjayanti banner's existence.

Trivikram Srinivas to direct Mahesh Babu

Mahesh Babu Mahesh Babu is having five films lined up now. His next venture to go on floors is the film to be directed by Sobhan Babu for K Raghavendra Rao's home banner. The shooting will start from 12th December onwards. The next film to go on floors is the MS Raju's film 'Okkadu' in the direction of Guna Sekhar. This film is going to another Rayalaseema faction film. In July 2002, Mahesh Babu will be working for his home banner 'Indira Creative Entertainment'. Trivikram Srinivas will direct this film. He did also confirm a film each with SJ Surya and Krishna Vamsi. The SJ Surya film 'New' would be produced on the banner of Mahesh Babu's sister Manjula. Andhra Talkies, the home banner of Krishna Vamsi, will produce Krishna Vamsi's film. Krishna Vamsi is currently dubbing Murari film in Tamil on Andhra Talkies banner. The business is going on very well and there is a good amount of curiosity about who Mahesh Babu is in Tamil Nadu cinema industry.

Balayya as Adikesava Naidu

Bala KrishnaThe Sai Ganesh productions, which is going to produce a film with Balayya in the direction of V Samudra, has registered the title 'Aadi Kesava Naidu' in Andhra Pradesh film chamber. Vijayendra Prasad is giving story for this film. He gave story for the blockbuster Samarasimha Reddy in the past. The regular team of Balayya is working for this film. VSR Swamy provides cinematography. Mani Sharma will score music. This film will go on floors in December. Bhagawan Das and Danayya, who produced the film Samudram and Jambalakadi Pamba in the past, are producing this venture.

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