12th November 2001
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Chiranjeevi plays Bharata Simha Reddy
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 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
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