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20th November 2001
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Nagarjuna's Santosham started

NagarjunaThe first schedule Santosham, Nag's crazy product in making, was started on 18th of this month at Ooty. Durga Arts, which produced 'Hello Brother' with Nag in the past, is producing this film. Audio recording of this film was started on 11th of this month. RP Patnaik is providing music. This film also sports the dancing sensation Prabhudeva as another hero. The two heroines selected so far are Gracy Singh (of Lagaan fame) and Sreya (who is acting in Usha Kiran movie's Istam which is due for release on 30th of November). Dasarath, a debutant, is directing 'Santosham'. The second schedule will start from 10th of December. The other cast in the film includes K Vishwanath, Chandra Mohan, Sunil, Paruchuri Venkateswara Rao, Sunil, Brahmanandam, Tanikella Bharani and Pruthvi. The technical crew of the film includes RP Patnaik (music), Krishna Reddy (editing), Gopi Mohan (screenplay), S Gopal Reddy (photography) and Dasarath (story, dialogues and direction).

RP Patnaik to score for Chiranjeevi

Chiranjeevi The game of musical chairs is going on for Chiranjeevi's film with Vijaya Bapineedu. It was KS Ravi Kumar, who was supposed to direct this venture. But the miserable failure of 'Bava Nachadu' has triggered Vijaya Bapineedu to square on EVV Satya Narayana to direct his film. But the recent spate of failures from EVV in the form of 'Thank You Subba Rao' and 'Veedekkadi Mogudandi' has put Vijaya Bapineedu again in the fix. According to the highly placed sources belonging to Vijaya Bapineedu, it is revealed that VN Aditya is the new choice for the film. VN Aditya has directed the recent runaway hit 'Manasanta Nuvve'. Though RP Patnaik did not confirmed the report, he added that RP is going score the music if VN Aditya directs the film. We have to wait and see who the final director for the film is in the months to come!

Ramoji Rao introduces CM son as hero

Ritesh, the second son of Maharashra Chief Minister Vaisal Rao Deshmukh, is acting in the Hindi version of 'Nuvve Kavali' being produced by Usha Kiron movies. K Vijaya Bhaskar, who directed Telugu version, is roped in to deal the Hindi version too. The first schedule of the film was recently started in Hyderabad. The news of this film is kept under wraps and is not revealed to press due to the security reasons.

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