25th November 2001
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Takkari Donga confirmed for Mahesh film
The director-producer of the cowboy film, has confirmed 'Takkari Donga'
as the title of the film he is making in the combination of Mahesh Babu,
Lisa Ray, Bipasha Basu and Rahul Dev. The patchwork for the climax of
the film is going on at the diamond valley set erected at Annapura studios.
This unit will move to Mahabalipur to picture a couple songs with Lisa
Ray and Bipasha Basu each. Shooting of this film would be completed
by 15th of December. Editing and dubbing of the rest of the film is
completed. Audio of Takkari Donga will be released on 10th of December.
This movie is slated for 10th January release as the pongal special.
Mahesh Babu has two films lined up to start on immediate basis. Film
of RK Film Associates will start on 19th of December. MS Raju's 'Okkadu'
in the direction of Guna Sekhar will start on 15th of February. The
film 'Okkadu' will be shot in Rayalaseema faction backdrop. Mukesh Rushi
(who played villain in Narasimha Naidu) is playing a positive role of
father (a sincere police officer) in this film. Prakash Raj is playing
the dreaded villain and the faction leader in 'Okkadu'. Bhumika Chawla
will do the role of heroine. A huge set worth 1.5 crores is being built
in Hyderabad for 'Okkadu' now.
Anji release in February
Chiranjeevi is in London now on a dual-purpose visit. The first purpose
is to reduce some more weight and the second one is to see the rushes
of Anji. The entire film of Anji is complete except for the songs. After
seeing the rushes Chiranjeevi is expected to give a go-ahead for the
release date. The following are the dates of Chiranjeevi for the songs
of Anji film. He gave 30 days for the 5 songs of Anji. The dates are
from 1st of December to 15th of December and from 1st of January to
15th of January. The film Anji would then be ready for the release by
the month end of January. The exact date would be determined once Chiru
comes back from London. Shyam is roping in lots of heroines in the special
songs in this film. Jyotika is one among them. Namrata Sirodkar is doing
heroine. Tinnu Anand and Bhupinder Singh are playing villains in Anji.
Ashok Kumar provides art direction. Chota K Naidu handles camera. Kodi
Rama Krishna is the director. Shyam Prasad Reddy is producing this 40
crore multi-lingual venture.
AM Ratnam plans a film each with Tarun, Uday and NTR
Ratnam is on movie making spree. He announced three films the with latest
youth heart throbs. His multilingual film with Tarun as hero in the
direction of Jyoti Krishna will start in January. PC Sreeram (photography)
and AR Rehman (music) are the biggies working for this film. AM Ratnam
will also make a mass film with NTR in the direction of Suresh in June
2002. Suresh worked as an assistant to Chandra Sekhar. AM Ratnam did
also announce another multilingual with Uday Kiran as hero in the direction
of Hosiman. Hosiman worked as an assistant to of Shankar (Oke Okkadu
director). Harris Jayaraj will provide music.