Nagma turns into Aunty
sex symbol of the last decade Naghma is accepting the realities now.
She is making a shift over in her role from the heroine into character
artist. She is acting as mother of heroine Arti Agrawal in B Gopal -
NTR film that is being produced by Chanti Addala on Friendly banner.
The director has seen the brilliant performance of Naghma on a TV trailer
of Tamil dubbed film 'Citizen' and opined that she suits the role of
NTR's strong-headed mother-in-law in the film. Naghma accepted the role
gracefully and the shooting of film is on roll. NTR plays the hero.
Gajala and Arti Agrawal play heroines. Hanumantha Rao, an English lecturer
from Vizag, has given a story for this film. RP Patnaiak, who proved
himself as the music director of love films, is all set to show his
versatility by scoring music for this mass film. B Gopal is alternating
between this film and Chiru's film with Vyjayanti productions. This
film is all set to release on 28th May of 2002, which incidentally falls
on the birthday of the legendry NT Rama Rao.
Allu Arjun selected as hero for Teja's Jayam
Do you want to spot director Teja in Hyderabad? All you got to do is
to watch all the latest releases on the day one on morning show in the
main theater of Hyderabad. In a small informal chitchat with idlebrain.com,
he revealed that he selected Allu Arjun as hero for his forth-coming
film 'Jayam' to be started in the first week of February 2002. Naresh,
the second son of EVV Satyanaraya, is doing the role of youth villain
in this film. Teja is taking all the new talent for this film. RP Patnaik
(music), Sameer Reddy (camera), Kula Sekhar (Lyrics), Shankar (choreography),
Shankar (editing), Horseman Babu (fights) will support the technical
aspects of the film. It is also learnt that Chiranjeevi is taking keen
interest in teaching Arjun the tricks of trade in all departments. 'Jayam'
is going to be jointly produced by Teja and Gemini Kiran.
Mahesh Babu's Murari released in Tamil
Vamsi released the film 'Murari' in Tamil on his home banner 'Andhra
Talkies' on 13th of this month as Sankranthi special. The audio of this
film was released by Duet audio first week of January and proved to
be an instant success. Noted lyric writer Vaira Muthu penned lyrics.
Murari was released with extraordinary publicity. 52-inch televisions
were installed in all main 'Murari' theaters and all the important clippings
of the film are shown in them. All the major heroes like Vijay and Vijaykant
have taken special care to sing praises about Mahesh Babu's performance
Murari. A matador van, which adorned with Murari cutouts and 54 inch
TV inside, made a trip between Chennai and Kanya Kumari giving publicity
in all the villages/towns in between. We have to wait for a week to
know the commercial impact of this film on Tamil Sankranthi releases.