Bhumika Chawla replaces Tara Sharma
Sharma is having bitter experiences in Telugu film industry. Initially
she was taken as heroine by Teja for Hindi version of 'Nuvvu Nenu' and
was unceremoniously dropped. Later on, she was selected for RK films
banner apposite Mahesh Babu. She completed 10 days of shoot, which includes
a solo song on her. Then she is taken out of the project and was replaced
by Bhoomika Chawla. Tara Sharma came into limelight when she acted in
a Pepsi commercial in which she kisses Sharukh Khan. Tara Sharma possesses
exotic looks, as her mother is British. She left her lucrative financial
consultant career in Anderson Consulting in London to make splashes
on Silver screen. Currently, the shoot of RK films is going on in Padmalaya
on Mahesh Babu. Bhumika Chawla will enter the sets in this week.
CS Rao to direct Vikrama Simha?
It is learnt that Balayya has asked Kodi Rama Krishna to opt out from
Bhargav Art's ambitious folklore venture due to the misunderstandings
the scriptwriter Tripuraneni Maharadhi has with Kodi. Tripuraneni Maharadhi
is a veteran scriptwriter who worked for NTR's blockbusters like Lavakusa
and Kanchukota. Kodi changed the script done Maharadhi. Maharadhi was
hurt by that incident. He advised Balayya that Kodi does not have any
experience in directing folklore films and the 'Vikrama Simha' would
be flopped if Kodi leads the project. Tripuraneni Maharadhi always had
ego problem and he never shies away from taking revenge if he is hurt
in the process. In the past too, when he had differences he joined hands
with Superstar Krishna and worked on scripts like Simhasanam. When Balayya
requested Kodi not to change the script, Kodi did not relent. Finally,
Balayya has taken decision to go ahead without Kodi. Maharadhi has contacted
veteran director CS Rao and convinced him to direct this film.
Patnaik is high after the three consecutive super hits of Nuvvu Nenu,
Manasanta Nuvve and Nuvvu Leka Nenu Lenu. The latest buzz is that RP
Patnaik is going act as hero in a film soon. When contacted by idlebrain.com,
he confirmed the news. But at the same time, he cautiously told that
it's an artistic character. He will play the role of blind man. This
film will be a remake of Tamil Sankranthi Hit 'Kaasi'. It's the story
of a guy who has a paralyzed father, a mother suffering from asthma,
a drunkard of an elder brother and a beautiful sister to be married.
All of them depend upon Kaasi's income, which he earns by singing songs.
RP Patnaik turned out to be a right choice as he is a normal looking
singer. Atruli Purna Chandra Rao is producing this film. It will go
on floors in the month of October 2002.