Heroine Pratyusha commits suicide
the young upcoming Telugu actress, expired today (24th February 2002)
after consuming pesticides. Pratyusha and Siddardha Reddy loved each
other. They consumed pesticides after their parents rejected their love
relationship. The love pair decided to put an end to their lives. Both
of them were admitted in hospital. Pratyusha succumbed to death and
Siddartha Reddy is in critical condition. Pratyusha made her debut as
Mohan Babu's daughter in 'Rayudu'. Later on, she acted as Jagapathi
Babu sister in Samudram. She made her debut as heroine apposite Sumanth
in Nagarjuna's 'Snehamante Idera'. Her last released was Uday Kiran's
'Kalusukovalani'. She has one project in her hand now in direction of
Muthyala Subbaiah apposite Akash. The Telugu film industry has expressed
shock over this unfortunate demise of young talented actress.
Teja to make Jayam with 4.7 crores
Teja, the director turned producer, is going to spend over 4.7 crores
to make Jayam. This film would be canned on moving train for 25 days.
They are going to spend 5 lakhs per day for train shoot as it involves
shooting with 800 junior artists. Teja is importing a fly-cam from London
to shoot the train episode for this film. In addition to this fly-cam,
a couple of 435's would also be employed for the shoot. Teja selected
Nitin, a student who is studying 2nd year of Mechanical Engineering.
Nitin is the son of Nizam distributor Sudhakar Reddy. Teja also wanted
to chose a Telugu girl as heroine for the film. But he had to settle
for Mumbai girl Sada, as he could not find a suitable girl from Telugus.
The shooting of this film was started on 22nd of February, Teja's birthday,
and is expected to be shot till 20th of April 2002. Jayam would be released
in the month of May 2002.
of Nagarjuna's Santosham is going on in Rajahmundry now. From 1st March
onwards, the unit would move to Mumbai to shoot a 5-day song on Prabhudeva
and Sophia Haq. From 16th March to 20th March, the unit would visit
to New Zealand to can another song on Nagarjuna and Gracy Singh. After
that a 15 days shoot in Hyderabad is followed. The movie would be released
on 9th May 2002. A debutant young director Dasarath is directing this
film. Along with direction, he is also writing dialogues. Farah Khan
and Prabhu Deva are composing choreography for this film. RP Patnaik
is providing music. There would be six songs and three music bits in
the film. K Viswanath is acting as father of Gracy Singh in this film.
Master Akshay is acting as Nagarjuna son. Comedy artist Sunil is also
having a lengthy role. According to the insiders, the film is made on
the lines of pleasant Hindi films like HAHK, DDLJ and Kuch Kuch Hota