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31st August 2003

Lathi charge on Chiru fans
Here are the details of the shot at SV University
Film: Tagore
Location: Paripalana Bhavan (Administrative Office), SV University
Shot: Presenting Chiranjeevi in to the court amidst lots of crowds with the placards of 'Tagore Nirdishi'
Real Scene that happened: Chiranjeevi fans attended in thousands to have a look at Chiranjeevi who is shooting for Tagore in SV University campus. The police tried to control the fans and did a mild lathi charge on fans on the morning of 31st August. This lathi charge instigated the fans and they threw stones and slippers on police. The police increased the intensity of lathi charge in the process. This led to severe injure of 2 Chiranjeevi fans. Chiranjeevi participated in the shoot amidst fanfare for 15 minutes. The entire failure of security is attributed to the organizers. Later on director VV Vinayak mediated between the police and crowds and brought everything under control. The similar kind of tension took place in Rajahmundry when Chiranjeevi tried to unveil the stature of Mother Teresa on 13th July 2003.

Sivaji Raja severely injured
Actor Sivaji Raja is severely injured when his car hit the road divider in Malak Pet at 4:45 am on 31st August 2003. He was coming from Rajahmundry after participating in the shoot of 'Puttintikiraa Chelli' film. He was admitted in Yasodha hospitals along with his driver and assistant. His driver's eyes were injured. His assistant's leg was fractured. Sivaji Raja's left leg, left hand and ribcage were fractured. He is out of danger now and he would be kept in critical observation for the next 4 days. We wish Sivaji Raja a happy recovery

Vishnu starts 24FF
Manchu Vishnu Vardhan Babu, who is making his debut through Vishnu soon, has started a special fx company called '24 Frames Factory'. This company boasts of experts who does visual effects and computer graphics for films. They have already bagged high profile projects like Andhrawala (NTR), Shivamani (Nagarjuna) and Malliswari (Venkatesh). Their first project is Vishnu.

29th August 2003

Nagarjuna's birthday celebrated
Nagarjuna fans celebrated Nagarjuna's 45th birthday at Annapurna studios today morning. ANR has presided over the events that also include charity works. Siva Prasad Reddy - Nagarjuna film's producer - cut the cake. Hero Sumanth, Chalasani Ramesh and Akkineni Venkata Ratnam were also present at the occasion. Nagarjuna who is supposed to return to Hyderabad from Chennai today morning, but could not as his flight was cancelled. He is expected in the city by tonight!

Tagore to shoot in Tirupati
Chiranjeevi's Tagore is going to shoot in Tirupati's SV University from tomorrow (31st August) onwards. A few vital scenes would be shot in SV University along with a part in climax. Tagore is tentatively ready for the release on 18th of September 2003.

Gajala's cameo in Malliswari
Heroine Gajala is doing a solo song in Venkatesh's latest film 'Malliswari' that is being directed by K Vijaya Bhaskar. This song was recently shot in a Switzerland set erected in Nanakram Guda cine village. Raja Sekhar composed steps for this song. The heroine for this film would be announced very soon. Trivikram provides story and dialogues. Suresh Production produces this film. Koti scores music.

Ismail Durbar to appear in Vishnu
Ismail Durbar - the music director of Bollywood blockbuster Devdas (Sanjay Leela Bhansali) - has done music for Vishnu starring Manchu Vishnu Vardhan Babu as hero. He is also making his screen appearance in this film where he acted as a qawwali singer for a song. Audio of this film is released by Dasari today.

Bhumika paired with Ravi Teja
Seenu Vytla of Anandam fame would directing a film with Ravi Teja as hero very soon. Bhumika Chawla is signed as heroine for this flick. This film would go to floors very soon! Seenu Vytla is currently directing Usha Kiron Movies film 'Anandamananadamaye' starring Akash and JD Chakri.

28th August 2003

Jaya Sudha to retire
Jaya Sudha - the sahaja nati of Telugu cinema - is contemplating on retiring from acting now. She is currently working for KSR Das's 100th film 'Alibaba - 6 Dongalu' as a lady cop. She is also doing an important role in a TV serial 'Mr & Mrs Subba Rao'. She is planning to retire after these assignments are completed. She wants to be known Sujatha (her real name) to the people from now onwards. She wants to follow the route of spiritualism and social service. She recently acted in a blockbuster 'Amma Nanna O Tamil Ammai' as the mother of Ravi Teja. to be launched
P Sarojini Devi is launching the website in memory of her deceased daughter and film star Pratyusha on 29th August 2003. This web site is going to be the online wing of the 'Pratusha Charitable Trust' that aims at upliftment of poor women, women awareness programs, free medical camps and honoring artists. This website would be inaugurated by Murali Mohan, Tammareddy Bharadwaja, Tarun, Uday Kiran, Vakada Appa Rao and N Shankar.

Dilshuk Nagar gets 2 more cinema halls
Dilshuk Nagar - a 100 days center for all hit films - is now boasts of two more new theaters Mahalkshmi 70 mm and Mahalakshmi 35 mm. This Mahalakshmi 70mm is opening with the film Boys on Friday (29th August) and Mahalakshmi 35mm is opening with the film 'Aadanthe Ado Type' on Saturday (30th August).

27th August 2003

Neha Dhupia celebrates birthday
The unit of 'Villain' film celebrated the birthday of heroine Neha Dhupia today evening at Nanakrama Guda. Neha Dhupia cut the cake. Speaking on this occasion, hero Raja Sekhar said that the shooting of the film 'Villain' is complete except for a couple of songs. He said that it's a remake film of Tamil blockbuster 'Villain'. KS Ravi Kumar directs the film. Vijaya - a lady cameraman - handling cinematography for this film. Kanal Kannan composed stunts. Famous financiers Satya Ramesh and Sunku Ramesh are jointly producing this film on Kanaka Rathna banner. The audio is expected to be released in 3 weeks. The producers are aiming at October 2nd release for 'Villain'. Neha Dhupia and Tulip Joshi are playing heroines. For the starters Neha Dhupia made her debut in Telugu films with her 'bachelor night' song in Ninne Istapaddanu film.

Sindhu Tolani for Crazy Boys
Sindhu Tolani has signed up her second Telugu film after the success of her debut film 'Aithe'. She would be acting in a film titled 'Crazy Boys'. This film revolves around 3 boys and a girl. Arun, Shaimak and Faizal plays the roles of boys. This film is said to be a different love story that is going to be directed and produced by Chandra Shekhar Reddy - another debutant. This film is already being produced in Hindi as 'Kuch Kar Dikhana Hain'.

Srikanth film named as 'Neeke Manasichanu'
Srikanth's film that is produced on GSK Art movies banner is recently titled as 'Neeke Manasichaanu'. This title is chosen after the producers announced a title contest on 'Santosham' film magazine. Charmi is paired up with Srikanth in this film. Surya Teja - who assisted K Raghavendra Rao in Pelli Sandadi - is directing this flick.

25th August 2003

Chiru shifts to his new house
Chiranjeevi shifted to his new big house located in Jubilee hills on 22nd of August 2003 - on the eve of his birthday. Chiranjeevi along with his wife visited various places like London to shop for the interiors for this house in the past. He was earlier living in a rented place. Now he is shifted to this awesome, esthetically tasteful and spacious bunglow. He is currently shooting for 'Kodithe Sixer' song of Tagore film in Ramoji Film City. His film Tagore is expected to release on 18th of September.

Location is not a prob. for Nagarjuna
Physical location does not seem to bother Nagarjuna. Since Nagarjuna's birthday is coming up on 29th of August, the film magazines tried to contact Nagarjuna who is currently shooting for Shivamani film in Cochin, Kerala. Nagarjuna has given cell phonic interviews to the film magazines. And for some other magazines, Poori Jagan has interviewed Nagarjuna on mag's behalf.

Guntur becomes a shooting location
Guntur seems to be becoming a shooting location for a few films. Recently, a producer canned the songs of Rohit's 'Anaganaga O Kurraadu' in Guntur, Vijayawada and surrounding areas. Today, the unit of Tarak Rathna's latest flick 'Magaadu' landed up in Guntur to shoot a song. What would the producers do if they get fed-up shooting songs in abroad? They have the Guntur as an alternative!!

24th August 2003

BA Raju elected
BA Raju - the editor of the most popular film magazine 'Superhit' - is elected as the president of Film Critics Association of Hyderabad unanimously in elections held today. The current president L. Babu Rao handed over the charge of president to BA Raju officially today. Here are the complete details of the committee members of Film Critic's Association of Hyderabad.

President: BA Raju
Vice Presidents: Sai Ramesh, Narayana Raju
General Secretary: Anne Ravi
Treasurer: Om Prakash
Joint Secretaries: Bathina Prasad, Praveen
12 executive committees: Gudipoodi Srihari, Lakshman Rao, Tradeguide Venkateswara Rao, SubbaRao, Surya Prakash Reddy, Kumara Swamy, Patrikeya, Padmanabha Sharma, RDS Prakash, Phani & Narayana Rao
Advisory committee: Hasam Raja, Mohan Goteti, Bhageeradha, Prabhu, Gogineni Srinivas

Chalasani Gopi is no more
Chalasani Gopi - one of the high profile producers in Telugu film industry - expired on 23rd August 2003 due to the malfunctioning of kidneys. He started his career as an associate producer with 'Sri Venkateswara Mahatyam'. Later on, he produced blockbusters like 'Gajadonga' (NTR) and Adavi Donga (Chiranjeevi). His last film was 'Neti Gandhi' (Raja Sekhar - EVV Satyanarayana). May his soul rest in peace.

Fresh elections for APFIEF
The labor ministry has summoned the AP Film Industry Employees Federation (APFIEF) to conduct fresh elections for office bearers post, as the elections held earlier through secret ballot found to have lots of irregularities. The press note also mentioned that they do not recognize the current of office bearers O Kalyan, T Prabhakar and Govinda Rao as the official office representatives. It all started when Tammareddy Bharadwaja started an agitation against the undemocratic procedures of APFIEF.

Sravanthi Movies 'Ela Cheppanu'
Sravanthi Ravi Kishore has finalized the title of his film as 'Ela Cheppanu', which is a remake of Hindi flick 'Tum Bin'. Tarun, Shriya, Abhi and Siva Balaji are playing main leads. Ramana is directing this film. Audio of 'Ela Cheppanu' would be releasing on 3rd September through Aditya music. This film is slated for 2nd October 2003 release.

19th August 2003

Seetayya postponed to 22nd August
The released of Hari Krishna - YVS Chowdary's flick 'Seetayya' is postponed by a day from 21st to 22nd August. The reason for this is said to be the special graphic work for the song 'Okka Magadu'. Because of the graphics work, the printing might get delayed a bit. But the YVS Chowdary does not want to take any risk because there is always a chance of film getting delayed in few areas. Hence, YVS Chowdary decided to delay the film by a day for peaceful and uniform release.

Chiru-KV Vandemataram starts on 15th August 2004
Its been 4 years since Chiranjeevi announced that he would be acting in a pre-independence historic film titled 'Vandemataram' in the direction of creative genius Krishna Vamsi. Recently, Chiranjeeevi reiterated that he would be doing 'Vandemataram' for sure. This film is would go to floors on 15th of august 2004, as per Chiranjeevi.

18th August 2003

Seetayya releasing with 170+ prints
Hari Krishna is acting as a solo hero for the first time and his film 'Seetayya' is releasing with an amazing number of 170+ prints on 21st of this month. Incidentally, Seetayya would stand as the 7th film in the history of Telugu cinema that is releasing with the highest number of prints. This film is also going to carry the distinction of being the first Telugu film that is releasing in Prasads Multiplex in Hyderabad. The advance booking should be open on 20th of this month in Prasads. There is so much of good will on YVS Chowdary and this project that this film is sold at a reasonably higher prices in all most all areas and the director YVS Chowdary is sitting pretty by making a handful of table profit.

Chiru's birthday creates ruckus in magazines
Having Chiranjeevi as the cover page of their magazine is something that every editor would be looking forward to because it would add up to the sales of their respective film magazines. And when Chiranjeevi birthday is coming up, its like a festival to the film magazines because Chiranjeevi would be giving an interview to all the magazines as well as he would be giving a handful stills of Tagore film. In this context, the press meets held today (especially the Simhachalam success meet and pressmeet of R Narayana Murthy's Veguchukkalu) were greeted with almost all nil response, as the editors of film magazines and their staff are busy with closing of the issues of Chiranjeevi's birthday specials.

Chiru & Sachin exchange compliments
'I am feeling excited to play under the captaincy of film star Chiranjeevi' says the baby faced and world's most exciting batsman Sachin Tendulkar. Chiru - in his ever-humble gesture - responds by saying that it only shows Sachin's down-to-earth attitude. Whatever it might be, the citizens of Vizag are the luckiest people in AP who are going to witness the battle of cricket stars and cinema titans at one place. The profits that are going to be generated through this match would go to the charity of cricket associations in AP. MAA TV would be bringing these precious moments live. would always be there to bring you these golden moments though live commentary and exclusive photo galleries. This match is slated on 7th September 2003. Stay tuned!!!!

17th August 2003

MAA TV grabs cricket live rights
MAA TV, which has successfully conducted the star cricket that was held on 2nd February 2003, has grabbed the live telecast rights of benefit cricket match to be held between two teams comprising of 6 Telugu film stars (Chiranjeevi, Bala Krishna, Nagarjuna, Venkatesh, Tarun & Srikanth) and the stalwarts of Indian cricket that include the likes of Sachin Tendulkar and Saurav Ganguly. MAA started exhibiting promotional trailers that include Sachin Tendulkar showing his pleasure of playing cricket in the land of Andhra Pradesh with popular cinema stars like Chiranjeevi & Venkatesh. This benefit match would be held on 7th of September 2003 (Sunday).

Boys postponed to 29th August 2003
The release of AM Rathnam - Shankar's latest flick 'Boys' is postponed to 29th August from 22nd August. Shankar - who has delivered five consecutive blockbusters so far in the form of Gentleman, Premikudu, Bharateeyudu, Jeans and Oke Okkadu - is looking forward to complete double hattrick. The audio songs scored by AR Rehman are already making waves in music market.

Godari Pushkaralu in Chantigadu
A few scenes of Superhit Friends banner film 'Chantigadu' were canned in the backdrop of Godavari Pushkaraalu at 'Gopadarevu' near Kovvur village. Saranya - who acted as heroine against Kamal Hassan in 'Nayakudu' film - is playing a vital role in this film. Journalist B Jaya makes her debut as director and introduces Baladitya and Suhasini as lead pair. BA Raju - the editor and publisher of superhit magazine - produces this film.

15th August 2003

Nitin - K Raghavendra Rao film
Nitin is on a roll! He is signing up with the best of the directors in the present era. He is currently doing 'sree anjaneyam' in the direction of Krishna Vamsi. His next project would be directed by SS Raja Mouli who delivered two consecutive blockbusters with NTR as hero. Recently Nitin is signed up by Chitram Movies banner that produced the films Jayam and Sambaram with Nitin for another sensational project. This film would be directed by none other than darsakendrudu 'K Raghavendra Rao'. This formal announced has come from Teja's office today. 20 days of the shoot would be held in USA. The remaining part of the film would be shot with village nativity. Teja provides story.

Cricket match venue shifted to Vizag
Looks like the benefit cricket match with 6 Tollywood heroes and the stalwarts of Indian cricket has run into troubled waters. There was a dispute about the venue, facilities (like airport, star hotels), number of free passes and sharing of the profits in Vijayawada. As per the confirmed sources, the venue is shifted in Vizag now for the grand benefit match to be held on 7th of September.

Srihari to star in Srisailam?
Looks like its holy places that prove to be lucky for Srihari. After delivering hits with two titles of holy places (Simhachalam and Bhadrachalam), it is learnt that Srihari is planning to name his next film with the title 'Srisailam' (name of another holy place). This film might be directed by stunt director Vijayan and produced by Santhi (wife of Srihari). Srihari celebrated his birth day today (15th August) amongst the well wishers, press and fans.

14th August 2003

SJ Suryah gets bolder with Naani
SJ Suryah who is directing Mahesh Babu's latest entertainer 'Naani' has taken a bold step to get his message across to the audiences at the start of the film 'Naani'. In the initial scene, he makes one character in the film utter to the audience to 'Watch it if you like it. If you don't like it, please don't disturb others. If you watch it with a liking, I would take you to heaven'. This is what SJ Suryah wants to convey to the audience of Naani. He feels that all the people who watch this film with interest, would have a heaven in front of them.

Rain song being picturised for Tagore
A song is being pictured on Chiranjeevi and Shriya under the choreography Lawrence at Annapurna Studios presently. This song is 'Vanochanante' that is written by Bhuvana Chandra and sung by Udit Narayan and Shreya Ghoshal.

Patriotic song in Balayya's film
Jaaladi - who has written a patriotic song for Sulthan which was picturised on Bala Krishna, Krishna and Krishnam Raju - is penning yet another patriotic song for Balayya's patriotic film that is being produced by Konda Krishnam Raju. Recently, they canned a duet on Bala Krishna and Laya for 5 days followed by a chase scene between Bala Krishna and Raghu Babu near Charminar in Hyderabad. This film is aimed at summer 2004 release. Koti provides the music.

Six films in Posani - Hari Krishna combination
Posani Krishna Murali has a decent share in the success of Hari Krishna as an actor. In a pressmeet held today about Tiger Harischandra Prasad starring Hari Krishna, Posani Krishna Murali said that he is involved with all the six projects that had Hari Krishna as hero (or one of the heroes) - Sriramulayya, Seetarama Raju, L3, Sivarama Raju, Seetayya & Tiger Harishchandra Prasad.

13th August 2003

Simhadri 50days function details
Date: 4th September 2003
Venue: Sharjah (Sharjah's Cricket Stadium)

Date: 5th September 2003
Venue: Kuwait

Artists: NTR, Bhumika Chawla, Ankitha, Brahmanandam, Venu Madhav
Technicians: SS Raja Mouli (director), MM Keeravani (Music), Ravindra Babu (Cinematographer), VMC Dora Swamy Raju (presenter) and V Vijay Kumar Varma (producer)

5 cases filed by Mohan Babu against Shilpa Sivanand
Mohan Babu - in a pressmeet held today - said that he filed 5 cases against heroine Shilpa Sivanand on various charges. There are 7 songs in this film 'Vishnu'. The altercation happened between Mohan Babu and Shilpa Shivanand while shooting for the 7th song 'Ravoyi Chandamama' which is inspired by the famous 'Ravoyi Chandamama' tune from the film Missamma. Mohan Babu said that the 7th song would be removed from the film. The re-recording of 'Vishnu' would start from 14th August onwards. Audio of Vishnu would be released on 29th August. The movie is expected to hit the marquee a month after that. Mohan Babu's elder son Vishnu is making his debut in this Shazi Kailas directed film.

Asmita designs costumes for Balayya
Asmita (see the photo), who shot to fame among the industry circles with her designed costumes for Nagarjuna in films like Santosham and Manmadhudu is currently on the assignment of designing costumes for Bala Krishna for Konda Krishnam Raju's film in the direction of Swarna Subba Rao. A song was recently pictured on Laya and Bala Krishna in Annapurna studios. Laya and Sangeeta are playing heroines in this film. Another heroine Ankita is also going to star in this film.

Krishnam Raju dubs in hospital
Krishnam Raju - a dedicated artist he is - did something really commendable recently. When he went to Godavari Pushkaralu, he was attacked by viral fever and was admitted in CARE Hospital, Banjara hills. But by then the producer D Suresh Babu announced the release date of 'Neeku Nenu Naaku Nuvvu' (N4) as 15th August. Hence, Krishnam Raju asked the producer to arrange the dubbing equipment in his hospital room and he did the dubbing while being bed-ridden. That shows the professional attitude and commitment of Krishnam Raju.

12th August 2003

Chiranjeevi buys a Benz car
Chiranjeevi has recently bought a sleek black color S 350 model from Benz (Car number is AP 29 1111). The estimated cost of this car is Rs. 65 lakhs. There is a sentiment in Telugu film industry that buying the Benz car does not auger well for the careers of the heroes. That's the reason why our heroes stay away from buying and driving Benz cars. But, Nagarjuna broke the Benz jinx by buying and using Benz car in the year 2000. The first film that was released after he bought Benz car was Nuvvu Vastavani, which became a milestone in the career of Nagarjuna. We have to wait and see if the 1st film released after Chiru bought Benz car - Tagore - also becomes a milestone in Chiranjeevi's career.

Nagarjuna inaugurates a fitness center
Chandra Sekhar who is a personal fitness trailer to many heroes like Nagarjuna, NTR and Tarun has started a fitness center 'Helios' in Jubilee Hills yesterday. The celebrities who graced this occasion were Nagarjuna, Amala, NTR, Tarun, Kalyan Ram and Sumanth.

Srihari pays tribute to Godavari
On the eve of success of his latest film Simhachalam, Srihari has visited Basara on the last day of 'Goadavari Pushkaralu' to pay tribute to River Godavari. Srihari has been desperately waiting for a success of the past two years and finally, he got one in terms of 'Simhachalam'.

11th August 2003

Barcode pattern for Tagore
'Kiran Poster Ads' - the publicity designers of Chiranjeevi's latest film 'Tagore' - are following a special designing pattern for the designs of Tagore. All the posters would have the wide two-color bar code pattern as the background design. Audio of this film would be released on 22nd August (Chiranjeevi's birthday). Tagore film would be released on 12th September 2003. Oscar films is presenting this film. Madhu is producing Tagore on 'Leo Projects' banner. VV Vinayak directs the film. Mani Sharma scored music. Shriya and Jyotika are paired up with Chiranjeevi for the first time.

N4 released on 15th August
The release of Suresh Productions latest flick 'Neeku Nenu Naaku Nuvvu' is postponed by a day to 15th August 2003. Uday Kiran and Shriya are paired up for the first time for this film. RP Patnaik scored music. Debutant director Rajasekhar directed N4. This film also features Krishnam Raju, Sujatha and Suman in other vital roles.

Oops theater attacked
A students organization attacked Rama Krishna 70mm theater in Abids, Hyderabad yesterday to protest against the theme of the Deepak Tijori directed film 'Oops'. The film 'Oops' revolves aroud the concept of male strippers who does a full monty against high socialite women. The screen of the theater was damaged. The students took away the prints of the film. The distribution office was also attacked. Speaking to the press today, the producer Jyoti Prasad of AM Films said that the students has unnecessarily attacked the theater and damaged the property. They are exhibiting a film that is passed by censor board with an A certificate. No additional scene was added to the print. Jyoti Prasad said that if students feel that movie is bad they should appeal to the censor board, which has passed 'Oops' for public viewing.

10th August 2003

Nagarjuna to star in Jasmine
IDreams Productions that produced films like Monsoon Wedding, 16 December, Mitr - My friend, Agni Varsha, Bend it like Beckham, Bollywood Hollywood, Jajantaram Mamantaram is planning to make a Hindi film titled 'Jasmine' in the direction of Sandeep Chowta - a famous music director from Hyderabad. Nagarjuna and Tabu play the main leads. Kay Kay and Boman Irani (the guy who acted as the motel owner in 'Darna Mana Hain') would also play main roles in this film. 'Jasmin' would go to floors in the month of October 2003.

Bhumika is hot in Missamma
Bhumika Chawla, who is playing the seductress boss to Sivaji in the film Missamma - has acted in a hot song recently. The photos of that song are really sizzling. Neelakanta - who won the national award for his screenplay in 'Show' - is directing 'Missamma'. This film is all about how the lady boss Bhumika seduces her employee Sivaji who is married to conventional Brahmin girl Laya. This film is being produced by Satyam Entertainments. Missamma is slated for the release very soon!

Srilekha shifts to Hyderabad
MM Srilekha - who became the youngest music director to make debut in films - shifted her house from Chennai to Hyderabad. Her latest music album 'Istapadi' got good appreciation. Her brother MM Keeravani is a celebrated music director in Telugu film industry. She made her debut in films at a tender age of 12 through Dr Rama Naidu's film 'Nannagaru'. She feels that she would have better career growth if she settles down in Hyderbad.

8th August 2003

Tarun's film on 2nd October
The shooting of Tarun-Shriya's latest film in Sravanthi banner is going on now at a fast pace. The audio of this film would be released on 25th of August. Koti is providing the music. Ramana is directing this venture. This film is slated for 2nd October 2003 (Gandhi Jayanthi) release. The titles considered for this film are 'Nuvvu Leka' and 'Ekkadunnavu'.

7th August 2003

Teja's Dhairyam project scrapped?
When we met Teja at the 'Istagoshti sabha' of Sambaram recently and asked if 'Dhairyam' project was postponed, Teja replied by saying that some people were saying that its delayed but the actual reason is that its cancelled. Teja is currently working on the script of a film titled 'Jai' which would feature all new comers.

Okarikokaru confirmed for Rasool's film
Okarikokaru is confirmed as title for cinematographer Rasool's directorial debut with Sreeram (Rojapoolu hero) and Arti Chabria in the main leads. Kiran is producing this film on Anandi Arts banner. MM Keeravani is scoring the music. Audio of this film is expected on 21t of this month. This film is going to be released in the month of September 2003.

Ori Nee Prema Bangaram Kaanu release postponed
The release of AVS's directed film 'Ori Nee Prema Bangaram Kaanu' that is slated for today's release is postponed indefinitely. AVS appeared on TV channels and attributed the reasons for the delay of the release to technical difficulty. But the real reason for the same appears to be finance and financier's problems..

6th August 2003

K Raghavendra Rao to build a multiplex
K Raghavendra Rao - the most successful and celebrated Telugu film director - is going to venture the new waters soon. He would be building a high profile multiplex in Hyderabad using all latest technologies. More detail later!

Sachin to play under Chiru's captaincy
To include some seriousness in the benefit match only six Telugu film stars would be the part of Ganguly XI and Chiranjeevi XI benefit cricket match that is going to be played on 7th September in Vijayawada to rise funds for a cricket stadium to be constructed in that city. Chiranjeevi, Bala Krishna, Venkatesh, Nagarjuna, Srikanth and Tarun are the celebrity Telugu film heroes who would play the match. Sachin Tendulkar is going to play under the captaincy of Chiranjeevi. The other cricket stars - apart from Saurav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar - who play this match include Virender Sehwag, Zaheer Khan, Anil Kumble, Javagal Srinadh, Hemanth Badani, VVS Laxman, AT Rayudu, Parthiv Patel, Venkatesh Prasad, Venkatapathy Raju and Harbhajan Singh.

Chinni Krishna visits Himalayas
Its been a custom for Chinni Krishna to go to a holy place to prepare scripts for his films. He went to Kaasi and prepared the script of his earlier film 'Indra'. He recently visited Himalayas for preparing the script for Vyjayanthi's banner film with Venkatesh as hero. This film is likely to start by the end of this year.

2nd August 2003

RP collects a 20 lakhs fund
RP Patnaik collected a huge fund of 20 lakhs for AP Cine Musicians as donations from NRIs during his month-long successful trip to USA. He, along with a troop of 20 members, gave live concerts in various cities of USA and entertained thousands of Telugu NRI's out there. RP Patnaik should be commended for doing such a noble thing on his own without any support from the film industry. RP Patnaik would be writing an open letter to the visitors of in the next week about his experiences of USA trip.

Chiru XI Vs Ganguly XI cricket match
Chiranjeevi would be playing as the captain of Chiranjeevi XI that represents the Telugu actors and Ganguly would be playing as the captain of Ganguly XI that represents the Indian cricketers. This benefit match would be taking place on 7th of September 2003 in Vijayawada town. Event Manager for this spectacular match is going to Rhythm, which successfully conducted Star Cricket in Feb 2003. This match would also be telecasted live on a popular Telugu channel. Sachin Tendulkar would be playing in this match. More details later.

N4 movie release on 14th August
The incessant flops of the films after the success of Simhadri and Vasantham & the postponement of Seetayya and Boys from 14th of this month has made the way easy to get a plushy slot for the release of Suresh Productions 'Neeku Nenu Naaku Nuvvu' (N4) featuring Uday Kiran and Shriya on 14th of this month. The Suresh Productions unit is busy completed rerecording and dubbing of the film to a for a comfortable release on 14th August.

New preview theater at Rama Naidu
Rama Naidu is planning to build a new preview theater at Rama Naidu studios that includes all latest technologies like DTS sound system. He opined that the current preview theater is not in tune with the latest trends. The most sought after preview theater in Hyderabad is the one at Prasad Labs.

RP decides not to sing temporarily
RP Patnaik has decided not to sing for his future films expect for the one in which he is going to act. That film is going to be 'Nenu - Vasanthi - Lakshmi' - a Telugu remake of Malayalam hit 'Vasanthi, Lakshmi Pinne Nyanum' in which the hero is a blindman. RP did not sing any song in his latest album - 'Neeku Nenu Naaku Nuvvu' starring Uday Kiran and Shriya.

1st August 2003

Nagarjuna to start a restaurant
Nagarjuna is planning to open a 5000 ft multi-cuisine restaurant at the Trendset Towers owned by him on Road No.2, Banjara Hills. He would remain as a sleeping partner in that restaurant business as his friends would manage the show. Liquor would also be served in that restaurant. With this restaurant, Nagarjuna joins celebrities like Sunil Shetty and Sachin Tendulkar who are successfully managing their high profile family restaurants.

Seetayya - the 1st Telugu film in Prasad's
Hari Krishna's latest flick Seetayya might be the first Telugu film that is going to be screened in Prasad's multiplex in Hyderabad. Paras Jain - the supreme of Maruthi Distributors who bought the Nizam rights of Seetayya - is currently negotiating about the same. This film is releasing on 21st of August 2003.

Bush card for T3
It has become a fad for the high-profile moviemakers to screen a show to CM Chandra Babu Naidu and then give a press release that Chandra Babu Naidu has viewed the film and appreciated it. Likewise, the producers who obtained dubbing rights of Terminator 3 in Telugu made a special trailer which claim that American Prez George Bush has seen T3 film along with his family. It is another way of getting attention. Is it not?

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