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30th June 2006

Pokiri 100 days function on 6 August
100 days public function of the latest industry hit of Telugu film industry Pokiri that made Mahesh as the new superstar of Telugu cinema is all set to be held in Vizag on 6th of August. Mahesh Babu’s birthday is 9th August. Mahesh Babu’s fans are going to have two occasions to celebrate in the first half of August 2006.

Hansika Motwani in Desa Muduru
Hindi film actress Hansika Motwani is going to make her debut in Telugu films with Puri Jagan’s latest film Desa Muduru with Allu Arjun as hero. Hansika acted in Hindi films like Escape From Taliban, koi Mil Gaya, Hawa and Abra Ka Dabra in the past. She is currently acting in He - The Only One (the Hindi remake of Telugu blockbuster Athanokkade) as female lead.

Superman Returns releases in Prasads IMAX
Hollywood film Superman Returns is released in IMAX screen of Prasads Multiplex today. There are 20 minutes of 3-D portion in the film. This film was previewed to the press and media today evening and Ramesh Prasad said that this film is poised to become a good entertainer for kids.

29th June 2006

Director Gopichand’s Nuvve
Gopichand who directed films like Mister Mayagadu, Merupu, Navvulata and Lovers like us (English) is currently making a film titled Nuvve (a story never told before). This film sports three heroes and a heroine. Shafi (Khadgam fame), Ravi Varma (Vennela fame) and Danish are playing male leads where as Mumbai girl Samragni is doing female lead. Shooting of the film is completed but for a song. Dubbing is also over. Chota K Naidu handles cinematography. Asirwad provides music. Ramesh and Gopi pen dialogues. Producer Lakshmi Reddy Idamakanti is planning to release this film in the month of July.

28th June 2006

Fight master Vikram Dharma is no more
Veteran fight master Vikram Dharma (48) died today morning due to a massive cardiac arrest. He was survived by a wife, one daughter and one son. He choreographer dare devil stunts to many films like Gentleman, Bharateeyudu, Narasimha Naidu, Samarasimha Reddy, Indra, Yuva etc. He finished his work for latest Mani Ratnam’s Hindi flick Guru. He was very close to Kamal Hassan and worked for most of his films. His body will be cremated tomorrow. May his soul rest in peace.

Sainikudu in October
Shooting of Sainikudu - Mahesh Babu’s latest film in the direction of Guna Sekhar – is currently going on in a 14-storeyed building near Gemini bridge, Chennai now. A few scenes involving Mahesh Babu, Trisha and Irfan Khan are being canned at present. C Aswini Dutt is producing this film on Vyjayanthi banner. Harris Jayaraj is providing music. Sainikudu is aiming for October 2006 release.

27th June 2006

Chiranjeevi starts for ATA today
Chiranjeevi, Ravi Teja and Srikanth would be starting today in Hyderabad to join the 9th ATA conference and Youth convention by American Telugu Association (ATA) to be held from 30th June to 2nd July at long beach, CA. Mani Sharma will be conducting a musical night on this occasion.

Ashok on 13th July
NTR’s Ashok is all set to release of 13th July. Shooting of the film is complete and postproduction work is nearing completion. Sameera Reddy is doing female lead. Music by Mani Sharma is topping the charts. Valluripally Ramesh is producing this film on Maharshi Cinema banner in the direction of Surender Reddy (Athanokkade fame).

TSR advices Vijaya Shanti against politics
Vijaya Shanti added ‘Jai Telangana’ when she completed her speech in felicitation of T Subbirami Reddy. TSR told in his speech that Vijaya Shanti still has lot of future in films and her attitude might not suit politics well.

23rd June 2006

Morse code song in Amma Cheppindi
Speaking to, music director MM Keeravani said today that he composed a song in Amma Cheppindi for which lyrics are written in morse code consisting of dashes and dots. This album will have 5 full-length songs and five bit songs. Audio of this film will be launched on the evening of 24th June at Club Jayabheri. Gangaraju Gunnam directs this film.

Nandanavanam pushed to 7 July
The release of Neelakanta’s Nandanavanam 120 kms film is pushed from 30 June to 7th July. It has become increasingly difficult to get hold of good theaters for small films. Ajay Varma and Manasa are doing their debut in this film. N120kms will also be released in USA simultaneously.

Vikramarkudu with 194 prints
Vikramarkudu film was released with 194 prints today which is the biggest release for hero Ravi Teja. In Nizam itself, this film was released with 60 prints. In Hyderabad city, Vikramarkudu was released in 28 theaters. In USA, it is releasing with 4 prints.

Stalin shoots in Abu Palace
Chiranjeevi is currently shooting an action episode in Hotel Abu Palace, Chennai now. The names of Nayana Tara, Mallika Sharawat and Charmme were tossed by the media for an item song in this film. Talking to Tagore Madhu said that he has not contacted anybody to do the item song of the film so far. Item song of the film will be shot in the first week of September and the item song girl will only be signed in August month. Stalin film is all set to release worldwide with highest number of prints ever on 20th of September.

K Raghavendra Rao to make Pandurangadu
K Raghavendra Rao who directed devotional blockbusters like Annamayya and Sri Ramadasu is expected to direct another devotional film 'Pandu Rangadu' soon. JK Bharavi is working on a script for this project. K Raghavendra Rao recently registered Panduranga Mahatyam and Pandurangadu titles in AP Film Chamber of Commerce through his home banner RK Associates. Other details are awaited.

Ankita with Gopichand
Ankita is selected as one of the heroines in Gopichand’s latest film in the direction of Udaya Shankar. Meera Jasmine is doing the role of main heroine. This film is being produced by GVG Raju. Shooting of this film is going on at a brisk pace.

Jagapati Babu clarifies about Ajantha
Jagapati Babu gave a clarification that he is not acting in the bilingual film Ajantha. The producer of the film distributed invitations with the name and photo of Jagapathi Babu on it. This film was launched with Srinadh (Amar) as hero yesterday.

21st June 2006

Jagapati Babu’s Ajanta
Jagapati Babu is going to act in a bilingual titled ‘Ajantha’ in Telugu and Tamil. This film also has Srinadh (Amar) playing another vital role. Kadaka Tirumavalan will direct this film and L Ravi Shankar will produce it. Ajantha film comes up with the tagline – ‘Preminchani Prema Katha’. This film will be officially launched tomorrow (22nd June).

Mani Sharma’s 100th film Roommates
Mani Sharma made his debut as full-fledged music director with comedian AVS’s debut film as director ‘Super Heroes’. AVS’s latest directorial venture ‘Roommates’ is going to be 100th film of Mani Sharma. Shooting of this film is almost complete. Audio of the film will be released in this month and the film will release in next month. Allari Naresh, Navaneet Kaur, Srinivasa Reddy, Baladitya and Suman Setty play main leads. Y Sonia Reddy produces this film on Visu Films banner.

Miracle Entertainment launched
Aman – a budding artist – started a corporate production house called ‘Miracle Entertainments Pvt Ltd’ that deals with film production, film execution, advertising, publicity, marketing, distribution etc. Tammareddy Bharadwaja and Rajiv Kanakala inaugurated this company on 19th June.

19th June 2006

Suresh Babu in Germany for soccer
Suresh Babu is a great lover of sports. He doesn’t mind globetrotting to catch up with the latest happenings in the world of sports. He went to South Africa and Pakistan to watch India playing cricket. He also attended Olympics in the past. And this time, Suresh Babu visited Germany to catch up with the soccer game. He went to Germany on Saturday (17th June) and will be returning on 23rd June.

YVS narrates story to Venkatesh
As per the sources of, it is learnt that YVS Chowdary participated in story discussions with Venkatesh and Suresh Babu for 3 days in the last week. With the super hit of Devadasu, YVS Chowdary has entered into big league and most of the big heroes and big producers are keen on working with YVS.

Asthram on 30 June
Vishnu’s latest film Asthram is all set to release on 30th of June. Anushka is playing female lead where as popular Bollywood star Jackie Shroff is making his debut in Telugu films. Suresh Krishna directs this film. SA Raj Kumar composed music. Raju Harwani I making his debut as producer through this film.

Bommarillu audio on 1st July
Audio of Bommarillu will be releasing on 1st of July. Shooting of the film is almost complete. Siddardha and Genelia (Boys pair) are playing main leads. Devi Sri Prasad composes music. Bhaskar is making his debut as director with this film.

18th June 2006

Iron Leg Sastry expired
Viswanadha Sastry who is known to public as ‘Iron Leg Sastry’ died today of cardiac arrest. EVV introduced him to film industry with ‘Iron Leg Sastry’ role in Premakhaidi film. He acted in more than 100 films so far. He is survived by a wife and two children. May his soul rest in peace!

17th June 2006

Amma Cheppindi audio on 24th June
Audio of Gangaraju Gunnam’s latest film Amma Cheppindi will be released on 24th of June. MM Keeravani scored music for this film. Mrs. Sri Valli (w/o of music director MM Keeravani) is starting a music label ‘Vel Records’ to promote good music and Amma Cheppindi is going to be first album on that label. This film is due for the release on 21st of July.

N120kms release on 30th June
Neelakanta’s latest emotional thriller Nandanavanam 120 kms will be released on 30th of June. This film introduces Ajay Varma and Manasa in the lead roles. This film will not have any songs. Vijay composed music and PG Vinda handled cinematography.

Evadaithe Nakenti from 19th June
The unit of Evadaithe Nakenti recently traveled to Europe to can a few songs. The next schedule of this film will start on 19th of June. Samudra who made his debut with Rajasekhar’s Simharasi is directing this film. Ramana Gogula composes music.

16th June 2006

Tamil Pokiri launched
Singanamala Ramesh bought Tamil remake rights of latest sensational Telugu blockbuster Pokiri. Prabhudeva will make his debut in Tamil as director with this remake film. Vijay and Asin will play main leads. Mani Sharma’s tunes in Telugu version would be reused as they are. This film was recently launched in Chennai.

15th June 2006

Ram Gopal Varma’s film with Surya
Ram Gopal Varma is planning to a produce trilingual film with Surya as hero. This film will be co-produced by Jyothika. It will be made in Hindi, Telugu and Tamil. Kona Venkat is doing script work for this film. Director is yet to be chosen.

14th June 2006

Style 100 days function 30th June
100 days function of Larsco Entertainments latest film Style will be celebrated on 30th June in Shilpa Kala Vedika. This function is expected to have big stars gracing the occasion.
Lagadapati Sridhar announced this news today.

13th June 2006

NTR announces Rakhi
NTR officially confirmed today in hexa platinum disc function of Devadasu that his next project in the direction of Krishna Vamsi is titled as Rakhi. Ileana is the heroine. Devi Sri Prasad composes music. KL Narayana produces this film on Sri Durga Arts banner.

R Narayana Murthy condemns censor attitude
R Narayana Murthy came down heavily on censor board for putting restrictions on usage of animals/birds in films. He questioned the government why they are allowing Animal Planet and Discovery Channel to be aired in India when they are putting so many restrictions on showing animals in films.

Lakshmi remake in Kannada
Telugu blockbuster Lakshmi is going to be remade in Kannada now. Popular Kannada actor Ravi Chandran is going to direct and act in this Kannada version. Charmme is playing the same character in Kannada too.

12th June 2006

Vikramarkudu on 23 June
Ravi Teja’s latest film Vikramarkudu is set to release on 23rd of this month with more than 180 prints (highest ever prints release for hero Ravi Teja). Speaking to, producer ML Kumar Chowdary said that Ravi Teja has given extraordinary performance as the cop (he played double roles) and the second half has come out really well. He said that budget of the film is around 11 to 12 crores. SS Rajamouli directed this film and Anushka is heroine. Keeravani scored music and Sarvesh Murari handled cinematography.

Annamayya – Ramadasu express tour details
Nagarjuna’s Annamyya – Ramadasu express tour held yesterday (11th June) was a huge success. The train consisting of 15 compartments started in the morning at Tirupati and winners of MAA TV contest alighted the train in all the important stations between Tirupati and Bhadrachalam. Nagarjuna came out of train in all major stations to greet public. He also made sure that he went through all the compartments and greeted all the winners. The unit along with the winners went to Bhadrachalam and performed poojas at Rama temple constructed by Sri Ramadasu. The timings in the night were extended till 11 pm so that all winners get to have a satisfactory darshan. The entire program would be telecast on MAA TV very soon. Incidentally this is second tour of Nagarjuna on train after Nuvvu Vastavani.

G Viswanath elected as APFCC President
G Viswanath - popular exhibitor and distributor from Vijayawada – is elected unanimously as the president of AP Film Chamber of Commerce (APFCC) in elections held yesterday. Here is the list of winners

S. No. Position Name
1 President G Viswanath
2 Vice Presidents KS Rama Rao
V Nageswara Rao
Pradeep K Sha
3 Secretaries KC Sekhara Babu
M Ramesh
4 Joint Secretaries CV Reddy
V Veeri Naidu
J Mohan Reddy
5 Treasurer B Sivarama Krishna
6 Sector Counsel Chairmen PV Ravi Kishore (Producers)
Sunil Narang (Distributors)
K Ramasubba Reddy (Exhibitors)
7 Executive committee members 34 members


11th June 2006

Nagarjuna on Sri Ramadasu express
MAA TV channel has conducted a competition on Sri Ramadasu film. 1000 winners from this competition are being taken from Tirupati to Bhadrachalam over train along with the cast and crewmembers. The winners are currently traveling along with Nagarjuna and other unit members in 'Annamayya - Sri Ramadasu Express' to Bhadrachalam. This devotional journey is going to be a thing to remember for all of them.

10th June 2006

Padmabhushan Chiranjeevi in 10K run
Chiranjeevi will be participating in the 10K run to be held at 7.30AM on Sunday Morning (11/06/2006) that is to be conducted as part of the closing ceremony of the Secundrabad's prestigious 200 years celebrations. This 10K run starts from Old war Memorial at Parade grounds. Cine stars Ravi Teja, Raja Ravinder, Anushka, SS Rajamouli will also participate in this event.

Desamuduru Script at Bangkok
Hot Shot creative director Puri Jagannadh's next directorial venture "Desa Muduru" will be starting in the month of July. Puri Jagan is doing the Script work at Bangkok now. He will be returning back to Hyderabad by 16th of June. Allu Arjun is working with Puri jagan for the movie to be produced by Bhagavan and Danaiah.

Evadaithe Nakenti songs in Europe
A few songs of Raja Sekhar’s latest film Evadaithe Nakenti are being shot in Europe at present. The unit is currently shooting a song in Brussels, Belgium. Samudra directs this film.

8th June 2006

President to open CCT
Abdul Kalam – President of India – will be officially inaugurating the new facility of Chiranjeevi Blood and Eye bank and Jubilee Hills Check post on 10th of June. Chiranjeevi Charitable Trust was launched on 2nd October 1998.

Bala Krishna birthday celebrations
The producers and directors of Bala Krishna are going to celebrate the birthday of Bala Krishna in a grand style on 10th June in Rama Krishna Horticultural studios. Bala Krishna fans from all districts would grace this jubilant occasion. Various other celebrities from Telugu film industry would also the present at the occasion to greet Bala Krihsna. Vakada Appa Rao who is currently producing a film with Bala Krishna as hero has given this information to the media.

Pokiri and Tagore at IIFA Dubai
7h International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) starts at Dubai on June 14th and about 14 films have been selected to be screened from south India. The southern film festival will open with the Tamil movie 'Chandramukhi' - a Rajnikanth starrer and there were total of 7 Tamil movies and 2 Telugu movies will be screened at this film festival. Mahesh Babu latest blockbuster POKIRI and Chiranjeevi’s Tagore will be screened on this occasion.

7th June 2006

Bala Krishna film details
The first schedule of Bala Krishna’s latest film in the direction of P Vasu was completed in Uttaranchal (Nainital, Haridwar, Rishikesh etc). This schedule took place for 22 days. A few scenes in the combination of Bala Krishna, Meera Jasmine, Jayaprada, Naresh, Jayaprakash Reddy and Ali were shot. A couple songs on Bala Krishna and Meera Jasmine were also canned. The next schedule starts on 15th June and it will take place for 25 days.

Vikramarkudu on 21st June
Ravi Teja – Rajamouli combination film Vikramarkudu film will be releasing on 21st of this month. Shooting of the last song will be completed by tomorrow. Rerecording of first half is over and second half is currently going on. This film will go for censoring on 17th of this month. Anushka is the heroine. Ruthika plays another important role. Meghana Naidu did an item song.

Bommarillu audio on 18th June
Audio of Bommarillu - Dil Raju’s latest film with Siddardha as hero – will be released on 18th June. Devi Sri Prasad scored music. Genelia is playing female lead. Bhaskar is making his debut as director through this film. Prakash Raj, Jayasudha and Kota play other important roles. Bommarillu film will be released in the month of July.

Mounam Pesiyade in Telugu as Kanchu
Tamil hit flick Mounam Pesiyade (2002) is going to be dubbed and released in Telugu as Kanchu. This film features Surya and Trisha in man leads. Ameer Sultan made his debut as director with this film. Yuan Shankar Raja composes music. V Ram is producing this film on SS Communications banner. Vennelakanti pens dialogues and lyrics.

IAMA and Jayadev in this week
Rajendra Prasad’s Iddaru Athala Muddula Alludu and Maganti Dayakar’s Jayadev are going to release on 9th of June. Rajendra Prasad’s IAMA deals with the perils of having two wives. Magunta Dayakar’s Jayadev is a thriller that deals with a professor who gives his prophesy to a girl that she is going to die very soon.

Stalin in Australia by Ramark group
Ramark Group acquired Mega Star's forthcoming Magnum Opus STALIN theatrical exhibition rights for Australia & Newzealand. 'Salin' will be Mega Star's first release after winning PADMABHUSHAN coveted honour by Government of India. Trisha plays the female lead and being Directed by Muruga Das of 'Gazini & Tagore' fame. This is the second major acquisition by Ramark Group after 'Vikramarkudu' in a very short span". Interested parties to screen movies contact Rama 0433 820 701 or Narayan 0421 71 8928 or email [email protected]

Vikramarkudu in Singapore by Sri Rajyalakshmi Movies
Sri Rajya Lakshmi Movies bagged the screening rights of Ravi Teja – SS Rajamouli’s latest film Vikramarkudu for Singapore and Malaysia. Interesting parties can contact Sumanth Sunkara at +91-9885685491, +65-97945354 or email [email protected]

6th June 2006

Mahesh future projects
Mahesh Babu has confirmed five producers for his next five projects. Here are the details

S No. Producer Name Banner Director
1 G Ramesh Babu Krishna Productions will be confirmed in 10 days
2 KL Narayana Durga Arts Jasti Hemambar
3 MS Raju Sumanth Arts
(Hare Rama Hare Krishna)
4 Arjuna Raju Roja Movies -
5 Manjula Mega Super Good Films -


5th June 2006

Chiranjeevi for ATA
Chiranjeevi will be attending 9th ATA (American Telugu Association) Conference and Youth Convention as chief guest from 30th June to 2nd July in Long Beach, CA. Tabu, Ravi Teja, Srikanth, Sunil, Ali and Siva Reddy are other film personalities who grace this occasion. Mani Sharma is going to perform a musical night which will have Gangadhar, Hema Chandra and Vijaya Lakshmi participating in it.

4th June 2006

Abaddam in August
Abaddam - Uday Kiran’s latest film in the direction of K Bala Chandar will be released in the month of August. Vimala Rao (an NRI from Australia) is making her debut as heroine. This film is being made in Tamil as ‘Poi’ with Prakash Raj as producer. Incidentally this is the 101st film of K Bala Chandar. Gemini Kiran is producing this film in Telugu on Anandi Arts banner.

Dasari asks TFI to protest
Dasari today urged Telugu film industry to protest against ban of usage of cigarettes and showing of animals/birds in films. Dasari said that the Telugu film chamber of commerce and AP film producers counsel should take the issue up and carry it forward to the Government.

Asthram film in 3rd week of June
Vishnu’s latest film Asthram will be released in the 3rd week of this month. Anushka is the heroine and Bollywood hero Jackie Shroff has done a vital role in this film that is directed by Suresh Krishna. Raju Harwani (of Supreme Music) is making his debut as film producer with Asthram. SA Raj Kumar scored music.

Amruta Varsham on 30 June
Concept Films banner’s latest film Amruta Varsham is going to release on 30th of this month. This film is a remake of Kannada blockbuster Amruta Dhare. Sameer Dattani and Ramya play main leads where as Amitab Bachchan is doing special appearance. Anandi Arts is presenting this film.

2nd June 2006

Ashok audio on 8 June
Audio of NTR’s latest film Ashok will be held at Shilparamam at 4 pm on 8th June. NTR’s directors K Raghavendra Rao, VV Vinayak, Rajamouli, B Gopal, Krishna Vamsi and Surender Reddy would unveil a song each on this occasion. NTR fans will also grace the function. Sameera Reddy is the heroine. Ashok film is slated for the release on 7th of July.

Maha on 16th June
Bharat’s latest film Maha in the direction of cinematographer Vijay Milton will be releasing on 16th of June all over AP. Mallika Kapoor and Deepu (acted with the screen name Deepika in Evadi Gola Vadidi) are playing female

Star cricket in Vijayawada on 11th June
Film stars and cricket stars are going to field day in Vijayawada on 11th June by playing a benefit cricket match. The clash is going to be between Venkatesh XI and Azharuddin XI. All professional cricketers from Telugu film industry are going to fill in for Venkatesh XI. These actors include Taraka Ratna, Srikanth, Vishnu, Tarun and other prolific scorers in past star cricket matches. This event will be covered live on Zee Telugu TV.

1st June 2006

AP Government bans Da Vinci Code
Release of ‘Da Vinci Code’ film based on the controversial book by Dan Brown is stalled in AP. This film is due for the release in AP on 2nd June. Tickets were sold out in both Prasads and PVR multiplexes till Sunday. AP government has banned Da Vinci Code film this evening as they felt that this film is hurting the sentiments of minorities.

Arti Agarwal is back
Arti Agarwal is back in Hyderabad now. She made an appearance in a press meet today to say that she is going to finish the remaining work for Sunil’s film Andala Ramudu. She will be traveling to Kerala now to participate in songs shooting of Andala Ramudu. She also expressed her wish to continue acting in films. Audio of this film will be released in the last week of June. Andala Ramudu film will be released in the month of July.

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