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31st August 2006

Nagababu for MAA President
Nagababu is going to contest for the post of MAA (Movie Artists Association) president. Sivaji Raja, Jagapati Babu and Srihari would be contesting for the posts of secretary, executive president and vice president respectively. It has been a custom in Telugu film industry only one panel applies for MAA elections and the panel would be elected unanimously. In the entire history of MAA elections, only once two panels contested (Murali Mohan and Rajendra Prasad).

Nuvvu Nenu Prema in October
Surya’s latest film Nuvvu Nenu Prema is all set to release in the first week of October on the eve of Vijaya Dasami. Jyothika and Bhumika are doing female leads. AR Rehman scored music is already popular. Audio CD of this film was released today. Krishna is making his debut as director with this film.

Abaddam with Prakash Raj
There has been a news earlier that Anandi Arts is dubbing the Telugu version of Uday Kiran’s Tamil film Poi. Speaking to, Gemini Kiran confirmed that he is not doing Abaddam project anymore. The Telugu rights of this film is still in the hands of Prakash Raj. The Tamil version is releasing soon.

Navadeep in GFC film
Gemini Film Circuit that produced films like Shankar Dada MBBS in the past is going to produce a film soon. This film will has Navadeep and Richards (hero of A film by Arvind) in the main leads. Other details are awaited .

28th August 2006

Vamsi’s Inka 7 Rojulu
As per the gossip going around in film nagar, Vamsi’s latest thriller’s title is expected to be ‘Inka Yedu Rojulu’. Aryan Rajesh and Hamsa Nandini are playing main leads. Most of the story takes place in forests and this film is extensively shot Rampachodavaram and Vikarabad forests. Ilayaraja scores music. PG Vinda handles cinematography. This film is expected to hit the marquee in the last week of December.

Shiva 2006 on 15th September
Ram Gopal Varma’s latest directorial venture Shiva 2006 is all set to release on 15th of September. This film is a sequel of Shiva. Audio of this film was released in a grand style on 11th of August. Mohit and Nisha Kothari (James fame) played the main leads. Ilayaraja scored music. Kona Venkat wrote story and dialogues.

Photo, Aganthakudu and X Men 3 this week
Siva Nageswara Rao’s film Photo is going to release on 1st of September. This thriller has three songs. Siva Balaji’s horror film ‘Aganthakudu’ is releasing on 31st of September. Hollywood flick X Men 3 is being dubbed and released in AP on 1st September by Suresh Movie distributors in association with Warner Bro. Venu Madhav and Abhinaya Sri film Pelli Kosam is also releasing on 1st September.

25th August 2006

Seven heroes for Bommarillu disc function
Bommarillu triple platinum disc function is going to be held at Shilpa Kala Vedika, Hyderabad on the evening of 26th August. This function will be graced by seven heroes - Venkatesh, Mahesh Babu, NTR, Allu Arjun, Prabhas, Siddharth and Nitin. Audio of this film scored by Devi Sri Prasad turned out to be a big hit and topping charts for the past few weeks.

Ali as Laila
When the title Tata Birla Madhya Laila was announced, everybody expected Laya (heroine of this film) to be the Lalila. The director pulled off surprise in the audio function by unvieling the poster of Laila. That Laila is none but comedy actor Ali. This film is a comedy that has Sivaji and Krishna Bhagwan doing the roles of Tata and Birla.

Vijayalakshmi attempts suicide
Vijaya Lakshmi who did the role of sister in Jagapati Babu - Venu film ‘Hanuman Junction’ attempted suicide in Bangalore yesterday (23rd August). She is safe now. Harassment by a colleague seem to have driven her to attempt suicide as per the alleged sources. She is currently hosting a popular ‘gold give away’ program in Udaya TV.

24th August 2006

Boss audio on 3rd September
Audio of Nagarjuna’s Boss will be released on 3rd of September. Nagarjuna plays boss of a construction business company and Nayana Tara plays his secretary. Poonam Bajwa is playing second female lead. VN Aditya directs this film and Kalyani Malik composes music. Chintapally Ramana pens dialogues. Siva Kumar who worked for Nenunnanu did cinematography for this film. VN Aditya directs the film and D Siva Prasad Reddy is the producer. Boss will be released in the second half of September.

Bommarillu remake fight
Fight is on for the remake rights of Bommarillu film in other languages. The fight for Tamil rights is intense as Editor Mohan, Kalaipuli Thanu, Appachan and a few more producers are quoting exceptional rates for the Tamil remake of Bommarillu. The current going price for Tamil remake is more than 1.5 crores. There are very good offers from Hindi film industry as well.

USA Craze for Trivikram - Pawan Kalyan film
There is enormous craze for Trivikram’s latest film with Pawan Kalyan as hero. Pooja of this film was held at Film Nagar Daiva Sannidhanam in the last week. This film would go to the sets very soon. Trivikram is the most favorite director of Telugu NRIs and his latest film Athadu is a testament to it. As per the sources of, leading USA distributors and new entrants are vying for overseas rights of this film. The minimum amount that is offered for overseas rights is unheard of. Right now Stalin and Sainikudu are the films that are bought for highest ever amount for overseas rights so far. Let us wait and see who is going to grab Trivikram - Pawan Kalyan’s film.

Navadeep as Poramboku
Navadeep is currently acting in a film that is being produced by Tollywood Talkies banner. This film is titled as ‘Porumboku’. Krishna Reddy who dubbed Sindhura Puvvu in the past produces this film. Sreenivas who directed ‘Ninnu Choodaka Nenunda Lenu’ is directing this film.

23rd August 2006

Sneha with Sumanth
Actress Sneha is all set to cast against Sumanth in a film that is being produced by D Rama Naidu on Suresh Productions banner. This film is being directed by Chandra Siddhartha (Aa Naluguru fame). Novel writer Ramani provides story for this film. Pooja of this film was held in the last week. Sumanth is currently working for the final part of Chinnodu film.

Smita nominated for Filmfare
As per the sources of, Smita is nominated for playback singer category for her song ‘Evaraina Choostunnara’ from Anukokunda Oka Roju film. This playback singer award is given in South India category and she is competing with the likes of Chitra and Shreya Ghoshal.

Charmme sheds 9 kgs
Actress Charmme took a break after Pournami film due to an accident while participating in the climax of the film. She made sure that she utilized the rest in a positive way. She concentrated on reducing weight and shed around 9 kgs in a span of one and half months. She is looking extremely slim in her latest film ‘Chinnodu’ with Sumanth as hero.

Dasari to produce MS Narayana film
As per the sources of, MS Narayana is going to direct a film with Sivaji and Vikram (MS Narayana’s son as heroes). This film will sport 21 comedians from Telugu film industry. Dasari is expected to produce this venture which will go to floors in the month of November.

Meet Agarwal sisters in NJ
Andala Ramudu heroine Arti Agarwal and her sister Aditi Agarwal are going to visit the New Jersey, Northbergen theatre on Aug 23, 2006 at 7 pm to meet and greet the Telugu film lovers in NJ area where Andala Ramudu is being screened.

22nd August 2006

5000 junior artists for Stalin climax
5000 junior artists participated in the climax shoot of Chiranjeevi Stalin film yesterday at an Orphan’s school in Kothapet. The shooting of this film is taking place at ENT Hospital in Kothapet. The film is made on grandeur scale with a budget that is unheard of in Telugu cinema industry. The shooting of this film will continue till 5th of September. This film is expected to hit the marquee on 27th of September.

50 more prints for Andala Ramudu
Sunil’s instant hit Andala Ramudu is released with 60 prints. With instant hit talk being generated, the distributors are asking for more prints. The producer dispatched 20 more prints. And 30 more prints are going to be added this Friday. The comedy and songs in this film are the highlights. The talk in film industry as well as common man’s mouth publicity immensely helping this film.

Hyderabad Nawabs in September
‘Hyderabad Nawabs’ which is made with the backdrop of Hyderabad has completed its shooting, It is produced under the banner of ‘Utopia Entertainers‘. This film is a comedy entertainer having 3 songs. An item song was picturised on Anupama Varma (former Miss India and a super model). The movie has the most popular and accepted star cast from the recently hit flick ’The Angrez’ which is a rage and a cult. It is produced by R.K popularly known as mama of The Angrez fame and directed by debutant Lakshmi Kanth Chenna. It is due for release in September 2006.

20th August 2006

Vijaya Bhaskar to direct Ram
Ram who made it big with his debut film Devadasu is currently acting in the direction of Sukumar (Arya fame). He will be acting in the direction of K Vijaya Bhaskar soon. This film will be produced by his uncle and popular film producer Sravanthi Ravi Kishore.

Asha Chandra opens school in Hyderabad
Asha Chandra who trained actors like Nagarjuna, Jackie Shroff, Sunny Deol, Nagma and Simran is starting an extension of her training school in Hyderabad now. She is going to conduct acting therapies and workshops on diction, speech and voice modulation. The fee structure of this institute is quite high compared to local training institutes.

Nuvvu Nenu Prema audio on 21st August
Audio of Surya’s latest film Nuvvu Nenu Prema will be released on 21st of this month. AR Rehman composed music. Bhumika Chawla & Jyothika are playing female leads. Shooting of this film was held in and around Vizag and Rajahmundry. Krishna directs this film. Studio Green and Gemini Film Circuit are jointly producing this film.

17th August 2006

Chiranjeevi in P Vasu direction?
It is reliably learnt that P Vasu (of Chandramukhi fame) has narrated a subject to Chiranjeevi. There are chances that P Vasu might direct Chiranjeevi’s next venture after Stalin. P Vasu currently directing Bala Krishna for a film that is being produced by Lalitha Kalanjali banner.

Sumanth in Suresh Productions
Sumanth is going to act in a film to be directed by Chandra Siddhartha (Aa Naluguru fame). This film will be produced by D Suresh Babu on Suresh Productions banner. Sumanth is being very careful about selection of the directors. He is making sure that he is picking directors who delivered classics. If you look at the last three projects, you will fine the directors delivering classics like Anand (Sekhar Kammula), Naa Oopiri (Kanmani) and Aa Naluguru (Chandra Siddardha).

Priyadarsini Ram to direct Sreeram
Priyadarsini Ram who directed and produced a film titled Manodu is going to direct Sreeram (Okariki Okaru fame) very soon. SK Basheed is going to produce this film. This action entertainer will go to floors in the month of October. There will be 2 heroines in this film.

16th August 2006

Chiru’s birthday at gachibowli
Birthday celebrations of Chiranjeevi would be held on the night of 21st August at Gachibowli Indoor stadium. Earlier his birthday celebrations were used to be held in Shilpa Kala Vedika. But this time, Chiranjeevi fans decided to go for the bigger venue. This birthday celebrations would also coincide with the audio launch of Chiranjeevi’s next film Stalin. Mani Sharma scored music. Murugadoss directs this film.

Kalyani turns buyer with Brahmastram
Actress Kalyani started a distribution outlet called ‘Midas Touch’ and bought the theatrical exhibition rights of Jagapati Babu’s latest film Brahmastram for Chennai. This film is directed by her husband Surya Kiran. Producer said that Kalyani is one of very few distributors who paid the entire money before handing over the print.

Doctorate to Dharmavarapu
Nagarjuna University will be honoring popular Telugu film comedian Dharmavarapu Subramanyam with a honorary doctorate. Dharmavarapu Subramanyam was active in television before becoming big in films. He also directed a film titled ‘Thokaleni Pitta’. He is also a member in Congress party and holds a good government position today.

Vijaya Shanti panic over Nayudamma
Vijaya Shanti’s Nayudamma’s release got delayed by a day in many centers. The unit of this film recently arranged a success meet in Sashikala theater of Moosapet. Speaking on the occasion, Vijaya Shanti said that there is conspiracy by politicians of major political party to stall the release of Nayudamma, as they are afraid that Vijaya Shanti would gain more mileage with that film.

Bharat buys overseas rights of Kamal film
Bharat Creations the prime Distributor in Tamil Cinemas has acquired the rights of Kamal's most awaited movie "Vetayadu Velayadu" which is releasing next week under the direction of Gautham Menon. Jyothika has played a very important role in this movie. Previously Bharat Creations has released the best of best Tamil movies like Chandramuki, Anniyan, Mazaa, Sivakasi, Gajani to name a few. If anybody is interested to screen the movie, then contact Balaram @ 678-358-3114 or Mohan @ 303-332-6852.

15th August 2006

Agarwal sisters in bay area
Beautiful and talented Aarti Agarwal will be in Milpitas Swagath Restaurant (68 S Abel St, Milpitas, 95035) on Mon Aug 14th from 7:30 PM onwards. Come meet and greet a successful Tollywood actress Aarti after a speedy recovery from a devastating injury. Swagath Restaurant, Bay Area Telugu Association (BATA) and Great India Films felicitate Aarti and Aditi Agarwal on the same day.

Dasari and Bellamkonda to produce Srihari films
Dasari, Bellamkonda and C Kalyan would be producing a film each with Sri Hari in the future. This news is revealed today at the birthday function of Sri Hari. It was Dasari who introduced Srihari into films.

Miss Andhra contest
Gravity Creative Media is going to conduct Miss Andhra Pradesh 2006 contest. The regional selection will take place in the six major cities namely Nizamabad, Vijayawada, Rajahmundry, Visakhapatnam, Tirupati and Hyderabad. Final 24 contestants will be trained and groomed by Gravity Fashion School. The grand finale will stake place in Hyderabad with various people from tollywood, advertisement and corporate industry being the main invitees. All contestants can call up 9290417172 and 9849382497 for details.

12th August 2006

Himachal Pradesh backdrop for Desa Muduru
Puri Jagan’s latest film Desa Muduru with Allu Arjun is having the background of Himachal Pradesh. Initially they wanted to have Nepal backdrop, but realized that Himachal Pradesh is more visually pleasing compared to Nepal. Hansika Motwani is playing female lead. Chakri composes music. Shooting of the film is currently under progress. Puri Jagan is planning to release the film on 22nd of December.

Ram Gopal Varma shows interest in Photo
It was Ram Gopal Varma who introduced Siva Nageswara Rao as director with Money. When Siva Nageswara Rao met Ram Gopal Varma yesterday at the audio launch of Shiva 2006, Varma shown keep interest in the film and asked Siva Nageswara Rao to arrange a preview of Photo once the first copy is ready. Incidentally Siva Nageswara Rao is making his debut as producer with Photo.

Amareswar’s Sasana Sabha
Telugu novel writer Amareswar is going to make his debut as a director with a political film titled Sasana Sabha. This film is going to show how the present political and voting system is malfunctioning to abet the greed of individuals. Kothagundla Rama Rao is going produce this film on Sri Padmavati Venkateswara Films banner.

8th August 2006

Bommarillu with 72 prints
Siddardha’s 3rd direct release Bommarillu is all set for the release on 9th of August on the eve of Rakhi Pournami with 72 prints. This week is having special advantage as there are two public holidays. 9th is Rakhi Pournami and 15th is Independence day. Dil Raju decided to release with 72 prints now and he will add more as the mouth talk spread.

Nallamalapu Bujji with Gopichand
Nallamalupu Bujji who gave the Sankranthi blockbuster this year in the form of ‘Lakshmi’ will be doing his next film with Gopichand as hero. Srivas who worked as associate cameraman with Vincent and as associate director for Krishna Vamsi and Y Kasi Viswanath. Regular shooting of this film will start in the month of November. Ramana Gogula will score music. M Ratnam provides dialogues.

Sunil’s offering to God for Arti
Sunil is one of many people who wished the speedy recovery of Arti Agarwal when she met with the mishap of that fateful day. Sunil prayed to God that he would visit Tirupati and pay a donation of 2 lakhs if Arti Agarwal stays alive. He is planning to visit Tirupati before the release of the film to give his offering and seek the blessings of Lord Venkateswara for the success of Andala Ramudu.

7th August 2006

Trivikram’s inputs for Andala Ramudu
Trivikram is a goldmine to his friends. He always chips his help in for all his friends. Be it doing some dialogue work for Dasaradh (Santosham film), penning lyrics for Yogi (Oka Raju Oka Rani) etc. Sunil is a close buddy of Trivikram and it was Trivikram’s one liners in Nuvve Kavali that made audiences sit up and notice Sunil for the first time. Since then Trivikram has always been encouraging by giving good characters in his films. Sunil is making his debut as full-fledged hero with Andala Ramudu film. Trivikram has provided lots of inputs in terms of dialogues for Sunil’s latest venture which is due for the release on 18th of August

3.5 minute single take by Siddardha
Siddardha is a natural actor and a passionate man. He thrives for perfection in his scenes. It is reliably learnt that Siddardha has acted in a 3 and half minute continuous emotional shot in climax of Bommarillu film. This shot was okayed in the first take. Bommarillu film is releasing on 9th of August.

Kulasekhar question heroes ability
Music of lyricist Kula Sekhar’s directorial debut film ‘Premalekha Raasa’ was launched at a function held in Padmalaya studios tonight. Speaking on the occasion Kula Sekhar said that film is technician’s media and it is the technician (director) who makes a hero. He also taken Teja as example asked the position of the heroes who made their debut in Teja films. He said that Teja is still at a commanding position because he is a technician.

6th August 2006

Surya’s marriage on 11th Sep
Actor Surya (Ghazani fame) will be entering into wedlock with actress Jyothika on 11th of September in Chennai. The reception would be held at Mayor Ramanadhan Hall in Chennai on 12th of the same month.

Santosham launches Video Magazine
Venkatesh launched the Vedio CD magazine of Santosham today at the 4th anniversary function and awards ceremony of Santosham film magazine. This VCD consists of all the movie related functions, interviews and news in video format. The price of this weekly video magazine is going to be just Rs. 10/-

Santhi sentiment for Siddardha
Siddardha’s first direct Telugu film NVNV was released during the Sankranthi of last year in Santhi theater (Hyderabad) and went on to become a huge blockbuster. His second film Chukkallo Chandrudu too was released in the same theater for this year’s Sankranthi. His 3rd film Bommarillu is all set to release in Santhi theater too on 9th of August

4th August 2006

Shriya’s guest role in Game
Actress Shriya made a surprise guest role in Mohan Babu’s latest film Game that is released today. Mohan Babu - Vishnu combination film Game attracted superb openings despite of heavy rains all over Andhra Pradesh. This film sports Parvati Melton in the female lead. G Ram Prasad directed Game (Aata Modalaindi).

Andala Ramudu postponed to 18 August
Release of Andala Ramudu is pushed from 11th of August to 18th of August. Comedy actor Sunil is making his debut as full-fledged hero with this film. Arti Agarwal is doing female lead. P Lakshmi Narayana is making his debut as director with this film. Andala Ramudu is a remake of Tamil blockbuster. NV Prasad and Paras Jain are producing this film on Mega Super Good films banner.

Suresh Varma changes his name
Suresh Varma who directed blockbusters like Sivyya and Manasichi Choodu is having a lean patch in his career now. He consulted a numerologist and changed his name from R Suresh Varma to RV Suresh. He will have his name coming as RV Suresh in the title credits of his latest film Adi Lakshmi that is launched today.

3rd August 2006

Ilayaraja reuses 4 tunes for Shiva 2006
Director Ram Gopal Varma requested Maestro Ilayaraja to reused 4 of his best tunes of 80’s. Two of the four reused tunes consist of Botany pathamundi (Shiva), Jagada Jagadam (Geetanjali). Audio of this film will be released at a high profile function to be organized at Hotel Marriot on the night of 11th August with Nagarjuna Akkineni gracing as chief guest. This film will be released on 25th of August.

Allari Naresh as Seema Satry
Allari Naresh is going to through an interesting phase of his career now. G Nageswara Reddy who produced teen flicks with ample comedy like 6 teens and girl friend in the past is going to direct a film titled ‘Seema Sastry’. Tagline of this film is ‘Bheebhatsamaina Factionist’. G Nageswara Reddy is also producing this film on Katyayani Creations banner. Sheila (of Seetakoka Chiluka fame) is doing female lead. Vandemataram scores music. This film will be launched on 4th of August.

Natanasala producer is no more
K Sridhara Rao who produced the classic Nartanasala expired on the night of 29th July at his residence in Chennai. His home town is Tenali. His wife Lakshmi Rajyam acted as heroine in many films. He established Rajyam pictures banner in 1951 and made many films with NTR as hero. May his soul rest in peace.

Vijaya Shanti in 5 get-ups
Vijaya Shanti donned five get ups in her upcoming film Nayudamma. Sai Madhava directed this trilingual film. This film is all set to release with more number of prints on 11th of August.

2nd August 2006

Mohan Babu throws a party
Mohan Babu threw a grand party his friends in film, political and administrative circles at Kaktiya Welcom Sheraton hotel on the night of 1st August on the eve of his daughter Lakshmi Prasanna‘s wedding (4th August). This bash was attended by Bala Krishna, Venkatesh, Chiranjeevi’s family, Chalasani Ramesh (on behalf of Nagarjuna), Ravi Teja, Srikanth, Jagapati Babu, T Subbrami Reddy and many more.

Venky to give film career counseling
Times Avenues (a part of Times group) is organizing career counseling to youth and fresh college graduates at Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan on 6th of August. Celebrities from various professions will grace this occasion to give career consulting to the youngsters. Venkatesh has accepted to attend this counseling and be a mentor. The other celebrities include Srini Koppel (IT) and Gopichand (sports).

Deepak in Mani Ratnam’s Guru
Mani Ratnam is currently making a Hindi film titled Guru. Guru film is allegedly based on the real story of the making of Indian cloth tycoons (especially Reliance and Bombay Dying). This film sports Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Madhavan etc. Deepak (of Sampangi fame) bagged a handsome role in this film. He is playing the role of supremo of Bombay Dying in this film.

Arti Chabria in Yash Chopra film
Arti Chabria (Okariki Okaru fame) has grabbed a meaty role in Yash Chopra’s latest film. This film also sports Amitab Bachchan acting in a pivotal role. Arti Chabria is currently acting in a Telugu film now in the direction of Janardhan Maharshi.

1st August 2006

Puri Jagan to direct Ram Charan Teja
We heard many directors’ name popping up for Chiranjeevi’s son Ram Charan Teja’s debut film. Chiranjeevi and Aswini Dutt have finally zeroed on Puri Jagan. Puri Jagan who delivered the industry hit Pokiri is all set to direct Ram Charan Teja. This film will be produced by C Aswini Dutt on the prestigious Vyjayathi banner which introduced Mahesh Babu a few years back. This film is likely to go to the floors in the month of December.

Surender to narrate story to Mahesh
Surender Reddy (Athanokkade fame) is going to narrate a story to Mahesh Babu in this week for a film to be produced by G Ramesh Babu on Krishna Productions Pvt Limited banner. G Ramesh Babu produced Arjun in the combination of Mahesh Babu and Guna Sekhar in the past. Mahesh Babu and Surender Reddy combination film will be the next venture that is going to on floors for Mahesh Babu.

Venky’s next in Boyapati direction
Venkatesh’s next film after Adavarai Matalaku Ardhalu Verule is going to be directed by Boyapati Seenu (Bhadra fame). This film will be produced by Suresh Productions banner. Nayana Tara who acted with Venky in this year’s blockbuster Lakshmi is going to be paired up again with Venky for this film. This film is likely to go to floors in the middle of September month.

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