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28th November 2008

Ajay as Sarai Veerraju
Kannan who worked with SS Rajamouli for many films and also with Krish for Gamyam film is going to make his debut as a director with a bilingual film. This film is titled as ‘Sarai Veerraju’ in Telugu. Actor Ajay who did many prominent negative roles in the past is going to do the title role in this film. There will be two heroines. Lots of Telugu theater artists were signed to play vital roles in this film. It will be launched in the month of December.

Brahmanandam direction in Neninthe
Comedy king Brahmanandam is said to have donned the role of a director in Puri Jagan’s directed film Neninthe. Ravi Teja is doing the role of an assistant director. This film is said to be having very good satires on film industry. Seeya is making her debut as heroine. Shooting of the film is complete. The music will be released soon. Neninthe is going to release in December.

Bhumika’s film magazine movie minar
Bhumika Chawla is getting into media business now. She is going to own a Telugu movie magazine called ‘Movie Minar’. This magazine will be launched at a function organized in Hotel Novotel on the night of 29 November. Her home production on ‘Downtown Films’ banner is also going to be launched at the same venue. Srihari Nanu who directed her film Satyabhama (remake of 50 first dates) is going to direct that film.

27th November 2008

Chiranjeevi offers blood to Mumbai victims
Chiranjeevi offered blood from Chiranjeevi Charitable Trust to the injured in Mumbai. CCT is also holding blood camps in Mumbai. Speaking at a press meet he accused the Mumbai mayhem as the failure of congress government. He said that all parties have to unite show solidarity regarding this testing time.

Manchu Pallaki producer is no more
MR Prasada Rao who produced the classic film Manchu Pallaki with Chiranjeevi in the direction of Vamsi expired on Sunday (23 November) due to cardiac arrest at Yasodha hospital. He was admitted in ICU on 21 November. MR Prasada Rao is basically from Rajahmundry. May his soul rest in peace.

Gummuluri Sastri is no more
Gummuluri Sastri who produced Jandhyala’s Padamati Sandhya Ragam with USA backdrop expired on the night of Monday (24 November 2008). He went to USA to do masters in 1965 and settled over there. He also acted in Padamati Sandhya Ragam. He directed a film titled Atu America Itu India which won Nandi award. May his soul rest in peace.

26th November 2008

Mitsubishi branding for Komuram Puli
It is the time of co-branding for Telugu cinema. As per the sources of, Mitsubishi motor company sponsored a Pajero vehicle for Pawan Kalyan’s Komuram Puli film. Pawan Kalyan is using this car as his vehicle in this film. Reliance Communications is also a brand partner for the film and Reliance is going to spend a huge amount of money for the outdoor publicity of the film.

Bindu Madhavi in Puri’s film
Bindu Madhavi – the latest Telugu girl on the silver screen – got tremendous applause for her portrayal in recently released Avakai Biryani. Bindu Madhavi recently signed by Puri Jagan for his next venture featuring Sairam Shankar and few more main leads. The tentative title of the film is Kothulu. The title is likely to be changed at a later point of time.

Three releases this Friday
This Friday is going to witness release of three films – Devarakonda Veerayya, Ek Police and Deepavali. R Narayana Murthy is targeting educational system and ragging with Devarakonda Veerayya film. Naga Babu’s latest cop flick Ek Police is releasing on this Friday. Venu’s film Deepavali which was supposed to release on 30 of last month has got postponed and is releasing this Friday.

25th November 2008

Komuram Puli at Petronous
Pawan Kalyan’s latest film Komuram Puli is currently being shot near Petronous in Kaula Lumpur, Malaysia. A few scenes featuring Pawan Kalyan dressed stylishly in olive green cop dress and Nassar (also in cop dress) were shot. A visitor of has sent a few photos of Pawan Kalyan (taken during the shooting) to Being a responsible website, we are not featuring them as we feel that producer holds the intellectual property rights on these photos.

Praveen Sri to direct Sharwanand
Praveen Sri who worked with Ram Gopal Varma, Editor Shankar and Allari Ravi in the past is going to make his debut as a director with a film that starts Sharwanand as hero. This film will be a bilingual in Telugu and Tamil. This film will go to floors in the month of January. More details later.

Satyameva Jayathe audio on 25 Dec
The music of Raja Sekhar’s latest film Satyameva Jayathe will be launched on 25 December on the eve of Christmas. Chinna who scored music for Evadaithe Nakenti will score musc for this film. Jeevitha Rajasekhar directs this film. Sanjana and Neetu Chandra play female leads. This film is likely to release either on 9 January or 14 January.

Charmme film launched without DSP
Charmme’s latest film with Frames entertainment was launched on 24 of this month. Earlier the producer announced that Devi Sri Prasad would act as hero in this film and Devi Sri Prasad promptly sent a press note that he is not going to act in it. Pavan who directed Satta film in the past is directing this film. Frames entertainment produced a film titled Yama Gola Malli Modalaindi in the past. Regular shooting will start from 12 December.

24th November 2008

Sasirekha Parinayam sold out
Chadalavada Srinivasa Rao (Sri Tirumala Tirupati Venkateswara Films distribution) bought the entire AP rights of Krishna Vamsi’s latest film Sasirekha Parinayam. This film is likely to release either in the last week of December or in the first week of January. Tarun and Genelia did the main leads of the film. Sri Tirumala Tirupati Venkateswara Films bought Baladoor and Avakai Biryani in the past.

Singanamala’s big films
Singanamala Ramesh is regarded as the topmost film financier in the entire south India. He has decided to get into production of Telugu films on a regular basis. He is currently producing Pawan Kalyan’s Komuram Puli in the direction of SJ Surya. His next venture with Mahesh Babu in the direction of Trivikram is going to be on the floors in the next month. It is learnt that he has also signed several big heroes of Telugu cinema including that of NTR, Prabhas and many more. The Telugu film industry is going to witness five big releases from Singanmala Ramesh in the next two years.

Vinayakudu opens with housefuls
Sai Kiran Adivi’s debut film Vinayakudu opened with housefuls and near housefuls all over AP. This film was released with limited prints. It managed to get 90% collections to housefuls in the first two days at Odeon (RTC Crossroads). All the six shows screened in Prasads on Saturday and Sunday went houseful. This film got released with a single print in single theater Vizag (for entire Uttarandhra). The Vizag shows in the weekend also were houseful. The concept of fat guy falling in love with hot babe, director coming from the school of Sekhar Kammula, attractive poster designs (Anil - Bhanu), Sonia (Shravs of Happy Days) factor and Bhajarangdal controversy were few reasons for a small film like Vinayakudu getting encouraging openings.

23rd November 2008

Nagarjuna dances at launch
Nagarjuna entertained the thousands of fans by dancing to the KING title song during the music launch function of King. This function is organized at Gachibowli stadium on the night of 23 November. Devi Sri Prasad composed music and Seenu Vytla directed it. The last time he danced during audio function for during the time of Mass for title song and it went onto become a super hit. Let’s hope that the dancing sentiment works again for King.

It’s Vishnu’s birthday today
Actor Vishnu is going to celebrate his last birthday as a bachelor today. He has got recently engaged to Veronica. His wedding is due in the early of 2009. He is currently acting in Saleem that is being produced by YVS Chowdary. wishes Vishnu a happy birthday.

Don’t call me Yuva Samrat, Call me King instead
Nagarjuna address his fans by saying ‘my kings’. Nagarjuna said, “It needs a qualification and position (level) to title one’s film as King. I am happy that you gave me that qualification and level. King might look as class film with me wearing suits. But it has comedy, fights and dances. There is absolutely no sentiment (crying). I felt really happy by looking at the rushes. December is a very lucky month for us and King will be released in December. I am very eagerly waiting for the movie.”

22nd November 2008

Vinayakudu controversy
Vinayakudu which has just hit the marquee has run into a controversy. ABVP and Bhajarangdal has strongly apposed against naming a romantic comedy on the name of a Hindu God. They staged a Dharna at Rajadhani Dilshuknagar and broke the glasses. They also lodged a police case against the producer and the director in Saroornagar Police station. The producer and director strongly condemned it by saying they announced the title of Vinayakudu eight months back and has been publicizing about the films through posters and trailers in the last two months. And nobody objected to it so far. They questioned the logic behind these organizations raising an issue just on the day of the release.

Sasirekha Parinayam in Dec/Jan
Krishna Vamsi’s latest film Sasirekha Parinayam featuring Genelia and Tarun is expected to release either in the last week of December or the first week of January, as per the producer Sunkara Madhu Murali. The dubbing work is currently going on. Krishna Vamsi has made this film that caters to family audiences and youth like his earlier films Ninne Pelladatha, Murari and Chandamama.

Prakash Raj festival film
Prakash Raj has acted in a Tamil film titled ‘Kanchivaram’ in the direction of Priyadarshan. Shreya Reddy plays another important role. This film is aimed at film festivals and Prakash Raj has not charged a penny for this film. This film has got entry into various film festivals worldwide. Prakash Raj was recently in USA to attend one of the film festivals that screened Kanchivaram film.

20th November 2008

Arya II is the working title
Director Sukumar told that Arya II is working title of the sequel of Arya film. The title might be changed at a later point of time. Allu Arjun is doing the same role in the sequel. Anu Mehta and Siva Balaji are being replaced by Kajal Agarwal and Navadeep. Glamour babe Sraddha Das does another key role. V Aditya Babu and Bhogavally Prasad jointly produce this film.

Siddhardh’s Bava
As per the unconfirmed sources of, Siddhardha is going to act in the direction of a debutant called Rambabu. The title of the film is expected to be ‘Bava’. This film is likely to be launched in the next year.

Upendra & Venu in a film
After a long gap Upendra is going to act in a direct Telugu film. It will be produced by KSR Pictures. Venu and Kaveri Jha act as other important leads. Shooting will start in the month of December. Upendra will provide story and screenplay for this film. GK composes music. KV Reddy produces this film.

19th November 2008

Vinayakudu obtains clean U
Sai Kiran Adivi’s debut film Vinayakudu got censored and obtained a clean U certificate. The board objected for a dialogue of Krishnudu. Krishunu re-dubbed the scene with a different dialogue. Vinayakudu sports Sonia (Shravs of Happy Days) and Krishnudu in the main leads. This film will be premiered to press on the night of 20th in Prasad multiplex at 7 pm. Vinayakudu will be releasing on 21st November in USA and on 22nd November in India.

Auto rally for Avakai Biryani
The hero of the film in Avakai Biryani is an auto driver. The auto union of Andhra Pradesh expressed its happiness over it. General Secretary of auto union Venkatesh said that he liked the film and felt happy about the auto driver becoming the mandal president by solving the village problems. The auto rally organized by auto union was started at Sandhya theater on the morning with 250 autos. The rally covered Erragadda (Gokul) and Siva Parvati (KPHB) and then ended at Venkatadri (Dilshuk Nagar). The unit also expressed their satisfaction about the support given by the auto drivers union.

Myaav on 28 November
Choreographer Vidya is making his debut as a director with a thriller titled Myaav. It is a thriller. The actors of the film are not being revealed till the release. Most of the film is shot in Bangkok. The postproduction work is almost over. The producer is planning to release the film on 28 November.

18th November 2008

Shweta Prasad’s next film
Shweta Basu Prasad who won the hearts with nice portrayal of heroine character in Kotha Bangaru Lokam signed her next film in Telugu. This film will be directed by a debutant director NV Prasad. Two popular heroes will do male leads. A group of friends from distribution and production circle will produce this film on Ratna Celluloid banner. The shooting will start in the first week of December.

Mallanna for summer
The release of Vikram’s latest bilingual project Mallanna is shifted from Sankranthi to summer, as per the sources of Shriya plays female lead. Vikram does different get-ups in this film including that of a woman. Devi Sri Prasad scores music. Kalaipuli Thanu produces this film. Susi Ganesh is the director.

Roja’s objections about Nandi awards function
Roja who is known for making controversial statements has commented on the way Nandi awards function was conducted. She accused YSR of making it a public function of Congress Party. She said that only top heroes were given awards by YSR and they made remaining award winners feel as worthless. She questioned why Nagarjuna suddenly started recommending the schemes of Government in the TV commercials. She accused that Nagarjuna is being forced to do so by government so that government could regularize the Annapurna 7 acres. She also questioned why only Krishna and Ambarish were asked to speak and why other NTR award winners Ilayaraja and Waheeda Rehman weren’t invited to speak. She also questioned the way protocol was violated by government by asking the award winners Nagarjuna and Rama Naidu to give away Nandi awards to the other winners. She asked why ministers like Shabbir Ali were made to stand on the dais without giving them any seat to sit.

16th November 2008

YSR sops to film industry
YSR announced the hike of ticket rate from Rs. 35 to Rs. 50 in today’s Nandi awards function. The Government Order will be released soon. YSR also said that he is instituting two national awards in the name of BN Reddy and B Nagi Reddy from the next year onwards.

Surya s/o Krishnan trimmed
Gowtam Menon’s latest film Surya s/o Krishnan film was released on 14th November in Telugu. After seeking the feedback from the movie goers, the producer has trimmed 30 minutes in the second half. The drug-addiction episodes and depressing scenes were edited in the second half.

Mantra team’s next film Diary
Gen’ Nest Movies that produced hit flick Mantra with Charmme in the past is all set to make their second film titled ‘Diary’. This film will be launched on 17 November. Machakanti Rama Krishna will make his debut. This film sports Sivaji and Maushmi Udeshi as main leads. Anand scores music.

15th November 2008

Mahesh film from 2 December
Mahesh Babu’s latest film in the direction of Trivikram will start on 2 December in Rajasthan. It will be shot extensively in Rajasthan, Nashik and South Africa. Parvati Melton is doing the role of main heroine. Singanamala Ramesh produces this film. The producing is aiming for summer release in July 2009.

King audio in Gachibowli stadium
The fans of Nagarjuna are going have a gala time on 23 November because Nagarjuna is going to give them a double treat. King audio will release on 23 November at Gachibowli stadium. Naga Chaitanya is going to be introduced to the public and media at the same venue. Incidentally 23 November is the birthday of Naga Chaitanya. The audio will be available in the market by 30 November. Nagarjuna and the unit will be leaving to abroad to shoot a couple of songs. Aditya music bought the audio rights.

Pawan – Puri film script work in Bangkok
The storyline of Pawan Kalyan’s film in the direction of Puri Jagan is ready. Puri Jagan is now in Bangkok to do the detailed script work. Shooting of his latest film Neninthe is almost complete. His next film with Pawan Kalyan will be launched in the first half of next year. Ganesh (comedy actor) produces this film. Bade Ravi Kiran presents it.

VV Vinayak in Neninthe
As Puri Jagan’s latest film Neninthe deals with the plight of a struggling film director played by Ravi Teja, a few film celebrities are acting as themselves in this film. VV Vinayak also appeared in this film. It is also rumored that NTR did a guest appearance. Neninthe is all set to release on 18 December.

Nitin-Ileana’s Local
Nitin is currently acting in the direction of Paruchuri Murali. Ileana is the heroine. Local is the title under consideration for this film. Ramana produces this film on Sprecta Media banner.

13th November 2008

Lip-to-lip kiss in Avakai Biryani
There is a lip-to-lip kiss in Avakai Biryani that was conceived in a poetic manner. Sekhar Kammula is said to have commended Anish for the aesthetics of that scene and compared it to that of Geetanjali film. However, it was deleted from the film as the censor board objected to the visual. However, as per the sources of, it will be screened for the movie lovers in overseas. This film is releasing with 11 prints overseas (9 prints in USA). The producer Sekhar Kammula is arranging a special premiere tonight at 10:30 pm in Prasads multiplex for the press, unit members and celebrities from the film nagar.

Auto Ride for a $1 in USA
Avakai Biryani opens tonight at Hollywood theaters, Irving . 2 Bajaj Autos are going to be part of the premier night festivities which start at 7 pm. People can take auto rides at the theater by paying $1 each. It’s an opportunity and time for NRIs to get some Nostalgic rides in Auto.

YSR criticizes Chiranjeevi
For the first time YSR attacked Chiranjeevi during his road show in Guntur area. Speaking to the crowds, he said that Chiranjeevi was in film industry for 30 years and amassed crores of rupees wealth. Yet he did not contribute a single penny for his native place, said YSR.

Advani meets Rajnikant
Advani who is being projected as the prime ministerial candidate from BJP has gone to the residence of Rajnikant yesterday night in Chennai. After that Rajni accompanied Advani for a book release function. Speaking to the scribes, Rajnikant said that it was just a courtesy call and have nothing to do with his political entry.

12th November 2008

Gowtam – Mahesh film details
Gowtam Menon is going to direct Mahesh Babu soon. Speaking to, Gowtam Menon said, “My next straight film in Telugu is with Mahesh Babu as hero. Manjula produces the film on Indira Productions banner. AR Rehman will compose music for the first time to a film of mine. It is a yuppie and trendy love story. I gave the bound script to Manjula. They are getting the dialogue version ready in Telugu.”

Malaysia mania for Tollywood
Four films are shooting extensively in Malaysia this month. Bala Krishna’s latest film in the direction of Mahadev will shoot from 16 November to 10 December in Malaysia. Pawan Kalyan’s ‘Komuram Puli’ will be shot for 10 days from 12 November. Prabhas’s Billa film has Malaysia backdrop and it will be shot extensively from 14 November to 6 January. They also shoot action episodes and chasing sequences in Malaysia. Manoj’s latest film in Chandra Sekhar Yeleti is currently being shot in the airport of Malaysia and the backdrop for the entire film is Malaysian airport. If you walk on the streets of Malaysia, you might find out one of these big heroes looking at you.

Jyothy Lakshmi as Namitha’s mother
Jyothy Lakshmi is the yesteryear’s erotic dancer in Telugu films. She acted in Vithalacharya’s blockbuster ‘Jaganmohini’. A film is currently being remade in Telugu with the same title. Namitha is acting as Jaganmohini. Raja and Meera Chopra play other important roles. Jyothy Lakshmi is doing the role of Namitha’s mother in this film.

11th November 2008

VSR Swamy is no more
Popular cinematographer VSR Swamy (photo) expired today early morning at Machilipatnam due to critical illness. He went to Machilipatnam to attend relative’s marriage. His body is taken to Chennai today. VSR Swamy was born in Valipattipadu near Gudiwada. He worked for many hit films like Alluri Seetarama Raju, Mosagallaku Mosagadu, Bhakta Kannappa, Siri Siri Muvva, Khaidi, Narasimha Naidu, Indra etc. He also produced a film titled Edureeta with legend NTR. May his soul rest in peace.

Nandi awards in LB stadium
Government is planning to showcase Nandi Awards as Congress’s strength this year. Mahesh Babu got the best actor award for Pokiri film and Krishna is going to be awarded NTR award. With Mahesh and Krishna being in the side of Congress, the government is going to hold the Nandi awards function as a public function in Lal Bahaddoor Sastri stadium amid lakhs of fans of Krishna and Mahesh Babu. Generally, Nandi awards functions are being carried up in Lalitha Kala Thoranam with limited crowds every year. But for this year, the government wants to get political mileage out of it. The function will be held on 16 of this month which incidentally is the day Chiranjeevi starts his Praja Ankita Yatra in Rayalaseema.

Another Sekhar’s protégé as director
Sekhar Kammula’s protégés Anish Kuruvilla and Sai Kiran Adivi are coming up with their directorial debuts Avakai Birani and Vinayakudu which are due for the release on 14 November and 21 November respectively. We have another Sekhar’s protégé Anand Ravi ready to make the debut as director. Anand Ravi worked with Sekhar Kammula for Godavari and Happy Days. This film sports all new faces. It will be launched in the year of 2009.

Smita delivers her promise
Smita's search for a perfect dance troupe from A.P. started through "Tata Indicom Dance With Me-Smita" a few months ago in the form of a reality show for Maa TV produced by Smita through her production house I Candy Entertainment Pvt.Ltd. 650 participants from various parts of A.P. were screened during auditions and 36 dancers were selected to participate in the show. After several episodes and elimination rounds 11 participants were declared as the finalists of the show and these eleven will form a part of Smita's Dance troupe who will accompany her on her shows. Smita promised earlier that she would make the finalists of this show as a part of her dance shows.

9th November 2008

Karunakaran to direct Prabhas
Karunakaran who has done mostly love stories (except for Pawan Kalyan’s Balu with ample action) is going to direct the action hero Prabhas soon. This film is supposed to be a commercial entertainer. More details are awaited.

Bala Krishna film’s shoot in Malaysia
Bala Krishna is currently acting in a film that is being produced by N Krishna Prasad on Vaishnavi cinema banner. Mahadev - a protégé of SS Rajamouli – is making his debut as director. Bala Krishna will be going to Malaysia on 16 of this month to participate in a long schedule.

Dil Raju’s Aakasamantha
Prakash Raj has produced a film in Tamil which is going to be remade in Telugu by Dil Raju. This film is titled as Aakasamantha with the tagline ‘I love my daughter’. Trisha and Prakash Raj play the roles of daughter and father. Sunil and Aiswarya play other important roles. This film is expected to be produced on war-footing style with a target release date of 31 December. Radha Mohan directs this film.

Varun Sandesh’s Nenu Naa Lovvu
Nenu Naa Lavvu is the title under consideration for Varun Sandesh’s latest film in the direction of Marthand K Shankar. This film is being produced on the prestigious AVM banner. Shooting of the film is currently going on a brisk pace. Other details are awaited.

Shriya paired up with Vishal
Vikram Krishna is going to produce a film with Vishal on GK Film corporation banner. Shriya is signed as female lead. Ayyappan (a protégé of Bhupati Pandyan) will direct this film. It will go to floors on 3 December.

Ravi Babu’s Nachavule music on 16 Nov
Ravi Babu is directing a romantic film titled Nachavule with all fresh faces. The music of this film will be launched on 16 November. Usha Kiron movies is producing this film. Nachavule is expected to hit the marquee on 19 December.

7th November 2008

KVJ launch on 13 December
As per the sources of, Venkatesh’s next project Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum will be launched with high profile function on the eve of Venkatesh’s birthday on 13 December. Krish who got enormous name and fame with a thought-provoking journey film Gamyam is directing this film. Krish did not want start the project without a complete script. Hence he took his own time and completed the entire script now. The script has come out really well and is okayed by the entire team (Venkatesh, Aswini Dutt & D Suresh Babu) with out any question asked. Seenu Vytla’s project with Venkatesh will start after a few months.

DSP denies Charmme’s movie news
In a press note sent today, Devi Sri Prasad denied the news of his acting debut film with Charmme as heroine. He said that he has been getting many offers for the past few years and he was concentrating more on music. He categorically mentioned that he loves scoring music and he would continue to do it. He is currently scoring music for King, NTR – Vinayak film, Arya II, Current and a few Tamil projects.

Ajay gets a soft look
Actor Ajay who did convincing roles in films like Vikramarkudu, Pokiri and Lakshmi Kalyanam is all set to make his debut as hero soon. Hence he is in the process of changing his appearance. He changed his hair style to look soft. He will be launched as hero soon.

6th November 2008

Chiranjeevi Rayalaseema tour from 12 Nov
Chiranjeevi will be completing his Telangana tour today. He would be touring Rayala Seema from 12 November. His tour will start on 12 in Anantapuram district and will be completed on 17 in Kadapa district. In this tour he would only visit two districts - Kadapa and Anantapuram. His next trip, he would be touring Chittoor and Kurnool districts.

Avakai Biryani sold out
Sri Tirumala Tirupati Venkateswara films has bought the Avakai Biryani for entire Andhra Pradesh. Avakai Biryani is being produced by Sekhar Kammula and directed by Anish Kuruvilla. Telugu girl Bindu Madhavi is making her debut as heroine. Kamal Kamaraju who played a vital role in Godavari film is doing male lead. Sekhar Kammula also sold entire AP rights of his Happy Days to Dil Raju much prior to the release and Dil Raju made profits in multiple-folds with that film. Sri Tirumala Tirupati Venkateswara films has bought Baladoor in the past.

Only Venky is non-political
Among the top heroes of Telugu cinema, only Venkatesh seem to be non-political for this election. Chiranjeevi started Praja Rajyam Party and all his relatives (Pawan Kalyan, Allu Arjun & Ram Charan Teja) become PRP brand ambassadors by default. By officially joining the TDP, all the Nandamuri heroes (Bala Krishna, NTR, Kalyan Ram & Taraka Ratna) have become the representatives of TDP. Nagarjuna became pro-congress by promoting YSR’s schemes on small screen. Krishna is a staunch supporter and the fans of Krishna and Mahesh Babu started an organization that supports congress. This leaves only Venkatesh out of the politics as he seems to have taken neutral stand as of now.

5th November 2008

Nagarjuna supports Congress
During the live relay of TDP’s Yuva Garjana, the Congress party has given advertisements in all Telugu news TV channels with Nagarjuna supporting and praising various schemes of Congress government. All these advertisements end with Nagarjuna praising YS Raja Sekhara Reddy. It was strategic move by Congress party to release these ads at the time Yuva Garjana is being telecasted.

Charmme and Devi Sri Prasad in a film
There have been many rumors about Devi Sri Prasad going steady with Charmme in the past. They always made it clear that they were just good friends. The pair of Charmme and Devi Sri Prasad are pairing up for a film to be produced by Frames Entertainments banner that produced Yamagola Malli Modalaindi in the past. Pavan is going to direct this film. This film will be launched on 24 of this month.

Ghajini’s music of 10 November
Music of Aamir Khan’s latest film Ghajini will be launched on 10th of this month. This film is a remake of Telugu Ghajini directed by Muruga Doss. Asin plays female lead. Allu Arvind produces this film on Geeta Arts banner. Ghajini is likely to hit the marquee on 25 December.

Sharwanand’s coffee shop
Actor Sharwanand is going to launch a coffee shop called ‘beenz’ on 8 November. This shop is situated on Road no. 15 of Banjara Hills (near Jubilee Club).

4th November 2008

Egg attack on Chiranjeevi
Three unidentified youth threw eggs on Chiranjeevi today when he was touring Narsampet. Those eggs landed on head and shoulder of Chiranjeevi and broke on the body. These three people were expected to be the activists of TRS. These three people were taken into custody. Chiranjeevi reacted by saying that these kinds of acts would not deter him. He said that ‘I thank the people who garlanded me. I also thank the people who threw eggs on me.’ Chiranjeevi got into Jayamukhi college of Narsampet and had bath over there. However, KCR denied allegations about TRS hand in this episode.

Yuva Garjana motor rally flagged off
Chandra Babu Naidu today flagged off a motorcycle rally from the party office in Hyderabad to Guntur. Around 8000 bikes participated from Hyderabad. Ex mayor Teegala Krishna Reddy lead this rally. 10,000 more bikes will join this rally from Rangareddy and Nalgonda districts.

Yuvatha obtains U/A certificate
Yuvatha got censored today and obtained U/A certificate. This film is all set to release this Friday on 7 November. Nikhil (Happy Days fame) and Aksha play main leads. Parasuram makes his debut as director. Mani Sharma composed music is doing good in music circles. This film is made on Worth Watching Entertainment banner.

Nikhil’s next film is Basanthi
Nikhil’s next film is titled as Basanthi. This film will be presented by Start Camera Pictures and produced on Dream Merchants Productions banner by Uma Prakash. Chaitanya Dantuluri (son of popular film journalist Narayana Varma) is making his debut. The regular shooting will start in December 2008 and the film will be released for summer of 2009. Mani Sharma will score music.

3rd November 2008

Petals shower for Garjana
Two flights by Kingfisher airlines are being engaged to shower the Yuva Garjana venue with flower petals in Guntur on 5 November. The organizers are arranging three trains from YSR’s bastion Kadapa. Bala Krishna will land at the venue using a chopper. South Indian Railways have agreed to arrange for 22 special trains to Guntur on that day. Around 5000 RTC buses are being hired to transport lakhs of people to the venue. They are also using 500 buses to transport people from Guntur and Vijayawada to the venue on continuous basis.

Ekaloveyudu and Yuvatha on 7 November
Stage is set for two youth films to clash on 7 November. Uday Kiran’s latest film Ekaloveyudu is releasing on 7 November. Nikhil (Happy Days fame) film Yuvatha will also hit the marquee on 7 November.

Avakai Biryani on 14 November
Sekhar Kammula’s production venture and Anish Kuruvilla’s debut vehicle Avakai Biryani will release on 14 November. Kamal Kamaraju is playing the male lead. After a long gap in Telugu film industry, a Telugu girl Bindu Madhavi (Madanapalli origin) is making her debut as heroine. The music of the film is already a chartbuster.

Vinayakudu on 21 November
As per the sources of, Sai Kiran Adivi’s debut film Vinayakudu will be hitting the screens all over the world on 21 November. Krishnudu and Sonia (Happy Days fame) is doing two variety characters in this urbane film. Prem Patra produces it.

1st November 2008

Venky’s film from 25 January
Giri – producer of Venkatesh’s forthcoming film – told that Venkatesh’s film is going to be launched on 25 of January 2009. This film will be co-produced by D Suresh Babu and directed by Seenu Vytla. Meanwhile, Venkatesh is also doing a special role in Kamal Hassan’s magnum opus Marmayogi.

No more job losses – Chiru
As a part of his Telangana road show Chiranjeevi visited Godavari Khani today. He promised that there will not be any job cuts to the employees of Singareni if Praja Rajyam Party comes to power. He said that it is a sad thing to sack the human resources in the name of modernization of Singareni collieries.

Fitting Master for Sankranthi 2009
After tasting success with Blade Babji this Diwali, Allari Naresh is all set to hit the marquee in the form of Fitting Master for Sankranthi 2009. EVV Satyanarayana directs and produces this film. Madalasa Sharma is making her debut as heroine.

31st October 2008

Komaram Puli in Malaysia
The unit of Pawan Kalyan’s latest film Komaram Puli will be going to Malaysia to shoot from 8 of November. SJ Suryah directs this film. AR Rehman composes music. Singanamala Ramesh is producing this high-budget venture.

Mahesh film in Rajasthan
Mahesh’s latest film in the direction of Trivikram will shoot in Rajasthan from 15 of November. Parvati Melton is doing female lead. This film is likely to release for the summer of 2009. Singanamala Ramesh produces this film on Kaakaratna movies banner.

Hansika guest role in Billa
Meher Ramesh who made his debut in Telugu with Kantri film is currently directing Billa with Prabhas as hero. Anushka and Namitha are doing female leads. Prabodh (brother of Prabhas) and Narendra produce this film on Gopi Krishna Movies banner. Krishnam Raju plays a special role. Hansika Motwani who entertained the crowds with Desamuduru and Kantri is doing a special role in Billa. This film is a remake of Tamil blockbuster Billa which is based on Hindi classic Don.

Indumathi on 28 November
Harsha P Reddy – NRI Businessman – who produced ‘Andaru Dongale’ film a few years back has made his debut with a thrilled titled ‘Indumathi’. It comes with an interesting caption ‘Before they die, they see’. Shweta Bharadwaj (heroine of Mission Istanbul) is making her debut in Telugu with Indumathi film. Sivaji plays an interesting role. This film is all set to release worldwide on 28 November.

Chiranjeevi’s Yes to Telangana
Chiranjeevi announced today at Jagityala that he is for a separate Telangana state. He also said that central government has the power to announce a separate state and if center announces Praja Rajyam party is going to second it. He also said that the backwardness of Telangana could be attributed to the tricky ploys done by earlier governments to appose the progress of Telangana.

30th October 2008

1 lac bikes for Yuva Gharjana
The fans of Nandamuri and TDP will be arranging a huge rally with 1 lac motors cycles on the eve of Yuva Gharjana on 5th November. A special parking space of 50 acres is being arranged for these motor bikes. 20 special trains are being arranged to Guntur on this eve. Chandra Babu Naidu and Bala Krishna will be flying from Hyderabad to Gannavaram on a special aircraft on 5th November. 65,000 TDP flags will be used on Vijayawada – Guntur highway on 5th November.

Neninthe to shoot in Swiss
The unit of Neninthe is going to Switzerland now to shoot a couple of songs on Ravi Teja and Seiya over there from 1st November to 11th November. Puri Jagan directs this film. The talkie part of the film is already shot. The music will be launched in the middle of November. Neninthe film is all set to release on 18 December 2008.

Doctorate to Ashok Kumar
Actor and producer Ashok Kumar is being given honorary doctorate in Business Management from ‘The Open International University for Complementary Medicines, Colombo’. This doctorate would be presented to him on 2nd November at a function organized in Chennai.

Chiranjeevi visits Rajarajeswari temple
Chiranjeevi today visited the famous Rajarajeswari temple in Vemulavada in Karimnagar today. He also said that the amazing response that he is getting Telangana will silence the critics who doubted his popularity in Telangana. He also promised free health insurance policies to tobacco workers. He also promised a separate fund to help the people who are going to gulf as workers.

29th October 2008

Chandra Siddhardh’s Houseful
Director Chandra Siddhardh is producing a film titled ‘Houseful’. Ajay B – a graduation of NY Film school graduate – makes his debut as director. Anoop provides music. This runtime of the film and the runtime of story is just two hours. This story will take place during night time among two boys, two girls and Ali in a house. This film has nothing to do with movie background though it's titled as houseful. Vipin, Vega, Aryan, Gowri Pandit and Naini Dixit play vital roles. The shooting of the film was launched on 9 October on the eve of Dasara.

28th October 2008

Adlabs Cinemas is now Big Cinemas
The efforts are on to bring all entertainment related companies under ‘BIG’ umbrella for Reliance ADAG group. After naming production (Big Movies), DVD rentals (Big flicks), radio FM (Big FM), music label (Big music), Big TV (DTH service) the name of the Adlabs cinemas is being changed to Big Cinemas now. Big Entertainment bought Adlabs from Manmohan Shetty long back and now they are renaming it to Big Cinemas.

Yuva Gargana in 137 acres
Telugu Desam Party’s Yuva Garshana under the leadership of Bala Krishna Nandamuri will be held on 5 November in Kaja (near Guntur). The venue will be spread across 137 acres. The main dais will be 80 ft x 40 ft area. All Nandamuri heroes would be present to deliver messages on 5th November. TDP is taking this sabha prestigiously because it is going to showcase TDP’s filmy connection through Nandamuri heroes

Sasirekha Parinayam in November end
Krishna Vamsi’s latest film Sasirekha Parinayam is going to release in the last week of November. Music will be launched in the first week of November. This film features Tarun and Genelia in the lead roles. The last schedule of this film will take place from 1st November for 10 days. Mani Sharma composes music. Sunkara Madhu Murali produces it.

27th October 2008

NTR not attending Yuva Garjana
Hero NTR will not be attending the Telugu Desam Party's Yuva Garjana slated to be held on November 5th at Guntur. The party supremo Nara Chandrababu Naidu made a clarification to this extent. "Though NTR will not attend the function due to his hectic shooting schedules, he will continue to support the party and campaign for it in the future," he said. The heirs of late NT Rama Rao would be playing a vital role for the victory of the TDP, he further maintained.

Mee Sreyobhilasi in Indian Panorama
The Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting announced the Indian Panorama Films that are going to be screened at the 39th International Film Festival of India - 2008 (IFFI) in December in Goa. The jury for both feature and non-feature segment of Indian Panorama of IFFI – 2008 submitted the reports and recommendations to Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Anand Sharma. In all, 25 films have been recommended in the feature films segment, while 20 films were recommended for non-feature films category. Mee Sreyobhilashi (directed by debutant Eeshwar with CC Reddy presenting it, starring Rajendra Prasad) is the only Telugu feature film going for screening. Pulijanmam (Malayalam) and Bishar Blues (Bengali), the winner of best feature film and best non-feature film awards respectively at the 54th National Film Awards were awarded automatic entry. The jury further recommended Yarwing, a film in Kokborok language of Tripura, as the inaugural film for Indian Panorama with Kanachivaram (Tamil) and Mahasatta (Marathi) for the contest section of the event.

Nandi, NTR & Raghupati Awards on Nov 8
The state government has announced that the Nandi Awards will be presented on November 8th. On this ocassion, Raghupati Venkaiah Naidu Awards and NTR Awards will also be presented. The Raghupati Venkaiah Naidu awardees are MS Reddy (2005) and Ramanaidu (2006). NTR Awards will be given to Ilayaraja (2004), Ambareesh (2005) and Waheeda Rehman (2006).

No statements on T issue: Chiru
Praja Rajyam Party president Chiranjeevi sought the party functionaries at all levels not to make any comment or statement on the burning issue of Telangana. Talking to the media, Chiranjeevi said that Telangana issue was a delicate aspect and required more insights before making any valid statement on it. As such, he desired that the party leaders should wait till the PRP would take a final decision on it soon.

26th October 2008

Kesineni Nani joins PRP
Kesineni Nani of Kesineni Travels is going to join Chiranjeevi’s Praja Rajyam Party officially today at Madapur. He is getting thousands of people from Vijayawada in 200 buses to this joining ceremony. Kesineni Nani is expecting MP ticket for Vijayawada for the forthcoming elections.

Manjula acts again
Manjula (sister of Mahesh Babu) who acted and produced national award winning ‘Show’ is going to repeat the magic again with another film. VK Prakash is directing this film. Indrajit is paired up with Manjula and Shashank is paired up with Charmme. Shyam K Dutt handles cinematography. Manu scores music. This film is being produced by Manjula on Indira Productions banner.

Surya s/o Krishnan on 14 November
Surya’s latest film Surya s/o Krishnan is all set to release in Telugu on 14 November. Sameera Reddy and Ramya (Kannada actress) play female leads. Surya is doing two roles as father and son. Simran is paired up with the father character. Goutam Menon is directing Surya after giving the blockbuster Kakha Kakha (Gharshana in Telugu). Music composed by Harris Jayaraj has become chartbuster.

24th October 2008

Puli changes to Komaram Puli?
The title of Pawan Kalyan’s latest film Puli might be changed to Komaram Puli. Pawan Kalyan is doing the title role as a since IPS officer. SJ Suryah who directed Kushi is directing this film. AR Rehman scores music for a direct Telugu film after years of gap. The shooting of this film is going on in and around Hyderabad.

Sairam Shankar in Neninthe
Puri Jagan’s brother Sairam Shankar would be playing a vital role in Puri Jagan’s latest project Neninthe. This film sports Ravi Teja in the role of a struggling assistant director. Heroine Siya is doing the role of a group dancer. This film is based on the film industry. The unit is going to Swiss to shoot a couple of songs from 1st November. Chakri composes music. This film will be released on 18 December.

Yuvatha on 7 November
Dil Raju bought the Nizam and Vizag rights of Nikhil’s latest film Yuvatha. Mani Sharma composed music. Aksha is making her debut as heroine. Parasuram is making his debut as the director. This film is all set to release on 7th of November.

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23rd October 2008

RCT shoot in RFC
Shooting of Ram Charan Teja’s latest film in the direction of SS Rajamouli is currently taking place in Ramoji Film City. A huge set named ‘Bhairava Konda’ is constructed. Kajal Agarwal is doing female lead. Srihari plays a vital role. Vijayendra Prasad provides story and MM Keeravani scores music. Allu Arvind produces the film in Geetha Arts banner.

Namitha in Billa
Actress Namitha is doing the second female lead of the seductress in Prabhas’s latest film Billa. Anushka is playing main female lead. The unit will go to Malaysia to shoot a part of the film from 7 November. They are using Super35 camera. Krishnam Raju plays a vital role in the film. Mehar Ramesh directs this Telugu remake of Tamil hit Billa.

Keka director’s cut in USA
The Keka version which will be played in USA is different from what is been released in AP today. Teja told, the director’s cut of Keka is shipped to USA for the overseas Telugu NRIs. Keka is releasing in all major centers of USA today.

22nd October 2008

Vinayakudu by Dil Raju
Dil Raju bought the rights for Nizam and Vizag for Sai kiran Adivi’s debut film Vinayakudu. This film features Sonia (Happy Days fame) and Krishnudu in the main leads. Prem Patra produces this film on Prem Movies banner. Vinayakudu is likely to release in the second week of November.

Hero with 100 prints
Nitin’s Hero is all set to release with over 100 prints in India and USA. Bhavana is doing female lead. GV Sudhakar Naidu is making his debut as director. Mani Sharma composed music. Ram Prasad handled the camera. Manyam Ramesh produces it.

Arrest warrant for Jeevita – Rajasekhar
Proddutur civil court has issued a non-bailable arrest warrant for Jeevita and Rajasekhar in connection with a cheque bounce case. More details are awaited.

Dasari hospitalized
Popular director and politician Dasari Narayana Rao was hospitalized 4 days back due to some kidney problem in Asian Institute of Gastroenterology. YSR who came to the engagement of actor Vishnu noticed that Dasari who is close to the family of Mohan Babu was not present. He came to know that Dasari was hospitalized due to kidney trouble. YSR went to the hospital and met Dasari. wishes Dasari a speedy recovery.

19th October 2008

Micky J Meyer’s next for Dil Raju
Happy Days music director Micky J Meyer is choosing his projects very selectively. His latest album KBL won lots of applause. His next film is going to be produced by Dil Raju and directed cinematographer (Hindi blockbuster Race) turned director Ravi Yadav. This film is going to be a remake of yesteryear’s classic Maro Charitra and it sports Varun Sandesh as hero. This film is likely start in 2009.

Keka obtains U certificate
Teja’s latest film Keka obtained a clean U certificate from censor board today. They objected for a single dialogue which was removed later. The censor board is said to be amazed by the photography work and music of the film. Keka is going to release worldwide on 23 of this month.

Hero release shifted to 24 Oct
Release date of Nitin’s latest film Hero is shifted from 23 October to 24 October in the last minute. This move allows Teja’s Keka to have a solo release. Nitin is making sure that he is giving one film for every three months. His next film Drona will be released for Sankranthi. His film with Ileana as heroine is slated for summer’s release. Allari Naresh’s Blade Babji is also releasing on 24 of October.

Bay Area movies film with Raja
Raja, Manjari Fadnis, Richa Pallod in Bay-Movies Production No. 1 directed by Suman Pathuri and produced by Kalyan Palla. Suman, the Co-Director of telugu movie Vennela, studied film-making from the Academy of Arts, San Francisco. Kalyan Palla, who has extensive experience in the United States in the technology field, has made a name for himself as a distributor and exhibitor of telugu movies. He recently distributed the critically acclaimed movie Gamyam in USA. The movie also boasts of a solid technical and creative team. The story and screenplay are provided by Raj & DK, who gave us the biggest international award-winning NRI hit, Flavors. Mahesh Shankar of Vennela is the Music Director. Nagaraju Gandham of Gamyam fame gave the dialogues. Cinematography is handled by Ranga who studied in Pune Film Institute and worked under Santosh Sivan in the past. Shooting starts on December 2nd, 2008 and the movie is tentatively scheduled for a May 2009 release.

Two functions at HITEX
The entire Telugu film industry made a visit to HITEX yesterday evening to attend the engagement ceremony of Vishnu Manchu and wedding ceremony of daughter of famed cinematographer Chota K Naidu. Since both the events were scheduled at the same time and since both the venues are in walkable distance, all the film celebrities attended both the functions as per their convenience.

CBN, NBK two eyes to me: Tarakaratna
Nandamuri Tarakaratna today participated in the Simha Garjana at Nellore. Arriving at Renigunta airport (Tirupati), he was received by a huge gathering of Nandamuri fans. Later, he straight drove to Nellore. Addressing the crowds, he said that he would continue to organize rallies and public meetings for the Telugu Desam Party till it regained power in the state. "The TDP is not afraid of any political parties. People are behind us. Mavayya (Chandrababu Naidu) and Babai (Balakrishna) are like two eyes to me," he said.

19th October 2008

NTR film from 24 Oct
NTR’s next film with VV Vinayak will go to floors on 24th of October. The child episode in the film will be shot from 24th to 28th October. NTR’s introduction fight will be shot from 29 October to 4th November. A song will be shot on NTR and Ileana from 5th November to 12th November. Kona Venkat provides story and dialogues. Devi Sri Prasad composes music. Chota K Naidu handles camera. Stun Siva is the action director. Vallabhaneni Vamsi Mohan produces this film on Vaishnavi Arts banner. Kodali Nani presents it.

18th October 2008

KBL heroine changes dress
Swetha Prasad, debut heroine of KBL, had to change her dress on the advice of producer Dil Raju when she arrived at the FNCC, Hyderabad, to participate in the film's success meet. Earlier, accompanied by her mother and a crew member of the film she checked into a room arranged at the venue. Dil Raju and the organizers were waiting for the arrival of Swetha, when she reached in all style and glitz – wearing a black sleeveless tighty with a side cut from down the hip (click here for gallery). However, on the advice of Dil Raju, she returned to her room and changed the dress, coming in a T-shirt and ¾ trousers. The sudden change in the dress became a subject to talk about at the venue.

Chiru to go Khadi way?
The Praja Rajyam Party (PRP) constituted committee to study the problems of the weaves in the state has decided to place a request with its President Chiranjeevi, "to wear Khadi wear". Talking to the media at Tirupati, the committee chairman KSR Murthy (also the political advisor of PRP) said he would be placing before Chiranjeevi the factsheet about the weavers' living standards. "If Chiranjeevi wears Khadi, lakhs and lakhs of his fans will also wear Khadi. This will enhance the sales," he said. In all his political meetings so far, Chiru is mostly seen wearing black pant and white shirt (not khadi). Interestingly, Gandhi was one among the inspirers of Chiru.

Sherlyn Chopra with NTR
Sherlyn Chopra, the fast upcoming oomph sensation in Bollywood is set to enter Tollywood with an item song in NTR-VV Vinayak film. She will also be playing the role of a cop in this film. Ileana is the heroine. Sherlyn happens to be an acclaimed dancer. Though Mallika Sherawat was considered initially, no approach was made later; and thus, taking in Sherlyn.

Billa shooting in Vizag
The regular shoot of Billa, starring Prabhas, Anushka and Namita, will commence from October 20th in Vizag. Everyone is aware that it's the remake of Tamil hit film with the same title – Billa. This Telugu version is directed by Meher Ramesh. The first schedule will take off with a romantic song sequence and action episodes. A big portion of the film will also be shot in Dubai, Malaysia and Thailand. Krishnamraju is the producer on his home banner Gopikrishna Movies.

Krishna-Mahesh Yuvasena meetings
The Krishna-Mahesh Yuvasena will be launching its regular action plan of campaigning for the Congress party from the first week of November, to start with West and East Godavari districts. The Sena honorary president, APCC General Secretary and Krishna's brother, Adiseshagiri Rao, met Chief Minister YS Rajasekhar Reddy to this extent. He said that he would be visiting the districts of Khammam, Visakhapatnam and Kurnool districts on 20, 24 and 26 of this month respectively. Enrolment of the fans into the Congress party will also take off simultaneously.

Jaganmohini shoots in A&N Islands
The shoot of Jaganmohini, a Raja-Namita bilingual movie, is under brisk progress in Andaman and Nicobar Islands for undersea shots and climax sequence since October 13th and the shoot will continue till this month end. It is a free remake of Vitalacharya's yesteryears' blockbuster Jaganmohini. SK Viswanathan is the director. H. Murali is the producer. Highlight is that maestro Ilayaraja scores music for this flick. The film is set for release in December.

17th October 2008

NTR-Bujji film is MLA?
M.L.A – It is the title under consideration for NTR's film with Nallamalupu Srinvias (Bujji), which is likely to go to floors in February 2009. Reports say the title is the abbreviated form of – Manchi Lakshanalunna Abbayi. Direction is by Harish Shankar. The story discussions are going on. Rajendra Prasad will enact the role of hero's dad in this film. The title assumed signififance in the wake of NTR's participation in the forthcoming political fare of TDP titled Yuva Garjana in Guntur.

Blade Babji on Oct 24
Allari Naresh and Sayali Bhagat starrer Blade Babji on Satya Movies is going to release on October 24th. It is directed by Devi Prasad an music is by Koti. The story coming as the tailor-made for Allari Naresh, the film is a full-length comedy entertainer. Kausha does an item song in the film. Devi Prasad had earlier directed Leela Mahal Center, starring Aryan Rajesh.

Charmme-Rajiv film soon
A new film in the combination of Rajiv Kanakala and Charmme is underway in the direction of stunts master Vijay. The flick is likely to be launched by this month end. After heroine-oriented films like Anukokunda Oka Roju and Mantra, Charmme is set to play yet another film on the same lines, though Rajiv Kanakala does play an important role.

16th October 2008

Sushanth's Current on Oct 19
Current, the film starring Sushanth (debut hero of Kalidas), will be launched to its shoot at Annapurna Studios, Hyderabad on October 19th morning. The film is made on Sri Nag Corporation banner as the second film of Sushanth. Chinthalapudi Srinivasa Rao and A Nagasusheela are the producers. Sneha Ullal is the heroine for Sushanth. Surya Pratap, who worked with Sukumat and Bhaskar, is making his debut as director, besides providing the story and screenplay. Highlight is that Devi Sri Prasad scores music. Vijay C Kumar is the cinematographer. Editing is by Marthand K. Venkatesh. Kanal Kannan composes the stunts.

PRP overcomes EC muster norms
The Praja Rajyam Party of Chiranjeevi has overcome the legal formalities and the Election Commission is expected to issue the confirmation soon, according to the party's official representative Dr. Vinay. The party's legal advisor Raghunandan and Dr. Vinay today disposed themselves before the EC for individual appearance as part of the commission's final enquiry into the party's registration. Vinay told the media in New Delhi that the EC informed them that the letter of confirmation of the registration would be sent the party headquarters directly. Earlier, one Chennakrishnaiah petitioned with the EC claiming PRP on his name, but withdrew the same voluntarily, facilitating it for Chiranjeevi.

Three premiere at 9:30 pm
Sekhar Suri’s much awaited thriller ‘Three’ will be premiered to the industry and the press today evening at 9:30 in screen 2 of Adlabs cinemas. This film sports Urvasi Sharma, Rajiv Kanakala, Rishi & Santhi Chandra in the main leads. The story of the film revolves around 13 characters and it is inspired by a real incident happened in Hyderabad. Three film is releasing worldwide on 17 October.

Minister's ire at Chiranjeevi
State minister Raghuveera Reddy today demanded Praja Rajyam Party president Chiranjeevi to inform the people about the remuneration which he took for his films and how much IT he had paid. Talking to the media at Anantapur, the minister ridiculed the statement of Chiranjeevi that he would run the party even by disposing his assets. "I demand Chiranjeevi to disclose as to how much amount was spent for the party's Tirupati meet and for the Praja Ankitha Yatra. There is no difference between a cat drinking milk by closing eyes and Chiranjeevi. I also demand him to reveal how much the party collected from the rich aspirants of the party tickets."

Adiseshagiri Rao as APCC Gen Sec
G. Adiseshagiri Rao, brother of superstar Krishna, is today nominated as the general secretary of the Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee. He recently took the responsibility to steer activities of the newly-integrated Krishna-Mahesh Yuva Sena as its honorary president and set the target for 50,000-strong membership all over the state in the first leg. Rao is one among the 20 Gen-Secs in the committee. In view of Krishna's family declaring allegiance to the Congress party, Rao's rendezvous with the party assumes significance.

Stars rally at Rameshwaram
A big contingent of stars from Kollywood is going to hold a massive rally at Rameshwaram on October 19th to express their solidarity with the Srilankan Tamils. Popular director Bharatiraja is already in Rameshwaram to oversee the arrangements. The Tamil film industry took a decision to cancel the shooting for three days from October 18th to 20th in this regard. After the rally, the movie artistes will also address the public. Bharatiraja welcomed the refugees from Sri Lanka at Danushkoti, the starting point of the controversial and legendary Ramsethu across the Palk Bay.

15th October 2008

Jayasudha joins Congress
Former heroine and character artiste Jayasudha today joined the Congress Party at a function held at Gandhi Bhavan, Hyderabad. She took membership of the party in the presence of Chief Minister Dr. YS Rajasekhar Reddy and PCC president D. Srinivas. Jayasudha said that she was always interested in doing social service. "I joined the Congress party as I believe that through political life I will be able to do more effective service to the people. Congress party with its pro-poor policies impressed me very much," she said.

Chiru refutes charges of IT evasion
PRP president Chiranjeevi sharply reacted to the allegations that he evaded payment IT. Addressing the crowds at Ravikamatam ( Vizag district) road show today, he said that those who made such charges should know that he had received the Best Sanman Award (from IT department). "Some leaders are amassing wealth through backdoor methods and are evading tax payments," he counter charged. "My assets are like open books. I have come into politics not for money or luxuries. My whole and sole aim is to root out political corruption and bring social justice. I request the youth to think before they vote. They should work for the social change. It is like a silent war against corruption."

Pawan Kalyan salvo to Chiru's critics
PRP leader and actor Pawan Kalyan today received huge response to his Ranga Reddy district tour. Knowing that the actor was coming to Ibrahimpatnam for hoisting the party flag, thousands of people from the surrounding villages thronged the venue. Due to heavy crowds, Pawan Kalyan found it difficult even to reach the venue, but he could make it there. Hoisting the party flag and inaugurating the office, he just waved to them and returned without addressing the gathering. However, he spoke at Maheswaram. "I appeal to you to teach a lesson to the leaders who are resorting to vote bank politics. Now I question those who have questioned the entry of Annayya (Chiru) into politics. From whom did you (the political leaders who criticized Chiru) take permission for coming into politics?"

Chiru Vizag tour cancelled
The proposed "Praja Ankita Yatra" of Praja Rajyam Party president Chiranjeevi in Visakhapatnam city on October 17th stands cancelled. This change in the campaign schedule is in view of Chiranjeevi suffering from throat infection and slight illness, according to Dr. Mitra, the party's official spokesman, today.

Puri Jagan dubs for Yuvatha film
Tollywood's prized director Puri Jagannath has contributed his voice to a character in Nikhil's latest film Yuvatha, which is set for release soon. This is for the first time that Puri did dubbing for a character. It is known as to who is that lucky character. The film is made on Worth Watching Entertainments banner. Hari and Uma Prakash are the producers. Debutant Parasuram is the director. Its music scored by Mani Sharma was released recently.

Naresh-Tamanna in Padmasri Edukondalu
A new movie titled Padmasri Edukondalu, starring EVV Naresh and Tamanna in the lead roles, will commence soon on Swasthik Creations banner. Vijayasarathi is directing the flick and Muppavarapu Satyanarayana, producing it. "The story is about a youth who comes up in life not depending on the government by his sheer self-effort. Giving a big seat to comedy, we are launching the regular shoot in Rajolu in East Godavari district in December," the producer said. The cast includes MS Narayana, Kondavalasa, Krishna Bhagwan, Venu Madhav, Suman Setty and others. Music is by MM Keeravani. Purna handles the camera. Editing is by Srikar Prasad.

Shireen back with O Udayam O Sayantram
O Udayam…O Sayantram is the title of a new film, starring Anand (debutant) and Shireen (of Danger fame) on Epuri Vision banner. Cinematographer Tanu Balak is making his debut as director. Currently, the songs of the flick are under recording at RP Recording theatre. Vinu Thomas (who debuted with Ankith Pallavi & Friends) is the music director. The regular shoot will commence from November first week. The locations are East Godavari, Yanam, Edurlanka and surrounding areas, according to its producer Epuri.

12th October 2008

Roaring response to Chiru
Praja Rajyam Party president Chiranjeevi today received roaring response to this road show in Vizianagaram district. Addressing the huge crowds, he said that he would never let down the people and their hopes on PRP. He clarified that he came to politics purely based on the call from the public. "It is just political gimmick that the ruling party is introducing welfare schemes with elections round the corner," he criticized and asked the crowds: "Are these schemes reaching you properly?" "All my anguish and anxietyt is for the betterment of people's living standards. Uttararandhra is Udhyamala Khilla. But, the rulers are responsible for its backwardness," he said.

Enrolment for Krishna-Mahesh fans
Superstar Krishna today appealed to the Krishna-Mahesh Babu fans to work for the victory of the Congress party once again in the state. He launched the membership enrolment for the combined fans association at Padmalaya Studios, Hyderabad. Krishna said that the credit of implementing several welfare schemes even outside the ambit of the party manifesto goes to chief minister YS Rajasekhar Reddy. Vijaya Nirmala also sought the fans work collectively for Cong's win. Adiseshagiri Rao was also present.

Venky excited about Marmayogi
Victory Venkatesh said that he felt very much excited to be working with Kamal Hassan in the film Marmayogi. "I saw Dasavataram in Mumbai recently. I and Kamal met in a restaurant there and discussed about Marmayogi. Kamal also explained me in detail about my character. The movie has the backdrop of 7th Century AD," Venky said. "Kamal also suggested me come out of the local mold and tread the bigger wheel in the celluloid world," Venky observed.

New body to Film Critics Assn
Election for the new body of Film Critics Association (FCA) was held today at the Press Club, Basheerbagh, Hyderabad. Senior journalists Lakshman Rao and Sarath Kumar were the returning officers. A. Prabhu was elected the President. Vice Presidents – K. Venkateswara Rao, Y. Sunita Chowdary; General Secretray – B. Jaya; Joint Secretaries – Md. Abdul, P. Rambabu; Treasurer – E. Suryaprakash Reddy; Executive members – Gogineni Srinvas, K. Raghavendra Reddy, E. Janardhan Reddy, I. Viswanath, RDS Prakash, G. Hanumantha Rao, S Vasu, Maduri Madhu, DG Bhavani, M. Sivarama Krishna, Muthyala Satyanarayana, Trinad Pedhiredla, Ramesh Chinamula and Prasad Kovilkar.

11th October 2008

NMT trimmed by 18 minutes
Manoj’s Nenu Meeku Telusa? film opened to houseful crowds due to variety publicity done by the producers. After taking the feedback from the movie lovers, director Ajay Sastri edited the film by 18 minutes be removing scenes that are unrelated to the main story line. And a 2:49 minutes of beach song is added. These changes are reflected in some theaters today and in the remaining theaters tomorrow.

Big B hospitalized on B'Day
India's superstar Amitabh Bachchan today fell ill complaining of stomach ache and the family members immediately got him admitted to the Nanavati Hospital, Mumbai. The doctors are yet to make any statement on his condition. Incidentally, the Big B entered into his 66 today. His fans all over the world are worried about his ailment on birthday.

Naga Chaitanya film shoots this month
Naga Chaitanya's debut film with debut director Vasu Varma will be going to the regular shoot this month, though it was earlier thought to be on November 23rd, the new star's birthday, sources said. Dil Raju produces the film. The heroine for this film is not yet announced officially.

Everyone should be a Tagore: Chiru
Praja Rajyam Party president Chiranjeevi today appealed to the people to become like the hero in his film Tagore to fight out corruption. Addressing the crowds at Mandasa in North Andhra, he said: "Each and everyone in the society should become like a Tagore. Then only our fight against corruption will be won." He alleged that in view of large scale support for the PRP from the youth, the ruling party resorted to delete most of their names from the voters list. He said he would be complaining about this to the EC.

Allu Arvind met CPM leaders
Producer and PRP leader Allu Arvind today met CPM National general secretary Prakash Karath in New Delhi. Reports said that they discussed about various issues like alliances and the relevant strategies in the coming elections. Ex MP Harirama Jogaiah also accompanied Arvind. His meeting assumed significance in the wake of the possible announcement from the CPM about its stand on alliances before the start of the party's national conference tomorrow.

Injured youth in Chiru road show died
Madina, the youngster who got injured at wall collapse during PRP president's road show in Srikakulam yesterday, succumbed to his injuries today. The incident also left about ten persons injured. The PRP announced a financial assistance of Rs. 1 lakh to the family members of Madina. Meanwhile, Chiru's Praja Ankita Yatra will continue in the North Andhra districts for the next two days.

10th October 2008

RCT in Gowtham Menon direction
Ramcharan Tej, who graced the audio launch of Surya s/o Krishnan at the Screen 5 (Prasad Multiplex) revealed to the media, speaking as the guest, that he would be doing a film in the direction of Gowtham Menon, next year. He said that he drew immense inspiration from Gowtham Menon-Surya combination films like Khaka Khaka and Ghajini. "I am a big fan of Gowtham," he said.

Harris Jayraj for RCT-Bhaskar film
Acclaimed music director Harris Jayraj is going to score music for Ramcharan Tej's film in the direction of Bommarillu Bhaskar. "Music of Harris Jayraj always inspires me. He is going to be the music director for my film with Bhaskar. We already had discussions in this regard," RCT announced this at the audio release function of Surya s/o Krishna, held at Prasad Multiplex. Harris Jayraj was also present at the event. Naga Babu produces this film on Anjana banner.

Media protest against IMAX personnel
Press photographers today staged a protest at the Screen 1 of Prasad Multiplex, Hyderabad, resenting the inhospitable and harsh attitude of the Operation personnel of the Prasadz. The photographers reached the venue to cover the music release function of Surya-Gowtham Menon's combination film Surya s/o Krishnan. The official in question was said to have prompted the security personnel to push away the photographers, despite knowing that they were officially invited to the film function. Dismayed at the gesture, they unanimously took a decision not to click their cameras until and unless the concerned person had apologized to them. With these uneasy moments prevailed with the hi-fi gathering including director Gowtham Menon, Harris Jayraj, Surya, Sameera Reddy, guests Venkatesh, Ramcharan Tej, Priyamani and others. After a half-an-hour remonstration, the organizers sought apology on behalf of the IMAX management, but the press community insisted that the particular person who behaved rashly should come in person to tender the apology from the stage. Chief Operations manager Srikanth too personally apologized to the media, but in vain. Finally, the official in the troubled matter was brought to the venue, where he said his "sorry" to the media over mike.

8th October 2008

RCT sings for PRP album
The publicity audio album for Praja Rajyam Party with music scored by Devi Sri Prasad is getting ready. Highlight is that Ramcharan Tej sang one song (the last one as four were already recorded) today at a recording studio in Hyderabad. The songs will be played for the first time tomorrow when PRP President Chiranjeevi is set to launch his districts-tour from Arasavalli temple in Srikakulam district. The young hero proved his mettle not only as a mass hero, but also as a good horse rider and now as a good singer. Meanwhile, the father-son duo is has shared a song sequence – Bangaru Kodi Petta – in the forthcoming SS Rajamouli film.

Yogesh to direct Bansali's film
Acclaimed filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bansali is going to make a bilingual soon. Yogesh, director of Venky's Chintakayala Ravi, will be director for this venture. Yogesh made his debut as director with Ravi Teja's film Oka Raju Oka Rani (2002).

Case against Raghu in JBH PS
Food World, a food joint in Hyderabad, lodged a complaint with the Jubilee Hills police station that Raghu, film actor and brother of hero Ravi Teja, on Tuesday night created nuisance and manhandled the security guard. The complaint also alleged that the actor was in a drunken state. The police have registered a case in this regard and further investigation is on.

Pawan Kalyan in old city
Pawan Kalyan today visited the old city in Hyderabad as part of the ongoing Jenda Panduga of Praja Rajyam party in the state. The actor, who took membership with the party and in-charge of the security wing of its president and brother Chiranjeevi, has been touring the districts of Hyderabad and Rangareddy for the last couple of days. While addressing the gathering at Old City, he observed that the area (old city) was not limited to the influence of any single party, but its people supported all political parties.

7th October 2008

NMT obtains a clean U certificate
Manoj Manchu’s latest film Nenu Meeku Telusa got censored today and obtained a clean U certificate without any cuts. This film will be releasing over 80 theaters all over the world on 10 October. This film is coming with a novel story idea and live-wire action sequences. Ajay Sastri is making his debut as director. Lakshmi Manchu produces this film on Sri Lakshmi Prasanna Pictures banner.

Pawan's whirlwind city trip
Pawan Kalyan today undertook whirlwind trip of the city (Hyderabad) participating in the "Flag Festival" (Jenda Pandaga) of the Praja Rajyam Party. As part of visiting 22 blocks in the city, he started his go-round at around 7.00, to get done by the noon. He also inaugurated party offices at these areas and hoisted the party flag. Pawan Kalyan, who naturally shies away from the crowds, found himself fully engaged to free interaction with the pubic.

Mumaith in Marmayogi
Latest to hit the highlights of Kamal's 100-crore budget movie Marmayogi is that Mumaith Khan found a place among the star cast. The film is all set for launch in Mumbai on October 18th. Already, the cast includes Trisha, Shreya, Hema Malini (negative role), Venkatesh. Mumaith who started her career as an item girl soon found herself graduating to character artiste and heroine and still retaining her sway with item songs. Her truck with Marmayogi will be a hallmark in her career.

3-word title releases this week
Vijaya Dasami festival is going to bring four Telugu films on 9th and 10th October. Incidentally all these films are three-word titles like Kotha Bangaru Lokam, Ninna Nedu Repu, Kausalya Supraja Rama and Nenu Meeku Telusa. The first three films are releasing on 9 October where as Nenu Meeku Telusa is releasing on 10th of October.

Sasirekha Parinayam logo launched
Krishnavamsi's filmwith Tarun and Genelia is titled "Sasireka Parinayam". The film logo was launched at a function held in Vijayawada on Monday night. Made on Karthikeya Creations, the film underwent extensive shoot in Konaseema. Krishnavamsi said that the film would come in the backdrop of powerful emotions and beautiful locations. "The shoot will be completed in about ten days. The audio will be releasing on November 1st." Tarun said: "My long-cherished ambition to work with Krishnavamsi got fulfilled with this film." Genelia expressed her happiness over seeing beautiful locations in the Konaseema area. Mani Sharma scored music for the flick. Producer is Tammudu Satyam.

Rajni fans' launch party
The fans associations of superstar Rajnikanth in Coimbatore (TN) attracted the attention of the entire state when they launched a new political party – Desiya Dravida Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (DDMMK). About 100 splinter associations joined together in this exercise. "We have been waiting for our leader (Rajni) to launch the political party, but he is maintaining dead silence. Our effort in forming this party is just to bell the cat." This happened at the temple of Goddess Karumariyamma at Selvapuram area in the textile city. A resolution was passed later that whether Rajni ratified their act or not, all should abide by his words.

I'm victim of regional bias: Vijayshanti
Senior actress and Talli Telangana party president Vijayshanti today alleged that she did face regional discrimination in the film industry as she hailed from the Telangana region. "Just because I happen to be the Telangana adapadachu, I faced this discrimination." Participating in the Batukamma festival at Warangal, she said that she was ready to make an alliance with Praja Rajyam Party provided it should clear its stand on Telangana issue.

6th October 2008

Ileana with Venkatesh
Ileana will be paired up with Venkatesh for the first time for a film to be directed by the happening director Seenu Vytla. D Suresh Babu and Giri (Sye producer) are going to jointly produce this film. This entertainer will go to floors in the month of January 2009.

Chocolate-protest against Roja
The activists of Praja Rajyam Party in Tirupati distributed sweets and chocolates to the children, in protest against her remarks against Pawan Kalyan. The protesters termed Roja's words as that of children's babble. They garlanded Roja's portrait and took out a procession in the arterial roads of the downhill pilgrim town, beating it with neem leaves, attracting the attention of the passersby.

Shekkar Suri's Three on 16th
Shekkar Suri's psychological thriller titled Three is going to release on October 16th. Produced by Phaniraj and GS Babu, the film stars Rishi, Rajiv Kanakala and Shanti Chandra as male leads. Urvashi Sharma is making her debut as heroine in Telugu with this flick. The producers say Three is all about a dangerous game started at a forest bungalow and by the time the game is completed, only three people are spared. "It is a hairsplitting entertainer, they maintained. Vijay Kurakula is the music director.

Gayam II to start in Nov
Gayam II, the much-pampered project of Jagapati Babu and a sequel to RGV's Gayam, is expected to roll in November. Debutant Praveen Sri is going to direct the film. Revathi and Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry, who acted in Gayam, will also be making their presence in the sequel. An unofficial version goes that Bipasa Basu will be the heroine, while it was Urmila in the former.

BJP objects to Raktha Charitra
Anantapur district unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party expressed its objection to the title of Ramgopal Varma's film Raktha Charitra. A big gathering of activists led by the local leaders gheraoed Varma at SS Gate area when he was on his way to Bangalore after meeting Paritala Sunita, wife of slain-leader Paritala Ravindra. They demanded Varma to spell out who was the real hero in the film – whether Ravi or Suri. Varma assured them that the film was completely aimed at providing a good message to the people. Interestingly, the followers of Paritala family were escorting Varma. The BJP leaders submitted a representation to Varma, seeking change of the title Raktha Charitra in view of its violent appeal.

Rs. 5 Cr film on Satya Saibaba
Noted Bollywood astrologer Deepak Pandit said that a full-length devotional film on Bhagwan Sri Satya Saibaba will be shot and completed by 2009. After having dharshan of Baba at Puttaparthi, Pandit said that so far there is no full-fledged Telugu film on Baba, but for minor TV serials. "Our proposed film will be coming up with a budget of more than Rs. 5 crore in the direction of Rajiv Khandelwal. Sankar SS will be scoring the music. The film will be done in Telugu and Hindi first, and will be dubbed into all Indian languages in a phased manner."

Anant Sriram's lyrics for Congress
Young lyricist Anant Sriram, who penned lyrics for Chiranjeevi's Praja Rajyam Party, today met the chief minister Dr. YS Rajasekhar Reddy. He told the media that Dr. YSR asked him to write lyrics for Congress party also. "I feel happy to work for all political parties," the lyricist said.

Jeevitha missed Cong Mahila chief post
Setting aside the widespread speculation that former actress and producer Jeevitha Rajasekhar might take over the reigns of the Congress Party Mahila wing, the party's state high command today appointed Ganga Bhavani as the president of the wing. For the last few weeks, the senior party leaders were engaged to hectic exercise over selection of the right candidate with oratory skills who could effectively counter the rival parties. Though the name of Jeevitha was under consideration, the final result went in favor of Ganga Bhavani. It is observed that Jeevitha's prowess would also be utilized for the party in some other manner by fielding her against crucial rivals.

Kausalya Supraja Rama Express
Movie moghal Dr. D. Ramanaidu expressed high confidence about the success of his ready for release film Kausalya Supraja Rama, starring Srikanth and Charmme in the lead roles. Made on Suresh Productions banner, the film directed by Suryaprasad is going to hit the marquee on October 9th, Vijayadasami Day. "I am planning to launch the publicity in a grand manner. At first leg, a train will be launched from Hyderabad to Visakhapatnam and it might be named as Kausalya Supraja Rama Express." Ramanaidu further said he would be arranging a media tour of his Vizag studio for Hyderabad film journalists soon.

5th October 2008

2.5 crores budget for DOP (director of photography) in Keka
PC Sreeram is the most talented as well as the most expensive cinematographers in South India. Speaking to Teja said that he spent around 2.5 crores on the cinematography of Keka. PC Sreeram made sure that Keka’s cinematography is in the top class standards outsmarting his earlier greatest works. This film is extensive shot in Rajahmundry, Kolkota, Rajasthan and Chennai. Music scored by Chakri has generated instant appreciation. Keka is going to release worldwide on 16 of October. Chitram movies is distributing this movie on their own in USA. If you want to exhibit in your city you may call the executive producer Jagadeeswara Reddy at 90006 22022 or email him at [email protected]

Chiru's tour from Arasavalli
The much-awaited districts-tour of Praja Rajyam Party president Chiranjeevi will take of from the famous Arasavalli Surya Devalayam (Sun temple) in Srikakulam district on October 9th, Vijayadasami day. After performing pujas at the temple, the yatra will commence in the afternoon to pass through Srikakulam, Narasannapet, Tekkali, Palasa, Sompeta, Kaviti, reaching Itchapuram. The tour will consist of Vijayanagaram and Visakhapatnam districts also. The route-map was ratified by the PRP president at a meet held with the key functionaries at the party office. The groundwork for the proposed mega tour commenced today and Chiru has decided not allocate time for any other programme other than the present venture.

Sneha Ullal for Sushant
Sneha Ullal, who debuted into Tollywood with Karunakaran's Utsahanga Ullasanga, attracted a cross section of the filmmakers in the industry. She awaits her second film (bilingual) Nenu Meeku Telusa, set for release on Oct 10th. Latest, she is roped in for hero Sushanth in the proposed film (vaguely titled Current). The film produced on Sri Nag Corporation (which launched Sushant in and as Kalidas) will make this film. Its launch is likely in November. Pratap, who worked with Sukumar and Allari Ravi Babu, will direct the flick.

Support Congress: Krishna
Superstar Krishna today appealed to his fans to support the Congress party and see that the party came to power again under the leadership of Chief Minister Rajasekhar Reddy. He met the Krishna-Mahesh Yuvasena activists at Padmalaya Studios, Hyderabad, and addressed them. "My family has always been with the Congress Party since for long. It is not time for Mahesh to come into politics. But, he will also be supporting all your endeavors," Krishna said. The fans' activities for the Congress party will be guided by his brother and FDC chairman G. Adiseshagiri Rao. Krishna was a Congress MP from Eluru in West Godavari district. (1989-91).

NBK meeting with fans
Nandamuri Balakrishna today held discussions with the fans' associations at Ramakrishna Studios, Hyderabad. The discussion started in the morning and concluded in the afternoon. The four-hour-long meeting saw debate on the various steps to strengthen the Telugu Desam Party and the strategies to make the proposed Yuva Garjana at Guntur a grand success. Balakrishna also took several representations from the fans coming from all over the state.

RGV met Paritala Sunita
Sensational filmmaker Ramgopal Varma today met Penugonda MLA and widow of slain TDP leader Paritala Ravi at her residence at Venkatapuram village. He spoke to her for about a couple of hours and took in-depth details of Paritala's family history and faction politics. Earlier, he visited the Samadhi of Paritala Ravi. To note here, RGV is making a film on Rayalaseema factions titled Raktha Charitra with new comes Dharma and Raksha directing it. Yesterday, he met Maddelacheruvu Suri and his wife Bhanumathi at Anantapur district jail.

Anti & Pro for Raktha Charitra
Some local organizations in Anantapur, which are anti to faction cults, are up in arms against Ramgopal Varma proposed film Raktha Charitra on Rayalaseema factions. A voluntary organization (AVE) leader Prabhakar Chowdary said that Varma's film would incite the hitherto faction groups. He said he would go to court to seek stalling of Varma's movie. Gangula Bhanumati (w/o Maddelacheruvu Suri) said that even in the past several movies came on Rayalaseema factions. Varma's Raktha Charitra will in no way influence anyone other than providing entertainment, she opined.

4th October 2008

Vishnu engagement on 19 Oct
Actor Vishnu (s/o of Mohan Babu) is all set to enter the wedlock with Veronica, the daughter of YS Sudheekar Reddy, the younger brother of chief minister Dr. YS Rajasekhar Reddy. Their engagement will take place on 19 October. Mohan Babu has invited the entire press community to the engagement and gave a special invite to lunch in his house on 17th October. wishes Vishnu and his bride a great wedding.

RGV met Maddelacheruvu Suri?
Ramgopal Varma, who recently announced his movie "Raktha Charitra" on Rayalaseema factions, met Maddela Cheruvu Suryanarayana Reddy alias Suri at Anantapur Jail and the parley went for about two hours, reports said. Earlier, Varma said that he had not met anybody in Rayalaseema area. The reports also observed that RGV is also trying to meet Paritala Sunita - the legislator and spouse of slain leader Paritala Ravi, to get the first hand information about the rivalry. Varma further wishes to get the ground facts from the people of Paritala's village and surrounding areas.

Ashwini Dutt says No to PRP
Popular producer Ashwini Dutt (of Vyjayanti Movies) today said that it was with the encouragement of Chiranjeevi that he joined the Telugu Desam Party. Talking to reporters at Vijayawada, he said that he would not leave the TDP and was ready to contest in the forthcoming elections if the party high command would direct him so. He responded like this when the media asked him about the chances of him joining the Praja Rajyam Party. "Chiranjeevi garu also supported me when I contested the elections last time. Chandrababu Naidu is my favorite leader and Chiru is my favorite actor. I am confident that we all will see Chandrababu as the next chief minister," Dutt said. On this occasion, he announced a donation of Rs. 5 lakh to the temple development.

Rajendra Prasad as Mahaguru
Popular comedy hero Dr. Rajendra Prasad said that he would soon be doing a film titled Mahaguru in the lead role. He revealed this to the media at Tirumala, after darshan of Lord Venkateshwara. He said he had put Ayyappa mala for the 29th time in his life without interruption. "Self discipline is the best kind of devotion and takes on toward the real path of spirituality. This is what I have been doing all these years. For the movie Mahaguru, I have to undergo some special yogic practice. The details will be announced to the media soon," he said.

Chandra Siddarth's comedy
Chandra Siddarth, the acclaimed director of Aa Naluguru, is going to produce a full-length comedy in the direction of debutant director Ajay. It will have new star cast and a popular hero will be doing a guest role. He told that his proposed film with Sharwanand-Meera Chopra combination with Zee films got temporarily shelved. "The latest film will be a full-fledged comedy with a lot of romantic entertainment too," he said. It will be launched on Filmotsav banner as Production No. 2 (First one being Idhi Sangathi with Tabu).

3rd October 2008

Puri Jagan to direct Pawan Kalyan
Puri Jagan who made his debut with Pawan Kalyan with Badri is going to direct him again soon. This film will be produced by comedy actor Ganesh on Parameswara Art Creations. Ganesh has been the friend of Puri Jagan for the past 18 years and Puri Jagan is doing this favor to his friend. This film will be launched in the year 2009.

Avakai Biryani in November
Anish Kuruvilla’s directorial debut Avakai Biryani is going to release in the first week of November. The music is likely to be launched on 10 October. Sekhar Kammula is producing this film on his home banner ‘Amigos Creations’. Anish Kuruvilla worked as the assistant director and executive producer for all Sekhar Kammula’s blockbusters like Dollar Dreams, Anand, Godavari and Happy Days. Before joining Sekhar, Anish assisted Nagesh Kukunoor. This film sports Kamal Kamaraju and Bindu Reddy (debut) in the main leads. Manikant Kadri composes music. Shamdat handles camera. Vanamali pens lyrics. Praveen Boyina edits the film.

Surya as ‘Surya s/o Krishnan’
Oscar Ravi Chandra who gave recent blockbusters like Aparichitudu and Dasavatharam is producing a film titled ‘Surya s/o Krishnan’ with Surya as hero. Surya plays two roles in this film. Gowtam Menon directs it and Harris Jayaraj composes music. SVR Media is releasing this Telugu version of the film. The music will be launched on the eve of Vijaya Dasami. Dil Raju bought the Nizam area rights. This film is shot extensively in USA, Russia and Afganistan. This film will be released for Deepavali 2008.

2nd October 2008

Sandeep Gunnam to direct
Gunnam Sandeep, son of Gunnam Gangaraju, will be making his debut as director for the film starring Varun Sandesh as hero. The film will be produced by Anandi Arts. The proposed film is remake of Tamil hit film Polladavan. Interestingly, Gunnam Sandeep worked as cinematographer for their home production film Amma Cheppindi.

Chiru's membership with PRP
The membership enrolment of Praja Rajyam Party commenced today. It is launched in the name of "Vuroora Praja Rajyam". On this occasion, Chiranjeevi hoisted the party flag at the office and garlanded the portrait of Mahatma Gandhi. He offered the first membership to mentally challenged Balakrishna as promised earlier, and took the second membership for himself; giving the third to Smt. Sobha Nagi Reddy (who recently jumped from the TDP to PRP) and the fourth went to former Congress MP Chegondi Harirama Jogayya. The membership was also given to Pawan Kalyan. Chiru also started the informative website of the party. Later, he left for Gangadevipalle in Warangal district to hoist the party flag.

Krishna-Mahesh Yuvasena
The fans associations of superstar Krishna and Mahesh Babu have decided to work with united entity. With the concept of "wellbeing of people", the new association took its birth today in Hyderabad. Christened as Krishna-Mahesh Yuva Sena, it has G. Adiseshagiri Rao as the honorary president. The enrolment of the activists for the association will commence from Vijayadasami.

TDP remarks anger Pawan Kalyan
Pawan Kalyan, who took the membership with the Praja Rajyam Party, participated in the blood donation camp organized on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti. Responding to the remarks of TDP president Chandrababu Naidu that NTR trust took up even more powerful social service through blood donation and that Chiranjeevi had resorted to publicity, Pawan Kalyan said: "We will not just keep quite. We will suitably hit back at the meaningless criticism against Annayya Chiru and our social service activities. We will not entertain the mad comments." He further urged the PRP activists and fans to intensify the social service activities to give a befitting reply to the critics.

1st October 2008

Nenu Meeku Telusa? on 10 October
Manoj Manchu’s latest film Nenu Meeku Telusa? is all set to release on 10th October on the eve of Vijaya Dasami. This film introduces Ajay Sastri as the director. Achu’s music is doing well in the audio circles. This film sports Riya Sen and Sneha Ullal as female leads. This film comes up with many specialties like Hollywood stunt choreographers, Tamil hero Simbu rendering his voice for a song (Mabbe Masakesindile remix), Manoj doing unique body painting and Hollywood style realistic chase sequences to name a few. Lakshmi Manchu produces this film on Sri Lakshmi Prasanna Pictures banner.

Chiru's districts-tour from Oct 9
Praja Rajyam Party president Chiranjeevi will commence his tour of the districts from October 9, coinciding with the auspicious Vijayadasami Day. The tour will take off at Itchapuram in Srikakulam district and will pass through Vijayanagaram, Visakhapatnam districts for nine days. Tomorrow, Chiru will visit Gangidevpalli village in Warangal district. The village obtained the status of recognition at national level for its solidarity among all political parties and implementing total prohibition. On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti (Oct 2), he will also hoist the party flag there. In the evening, he will visit the Darga at Kazipet.

Tejam with all new comers
"Tejam" is a youthful entertainer coming up with Rajasekhar as producer on Sunrays Entertainments banner. A. Raj KS Gopi, who received three Nandi Awards in 2006 for the documentary Live and Let Live is the director for this flick. A batch of eight young heroes will be introduced. The shoot will commence soon. The producer said: "We are happy to introduce all the new comers in this film. Currently, the music sittings are going on with Gana as music director." Cinematogrpahy is by Ramana Thota. Story, screenplay, dialogues and direction is by A Raj KS Gopi.

Chandra Siddhardha to produce
Chandra Siddhardha made his debut as producer with ‘Idi Sangati’ this year. Now he is going to new encouraging new talent by giving direction offers to others. The production number 2 on his banner Filmostav will be directed by a debutant called Ajay. Ajay has a rich academic background as his has done bachelors in IIT and masters in IIM. He also went to New York film school. This film will be launched on 9th of October on the eve of Vijaya Dasami.

Keka in USA by Chitram Movies
Producer and director Teja will be releasing Keka film through his banner Chitram Movies in USA. The interested parties send an email to [email protected] This film introduces fresh faces. PC Sreeram handles cinematography. Chakri composes music and Thota Tharani is the art director. Keka will be released in the month of October.

Sangeetha's film Srimathi Kalyanam
Sangeetha, who shot to limelight with her "Okka chance please" performance in Khadgam, is going to do a female-oriented film titled Srimathi Kalyanam. Made on Ramasai Films, the film is produced by A. Venkatesh. Director is Sival (who earlier did the film Ooha). Sangeetha will be donning dual roles. The film is set for launch on Vijayadasami day.

Rs. 2 lakh theft at Vyjayanti office
A cash of Rs. 2 lakh was found missing at the office of Vyjayanti Movies (of Ashwini Dutt) office in Hyderabad, today. An office boy is said to have snatched the money and is at large. A complaint is registered with the police in this regard.

Kausalya Supraja Rama on Oct 9
Kausalya Supraja Rama, with Srikanth and Charmme doing the lead roles, is set for release on October 9th as Vijayadasami gift. Made on Suresh Productions, the film is produced by D. Ramanaidu and direction is by Suryaprasad. It also has a beeline of artistes, including Sivaji, Sairabhanu, Gowri Mumjal and senior comedians. Its music was scored by Koti and the audio got released recently. Talking to reporters, Ramanaidu assured the audience that the film is out and out for the family audiences.

30 September 2008

Jaya Sudha’s saree exhibition on 4 Oct
Sahaja nati Jaya Sudha will be holding the exhibition cum sale of Jaya Sudha’s saree collection on 4th of October at Taj Banjara hotel between 10:30 am and 8 pm. All the shoppers who are looking to buy sarees designed by Jaya Sudha can visit Taj Banjara on 4th October. You will also get a chance to meet Jaya Sudha personally.

29 September 2008

Siddhardh’s Konchem Istam Konchem Kastam for Sankranthi
65% of shoot of Siddhardh’s next film ‘Konchem Istam Konchem Kastam’ is complete. This film sports Tamanna as heroine in the direction of Dolly (Kishore Pardhasani). This is his debut film. Nallamalupu Bujji (producer of Lakshmi, Lakshyam and Chintakayala Ravi) produces it The main story of the film revolves around Siddhardh, Tamanna, Prakash Raj (hero’s father), Ramya Krishna (hero’s mother) and Nazar (heroine’s father). Brahmanandam and Venu Madhav and others form the prominent cast. This film sports the best of the technicians like cinematographer Vijay Chakravarthy (Bommrillu fame), music director trio Shankar – Ehsaan – Loy and Sreekar Prasad (editing). Bujji is planning to release the film on January 14th 2009. Audio function will be held on huge scale with live performances by the musician trio in December 2008.

Kayka audio on Oct 1
The music of Kayka, Teja's film with about two scores of debut artistes, is going to release on October 1st in Hyderabad. Teja told Idlebrain that the venue has not yet been decided. Though the music was thought be releasing in the third week of this month, it didn't happen. Chakri is the music director. Aditya is marketing the album. The film is all set for release on October 9.

Allu Ramalingiah Award to Viswanth
The Padmashri Allu Ramalingaiah Kala Peetham will be honoring senior director Kalatapasvi K. Viswanath with "Allu Ramalingaiah Jatheeya Purashkaram" at Hari Hara Kalabhavan, Secunderabad, in connection with the birth anniversary of legendary comedian, falling on October 1. The Kalapeetam president Saripalli Kondalrao made an announcement to this extent. Famed playback singer P. Susheela, film industry elite and political leaders would be attending the function. Apart from the honor, the recipient will receive golden kankanam and momento.

Chiru, know truth: YSR
Chief Minister YS Rajasekhar Reddy alleged that Praja Rajyam Party President Chiranjeevi has resorted to mudslinging against his government without knowing the facts about the progress made. He responded to the comments of Chiru about the plight of weavers. In this context, YSR said that efforts would be made to provide livelihood to the weavers on par with the farmers. He reiterated that it's the responsibility of the government to uplift the weavers.

28 September 2008

Venu in Chintakayala Ravi
So far the news is out that NTR is making his special appeanrece in Venky's Chintakala Ravi. Afresh, it is reliably learnt that the tallest hero in Tollywood, Venu, will also be seen in the film. Nikitha and Sameer (IPL commentator) also did their small part for this flick. The film's date of release is pushed by one day to October 2.

PR flag festival: Chiru
Praja Rajyam Party president Chiranjeevi announced that the event – Uroora Praja Rajyam Uroora Pandaga (Praja Rajyam in Every village; Festival in every village) – will be celebrated all over the state. He sought the party activists and fans to unfurl the party flag in all villages, town and cities. He further sought them to plan one crore saplings on that day, not merely as a party activity, but with commitment as social service. The same day, Chiru will be taking the membership of the party, giving it first to his physically challenged fan Balakrishna. To start with the district level offices would be set up, followed by at all mandal and village levels soon, Chiranjeevi said.

Nandamuri heroes met CBN
Nandamuri heroes – Balakrishna, NTR, Kalyanram and Tarakaratna – today held a closeted meeting with TDP president Chandrababu Naidu. Reports say they held detailed discussions over the current political scenario in the state, including the influence of Chiranjeevi's party on the public and the populist schemes of the Congress Party. Based on these burning issues before them, they dwelt into the strategies to be adopted in the near future, including the Yuva Garjana session planned to be held in Guntur in the coming weeks.

Ashta Chemma unit in World Heart Day
Marking the World Heart Day today, director Indraganti Mohana Krishna (who is currently enjoying the success of Ahsta Chemma) launched the mega walk organized by a corporate hospital at the Necklace Road, Hyderabad. The walk culminated at the IMAX junction. The unit of Ashta Chamma, including Colors Swathi, Nani and others, attracted the participants and the passersby. Mohankrishna appreciated the hospital management and the participants for the gesture in promoting awareness about heart ailments, which when detected early, could be cured at the right time.

Research on Chandrabose lyrics
Popular lyricist Chandrabose, who penned about 1700 songs, is set to make his journey as a potential material by himself and by his works for films into Telugu literature. Munikrishna Reddy, a senior lecturer in Telugu at Sri Govindaraja Swamy Arts College (TTD administered college affiliated to SV University) has submitted a mini-research paper on 200 select lyrics of Chandrabose, duly categorizing them into devotional, romantic, social and general. This research is guided by Prof. Ugranam Chandrasekhar, Head of the Department of Telugu. This is for obtaining the M.Phil degree. Chandrabose expressed his happiness over the impact of lyrics on the literary circle.

NBK-Chiru fans clash
Tension prevailed at Narsaraopet in Guntur district this evening when the fans belonging to Balakrishna and Chiranjeevi clashed over the banner issue. Chiru fans alleged that the banner of their star was damaged by NBK fans at the local Ravipadu Road junction. The trouble which started with heated arguments lost control and led to a squabble. Both the groups hurled stones and soda bottles at each other. Loss to the APSRTC property was reported. Both of them resorted to rastharoko later. The police swung into action to control the tense situation.

27 September 2008

Venky with Kamal Hassan
Victory Venkatesh is all set to make a key role alongside Kamal Hassan in the latter's Rs. 120 crore budget film Marmayogi. The film is coming up in the own direction of Kamal. As said by Kamal himself in the past, Marmayogi is based on bio-periodic ethos dating back to 6 century AD.

Deepak gets busy in Telugu
Deepak, the hero of Sampangi, is going to act in important roles in films of Balakrishna (Vaishnavi Cinema), Nagarjuna (King) and Vishnu (Salim). He acted in the film as solo hero in the films Premalo Pavani Kalyan and Sampangi. His latest film in Bollywood – Fashion – is set for release on October 29.

Puri's Kothulu with brother
Puri Jagan's film with his brother Sairam Shankar is given the title "Kothulu" (Monkeys). Puri said that the film will be produced by Adityaram. "The subject of another venture Nene Lekapothe will also be different from the regular beats. Everybody wants new stories and new cinemas. Though all make statements that their films are different, nobody knows which film is actually different. But, the effort of all is one – to make different and new films. Kothulu and Nene Lekapothe come under this category." Currently, he is engaged to Ravi Teja film Neninthe.

26 September 2008

Mahesh film in South Africa
The first leg of shooting of Mahesh Babu’s next film in the direction of Trivikram will be done in South Africa. Initially, the director has planned for a shoot in Rajasthan state, but the location is shifted to South Africa now. This film will be launched in the month of October. Parvati Melton will do female lead. Singanamala Ramesh produces this high budgeted film. In the recent times, Bollywood film Race was shot in South Africa extensively.

Siddarth-Shamili film is Oye?
Siddarth is going to star in a film to be produced by DVV Danayya. Shamili, who worked as child artiste in the past will be making her debut as full-fledged heroine. Debutant Anand is directing the flick. It is learnt that the film will be launched its shoot on October 5th and the title "Oye" is said to have been confirmed. Shamili proved her mettle as child artiste in films Anjali, Jagadeka Veerudu Athiloka Sundari and Killer, winning appreciation from the audiences. After finishing her studies, she is now set to face the camera after a long time.

Tarakaratna slapped his thigh
Actor Nandamuri Tarakaratna at a public function in Vinukonda in Guntur district said that Telugu Desam Party was formed by his grandfather late NT Rama Rao and that the progress of the state would be possible only with the clan of NTR. "The heirs of Nandamuri family are not just wearing bangles. We are all with Balayya babai (Nandamuri Balakrishna), who is our leader in future. I say this, slapping my thigh (Thoda Kotti Chebutunna). All our Nandamuri heirs are coming to the forthcoming Yuva Garjana in Guntur." He garlanded the statue of NTR at a local center. Interestingly, he tried to avoid mentioning the name of his uncle and TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu, but made slight mention after the request of the gathering, the local leaders of TDP.

King in Ooty and Bangalore
The shoot of King, Nag's latest film in the direction of Seenu Vytla, is finished by 60%. Producer D. Sivaprasad Reddy (of Kamakshi Kala Movies) said: "A song and chase sequence will be canned in Ooty from September 27th to October 4th. From October 5th to November 4th, the unit will be taking part in the Bangalore schedule. Next, the remaining songs would be shot in Turkey and Dubai. We are planning to release the film on December 18th." Trisha plays the heroine for the first time with Nag. Srihari does a special role. Devi Sri Prasad scores music. Stunts are by Ram Lakshman. Story is by Kona Venkat and Gopi Mohan. Dialogues are by BVS Ravi. Sahit and Ram Jogayya Sastry penned the lyrics.

SJ Surya in and as Vyapari
SJ Surya's latest film is Vyapari. It is directed by Sakti Chidambaram. Producer is Kunireddy Srinivas (of Pranathi Creations). Currently, its re-recording is going on. This is a high budget film. The producer said: "The subject of this film is first of its kind in the history of Indian cinema. The way how director Sakthi Chidambaram treated the story and the characterization of Surya have come out wonderfully. Tamanna and Namita are the two heroines in this film. Deva is the music director. Very soon, we are going to release the audio through a popular music company." Malavika, Seetha, Prakash Raj, Nazar, Vadivelu and Master Bharath are among the cast. Currently, SJ Surya is engaged to directing Pawan Kalyan's film Puli.

Dil Raju irked at mobiles
Producer Dil Raju today expressed his disgust at the frequent ringing of cellphones at the press meet arranged by him at his office in connection with the publicity of his latest film Kotha Bangaru Lokam. "You are all press people. We are making our speeches here. Can't you either switch off your mobiles or keep them in silent mode for a few minutes?" he asked. Before making this request, Dil Raju was seen switching off his mobile.

Satyameva Jayate in brisk progress
The talkie plus three songs of Rajasekhar's latest film Satyameva Jayate is finished. Most part of the film was filmed at Ramoji Film City. Shoot of the climax and two more songs are remaining. The action episodes will be shot from September 28th, according to Jeevita Rajasekhar, director of the film. The film is made on Sivani Sivatmika Movies, the hero's home banner. Story and screenplay are by the hero himself. Music is by Chinna. Stunts are by Horseman Babu. Loki and Vamsi handled the camera. The movie was launched by Chief Minister Dr. YS Rajasekhar Reddy a few months ago in a grand manner. The film projects Rajasekhar in a powerful cop role.

25 September 2008

Ready 100 days function in October
Ram’s latest film Ready is going to celebrate 100 days all over AP on 26th of September. This film was released with 141 prints and the prints number went to 195 due to public demand. Ready became one of the biggest Telugu blockbusters of the year not only in India but also in USA. Nitin Manmohan bought the Hindi remake rights of this film. This film is also being remade in Kannada now. Producer Sravanthi Ravi Kishore is planning to celebrate this occasion by holding a public 100 days function in October.

Dil Raju with NTR & Prabhas
Dil Raju gets ready to make films with mass heroes NTR and Prabhas. He said that he will be making films with NTR and Prabhas in the coming months. "For this purpose, we readied the storylines, but their treatment and further development is under process." He further said that he has four stories ready with him (not for NTR and Prabhas). "These stories are taken after thorough observation into them. With piling up of good stories, I feel my growing responsibility as producer right on my nerves. I feel the pressure," he said. His latest Kotha Bangaru Lokam is set for release on Oct 2. He further said that his film with Naga Chaitanya will be grounded in October.

Aish 200-days call sheet to Robo
Beauty empress Aishwarya Roy Bachchan has earmarked 200 days of call sheet to Rajni's film Robo, reports said. This much-publicized film prompted Rajni to gain 5 kilos of weight. Director Shankar is taking the services of 25 new assistant directors for the film, including Rajni's daughter Soundarya. An unofficial version goes that the story is about a robot that falls in love with Aishwarya and how a scientist taking advantage of the robot's weakness tries to exploit it.

Sashank film titled Varadhi
Actor Sashank, who got recognition for his performance as second hero in the films Sye and Victory, besides his early films Aithe and Anukokunda Oka Roju, is currently doing a film on Meschek Movies. Arya Menon, a Mallu girl is the heroine. The film is given the title as "Varadhi" (meaning Bridge in English). Earlier, the title Butterflies was considered for the film. Now, its in the last leg of its shoot.

Srikanth-Srihari film soon
A big budget film, starring Srikanth and Srihari duo, is under planning. Thota Venkateswara Reddy, who made B.Jaya-directed movie Sawal, will be the producer, while direction is by debutant Arjun, a protégé of Kodi Ramakrishna. The film is likely to roll in October. Details of the heroines, remaining cast and crew would be made known soon.

24 September 2008

Ravi Teja buys a Benz
Film stars are always in the news whenever they purchase the choicest goods, be it cars, mobiles or even goggles. Latest, hero Ravi Teja bought a brand new S Class Benz Car to his home today. He has upgraded his car from Toyota Corolla to Benz Car. Ravi Teja is currently working for Puri Jagan's Neninthe. His next film will be directed by Surender Reddy (Athanokkade fame).

Hansika in Prabhas film
Hansika will play one of the heroines in Prabhas' film (Tamil film Billa remake), while the main lead heroine is Anushka. With this, Hansika gets into the shoes of Namita (in Tamil version), while for Anushka, it's the role of Nayantara's. The film produced on their home banner Gopikrishna Movies will go to the floors on October 9th marking the Vijayadasami Day. After the first schedule in Hyderabad, the unit will leave for Bangkok.

Charmme-Devi combination film
Charmme is set to do a heroine-oriented film soon. It will be produced by Rajasekhar (one of the producers of Yamagola Malli Modalaindhi) on Frames Entertainment banner. Devi Sri Prasad will score music. Debutant Pawan will be captain of the ship. Details of the cast and crew will be made known soon.

Dad insisted Nisha to change name
Nisha Kothari is now Priyanka Kothari. She is currently shooting for the film Samrajyam at RFC, Hyderabad. Her father Nirmal Kothari said that his daughter Priyanka changed her name as Nisha Kothari, "though we didn't like it." "However, she could get back to her real name Priyanka after much insistence. Why should we change a beautiful name? Hereafter, she will be known as Priyanka Kothari in Bollywood also," he said.

23 September 2008

Rose protest against Chiru's critics
Members of Chiru Mahila Varadhi today conducted their protest against actresses turned politicians Rajasekhar, Jeevita, Roja and Vijayshanti for their "undue criticism" against Praja Rajyam President Chiranjeevi. At a stir held in Hyderabad today, the activists arranged roses in front of the four critics, besides distributed roses to the general public at busy junctions, seeking "good health to mentally deranged persons." This kind of strange protest attracted the public in a big way.

Souryam with 201 prints with U/A
Souryam, the latest film of Gopichand-Anushka combination, is set for release on September 25th all over the world with 201 prints. It obtained U/A certification from the Censor board. The number of prints happens to be first biggest for a Gopichand film. It is directed by cinematographer turned director Siva.

Postal stamp on BN Reddy
The Union Government will soon be releasing a commemorative postal stamp in the honor of late BN Reddy, renowned filmmaker. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh wrote a letter to Chief Minister YS Rajasekhar Reddy to this extent. Reddy holds a special place in the history of Telugu cinema. Along with Chakrapani, Reddy established Vijaya banner and took several hit films like Maya Bazar and Gundamma Katha.

AIYF stir against porn screening
Activists of All India Youth Federation (AIYF) today mobbed Taraka Rama theatre in Kachiguda area in Hyderabad in protest against the screening of adult films. When they tried to barge into the hall, the police thwarted their move and arrested the agitating leaders and took them to Sultan Bazar PS, where they were later released.

Vijaykanth Vs Vadivelu
The ongoing rift between two Tamil actors - DMDK president and actor Vijaykanth and comedian Vadivelu – for the last couple of days drew the attention of the entire South. Alleging attack on his house by Vijaykanth's men, Vadivelu lodged a police complaint and the Tamilnadu police booked cases also. Vadivelu talking to the media poured out his anguish at Vijaykanth. "I am going to contest against Vijaykanth wherever he would stand. My prime objective is to defeat him. The act of his men attacking my house is heinous. Let me see, who holds the public credibility? I am more popular in Tamilnadu than Vijaykanth. People believe me and not him," Vadivelu said.

22 September 2008

Scold Chiru, get party ticket
Praja Rajyam party leader Smt. Sobha Nagi Reddy today launched scathing attack against actress turned TDP mahila wing leader Roja. Smt. Reddy spoke to the media, responding to Roja's remarks against Chiru. "Finding that her name is not there in TDP list of candidates for the coming elections, Roja immediately chose to mudsling against Chiru. Now, she got assurance that she would get the ticket. This way, our leader Chiru helped Roja," she said. "Aspirants of TDP tickets should try scolding Chiru," she quipped.

NBK's Yuva Garjana Oct 20
The proposed Yuva Garjana of Telugu Desam Party, which is widely seen as the platform for Nandamuri Balakrishna to jump into politics, is likely to be taking place in Guntur on October 20 or 23, as against the earlier plan of holding it in the first week of October. The TDP cadres are trying to garner the maximum crowds for the venue in view of the presence of Nandamuri heroes, including NTR and Kalyanram.

Vijayshanti held, released
The police today arrested Talli Telangana party leader and former heroine Vijayshanti at Indira Park, Hyderabad, where she was agitating for getting house sites to the poor and downtrodden sections. Later, she was released. Talking to the media, Vijayshanti said that her arrest was a big humiliation to the entire "Adapadachulu" of Telangana. She questioned the functioning of the police and government as "they resorted to arrest the leaders when they exercise their rights". She said she would continue her land-struggle with more intensity.

21 September 2008

Black magic on Raksha pirates
How do you feel it when you are urinating on a wall that has graffiti as ‘ikkada ucha posina vaadu gaadida’? The makers of Raksha film are also thinking in the same lines and are coming with an innovative advertising concept which says that the people who have seen pirated version of Raksha or done piracy of Raksha film would be subjected to a severe black magic. Let us see if this black magic thread resists people from doing piracy!

Chiru is my junior: Vijayshanti
Talli Telanga party president and former heroine Vijayshanti today said that Praja Rajyam President Chiranjeevi was her junior in politics. After announcing her readiness to merge her party with TRS, she told the media, "not to compare her with Chiranjeevi." "Telangana people are not ready to believe Chiranjeevi. He is my junior in politics. The PRP leaders should be very careful with the people of Telangana and their sentiments. This is my warning," she said.

Spielberg, ADAG tie-up soon
DreamWorks SKG, the film studio of Steven Spielberg and David Geffen, and Reliance ADAG are engaged to hectic discussions for a giant movie venture, reports say. As part of the deal, Reliance is likely to contribute its share of $500-$600 million in equity into the venture. If this were to materialize, it could make the entry of India into the Hollywood club. The reports appearing in the Wall Street Journal said that the capital provided by Reliance would help DreamWorks to part ways from Viacom Inc's Paramount Pictures soon. It is further reported that this venture would result in the making of six films a year. However, there is no any official word from the Reliance so far.

Roja's name missing in CBN list?
Former heroine and TDP mahila leader Roja is a worried lot and her supporters opine that the hard working cadres were denied due recognition. This remarks come in the wake of the absence of Roja's name in the preliminary list of contestants named by party president Chandrababu Naidu. But for the two assembly constituencies – Chandragiri and Nagari – the list is said to be ready. In the last elections, Roja was defeated by senior congress horse and local strong man (current minister) Changa Reddy. The actress is said to have taken this development to her heart. In the recent months, she took an active part in the campaign against belt-shops all over the state. The coming months would project a clear picture about Roja's further move. Local observation at Nagari is that it would be tough for Roja to compete a stalwart like Changa Reddy there.

Chiru's road show from coastal AP
The road shows of Praja Rajyam Party president Chiranjeevi is likely to start in the first week of October from the coastal areas. It also comes as his first leg of political tour in the coastal corridor. The party circles are making no stone unturned to get the maximum mileage out of the tours. Already the actor-turned politician attracted the media by making a flash visit to Siricella in Karimnagar district, making hours of interaction with the weavers population. Most importantly, the Praja Rajyam Party could garner the Rayalaseema flavor to it with the very launch of the party at Tirupati.

SPR film with Srinivasa Reddy
The SPR Entertainments of Nookarapu Suryaprakash Rao is set to ground his latest film in the direction of Srinvasa Reddy. Earlier, Reddy made his second coming with SPR's film Adirindayya Chandram and found him on the success track. Yamagola Malli Modalaindhi brought him even more recognition. Currently, he is doing Srikanth-Meera Jasmine combine film A Aa E Ee. This SPR venture will commence immediately after Srikanth's film. Executive producer Koonireddy Srinvas said that a wonderful script is getting ready for a big budget film, which will go to floors in November end or early December. Further details of cast and crew would be announced soon.

20 September 2008

TZP makes it to Oscars
Amir Khan’s directorial debut Tare Zameen Par is selected as India’s official entry to Oscars in the category of best foreign film. Eight films were shortlisted for this entry. Krish’s critically acclaimed film Gamyam too was among the eight films. The other films are Mumbai Meri Jaan, A Wednesday, Jodha Akbar, Rock On, Black and White and a couple of Marathi films (Valu and Tingya). It is nice to see a Telugu film Gamyam being considered to be an eligible film for the Oscars.

Naga Chaitanya film launched
The much-awaited moment of Naga Chaitanya's launch into the films happened today, marking the 85th birthday of his grandfather and living legend Akkineni Nageswara Rao. Completely away from the media publicity, the event saw the participation of the family members of ANR and Dr. D. Ramanaidu, including Nag and Venky, besides the prime crew of the scheduled film. After performing special pujas, ANR clapped the muhurt shot. D. Ramanaidu switched on the camera, while K. Raghavendra Rao rendered the first shot direction. Dil Raju, debut director Vasu Varma was also present. All of them extended best wishes and blessings to Naga Chaitanya. Reliable sources said the regular shoot and public launch will be held on November 23, the birthday of the debut hero.

Chiranjeevi's first political tour
Megastar turned political leader Chiranjeevi today launched his debut political tour, starting with Sirisella in Karimnagar district. After reaching the weavers-dominant town, he visited the Textile park and expressed dissatisfaction about the non-implementation of promises to the weavers welfare. Later, he interacted with the weavers' families, assuring them of promising future. Chiru also visited the houses of the suicide victims and tried to bring moral support to the family members. He patiently listened to their problems. In view of Chiru's visit, thousands of people thronged the town and extended warm welcome to him.

Last song sentiment for Venky
Here's a strong sentiment for D. Suresh Babu, Venkatesh and Nallamalupu Bujji. It is the last song sentiment. The trio thinks that honoring the sentiment would bring them luck and the films would run well. The sentiment began with Venky's Jayam Manadera. Nallamalupu Bujji carried it in his Aadi film with NTR. Again, he replayed it in the film Lakshmi with Venky. Now, in Chintakayala Ravi. Specialty is this "sentiment song" in all of these films is shot in the backdrop of autumn season with trees shedding orange leaves in brilliant light effect. Suresh Babu said that somehow the sentiment worked and will be carried forward forever. "Generally, we take up honoring this sentiment fifteen or ten days before the release of the film. It will also be followed by a media briefing as it happened now."

Fanfare marks ANR's birthday
Octogenarian and yesteryears' matinee idol Dr. Akkineni Nageswara Rao today celebrated his 85th birthday at his residence in Hyderabad, amidst an impressive gathering of fans from all over the state. AV Ramaraju, Naveen Prasad and Sarveswara Rao, representing the fans associations, arranged the cake cutting for ANR. MAA President Murali Mohan, Brahmanandam, YVS Chowdary, Arjun Raju, VB Rajendra Prasad and several artistes thronged the residence early today and greeted their senior colleague. ANR in turn thanked the fans and guests for their love and affection. Later, he left for Annapurna Studios to take part in the launch of Naga Chaitanya's debut film at Annapurna Studios.

Women protest against Raksha
Activists of some prime women groups in Hyderabad took to agitation against Ram Goapl Varma presented latest film Raksha (about black magic). They held dharna in front of the theatre showing the film and sought the management to stop the screening. The leaders said that it was heinous on the part of Varma to promote superstitions like black magic when the society is fast advancing. Such films would only result in the backwardness of the society. They warned that they would intensify their protest. Raksha is the free Telugu version of Hindi Phoonk.

18 September 2008

Ashta Chemma prints doubled
Ashta Chemma film was released with 17 prints in select theaters in few cities of AP on 5th of this month. The producer increased the number of prints to cater to the appetite of movie lovers of AP as Ashta Chemma generated very good mouth publicity. The number of shows in Prasads has been increased from 3 shows to 4 shows from tomorrow. Ashta Chemma was not released in RTC Crossroads as the producer perceived it to be a multiplex film. Due to the public demand, Ashta Chemma is going to release in Sandhya theater (RTC cross roads) in 3rd week (from tomorrow). The total number of prints will be 35 by tomorrow.

Maheshwari weds at Tirumala
Granduer marked the wedding of actress Maheshwari with Jayakrishna, a Hyderabad-based software pro, at hilltop temple town Tirumala today. The marriage took place at a private Kalyana mandapam at North mada street. Sridevi, Bony Kapoor, SV Krishna Reddy, Meena, Sridevi (Manjula daughter), Sangeetha, Vijaykumar, Majula, Tamil hero Arun Kumar were among the film personalities who graced the wedding function. Maheshwari is the daughter o Sridevi's sister.

Nandamuri fans intensify stir
A huge gathering of Nandamuri fans resumed their agitation in front of Praja Rajyam leader C. Ramachandraiah's residence at Kadapa for the second day today. They are demanding apology from CRC for his alleged remarks against Nandamuri family members that they should better join PRP or float a new party. The agitating fans made it clear that they would not be removing from the place till an apology is made. The police have tried to pacify the crowds and some local fans are engaged to talks with Ramachandraiah in this regard.

Big welcome to Ashta Chamma unit
Huge crowds greeted the unit of the film Ashta Chamma, including heroine Swathi and hero Nani, at Raghava theatre in Khammam. Swathi thanked the audience for their support, making her debut film a big success. She said she never expected such a huge response to her. Director Mohan Krishna Indraganti said that he would continue to do youthful films. Knowing that Swathi came to the theatre, a number of college girls thronged the venue and interacted with her, taking autographs.

17 September 2008

Vijayshanti caught in mid air
Tension prevailed when the helicopter carrying Telangana agitation leader and actress Vijayashanti today missed its landing point and strayed for a while in the air. It happened when she was on her way to Bhairanpalli in Warangal district to participate in the Telangana Liberation Day. After circling in the surroundings of Warangal, finally the helicopter took to emergency landing at Kadivendi village. The pilot who sensed the trouble finally safe landed the chopper. Some media personnel also traveled with the actress.

NBK fans stir against PR leader
Fans of Nandamuri Balakrishna today staged an agitation in front of the residence of Praja Rajyam Party leader C. Ramachandraiah at Kadapa against his alleged remarks against the actor and family members of NTR. They also burnt the effigy of CRC and demanded apology form him, which otherwise they warned that the agitation would be intensified. The protest is the retaliation to CRC remarks suggesting the family members of NTR not to join TDP but to float their own party.

Chiru's focus on T Day
"If we come to power, we will take immediate steps to bring official recognition to the Telangana Liberation Day," said PRP president Chiranjeevi today. Marking the event which falls on September 17th, Chiranjeevi felicitated twenty freedom fighters with shawls, besides touching their feet and prompted them to hoist the party flag. "Freedom fighters replicate the spirit of selfless service," Chiru maintained.

Kayka music on 21; film likely Oct 9
Director Teja is seriously considering postponing the release date of his film Kayka from the scheduled date of October 2nd to October 9th. He told, "We are fully prepared to release the film on October 2nd. But (Nallamulupu) Bujji is a good friend of mine. So I might go for postponement. I value friendship most." Chintakayala Ravi is releasing on October 1. Moreover, Teja said "just now we gave the agreement of the audio to Aditya Music. It might release on September 21 or one day before or after. I am happy the trailers created a lot of sensation and several audio companies were after me. But, I gave it to Aditya."

16 September 2008

NTR in Chintakayala Ravi
For the first time in his career, NTR has given a special appearance for a film. He danced his trademark steps in a song of Chintakayala Ravi along with Venkatesh, Anushka and Nikita. He features in half of that song. It was Nallamalupu Bujji who co-produced Aadi film which became the first massive mass hit in the career of NTR. As per the sources of, NTR did special appearance in this film without taking any remuneration as a gesture of friendship. Chintakayala Ravi is all set to release worldwide on 1 October.

Rajasekhar attacks Chiru verbally
Film star turned politician Rajasekhar is having a whale of time on TV channels attacking Chiranjeevi and his capabilities as a politician. Accompanied by his better half Jeevitha, Raja Sekhar categorically stated that he would rate the capability of Chiranjeevi as zero in politics. He also stated that Chiranjeevi might get 10 or 20 seats and his party would be rapped up by the time of next elections. Referring to the politicians who are joining in Chiranjeevi's party from the other parties, Raja Sekhar gave an example of a Tamil saying which means that the politicians joining Chiranjeevi party are like wives going to king after being dissatisfied by their husbands. He said that all of them would suffer. "Chiranjeevi enjoyed all luxuries in film industry. When he says that he drew inspiration from Mother Theresa, Jyothi Rao Pule, and Ambedkar, these people were in fact not connected to politics. It shows that Chiranjeevi's entry into politics is basically mooted out of selfishness. When he has failed to serve the film fraternity, what service would he be doing to the public?" he questioned.

Posani warns Chiru's critics
Director and actor Posani Krishna Murali reacted sharply to the criticism against PRP President Chiranjeevi. He said that those who questioned the authenticity of Chiranjeevi entering politics were in fact not influential people. "Who are these people? I suggest them not to make unnecessary comments against Chiranjeevi. If they continue to mud-slinging, then we will come into direct picture. And once we start talking about them (critics of Chiru), we will almost torture them and kill them with our words," Posani maintained.

Nitin, Bhavana in Malaysia
Nitin and Bhavana are currently engaged to the songs schedule in Malaysia, which commenced on September 13th to continue till 22 for the film titled Hero. Produced by Manyam Ramesh, it is directed by GV Sudhakar Naidu alias GV, screen villain. Simultaneously, the dubbing work is in progress in Hyderabad. The producer said that the film would be ready for release as Vijayadasami gift to the audience, while the audio is planned to release in the last week of this month.

I don't want image: Jagapati Babu
Jagapati Babu said that he doesn't want any image attached to him. Talking to the media in Hyderabad, he said that he was one and the only hero in the industry who could do any role without image-consciousness. "It depends on my sheer judgment what kind of characters I should do. Even in RGV's film Raksha, I am not the hero, but just one of the characters. I will continue follow this trend," he said.

Pirated CDs of Ashta Chemma seized
Pirated Cds of latest films Ashta Chemma, APF and Salute were seized in bulk stock in Vizag on their clandestine arrival from Chennai. Vizag Task force police nabbed on Srinu in this connection and he said that he would procure each Cd at Rs. 9 in Chennai and supply to the shops at Rs. 16 each. The seized bulk of about 3,000 Cds also included films like Hareram, Ullasanga Utsahanga, Baladoor and Gorintaku, besides Bollywood and Hollywood films. Only the big-hero films hit or flop, were subjected to piracy and the small films remained safe from this illegal business all these days. But, the trend has changed and the small films became easy targets of piracy.

Tarakaratna turns early bird
When the TDP is trying to bring all the Nandamuri heroes onto one platform to fight the coming elections, Nandamuri Taraka Ratna took early lead and participated in the Simha Garjana sabha organized by the fans on Monday in Kurnool. A huge rally was taken through the arterial roads of the town with about 10,000 crowds. When Taraka Ratna began to speak, there was huge commotion and the fans barged over to the stage. When the police resorted to larthi-charge twice, the hero also got hurt slightly. Later, addressing the gathering, Taraka Ratna denounced the rumors that he had differences with NTR. When asked about Balakrishna's decision about contesting the elections, he said: "It is for Babai to decide."

15 September 2008

Suman predicts Chiru's sweep
Actor Suman said that Chiranjeevi's Praja Rajyam Party had ample chances to come into power in the state. Talking to the media at Vizag, where he attended the valedictory of a Karate contest, he said that Chiranjeevi proved his charisma and impact on the people with his Tirupati meet. He suggested that the PRP leader should be careful in the selection of the right candidates at the constituencies and give importance to the women in the elections.

NBK, NTR tour in Chiru's bastion
No doubt, West Godavari district has come be viewed as the bastion of Chiranjeevi as it being the birthplace of the actor. Reports said that in order put a checkmate to the secure situation for Praja Rajyam Party, actors Nandamuri Balakrishna and NTR are likely to undertake whirlwind tour of the district in the coming weeks, after the proposed Yuva Garjana at Guntur. Reports said the newly elected MAA President and staunch TDP functionary will oversee the arrangements for their meetings. Murali Mohan told the media that the dates had not been confirmed yet and that he would come out with full details in the coming days.

Colors Swathi at Tirupati
Actress Swathi (heroine of Ashta Chemma) offered prayers at the temple of Goddess Padmavathi at Tiruchanur, 5 Km from Tirupati. The temple authorities arranged special dharshan for her and family members, besides giving the traditional ashirwachan to the actress. On seeing Swathi, a good number of pilgrims surrounded her. She freely interacted with them and gave her autographs to the enthusiastic youth.

Ramya Krishna gets 292 votes
Former heroine Ramya Krishna got elected to the Executive committee of the Movie Artistes Association, getting 292 votes in her favor. Rajiv Kanakala obtained 300 votes. AVS, who recently underwent liver transplantation, got 266 votes. Generally, only the prime posts like President and GS will have the focus in the association elections. But, this time the contest for the executive committee members also went on prestigious lines, inviting stiff fight on the sides.

14 September 2008

Chiru is daydreaming: Rajasekhar
Hero Rajasekhar today said that he was ready to contest against Praja Rajyam Party President Chiranjeevi provided the Congress High command should give the green signal. "To become the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh will ever remain the daydream of Chiranjeevi," the actor, who recently took Congress-theerth predicted.

NBK mourns producer's demise
Nandamuri Balakrishna, who took part in the last rites of producer S. Gopal Reddy at Naidupet on Saturday, said that he just couldn't believe the hard truth that he is no more. "His demise is a personal loss to me. Bhargav Arts is like own production house for me and my fans. It's my luck that I acted in the film Mangammagari Manavadu with Bhargav Arts during the beginning of my career. Later, all the films that I did on this banner like Muddula Krishnaiah, Muvva Gopaludu, Muddula Mavayya, Muddula Menalludu earned special place in film industry. Gopal Reddy is a good friend of mine and a well-wisher. I pray to God Almighty that may his soul rest in peace."

Sivaji-Bharath in action film
A new movie starring Sivaji and Bharath (of X Class and Sawal fame) will be launched in the direction of debutant Kalasagar soon. It is reliably learnt that the producers of the film Geetha, which received critical appreciation but couldn't make a mark at the BO, are going to make the film. This is an action film with emphasis on the screenplay. Kalasagar is an NRI, who did engineering in Hyderabad, before moving to the US for his MS and settling there. His passion for films made him work with Ravi Babu as his assistant for the films Party and Anasuya. Currently, he is doing as the associate director for the film Sneha Geetham (in the direction of Madhura Sridhar Reddy). The flood of US-based NRIs as Tollywood directors commenced with Sekhar Kammula, followed by Krishh (Gamyam) and Hari Yelleti (APF).

Film with Bujji soon:NTR
NTR, who got his first commercial break with Aadi (in the direction of VV Vinayak) said that he is going to do a film with Nallamalupu Bujji (who produced Aadi), soon. "After the hit of Aadi, I couldn't do anything for Bujji. I sincerely feel that I should do a film for him. And that will come up soon," NTR said at the music launch of Chintakalaya Ravi, a Venky film, today.

13 September 2008

Hema Chandra dubs for Raahul
Hema Chandra who made it big with Zee Saregamapa made a career for himself in Telugu film industry as a playback singer. He is also hosting TV reality shows in singing now. For the first time, he dubbed the voice of Raahul (Tyson of Happy Days) in VN Aditya’s forthcoming film ‘Rainbow’. Rainbow has Rahul, Sonal Chauhan (Jannat fame) and Sindhu Menon as the main leads. Playback singer Nihaal is making his debut as music director with this film. This film was recently got censored and obtained a clean U certificate. Rainbow is slated for the release in this month.

Rambha's about her marriage
Heroine Rambha said that whenever she would marry, she would make be doing it just like Telugu girl, "inviting one and all." "I am a Telugu girl and I will not do like that (meaning going for secret marriage)." She responded so while replying to a question at a media meet in Hyderabad today. Her brother who also took part in the press meet said that he would first inform the media about her sister's marriage.

RGV's straight Telugu next year
Ram Gopal Varma said that he will be making his straight Telugu movie under his direction next year. He told the reporters today at Visakhapatnam. Raksha is the latest film to release on September 19th, coming from RGV as its presenter. Currently, he is busy with two projects – Veerappan and the Media. RGV made his debut as director with Telugu film Shiva (Nag's) and later did some horror films like Ratri and Dayyam. Regarding Raksha, he said: "If you compare Raksha with Phoonk, the former will have more emotional scenes."

Meera Chopra for Sharwanand
Meera Chopra, who was recently seen in MS Raju's Vaana, is the heroine for Sharwanand in the film directed by Chandra Siddarth. The director told that the heroine was hundred percent apt for his story. He said the puja was held at their office on September 4th without any media publicity as he preferred a silent launch. Regular shooting schedules will be finalized after finalizing the abroad schedules. He said he would soon come out with full details for the media. In the interim, Meera Jasmine has sufficient time for finishing her assignments for Jaganmohini, in whch she plays the second fiddle heroine (prime being Namita), costarring Raja.

Priyamani's trilingual film
National Award winning heroine Priyamani is going to do a trilingual film in the direction of debutant Govardhan on Sambasiva Creations with Yalamanchili Ravichand as producer. In the recent past, he did the film Seetharamudu and is currently doing the film Mayagadu, starring Venu and Charmme. "Our high-budget trilingual film with Priyamani the lead is going to be launched in October. Chakri scores music," he said.

11 September 2008

Producer Gopal Reddy no more
Popular producer S. Gopal Reddy (of Bhargav Arts) today passed away at Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, suffering from illness for the last few days. Reddy gave stupendous hit films with Nandamuri Balakrishna, like Mangammagari Manavadu, Muddula Mavayya, Muddula Krishnaiah. His blockbusters include Manishiko Charitra, Mukkupudaka and Maa Pallelo Gopaludu. Recently, Balakrishna called on the producer. On his demise, several film biggies expressed their shock and extended sympathies with the bereaved family members. May his soul rest in peace!

Tarun-Genelia at Nagarjunasagar
Tarun and Genelia are busy taking part in the shoot of romantic scenes at Nagarjunasagar dam site. This film directed by Krishnavamsi will have some of the vital scenes to be shot here and surrounding areas. Conversation between the lead pair and their going round the villages on bicycle are some of the scenes. The huge influx of visitors to Nagarjunasagar, which received full inflows due to heavy rains and floods, also found time to have glance at the lead pair.

MAA Elections on Sep 14
The election to the Movie Artistes Association to elect the new body is slated on September 14th. Murali Mohan and Vijay Chander (of Karunamayudu fame) are in the contest for the post of President; and for the post of General Secretary, it is Ahuti Prasad and Ayyappa P. Sharma. For the rest of the posts, nearly twenty five members are in fray. The two-year term of Nagababu as president of the Association has come to an end.

Maska for Sankranti
The shoot of Maska, starring Ram, Hansika and Sheela, is finished by 50%, according to its producer MS Raju. The film made on Sumanth Arts banner is being directed by B. Gopal, known for his penchant for movies in the backdrop of factionist stories. However, this film is said to be shaping up as a romantic entertainer. Chakri scores music. It is set to release as Sankranti gift to the audience.

10 September 2008

JD Chakri injured in film shoot
Actor and director JD Chakravarty was seriously injured at the shoot of a Tamil film Sarvam near Munnar river in Tamilnadu. He is acting as villain in this film with direction by Vishnuvardhan. This happened while stunts were being choreographed by Tyagarajan on the hero (Arya) and villain (JD). By accident, JD received a bouncing shot on his chest when a big stick was hurled at him. JD, who fainted on the spot, was later rushed to the hospital, where doctors confirmed a bone fracture near the chest portion. The shoot was temporarily stopped.

Uday Kiran's special pujas
Actor Uday Kiran, whose latest film Gunde Jhallumandi is set for release tomorrow, performed special pujas at the temple of Goddess Samalamma in Nagari (Andhra-Tamilnadu border) in Chittoor district. Locals of Nagari and surrounding areas strongly believe that the temple is so powerful that whoever prays for his success here would surely achieve his goal. Artistes like Dhanush, Sneha, Sriram (Srikanth) were some of those who visited the temple in the recent past. Uday Kiran hoped that his film would definitely be a hit with the blessings of Goddess Samalamma.

King shoots in Bangalore palace
The Bangalore schedule of King, Nag's latest film on Kamakshi Kala Movies banner in the direction of Seenu Vytla, in the backdrop of Bangalore palace will be from October 1st to 30th. Trisha will be taking part in this schedule, apart from other vital characters. Siva Prasad Reddy produces the film with Devi Sri Prasad scoring music. It is planned for release on December 18th.

AVS to back in action
Senior comedian AVS is going to be back before the camera on September 20. Talking to the media at his residence, he said that it was his contribution to comedy that kept his hope for life get going. "Though I didn't have any bad habit, fate had it that I underwent a major surgery. When the surgeons held the chances of my survival just by one percent, I could get back to normal by the grace of Almighty God." He thanked all those who stood by him and wished for his recovery.

Fulltime work for TDP: NBK
Nandamuri Balakrishna today said that he would work fulltime for Telugu Desam Party to see that the party is back into power. He took part at the poor feeding program at Basava Tarakam Cancer hospital, Hyderabad. He garlanded the statutes of his parents – NTR and Basavatarakam on his arrival. "During its tenure, TDP launched several welfare schemes for the youth. I am going to participate in the Yuva Garjana at Guntur. I am also touring the entire state to canvass for the party. I should work to the maximum level to get back the lost glory to the party, formed by my father NTR," NBK added.

Maheshwari to marry on 18th
Actress Maheshwari, cousin of Sridevi, will be getting married to software pro Jayakrishna (a BITS Pilani alumnus), at Tirumala on September 18th. Maheshwari came into limelight with hit films like Pelli and Gulabi. Currently, she is doing a prime role in a TV serial.

9 September 2008

Chinakayala Ravi on Oct 1
Venky's film Chintakayala Ravi is going to release on October 1st, according to its producer Nallamalupu Srinivas (Bujji). The audio will be released in a week. The entire shoot of the film was done, but for a couple of songs on the lead pair (to be finished in a couple of weeks). Anushka does the heroine, followed by Mamta Mohan in the second lead. It has music by Vishal-Sekhar (of OSO fame).

APF heroine's No to expose
Megha Burman, a Kolkota-based Mumbai-camping girl debuting with Hari Yelleti's Ankith Pallavi & Friends, said she is currently engaged with the exercise of picking the right script for her next film. She told Idlebrain: "I am hearing to some scripts. I instantly liked Telugu film industry. I wish to seriously pursue my career here. Anyways, I wish to be far away from expose. Certainly, I am not comfortable at it. Expose doesn't make a good artiste. An actress who could do justice to the director's perception alone is a complete artiste."

Posani Krishna Murali with Chiru
Offbeat filmmaker Posani Krishna Murali said that he would support Praja Rajyam Party of Chiranjeevi. Talking to the media, he said that he was ever ready to extend his cooperation to Chiranjeevi and his party at all levels. It is of interest to note that Posani embarked on a forthcoming film titled Government, touted as an expose-project on corruption and failed welfare schemes.

9 September 2008

Mamta's song in King
King's Nag is under brisk shooting schedule, completing a song, two stunts and a major talkie part. It is learnt that Mamta Mohandas is set to play a female lead, while Trisha plays the main lead. The singer-and-actress will also have a song sequence, sources said. The Goa schedule commencing from September 28th consists of a song and stunt sequence. It will be followed by canning of vital scenes in Bangalore palace with forty artistes. The film is planned to release on December 18th.

Baby Shamili as heroine
Baby Shamili, who entered into Tollywood as child artiste in the film Anjali, is going to turn into heroine in a forthcoming film, starring Siddarth, in the direction of debutant Anand. Produced by DVV Danayya on Universal media banner, the flick is set to roll on October 1st. Incidentally, Baby Shamili's elder sister Shalini began her career as child artiste and earned a good name as heroine.

Anushka is Prabhas' heroine
At last its Anushka who is set to play the prime female lead for hero Prabhas in his ensuing film, the remake of Tamil super hit film Billa. Anushka will be playing the role which was enacted by Nayantara in Tamil. Presented by U. Krishnam Raju on Gopikrishna Movies, it has Meher Ramesh as director. Mani Sharma scores music. Selection of two more heroines is underway. This film will be launched on October 9.

Vaibhav's forthcoming films
Vaibhav,who debuted with the film Godava, is currently basking in the success of his second film Saroja, costarring Srihari, in the direction of Venkat Prabhu.The hero said that he is going to do another film in Venkat Prabhu's direction, to start in December. This will be jointly produced by Oscher Films (Rajni's daughter Soundarya) and Warner Brothers and the film will have 9 songs to make a musical love story. It has Jay (a Tamil actor) as another male lead. The immediate next of Vaibhav is with director G. Nageswara Reddy, who did Seema Sastry. It will be launched on October 9 and finished in December. It is a romantic action film.

8 September 2008

Shoot of Rajni's Robot starts
The first official publicity design of Shankar's much-pampered film with Rajnikanth – Robot - appeared in today's newspapers in Andhra Pradesh and Tamilnadu (with title – Enthiran – The Robot) , showing "Shooting stars Today." However, the hero's appearance looked akin to a texture of a 3D modeling without the regular features of Rajni's stylish hairdo, moustaches or penchant looks. Below the name of Superstar Rajnikanth, the heroine's name – Aishwarya Roy Bachchan – appears, first of its kind on Rajni's movie posters. Reports said that Rajni personally wanted director Shankar to give equal importance to Aish in the publicity designs. In fact, the name of Aish made swirling rounds as the possible heroine during the time of Rajni's Narasimha (Padayappa) pre-production. Reports say Rajni plays dual roles – as human being and as powerful robot. The flick is made on Iyengaran International Private Limited jointly with Eros International. K. Karunamurthy and Arun Pandyan are the producers. Story is by Sujatha. AR Rehman scores the music. Interestingly, the Robot wields a Red rose.

Gopichand's Souryam on Sep 24
The movie Souryam, repeating the pair of Lakshyam – Gopichand and Anushka – is all set for release on September 24th, according to its producer Anand Prasad. The film made on Bhavya Creations is directed by cinematographer Siva. Its music scored by Mani Sharma got released recently. The film has the elements of love, action and entertainment. But for two songs (to be canned in Swiss), the shoot has been finished, the producer added.

Suhasini's love for Andhra
Former heroine Suhasini, who directed the movie Indira, said that she has no plans to take up direction again. Talking to the media at a private function, she said that she took anchoring for the first time on a Telugu channel and she felt happy interacting with Telugu audiences. "Though I did programs in Tamil, I was never thrilled to the extreme as it is with Telugu people. All my career, I just came to Andhra Pradesh for shooting purposes and I knew nothing about its topography and its people. Now, I am thorough with these details. I studied a lot about AP." Regarding direction, she said: "It is not my forte now. Just I am content with anchoring and smalltime acting."

95% cinema halls unsafe: SC
The Supreme Court on Monday deplored that 95 percent of the cinema halls in the country has no foolproof fire safety measures. Ruling so, the apex court apprehended that such negligence could result in tragedies like the Uphaar Cinema hall fire, in which 59 people were killed. The lacuna was pointed out by the SC in response to a case over the Delhi theatre. To note here, the theatre blaze occurred on June 1997 during the screening of the Hindi film Border. Observing that the incident took place due to the "criminal negligence of the theatre management," the bench further observed: "In this country nobody bothers about humanity."

7 September 2008

Nandamuri heroes met Chandrababu
Nandamuri family members - Balakrishna, Harikrishna, NTR and Kalyanram - today had their breakfast with TDP supreme Chandrababu Naidu at his residence in Hyderabad. This interfamily conclave assumes immediate significance in the wake of Chiranjeevi's launch of Praja Rajyam party and getting ready for a state tour. It is learnt that they took an in-depth view of strengthening the party cadres and strategies to bolster party's image in the public and the future plan of action. The Nandamuri actors will be taking part in the proposed public meeting of the TDP at Guntur, once considered the bastion of the party. Though no official statement is there, many a time in the recent past, both the NTR family members and CBN sent signals into the public that they would fight the elections united if the need of hour comes.

Jayaprada praises Chiru
Actress and politician Jayaprada today confirmed that the Samajwadi Party (SP) will be fully supporting Chiranjeevi's Praja Rajyam party in the ensuing elections. Talking to the media today, she said that Chiranjeevi who shone bright as the megastar of Tollywood would also be the megastar in politics. Along with her, the SP leaders Amar Singh and Jaya Bachchan are expected to meet Chiranjeevi and discuss the matters related to the alliances. This meet is viewed as vital in the state politics as Amar Singh himself declared a couple of days back that an alliance was forged between PRP and SP. However, there is no word yet from the Chiru camp.

Who is lead pair in Kayka?
For the first time in Tollywood's history, a movie is getting ready for release and the audiences are kept in the dark about its star cast. It is Teja's Kayka. Though Teja held a press meet and released the stills to the media, he strictly chose not to divulge the names of the lead pair. The stills showed the nameless lead pair in some of the most romantic scenes in the backdrop of alluring locations and brilliant closets. Of course, he is known for his penchant for making films with new faces. He is the man who introduced Uday Kiran, Nitin, Navadeep and Salim Panda, to mention the early blocks in the mind. But, this time, he seems to have set in a novel trend – star cast sans names. Anyways, Teja told that he willingly preferred to keep the names a secret till the release.

6 September 2008

After PK, RCT for gaming
Popular production house Geeta Arts of Allu Arvind, the first to enter the gaming industry from Tollywood with Pawan Kalyan's Jalsa, is going to launch its second venture with hero Ramcharan Tej. Sources said that there is a particular scene in which the hero appears in the getup of a warrior and engaged to a breathtaking sword fight – providing the potential gaming stuff. For Jalsa, the downloading charge was put as Rs. 50/-, but for this Ramcharan flick, the production house is said to be contemplating to relese the game free of cost, with prime focus on publicity. Merchandising is also planned in a big way, sources added. The basic principle of gaming industry is based on excitement and action. The film, directed by unbeaten SS Rajamouli, is likely to release in March next.

Roja: Whom did Chiru help?
Former heroine and TDP Mahila wing leader Roja today launched a scathing attack against Praja Rajyam president and her ex-screen colleague Chiranjeevi. Talking to reporters in Hyderabad, Roja said that Chiranjeevi entered into politics just to fulfill his personal ambitions for power. "Organizing the Tirupati meet was like Tagore, but it resulted as Mrigaraju. There is no trace of Chiranjeevi having helped the members of the film industry," she said.

Health workers stir against Homam
Health workers belonging to Guntur Municipal Corporation took to agitation against certain dialogues in the recently released JD's directorial debut Homam. Representatives of the Health Workers Welfare Association said that the dialogues in question amounted to belittle the dignity of their profession. Demanding immediate removal of the dialogues, they also demanded open apology from director JD. They warned that if their demand was not conceded to, a statewide agitation would be launched against the filmmakers.

Baladoor shown as technical wonder
D. Suresh Babu, who produced Ravi Teja-Anushka starrer Baladoor, said that the film is the perfect example of Tollywood's technical advancement. Talking to the media today Ramanaidu Studios, the producer said: "We shot three songs abroad – two in Europe (Austria and Germany) and one in Uzbekistan. The negative of these three songs were badly fogged and we noticed it after coming here. So, we took up shoot of the fogged sequences with the help of blue and green mats at the lawns of our studio. If you watch the songs carefully, you will find slight difference, that too as we are revealing it now. Otherwise, it's not possible even for a thorough professional viewer. This exercise on our part might herald a new wave wherein we need not go abroad for shooting songs, but on blue and green mats." He further said the movie is doing well with good crowds. "The practice of enhancing the movie ticket rates for the big heroes will surely result in the thinning down of the audiences in the second and third weeks. Once the rates are reduced again, the rush of women and other sections of the audiences would follow. This is what is now happening for Baladoor."

4 September 2008

JD Chakri eats rose petals
JD Chakri, who proved his versatility as hero, villain and character artiste, got into his new avatar as director with Homam. JD arranged the meet in a special manner at the premises of the production office. The 2-metre long table facing the unit members (JD, Jagapati Babu, Koneru Kiran and distributor Hari) as they sat was covered with rose petals by three inch thickness. The background too was bedecked with chamanti flowers and folded lumps of mango leaves. Participating in the success meet, JD Chakri started eating the rose petals. Responding to the curious looks of his friend and producer, JD said that he liked eating rose petals and they always tasted nice. However, hero Jagapati Babu took a pinch of the petals, smelt it, and left it.

Mumaith Khan's song in Neninthe
The shoot of Neninthe, starring Ravi Teja and Siya in the direction Puri Jagan is under brisk progress. So far, 40% of the talkie, two stunts and a song were done. A special song on Mumaith Khan will be canned from September 16. The flick is planned to release tentatively in the third week of December. DVV Danayya produces the film on Universal media banner. It has music by Chakri. Stunts are by Ram Lakshman.

Life's Beautiful for Tamanna-Sharwanand
Efforts are underway to make a film in the combination of Tamanna and Sharwanand in the direction of a debutant Shrawan (who earlier worked with directors Sukumar and VN Aditya). Mega Supergood films might take up the production. The title Life is Beautiful is under consideration for the film.

Dil Raju film for Hope Satish?
Latest buzz is that Dil Raju has ratified a project to Satish (director of award winning film – Hope) and it is a full-length commercial entertainer with new comers. The flick is expected its launch in the coming months. Satish told the media that he would be directing a commercial film soon, but he didn't reveal who was his producer.

Samudra as hero in Cycle?
Director V. Samudra is going to make his full-fledged presence as hero in a film tentatively titled Cycle. For the first time, Samudra made a guest appearance in the film Vijayadasami (starring Kalyanram) and directed by himself. Other than Samudra, the cast includes Sivaji, Meera Jasmine and Sneha. Full details are awaited.

College Days Audio released
The music of College Days, starring Arya and Soni Agarwawl, is released today through Madhura Entertainments at a function in Hyderab. The Vaartha Telugu daily MD Girish Sanghi unveiled the audio CD and presented the first number to senior artiste Sutti Velu. The film is the dubbed version of a Tamil hit film. "Here we got the clean U certificate in Telugu and it is releasing by month end," said producer Challa Srinivasa Reddy. Nanda is the director. It has music by Yuvan Shankar Raja.

Forest crime thriller over by 40%
Shoot of Anaganaga Oka Aranyam, a crime thriller in the backdrop of jungles, is finished by 40% in the first schedule. It has Kausal, Sairabhanu, Ekta Trivedi and Srirekha, playing the lead roles. G. Sekhar Chandra is the director and T. Sultan is the producer. The second schedule on action episodes will commence in Kadapa forests. This crime thriller also has the elements love and comedy. The Hindi version of the flick is titled Hum Apke Sath.

Ek Police music on Sep 10
Music of Kodi Ramakrishna directed film – Ek Police – is going to be released on September 10 and its screen hit is planned in the first week of October. Made on NH Rushya Productions the film is starring Nagababu in the lead role, with lesser known and new cast. Koti scored music. Currently, the RR is going on at a brisk pace. Meanwhile, its producer NH Bhaskar Reddy, a Nandyala-based industrialist, is set to join Chiranjeevi's Praja Rajyam party tomorrow.

3 September 2008

Tamanna & Parvati with Mahesh
Mahesh Babu's new flick in the direction of Trivikram Srinivas will be commenced to regular shoot in the locations of Rajasthan from the third week of September. Made on Kanakaratna movies banner, it is produced by popular financier Singanamala Ramesh. Parvati Melton and Tamanna are doing female leads.

Ramcharan-Bhaskar film on Oct 2
Stage is set for the launch of Ramcharan Tej's new film in the direction of Bommarillu Bhaskar on October 2nd (Gandhi Jayanti). Nagababu will produce the film on Anjana Productions. With this, Ramcharan comes as the second hero for Bhaskar from the mega camp, after Allu Arjun in Parugu. Presently, Ramcharan is engaged to SS Rajamouli's flick.

Prabhas film launch on Oct 9
Prabhas-Meher Ramesh combine film, said to be the remake of Ajit's blockbuster in Tamil – Billa, is set for launch on October 9. Former Central minister and rebel star U. Krishnamraju is the presenter of the venture on their home banner Gopikrishna Movies. Finalization of the cast and crew would be done in a few days.

Nag-Krishnavamsi film soon
After giving a cool family hit Ninne Pelladatha and Chdralekha, the combination of Nagarjuna, and Krishnavamsi is getting ready for yet another film. A senior producer will make this film. Further details are awaited. Currently, Nag is busy with the schedules of his latest flick King.

Flood of new-young directors
The year 2008 brought a unique development in Telugu film industry with the introduction of about thirty directors, who had worked with star captains like Dasari, Puri Jagannath, Rajamouli, Sekhar Kammula, EVV Satyanarayana and others. Some of the prominent figures set to make their entry are Mahadev, Dolly, Hanif, Saikiran Adivi, Murthy, Srikanth Addala, Anand, Ajay, Nagaraju, Vasu Varma, Venu Sriram, Siva, Kannan, Ravi Kiran, Srinu, Prakash, Sravan and others. Apart from these youngsters, six more are likely. Meher Ramesh an

Sivaji's comedy thriller
Sarath Chandra, a software engineer, has turned into director for a film starring Sivaji. Made on Siri Films banner and Sudhir Dodda presenting it, the producers are DA Kumar and CN Rao (who earlier made the film Ma Sirimalli). The producers said Sivaji's film will have regular shoot in October, November and December. Director said it is a comedy entertainer with a tinge of crime element. Rest of the cast and crew will be finalized in a couple of weeks.

2 September 2008

Bhumika with Navadeep
Bhumika Chawla is the queen bee of Telugu film industry who does not mind pairing up with young guys and upcoming heroes. After working with small heroes like Sivaji, Abbas, Murali Krishna Bhumika Chawla is now acting with Navadeep in a film that is being produced on silver screenplay movies banner. Kim Sharma is doing the second female lead. This film is being directed by PA Arun Prasad.

Youth wave in Tollywood next month
A chain of youthful entertainers - Rainbow, Yuvatha, Vinayakudu, Kotha Bangaru Lokam, Kayka - are going to hit the marquee in October. This happening is first of its kind in the 76-year-old Telugu film industry. Four of these prominantly projected films have the cast coming from Sekhar Kammula's Happy Days, while Kayka is yet another bold attempt by Teja with new faces. Depending on the performance of these films, the Tollywood expects the birth of a new and commercially viable trend. It is also viewed as a big time to break the traditional monotony with regular faces.

Chiru's 3 Month state tour soon
Praja Rajyam party president Chiranjeevi will be launching his Three-month long tour (say yatra) of the state, "very soon." The committees for this proposed yatra at district and mandal levels would be formed in ten days, according to Dr. Mitra, the party's official spokesman. Meanwhile, state election commissioner told the media at Nandalur in Kadapa district that the actor had not yet registered the party. "After completing the procedures for registration of the party, a notification would be issued by the EC with a stipulated time frame for hearing the objections on the exercise, if any," he said.

A Wednesday previewed in Hyd
A Wednesday, the Hindi film starring Naseeruddin Shah and Anupam Kher, Jimmy Shergil, Aamir Bashir and Deepal is set for release on September 5th. An Anjum Rizvi Film Company production with UTV Motion Pictures tieup, it has story, screenplay and direction by Neeraj Pandey. A preview of the film was projected to the media in Hyderabad this evening. Arvind Shaw (of Sahayog Films) said that the audience in Andhra Pradesh has always given prominence to direct Hindi releases. He hoped that the film "A Wednesday" is going to entertain all sections of the audiences, thanks to its arresting story and presentation, with legendary actors. He thanked the exhibitors for their big support to the movie's grand release in Andhra Pradesh. Releasing in Hyderabad and other big areas like Vizag, Vijayawada and Tirupati, the film will have additional prints as and when necessary, he added. The film is about strange events happening so fast in a gap of just four hours. The events just don't get recorded anywhere, yet takes the lives of those participating in it to great task, but for presentation of a social message in the backdrop of terrorism. Anupam Kher does the role of an intelligent police chief of Mumbai, who successfully and willingly deals with the demand of an anonymous caller, identifying himself as "stupid common man" for the release of four dreaded mafia dons. The modus operandi of this strange caller forms the crux of the story.

Harikrishna's birthday fete
Actor and TDP leader Nandamuri Harikrishna today celebrated his 55th birthday at his Hotel Ahwanam, Hyderabad. TDP functionaries and Nandamuri fans thronged the venue and greeted Harikrishna. On this occasion, he clarified that "Balakrishna, NTR and Kalyanram are going to come into politics to achieve the goals of late NTR." He further said he would be acting in message-oriented films for the sake of TDP. He recalled his career as car driver to his dad's Chaitanya Ratham and how he faced many a hurdle in politics. Earlier, he paid homage at the NTR Ghat.

Jaganmohini unit in Talakona forests
The shooting schedule of Namita-Raja combine film Jaganmohini at Talakona forests in Chittoor district is finished. The unit, including the lead pair, camped at the thick forests for five days and extensively shot at various scenic locations. Producer Murali said that the unit will take up the immediate schedule at Vizag, followed by canning trip to Andaman and Nicobar islands by September end. He thanked Ilayaraja for his mesmerizing tunes. Hearing the arrival of film stars, people of the surrounding villages dashed to the venue to have glimpse at them.

1 September 2008

Simbu sings for NMT
Popular Tamil hero Simbu rendered a Telugu song in Manoj’s latest film Nenu Meeku Telusa? This song is a remix of vintage Ilayaraja song ‘Mabbe Masakesindile’. Female playback singer Geeta Madhuri sang along with this. The music of Nenu Meeku Telusa? Was launched a few days back and receiving very good appreciation from all over. Achu makes his debut as music director with this film. Ajay Sastri directs this film.

Maoists question Chiru's guts
A week after the launch of Chiranjeevi's Praja Rajyam Party, the Maoists have today responded to the developments. A two-and-half-paged statement in the name of Maoist Party's state unit spokesman Janardhan was issued. "It is impossible for film star Chiranjeevi to realize social justice even though he comes to power. Does Chiranjeevi dare to confiscate the illegally amassed wealth, landed properties of huge assets of corrupt politicians, higher officials of government and real estate mafia?" the statement questioned. The Maoist representative further said that the party is seriously studying the objective of Praja Rajyam after its launch at Tirupati meet. "It is escapism on the part of Chiranjeevi over some of the important issues. As he didn't come out clearly on Telangana issue, it could be easily understood the forces behind him." The statement criticized the remarks of Chiru who said at the public meet that Naxalites were of the opinion that they could achieve change in society by killing people. "This is nothing but ignorance of the actor." Interestingly, the statement added that in view of the political crisis and people's large-scale dissatisfaction with the government, Chiranjeevi could even come to power and it was not a surprise. The Maoists leader clarified that their party could make its stand on Praja Rajyam clear only after Chiranjeevi would come out with his full-fledged agenda.

Lord Vinayaka troubles heroine
Heroine Shradda Arya found it very difficult to pronounce the name of Lord Vinayaka. When a TV channel wanted her to say good wishes to its viewers on the eve of Vinayaka Chavithi, she got ready. She was asked to say: Vinayaka Chavithi Subhakankshalu. She tried and tried, but didn't spell it out. She kept tongue-tied, whispering to herself: Vinayak… Vinay… Chaveee. She found it impossible to pronounce the rest of the wish. After trying for a couple minutes, she said she could say in English. And she said it. My best wishes for Ganesh Chaturthi.

100 bikes & 100 pairs in Nitin film
Screen villain turned director Sudhakar Naidu (GV) today said that a chase sequence is planned with 100 pairs on 100 motorbikes in Nitin-Bhavana film Hero. "It is going to be a terrific scene and we shot it with much difficulty. "Though I am directing the film and Kanal Kannal is the stunts master, I also composed some action scenes on this bikes episode." Interestingly, a specially-designed motorbike is used for hero Nitin.

Sneha Geetham's title justification
Upcoming film writer Kishore is providing the story for Madhura Sridhar Reddy's debut film as director – Sneha Geetham. It is produced by Lagadapati Sridhar. The film also launched a star hunt for this film and the cast is expected to be finalized soon. Kishore worked in the story department for Manchu Manoj's Nenu Meeku Telusa? The story is based on friendship and love, maintaining closeness to the title!

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