19th January 2001
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"Manasista .. Raa!" - says love expert Shinde
R R Shinde, who gave a decent love film 'Ninne Premista' in the last year with Srikanth, Soundarya and Nag, made a statement that he would be directing only love stories. To suit his style, he followed the proven 'Raa' series to title 'Manasista .. Raa!' as his second film. The producer Sudhakar repeats Srikanth and Soundarya in this project after 'Taraka ramudu'. Nag, Priya Darshan and Raghavendra Rao did the honors of first shoot today. This film too is a remake of Tamil 'Parthen rasitten'. Richa is doing the second heroine role. Regular shooting of this film will start in the second week of February and would be completed in a single schedule by 20th of March. SA Raj Kumar is giving music. Jandhyala is writing dialogues for this film after a long time.
Manjunatha 85% complete
Shooting of Chiru's Bhakta Manjunatha is completed 85% of it's shooting. Ace commercial director K. Raghavendra Rao is directing the movie. And a Kannada Producer, Nara Jaya Sridevi under the banner of Chinni Films, is producing the movie. The script for the movie is by J.K. Bharavi of "Annamayya" fame. The title of the movie "Manjunatha" means Lord Shiva. In Karnataka there is a very famous place called Dharmasthala where devotees throng all year round to offer their prayers to the Lord. It is something like Tirumala Tirupati for the people of Karnataka. A very popular mainstream hero Arjun is essaying the role of Lord Siva's devotee. While Soundarya is playing the role of Arjun's wife, Meena is playing the role of Goddess Parvathi. Sanghvi too is playing another important role.
'Repallelo Radha' by MRV Prasad
MRV Prasad, who produced two films 'Bala Gopaludu' and 'Sultan' with Balayya in the past, is planning a film with fresh star cast titled 'Repallelo Radha'. He is starting a new banner with this film called Priyadarshini films. Koti is doing the music for this film. Audio recording will take place in Hyderabad on 21st of this month. Sarat, who directed Sultan and Vamsoddarakudu, will direct this film. This film will have the veteran actor Gummadi Venkateswara Rao acting after a lot of gap.