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Keerthy Suresh?

INSIDE Mahesh's

midnight KISS to his wife Namrata


loses control and abuse PM Modi

Shibani Dandekar’s hottest show

Allu Arjun

unfollows Narendra Modi



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Tamanna fires on Balakrishna


t is known news that Balakrishna displayed his ugliest side as a politician recently. Addressing the gathering at the Dharma Porata Dheeksha in Vijayawada recently, Hindupur MLA and actor Nandamuri Balakrishna accused CM Narendra Modi of doing “Sikhandi” and “Kojja” politics. The actor slammed the Indian Prime Minister Modi for not according Special Category Status to Andhra Pradesh and claimed that the BJP will not win even one seat from the state in the upcoming general

elections. Transgender Tamanna Simhadri faulted Balayya for his calling 'Sikhandi' of epic Mahabharat as 'Kojja'. Tamanna said, Balakrishna mentioning transgender as 'Kojja' is not acceptable as he is a descendent of the legendary Nandamuri family and son of the great NTR (Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao). She said, Balayya has insulted and belittled the entire transgender community being in a responsible position and also demanded him to apologise. She also said to protest in case if Balakrishna wouldn't respond.

EVELYN SHARMA in Prabhas's Saaho


velyn Sharma who has been the part of few hit Bollywood movies like Jab Harry Met Sejal, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani and Hindi Medium, has been roped in Baahubali star Prabhas starrer upcoming action and romantic entertainer Saaho to play an important role. Shraddha Kapoor is playing the female lead whereas Neil Nitin Mukesh is essaying antagonist. This news is confirmed by Evelyn herself as she tweeted, “Speechless and humbled... This is the best life I could be living and I'm deeply grateful for it. I dreamt of doing an action role and now I couldn't be more excited to join this mega film #Saaho! Thk you #Sujeeth #Prabhas and team for making me a part of your journey.” The Indo-German actress has flown to Dubai to shoot for the film in the direction of Sujeeth Reddy of Run Raja Run fame. Since she has just begun filming, Evelyn is tight-lipped about her role in her Tollywood debut.The sources close to the film unit say, “It’s an action-packed role and Evelyn Sharma will be seen doing heavyduty stunts.” It has also come out that Evelyn has lost 10 kilos for her part. The physically demanding performance will add another feather to the talented actress’s hat and as fans await the release of her Bollywood movie ‘Jack and Dil’ this summer.

Puri sold

his house for Rs. 21 Cr

for Mehbooba A

s we all know star director Puri Jagannadh is coming up with a new film titled 'Mehbooba' with his son, Akash Puri in the lead role. The big budget entertainer is set in 1971 Indo-Pak war backdrop. Mangalorebased Neha Shetty is playing the female lead in the film which has the music by Sandeep Chowta. Recently the makers released the trailer which received superb responses by the movie lovers and Dil Raju who bought the distribution rights of the film says that it is surely going to be a blockbuster. According to the latest buzz in the film Industry, Puri Jagannadh had to sell his house for making this high film. The sources close to the Temper director said, he has sold his old house for Rs. 21 Cr and is now building another house in a prime location in Hyderabad. Puri is hoping that the film turn a box office hit and put him back in the reckoning. Now we have to wait and see whether Mehabooba make him hotshot director among superstars again?



fter the phenomenal success of the Baahubali franchise (Baahubali:The Beginning and Baahubali 2:The Conclusion), S.S Rajamouli has announced that he will team up with Mega Power Star Ram Charan and Young Tiger Jr. NTR next for a yet-untitled multi-starrer project. Earlier it was heard that Ram Charan and NTR will be playing brothers in this boxing-based drama. In a media interaction on 17 April, DVV Danayya, the producer of #RRR said, “The film will be made on an estimated budget of Rs 300 Cr and the preproduction work of the film has been already started. The art department has started their work on erecting the sets where the crucial scenes of this upcoming multistarrer will be shot. The film


outh sensation Raai Laxmi who shredded her inhibitions in her debut film in Bollywood, Julie 2, could be seen standing on a beach wearing a bikini in the picture. The sexy siren captioned this pic, “The body achieves what the mind believes.

Rajamouli's #RRR

WITH CHARAN AND NTR FILM BUDGET RS 300 CR will be a visual treat. Currently Rajamouli is busy locking the final draft of the script. “ The sources say that Rajamouli’s project #RRR will only go on the floors after NTR 28 because Tarak will be in a different look for that project and he can’t shoot for both the projects simultaneously. If everything will go as planned, the film will go on the floors from October. The upcoming venture do u believe ? Time to get back in track and aim for better results #fitnessgoals #stayfit #workharder #goalstoreach. She looks smoking hot in this two piece bikini. The summer is really getting hotter with Raai Laxmi’s look in a sizzling black bikini. Raai Laxmi displays her hour-glass figure in the two-piece suits like a boss. She knows how to impress her fans with her style statements and hot pictures on social media. Raai Laxmi was last seen in Telugu movie Khaidi No 150 starring Megastar Chiranjeevi and Kajal Aggarwal, directed by VV Vinayak and produced by Ram Charan where she shook her leg in item song Ratthaalu. On the work side, she will be next seen in the upcoming movie Neeya 2, starring Jai, Varalaxmi and Catherine Tresa. Recently during a media interaction, Raai said, “Neeya 2 has elements of fantasy, thriller, love, etc. This, too, is a ‘snake film’ like the yesteryear flick. I will be seen in three appearances in the movie; one among them will have a ‘naagin’ look. All the three heroines in this upcoming film appear in different time periods - present, past and future.”


black bikini


arlier it was heard that Power Star Pawan Kalyan and Puri Jagannadh parted ways on the sets of Cameraman Gangatho Rambabu and since then all is not well between the two. Puri Jagannadh made his directorial venture with Pawan Kalyan-starrer Badri in 2000. The film went on to become a huge hit and both teamed up again after 12 years for Cameraman Gangatho Rambabu, which failed to impress. Now Puri Jagannadh who is very close to Ram Gopal Varma, came forward to support Pawan Kalyan in RGV and Sri Reddy controversy. Puri always showed his gratitude towards Ram Gopal Varma. But this time he felt that his guru did a wrong thing. He said that Pawan had given him a new lease of life and he had never seen the actor in such a stage before. He also criticized RGV's dirty politics, and said that he would support Pawan till his last breath. On the other side, RGV took to Twitter once again, giving a reply to Puri Jagannadh, "I understand ur feelings.. it's a mistake I made and I already said Sorry sir."


will mark Jr NTR’s fourth collaboration with Rajamouli. In fact, both Tarak and Rajamouli made their debut together with Student No. 1. Thereafter they collaborated for Simhadri and Yamadonga. Currently Ram Charan is basking in the glory of his recently released film Rangasthalam. Very soon he will also join the sets of Boyapati Srinu’s directorial venture.

Allu Arjun

unfollows Narendra Modi A

mong the new generation stars, Stylish Star Allu Arjun is showing clear dominance on social media. He is the fan of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Earlier Stylish star wished Modi on the occasion of his birthday as he tweeted, “Many Happy Returns of the day to the King of the Country our PM Narendramodi Ji ! #HappyBdayPMModi @ narendramodi' ‘. Recently in an interview, Bunny stated Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is his inspiration. Allu Arjun who follows only Narendra Modi on his twitter, recently unfollowed Narendra Modi which left many in surprise. It is known news that Andhra Pradesh and Telangana people are disappointed with BJP and the rule of Narendra Modi, as he failed to fulfill the promise made during the bifurcation of the state, Bunny seems to have unfollowed Narendra Modi.

Puri says, I’ll support




defamation Cases on

Pawan Kalyan



peaking at Chandrababu Naidu's Dharma Porata Deeksha hunger protest demanding Andhra Pradesh special status, TDP's Hindupur MLA and actor Nandamuri Balakrishna has made bold comments on BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) and Indian prime minister Narendra Modi on Friday. Balayya blended his trademark powerful speech with a few Hindi lines. Balayya Babu said that NTR's blood is gushing in the veins of all the proud Telugus and that Andhra people respect everyone. Balayya said, "First try to love and respect your family and your wife and then you will know how to love and respect

common people.” Balayya also warned Modi by saying, "Bhagavat hogayi..Abhi jung baki hai", "Humara Andhra Pradesh aapka Gujarat nahi jispe hukumat chala sakte hai.” Balayya termed Narendra Modi as a Gaddar and Namak Haraam. He further said, "Don't listen to Amit Shah and others who sing your praises. Listen to us, common people or else we will kick you out. The entire country is against you now.” Balayya also took a dig at the BJP, and said, "I am challenging you. You will not win a single seat. Telugus are not cowards. The blood of NTR (Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao) flows through their veins.”

elugu actress Sri Reddy and Pawan Kalyan saga took a scandalous new twist when a phone conversation the actress had with transgender artist, Tamannah Simhadri, was leaked online. RGV has already confessed that he influenced Sri Reddy to abuse Pawan Kalyan. Finally Pawan Kalyan broke his silence and reacted to Sri Reddy’s rant against him and his mother on several television channels. He voiced his opinion to boycott TV news channels TV9 and ABN Andhra Jyothy Channels. Pawan openly said, "Boycott TV9, TV5, ABN for abusing our Mothers, Daughters & Sisters. And also we have to boycott them for making a business out of nudity & profanity. Making a business out of a helpless sister."

sentence to jail for three years



ven after Telugu actress Sri Reddy and sensational film maker Ram Gopal Varma had apolgised to Jana Sena President and actor Power Star Pawan Kalyan for an abusive rant against him and his mother on national television, his elder brother Naga Babu also held a press conference on Thursday saying , "Don't take Pawan Kalyan's silence as his weakness." Pawan Kalyan questioned Telugu media for playing Sri Reddy's inappropriate remakes over and over again on Television. The actor asked if TV channels will give similar footage when a minister is abused. His tweets claiming that his mother has been insulted by some media channels have created a huge sensation. Pawan Kalyan also called for a boycott to the channels TV9, TV5 and ABN. Pawan fans also raised

Pawan for the tune of Rs 50 Cr. It has also come out that ABN Andhra Jyothi MD Radha Krishna is going to file a defamation suit on Jana Sena Chief for Rs 10 Cr for making baseless allegations on him.

Raj Tarun’s father


PM Modi

Pawan also posted the photographs of TV9 owner Srini Raju, TV9 CEO Ravi Prakash and Ram Gopal Varma on his twitter and wrote, “The trio who helped TDP bosses to get my mother abused in public." It is heard that Srini Raju has prepared to do a legal battle against Jana Sena Chief who leveled allegations against news channels on his micro-blogging page. Srini Raju is planning to file a strong defamation case against


oung actor Raj Tarun’s father Basava Raju jailed for three years in cheating case. Basava Raju got loan on road gold ornaments. Basva Raju hails from Vepagunta

in Visakhapatnam. He was working as an Assistant Cashier in the Simhachalam branch of State Bank of India (SBI). He borrowed a loan of nearly Rs 10 Lakh on behalf of his wife Rajyalakshmi, MSN Raju, Sanyasi Raju and Sambamurthy Venkat Rao by depositing fake gold ornaments in 2013. When the Manager G Subrahmaniam came to know about this gold fraud, he lodged a complaint in Gopalapatnam Police Station again BasvaRaju. As a result of it, police arrested Basva Raju. Magistrate Sultan Begum sentenced Basavaraju to three years in prison and imposed a fine of 20,000 for duping the bank. Raj Tarun is popular for his successful movie Uyyala Jampala, Cinema Choopista Maava, Kumar 21 F, Kittu Unnadu Jagratha and Andhhagadu.

slogans against these channels. At some stage, they shouted 'TV9.. ABN Andhra Jyothy Hatao.. TV9.. ABN Andhra Jyothy down down'. Pawan fans attacked the OB van that belongs to ABN Andhra Jyothy channel. The glasses of the vehicle were broken and another vehicle belongs to ABN channel also slightly damaged in the incident. Pawan call to ban channels did not go well with journalist unions. They questioned Jana Sena Chief, “Are we controlling your cinemas and its content? Then how can you control media channels and their content”. They questioned, “Is attacking the media channels and their properties, principle of your party?” On the other-side, Pawan fans who did not take the unions questions seriously, asked where were all these unions when media were crossing limits with their disgusting content and disgusting debates.

Journalist union Committee warns

Pawan Kalyan 5 P TOLLYWOOD


S Rajamouli heaps praise on Keerthy Suresh and Dulquer Salmaan for their performances in Mahanati. ahanati, the biopic of late veteran actor Savitri was released on 9th May in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Keerthy Suresh is playing Savitri whereas Dulquer Salmaan as Gemini Ganesan in Mahanati, helmed by Nag Ashwin. ocial media is getting flooded with reviews and opinions about Mahanati. Baahubali film maker SS Rajamouli watched Mahanati on Wednesday and is all praises for the performances of Dulquer Salmaan and Keerthy Suresh. Rajamouli shared his views on Twitter. ajamouli tweeted, “@KeerthyOfficial’s potrayal of Savitri garu is one of the finest performances I’ve ever seen. It is



not just imitating. She brought the legendry actress back to life. @dulQuer is absolutely fantastic. I am his fan now.” e added, “Congratulations Nag Ashwin and Swapna. Your belief, persistence and determination are remarkable. #Mahanati.” part from the lead pair, Mahanati has other stars like Samantha Akkineni, Vijay Deverakonda, Shalini Pandey, Banu Priya, Mohan Babu, Naga Chaitanya and Prakash Raj in supporting roles. ulquer Salmaan made his Telugu debut with Mahanati and the actor’s entry to Tollywood has struck gold. Everyone is praising the performance of Dulquer Salmaan. At the same time, the review has also praised the sensational performance of Keerthy Suresh.



Keerthy Suresh and Dulquer Salmaan



Mahesh’s midnight


Suriya and Karthi's

KISS to his wife Is Savitri re-born as sister Brindha


Keerthy Suresh? makes her debut


uperstar Mahesh Babu and Kiara Advani starrer Bharat Ane Nenu, which was released on 20th April, is making some great noise at the box office world over. The entire team of Bharat Ane Nenu is on ninth cloud and enjoying the success of the movie. Mahesh’s previous offerings Bramhotsavam and Spyder were disaster at the box office. And now finally Mahesh has proved that he is a power star who pulls audience to the theaters, not just in South Indian markets but around the world. In Tamil Nadu, Bharat Ane Nenu reached a first day gross of Rs 78 Lakhs, making a record for a opening day record for a Telugu film. According to Umair Sandhu, BAN has earned Rs 80 Cr shares at the worldwide box office in just 2 days. The film is helmed by Srimanthudu fame Koratala Siva and it has the music by Devi Sri Prasad. Mahesh Babu is known as a very private person. He doesn't even make the effort to connect with his fans on social media but his wife Namrata is very active on social media sites. This time, Mahesh Babu posted a picture of him kissing his lovely wife Namrata, thanking her for the success.



ahanati, the biopic on legendary actress Savitri , directed by Nag Ashwin, is gearing up for grand release in May. Keerthy Suresh is playing the titular role. Recently the makers released the teaser from the film which went viral and grabbed several eyeballs. And now they are releasing the stills of Keerthy Suresh to generate much hype. Look at the body language of Keerthy Suresh with adorable smile and oblong Tilakam bindi on forehead, one can question... is it Keerthy Suresh as Savitri or Savitri re-born as Keerthy Suresh? Dulquer Salmaan is playing Gemini Ganeshan, the husband of Savitri. Samantha Akkineni and Vijay Deverakonda are playing the journalists. Bankrolled by Vyjayanthi Movies, the film also stars Mohan Babu, Prakash Raj, Krish and others in supporting roles. Star cast of this biopic is certainly one of the most impressive ever put together in Indian cinema and similar are the expectations from the film itself.


ollywood Industry is all set to welcome another person from veteran actor Sivakumar’s family. Now Suriya and Karthi’s siter Brinda is also stepping in Tamil Film Industry. She is making her debut as a singer with upcoming movie Mr. Chandramouli directed by Thiru and produced by G. Dhananjayan. It features Karthik, Gautham Karthik, Regina Cassandra and Varalaxmi Sarathkumar in the lead roles. Brindha has crooned the title track of the film, which has been composed by CS Sam and penned by Vithya Damodharan. The audio launch of the film was held recently in Chennai with the presence of Suriya who witnessed the launchpad of his sister Brinda. Although Sivakumar could not make to the audio function, he sent a text message to his loving daughter conveying his wishes. Brinda thanked the entire cast and crew, the director, producer and Sam CS for the opportunity she got.

Savitri’s daughter

Vijaya Chamundeswari praises

and sends SMS A

fter watching the special show of Mahanati, Savitri’s daughter Vijaya Chamundeswari praised Keerthy Suresh and sent SMS to the actress to express her happiness. eerthy Suresh starrer Mahanati- the biopic of legendary actress Savitri, has finally hit the theaters recently. Nag Ashwin’s directorial venture is receiving positive response by the movie lovers from everywhere. Keerthy Suresh took to Twitter



immediately she sent an sms to Keerthy Suresh. The SMS read: If I ever need the warmth of my mother, I will come to you. efore the release of Mahanati, Megastar Chiranjeevi also spoke about Mahanati.



ecently Jana Sena President and Power Star Pawan Kalyan posted the photographs of TV9 owner Srini Raju, TV9 CEO Ravi Prakash and Ram Gopal Varma on his twitter and wrote, “The trio who helped TDP bosses to get my mother abused in public. In a series of tweets, Pawan launched a broadside against AP CM Chandrababu Naidu, his son Nara Lokesh and media barons (TV9 owner Srini Raju, TV9 CEO Ravi Prakash and ABN Radha Krishna) for insulting his mother. Pawan Kalyan




The makers released a video on social media sites. In this video Chiru is seen speaking about Savitri. He said Savitri will always be a ‘Chiranjeevi’ in his heart. Chiranjeevi has shared the screen space with Savitri in ‘In Punadi Raallu’. continued to fire salvos against ABN MD Vemuri Radha Krishna. The Jana Sena Chief trained his guns at Vemuri Radha Krishna. His first tweet reads, “Good Morning RK!!” Pawan Kalyan tweeted tagging Radha Krishna, “Open heart with RK, I am enclosing a video of how your TDP DreamTeam (who initiated & promoted the campaign#abusepa wankalyanmother, which you are a member ) please show it to Lokesh, friends, CM, and the women of your household & why don’t you take their opinion of theirs n&telecast?” RK, please welcome to “conversations and trashing while shame stripping.”“Welcome back to #BMBK program with Pawan Kalyan ..Today our guest is Mr RK who is MD of ?? RK your newspaper is Andhra Jyothi right? or is it TDP Jyothi? because your paper has nothing to do with Andhra people. will clarify this in coming weeks.” He again tweeted, “RK,We will bear your Abuse ,what to do? we are meek & powerless.We will suffer. TDPJyothi Rathna,RK.. what is the culture of TDP, Abuse everyone.. Right from PM to Commoner. Good training, keep it up. TDP leaders has a great strategy to achieve “Special category Staus,” Abuse Prime Minister of India in the most Unparliamentary language. Who advised? Definitely, it must be RK. Do You Know Who is TDP’s General Secretary for “Abuse Mother& Sister Wing” Who else? BoothuJyothi Rathna”RK”.


Keerthy Suresh

and wrote, “The day has finally arrived. The rollercoaster ride of hard work, pain, passion, fights, anger, depression comes to an end. Above all, the ‘Love’ that we all have for this beautiful journey of my life, is an open chapter from today! Please bless us.” t is heard that the makers of Mahanati arranged the special show of Mahanati for Savitri’s daughter Vijaya Chamundeswari at Alankar theater of Vijayawada. At the special show the family members of Savitri watched the film and appreciated the performance of Keerthy Suresh who essayed the role of Savitri. After watching the story of her mother come alive on the screen Vijaya Chamundeswari became emotional and

#MAHESH26: Mythri Movie Makers with Mahesh Babu and Sukumar


uperstar Mahesh Babu has joined hands with creative and talented film maker Sukumar for his next project #Mahesh 26 and the big budget entertainer will be bankrolled by Mythri Movie Makers. It will go on the floors in 2019. The production house has confirmed this news via twitter. The makers tweeted, “Superstar Mahesh Babu + Mythri Movie Makers + Sukumar #Mahesh26 - 2019 Worldwide.” Very soon Mahesh will

join the sets of his next upcoming project which will be helmed by Vamsi Paidipally. Currently the actor is enjoying the success of his recent offering Bharat Ane Nenu, which was released on 20th April and has collected Rs 100 Cr at the Worldwide box office in 2 days. The film directed by Srimanthudu fame Koratala Siva, has Kiara Advani in female lead. On the otherside, Sukumar’s Rangathalam starring Ram Charan and Samantha Akkineni, has also turned out blockbuster at the box office.




Teja’s film

aahubali star Rana Daggubati has worked with Teja for Political drama Nene Raju Nene Mantri in which he shared the screen space with gorgeous diva Kajal Aggarwal and the film was hit at the box office. Now once again the powerful combo of Rana and Teja are coming together to entertain the audiences. According to the latest update, Rana Daggubati has joined hands with Teja for an upcoming film, which is set against the backdrop of 1971 Indo-Pak war. The sources say that Rana is going

to essay the role of a brave Indian Air force pilot in this film. The upcoming entertainer is going to be made on whooping budget by a corporate hailing from Mumbai. Currently Teja is busy in his upcoming project –NTRthe biopic on legendary actor and late Chief minister of United Andhra Pradesh Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao. Balakrishna is going to reprise the role of his father. On the otherside, Rana will be next seen in 'Haathi Mere Saathi' and 'Hiranya Kashyap'.


fter Venky Kudumula and Venky Atluri, another new director who’ll be releasing his film very soon is Sunder Surya. His film Ammamma Gari Illu starring Naga Shaurya and Shamili, reminds us of Seetaramaiyya Gari Manavaralu or the more recent Satamanam Bhavati. Young actor Naga Shaurya who was last seen in decent hit movie Chalo, is currently busy in his next film ‘Ammamma Gari Illu’. Shamili (the famous child artiste and lead actress of Siddharath starrer Oye) is playing the female lead. Naga Shaurya while addressing at movie's teaser launch said everybody loves Ammamma. He requested the reviewers not to rate his movie Ammamma Gari Illu after watching it as it is based on Ammamma's character. He thanked director Sunder Surya for giving him a beautiful script. The movie is produced by Rajesh and it has the music by Kalyan Ramana. Recently during the media interaction, the director said, “The fine balance between the concept of joint family and a small family will be the USP of this family drama. A problem that takes place 20 years back gets solved by the hero. It is completely a hero centric flick.” Yesteryear actor Sumitra is playing the grandmother. It is heard that the choice was originally Rohini Hattangady. This film is also a comeback vehicle for Shamili.


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hibani Dandekar is known for being a multi-talented genius who exudes confidence. Shibani recently shared a click on social media wherein she is seen in two piece bikini. The actress captioned it, " Working hard! Do not disrupt my flow .. beach bum for life #thatbrowngirl #turkishdelight ." She has the ability to make any youth go weak on their knees. The TV Hottie Shibani Dandekar has been also acted in few Bollywood movies like Timepass, Roy, Sultan, Noor, Naam Shabana and she will be seen in upcoming Telugu movie Queen Once again- the remake of Bollywood movie Queen.


Pawan Fans are ‘YouTube Alexanders’


am Gopal Varma and controversies go hand in hand. Recently, he was embroiled in a controversy for instigating Telugu actress Sri Reddy to go ahead and abuse Jana Sena President and actor Power Star Pawan Kalyan. The latter is furious over their remarks and has been on a rampage on his Twitter account. RGV has landed himself in trouble by poking his nose in Sri Reddy's fight against casting couch. His upcoming movie Officer starring Akkineni Nagarjuna is gearing up for grand release very soon. It is heard that Nagarjuna is very upset with Si Reddy and RGV’s controversy. Recently during the media interaction,

RGV opened up about Officer and Pawan’s issue. When he was asked , "Do you think Pawan’s fans will attempt to affect Officer’s collections? The film maker replied, "If they can’t increase Agnyaathavaasi collections, how will they affect other films’ collections." RGV further said, "Pawan Kalyan’s fans are what I call ‘YouTube Alexanders’ . Beyond giving abuses and physical threats on camera, they are nothing more than jokers…I am not talking about all of them… only those who behave like goons.” On the otherside, RGV is planning to start the shoot of Akkineni Akhil’s next film after the release of Officer.

Jr.NTR launches Kalyan Ram’s film


andamuri Kalyan Ram has been doing back to back movies and recently he signed another interesting project, which will be helmed by cinematographer K.V. Guhan. The film has been launched on 25th April in Hyderabad with a formal pooja


elli Choopulu and Arjun Reddy fame Vijay Deverakonda has never hesitated to speak out in the bolder way and is back in the news headline again. Vijay Deverakonda shared a poster from upcoming much awaited film Mahanati which has some trivial information about iconic actress and her love for racing cars. Vijay Deverakonda captioned the poster “What a cool chick. #Mahanati” which did not go well with few fans of the actor and Telugu cinema in general. The actor is being trolled by people online on his post and many even asked the actor to tender an apology. Netizens also used abusive word against Vijay in his own Arjun Reddy style. One Twitter user Spoorthi Raina wrote, “Spoorthi RAINA@spoorthiraina: “I WAS a big fan of u But now I hate u Vijay! U cannot call MAHANATI a CHICK(even

ceremony. Kalyanram’s brother Young Tiger Jr.NTR graced the event as Chief guest and Nandamuri Hari Krishna also attended the launch. Said to be an engaging action thriller, Kalyan Ram is paired with Nivetha Thomas in the untitled flick. Shalini Pandey, who shot to fame with her superb performance in the youth-centred entertainer, Arjun Reddy is also the part of the project. East Coast Productions is producing this upcoming film, which is expected to hit the screens during the last quarter of this year. Kalyan Ram was last seen in MLA aka Manchi Lakshanalunna Abbai. But the movie failed to rise to the expectations of audience and was a disaster. The actor is now busy in upcoming romantic entertainer Naa Nuvve in which Baahubali actress Tamannah Bhatia is playing the female lead.


uperstar Mahesh Babu and Kiara Adavni’s political thriller, ‘Bharat Ane Nenu’ was released on 20th April 2018 worldwide in a very grand manner. Helmed by Srimanthudu fame Siva Koratala, the film (set in an undivided Andhra Pradesh) explores the rise of a youngster in the political circle and features Mahesh Babu as the chief minister of the state. The film also features Kiara Advani, who made her Tollywood debut with this flick. When Shekhar Kapoor opined after chairing the National Film Awards jury that there is no such thing as regional cinema any longer, he hadn’t seen Mahesh Babu’s Bharat Ane Nenu’, a wish-fulfilment parable on a new political awakening, which has earned Rs

and the entire team of BAN are on ninth cloud. Koratala Siva who has delivered a series of hit movies like Mirchi in 2013, Srimanthudu in 2015, Janatha Garage in 2016 and now Bharat Ane Nenu, said, “We always knew BAN will strike a chord among the masses. Indian politics has hit an all-time low in many places. There is widespread disillusionment with the people we elect to represent us in the Parliament. Why is there no accountability in governance? This is what bothered me when I got down to writing Bharat Ane Nenu.” The director added, “Seeing the impact of the film’s political message, now we are planning to dub BAN in other Indian languages including Hindi. We are taking

100 Cr in just 2 days. Currently the director

the film to other parts of India apart from Telugu States.”

Bharat Ane Nenu TO BE DUBBED IN


though the word has no offence) SHAME! She is the greatest actress in cinema and you..who got famous only for 2 films cannot address her like that without any respect! *Sigh*” ahanati is helmed by Nag Ashiwn and produced by Swapna Dutt under the banner Vyjayanthi Movies. Keerthy Suresh is playing the titular role whereas Dulquer Salmaan will be seen essaying the role of Gemini Ganeshan, the wife of Savitri. Mahanati has a stellar star cast


which includes Samantha Akkineni, Vijay Deverakonda, Shalini Pandey, Rajendra Prasad, Krish, Prakash Raj, Mohan Babu, Naga Chaitanya and Bhanu Priya among many others in supporting role. The film is gearing up for grand release on 9th May 2018. It will also be released as Nadigaiyar Thilagam in Tamil.

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Sai Pallavi

Special birthday poster



idaa, MCA aka Middle Class Abbayi and Kanam fame Sai Pallavi is going to celebrate her birthday on 9th May. It is known news that currently Sai Pallavi is romancing with young actor Sharwanand of Shatamanam Bhavati and Mahanubhavudu fame in upcoming movie ‘Padi Padi Leche Manasu’, which is progressing at brisk pace in the direction of Hanu Raghavapudi. On

the occasion of Sai Pallavi’s birthday, the makers have released the special birthday poster and captioned it, “Wishing The Amazing @sai_pallavi92 A Very Happy Birthday And A Fabulous Year Ahead. From Team #PadiPadiLecheManasu. #HBDSaiPallavi.” adi Padi Leche Manasu is jointly bankrolled by Prasad Chukkapalli and


Sudhakar Cherukuri under the banner of Sri Lakshmi Venkateswara Cinemas whereas the film has the music by Vishal Chandrasekhar ai Pallavi was born as the eldest daughter of Senthamara Kannan and Radha, on 9th May 1992. She made her Malayalam debut with the blockbuster movie Premam. The actress was widely appreciated for her


performance. Later Sai Pallavi shared the screen space with Dulquer Salmaan in Kali and proved her versatility as an actress. Sai Pallavi entered in Tollywood to test her luck and delivered successful movie Fidaa and MCA. nterestingly, Sai Pallavi is a doctor by profession. She is also a brilliant dancer and has participated in some popular dance reality shows.






ana Sena President and actor Power Star Pawan Kalyan is continuing his Twitter rant on the people who have targeted him. Shattered with the acts of Nara Lokesh, Srini Raju (who is the biggest shareholder in leading Telugu news channel TV9), TV9 CEO Ravi Prakash and Ram Gopal Varma , Pawan Kalyan posted their pictures and has been sharing controversial posts and videos from their past. Pawan made an allegation that the news channels are trying to do the damage control by apologizing in Private. He tweeted that public abuse and private

apology doesn’t work with him. He reiterated his call to his fans and supporters to boycott these channels. However, sources in the channels’s management have refuted this allegation. They said, “These allegations are baseless. We have already initiated legal procedures. We cannot allow years of trust to be maligned for anyone’s political benefit and there is no question of apology.” On the otherside, Pawan has accused the hand of TDP leaders, including Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu in a smear campaign against him.

hile fans of various south stars are always competing against each other, the stars themselves share a great camaraderie off-screen. The example of off-screen friendship is this picture perfect moment of Mahesh Babu, Ram Charan and Jr NTR! The bonding between the three top stars- Mahesh Babu, Jr.NTR and Ram Charan has become the talk of town. The three met at a private party and their photograph is going viral on social media. Ram Charan’s wife Upasana shared the pic on her Twitter and captioned it, “#raw&real @urstrulyMahesh @tarak9999



ana Sena President and actor Power Star Pawan Kalyan-Sri Reddy controversy has reached a whole new level with the latter's name almost getting out the scene leaving it a tough battle between Pawan Kalyan, media and political entities. Entire Mega family Naga Babau, Chiranjeevi, Allu Aravind, Allu Sirish, Allu Arjun, Varun Tej, Ram Charan came forward in the support of Pawan Kalyan. To discuss the ongoing happenings in Tollywood and Pawan Kalyan's war against the media, Chiranjeevi called for a meeting with star Telugu heroes in the Telugu film industry


which took place at Annapurna Studio. It is heard around 18 heroes attended the ‘secret’ meeting at Annapurna seven acres studios in the wake of the casting couch issue raised by Sri Reddy. Superstar Mahesh Babu, Natural Star Nani, Ram Charan, Allu Arvind Suresh Babu, Nagarjuna, Venkatesh, Naga Chaitanya, Manchu Laxmi, Sumanth, Naga Babu and others have attended the meeting. However, Nandamuri hero Balakrishna has skipped the meeting. They discussed current industry and media issues. The sources close to the heroes have revealed that no decision was taken. If the buzz is believed to be true, a difference of opinion

was found among the producers regarding the ban on three particular news channels. Mega Producer Allu Aravind and Suresh Babu have reportedly wanted to ban the three news channels, and they also wanted not to entertain them by giving ads, access to streaming their functions.

#ramcharan.” It is known news that Young Tiger Jr.NTR attended the pre release event of Superstar Mahesh Babu’s Bharat Ane Nenu. Both the top stars spoke positively about each other. Numbers of celebrities like Rajamouli, Sukumar, Tarak, Ram Charan and others have praised Bharat Ane Nenu. Mahesh Babu has also joined hands with Rangasthalam’s director Sukumar for his upcoming film #Mahesh26, which will be produced by Mythri Movie Makers. On the otherside, very soon Ram Charan and Jr.NTR will share the screen space in Baahubali film maker SS Rajamouli’s directorial venture.

Tollywood Magazine English May - 2018  

Tollywood Magazine English May - 2018

Tollywood Magazine English May - 2018  

Tollywood Magazine English May - 2018