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Richa Gangopadhyay

quits acting

Saaho First Look! Prabhas's mysterious look

Sai Pallavi

fires on Media

Beauty

Aditi Rao Hydari to romance Sudheer Babu

ANUPAMA PARAMESWARAN


vijay

devarakonda

to romance

PRIYANKA

JAWALKAR

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fter delivering successful bold drama ‘Arjun Reddy’ directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, Young actor Vijay Deverakonda is flooding with number of offers from top Film makers. He will be next seen in a supernatural comic thriller in the direction of Rahul Sankrityan. Priyanka Jawalkar, who hails from Anantapur and is a Maharashtrian, is all set to make her Telugu

debut with heartthrob Vijay Deverakonda. A computer science engineer, Priyanka also has a Diploma in fashion and clothing from NIFT, Hyderabad. Recently during the media interaction, she spoke about this project. She said, “I had to audition multiple times for almost three months before the makers finally decided to cast me. I am very happy as I got the opportunity to act in this film. I am excited about it 'cos becoming a Tollywood heroine is like a dream come true.” She added, “I never thought I’d be an actor but now that I have taken this up, I am very committed. This is what I want to do.” The film revolves around a cab, cabbie and an experiment that goes wrong. Priyanka will be seen playing Anu, a bubbly girl- a doctor.


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Sye Raa

gets Rs. 30 Cr Digital Rights Offer

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egastar Chiranjeevi’s most prestigious project Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy based on freedom fighter Uyyalavada Narasimha Reddy is doing business with a bang before going to floors. According to the latest update, Amazon India has come forward with an irresistible deal for the digital rights of Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy. They want to exclusive rights of all the digital rights of Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy including its making videos, motion posters, teasers, trailers etc. Usually, the digital rights are sold only after the shoot begins but now the case is different here. The pre-production work of the

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film is going in full swing. The first schedule of Sye Raa will be started from 4th December. SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali 2 Digital Rights created a record, it was bought by Netflix for 25 Crs and now it is the turn of Sye Raa! The online video streaming giant Amazon has reportedly quoted 30 Cr for the digital rights of Sye Raa, This tells the craze for the movie. The film is going to be helmed by Dhruva fame Surender Reddy and produced by Ram Charan under the banner of Konidela Production Company. The film has rich star cast that includes Nayantara, Pragya Jaiswal, Amitabh Bachchan, Jagapathi Babu, Sudeep, Vijay Sethupathi and others.


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icha Gangopadhyay, the US based actress who made her debut with Rana Daggubati’s ‘Leader’ in 2010, seems to have quit acting. She has been the part of several Telugu movies like Nagavalli, Mirapakaay, Sarocharu and Mirchi. Her last film was Akkineni Nagarjuna’s ‘Bhai’ that released in 2013. After that, Richa wasn’t seen in any other film. Richa has no plans of appearing in films anymore and moreover. rRicha has done the critically acclaimed Dhanush starrer Mayakkam Enna and Osthe with Silambarasan, was more successful in Tamil . She has also done a Bengali film ‘Bikram Singha’. For her, acting

was never about the money or fame. Instead, she treated her time in India like a sabbatical, a time to take risks and grow. Recently , Richa Gangopadhyay was bombarded with questions regarding her comeback and upcoming films. The actress tweeted, “For those still asking “when is my next movie” after almost 5 years of my exit from films...Google is your friend ;). short answer: I am in a new phase of life, no acting ambitions in it :)” Anyway, as Richa Gangopadhyay confirmed about her exit, it's a sadness for her fans and movie lovers but hope people will not question her about future projects anymore.

RICHA GANGOPADHYAY QUITS ACTING

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ALLARI NARESH

SIGNS TWOCFILMS omedy King Allari Naresh’s last couple of films were bombed at the box office. He pinned lot of hopes on Meda Meeda Abbayi but unfortunately, it was also turned out disaster. Losing no hope, he has decided to work even harder and has now signed two upcoming projects, which will go on the floor very soon. He has been approached to play the lead role in the upcoming untitled film, which will be helmed by Bheemaneni Sreenivas Rao who delivered his career’s best hit Sudigadu. Currently he is working on the script. The sources say that recently Bheemaneni Sreenivas Rao met Allari Naresh and discussed about the project. Naresh who is impressed with the storyline asked him for the final

draft. E Sathi Babu is also going to team up with Allari Naresh for his next directorial venture. Already E Sathi Babu and Naresh have worked together for four moviesNenu, Betting Bangarraju, Yamudiki Mogudu and Jump Jilani. Now they are planning to recreate the magic on the silver screen again. Sudheer Babu of Rama Films has taken the responsibility to bankroll this upcoming project. The female lead and other details of the film will be out very soon.

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SAAHO FIRST LOOK:

PRABHAS'S

MYSTERIOUS

LOOK

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veryone is curious that how does Prabhas look in ‘Sahoo’ movie after being as King in SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali. Finally the makers of upcoming action entertainer Sahoo have released the first look poster recently on the occasion of Rebel star Prabhas’s birthday. Prabhas’s much loved royal avatar has been replaced by super stylish, suave look. What a treat for his fans and movie lovers. The first look poster is filled with colourful backdrop of foreign locations with fog all around. Prabhas kept his face hidden. It’s secretive yet stylish. The mystery element around it is making us more curious. Saaho is directed by Sujeeth of Run Raja Run fame. Shraddha Kapoor is playing the female lead role. Bollywood actor and television host Mandira Bedi will have a pivotal role in the film. Recently, Jackie Shroff and Chunky Pandey were finalised for the supporting cast. The major highlight of Saaho is his solid cast which includes Neil Nitin Mukesh, Arun Vijay and Tinu Anand. The film has music by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and Sabu Cyril is in charge of the production design. Saaho will mark Prabhas's return to films after the Baahubali series. Prabhas dedicated his last six years to SS Rajamouli's historic and war drama, Baahubali: The Beginning and Baahubali 2: The Conclusion.

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GST intelligence team

raids actor Vishal's office T he Vadapalani office of Kollywood actor Vishal, who is the president of Tamil Film Producers' Council (TFPC), has reportedly been raided by the Income Tax sleuths recently on 23rd October, afternoon. The raid started after 2 pm at the premises of the Vadapalani office of the production house. The raid happened a day after a vicious spat between Vishal and BJP leader H Raja over actor Vijay's 'Mersal.' Vishal had accused H.Raja of 'promoting piracy' and also demanded an apology from him. However, Raja clarified that he had only watched clips of the movie on his mobile phone and said he

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did not have the patience to sit through a twoand-a-half hour film. Led by four senior officials from the Goods and Services Tax intelligence wing the raid started in the afternoon. The raid by the GSTI according to reports is to find out if there was any evasion of GST amount paid by the production house. Vishal Film Factory, set up in 2013, has produced six movies including Kathakali, Naan Sigappu Manithan and Aambala. In all the movies, Vishal himself played the lead role. The GST Intelligence Agency has not revealed any reason behind sudden raid on actor’s office.


ANUSHKA'S GIFT TO

PRABHAS

ON HIS BIRTHYDAY

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oung Rebel star Prabhas, who is popularly called Darling by his fans celebrated his birthday on 23rd October. According to the latest buzz, the Devasena

of Baahubali, has gifted Prabhas a designer watch. Anushka and Prabhas have worked together for Billa, Mirchi and Baahubali 1 and Baahubali 2. They are one of the most loved on-screen couples of Tollywood. Many fans and movie lovers wants to see them together in

real life. Recently, there were rumors that they are dating and would get engaged soon. But Prabhas has refuted the rumour. Currently they are busy in their respective projects. Anushka is currently busy in her upcoming film Bhagmati in the direction of G. Ashok and Prabhas will be next seen in Sujeeth’s Saaho in which Shraddha Kapoor is playing the female lead. Today the makers of Saaho has released the first look poster which is going viral on the Internet.

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SAMANTHA kisses Naga Chaitanya

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he much-awaited celebrity wedding of the year between Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Akkineni Naga Chaitanya took place in two parts in the first week of October. Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Naga Chaitanya tied knot on 6th October as per Hindu rituals in Goa and their Christian wedding took place on 7th October evening. Akkineni Nagarjuna and Samantha Akkineni posted pictures from the wedding on Social media. Their wedding took place in front of close family members and friends in Goa. A wedding reception was held in Hyderabad recently. The photographs of wedding receptions

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are going viral on the social media. Akkineni and Samantha’s fans are going gaga over it. In one of the pic, Samantha Akkineni is seen kissing on the cheeks of her hubby Naga Chaitanya in family party. Samantha and Naga Chaitanya met on the sets of 2010 film Ye Maaya Chesave and instantly hit it off and ever since then they have been giving their fans serious relationshipgoals. The newly wed couple will be reportedly celebrating the Christmas and New Year’s Eve in New York, where they have made memories while shooting for Ye Maaya Chesave.


NAGARJUNA'S S

ACTRESS

ENJOYS HOT MASSAGE

henaz Treasury is a popular name in the world of television and films. The pretty actress started her career with MTV as a VJ, and went on to do films in Telugu and Hindi. She started her filmy career with Telugu movie ‘Edhruleni Manishi’ in 2001 in which Nagarjuna and Soundarya played the lead role. Later she moved to Bollywood to test her luck. The sexy Siren is popular in Bollywood for ‘Ishq Vishq’ starring Shahid Kapoor and Amrita Rao, and ‘Delhi Belly’ starring Imran Khan Earlier VJ-turned-actress Shenaz Treasurywala has turned into Travel and lifestyle influencer for a Vlog. Recently she shared a video on her social media page which is going viral. In this video, she is seen undergoing therapeutic massage at a Spa in Mumbai and narrating her experience. She looks super hot. Anyone can understand why the video has gone viral on social media, after watching it.

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ACTRESS DROPPED S

Allu Arjun's

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tylish Star Allu Arjun is currently busy in the shoot of his upcoming film 'Naa Peru Surya Naa Illu India’, which is being helmed by famous writer Vakkantham Vamsi. Bunny is popular for changing his look and style. Now a pic of Sarrainodu star is going viral on the social media in which Allu Arjun looks lean and his new hair style is grabbing the attention of many. Allu Arjun, is known as the perfect family man among his fans. He looks like a military person in this pic. Bunny fans are circulating this family picture all over the internet in which DJ aka Duvvada Jagannadam star is seen with his wife Sneha Reddy, kids Allu Arah & Allu Ayaan and his parents. It is known news that Bunny is playing military officer in Naa Peru Surya. Action king Arjun Sarja and Sarath Kumar are playing important role whereas Anu Emmanuel is the female lead in the movie .Touted to be an action entertainer the film is produced by Lagadapati Sridhar. The film's music is by Vishal Shekhar. It is heard that the makers are planning to release the movie on 27th April 2018.


BAAHUBALI

touch to

TEJA’S NTR BIOPIC I

t is known news that Teja who is basking in the glory of his recently released directorial venture Nene Raju Nene Mantri starring Rana Daggubati and Kajal Aggarwal, is going to helm Sr. NTR (Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao) biopic in which Nandamuri Balakrishna will play the lead role. Now according to the latest update MM Keeravani who scored the music for SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali, has been approached

Balakrishna, Sai Korrapati and Vishnu Induri, the rest of the cast and crew of this film are yet to be announced. The makers of the NTR biopic are leaving no stone unturned to ensure that they have the best, leading technicians in film industry, onboard. It is heard that some interesting facts about the late Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Sr. NTR that are unknown to the general public will be included in the

to score the music for NTR’s biopic. He is already scoring the music for Naga Chaitanya’s Savyasachi, and now he has agreed to do this film as well. An official confirmation on the Baahubali music director joining the team, is yet to be made. Jointly produced by

script. The pre-production of this film is going on the full swing. On the otherside, currently Balayya is busy in #NBK102 in the direction of KS Ravi Kumar, which is being produced by CK Entertainments and scheduled to hit the theaters on the occasion of Sankranthi 2018.

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NAVEEN CHANDRA TO ROMANCE SHALINI VADNIKATTI

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oung actor Naveen Chandra made his debut in 2012 Telugu romantic comedy Andala Rakshasi and won critical acclaim for his performance, before playing leading roles in Tamil films. Naveen has been the part of several Telugu loves like Lacchimdeviki O Lekkundi, Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu and Nenu Local. Now he will be seen playing lover boy Karthik in his upcoming film, helmed by Anil Viswanath, a debutant. Anil Viswanath has earlier worked as an assistant for Kshanam. During the media interaction, Naveen opened up about this upcoming film and said, “It's a romanticthriller, revolves around an intense love story between two young working professionals.

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The film spans a time period of 6-years divided into two years apiece. The ups and downs they go through in their relationship forms the crux of the film.” Shalini Vadnikatti is on the board to play the female lead role. This is her Telugu debut in Tollywood. Earlier Shalini has worked in Kannada and Tamil film Industries. The makers have completed the shoot of half of the film and planning to head Georgia for 11 day schedule. The cinematographer Vamsi Patchipulusu and editor Garry from the Kshanam team have been roped in for this film. Sai Abhishek is donning the producer’s hat for the first time with this upcoming venture.


Samantha TRANSFORMS HER VAN INTO A COOKING SPOT

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amantha Ruth Prabhu aka Samantha Akkineni prefers food made in her own caravan. While most of actors and actresses in Film Industry uses their caravans or Vanity vans to take rest but Akkineni Nagarjuna’s daughter in law Samantha is little different. It is heard that the backside of her vehicle has been transformed into a cooking spot where her assistant make food for her. The sources close to Samantha say that the staff goes to Sam’s film set with fresh vegetables and other ingredients and prepares the steamed rice and her favourite curries on an electric stove set up on the back side of her Vehicle.

The actress has been doing this since the past few years and she is one who always prefer to eat the food prepared on the shoot location. It is also heard that the new bride is planning to take a short break from her busy shoot schedule as she has decided to learn cooking for her hubby Naga Chaitanya. On the work side, she is currently busy in the shoot of Nag Ashwin’s Mahanati, a biopic on Legendary actress Savitri. This pic of Sam’s mini kitchen is clicked on the sets of Mahanati. She will also be seen romancing with Ram Charan in Rangasthalam 1985, directed by Sukumar and produced by Mythri Movie Makers.

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MAHESH

AT SISTER MANJULA DAUGHTER'S

HALF SAREE FUNCTION

S

uperstar Mahesh Babu is one of the person who always wants to spend the time with his family. Despite being a superstar, the actor and his family maintain a low-profile. Earlier Mahesh said, “From my childhood, I am like this. I never go parties and attend the functions. Even after marriage, our home is important for us. We don’t give importance to Page 3 or to appear at all the events. Our focus is on our kids and our home. From the beginning we were like this, even when our father was a big star we would hardly go out, most of the time we stayed at home and spent time with the family.” Recently the actor attended a family function. Now the pics of Mahesh’s sister Manjula’s daughter’s Half Saree

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Function are going viral on the social media and grabbing the attention of many. Coming on the photograph, Mahesh Babu is seen with wife Namrata and son Gautham Krishna posing with his niece, his brother-in-law Sanjay Swaroop and sister Manjula Ghattamaneni. Superstar Krishna also attended the event. On the work side, currently Mahesh is busy in the shoot of his upcoming Political drama ‘Bharat Ane Nenu’ in the direction of Srimanthudu fame Koratala Siva and romancing with Bollywood beauty Kiara Advani. Manjula Swaroop is busy in her upcoming directorial venture starring Sundeep Kishan, Amyra Dastur and Tridha Choudary, which is being produced by P. Kiran and Sanjay Swaroop.


CRITICISM ON

HARI TEJA'S ANCHORING

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n actress and television serial artist Hari Teja, who got fame with reality show Telugu Bigg Boss, hosted by Young Tiger Jr.NTR, is now getting several opportunities from film industry, serials and reality shows. Hari Teja is one among them who won the hearts of Telugu audience though she couldn’t make it as a winner. The actress has also acted in A..Aa, Attarintiki Daredhi movies and she was last seen in Mass Maharaja Ravi Teja and Mehreen Kaur Pirzada starrer Raja The Great. Recently Hari Teja hosted an event

Tirupati Deepavali Utsavam 2017 along with Shiva Reddy. But there is criticism on Hari Teja anchoring by the Audience. some people have criticized the program whereas few say that Hari Teja and Shiva Reddy Behavior are very Bad. Hari Teja can't handle the event if there are many politicians. Everyone criticized Hari Teja about her anchoring and says she doesn’t know how to deal the situations with intelligence. In few days she is to start a reality show as a host. We have to wait and see how it goes.

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RANA’S BROTHER ABHIRAM

READY TO TOLLYWOOD DEBUT

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f ongoing buzz in media and film Industry is to be believed, another hero from Daggubati family is going to test his luck in Telugu Film Industry. Yes, we are taking about Abhiram Daggubati, the younger brother of Baahubali star Rana Daggubati. According to the latest buzz, Abhiram is going to make his Telugu debut next year. Suresh productions are the leading production house in Tollywood that delivered a lot of hit movies and this film family plays a crucial part in the industry too. Daggubati family has one two heroes present in the film industry till date. Though Venkatesh’s brother belongs

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to film industry, he only manages the productions works of their own production. After Venkatesh and Rana Daggubati, now it’s time for Abhiram to prove himself as an actor. Abhiram’s debut film will be helmed by Bhanu Shankar and is touted to be a romantic entertainer. The sources say that the upcoming film might be produced by a new production house. The official confirmation is awaited. Like how Akkineni ( Naga Chaitanya and Akhil) and Allu Brothers ( Allu Arjun and Allu Sirish) impressed the audience at the box office, it's time for the Daggubati brothers Rana and Abhiram to repeat the same. Who will play the female lead in Abhiram’s film is not yet decided.


MEHREEN PIRZADA

to romance Venkatesh

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unjabi Kudi Mehreen Kaur Pirzada made her Telugu debut with the film Krishna Gadi Veera Prema Gadha, in which she played the character of Mahalakshmi, which was hit at the box office . Later the actress shared the screen space with young actor Sharwanand in Mahanubhavudu and Mass Maharaja Ravi Teja in Raja The great. All the three films have become good hits resulting her to turn the golden girl of the Telugu Film industry. Phillauri actress is currently the most wanted beauty in Tollywood. Film makers are considering hers as a golden leg, and she is

being flooded with offers now. Director Teja is filming a new movie based on action drama, in which Victory Venkatesh will play the lead role. The sources say that director Teja approached Kajal Aggarwal for the female lead role, due to the clash of dates Kajal had to step out of Teja’s offer. Now Teja is planning to bring Mehreen Kaur Pirzada on the board to play the female lead role. Mehreen look-alike familiar feature of Kajal Agrawal. An official announcement will be made in few weeks. If the actress agrees then It could be a big step for Mehreen in her film career to act beside a senior hero.


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ai Pallavi, who has been a sensation in Kerala since the release of Alphonse Putharen’s Premam in 2015, admits she is still amused by all the attention. She says, “I love it that people loved my acting, but I don’t really know what I did.” She was next seen in Telugu film Fidaa, directed by Sekhar Kammula in which she played Bhanumati and shared the screen space with Varun Tej. She is also making her Tamil debut with Sameer Thahir’s Kali (Kanam

in Telugu), in which she will play Anjali, a perfect antidote to her husband Siddharth’s (Dulquer Salmaan) mercurial temperament. Currently she is also romancing with Natural Star Nani in upcoming Dil Raju production venture ‘MCA (Middle Class Abbayi) in the direction of Venu Sree Raam. Recently, the actress had a chitchat with media in a film promotion. In this scenario, a media person referred her as Malayali. With that Sai Pallavi got angry and gave the clarification that she is not a Malayali but a pure Tamilian. Sai Pallavi has reportedly made it clear that she was born and brought up in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. She requested media to address her as a Tamil and not a Malayali girl. Everyone is thinking that she is a Malayali because of ‘Premam’ movie but she is a pakka Tamil girl. Malar has become so popular that it probably made everyone think Sai Pallavi is a Malayali. She requested the media to not to refer her as Malayalam girl.

SAI PALLAVI

fires on media


Vivaha Bhojanambu song

remix in

Mahanati

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he makers of 'Mahanati', the biopic on legendary actress Savitri, are going to bring back the golden days of black and white cinema era. The upcoming biopic is creating an intriguing buzz as its shoot is progressing with curious elements. It’s already known that Keerthy Suresh is essaying the title role, Savitri, while Dulquer Salmaan is donning the character of Gemini Ganesan. Samantha Ruth Prabhu aka Samantha Akkineni, Vijay Devarakonda and Shalini Pandey will be seen playing important roles. On the other side, Mohan Babu will be seen as great SV Ranga

Rao aka SVR in Nag Ashwin’s directorial venture. The makers have also roped director Krish and Tharun Bhascker to play cameos. Krish will be seen playing legendary KV Reddy, the director of ‘Maya bazaar’ and Tharun Bhascker as Singeetham Srinivas Rao, who had worked as an assistant director for the same film. According to the latest update, Maya Bazar’s Vivaha Bhojanambu song is going to be remixed in this upcoming film. This times the makers have decided to use the latest technology to remix the song. The sources say that Mohan Babu will be one of the major highlights of this song.

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DISHA PATANI REPLACES SHRUTI HAASAN

IN SANGAMITHRA D

isha Patani who made her Telugu debut with Varun Tej starrer Loafer in the direction of Puri Jagannadh, has been roped in big budget film Sangamithra. Sundar C's ambitious project Sangamithra created quite a stir on social media after it was launched at Cannes 2017 earlier this year. To be made on an epic scale, Shruti Haasan was supposed to play the titular role in the film. Director Sundar C's wife, Khushbu has also confirmed the news via her tweet, "We introduce @DishPatani as our beautiful princess #Sangamithra. Shoot to start soon." [sic.] Patani replied, “Really very excited for #Sangamithra Can't wait to start shooting for this wonderful film." Sangamithra, is said to be larger than SS Rajamouli's Baahubali franchise. The story is set in the 8th century AD, and it will follow Sangamithra’s struggles and her inspiring journey to save her kingdom. Jayam Ravi and Arya will be seen playing the leading men in the film, which will be made on a budget of Rs 250 Cr. Oscarwinning music composer AR Rahman and National Award-winning production designer Sabu Cyril are on board for the magnum opus. The upcoming historic drama will mark Disha Patani's debut in Tamil.

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ADITI RAO HYDARI

TO ROMANCE

SUDHEER BABU REMAKE ON CARDS A

diti Rao Hydari who was last seen in Mani Ratnam’s romantic Telugu entertainer Cheliyaa in which she shared the screen space with Karthi and received lot of applause for her performance, has been approached to play the love interest of Sudheer Babu, son-in-law of the superstar of yesteryears, Krishna, and brother-in-law of Superstar Mahesh Babu in the upcoming untitled film, helmed by Mohan Krishna Indraganti who scored a hit with the film Ami Thumi. Sudheer Babu is best known for Telugu films Prema Katha Chithram, Bhale Manchi Roju and Samanthakamani. The sources say that recently the director

narrated the script to Aditi and she has given her green signal. The complete details about this upcoming project will be out very soon. Currently Sudheer Babu is also busy in the two projects and he also wants to start the biopic of Pullela Gopichand. On the other side, Aditi Rao will be next seen in political thriller film Aur Devdas, directed by Sudhir Mishra. She is also busy in upcoming big budget periodic drama Padmavati starring Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor, Ranveer Singh and Jim Sarbh in the direction of Sanjay Leela Bhansali, which is scheduled to hit the theaters on 1st December 2017.

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RAM CHARAN REVEALS RANGASTHALAM 1985 SET WORK

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ega actor Ram Charan is clearly having all the fun shooting for his upcoming village drama 'Rangasthalam 1985' which is progressing at brisk pace in the direction of maverick director Sukumar. The film depicts Dhruva star in a rugged avatar with over grown beard, draped in Lungis. Ram Charan will be seen romancing with Samantha Ruth Prabhu aka Samantha Akkineni for the first time in his career. Unlike before, Ram Charan is letting out all the insider details of the shooting on a day-today basis via his social media handles, much to the fans delight. Recently he posted one of the pictures on social media page from the set and

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wrote, “#Rangasthalam #Retro Taking you back to the 80’s. The village sets bringing back the memories of my childhood.” Art Work department is doing excellent work to create authentic 1980s atmosphere. The Gold Spot cool drinks bottles, soda bottles and Megastar Chiranjeevi’s movie poster everything are clearly visible in the pic. Now excited mega fans are movie lovers are eagerly waiting for the first look poster. Apart from the lead pair, the film has other stars like Anasuya Bhardwaj, Jagapathi Babu, Rambha, Gouthami, Aadhi Pinisetty. Pooja Hegde will be seen shaking legs in special song in the film, which is being bankrolled by Mythri Movie Makers and it has the music by Devi Sri Prasad.


Krish and Tharun Bhascker

IN SAVITRI BIOPIC

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ahanati, the prestigious biopic on legendary actress Savitri is progressing at brisk pace in the direction of Nag Ashwin of Yevade Subramanyam fame and it is being bankrolled by Swapna cinemas. It is known news that Keerthy Suresh is playing the role of Savitri. The film has rich star cast which includes Samantha Ruth Prabhu aka Samantha Akkineni, Dulquer Salman, Vijay Deverakonda, Shalini Pandey, Prakash Raj and others. Savitiri is a legendary South actress who made her acting debut with the Tamil-Telugu drama Samarasam in 1950 and later she acted in several hit movies like Penin Perumai, Bhale Ramudu, Pasa Malar, Maya Bazar and others. Now according to the latest update, Nag Ashwin and art director Shivam in consultation with senior art director Thota Tharani erected a massive Maya Bazar set in

Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad exactly replicating the carvings, curtains and every property. Nag Ashwin has approached his contemporaries, Gauthamiputra Satakarani fame director Krish and Pellichoopulu director Tharun Bhascker, to essay the roles of two yesteryear directorial heavyweights in his upcoming film. National award winning director Krish will be seen playing as the critically acclaimed star director of the old times, Kadiri Venkata Reddy (KV Reddy), Pellichoopulu fame Tharun Bhascker Dhaassyam is essaying assistant director Singeetam Srinivas Rao whereas Nata Prapoorna Mohan Babu as Ghatotkacha SV Ranga Rao (SVR) in this upcoming saga. Singeetam had worked as KV Reddy’s assistant for the classic film Maya Bazar. Currently the makers are in the hunt of actor to essay the role of NTR.

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RAVI TEJA

TO REPLACE NAGARJUNA

FROM BANGARRAJU

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fter a long gap, Mass Maharaja Ravi Teja made his strong comeback with Raja The Great, directed by Anil Ravipudi. The film is doing superb collections at the box office and turning out Superhit. After a 2 years gap, Kick star’s stardom has not reduced little bit and the box office collections are the proof of it. Now

this flick. After the release of Soggade Chinni Nayana, Nag asked Kalyan Krishna to make a prequel of Soggade Chinni Nayana and he also announced the title Bangarraju. However, when Kalyan developed the script and approached Raja Gari Gadhi 2 star, he did not paid much attention to it. Now, as per the latest buzz,

according to the latest buzz in the film industry, Ravi Teja is going to team up with Kalyan Krishna who gave a blockbuster to Akkineni Nagarjuna with Soggade Chinni Nayana. The family entertainer movie SCN is all about the story of father and son. Nag played dual role in

Kalyan Krishna made few changes to the script and narrated it to Bengal Tiger star Ravi Teja and he has given nod. If everything will go accordingly and If the director keeps the title as Bangarraju, then Ravi Teja would be replacing the role of Nagarjuna.

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JACKKY BHAGNANI IN HINDI REMAKE OF PELLI CHOOPULU

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ollywood actor Jackky Bhagnani, the son of Indian producer Vashu Bhagnani, has been roped in Hindi remake of Telugu film Pelli Choopulu, which walked away with two National Film Awards for Best Telugu Film and Best Screenplay-Dialogue. The six pack hero Jackky Bhagnani is going to essay the role of Vijay Devarakonda and TV actress Kritika Kamra who is popular for Kitani Mohabbat Hai, Kuch Toh Log Kahenge and Chandrakanta, will be seen playing the role essayed by Ritu Varma in the Telugu movie. The makers have made few changes in the script according to the taste of Hindi audiences. The yet untitled

romantic comedy drama will be directed by Nitin Kakkar who has previously helmed the critically acclaimed comedy film, Filmistaan. He returns to direction after a gap of three years. The Hindi remake will be produced by Madhu Mantena under the banner of Phantom Films. Recently during the media interaction, Kakkar said, “I've made some changes in the original script so that the Hindi film audience can connect with it.� The film will be shot in Gujarat. Jackky Bhagnani has been shooting in Ahmedabad for the project. Interestingly, he has played a Gujarati before in Ashish Mohan's 'Welcome 2 Karachi'.

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NARA ROHIT OR SUMANTH?

WHO WILL ACT IN VENKATESH'S FILM

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irector Teja is going to helm a megaphone for Victory Venkatesh and the sources say that Teja is also in the hunt of another actor. The name of Sumanth and Nara Rohit are being considered. The multistarrer will be on the lines of Megastar Chiranjeevi’s Master, and Venky will be seen playing professor. Both young stars Nara Rohit and Sumanth are in the contention for the role of second hero.

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Currently both are busy in their upcoming projects so final choice will be made on their availability and Teja will also check their onscreen compatibility with Babu Bangaram and Guru star. The film is expected to go on the floors in November. On the other-side, Teja is also set to direct the biopic of late and legendary actor Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao (Sr.NTR) in which Balakrishna will play the lead role.


SAI DHARAM TEJ PLAYS RSS MEMBER IN JAWAAN

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ega actor Sai Dharam Tej who has delivered a series of hit movies like Pilla Nuvvu Leni Jeevitham, Subramanyam For Sale and Supreme is currently waiting for the release of his upcoming film Jawaan. His previous offering Nakshatram was flop at the box office and now the actor is pinning lot of hopes on Jawaan. If the recent reports are to be believed, the film will hit the theaters on 1st December, 2017. Mehreen Kaur Pirzada is playing the love interest of Sai Dharam Tej in Jawaan. Tamil actor Prasanna will be seen in a

crucial role. Many were expecting Jawaan to be a patriotic one and to be the story of a soldier due to its title. But sources say that Sai Dharam Tej does not play an armed forces soldier in the film at all. He will be seen playing the role of RSS member and a comrade of Hindutva. SDT’s character in the film will reportedly preach patriotism to friends and what he does to make India a better nation forms the story. Directed by BSV Ravi, produced under the banner of Arunachal Creations banner and the film has the music by SS Thaman. Dil Raju is presenting Jawaan.

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fter scoring double hattrick with Supreme, Shathamanam Bhavathi, Nenu Local, DJ aka Duvvada Jagannadham (According to makers), Fidaa and Raja The Great, noted producer Dil Raju is now planning for his next. If ongoing buzz in media and film Industry is to be believed, the much-awaited sequel to Nikhil Siddharth’s super hit supernatural thriller, Karthikeya, will be produced by Dil Raju. The producer who is popular for setting up interesting combinations locked Nikhil for the

first time in his career and the upcoming saga will be helmed by Chandoo Mondeti, who had also helmed the first part and the project may kick-start next year. The makers are planning to make the official announcement very soon. Currently Mondeti is busy in his next upcoming project Savyasachi in which Akkineni Naga Chaitanya is playing the lead role. Dil Raju is also set to bankroll Mahesh Babu’s next in the direction of Vamshi Paidipally.

Dil Raju to produce NIKHIL & CHANDOO MONDETI’S

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Siddu Jonnalagadda

TO ROMANCE TAMANNAH

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iddu Jonnalagadda of Guntur Talkies, LBW (Life Before Wedding) and Orange fame has been roped in to Telugu remake of Bollywood hit movie Queen in which Baahubali actress Tamannah Bhatia is playing the female lead and will be seen essaying the role of Kangana Ranaut, in the direction of National award winning director Neelakanta. Siddu Jonnalagadda will portray the role of the insecure, dominating fiancĂŠ played by Rajkumar Rao in the original. This news is confirmed by the director himself. Neelakanta said, "Yes, Siddu Jonnalagadda has been selected to play the role essayed by Rajkumar Rao. We believe he will be perfect fit. The upcoming remake will be produced by Manu Kumaran under the banner of Mediente Films. Queen is also being remade in Kannada and titled Butterfly, with

Parul Yadav in the lead and it has already gone on the floors. Manjima Mohan is the part of its Malayalam version which is titled Zam Zam whereas Kajal Aggarwal will be seen in Tamil version. The film’s Tamil and Kannada versions will be helmed by Ramesh Aravin. On the otherside, Tamannah Bhatia is currently awaits the release of Vikram starrer Sketch. Queen became a game changer for Rangoon actress Kangana Ranaut after it won multiple National Awards including the Best Actress.

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f ongoing buzz in media and film industry is to be believed, Superstar Mahesh Babu is going to team up with Sekhar Kammula for the upcoming project and it could be a sequel of Leader. Leader starring Baahubali star Rana Daggubati, Priya Anand, Richa Gangopadhyay and Suhasini Maniratnam, was released in 2010. This political drama was produced by M Saravanan, MS Guhan, Aruna Guhan and Aparna Guhan under the banner AVM Productions. Now Kummula is planning to make its sequel with Prince of Tollywood. Leader, which had Rana Daggubati in lead role, turned out to be a dud at the box office, but the TRPs of a private satellite channel

goes up whenever it is telecast on the small screen. The sources close to the director say that Fidaa director Sekhar Kammula is penning the script of Leader 2 and waiting of Mahesh’s nod. Meanwhile, Mahesh Babu who was last seen in AR Murugadoss’s spy thriller drama Spyder, is busy with Bharat Ane Nenu, being helmed by Koratala Siva of Srimanthudu and Janatha Garage fame. Bollywood actress Kiara Advani is playing the female lead and R Sarath Kumar in a pivotal role. Soon after wrapping up BAN, Mahesh Babu will join the set of Vamsi Paidipally directorial venture and SS Rajamouli directorial which will take off next year.

SEKHAR KAMMULA to team up with Mahesh

FOR LEADER 2?

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Samantha

wants to work with Mani Ratnam

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amantha Ruth Prabhu aka Samantha Akkineni is considered as one of the busiest actress of South Indian Film Industry. The gorgeous diva who was last seen in Telugu movie Raju Gari Gadhi 2 costarring Akkineni Nagarjuna and Seerat Kapoor, directed by Ohmkar, is on the ninth cloud and enjoying the success of her recently released Tamil movie ‘Mersal’ costarring Vijay, Kajal Aggarwal and Nithya Menen, helmed by Atlee. Currently the actress has two Telugu movies- Ram Charan & Sukumar’s Rangasthalam 1985 and Nag Ashiwn’s Mahanati in which Keerty Suresh is playing the role of Savitri. She has three movies in Tamil. Recently Naga Chaitanya’s wife Samantha spoke about her dream director.

She expressed her desire to work under the direction of Mani Ratnam. She has missed the golden opportunity once. Earlier Samantha was the original choice of Mani Ratnam for the female lead of Kadal but she had to opt out of the film due to health reasons. Later Radha's younger daughter Thulasi Nair was roped in as her replacement. Several rumors sparked off as the reasons as to why Samantha quit the film such as several other interesting offers, the date issues, skin issues for shooting in water and a tan due to the shoot and several other. Samantha concluded it by saying, “If i get the offer again, i will not miss the opportunity. My dream is to work with Mani Ratnam in future.”

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JAI LAVA KUSA 50 DAYS

RUN

AGREEMENT?

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oung Tiger Jr NTR, Raashi Khanna, Niveda Thomas, Raashi Khanna and Ronit Roy starrer Jai Lava Kusa, directed by KS Ravindra alias Bobby and produced by Nandamuri Kalyanram, which was released on 21st September, has completed the successful run of four weeks and earned worldwide share of Rs 70 Cr. Jr NTR features in a triple role in the movie, and the story revolves around three brothers. JLK has collected Rs 85+ Lakh gross in RTC X Roads. Now according to the latest update, action and romantic entertainer has been running successfully in Sandhya 35 mm, RTC X Roads. Earlier it was heard that film would be lifted from the theaters in its fifth week but now it has come out that Tarak’s fans are giving support and 50 days run agreement was recently done with the theater. Number of Telugu stars have Rs 1 Cr gross ventures at RTC Roads, Hyderabad but till date Tarak film did not achieve this feat. According to the latest buzz the agreement is done in such a way that Rs.5000 would be added for every show until its 50 days run to ensure Rs.1 Crore gross is reached by Jai Lava Kusa in the theater.

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f ongoing buzz in media and film Industry is to be believed, Tollywood hot chunk Gopichand is planning to team up with Krishna Vamsi for an upcoming big budget entertainer. Vamsi’s previous offering Nakshatram starring Sundeep Kishan, Regina Cassandra, Sai Dharam Tej, Pragya Jaiswal, was disaster at the box office and Gopichand’s previous movie Gautham Nanda was also bombed. But this time, Jill actor is confident in the director. The sources close to actor say that It would be an interesting combo

of sorts, if they find a suitable script, the film will automatically generate hype.” Director Krishna Vamsi, who has already delivered few hit movies like ‘Samudram’ and ‘Khadgam’, is planning to make his strong comeback in Telugu Film Industry with Gopichand’s action entertainer. It will be anger-driven drama. Earlier Gopichand and Krishna Vamsi have already worked for Mogudu which was flop at the box office but this time they want to create the magic on Silver screen.

GOPICHAND TO TEAM UP WITH KRISHNA VAMSI

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SAMANTHA IS PLANNING to do this for Naga Chaitanya

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orgeous diva Samantha Ruth Prabhu aka Samantha Akkineni, the newly married actress whose wedding pictures were filled with nothing but loved and happiness, opened up about her personal life and career. She tied the knot with King Nagarjuna’s elder son Akkineni Naga Chaitanya on 6th and 7th October in Goa and this lavish fairy tale wedding was attended by entire Daggubati and Akkineni family. Now the actress has come back to her work and started the shoot of Mahanati, the biopic of legendary actress Savitri. Janatha Grage and A..Aa actress stated that she loves acting as much as she loves her family and can never

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choose one over the other. However, the new bride is now set to take a short break from her busy shoot schedule and has planned to indulge in a new hobby. Sam seems to have found what she is looking for and had decided to unwind by learning to cook. Earlier Samantha Ruth Prabhu said, “I am very lucky to have a boyfriend like Naga Chaitanya, who knows cooking and so doesn't need to learn it.” but now Samantha Akkineni has changed her opinion and decided to cook for her hubby Chaitu. On the work front, Samantha will be next seen in Ram Charan’s Rangasthalam 1985 in the direction Sukumar.


Taapsee Pannu turns up the

heat

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aapsee Pannu has delivered a series of hit movies like Pink, Naam Shabana, Anando Brahma, and currently enjoying the success of her recently released Bollywood movie Judwaa 2, directed by David Dhawan, a sequel to the superhit 1997 film Judwaa which starred Salman Khan, Karisma Kapoor and Rambha. Taapsee's sizzling avatar in Judwaa 2 has been noticed by her fans, especially her dance moves in the songs Chalti Hai Kya and Oonchi Hai Building, which were reprised from the original film Judwaa. It also features Varun Dhawan and Jacqueline Fernandez. In 2015, Taapsee surprised the audience and critics with her power packed performance in Neeraj Pandey’s Baby, alongside Akshay Kumar, where she essayed the role of an undercover agent. Now the Ghazi Attack actress is raising the temperature with this photoshoot. It is a delight when we see an actress of such calibre who stands out from the crowd with her choice of roles put on her glamour shoes and look this glamorous for photoshoots.


Tollywood Magazine English November- 2017  

Tollywood Magazine English November- 2017

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