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SEPTEMBER 2017 VOL 4 ISSUE 11

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Kajal

will be ‘Queen’ of south

Big B

as Uyyalawada’s guru in SyeRaa

Nag

takes things into hands for Akhil

Ileana D’Cruz in yellow bikini

RAASHI KHANNA


Kajal will be

'Queen'

of south

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orgeous diva, Kajal Aggarwal who received lot of applause for her wonderful performance in recently released Rana Dagggubati’s Nene Raju Nene Mantri and Thala Ajith starrer Vivegam/Vivekam, has confirmed that she will be doing the Tamil remake of Bollywood film ‘Queen’ which starrer Kangana Ranaut. Trade analyst Ramesh Bala tweeted and wrote, “@MsKajalAggarwal confirms doing #Queen Tamil remake.. The makers are planning to make changes and

She is planning to add her own touch..” Kajal has promised that though she is going to act in Bollywood remake but she will be making the movie keeping the Southern sensibilities in mind. Having been announced once with Baahubali star Tamannaah Bhatia and later shelved, the project is now being revived with Kajal Aggarwal. She will be seen essaying the role of a timid girl who sets out to explore the world and in turn, find herself. The film will be bankrolled by Manu Kumaran of production company Mediente. British beauty Amy Jackson has been roped in to play Lisa Haydon’s role. It’s Kannada version stars Parul Yadav, and it has been titled Butterfly. On the otherside, Kajal will also be seen in KalyanRam’s MLA and Nagarjuna, Samantha Ruth Prabhu & Seerat Kapoor’s Raju Gari Gadhi 2.


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Rangasthalam 1985 on APRIL 2018?

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t is known news that Creative and talented filmmaker Sukumar is helming ‘Rangasthalam 1985’ starring Ram Charan and Samantha Ruth Parbhu, which was initially planned to hit the theaters on the occasion of Dussehra, this year. By the end of first Schedule, the makers have come to the conclusion that it's not gonna work and announced the release for Sankranthi 2018. But now as Pawan Kalyan and Trivikram Srinivass’ #PSPK25 is arriving at the theaters on the occasion of Pongal, so makers of Rangasthalam 1985’ are not able to lock the arrival date of the film at the theaters. To avoid a clash, the makers have decided to

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take a long jump to summer. Speculations are rife that Rangasthalam 1985 may be released on 20 April 2018 as a summer gift. There are a variety of reasons for the film's delay. After resuming the shoot in June, the schedules weren’t held as per plan since Sukumar got busy with the promotions of Darsakudu. The reason for postponement is also said to be Megastar Chiranjeevi’s Sye RaaNarasimha Reddy, which is produced by Ram Charan. Currently Cherry is busy in the pre-production activities of the Sye Raa. On the other side, Mythri Movies Makers which is producing Rangasthalam 1985, has announced Savyasachi with Naga Chaitanya and Chandu Mondeti.


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here is a good news for Akkineni fans! According to the latest update, director Maruthi is planning to helm a megaphone in which Tollywood love birds Naga Chaitanya and Samantha Ruth Prabhu will play the lead role. After being seen as a reel life couple in Ye Maaya Chesave, Manam and Autonagar Surya, the real life couple- Naga Chaitanya and Samantha, has finally zeroed in on a project that they will work on together apparently shown interest in a new film. If everything will go accordingly, the upcoming venture will go on the

floor by the end of next year, post the couple’s wedding ceremony in October. On the otherside, currently Maruthi is busy in Sharwanand starrer Mahanubhavudu. The source says that Maruthi had a very interesting plot in hand. It piqued the couple’s interest and they were keen to explore it further. Currently Naga Chaitanya is also busy in ‘Yuddham Sharanam’ and Samantha is romancing with Ram Charan in Rangasthalam 1985 , in the direction of Sukumar. She is also waiting for the release of horror flick 'Raju Gari Gadhi 2' starring Nagarjuna and Seerat Kapoor.

CHAITANYA & SAMANTHA

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PAWAN’S FILM

OVERSEAS DEAL @ 20 CR

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aving known for delivering blockbusters such as Jalsa and Attarintiki Daaredhi, Trivikram Srinivas and Power star Pawan Kalyan are eyeing for a hat-trick with their upcoming yet-untitled project #PSPK25. The upcoming untitled romantic entertainer is doing stunning pre-release business in both Telugu stats. According to the latest update, the overseas rights of #PSPK has been sold out to a leading US distributor for whooping price of Rs 20 Cr. This is the highest ever deal for a non

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Baahubali only Telugu film. Mahesh Babu and AR Murugadoss’s SPYder was sold out for 23 Crores which includes both Telugu and Tamil versions. But Pawan’s film has done Rs 20 Cr business with the Telugu version alone. Anu Emanuel and Keerthi Suresh are playing the female lead in the film, produced by Haarika and Haasine creations. It is scheduled to hit the theaters on the occasion of Sankranthi 2018.


No Buyers for UNGARALA RAMBABU I

f the reports are to be believed, comedian turned actor Sunil’s latest film ‘Ungarala Rambabu’ has no buyers in the market and due to this the film makers are dodging on release date. With a series of flops and below average movies that have come from him in the recent past, the buyers are not showing interest to invest in Sunil’s film and they are away from buying the film. Ungarala Rambabu’s songs and trailer also did not earned positive talk. Ungarala Rambabu, directed by Kranthi Madhav and produced under United Kiriti Movies banner as Production No 8 whereas it has the music by Ghibran. Actress Miya George is playing female lead. Apart from lead pair the film has other stars like Prakash Raj, Ali, Vennela Kishore, Posani Krishna Murali, and others in supporting roles.

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ntr

to return as Host

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oung Tiger Jr.NTR will soon be back

with another season of popular reality show Bigg Boss. The new season will be following the format of the previous season, which means that both celebrities and people from everyday life will be invited to be a part of the show. According to the latest update, the makers of controversial reality show Bigg Boss, have approached Tarak once again for the season 2. First, it was Nagarjuna, who hosted Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu (MEK), taking the channel it aired in to new heights. Same is the case with Jr NTR now as he hosts Bigg Boss. NTR surprised the TV audience with his stupendous hosting skills and Bigg Boss received huge TRPs all over. Sources say that NTR is being paid nearly Rs 7 Cr for the reality show, which could be hiked further for the second season.

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f ongoing buzz in media and film industry is to be believed, Nandamuri Balakrihhna will team up with Puri Jagannadh once again for an upcoming film, which will go on the floor in 2018. A top producer, who previously made a film with Balayya, is going to bankroll this film too. The sources say that recently Puri narrated a script to Balayya and he agreed to shoot the film immediately after he completes the present film in the direction of KS Ravi Kumar. The upcoming film may have a political backdrop. Who will play the female lead is not yet decided.

PURI, BALAYYA TEAM

up again

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VENKATESH’S

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ictory Venkatesh who was last seen in Sudha

Kongara’s Guru, did not sign any project till date. The actor does not believe in hurrying up and currently he is spending quality time with family. According to the latest buzz, Venkatesh is showing interest to act in a mythological film as he has not explored the genre till now. The sources say that Rudhramadevi director Gunasekhar is coming up with a film Hiranyakashipa, and recently he narrated the script to Babu Bangaram. The actor apparently found the story interesting and has given his verbal consent. The official confirmation is awaited regarding it. Gunasekhar is popular for his visual grandeur and he has also directed a mythological film Bala Ramayanam in past. If everything will go accordingly, both Venky and Gunasekhar will team up for this mythological film which will have lot of computer graphics.

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next with

Gunasekhar?


WEDDING BELLS

FOR KSHANAM DIRECTOR

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shanam fame director Ravikanth Perepu was engaged to his girlfriend Veena Ghantasala on 12th August in Chennai. Veena is the daughter of noted dubbing artist Ratna Kumar and the granddaughter of legendary singer Ghantasala. The engagement ceremony was attended by families members of both the sides and friends. According to the latest update, the wedding will take place on 11th November in Chennai. Recently the director shared his love story, According to him, it was love at first sight. He said, “ We met on the sets of Kshanam when I was looking for a dubbing artist for Adah Sharma. When I saw Veena Ghantasala, I fell in her love. Soon we started to interact frequently and after couple of years, I proposed her but she did not agree immediately and took her time to say yes. Finally she accepted my love proposal and we both convinced our parents for the wedding. Veena has crooned several hit numbers and also dubs for actresses.

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ACTRESS DROPPED

from KALYAN RAM FILM 12 P TOLLYWOOD

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ecently it was reported that Model-cummedico, Aishwarya Lekshmi, a popular face

in TV commercials, has been roped in upcoming untitled film to romance with Nandamuri Kalyanram in the direction of Jayendra who had made '180' starring Sidharth, Nithya Menen and Priya in past. Now according to the latest buzz, Mallu beauty Aishwarya Lekshmi has been dropped from Kalyanram's film. The actress, who graced the film’s muhurat, was even trained for a few days on her Telugu diction, but the makers dropped her from this action entertainer as they were not pleased with her approach to acting and thus they deiced to replace her. Currently KalyanRam is busy in the shoot of ‘MLA’ (Manchi Lakshanalunna Abbayi) opposite Kajal Aggarwal under the direction of debutant Upendra Madha and also producing ‘Jai Lava Kusa’ starring Jr.NTR, Niveda Thomas and Raashi Khanna.


BELLAMKONDA & POOJA’S

NEW LOOK

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ormer beauty queen Pooja Hegde, who was last seen in Stylish Star Allu Arjun’s DJ aka Duvvada Jagannadham , has joined the set of Bellamkonda’s Sai Sreenivas’s upcoming untitled film which is progressing at the brisk pace in the direction of Sriwass. Touted to be action and romantic entertainer, it is being produced by Abhishek Nama. According to the latest update, the makers have wrapped up the Hyderabad schedule and the team is planning to head Pollachi to can the high octane action sequence. Here is the look

which gives us a glimpse of the Bellamkonda’s romance with the cute long-legged girl Pooja Hegde. Mukunda actress looks cute. With a new hairdo and a French beard, he is also looking dashing. Needless to say, it’s Pooja Hegde who would catch the attention of the onlookers more, in this pic. Right from Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Tamanna Bhatia, Rakul Preet Singh and now Sexy Siren Pooja Hegde, Bellamkonda always managed to get top heroines to act in his films. Bellamkonda was last seen in Boyapati Srinu’s 'Jaya Janaki Nayaka’ which is running successfully at the box office and doing decent collections.

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MAHESH FOR NTR’S BIGG BOSS

CLOSING CEREMONY

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he Controversial Bigg Boss season 1, hosted by Jr.NTR was aired on 16th July and 14 contestants entered the House initially and later 2 more contestants- Diksha Panth and Navdeep, joined them through Wild Card entry. The First season of Big Boss will end on 23rd September. And, as the clock strikes 9 on 23rd September, the final countdown will begin as one amongst the Top few contestants, will be announced as winner of Bigg Boss 1. As the Telugu State waits with bated breath for their favourite contestant to emerge victorious, the Grand Finale episode will feature a volley

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of electrifying performances that promise to set the stage on fire. Recently Baahubali Star Rana Daggubati visited Bigg Boss set and promoted ‘Nene Raju Nene Mantri. Later Taapsee promoted Anando Brahma and now according to the latest update, Superstar Mahesh Babu will also enter the Bigg Boss house to promote his spy thriller drama ‘Spyder’, directed by AR Murugadoss, which is scheduled to hit the theaters on 27th September. Mahesh might be the chief guest for the closing ceremony of Bigg Boss and most probably, he himself would announce the winner of Bigg Boss Season 1.


Prabhas TO DO A FILM FOR REBEL STAR P

rabhas who is basking in the glory of recently released SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali, is reportedly planning to do a film for his uncle and yesteryear Rebel star Krishnam Raju in 2018. Currently Mirchi star is busy in the shoot of upcoming film Sahoo in the direction of Sujeeth. It is expected that next he will allot the date for Krishnam Raju’s project. Prabhas has great respect for his uncle who was one of the most successful actor and film maker in Tollwood in his days. If everything will go accordingly, Rebel Star Krishnam Raju will team up his nephew Young Rebel Star Prabhas. On several occasions, Veteran actor Krishnam Raju himself has said that he would be make a movie starring Prabhas in the lead. The sources say that a top-line director and actress will be roped for this big budget action entertainer and the shoot is expected to commence from February.

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BIG B AS UYYALAWADA'S GURU IN

SYERAA

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t has been officially confirmed that Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has been roped to play the crucial role in Megastar Chiranjeevi’s 151st film SyeRaa, chronicling the journey of India’s first freedom fighter Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy, the warrior monk who revolted against the despotism of the British Raj'. According to the latest update, Big B will be seen playing the role of Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy’s guru who inspired him to fight against the armed British forces. The

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sources close to the team reveal that Amitabh’s character has more weight in compare of other stars and will have ample screen time in the second half of this historic saga. To be directed by Surender Reddy, the film will be bankrolled by Ram Charan on a whopping budget under the banner of Konidela Productions. Nayantara will play the female lead whereas Kannada superstar Kiccha Sudeep, Tamil actor Vijay Sethupathi and Jagapathi Babu will play the crucial roles.


RAGHAVA LAWRENCE

NEXT KANCHANA 3

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aghava Lawrence who made a trilogy of films “Muni”, “Muni 2: Kanchana” and “Muni 3: Kanchana 2”, is now set to launch his fourth in the same series. Earlier it was speculated that Lawrence would be collaborating with Vasu for either for Moondru Mugam or Mannan remake but later it was heard that Lawrence would work on the historic film, written by SS Rajamouli’s father Vijayendra Prasad. But now according to the latest update, he is going to make horror film again with Muni/Kanchana franchise. The film is expected to be named as Muni 4: Kanchana

3. Apart from acting, Lawrence will also direct and produce this horror flick under the banner of Raghavendra Productions banner. The yet to be launched film has stunned the trade circles by selling its satellite rights for an astronomical price. Sun TV has bought the satellite right of this upcoming film and it is said that they have acquired the Telugu rights also. The Hindi Satellite rights has been also sold already for a fancy price. Currently work on its script is going on and cast has also not been finalized. Traders are stunned at this development.

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NAG TAKES THINGS

INTO HANDS FOR

AKHIL

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kkineni Nagarjuna is the producer of Akhil’s second film ‘Hello’ which is progressing at brisk pace under the direction of Vikram Kumar of Manam and 24 fame. The actor has only one movie ‘Raju Gari Gadhi 2’ in his hand and has not committed to any other new projects and being a hands –on producer for Annapurna Studios. He has put aside all of his work and taking things into his own hands for his production venture Hello and is involving in every aspect of promotions. His interaction with media and fans through Facebook and

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twitter, made the Akhil’s film a trending topic and it has created positive vibes. During the pre release event of Naga Chaitanya’s Rarandoi Veduka Choodham , Nag promised to delivered two blockbuster movie with both Chaitu and Akhil. Rarandoi Veduka Choodham has been already released and turned out hit. Now it is the turn of Akhil’s Hello. Currently Nag is working on the promotional strategies for Hello to generate much hype. Kalyani Priyadarshan is playing love interest of Akhil in this action and romantic entertainer.


Ileana D’Cruz

IN YELLOW

BIKINI

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fter the success of recently released comedy flick 'Mubarakan', Goan beauty Ileana D'cruz is enjoying her life to the fullest and her Instagram feed is a proof of that. The Hot diva sure knows how to keep fans glued to her account precisely why she has about 6 million followers. She is one of the hottest faces in the industry. Recently Ileana shared a throwback picture of her basking in the Fiji sun sporting a neon yellow bikini and black skirt, she captioned the picture, "Need Vitamin Sea #tbt #beachbum #takemeback #fiji Photo by my @andrewkneebonephotography." The actress flaunts her trim waistline and toned curves. Posing against the deep blue sea, Ileana looks scintillating. The 30-year-old boasts of a sexy figure and she never fails to flaunt it.


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alented and creative film maker Trivikram Srinivas who is currently helming a megaphone #PSPK25 starring Power Star Pawan Kalyan, has started hunt for the actress to play the lead role in his next upcoming untitled film in which Young Tiger Jr.NTR will play the lead role. This is the first time when Tarak and Trivikram are teaming up for a project and the regular shoot of this romantic and family entertainer will be commenced from November this year. According to the latest buzz, Trivikram is planning to bring Anu Emmanuel on the board to romance with NTR. The sources close to the director say that Trivikram is very impressed with her performance so he wants to rope her in his next directorial venture, which will be produced by Haarika and Hassinee Creations. Anu Emmanuel is one among the female lead in Pawan’s film and recently she has also signed Stylish Star Allu Arjun’s Na Peru Surya. Earlier Trivikram has repeated Samantha Ruth Prabhu for Atharintiki Daaredi, S/O Sathyamurthy and A..Aa. It seems, now it is the turn of Anu Emmanuel. On the otherside, currently NTR is busy in reality show Telugu Bigg Boss and wrapping up the shoot of Bobby & Kalyanram’s Jai Lava Kusa.

ANU EMMANUEL

in NTR & Trivikram film?


Mahesh's Spyder in Arabic for Gulf S

pyder, the highly-anticipated spy thriller featuring Superstar Mahesh Babu and Rakul Preet, directed by AR Murugadoss is set to hit the theaters on 27th September. It is a bilingual Telugu-Tamil movie and will also be dubbed in Malayalam. It has also comeout that the makers are planning to release its Hindi version also. In a latest Press meet, A R Murugadoss revealed that Spyder will also be released in Gulf region. The big budget drama will be dubbed in Arabic and will have a huge release across the Gulf countries on 27th September. Currently the post production work is going on in full swing and Mahesh has started the dubbing for his character. Tagore Madhu and NV Prasad are the producers of this high budget action thriller and it has the music by Harris Jayaraj.

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NAGA CHAITANYA

WORKED FOR BAAHUBALI? I

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t is a known news that Akkineni Naga Chaitanya is currently busy in his ongoing project 'Yuddham Sharanam', directed by debutant Krishna Marimuthu, the film also stars Lavanya Tripathi, Srikanth, Revathy and Rao Ramesh. According to the latest update he will be seen as Drone operator who worked for the Baahubali in 'Yuddham Sharanam'. Baahubali’s film maker SS Rajamouli’s son SS Karthikeya gave an idea that it would be nice if Chitu was introduced as Baahubali drone operator. So It means, Naga Chaitnaya worked behind the camera for the historic and war drama Baahubali. Earlier Natural Star Nani made his screen presence as Assistant director in Viranchi Varma’s Majnu and was spotted riding Rana Daggubati’s chariot which was seen in Baahubali:The Beginning. Even Rajamouli and Karthikeya played cameo in this romantic entertainer. Now it is the turn of Naga Chaitanya. Tipped to be a romantic thriller, Yuddham Sharanam is being bankrolled by Sai Korrapati under the banner Varahi Chalana Chitram and it has the music by Vivek Sagar. According to the makers, Yuddham Sharanam is a full-length family entertainer with action episodes.


ANANDO BRAHMA

REMAKE ON CARDS T

he recently released comedy-horror, Anando Brahma, directed by Mahi V Raghav has been declared a hit by trade circles. The film starring Taapsee Paanu and comedians Vennela Kishore, Srinivas Reddy, Thagubothu Ramesh and Shakalaka Shankar, is running successfully at the box-offices in India as well as the US. Recently during the media interaction, Mahi V Raghva said, “The remake talk of Anando Brahma has been

initiated. We are very happy as the movie is doing well. Several producers from all the four south Indian Film Industry and Bollywood are approaching for the remake. The process will take a few more weeks.� Anando Brahma set in a haunted house, the film revolves around four characters with some flaws. Produced by Vijay Chilla and Shashi Devireddy under the banner of 70 mm Entertainments.

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Dil Raju to make Bollywood debut

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he golden handed producer and distributor eyeing on B-Town? Yes, we are talking about Dil Raju, who is basking in the glory of her recently released production venture ‘Fidaa’ starring Varun Tej and Sai Pallavi, directed by Sekhar Kammula. Fidaa was the dramatic picturization of a Telangana girl's love story. The collections are unbelievable and no one expected such a response to the film before the release. The sources say that Dil Raju is receiving numerous calls from Hindi producers for it’s remake.

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Premam beauty Sai Pallavi slang adds more attention to Fidaa and for success too. ‘Fidaa’ was made under a budget of 15 crores and has brought in two times the investment. So Dil Raju is planning to directly produce this film in Hindi .The reports are coming out that the movie will be remade as a love story of a Punjabi girl. B-town talk reveals that a heroine who has entered film industry with Telugu films and currently doing films in Bollywood now is going to reprise the role of Sai Pallavi. The official confirmation is awaited.


Bellamkonda

about NTR & Mahesh

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oung, and budding hero Bellamkonda Srinivas who is basking in the glory of

his recently released action and romantic entertainer ‘Jaya Janaki Nayaka’, directed by Boyapati Srinu, shared his opinion on Superstar Mahesh Babu and Young Tiger Jr.NTR as per the request of his fans. Recently the actor was asked some random questions by fans. About NTR, Bellamkonda said, “NTR is one of the highly energetic and super talented actor. One of the most knowledgeable person in the Telugu Film industry.” About Mahesh Babu, the actor said, “Mahesh Babu, he is real superstar star and most handsome guy ever in Tollywood. On the work-side, Speedunnodu star will be next seen in Sriwass’s film, bankrolled by Abhishek Nama. Sai Madhav Burra penned the dialogues and Devi Sri Prasad is scoring the music whereas Baahubali fame Peter Hein is choreographing the action sequences.

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VENU MADHAV

ALLEGES DEATH THREATS S

ome time ago the media was abuzz with news of the death of Popular Comedian Venu Madhav. Later all the rumours were proved wrong when the actor himself gave a complaint against these rumours in Kushaiguda Police Station. Now once again Venu Madhav is forced to knock on the doors of the police asking for protection from unknown forces from whom he faces a death threat. Recently he filed a complaint with the Kurnool ll Town police alleging death threats from unknown people. Recently the comedian campaigned on behalf of the ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in Nandyal by-election. During the campaign, Venu Madhav made some harsh comments against few political leaders belong to opposition party, YSRCP. Venu Madhav made some serious remarks on YS Jagan Mohan Reddy. Strongly reacting to Jagan Reddy’s comments that he doesn't have a channel or media to support him, Venu Madhav said, "Whose paper was it? Whose channel was it? Battebaaj." The comedian made these comments when he is standing next to Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu in the campaign vehicle. Minister Bhuma Akhila Priya and Nandyal TDP candidate Bhuma Brahmananda Reddy were shocked after hearing it. Since then Venu Madhav is receiving death threat from unidentified people.

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RAJASTHANI BEAUTY MAKING TELUGU DEBUT

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nother new face- Radhika Mehrothra has entered Tollywood. She is playing the female lead role in ‘Prema Entha Madhuram Priyuraalu Antha Katinam Priyuraalu Antha Katinam (PEMPAK)’ in the direction of Debutant Govardhan.G, which is gearing up for release very soon. Radhika is from Jaipur, Rajasthan and she completed her graduation in Economics from the University of Delhi. Hyderabad based Chandrakanth is playing the lead role. Apart from lead pair, the film has other stars like Thanikella Bharani, Tulasi and Gemini

Suresh in supporting role. Produced under Third eye creations, the movie is getting ready for release in September second half. During the media interaction Radhika Mehrothra said, “I actively participated in various theatre plays in my college. 3 years ago I moved to New York to study an acting course at The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute. Actor Chandrakant, saw my performance at this institute and referred me to the director. We both are from the same acting school. In the film I am playing Mythili, who is very hardworking and dedicated girl.”

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CHILD ARTIST

TEJA SAJJA TURNS HERO

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aster Teja Sajja who played the Childhood role of Indra Sena Reddy in Megastar Chiranjeevi’s Indra in 2002, and few other movies like Tagore, Samba and Bachi, is set to make his debut as a hero. He has been roped to play the lead role in upcoming untitled film in the direction of Newcomer Hari, who has worked in Shyam Prasad Reddy’s Mallemala Entertainment banner for several years. Touted to be a romantic drama, set in village backdrop,

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will be produced by Bekkam Venugopal who has produced several decent hit movies like Mem Vayasuku Vacham, Prema Ishq Kaadhal and Cinema Choopistha Mava in past. The movie will go on floor in mid September. Bekkam Venugopal said, “The script work has been completed and the upcoming film is going to be a full fledged entertainer. It will have the music by Sunny MR”. The detail regarding it’s cast and crew will be out very soon.


SPYDER VILLAIN

IS ONE-MAN ROGUE ARMY

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uperstar Mahesh Babu’s spy thriller drama ‘Spyder’ is one of the much awaited film of this year which is set to hit the theaters on 27th September. Recently during media interaction, AR Murugadoss talked about Spyder and said that the modern negative characters in

a battle of wits and it’s up to the intelligence cop, the hero, to nab him. As he operates rather secretly, he is all the scarier. Spyder’s villain is one-man rogue army. In the trailer, S J Suryah was seen wearing a mask and comparing himself to disasters like the Tsunami

new age cinema plays very important role in the film because they are so enigmatic and surprising. The villain of the Spyder needn’t be juxtaposed with a Hollywood villain. SJ Suryah who is playing main antagonist, mostly operates surreptitiously. He always engaged in

which take lives on a mass scale. Rakul Preet Singh is playing the love interest of Mahesh. Harris Jayaraj, who has given hit numbers for earlier AR Murugadoss films like Ghajini, 7aum Arrivu, and Thuppaki, is the music composer for Spyder.

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witter India is set to launch an exclusive emoji for Young Tiger Jr.NTR’s Jai Lava Kusa making it the first Telugu film to get the same. This is the first time the social networking site is going to launch an emoji dedicated to a Telugu film. Vijay’s Mersal is the first south Indian film (Tamil) to get a Twitter emoji. While Baahubali had launched character-based stickers on Facebook, this is the first time a Telugu film will have its own emoji, and Tarak’s fans can’t stop gushing about their excitement. The emoji will be released on  shortly by Twitter India. Kalyanram who is the proud producer

of this action and romantic entertainer, has reportedly spent Rs 50 Lakh for the same. The film features NTR in a triple role- Jai, Lava, Kusa for the first time in his career. He is paired with Niveda Thomas and Raashi Khanna in the film, directed by KS Ravindra alias Bobby, which also stars Bollywood actor Ronit Roy as the antagonist. The film is scheduled to hit the theaters in September. It is heard that another Spy thriller drama ‘Spyder’ starring Superstar Mahesh Babu and Rakul Preet Singh, directed by AR Murugadoss, is also expected to jump on the bandwagon.

Jai Lava Kusa

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asting couch is Indian Film Industry’s worst kept secret. Many of actors and actresses have had to face this ugly side of Film Industry, some gave in to the demands of the producers/directors while others chose to maintain their dignity, had faith in their talent and denied or escaped it. So many actresses have come out attacking the producers who support this culture and actress Shraddha Das also entered the list. After Allari Naresh ‘Siddu from Srikakulam’ movie she did few movies but didn’t get success. She was last seen in Nandamuri

Balakrishna’s Dictator where she sizzled in item song. Recently in media interaction, talking about casting couch she said, “ The casting couch is not just limited to Bollywood. It is there in Tamil, Kannada and Malayali films Industries too. I also faced lot of troubles due to this in the early stage of my career. When I refused, I was thrown out of the project. People used to blackmail me and also cut off my parts from the film too. Many would ask me directly and few indirectly but they used to hint at sexual favours. I condemned all of them and proved myself in the industry.”

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t is known news that director Nag Ashwin, popular for directing Yevade Subramanyam, is helming ‘Mahanati’- the biopic on legendary actress Savitri. Keerthy Suresh is essaying the role of Savitri whereas her story will be narrated through the eyes of Samantha Ruth Prabhu. Dulquer Salmaan is portraying Gemini Ganesan. Currently the movie is progressing at brisk pace in Hyderabad. According to the latest update, versatile actor Prakash Raj who

is set to reprise the role of Chakrapani in this upcoming biopic, will join the set recently. Aluri Chakrapani was an important person, multilingual writer, producer and director known for his works in predominantly in Telugu cinema. Along with Nagi Reddy, he established Vijayq Vauhini Studios, one of the largest studios in Asia at that time. Mahanati is being produced by Swapna Cinema and presented by Vyjayanthi Movies.

PRAKASH RAJ as Chakrapani in Mahanati

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Jackie Shroff in Prabhas's Saaho

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ollywood actor Jackie Shroff who was last seen in Ram Gopal Varma’s Sarkar 3, has been roped in for a pivotal role in the muchawaited Prabhas starrer action entertainer Saaho. Ongoing reports suggest that three villains will be starring in Sahoo and some of the actor's names are doing the rounds, first one is Bollywood actor Neil Nitin Mukesh who got fame in Tamil Nadu with Kaththi movie. It is heard that 60-year-old actor Jackie Shroff will play the main antagonist in Sahoo. Prabhas who is riding on the success of SS Rajamouli's Baahubali: The Conclusion, has joined the set of Sahoo recently. Jackie himself

confirmed this news as he said, “ I am happy to be the part of Saaho with Prabhas who is one of the top star of Indian Film Industry. I have seen both Baahubali:The Beginning and Baahubali:The Conclusion, and loved them.” Another Bollywood veteran actor Chunky Pandey is also the part of this saga. Shraddha Kapoor was recently announced as the female lead. Touted to be a hi-tech action drama, Saaho is being shot in three languages – Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. It will have the music by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, the lyrics are penned by Amitabh Bhattacharya. Directed by Sujeeth and produced by UV Creations.

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SAI PALLAVI

SUFFERING FROM SKIN DISEASE

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remam fame Sai Pallavi who is basking in the glory of her recently released romantic and family entertainer ‘Fidaa’ starring Varun Tej, was diagnosed with rosacea - a condition that causes flushes to the face. Many in Film Industry have been complained about Sai Pallavi’s acne filled face. Sai Pallavi who is popular for her natural performance attended an interview recently and said, “It is not acne and It is Rosacea. I am photo sensitive. I am suffering from an atypical disease whenever I am exposed to camera and light, my face turns red.” Rosacea is a chronic and potentially life-disruptive disorder, primarily of the facial skin. It is often characterised by redness and little bumps like pimples. On the workside, currently Sai Pallavi is romancing with Nani in MCA (Middle Class Abbayi), directed by Venu Sriram , which is schedule to hit the theaters on 21st December 2017. She is also making her Kollywood debut with horror saga Karu in the direction of AL Vijay in which Naga Shourya is playing the lead role.

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RAM CHARAN

ARRANGES DROP OFF FOR FAN

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am Charan who is shooting for his upcoming film 'Rangasthalam 1985' in the direction of Sukumar, had a surprise guest on his film’s set. A female fan, who is differently abled came to meet Ram Charan on the sets and spent some time with her favourite star. She also took her selfie with Cherry. Charan’s fans are catching up him at the shooting spots

especially in the coastal area of the Godavari , even the actor taking time from his busy shoot to mingle with them. After the chat with female fan, Ram Charan gave his car to his staff and told them to drop her at her house. This lovely gesture made the super fan very happy and she even posted a video on her microblogging page.

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AMEESHA PATEL

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meesha Patel who has acted in few Telugu movies like Superstar Mahesh Babu’s Naani, Pawan Kalyan’s Badri, NTR’s Narasimhudu and Nandamuri Balakrishna’s Parama Veera Chakra, got one of the fittest bodies in town and the sexy lady never shies to flaunt her perfect figure. She shared a throwback picture of her getting ready for a photoshoot on her Instagram. While she is busy with her own production house and a couple of films too, the actress also has been a part of several photoshoots. Ameesha has given sultry poses raising oomph and we just can't take our eyes off her! Coming on her pic, Ameesha’s fans would love to dip the nose into to enjoy with since is extremely hot with larger assets which she always puts on display. She is proudly sporting her hotness. As for her films, Ameesha Patel was last seen in Asish Raj and Ruksar Mir’s ‘Aakatayi' where she sizzles in item song. She will be next seen in Sunny Deol’s Bhaiyyaji Superhitt and Zayed Khan’s Desi Magic.

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Nayantara’s T

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from Balayya film

he regular shoot of Nandamuri Balakrishna’s 102nd film has been already commenced in the direction of KS Ravi Kumar, one of the top directors in Tamil. Nayantara who is set to play the love interest of Balayya in the production venture of C Kalyan, has joined the set recently. The lady superstar has already shared the screen space with Balayya in ‘Simha’ and’ Sri Ramarajyam’, and this will be the third time they are working together. The celebrity stylist Neeraja Kona shared the pics of Nayantara from the set of #nbk102 which is going viral on the Internet. Coming on the pic, Nayan looks gorgeous. As she charges 3.25 Cr per movie, she charged even more for this movie too as per the sources. According to the latest update, a 40 day schedule has been planned for the movie in Temple City, Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu.


Tollywood Magazine English September- 2017  

Tollywood Magazine English September- 2017

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