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AUGUST 2017 VOL 4 ISSUE 10

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RNI NO: APENG/2013/53571

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Anita's

sexy way to say no drugs

Kajal Aggarwal as barbie doll

Sai Pallavi

in Sharwanand's next? Peddler zeeshan reveals about

RAVI TEJA

EESHA REBBA


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Raai Lakshmi turns on the HEAT

uth sensation Raai Lakshmi who was last seen in special song "Ratthaalu" in Telugu film Khaidi No 150 starring Megastar Chiranjeevi and Kajal Aggarwal , has amazed us with her quirky and sexy photograph. The actress has shared her pic on Instagram and captioned it, “Don't let the Weekend become ur WEAK END . #stayfit #swimtime #lovewhatiambecoming.” Coming on the pic, Raai Lakshmi displays her hour-glass figure in the two-piece suits. She loves the sun, sand, waves and the water. She looks absolutely sizzling, doesn’t she?

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Her pic will make anyone run for the air cooler instantly so hot! She believes that everything looks good on a person as long as one is comfortable in it. Currently she is waiting for the release of Julie 2, written and directed by Deepak Shivdasani, in which she will be seen wearing bikinis. It is a sequel to the director's previous film, Julie. This film will mark her 50th film as an actress, and also marks her full-fledged Bollywood debut.


VANGAVEETI SANDY IS NOW GEORGE REDDY S

andy who has received lot of applause for his mass avatar in the role of Vangaveeti, directed by Ram Gopal Varma (RGV), has signed his next upcoming drama. The life of iconic Osmania University student leader, George Reddy, who was stabbed to death in broad daylight on the university campus in 1972, is going to be retold on silver screen. Sandy is on the board to essay George Reddy. Jeevan Reddy who made his debut with a naxal drama ‘Dalam’ in 2013, will helm this upcoming biopic,

which will cover all student movements in OU from 1962 to 1972 and will be made in both Telugu and Hindi. The pre production work has been already started. According to the makers, the film will showcase George Reddy not just as an individual but as a way of life. Despite coming from an upper caste George fought for the rights of the weaker sections and gender oppression and that is what made him an icon and an inspiration for many political leaders. The sources say that two star heroes have agreed to make guest appearances as well.

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PEDDLER ZEESHAN

REVEALS ABOUT

RAVI TEJA

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ollywood

Industry

created

sensation

Nationally and Internationally. The Issue is Drugs Mafia which is now shaking Telugu Film Industry that some Industry people are involved in this.The Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the Prohibition and Excise Department on Saturday have taken two drug peddlers – Zeeshan Ali and Noah William into custody after taking permission from the court and thoroughly questioned them. After them, a couple of other drug peddlers from the Old City are also booked. Sources said Zeeshan has disclosed interesting information related to Mass Maharaja Ravi Teja. Zeeshan confessed that he had procured drugs from South Africa and supplied to Ravi Teja and others. Though the nature of those drugs is not revealed but the media report says that these drugs are distributed to others by Ravi Teja at parties.

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Mohan Babu

warned by CONGRESS LEADER

he Tollywood drug racket issue seems to be taking political turn. There were heated arguments between the Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh and Telanana IT minister, son of the Chief Minister and TRS supremo, KTR. Digvijay Singh tweeted, “Huge Drug Scam in Telangana. Influential friends of TRS heir apparent involved. Let's see if they

of Mohan Babu, Manchu Lakshmi, needlessly interfered in the discussion of KTR and and Digvijay, she posted some political tweets in support of KTR by saying the senior Congress leader indeed lost his mind. Manchu Lakshmi's tweet attracted the ire of the local Congress party members. One of them Ponguleti Sudhakar Reddy, called up to her father, Mohan Babu and asked him to advise his daughter not

would be saved or prosecuted. Let's see.� This did not go well with the TRS party. KTR responded on this issue and advised Digvijay Singh to retire since he appears to have lost his mental balance. Tollywood Akka and daughter

to interfere in politics. He also advised him to keep a watch on Manchu Lakshmi. Mohan Babu too stated that perhaps Manchu Lakshmi should not have made those comments about the senior politician.

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Tarun interrogation:

Pub Goa trips, Dance video

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elugu actor Tarun appeared before the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the Hyderabad drug racket on 22nd July Saturday at 10 am and came out of the premises at 11:40 pm. Tarun, famous for Nuvve Kavali (2000), had opened a pub in 2009 in Banjara Hills area of Hyderabad. As the role of pubs in drug peddling came under scanner in the past, he had sold his stakes. Tarun, was asked about beach house in Goa ,15 days stay in the holiday destination every month, his role in pub business, and contacts with Calvin. During the interrogation, SIT officials showed a video to Tarun in which he was seen dancing with Calvin and Zeesan. After watching the video, Tarun said, these Drug Peddlers had worked as Event Managers for few private parties he had organized. Tarun’s blood sample, along with samples of his nails and hair, have been collected for a forensic test, to find out if the actor had been consuming drugs. Meanwhile, Excise officials held a meeting with various representatives of pubs and bars in connection with drug abuse, and suspended the license of F-Club in Film Nagar, and issued a warning to 14 other bars and clubs in the city, as some of them had become hubs to consume and sell drugs.

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xcise Special Investigation Team (SIT) is learning new truths as it is probing deeper in to the drug scandal, involving top film personalities. They revealed that Puri Jagannadh spoke directly to Celvin on international SIM, from Bangkok. Also, both chatted for long hours, it is learnt. Meanwhile, Shyam K.Naidu told the SIT officials about Puri and Charmme taking drugs. He revealed, that he received packets through courier in Puri's name, which he gave directly to Puri Jagannadh, without seeing what was inside. Also, actor Subbaraju gave more information

about this drug case and revealed few names. SIT thinks that Puri might have used these people for his own purpose, even without their knowledge. Meanwhile a news channel revealed evidences between Puri Jagannadh and Calvin’s contact and it has come out that Puri used International Sim to contact the drug dealers for buying drugs. Reports say, Puri used Bangkok sim for purchasing drugs. The call-record of these numbers and the collected SIMs matched with that of the selfies available on Calvin's phone. Those selfies have celebrities like Puri and Charmee, the report says.

PURI USES INTERNATIONAL SIM

for drug deal

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BHARATH ANE NENU

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oratala Siva is one director whose demand is growing by leaps and bounds with every movie. His all the three movies ‘Mirchi,’ ‘Srimanthudu’ and ‘Janatha Garage’ have been massive blockbusters,

which also has huge TRP ratings. Now after the sensational blockbuster ‘Srimanthudu,’ Koratala Siva has teamed up with Superstar Mahesh Babu once again for ‘Bharath Ane Nenu.’ The buyers and distributors have already started to come forward to grab the satellite rights of this venture. The producer DVV Danayya is quoting Rs 25 Cr per language. No other Telugu film was sold for such high price for one language each. It has come out that the Channels are ready to pay Rs 20 Cr but DVV Danayya is hell bent on slashing the price.The makers have brought Kiara Advani on the board to play the love interest of Mahesh Babu who be seen playing Chief Minister of the state in this political entertainer which is expected to hit the theaters on 11th January 2018.

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demands

record price


RGV

RESPONDS ON

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ontroversial film maker Ram Gopal Varma raised his voice in support of the Tollywood industry, which under the police scrutiny in the sensational drug racket. He spoke against long interrogation that Puri Jagannadh and actor Subbaraju faced. He has accused the Prohibition and Excise Department of Telangana of targeting Tollywood celebrities in a drug racket case. He asked "Is there a deep rooted conspiracy to target only the film industry?" RGV further asked if the investigators would also summon students who are using drugs and subject them to such long interrogations. He said people doesn't know about excise department and thus the department is trying to establish it's existence through drug mafia case. He said drugs are not new in Hyderabad. The media is projecting Prohibition and Excise (P&E) Director Akun Sabarwal as Amarendra Bahubali and for which SS Rajamouli may has to make Bahubali 3. He added Akun Sabarwal is questioning Tollywood stars but are they going to question students in the same way for 12, 13 hours, while expressing doubt.

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SONAL CHAUHAN

looks T SEDUCTIVE

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hey say beauty is highly subjective and largely depends in the eyes of the beholder. But one exception to that rule is none other than, Sonal Chauhan. Does the name Sonal Chauhan ring a bell? Nopes? Well, remember the actress who has acted in several Telugu film like Rainbow, Legend, Sher, Pandaga Chesko, Size Zero and Dictator. Yes, we are talking about that pretty damsel! Currently she does not have any movie in her hands and busy in listening the scripts. She is one of the sexiest model in B’wood industry who escorted the ramp for several fashion shows of well-known brands. The hot babe is quite active on social media platform and shares her hot pics to entertain her fans. Recently she posted a jaw-dropping photograph on her Instagram account wrapped in bedsheet. Coming on the pic, she is seen striking a sensual pose. 'Jannat' actress looks stunningly sexy and killing us with her seductive expression. She sparks our wild imaginations with her sexy avatar.


ANITA'S

SEXY WAY TO SAY NO DRUGS

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harming damsel Anita Hassanandani Reddy is a well known face for Telugu audiences as she has acted in several Telugu movies such as Nuvvu Nenu, Ninne Ishtapaddanu, Thotti Gang, Aadanthe Ado Type, Aha Naa Pellanta and others. Anita was last seen in Telugu movie “Manalo Okkadu” , directed by R P Patnaik. She is quite active on social media and used to shares interesting updates regularly. She has

also responded on the hot topic of drug issue in her own style. She took the Instaram and shared a pic of herself where she is seen lying on the floor in ecstatic state. She captioned it, “Say NO to drugs!!! ComingSoon @onboardfilms @ abhijeetsawant73 #HumeinTumsePyarKitna.” Coming on the pic, drug packet, a spoon and a lighter are seen in the pic, beside her. The celebrities from North and South Indian film Industry are coming forward and joining their hands together to bring the awareness among the people against the drugs.

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THREAT CALLS TO AKUN

FROM DRUG MAFIA

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xcise Enforcement Director Akun Sabharwal, who is handling the investigation of Drug Racket Case, has been receiving threat calls from international drugs mafia for the last 10 days. The callers, who are speaking in African English, have been threatening the Excise Director no to go ahead with the probe in the drugs case. It is heard that Mr. Sabharwal has received three threatening calls on VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol). They warned the IPS officer of harming the

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family members. They told Akun Sabharwal that they were aware of where his children had been studying. Akun brought to the notice of the Intelligence officials about threat calls. The Intelligence staff found that the calls were made using Voice over Internet Protocol and did not succeed in locating from which country the calls are made. The senior IPS official had been busy interrogating the film personalities who allegedly involved in the drug racket in Hyderabad.


Anasuya

IN MOHAN BABU'S

FILM T

he hot Jabardasth anchor Anasuya Bharadwaj is now on a roll. She is getting opportunities in a row in Telugu Film Industry. Recently the voluptuous anchor shook her legs on special song in Sai Dharam Tej and Rakul Preet Singh’s ‘Winner’ and she will also be seen in playing important role in Ram Charan and Samantha’s 'Rangasthalam 1985' which is progressing at brisk pace under the direction of Sukumar. Now she has bagged another important role. Director Madan is going to make a movie starring Mohan Babu and his elder son Manchu Vishnu. Anusuya has been roped in this upcoming untitled film . The sources say, “It is an impactful role and many from the film’s unit suggested Anasuya’s name for it. The subject is very interesting and the role is going to be a challenging one for her.” There are some reports that she may join Bigg Boss Telugu on the small screen, which is being hosted by Jr.NTR. Apart from that, Anasuya is also busy with her TV shows, so she may not accept it,” says a source.

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TELUGU ACTOR ACCEPTS, HE USED DRUGS

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he drugs scandal related to Tollywood has shocked one and all. With prominent names coming out in the open, society and fans are having a serious rethink as to who they have been worshipping as role models. Against this backdrop, senior actor Bhanuchander has shocked everyone by confessing that he was drug addict in the early 1970s and it was upon his brother’s insistence he gave up the addiction. Bhanuchander said, "I was then part of a rock band in Mumbai. I got introduced to

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drugs through friends. It was also stress that led me to taking drugs.” Later he added, “I was saved by my elder brother who promptly weaned me away from the habit by introducing me to martial art. I loved practicing it and it also helped wean him away from his addiction. A few years later, I made my foray in the world of cinema." When he was asked about his views on the drug scandal rocking Tollywood, Bhanu Chander however said that it was not right time to judge the entire industry at this point.


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llu Sirish is currently busy in the shoot of his ongoing project under the direction of VI Anand. As per the info, the working title of the film is B57. The film is currently in news for its big trade buzz. According to the latest update, the satellite rights for the film has been sold

out for a whooping Rs 4.05 Cr. Sun Network is believed to have finalized the deal with the makers. Since the satellite rights are usually a reflection of the star power of the actor at the box-office, apparently, Allu Sirish is growing in stature. VI Anand has recently delivered the blockbuster hit Ekkadiki Potavu Chinnavad and Allu Sirish was also seen in decent hit family entertainer ‘Srirasthu Subamasthu’. Considering the combo, TV Channel has offered fancy price. Alongside Allu Arish, the film stars Seerat Kapoor and Surbhi. Sujith Vaassudev of Drushyam fame is the cinematographer. Allu Aravind is producing the film and Mani Sharma is composing the music which is expected to be a romantic thriller with a science fiction element.

ALLU SIRISH

FILM SATELLITE RIGHTS

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DRUG CASE: SUBBARAJU REVEALS SECRET P

opular baddie in several hit films, Subba Raju, was on 14th July Friday questioned for over 11 hours by personnel of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the drug case. The official sources said that he answered only ‘yes’ or ‘no’ and avoided many questions. Subbaraju allegedly did not co-operate with the SIT until after the lunch break and he was try to avoid the questions and hiding the facts. He even refused to lunch initially but had later. When the SIT asked about drug consumption and parties organized by director Puri, Subbaraju replied he was not a drug addict and he did not know about them. When the officials showed him a photograph taken in Bangkok by prime accused in drug cases Calvin, Subbaraju replied that it was taken in Bangkok but he did not consume any drug at that time or at any other time. Later Subbaraju confessed that more than 10-15 members from Tollywood are consuming the drugs and even revealed that a hero from an influential family that’s in the Tollywood for several decades. The SIT officials declared that they won’t spare any one and said they would issue to notices to the suspect in the next few days. His blood, nail and hair samples were collected by the doctors for further investigation. Excise Enforcement Director Akun Sabharwal told media that Subbaraju co-operated with the SIT and he has given useful information.

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SHRUTI HAASAN

visits golden temple A

ctress and Singer Shruti Haasan, who was last seen in Power Star Pawan Kalyan’s 'Katamarayudu’ and waiting for the release of Tigmanshu Dhulia's Yaara, made a visit to the Golden temple in Amritsar recently. Coming on the picture, Shruti is dressed in a very traditional outfit. The sources say, “Shruti was in Chandigarh for an appearance for a brand she endorses. Since she had the next day off, the actress decided to make the most of

it and dashed off to Amritsar, paid her respects at the Golden Temple. She attended the night Aarti at the Golden Temple.” Talking about her visit Gabbar Singh actress says, "It was such an unbelievable experience. I’ve been wanting to come here since I was child but never got a chance. The energy and atmosphere are just indescribable. I'm so thankful for this incredible feeling."


KAJAL AGGARWAL G

as barbie doll

orgeous diva Kajal Aggarwal is a stylish icon in her own right. She is often talked about for having a distinct style statement and sporting sartorial stunners every time she steps out in the public. Kajal does not disappoint her fans when it comes to fashion. The dazzling beauty experiments with her looks every time and look nothing less than 'wow'. Kajal's sumptuous avatar in Rana Daggubati’s Political thriller drama 'Nene Raju Nene Manthri' is highly awaited as she is going

to mesmerize everyone in sarees. Now a pic from her upcoming another film ‘MLA’ starring Nandamuri Kalyanram is going viral on the internet and she wrapped herself seductively in six yard long cupids’s arrow. She looks like a Barbie doll. The saree clearly accentuates her beautiful curves. Western or traditional, Kajal can pull it off nevertheless! She has the capability of surging the temperatures high! Her cute smile is adding more oomph quotient.


Keerthy visits her grandma film set

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eteran actor Charu Haasan the elder brother of Kamal Haasan is playing the lead role in a Tamil film titled as 'Dha Dha 87'. Currently the movie is progressing at brisk pace under the direction of debutant Vijay Sri in Chennai. Recently a surprise guest visited to the shooting location of 'Dha Dha 87' and she was none other than beautiful actress Keerthy Suresh. Keethi’s maternal grandmother Saroja is essaying an important role in the film and the granddaughter visited the shooting spot to see her Pattima’s performance. Sources say that Keerthy was there for three to four hours and saw her grandmother shoot her scenes. She was there till Saroja’s portions were over and

left after getting Charuhasan sir's blessings." Charu Haasan is playing don and Saroja plays his pair. Directed by Vijay Sri and produced by Kalai Selvan. On the otherside, Currently Keerthy Suresh is busy in her ongoing projects ‘Mahanati’ and Pawan Kalyan-Trivikram’s #PSPK25.

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THIS IS HOW GRACY SINGH LOOKS NOW

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esteryear heroine Gracy Singh who became popular after making her screen presence in Oscar-nominated film, 'Lagaan’ starring Aamir Khan and later she went on to do many meaty roles in Bollywood, having starred with the likes of Sanjay Dutt in 'Munna Bhai MBBS' and Anil Kapoor in 'Armaan.' She has also acted in few Telugu films like 'Santosham' in 2002 starring Akkineni Nagarjuna , directed by Dasarath. Trivikram Srinivas and Gopimohan provided the screenplay for this superhit film. She also played the cameo in Ram Pothineeni starrer Rama Rama Krishna Krishna in 2010. It has been long time she is not appearing any films these days. But now she is back to TV and is playing a goddess in one of the TV show 'Santoshi Maa'. She indeed looks considerably different than from the time that she had made her debut. She appears like a matured woman who is handling her family responsibilities well. However, she is still just as charming!

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ebutant actress Dimple who is making her debut with Telugu film `Gulf’, has expressed her desire to enter in mega den. Recently Dimple interacted with media and spoke about her upcoming project. She said, “I did a portfolio for fun after X exam and luckily director Sunil Kumar saw that portfolio and asked me to come for audition. Later i got selected. Neither I went for acting classes not promoted brands as a model. I am classical dancer.” When Dimple was asked about her favourite Tollywood heroes, she said that she wanted to work with mega family heroes like Power Star Pawan Kalyan and Stylish Star Allu Arjun. It was her dream.” Gulf is directed by Suneel Kumar Reddy, jointly produced by Yakkali Ravindra babu and M.S.Ramkumar whereas the music is scored by Praveen Immadi. The film starring Chetan, Santhosh Pavan, Anil Kalyan, Dimple and Pujitha.

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Sathayraj in another Periodic drama

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alented actor Sathyaraj who has appeared in hundreds of the movies as hero, villain and character actor, has got best role of his career in the form of Kattappa, a faithful factotum of the Mahishmathi Kingdom in the India’s biggest blockbuster Baahubali, directed by SS Rajamouli. According to the latest buzz, Sathyaraj was approached by the makers of upcoming big budget periodic drama ‘Sangamithra’ to play the key role. Recently director C Sundar met Sathyaraj and discussed about the project. It

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is heard that the actor is very happy with the narration and has given her verbal consent but did not sign the movie yet. If everything will go accordingly, Sathyaraj will be seen in this periodic drama, which is going to be made on the lavish budget of over Rs 250 Cr. Arya and Jayam Ravi as the male leads. It is known news that Shruti Haasan has walked away from the project and makers are planning to bring Hansika on the board to play titular character.


sai pallavi

in Sharwanand's next?

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emam beauty Sai Pallavi who made her

Telugu debut with Varun Tej and Shekhar Kammula’s romantic entertainer ‘Fidaa’, is flooding with number of filmy offers in Tollywood. But she wants to go slow. Currently she is romancing with Natural star Nani in MCA (Middle Class Abbayi), under the direction of 'Oh My Friend' fame Sriram Venu, which is being bankrolled by Dil Raju. According to the latest buzz, Sai Pallavi is apparently in the talks to play the female lead in Sharwanand’s next too. The sources say, “Several offers have been coming her ways but the actress wants to go slow. And Pallavi will take a while to even sign the new project. She is impressed with the narration and also expressed interest to be the part of Sharwanand's film, but currently everything is in initial stage. The makers feel she’s perfect fit for the role.”

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SHYAM K NAIDU

INTERROGATION O

n 20th July, Cinematographer Shyam K Naidu reached Excise Office in Nampally, Hyderabad along with his advocate. He was interrogated in the infamous Hyderabad drugs bust case. Naidu presented himself before the Special Investigation Team sharp at 10 am. He is one of the closest associates of the director Puri Jagannadh. Shyam K Naidu was grilled by Special Investigation Team for around five-and-a-half hours. Investigative Sleuths enquired with Naidu about his links with Drug Racket kingpin Calvin Mascarenhas. Do you take drugs? How did you come in touch with Calvin? How many times do you take drugs in a month? Life Style Habits and Relationship with Puri Jagannadh have been enquired. Shyam K Naidu replied, he is familiar with Calvin Mascarenhas but limited to films. They have shot several pubs scenes in the films and that when event managers and Calvin were introduced to him. It was a professional relationship and doesn’t know much about his personal activities. Excise Commissioner Chandravadan said, Shyam K Naidu has cooperated with investigation team during the interrogation.

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KAINAAT ARORA SHOWING OFF SEXY THIGH M

odel turned actress Kainaat Arora, who debut in Bollywood with comedy film ‘Grand Masti’ , has also appeared in Priyadarshan's 'Khatta Meetha' and Venkat Prabhu’s Kahatta Mankatha’. The sexy Siren has also acted in Telugu film ‘Mogali Puvvu’, directed by Ram Gopal Varma in 2015, in which Sachin Joshi played the lead role. Currently she does not have any movie in her Kitty but she keeps treating her fans with some breathtakingly hot and bold pictures on

Instagram. Kainaat is the second cousin of late actress Divya Bharti. She took her Instagram to shares her sexy pic and captioned it, “New hair colour.” The hot diva is leaving no stones unturned in flaunting her hot assets and we just can’t get enough of it. Being a proud owner of buxom assets, Kainaat Arora flaunted them without any inhibition and stole the hearts of youth. She looks jaw dropping sexy and leaves nothing for imagination.

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eautiful actress Anushka Shetty who is basking in the glory of blockbuster movie ‘Baahubali’, will be featured in special item song in Superstar Mahesh Babu’s ‘Bharat Ane Nenu’. Touted to be a political drama, helmed by Koratala Siva and bankrolled by DVV Danayya. The highlight of the flick is that Mahesh Babu will be seen playing the role of a chief minister. 'MS Dhoni: The Untold Story' fame Kiara Advani is on the board to play the love interest of Mahesh. Currently Mahesh Babu is wrapping up the shoot of Spyder which is gearing up for grand release in September and very soon he will join the set of Bharat Ane Nenu . Anushka will make her screen presence in a hot avatar and will be seen dancing with Prince of Tollywood, Mahesh Babu. It has come out that she is demanding whooping Rs 2 Cr for this item number. While nothing has been finalized yet. If everything will go accordingly, the shoot of this item song will commence as soon as possible, says sources.

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ANUSHKA

DEMANDS 2 CR FOR ITEM SONG


5 CR SET FOR

CHARAN’S

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fter wrapping up the shoot in Rajahmundry and West Godavari, ‘ Rangasthalam 1985’ team is now back in Hyderabad for another schedule. The team has set up a very costly set of rural Konaseema village in Hyderabad to shoot an elaborate schedule of the film which will mark the completion of most of the film’s talkie part. The sources say, “A lavish 80s-era settlement is being constructed by the team at Bhooth Bungalow, Jubilee Hills. The scenes

involving the lead pair Ram Charan and Samantha Ruth Prabhu, and other members of the principal cast, will be shot from 24th July onwards for 35 days". The film is being helmed by Sukumar, produced by Mythri Movie Makers and it has the music by Devi Sri Prasad. Apart from lead pair, the film has Aadhi Pinisetty and Poojitha Ponnada in crucial role. Rangasthalam is a revenge-drama with brother sentiment and will have Ram Charan playing a youth who cannot hear.

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ew days ago, the Hyderabad Traffic Police Department announced that it’s going to launch a massive campaign to create awareness about traffic rules and driving vehicles among the people. Baahubali film maker SS Rajamouli and Stylish star Allu Arjun were invited as the chief guests for this traffic awareness program. On this occasion, Allu Arjun took the mile and said, “I wants to convey 3 things, one has to believe that "I am the change" which is self realisation. The second is "Don't Drink and Drive" and third is "to remember that you are the incharge of other person's life when you are driving a vehicle". He added, “Partying and drinking are very common now days and i would not say no to

that. All I would say if you drink, then don’t drive your vehicle after that and put others’ lives including yours in danger because when your hands are on the steering wheel or on bike. You are also responsible for other people’s lives. So just take a cab and leave your vehicle there. That is one of the few things we can do for our nation. Today’s young generation knows a lot of things and very well aware of everything.” Allu Arjun’s speech received superb response from the students and the traffic police department also applauded both Rajamouli and Bunny who attended this awareness program. DJ star took to twitter to thank Hyderabad Traffic police for this awareness program.

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CHIRANJEEVI BIOPIC ON CARDS

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he Telugu film industry is currently gearing up for the trend of making biopics. After the announcement of biopics on legendary stars like Savithri and NTR, now it is the time for a biopic on Mega Star Chiranjeevi. If ongoing buzz in media and film Industry is to be believed, veteran Telugu actor Benerjee who has more than 300 films to his credit, has expressed his desire to direct a biopic that narrates the journey of Megastar Chiranjeevi in Telugu film industry. Benerjee started his career as

an assistant director in film industry and now he is set to helm the biopic on Chiru. Recently Benerjee attended an interview and praised Chiranjeevi by saying that Chiru is the greatest actors of all time and he is planning to come up with the biopic of Megastar. On the other-side, Currently Megastar is busy in the preparation of his upcoming project, based on the biopic of freedom fighter 'Uyyalavada Narasimha Reddy', which will be launched on 15th August on the occasion of Independence day.

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alented director Boyapati Srinu is one of the top Tollywood director of this generation and popular for delivering mass masala movies. Currently he is busy in upcoming big budget drama ‘Jaya Janaki Nayaka’ starring Bellamkonda Sai Srinivas and Rakul Preet Singh, which is gearing up for grand release on 11th August. Currently Boyapati is busy in post production work and later he will become busy in the promotional activities of the film. According to the latest update, the ace director has penned an interesting script for Akkineni Akhil , who is currently busy in Vikram Kumar’s directorial venture. It is heard that recently both Boyapati and Akhil met, and discussed about the progress of script, they also came to a conclusion of doing it soon. The official announcement on the same will be out soon. It has also come out that Boyapati is said to helm Megastar Chiranjeevi’s 152nd project which will go on the floor in the second half of 2019.

Boyapati ready with script

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Charmee's father responds on drug case

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harmee Kaur, the best friend of Puri Jagannadh, the co-founder of puriConnects, has also received notice from the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the Excise department and she has to present before the SIT on 20th July. Responding over the reports of Charmee’s alleged involvement in drug and receiving notices from the Excise Department, Charmee’s father Deep Singh Uppal decided to speak up and share his side of story. Deep Singh Uppal said, “ My daughter has no time focusing on these allegations. I know my daughter well. She is working since at the age of 13 and she is still working successfully in

the film Industry. Charmee will not have this longevity of success and amazing career if she is involved in such type of illegal activities. She is a hard worker and takes care of her entire family since she has started working and presently she is an strong pillar for us. My wife is also very disturbed after hearing the news about Charmee’s involvement in drug case. She is heartbroken.” He concluded it by saying, “I want to make it clear again that Charmee is not into all this and she is focusing on her film ‘Paisa Vasool. Everything will be proved with a clean chit very soon.”

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AJAY DEVGN VOICE FOR RAM CHARAN

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t is known news that Mega actor Ram Charan is currently busy in the shoot of his ongoing project ‘Rangasthalam 1985’ under the direction of Sukumar in which Samantha Ruth Prabhu is playing the female lead role. But the update is not about Rangasthalam 1985 and it is not getting dubbed into Hindi now. We are talking about Ram Charan and Surender Reddy’s film ‘Dhruva’, which is soon going to be premiered in Television in Hindi dubbed version. According to the latest update, Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn is going to dub for the character of Ram Charan. Recently it was also heard that Dhruva is going to remade in Hindi and the movie will feature Siddharth Malhotra in Ram Charan’s role and Arjun Kapoor in Aravind Swamy’s role. Munna Michael director Shabir Khan will helm this megaphone.

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NTR

IN TELUGU VERSION OF

RAAJAKUMARA?

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annada film ‘Raajakumara’ starring Puneeth Rajkumar, directed by Santhosh Ananddram, which had a stupendous success at the box Office, is likely to be remade in Telugu. The Raajakumara film team recently celebrated

movie is in great demand in Tollywood and Young Tiger Jr. NTR has expressed his desire to act in remake of Raajakumara in Tollywood, but nothing has been officially confirmed. This news is currently trending in Tollywood. Many

its completion of 100 days by organizing a grand event which was attended by Sandalwood actors like Yash and Kichcha Sudeep. Raajakumara in Telugu film Industry has been on cards ever since the film was declared a super hit. There are speculations that the remake rights of the

movie lovers believe that Puneeth Rajkumar's role in Raajakumara can be equally executed by only one hero, and he is Tarak. Both NTR and Puneeth are perfect for both mass as well as class films and Raajakumara is a movie which has elements of both mass and class audiences.

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KUSHBOO ANGRY OVER

Shruti Hassan

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hruti Haasan opting out of mega project Sanghamitra is still a hot topic in Tamil

Film industry. Kushboo Sundar just take a dig at Shruti Haasan for opting out of her home production Sangamithra. Shruti was supposed to play a warrior princess Sanghamatria in this big budget multilingual drama and had even undergone training in sword fighting. However, shruti opted out of this periodic drama citing she had not received proper dates and a bound script. Kushboo said that the unit was working for the past two years on the script of Sanghamaitra and heroine should be professional and not find fake excuses. She took to microblogging page and wrote, “A film like #Sangamitra which will be one of the costliest films ever made in India,cannot be made without proper planning.. I see sum1 mkng weird comments abt #Sangamitra script not bng ready..work has bn bng on 4 the last

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2yrs..unprofessionals do not know.. 4 a movie like #Sangamitra shooting part is jus 30%..70% of the work is done b4 shooting..blaming othrs 4 ur own shortcomings ..sourgrapes? Expect a little more of professionalism frm ppl who carry a legacy..looking in2 ur own mistakes n accepting it humbly helps u go a long way."


Tollywood Magazine English August- 2017  

Tollywood Magazine English August- 2017

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