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fter working as a model and winning Miss Uttarakhand title in 2006, Lavanya Tripathi entered in film industry in 2012 with the Telugu movie ‘Andala Rakshasi’ and presently she is well known face for Telugu audiences. It looks like Lavanya is on a roll as she is on a signing spree. She has signed another big project. The actress who is popular to experiment with characters since beginning of her career, has been approached to play the female lead role in upcoming Telugu movie under the direction of VV Vinayak in which young actor Sai Dharam Tej will play the lead role. Currently Bhale Bhale Magadivoy actress is on the ninth cloud as she got the opportunity to share the screen space with Sai Dharam. She is very impressed with her character and the script of the breezy entertainer. Currently the movie is in pre-production stage and very soon it will go on the floor. On the other side, Lavanya is romancing with Sundeep Kishan in upcoming science fiction thriller Tamil drama Mayavan under the direction of C. V. Kumar, which is scheduled to hit the theaters in May.



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Rajinikanth the next President of India?


s Superstar Rajinikanth the next President of India? Several circles in both Tamil Nadu and Delhi are abuzz with the news that Rajinikanth will be our honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi's choice for the post of president. On the other side, recently Rajini has denied his entry in politics whereas his fans also want to bring him into the politics. The name of two senior Bharatiya Janata Party leaders LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi are also being considered for the post of President. They have been ruled out after the Supreme Court ordered a trail against them in the Babri Masjid demolition case. Few


days back the name of Bollywood Megastar Amitabh Bachchan too had done rounds but after the case of Panama papers, it was said that his name was dropped. Modi is said to be looking for a popular and non-controversial face for this post of President and Rajinikanth fits the bill perfectly. Rajini's candidature is likely to give the BJP a major boost in Tamil Nadu. In appointing Rajinikanth, people of TamilNadu are likely to feel that BJP does give importance to state and means business down South as well. On the other side, Rajinikanth is maintaining silence and tight lipped about Narendra Modi’s plan.


copied from NTR film? R ecently the makers of upcoming much awaited movie ‘DJ: Duvvada Jagannadham’ released a poster and announced the release date of the movie that DJ is arriving at the theaters on 23rd June. Though the poster received decent response by the movie lovers but now the latest buzz making rounds that the poster copied from Young Tiger Jr.NTR starrer ‘Nannaku Prematho’ which was released in January 2016. DJ and Nannaku Prematho movie poster have the similar resemblances except few changes. Both actors Stylish Star Allu Arjun and Young Tiger Jr.NTR are seen in same suit colour and sunglasses. Except few minor differences both the poster looks same. Only the difference is that in Naanaku Prematho poster, NTR appeared from the front angle whereas in DJ poster, Bunny appeared from side angle. Both are seen carrying the suit case and but the size of suitcases are different. Now the DJ poster copy topic turns hot topic in web and social media. On the other side, DJ is on the verge of completion. It is being helmed by Harish Shankar and produced by Dil Raju whereas the music is scored by Devi Sri Prasad. Actress Pooja Hegde is playing the love interest of Bunny.




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t is known that gorgeous actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu is busy in shoot of her ongoing Telugu project #RC11 which is progressing at brisk pace in and around Rajamundry under the direction of Sukumar. It is the first time when Sam is sharing the screen space with Mega actor Ram Charan. Recently a song was choreographed on lead pair Charan and Samantha. It is heard that Samantha who is one among the highest paid actress in South India like Trisha and Nayantara, demanded Rs 2 Cr as remuneration to act in the much-hyped movie and the film makers have also accepted to pay the huge remuneration. Dhruva actor Cherry was shocked after hearing the demand of Samantha for seeking Rs 2 Cr to allocate the dates for the shoot. Jagapathi Babu is playing antagonist and recently anchor turned actress Anasuya Bhardwaj has been roped to add more spices in this movie, which is based on the village backdrop and being produced by Mythri Movie Makers whereas Devi Sri Prasad is scoring the music and Rathnavenu is the cinematographer.

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unny Leone is internet's darling. Popular for her sizzling and bold looks onscreen, the Indo-Canadian Porn actress Sunny Leone is having a huge fan base all over the world. She has topped the list of the most searched celebrities in India yet again for the fifth consecutive year as per Yahoo! India. After making her Bollywood debut with Jism 2, the actress has been making waves. She is not only limited to movies, she has also been bagging brand endorsements. In fact latest brand to be added to her already full endorsement list is Iarra Sunglasses. Sunny who has become the brand ambassador for Iarra, was recently spotted doing a photo shoot for the same with ace photographer Daboo Ratnani. Draped in an orange gown and golden strappy shoes, she posed for the cameras on a swing that was set up as part of this photoshoot at a suburban studio. On the work side, she will be next seen shaking legs in Rajasekhar's Garuda Vega in the direction of Praveen Sattaru. In Bollywood she is busy in Baadshaho where she will shake legs on a special song.


finalized to play the love interest of Ravi Teja in the upcoming movie ‘Touch Chesi Chudu’ under the direction of Vikram Sirikonda. Now the team is planning to bring another actress

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ctress Raashi Khanna who has shared the screen space with Mass Maharaja Ravi Teja in Bengal Tiger, has been already


on the board to play the second female lead. According to the sources, the makers have approached Kanche fame Pragya Jaiswal for the second female lead. Recently the director contacted Pragya and the actress who is very excited after hearing the narration, has given her verbal consent but she did not sign the project yet. She is trying to adjust her dates. It is being produced by Nallamalapu Srinivas and Vallabhaneni Vamsi. Recently the makers roped Bollywood actor Freedy Daruwala to play antagonist and the upcoming flick will mark his debut in Telugu cinema. Currently Pragya has multiple projects in her bags. She is romancing with Bellamkonda Sai Srinivas in Boyapati Srinu’s directorial venture and will also be seen in Krishna Vamsi’s Nakshatram starring Sundeep Kishan and Regina Cassandra.



ctor Suman who is busy in South Indian movie, is now making out his best to enter into politics. He is planning to contest as MLA in 2019 election. In his latest public appearance in Ongole, Suman said that he would contest in the upcoming general elections. He maintained the silence and did not reveal on which party he will compete the elections from. He said, “I am always helping out the backward people in the society and i have the idea of helping them through political arena too. So I am entreating into the politics to help the backward people and will contest the elections as MLA in 2019 elections.� He added, he would join the party which works selflessly for the welfare of society and common people.

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ersatile actor and film maker Kamal Haasan’s Vishwaroopam which was released in 2013, have broken several box office records and turned into one of the highest grosser of the year as it earned gross 2.4 Billion worldwide. Its sequel Vishwaroopam 2 which was stuck at the editing table because of financial issues, is back on the track and this confirmation is given by Kamal himself recently through his tweet. Twitterati has gone gaga over the news of Kamal’s Vishwaroopam 2. Currently the movie is in post production stage. Kamal announced that he has bought the movie from its original producer Aascar Ravichandran. He took the twitter and posted, “Happy to announce, Raajkamal Films International has taken over the responsibility of bringing Vishwaroopam2 within this calendar year 2017. Take it away lasses and lads. VR2 is yours to enjoy. I persevered in spite of political interferences. Was worth it. For my Nation & me." In Vishwaroopam 2, Kamal plays RAW agent and it also features Pooja Kumar, Rahul Bose and Andrea Jeremiah in important role. The first part Vishwaroopam had faced issues during the time of release for allegedly portraying Muslims in the wrong light. After a court battle and many protests, it was released in theaters.






he incredibly talented Saiyami Kher who got her big break with 2012 edition of the Kingfisher Bikini Calendar, made her Telugu debut in 2015 with Rey and later she was seen in Bollywood movie ‘Mirzya’ in 2016 where she grabbed a lot of eyeballs for her sharp features and dreamy eyes. She is the grand-daughter of actor Usha Kiran and niece of Shabana Azami and Tanvi. The actress is quite active on social media and enjoying huge fan base. Recently she shared a black and white photograph of herself on her Instagram page and captioned it, “There's so much in between the black & the white.” Coming on the photograph, the actress is donning a black body revealing outfit where she flashes her toned legs. Her sexy transformation will definitely make men go weak in knees. She looks as breathtaking as ever.


RUMA SHARMA wet body show on beach


V actress and model Ruma Sharma is set the temperature soaring with her hot and

bold photo shoots in this hot summer. She has just upped the mercury level. Ruma has shared few photographs on her micro blogging page which have set tongues wagging. Coming on the photograph, she is seen sexy green outfit on the beach where she flashes her hot cleavage and milky thigh without any concessions. Her hot treat in wet outfit is just enough to make the beauty lovers go wild. There is no word to describe the hotness of this sexy goddess. Her pics are very hot and bold those are giving very tough competitions to top actresses. The 21 years old actress has appeared in several advertisements such as Idea, Triple Treat Ice Cream and India dairy. Ruma, a budding actress has also been the part of Popular TV shows like CID, Fear Files and Sawdhan India and MTV's Kaisi Yeh Yaariyan.




ellakonda Sai Srinivas and Boyapati Srinu’s untitled action and romantic entertainer movie has completed the entire shoot and post production work has been already started. According to the latest update, the makers are planning to release the movie on 7th July 2017 in a very grand manner. It is a big budget movie where two gorgeous actresses Rakul Preet Singh and Pragya Jaiswal are playing the female lead and Catherine Tresa is shaking legs on the item song whereas Esther Noronha, Jagapathi Babu, Aadhi Pinisetty and Sithara will be seen in supporting roles. Boyapati Srinu aka Tollywood’s mass director has never picked another genre other than action. So Lover boy Bellamkonda Sai will be seen flexing his muscles in new hunky avatar. Miryala Ravinder Reddy is producing the movie under the banner of Dwaraka Creations.





atural star Nani who is basking on the glory of a series of successful movies, is currently busy in his ongoing project ‘Ninnu Kori’ under the direction of debutant director Siva Nirvana which is on the verge of completion. After wrapping the shoot, he will join the set of his next film which will be bankrolled by Dil Raju under the banner of Sri venkateswara Creations. The movie is titled as MCA ‘Middle Class Abbayi’. The pre production activities have been already started and according to the latest update, the makers have also finalized the location for the shoot and the regular shoot will be commenced from mid May. Premam actress Sai Pallavi is on the board to play the love interest of Nani and another actress Bumika Chawal is also making her comeback in Telugu Film Industry with this venture and will be seen playing Nani’s sister. MCA is going to be helmed by Venu sree Raam who is known for his directorial excellence in Siddharth and Shruti Haasan’s movie 'Oh My Friend'.




alented Tolly actor Brahmaji’s Son Sanjay who got married to Bengali Woman Indrakshi 5 Years ago, will end his marriage soon. It was love cum arranged marriage. Sanjay is a Marine Engineer by profession and has been living separate from his fashion designer wife Indrakshi for past five months. The news regarding their separation is announced by Brahmaji himself on Twitter as he said, couple is heading towards divorce and requested everyone to wish his son the best of luck for his future. The actor took the twitter and wrote, “Sad to inform that my son Sanjay and his wife Indrakshi now separated fr 5 months are getting divorced .wish them happiness and better luck.” This news has hurt the followers of Bhahmaji and most of them


doesn’t believe that he has a son, and few of them has conveyed their sorry message to him. The reason behind the divorce is unknown. Sources say that Sanjay is planning to test his luck in film industry. Let’s hope that Brahmaji and his son get back to their normal life soon.


ollywood love birds Naga Chaitanya and Samantha who got engaged in January this year in the presences of their family members and friends, is set to tie the knot in October. Ever since they have been engaged, Samantha and Naga Chaitanya have been sharing pictures from their personal life on social media platforms. According to the latest update, currently they are maintaining live-in relationship and living together as a married couple in the same apartment in Hyderabad. Recently they threw a party for their friends at their apartments. On this occasion, Naga Chaitanya made delicious dishes for their friend and Samantha also helped him in cooking as she chopped the tomatoes, onions and others things. Now the photographs of the same party, where Chaitu is seen doing cooking is going viral on the internet and grabbing the attention of everyone. On the work front, Chaitanya and Samantha are busy shooting for their upcoming films. Chaitu is waiting for the release of Rarandoi Veduka Chuddam which is set to hit the theaters in mid May and Samantha is romancing with Ram Charan in Sukumar’s directorial venture, she will also be seen in horror flick Raju Gari Gadhi 2 starring Nagarjuna and Seerat Kapoor.


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uperstar Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar and Amy Jackson starrer upcoming Sci-fi movie ‘2.0’, directed by Shankar, is one of the most awaited movie of this year 2017. According to the latest update, the makers have postponed the release due to delay in VFX works. Earlier it was supposed to hit the theaters on the occasion of Diwali but now it will be arrived on 25th January 2018 on the occasion of Republic Day. Raju Mahalingam, COO of Lyca Productions confirmed the news as he posted on the wall of Twitter, “Our most ambitious project, Shankar's 2.0,shifts to 25Jan 2018. It moves from earlier Diwali release to achieve world class standards in VFX.” Sreedhar Pillai also tweeted, “Big news that #2PointO release postponed from Diwali 2017 to Republic Day weekend - Jan 25, 2018. The post production is time consuming.” On the other side, Rajinikanth is excited to join the set of his next venture under the direction of Kabali director Pa Ranjith where he is speculated to play Haji Mastan and it will be bankrolled by his son-in-law Dhanush under the banner of Wunderber Studios.




atural star Nani and Hanu Raghavapudi who have worked together for the successful movie Krishna Gaadi Veera Prema Gaadha, are teaming up once again for the next upcoming venture. According to the latest update, the movie has been titled as Adigo Alladigo Srihari Vaasam. Currently Nani is busy in his ongoing project ‘Ninnu Kori’ under the direction of debutant director Siva Nirvana

in which actress Niveda Thomas is playing the female lead role. On the other-side, Hanu Raghavapudi is busy in LIE starring Nithiin which is progressing in USA. After Ninnu Kori, Nani will move to Dil Raju’s production venture MCA, which will be helmed by Venu Sriram and will go on the floor in mid May. After warping the shoot of MCA, Gentleman actor will join the set of Hanu’s movie and the music of the film will be scored by Mani Sharma. It is expected that the movie will go on the floor in summer 2018.



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ega Prince Varun Tej who has received lot of applause for his portrayal of soldier in National award winning movie ‘Kanche’ has not scored a blockbuster commercial hit till date. His recently released romantic entertainer ‘Mister’, directed by Srinu Vaitla has turned out commercially flop at the box office. Now the actor is pinning lot of hopes with his next upcoming flick ‘Fidaa’, which is progressing at brisk pace under the direction of Sekhar Kammula. It is all about the story of a NRI boy who falls in the love of Telangana girl. According to the latest update, the makers are planning to release Fidaa on 4th August. The movie is near the completion of the shoot and it is expected that entire shoot will be wrapped by the end of May and later post production will be started. Mallu beauty Sai Pallavi is playing the love interest of Varun in this romantic entertainer. Noted producer Dil Raju is bankrolling this prestigious project and the music is scored by Shakthi Kanth.


Thikka Beauty Sizzles in bikini


nternational model and actress Larissa Bonesi started her modelling career in India since 2011 and made her Telugu debut in 2016 with Thikka starring Sai Dharam Tej in the direction of Sunil Reddy. Recently Go Goa Gone actress shared a photograph on her Instagram where she sported her bikini avatar. She captioned it, “Meet me where the sky touches the sea.” The tempting pose of this seductive actress is set the temperature soaring. The endless ocean and sky are the perfect backdrop for the picture. Larissa looked every inch of hotness personified during the shoot. The hotness of Desi Boyz actress cannot be described by the words. Currently the actress doesn’t have any movie in her handand looking forward for more work.

Hot! Amyra Dastur REMOVING



he lovely actress Amyra Dastur, who is known for her hot and sensuous explosions on silver screen, started her career at the age of 16 as model and later she appeared in small screen commercials like Clean and Clear, Dove, Vodafone and Micromax. She made her debut in Bollywood with the movie Issaq opposite Prateik Babbar. The 23 years old actress was last seen in International film Kung Fu Yoga starring Jackie Chan and Sonu Sood and currently working on her Tamil project Oodi Oodi Uzhaikanum opposite Santhanam. The summer heat is all around and Amyra Dastur is adding more heat with her sensational photograph. She has taken the hotness to a whole new level and has set the standard too high for the other actresses to match. She stunned everyone by showing her cleavage and curvy body by removing her shirt. She is an absolute fitness freak. Her sexy look is setting to get the mercury levels soaring with her sensuous photo shoots.

Freddy Daruwala roped in

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ike in Bollywood, the top heroines in South Film Industry had shed their inhibitions to do item numbers. Actress Catherine Tresa has also joined the list and it is heard that she charged a bomb for item number. The mass specialist Boyapati Srinu brought Catherine Treasa on the board to shake legs in special song. Earlier she was seen in Boyapati’s directorial venture ‘Sarrainodu’ starring Stylish Star Allu Arjun and received lot of applause for her role of young MLA. Now she has been roped to ooze oomph

in Bellamkonda Srinivas’s next, which is a big budget movie and being produced by M. Ravinder Reddy under the banner of Dwaraka Creations. According to the latest buzz, Catherine was paid whooping Rs 60 Lakhs for a single item song. Bellamkonda’s movies are popular for paying huge remunerations for item songs. Earlier Tamannah has also received fatty cheque for the item numbers in Alludu Seenu and Speedunnodu, now it is the turn of Catherine. Recently the makers wrapped the shoot of this item song, which is composed by Devi Sri Prasad. Two actresses Rakul Preet Singh and Pragya Jaiswal are playing the lead roles.





arishma Sharma who has worked in television shows like Yeh Hai Mohabbatein and Pavitra Rishta, is giving very tough competition to Bollywood actresses. The young actress who played negative role in daily saga is making this summer hotter with her smoking hot photoshoot pictures which she


has shared on her social media account. Pyar Ka Punchnama 2 actress who is making the internet user go weak in their knees with her photo shoots wants to make her sight worthy for the onlookers. She captioned it, “Always be a first-rate version of yourself instead of a second-rate version of somebody else. Top by @srstore09.� Coming on this pic, the 23 years old actress flashes her cleavage and sexy toned legs. Her stylish does a marvelous job in getting the perfect look for the photo-shoot. A pair of black heels summed up her attire. Her costumes are designed is such a manner that reveal her toned body and giving an ample view of her desirable assets. Karishma has ability to grab the attention of audiences with great sensuality.



razilian model and actress Nathalia Kaur who has been a model for the Kingfisher

Calendar girl, made her Bollywood debut in 2012 with an item song in Ram Gopal Varma’s directorial venture Department and later maintained distance from Hindi movies and concentrated on Telugu and Tamil movies but did not get much recognition in South.

Nathalia has shared her photograph from her recent photoshoot on her Instagram where she is seen in black swimsuit. Truly, she is an epitome of sensuousness. Flaunting her curves in black swimsuit, Nathalia is seen enjoying every bit of the photoshoot without any mark of hesitation. She is displaying every corner of her sumptuous and well-toned body. Jism 3 actress never shies away from indulging in skin show and her Instagram page is proof of it. Many of you won't be aware of the fact that the 26 years old hot actress has also been an opera singer.



ctress Gautami Tadimalla who made her comeback after a long gap of 20 years with Malayalam Superstar Mohanlal starrer Manamantha, has expressed her desire to act in Telugu movies. Though the actress has been the part of several Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada movies, but Manamantha has ignited her desire to act in more Telugu movies. The sources reveal that recently Gautami met few Telugu film makers and discussed the possibility of teaming up. She hails from Nidadavolu and is very keen to be the part of Telugu Cinema considering it is her mother tongue. She also heard few scripts but nothing is yet finalized. It has also come out that Gautami has also been doing some sizzling photo-shoots and it looks like the actress is all set to make a full-fledged return to Telugu movies. Recently she has been roped in to play an important role in Kukku Surendran’s upcoming Malayalam movie


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‘E’, which is being produced by popular director Sangeeth Sivan. Her character is named Malathy Menon.

M S Narayana biography fails to impress T

he biography of late actor comedian M.S. Narayana, who acted in nearly 750 movies, titled M.S. Narayana Jeevitha Katha, was launched by Brahmanandam on 16th April 2017, on the occasion of MS Narayana’s 66th birthday. It is written by Kunaparaju Kumar and published by Sahithi Publishers but unfortunately it disappointed everyone. Before starting the filmy career, MS Narayana worked as Telugu lecturer and he was also well versed in Sanskrit. The writer Kunaparaju Kumar has ruined some of the interesting happenings in the actor’s life and film career with confusing sentence construction. He has failed to capture the interesting happening in his biography. Also the incidents that happened in Narayana’s life, are not in chronological order and it seems the writer was totally confused where and how to start describing the actor’s filmy career. Though the actor’s life is inspiring and interesting but Kumar made it ordinary with his bad writing.



unjabi Kudi Mehreen Kaur Pirzada who made her Telugu debut with ‘Krishna Veera Prema Gadha’ in 2016 opposite natural star Nani, was roped in Varun Tej starrer upcoming venture under the direction of Atluri Venkat but now according to the latest update, she has walked out from the project and the makers are in the hunt of another actress to replace her. The sources close to film unit reveal that earlier Mehreen gave her nod to the makers but later she was unable to allot the dates so she decided to leave the project. Though the makers did not reveal anything about the female lead but it is heard that they are considering the name of few actresses like Sayesshaa Saigal, Anu Emmanuel and Raashi Khanna to play the female lead role but nothing is yet finalized. As it is a romantic drama, makers want to rope a lean looking girl. The sources add, if they are unable to zero on one of the above, they may opt for new face from Mumbai. On the other side, Mehreen is busy in her ongoing projects ‘Raja The Great’ starring Mass Maharaja Ravi Teja and ‘Jawan’ in which Sai Dhram Tej is playing the lead role.

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kkineni Nagarjuna organized the press meet recently and on this occasion he spoke about the progress of his latest production venture Rarandoi Veduka Chooddam. He shared very interesting information about the movie in which Naga Chaitanya and Rakul Preet Singh are playing the lead role whereas Jagapthai Babu and Lavanya Tripathi will be seen in crucial role. He took the mike and said, “From the last couple of weeks, I was in editing room with the director Kalyan Krishna. The movie has come out very well. After getting satisfaction at the editing table, I permit to hold a press meet. Earlier I have decided, i will release the movie only after in feel confident about the result. Finally I am very happy with the movie and planning to release it in May.” He added, “ Naga Chaitnaya has done superb job. Kalyan Krishna is a good writer and he came up with fresh story-line. Already he has proved himself at the box office and gave hit to me in the form of Soggade Chinni Nayana. Rakul Preet Singh is one of talented actress and perfect in Bramaramba character. Versatile actor Jagapathi Babu has also done good job in the role of father. It is beautiful love story and all the section of audiences will like the movie.” Nagajuna is taking special care of his son Naga Chaitanya’s movie and he has turned Editor for him.




here is a good news for Superstar Rajinikanth fans. Very soon Ranjini is going to start the shoot of his next movie, also his 161st film where he is set to play real life character of Tamil don Mirza Hazi Mastan. The movie is yet to be titled, but Rajini’s fans named it #Thalivar161. A Tamil-Muslim by birth, Haji Mastan was raised as one among the many siblings in a poor family but dreamt of doing something bigger in life. He was a don and popular as smuggler, films financier and real estate businessman who lived between 1926 and 1994. Hazi Mastan was popular for his wearing white shoes, smoking costly cigarettes and driving white Mercedes. Interestingly the project will be produced by his son-inlaw Dhanush under the banner of Wunderful films. Pa Ranjith which has helmed Rajini’s Kabali, is going to helm this megaphone. The movie is expected to go on the floor very soon. Meanwhile, Rajini fans are waiting for the release of 2.0 directed by Shankar, which is set to hit the theaters next year on the occasion of Republic Day.





fter delivering commercially flop movies Aagadu and BruceeLee, finally Srinu Vaitla pinned lot of hopes with Varun Tej starrer comedy and romantic entertainer Mister but it is also turning out flop at the box office. The sources say that Vaitla family reveals that the failure of the movies are a result of the bad vastu of his house. Earlier Vaitla was staying a penthouse in Yousuguda and during the shoot of Aagadu, he shifted to the new house in New Journalist colony, Jubliee hills and the movie was bombed at the box office. Later the director called Vastu experts and repaired it accordingly but his next directorial venture BruceLee was also disaster. During the shoot of Mister, once again Vaitla called Vastu team and made few changes to his house. This time he was very confident about Mister success but unfortunately it also turned out flop. Now what will be the director’s next step? Is Vastu Shastra is the reason behind the failure of his films? Will Vaitla make more few repairs in his house?






rakash Raj is not only popular as versatile actor, director and producer but he is also well known as a nature lover and philanthropist. He is one of the actors who actively participate in social awareness activities. He has already started Prakash Raj foundation and now he is participating in Save Wild life campaign. He is appointed as the brand ambassador for Save Wild Life Campaign. Live discussions with experts will be screened on Suvarna News, whereas the print campaign will be routed through news daily, Kannada Prabha. Prakash Raj has shared few photographs on his Twitter and wrote, “#savewildlife campaign a joy to be its ambassador .Karnataka forest/ tourism #suvarnachannel #kannadaprabha #prakashrajfoundation initiative.” Earlier, when he was involved in save the tiger campaign, he travelled to various villages, schools and colleges in the forest to educate the villagers on the need to conserve wildlife and end man animal conflict. He is indeed popular for his innovative ideas and always ready to give his contribution to change the society. His work encourages the other people to come forward and participate in social awareness activities.




llu Sirish made his Malayalam debut with big budget war drama ‘1971 Beyond borders’, under the direction of Major Ravi and it was released on 7th April. He played a minor role and pinned lot of hopes but unfortunately the film has failed to grab eyeballs. Though the actor's performance received decent response but movie became fail to engage the audiences at the theaters. His debut in Mollywood was discussed widely as he acted along side with Malayalam superstar Mohanlal but the actor’s hopes were washed off as the film tanked at the box office. His bother Allu Arjun has huge fan following in Kerala and his movies regularly get dubbed into Malayalam. So Allu Sirish also followed the same path but he recorded another flop in his flop driven career. Interestingly the same role was initially offered to Tollywood hot chunk Rana Daggubati but as he was not able to allot the date, rejected the offers and after scouting several names the makers roped Allu Sirish. Currently the actor is busy in his ongoing project under the direction of 'Ekkadiki Pothavu Chinnavada' fame Vi Anand.

oung actor Raj Tarun was last seen in successful movie Kittu Unnadu Jagratha, and currently waiting for the arrival of his next upcoming rom com ‘Andhagadu’ which is likely to release in May. Interestingly both the movie have been produced by Anil Sunkara of AK Entertainment and now the actor is set to complete a third film. Earlier Raj Tarun had signed a film 'Raju Gadu' (with tagline 'Yama Danger') under the direction of Sanjana Reddy which also went on the floor but later the shoot was halted. Maruthi penned the story, screenplay and dialogues for this venture. It is hilarious comic caper. According to the latest buzz, Raj Tarun, Sanjana Reddy and



Anil Sunkara’s venture is all set to be revived soon. The actor has now allotted the date to complete the project and the regular shoot will be commenced in the first week of May. The sources close to the team reveal that major part of the shoot has been already shot and now Raj Tarun is getting ready to warp the remaining part of his character. It will be released after Andhagadu. On the other-side, currently Raj Tarun is busy in his ongoing untitled project which is being produced by Annapurna Studios.


Akhil film record WITH HYD METRO


khil Akkineni is back in action. He has started the shoot of his second film under the direction of talented director Vikram Kumar. This project is Akhil’s third film and his second project with Vikram Kumar, who worked with him in Manam before. Akhil’s movie has set a record to have been credited the first ever Telugu movie shot at under construction Hyderabad Metro. The makers have roped Hollywood stunt mast Bob Brown who have worked for popular movies like Se7en, Iron Man, and Terminator 2, to choreograph the action sequences. The major action sequences


on Metro Rail has been wrapped under the supervision of Bob Brown and this confirmation is given by Akhil himself as he tweeted, “Introducing my legend of an action director. The one and only Bob Brown. Kickass guy with a kickass team. Half way through only coz of you !” Who will play the female lead role is not yet decided. Currently the team is in the hunt of female lead. Ishq and Surya starrer 24 fame Ajay has been roped to play the antagonist. The upcoming action and romantic entertainer is being bankrolled by Nagarjuna under the banner of Annapurna Studios.


t is known that King Nagarjuna and would-be daughter-in-law Samantha are sharing the screen space in the Telugu horror flick Raju Gari Gadhi 2, which is progressing at brisk pace under the direction of anchor turned director Ohmkar. According to the reliable sources, Samantha is set to play ghost in this horror flick. In its first part Poorna of Avunu fame portrayed the character of ghost and this time Samantha is essaying the same role in its sequel. The sources close to film unit reveal that makers are using the old set for the shoot which was erected for its first part. It is the first time when Samantha is essaying ghost and her character is very crucial. Nagarjuna will be seen in the role of a mentalist. It is being produced by Prasad V. Potluri and Run Raja Run fame Seerat Kapoor will be seen in one of the lead role, whereas Ashwin Babu, Vennela Kishore and Shakalaka Shankar are in supporting roles. The music is composed by SS Thaman and it is expected to hit the theaters in late 2017.




sword fighting for Sangamithra

ultitalented actress Shruti Hassan who is all set to be warrior princess in the upcoming one of the most costliest movie ‘Sangamithra’, is undergoing rigorous physical

character right. She has been training with professional sword fighting expert and action choreographer. The actress who will be seen playing fierce character has started training with basic movements and manoeuveres and

training in London. PC Sunder’s movie will be made in three languages-Tamil, Telugu and Hindi. The movie starring Jayam Ravi, Arya and Shruti Hassan in the lead roles. As Sangamithra is a historical drama, each of the actors will take up combat training. The gorgeous actress Shruti is leaving no stone unturned to get every nuance of her

now, she has progressed to learning the aspect of precision and physical agility. Her workshop also include mind mapping techniques that a professional sword fighters are expected to know. It is confirmed that she will be seen as hot warrior princess in Sangamithra, which will be produced by Sri Thenandal Films and expected to go on the floor in April.



Anushka & Prakash Raj

in Mahanati

ag Ashwin’s upcoming directorial venture Mahanati, the biopic of legendary actress Savitri is getting bigger day by day. Two gorgeous divas Keerthy Suresh and Samantha Ruth Prabhu are already on the board to play the lead roles. Now two more super talented stars have been approached for this upcoming multistarrer movie and they are none other than Anushka Shetty and Versatile actor Prakash Raj. According to the latest buzz, Anushka and Prakash Raj will play crucial role in this biopic.

Mahanati will showcase the love life and post marriage phase of veteran actress Savithri and Gemini Ganesan. It is known that Keerthy is playing Savithri whereas Samantha is essaying journalist and story of Mahanati will be narrated by Samantha’s character. It is heard that Anushka will essay yesteryear actress Jamuna who was very close to Savithri and Prakash Raj will be seen in the role of Shivaji Ganeshan. 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, Pasa Malar, Bhale Ramudu, Maya Bazar and others.

However, It is too early to say if they signed the biopic or not. Let’s wait for official confirmation. Touted to be a bilingual Telugu and Tamil,

With Mahanati, Nag Ashwin feels to revisit time and bring back vivid memories of the legend on silver screen.





riter Prasanna Kumar Bezawada who penned the films like Cinema Choopista Maava and Nani starrer Nenu Local, is planning to collaborate with Dil Raju for his directorial debut. Prassana’s working style and dedication for Nenu Local, has received lot of applause by one and all during the release of the movie. Now he is set to join the league of his colleagues who are turning the directors. The sources close to the development confirms that Prasanna wanted to take his time to switch to direction but his friends from the industry felt it’s high time he goes behind the camera. He took their advice and met Raj Tarun. After 30 minute narration to Raj Tarun, he got nod by the actor. It is a classy love story. He also impressed Dil Raju who produced Nenu Local and finally the trio Raj Tarun, Dil Raju and Prasanna are set to team up for the next venture. It has also come out that Prassana wants to spend at least 6 months on the pre-production and rope the top technicians.







ctor Nithiin starrer upcoming venture LIE is progressing at brisk pace in US under the direction of Hanu Raghavpudi. According to the latest update, the 90% of the shoot will be completed by the second week of June. The producer spoke about the progress of the movie and said, "The shoot is going on in the beautiful location across the US and in the coming days the team is planning to shot few crucial scenes in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago. With this schedule, which will be continued to the second week of June, we will have been done with most part of the film."

A Hollywood actor, stunt man, socialite Dan Bilzerian has been roped to play the important role in this action and romantic entertainer. This confirmation is given by the actor himself as he shared photograph and wrote on the wall of twitter, “Thanks @DanBilzerian for being such a sport n for being part of our film..u r a total natural!! #LIEthemovie.� Dan has worked for several Hollywood movies like Olympus Has Fallen, The Other Woman, The Equalizer and War Dogs etc. Actress Mega Akash is playing the female lead and Gentleman fame Arjun is the main antagonist in LIE which is being produced by Ram Achanta, Gopi Achanta and Anil Sunkara and it is set to hit the theaters on 11th August.



rewriting SPYder



PYder is one of the most awaited movie of 2017 which is set to hit the theaters on 23rd June. When it comes to star hero films, the climax is always planned in a grand way and the movie lovers also expect high voltage scenes. According to the latest buzz, AR Murugadoss is rewriting the climax of this big budget, bilingual, action and romantic entertainer drama to keep the Tamil and Telugu audience’s taste in mind. Mahesh is one of top star of Telugu Film Industry and SPYder marks his Tamil debut. In


this case, Mahesh has to satisfy both Tamil and Telugu speaking fans and also has to justify with his character in the movie. Recently the makers of the movie unveiled the motion poster and the first look poster of the movie which went viral and now the expectations are high. It is heard that the team is planning to release the film's teaser by second week of May. Rakul Preet Singh is playing the female lead and SJ Suryah as antagonist.


ilky beauty Tamannah Bhatia is a perfect combination of talent and glamour. Recently she has done a very hot photo-shoot in a stylish designer wear, flaunting her sexy shining thigh. Nothing seems sexy better than a thigh-high slit saffron gown the most adorable outfit wore by Tamannah. Coming on the photograph, She poses alongside a lion and also looks like a sexy lioness. The 27 years old actress is slowly raising temperatures with her sexy looks for photo shoots for now. She is every bit seductive as she poses like a diva in this bold shoot. With exhibiting her super slim hot figure, Tamanna has definitely upped the glam quotient compared to her earlier days. On the work-side. She is also romancing with Vikram in upcoming Tamil movie ‘Sketch’, being directed by Vijay Chander.



Tollywood Magazine English May- 2017  

Tollywood Magazine English May- 2017

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