Weekly Recap August 8-14: Important Tollywood Updates You May Have Missed

Weekly Recap August 8-14: Important Tollywood Updates You May Have Missed

Another week has passed and we have seen new movies being announced and celebrities getting married and celebrities being affected by the COVID-19 virus.  The movie industry waits for no one as it is a constantly moving wheel which makes and breaks dreams.  While the amount of news about events happening in Tollywood can be mind boggling, as it is hard to separate truth from rumour, we at Telugu Filmnagar will make your life fun and easy with all the Tollywood recaps..  We bring you every Saturday a summary of the up to the moment and important news which occurred this week.

Here are the important news items for this week.

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1) Niharika Konidela gets engaged to Chaitanya Jonnalagadda 

Niharika Konidela and Chaitanya Jonnalagadda got engaged on 13th August, at Trident Hotel in Hyderabad.  The event was an intimate ceremony attended only by their family and closest friends.

2) #SDT15: Sai Dharam Tej’s next mystic thriller announced

Sai Dharam Tej announced his next untitled film, which is tentatively referred to as #SDT15.  The film will be jointly bankrolled by versatile filmmaker Sukumar and B.V.S.N. Prasad under Sukumar Writings and Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra.  #SDT15 will be directed by  Karthik Varma Dandu.

3) Director Ajay Bhupathi tests positive for COVID-19

The young director Ajay Bhupathi revealed that he tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.  Ajay shared the news on his Twitter feed by just posting “Vachesindi” which loosely translates to “it came.”  Ajay followed up the tweet by saying he will come forward soon to donate his plasma meaning he is confident of making a full recovery.  Ajay’s positive attitude towards his current situation will definitely put fans at ease.  

4) Good Luck Sakhi teaser announced by makers

The makers of Good Luck Sakhi announced the teaser for the Keerthy Suresh starrer will be released on Independence day.  Good Luck Sakhi is a sports drama movie which follows the life of a woman shooter for which Keerthy Suresh was chosen.  The movie is jointly produced by Shravya Varma and Sudheer Chandra. Aadi Pinisetty will be seen as the lead actor while Devi Sri Prasad will be composing the music for Good Luck Sakhi.

5) S.S. Rajamouli Recovered From COVID-19

Last month, on July 30th, ace director of Tollywood, S.S. Rajamouli and his family have been tested positive for COVID-19 with mild symptoms.  Now, after a 14 day quarantine period, the director is all fine and fit.  He is very excited about donating blood plasma, which is an important aspect to combat the virus.

6) Adheera Sanjay Dutt Diagnosed With Lung Cancer

Sanjay Dutt, also known as the Baba of the film industry is making his debut in the South Indian movie industry as the character Adheera, in the highly anticipated sequel of KGF Chapter 2.  Sanjay Dutt was admitted to Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai on August 8th, when he experienced breathlessness and discomfort in his chest.  Upon admission, Sanjay Dutt was tested for the COVID-19 virus, following which the result was declared negative.  However, in an unfortunate turn of events, Sanjay Dutt was diagnosed with lung cancer.

7) Happy Birthday Mahesh Babu

Superstar Mahesh Babu celebrated his 45th birthday on August 9th with his family.  Mahesh Babu also urged his fans to not gather outside to celebrate his birthday because of the COVID-19 situation on ground.

8) Prasanth Varma’s Movie Based On Coronavirus Is Titled Zombie Reddy

Prasanth Varma is back once again with another script which is a new concept and one which may resonate well with the Telugu audiences.  The movie is reportedly based on the current Coronavirus pandemic which is spreading very rapidly all over the world.  Prasanth Varma titled the movie Zombie Reddy, a title which is sure to arouse curiosity and also which would get tongues wagging.  Moreover, Zombie Reddy will also be the first Telugu zombie movie. 

9) RRR Producer DVV Danayya Tested Positive For COVID-19

Roudram Ranam Rudhiram (RRR) Producer D.V.V. Danayya tested positive for Coronavirus.  The bad news came days after the prestigious Director, S.S. Rajamouli, and his family members contracted the virus.

10) Rana-Miheeka get hitched in an intimate ceremony

The big fat Indian wedding of Rana Dagubatti and Miheeka Bajaj, took place on Sunday, August 8.  Every single picture of the lovely couple went viral in seconds on social media.   A beautiful picture of Miheeka and Rana, along with their furry pet, all smiling their hearts out went viral on social media.  Miheeka can be seen dressed in a purple lehenga, whereas Rana topped a pair of jeans with a grey kurta.

11) Sarkari Vaari Paata Motion Poster released

The makers behind Sarkari Vaari Paata released a motion poster on the occasion of the birthday of Superstar Mahesh Babu.  The motion poster gave a snippet of the background music which was quite catchy.  Needless to say, the poster was able to make the fans of Mahesh Babu happy as they have been expecting promotional content on his birthday.

Stay tuned to Telugu Filmnagar to be updated on the latest happenings in Tollywood and do let us know which of these stories were your favourites in the comments below!


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