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Saroj Khan Leaves Her Impact On Tollywood With Her Passing

Saroj Khan Leaves Her Impact On Tollywood With Her Passing

Ace Choreographer Saroj Khan is well known for leaving an indelible impact on Indian cinema and has immortalised herself as a legend with her innumerable dance moves.  If you are a person who grew up watching hindi movies in the early 1990s chances are high that you might have danced to the song Ek Do Teen which was choreographed by Saroj Khan herself.  Indian Cinema suffered a huge loss as news about Saroj Khan’s demise broke out prompting many celebrities to offer their condolences on social media as well sharing fond memories with Saroj Khan.  The 71 year old ace choreographer suffered a massive heart stroke following which she passed away in Mumbai.

Although Saroj Khan majorly worked in Bollywood, she also made a name for herself in the South Indian film industries of Tollywood and Kollywood.  While many people might not know this, Saroj Khan worked with Megastar Chiranjeevi, Nagarjuna, Balakrishna and Mahesh Babu.  Saroj Khan worked on films like The Gentleman, Criminal, Choodalani Vundi, Devi Putrudu, Takkari Donga, Palnati Brahmanayudu, Daddy, Anji, Balu and Aata.

ALSO READ: RIP Saroj Khan: Mahesh Babu to Kajal Aggarwal Tollywood Celebs Offer Condolences

Tollywood celebrities like Mahesh Babu, Kajal Aggarwal, Tamannaah, Lakshmi Manchu took to Twitter to offer their condolences for Saroj Khan.  Over the course of her career, Saroj Khan won numerous awards including the National Award For Best Choreography which she won three times, a record which still stands unbeaten.  Saroj Khan also won eight Filmfare awards for Best Choreography.

 

As Saroj Khan departs for her heavenly abode, Indian cinema and Tollywood will deeply miss her insights and contributions!

Mahesh Babu Marks New Milestone On Social Media

Mahesh Babu is undoubtedly one of the most handsome and loved superstars in the country.  Mahesh Babu is the second Telugu actor after Prabhas to be immortalized in the form of a wax statue at Madame Tussauds Museum, in Singapore.  The actor has a huge fan following on social media and recently he marked a milestone on the microblogging platform.

Mahesh Babu has always been an active celebrity on social media, who frequently shares updates regarding his personal and professional happenings.  On Thursday, the Prince of Telugu cinema became the first South Indian actor to bag 10 million on Twitter.  Fans of the superstar are celebrating this huge milestone as a big celebration with hashtags and special posts on social media.

On this note, Mahesh Babu shared a boxing picture and thanked his Twitter family for this milestone and wrote, “10 MILLION thanks can never sum up the immense gratitude I have! Truly happy to be virtually connected with all of you… Much loveHugging face #10MillionStrong(sic.)”

ALSO READ: Mahesh Babu’s Sarkaru Vaari Paata: Namrata Shirodkar Reveals Details

Mahesh Babu is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to box office numbers.  The actor is gearing up for another blockbuster film with director Parasuram, titled Sarkaru Vaari Paata.  The first look poster of the commercial entertainer released to a roaring response from netizens. Reportedly, Keerthy Suresh has been roped in to play opposite Mahesh Babu in this film.

Shivani Rajasekhar: OTT Release For Her Upcoming Film

Shivani Rajasekhar, the elder daughter of Jeevitha and Rajasekhar, is playing the female lead in an untitled film directed by Mallik Ram.  Teja Sajja of Oh Baby fame is the lead actor opposite Shivani. 

In an interview with a local print media, Shivani revealed few interesting details about her upcoming film and said, “It’s a fresh love story with some science fiction elements in it.  We started the shooting some time back and more or less completed it just before the lockdown. We need to shoot for four to five days more for patchwork(sic.)’

“The team wanted the film to be completed and ready for release, so I completed the dubbing,. Post production work is in progress(sic.)”

Shivani also mentioned she isn’t against an OTT release for the movie, in the present circumstances. “I want the film to reach as many as people as possible.  My production team will take decisions on which platform to release and they are the best judges(sic.)”

Saying that her father never attended the shoots, she however revealed that both her parents want to know the story before shooting begins. “They don’t interfere, but they advise me because they are very experienced, and I want to leverage that,” says Shivani.

ALSO READ: Nepotism Doesn’t Work For Everyone Says Shivani Rajeshkar After Her Film Two States Was Shelved.

Shivani Rajasekhar also said she is open to doing web series if approached with a good subject.

 

 

 

 

RIP Saroj Khan: Mahesh Babu to Kajal Aggarwal Tollywood Celebs Offer Condolences

RIP Saroj Khan: Mahesh Babu to Kajal Aggarwal Tollywood Celebs Offer Condolences

Ace choreographer Saroj Khan passed away due to a cardiac arrest in Mumbai on July 3, 2020.  The devastating news created a void in the film industry.  She was fondly known as Masterji among film circles and has choreographed popular songs in Telugu and Hindi. 

In an illustrious career spanning for over four decades, Saroj Khan composed dance moves for close to 2000 songs and won the National Award three times for popular Bollywood films, Devdas, Sringaram and Jab We Met.  Saroj Khan also worked with Tollywood biggies like Chiranjeevi and Venkatesh Daggubati and has also choreographed for songs in Daddy, Choodalani Vundi and a couple of other films in Telugu. 

Actors Mahesh Babu, Kajal Aggarwal, Rakul Preet Singh, Hansika Motwani, Tamannaah Bhatia and more took to their respective social media handles and mourned Saroj Khan’s untimely passing.

We, at Telugu Filmnagar, pray for the departed soul to rest in peace!

Thalapathy Vijay Heaps Praises For His Co Star Vijay Sethupathi

Thalapathy Vijay Heaps Praises For His Co Star Vijay Sethupathi

The powerful duo, Thalapathy Vijay and Vijay Sethupathi’s Master is without doubt one of the most awaited films of 2020.  Fans are thrilled to watch these both talented actors on the big screen and recently, Vijay spoke about his co star Vijay Sethupathi and the buzz about the movie only became louder.

The actor praised his co star Vijay Sethupathi by saying, “Vijay Sethupathi has now become a person who cannot be avoided.  We have seen many negative characters, but his role in Master will be special.  I asked him why he agreed to do the film and he shut me down by saying four words, I really like you(sic.)”

He also appreciated his director Lokesh Kanagaraj and said, “With Maanagaram, Lokesh made us notice his talent.  His next film Kaithi made us watch it again and again.  Lokesh has a special talent.  Being a banker, he has managed to do a film like Maanagaram, which has a complex script.  He wouldn’t even have a scene break up paper in his hand on the set of Master, I was confused seeing this.  I wondered how to work with him for the next few months.  Later, I realised, Lokesh is not just a planner, but a master planner(sic.)”

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Master also features Malavika Mohanan and Andrea Jeremiah as the female leads.  Anirudh Ravichander is composing the music for Master while Xavier Britto is producing the movie.   The buzz was Master would be released on Thalapathy Vijay’s birthday, June 22nd but that didn’t happen.  Now, fans are waiting for the news of the release date.

Kona Venkat Is Deeply Thankful To Ram Gopal Varma And Satya Movie

Kona Venkat Is Deeply Thankful To Ram Gopal Varma And Satya Movie

Kona Venkat is one of the leading producers & writers in Tollywood, and is known to back movies which are offbeat and yet tell a compelling story.  However, Kona Venkat began his journey more than two decades ago and began his career with the Ram Gopal Varma directorial Satya, which went down in movie history as a cult classic.  Kona Venkat is vocal about his admiration and deep respect for Ram Gopal Varma for having taken a chance on him when he was struggling.

Kona Venkat took to Twitter to post a deeply thankful message to Ram Gopal Varma as Satya turns 22 years old today.  Kona Venkat spoke about how he was struggling and almost on the verge of death when Ram Gopal Verma offered him an opportunity to work as a writer for the movie Satya.  Terming the opportunity as a miracle, Kona Venkat goes on to say he was handed three ‘big’ responsibilities as a lyricist, dialogue writer and production controller.

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Satya is a 1998 Indian Hindi language crime film, produced and directed by Ram Gopal Varma; written by Saurabh Shukla and Anurag Kashyap.  Ram Gopal Varma decided to shoot the movie with aspiring actors to keep the budget to a minimum and also interacted with people from the Mumbai underworld to gain insights for this movie.  Satya opened to critical acclaim with critics raving about how accurately and realistically the Indian underworld was depicted.

Currently, Kona Venkat is busy with his upcoming project Nishabdham which stars Anushka Shetty and Madhavan.  The movie is a thriller where Anushka Shetty plays the role of a mute artist.  Kona Venkat also announced a biopic which is based on the life of Indian weightlifting legend, Karnam Malleshwari.

Nithya Menen About Body Shaming; Of Course, I Get Affected

Nithya Menen About Body Shaming; Of Course I Get Affected

Nithya Menen is one of the talented actresses in the film industry.  The actress rose to fame with films like Gunde Jaari Gallanthayyinde, Ishq, Janatha Garage and OK Bangaram. Nithya carved a name for herself in Bollywood with Mission Mangal and now, the web series, Breathe: Into the Shadows.

Speaking to a leading daily, Nithya Menen shared her bothersome experience about body shaming. The actress said, “Of course, you get affected for sure.  There’s no doubt about it.  Nobody asks why you’re putting on weight, they just assume.  There are so many questions about it. Are they going through some health related issues?  There’s so much that they don’t even think about(sic.)”

Nithya said that she never raised a hue and cry about body shaming because she got her due, irrespective of how she looks. “Those are small things.  I don’t believe in blowing up any personal problem and protesting.   You do it yourself, you overcome these things.  I have never spoken or given interviews about these things.  But I do something about it.  The way people look at me in the industry, with or without weight, it doesn’t matter, I’m given my due.  That speaks more for me(sic.)”

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On the work front, Nithya Menen was last seen in Telugu in Janatha Garage in 2016 and Awe in 2018.  In 2019, she played a cameo as Savitri in NTR: Kathanayakudu, the NTR biopic.

Niharika Konidela-Chaitanya Jonnalagadda’s Engagement Date Fixed?

Niharika Konidela-Chaitanya Jonnalagadda’s Engagement Date Fixed?

Niharika Konidela took everyone by surprise when she announced she would be getting engaged to Chaitanya Jonnalagadda, on her social media.  Before Niharika officially announced the name of her fiance, she made a cryptic post with her holding a Starbucks coffee cup which had her name as Ms.Niha and the Ms. was struck out to write Mrs.  This led to widespread speculation about an imminent announcement of the good news by fans.

The parents of both Niharika and Chaitanya met to discuss the details of the engagement and the wedding.  However, the auspicious occasion for the engagement seems to have been fixed officially and is said to take place on August 13th.  The engagement venue is being scouted for now according to the latest buzz in Tollywood.  Moreover, Niharika expressed her desire to have a theme based engagement function which is small and beautiful.  The marriage would also be a very small affair limited to members of the Mega family and the close family of the groom.

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Niharika’s fiance Chaitanya is an alumnus from the prestigious Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences (BITS), Pilani and the Indian School Of Business (ISB.)  He is currently working for a leading multinational company in Hyderabad as a Business Strategist.  Chaitanya’s father J. Prabhakar Rao is the Inspector General of Guntur police and when asked to comment about the engagement by a leading news daily, he said “It’s an arranged marriage and the kids don’t really know each other.  We met their family last week and decided that the two of them are perfect for each other (sic.)”

Tamannaah Bhatia Voices Her Opinion About Nepotism

Tamannaah Bhatia Voices Her Opinion About Nepotism

Tamannaah Bhatia has been on a successful journey in the entertainment industry for more than a decade.  In a recent interview with a leading daily, Tamannaah Bhatia voiced  her opinion on the viral debate of nepotism in the film industry.

The actress called herself an outsider and stated when she first started her career in the filmy world, she had no idea how the South industry works. 

Speaking to the leading daily, Tamannaah Bhatia said, “Coming from Mumbai, when I started doing Tamil and Telugu films, I neither knew the languages, nor did I know anyone in the industry.  So I had no connection whatsoever.  I worked hard and kept getting opportunities may be because people saw potential in me.  Whatever success or failure I got on my way was because of my efforts and destiny.  Nepotism and favoritism exist in all fields and not just entertainment.  Such things cannot determine your success or failure”

The actress did agree to the point, star kids get opportunities easily compared to outsiders in the industry.  Meanwhile, Tamannaah hopes the Coronavirus situation to get back to normal in a couple of months as she is waiting to get back to work.

ALSO READ : Tamannaah Pens A Powerful Note On ‘All Lives Matter’; Says Express Compassion And Practice Love

On the work front, Tamannaah Bhatia, who was seen in Chiranjeevi’s last film Sye Raa, has a couple of projects in the pipeline.  Tamannaah has Seetimaarr opposite Gopichand, a sports drama that is being directed by Sampath Nandi.  Tamannaah will also be seen in a Telugu remake of the Bollywood movie, Queen which is titled as That is Mahalakshmi, directed by Prashanth Varma.

IPC 376 Movie Trailer: Nandita Swetha Is Out To Deliver Justice In This Horror Thriller

IPC 376 Movie Trailer: Nandita Swetha Is Out To Deliver Justice In This Horror Thriller

Nandita Swetha who was last seen in the action thriller movie Asuravadham will be playing a police officer in her next film titled IPC 376, which is a horror thriller movie.  The first look posters of IPC 376 were released recently and it showed Nandita in two different avatars, one as a cop and another as a woman with her face painted to look like a demon.  

The filmmakers have finally decided to release the trailer for IPC 376 and it is safe to say the trailer will make a lot of people curious about what the movie has to offer.  The trailer was released by noted Tollywood music director S.S. Thaman for the Telugu audiences.  The trailer shows Nandita Swetha as a cop who is investigating an empty plot and also what looks like a religious cult.  Some of the scenes show a group of people trying to bury a body under suspicious circumstances while the remaining scenes give us a brief glimpse of the ‘demon’ who is out for vengeance.  The trailer establishes the plot of the story without divulging much information.  Have a look at the trailer below.

IPC 376 is written and directed by Ramkumar Subbaraman while Nandita Swetha, Madhusudhana Rao and Mahanadhi Shankar will be appearing in the lead roles.  S. Prabhakar is producing IPC 376, under his Production house Power King Studio while Yaadav Ramalingkam is composing the music for IPC 376.  This movie was also simultaneously shot in Tamil and Telugu 

Let us know what you think of the trailer and if you are excited to watch the movie!

Allu Sirish Is Following The New Indian Initiative ‘Go local’

Allu Sirish Is Following The New Indian Initiative ‘Go local’

Ever since the Galwan incident occurred and almost 25 Indian soldiers were killed by the Chinese Army, Indian netizens are totally opposing Chinese products and applications.  Allu Sirish is one such actor who is promoting ‘Make In India’ products and voicing his opinion about Chinese products.  People generally believe celebrities only use imported and expensive products but, Allu Sirish proved them wrong as he shared a glimpse of his personal care products.

Allu Sirish took to his Instagram story and shared a peek into his personal care products, which are all Indian products such as Kaya, Himalayan and Patanjali.  Sharing the picture on Instagram, Allu Sirish wrote, “Earlier: Mostly imported. Now: More Indian Goods. Go Local, Be Vocal(sic.)”  The actor is receiving praises from the social media netizens for promoting and accepting Indian products.

Sometime back, Allu Sirish also shared a picture of a few Indian instant food products, MTR Sambar Rice and MTR Pongal and wrote on his Instagram story, “South Indian Bachelor pack.”  The actor is doing all household chores by himself as he moved out of his parent’s house and is living independently in an apartment in Hyderabad.

ALSO READ: Allu Sirish Steps Out At Night For A Quick Jog Session- View Pic

On the work front, Allu Sirish was last seen in American Born Confused Desi (ABCD) a remake of a Malayalam film.  The actor was paired opposite Rukshar Dhillon, which was directed by Sanjeev Reddy.  As of now, the actor did not announce his next project. 

 

Genelia D’Souza-Ritesh Deshmukh Shared Special News On Doctors day

Genelia D’Souza-Ritesh Deshmukh Shared Special News On Doctors day

Genelia D’Souza and Ritesh Deshmukh are not just the most adorable couple but are also the people of the golden heart.  On the occasion of Doctor’s day, which was on June 1, the couple pledged to donate their organs.

The couple shared a video on social media and spoke about how they believe donating organs is the ‘greatest gift of life’.  They also suggested fans to also take up the initiative and do their bit if it’s a suitable charity for them. 

Sharing the video, Genelia D’Souza wrote on her social media, “@riteishd and me have been thinking about it for a long time but unfortunately didn’t get down to doing it.  Today on Doctor’s Day we pledge to donate our organs.  We want to thank Dr Nozer Sherier and FOGSI for inspiring us.  The greatest gift you can give someone is ‘The gift of life’.. We urge you all to take a part in this initiate and pledge to save lives, pledge to donate your organs (sic.)”

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Meanwhile, during the pandemic break, Genelia has been an active user on social media by reminiscing the old days of her blockbuster films, Ready and Dhee.  Recently, the actress also went on a hike and created a dance performance for Baahubali songs.

Lavanya Tripathi Made A Hilarious Meme About Sundeep Kishan

Lavanya Tripathi Made A Hilarious Meme About Sundeep Kishan

Sundeep Kishan and Lavanya Tripathi are close friends from the film industry.  The duo have worked together in a Tamil film, Maayavan and have created magic on the big screen.  Their sizzling chemistry will be yet again visible in the upcoming film A1 express, which is now put on halt due to the COVID 19.  Meanwhile, Lavanya Tripathi created a  hilarious meme about Sundeep Kishan and this post will prove their amazing rapport.

Lavanya Tripathi took to her Instagram story and created a hilarious meme.  It said “@Sundeepkishan is now sun underwater” referring to a scene in which Sundeep is being hurled into the water, from Sundeep and Lavanya’s Tamil film, Maayavan.

Sundeep Kishan replied to this silly meme and posted, “Meet our A1 stand up comic on [email protected](sic.)” Well, can’t deny, Lavanya can be a great stand up comic with such meme skills. The actor also mentioned the term ‘A1’ referring to their upcoming film, A1 Express.

The coolest duo, Sundeep Kishan and Lavanya Tripathi will be next seen together in a sports drama, A1 Express.  Touted to be the first hockey theme film in Telugu.  The film is directed by Dennis Jeevan and produced by T.G.Vishwa Prasad.

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Other than A1 Express, Lavanya Tripathi will also be seen with actor Kartikeya in a film titled, Chaavu Kaburu Challaga.  Sundeep Kishan will also make his digital debut with a pivotal role in the popular web series, The Family Man.

Naga Chaitanya-Vikram Kumar Thank You To Go To Floors Soon

Naga Chaitanya - Vikram Kumar Thank You To Go To Floors Soon

Naga Chaitanya will be yet again teaming up with director Vikram Kumar, after their blockbuster hit film, Manam.  The 24 director confirmed the collaboration and stated the project is likely to go on to the floors pretty soon.  The film is tentatively titled as Thank You, and will be bankrolled by Dil Raju.

Speaking about their collaboration, Vikram Kumar told Cinema Express “We have always wanted to work together and I am delighted to team up with them for a family entertainer with the working title Thank You.  The story revolves around the two lead characters and we will start shooting once normalcy returns in Hyderabad(sic.)”

Reports suggested Samantha Akkineni has been roped in as the leading lady opposite Naga Chaitanya.  Vikram Kumar rubbished the rumours and said  Samantha is not a part of the project.

ALSO READ : Manam Director Vikram Kumar And Naga Chaitanya To Work Together Again?

On the work front, Naga Chaitanya will be next seen in Sekhar Kammula’s Love Story starring Sai Pallavi as the leading lady.  Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the shooting has been stalled and once things get back to normal, the remaining portions will be shot.

 

Shruti Haasan Shares A Glimpse Of Her Shoot Day

Shruti Haasan Shares A Glimpse Of Her Shoot Day

Shruti Haasan showcased her acting prowess not only on the national level but also international level and enjoys a massive fan following on social media.  Shruti is an active social media user and often shares her personal and professional life details with her fans on social media.  The actress yet again shared a breathtaking picture on Instagram 

Many actors have resumed shooting after the government granted permission.  Shruti Haasan is also among them and as we speak of this, the actress shared a glimpse of her busy shoot day on her Instagram handle which is worth a glimpse.  Shruti is seen wearing a red floral kimono and admiring herself in front of the mirror in the picture.  One can’t ignore but also notice Shruti’s on point bold makeup . 

Recently, Shruti Haasan also shared mermaid like pictures underneath the seawater in a red gown and statement bracelet with glowy makeup to make her Instafam drool.  The actress called herself ‘Water Baby’ by sharing these beautiful pictures.

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On the work front, Shruti Haasan will be seen in an upcoming movie called Krack, where she will star alongside Ravi Teja.  This movie is directed by Gopichand Malineni and produced by B. Madhu, under the Saraswathi Films Division banner.  Music is composed by Thaman S.  The actress is also in talks for a Tamil remake of the cult classic film Aval Appadithan, which will star Dulquer Salmaan and Simbu.

Rashmika Mandanna Compares Her Situation With Mothers In THIS Funny Picture

Rashmika Mandanna Compares Her Situation With Mothers In THIS Funny Picture

South beauty Rashmika Mandanna has managed to set her foot as a popular actress in the South Indian industry, in a very short time.  With her performance in films like Geetha Govindam and Bheeshma, the young actress won the hearts of the audience.  Rashmika Mandanna is quite active on social media and often keeps treating her fans with amazing and stylish photos.

Currently, Rashmika Mandanna is spending her quarantine period at her hometown Coorg with her family.    Rashmika took to her social media and posted a lovely picture with a weary expression as both her dog and younger sister are demanding attention from her.  She also compared her situation with the mothers who deal with such things daily.  Rashmika shared an adorable family picture with a hilarious caption.

Sharing the picture on Twitter, Rashmika wrote, “I think now I understand the mum who raises two kids at the same time 🤦🏻‍♀️Face with tears of joy (just saying!🤷🏻‍♀️)”

ALSO READ : Rashmika Mandanna Sends A Gift To Mahesh Babu And Family 

On the professional front, Rashmika Mandanna is currently working on two projects out of which she would be starring alongside Allu Arjun for the movie titled Pushpa.   This movie is being produced by Mythri Film Makers and Devi Sri Prasad will be composing the music.  Jagapathi Babu, Anasuya Bharadwaj and Vennela Kishore will be seen in supporting roles.  The actress will also be making her debut in Kollywood with a Tamil movie titled Sultan.

PV3: Prasanth Varma Begins Shooting For Movie Based On Coronavirus

PV3: Prasanth Varma Begins Shooting For Movie Based On Coronavirus

Prasanth Varma is a new generation director who shot to fame with the critically acclaimed Awe! The movie script was completely different from the usual movies Tollywood churns out and it addresses mental health and multiple personality disorder.  The movie with its ensemble cast managed to captivate audiences and sensitize the public about mental health disorders and how they need to be taken seriously.   A sequel for Awe! Was announced recently after Prasanth Varma said it was hard to find a producer to back the sequel, following which he got a production offer.

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.  A motion poster was released recently shows us a view of Kurnool fort street from the mouth of a predator and people who lost their lives lying in the street.  The regular shooting for PV3 commenced on Tuesday with all safety precautions being followed.  A video released by the filmmakers shows everything on sets including the chairs and other props being disinfected.  All crew members are required to wear gloves and face masks while sanitisers were being distributed.

ALSO READ: Prasanth Varma Releases Motion Poster Of Movie Based On Coronavirus

Prasanth Varma said the upcoming untitled movie correlates with Coronavirus and showcases how the virus spreads at an alarming rate across the globe and offers a glimpse into the worst case scenario.  Movies on pandemics are not new with Hollywood already making Contagion, and the Malayalam movie Virus which was based on the Nipah virus outbreak.

Virata Parvam To Not Resume Shooting Anytime Soon

Virata Parvam To Not Resume Shooting Anytime Soon

Virata Parvam is an upcoming Tollywood movie in which Rana Daggubati and Sai Pallavi will be seen as the leading stars.  The movie has been creating quite a buzz due to its storyline which is supposed to be based on naxalism which was highly prevalent in Andhra Pradesh during the 1990s.  Three posters have been released so far by the makers of Virata Parvam which gave us glimpses into the looks of Rana Daggubati, Sai Pallavi and Priyamani. 

The film completed 70% of shooting and is waiting for the pandemic situation to settle to resume the shooting.  Suresh Babu who is producing the film is planning to shoot only after the government lifts all the restrictions as the producer said he can’t resume shooting for this film with the guidelines in existence. 

In an interview with print media, Suresh Babu said he is not going to shoot Virata Parvam and Narappa as the film needs a lot of people on the sets for a lot of scenes.  The producer also said he is even scared to commence the shooting schedules and is hoping things will come back to normalcy soon.

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In the film, Sai Pallavi plays the role of a country singer and Rana Daggubati the role of a Naxal leader.  Virata Parvam is directed by Venu Udugula, the film also has Nanditha Das, Naveen Chandra, Zareen Wahab, Eeswari Rao, Rahul Ramakrishna, and Sai Chand in key roles.

Sai Dharam Tej Channels His Inner Buddha In This Post

Sai Dharam Tej Channels His Inner Buddha In This Post

Sai Dharam Tej has established himself as an actor who chooses brilliant scripts which are simple and yet fun to watch.  Hailing from the Mega family, Sai Tej has created a niche for himself in the industry.  Last seen in Prathi Roju Pandage, Sai Dharam Tej’s performance in the movie was praised by fans and critics alike.  The movie went on to become one of the hits of 2019.

Sai Dharam Tej is also known to be active on his social media accounts as he regularly interacts with his fans and colleagues from the industry.  Sai Tej also posts about his reflections and thoughts on philosophy from time to time.  In his latest Instagram post, Sai Tej channels his inner Gautam Buddha as he posted a quote by the famous philosopher.  The caption reads “No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path. – Gautam Buddha. #StayHomeStaySafe #StayHealthy (sic.)”  This caption is highly relevant during the current times as the world is grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic.

ALSO READ: Sai Dharam Tej Takes A Firm Stand On Remixing Old Songs

On the professional front Sai Dharam Tej will first be seen in Solo Brathuke So Better and the recently announced SDT14 (untitled 14 picture of Sai Dharm Tej.)  Solo Brathuke So Better (SBSB) will star Sai Tej in the lead role alongside Nabha Natesh.  This movie will be directed by Subbu, who is making his debut as a director.  Sai Dharam Tej’s next film SDT14 was kicked off by Pawan Kalyan who attended the event and the movie will be directed by Deva Katta.  Nivetha Pethuraj and Sai Dharam Tej will be working together for the second time after Chitralahari.

Prashanth Neel’s Cryptic Tweet On KGF

Prashanth Neel’s Cryptic Tweet On KGF

Prashanth Neel would not have imagined the kind of stardom he would achieve when he released his movie KGF: Chapter 1, in 2018.  The movie stars Kannada star Yash in the titular role as Rocky Bhai and tells the story of Rocky’s journey to become India’s biggest don.  When KGF: Chapter 1 released news about the movie spread like wildfire, and before long KGF: Chapter 1 got released in multiple languages.  KGF: Chapter 1 was one of the biggest hits of 2018 and laid the groundwork for the sequel KGF: Chapter 2 which offers a conclusion to the journey of Rocky Bhai.

Fans have been asking for an update regarding KGF: Chapter 2 but the nationwide lockdown in light of the COVID-19 pandemic has made it hard for filmmakers to stay on schedule.  Therefore Prashanth Neels latest tweet comes at an opportune moment and fans have been excited since he put up the post.  In his tweet, Prashanth Neel posted a picture of both yash and himself recording videos and captioned it saying “Whats happening….lets keep you guessing???????????? Rocky and Neel (sic.)”

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The tweet has led to fans speculating about the possibility of an announcement regarding the date of release of KGF: Chapter 2 or any other promotional material.  KGF Chapter 2 was scheduled for release in October but it now seems to be highly unlikely due to the lockdown but fans are optimistic about a 2020 release.

The highly anticipated South Indian film KGF: Chapter 2 will be a pan Indian film like Chapter 1 and will be released in Telugu, Hindi, Tamil and Kannada.  Rocking star Yash, Bollywood actors Sanjay Dutt and Raveena Tandon will be seen in crucial roles.

Seerat Kapoor Compares Promotions Before And After COVID With Beautiful Pictures

Seerat Kapoor Compares Promotions Before And After COVID With Beautiful Pictures

Seerat Kapoor has imprinted in the hearts of the Telugu audience with her performances in successful films like Raju Gari Gadhi 2 and Run Raja Run.  The actress is basking in the success of her recently released film, Krishna and His Leela and has been constantly sharing pictures regarding the film on social media.  The latest pictures shared by her set Instagram on fire.

Seerat Kapoor took to her Instagram handle and posted a set of images in which she is seen posing for the camera, wearing a dye printed jumpsuit.  The actress compared the situation of promotions before and after COVID 19 and also mentioned she now understands what exactly Netflix and chill means as her film Krishna and His Leela has released on Netflix.

She wrote a funny caption to the post, ”Promotions have switched from wearing heels to flip flops, and I for one can’t be more relieved!  What it feels like to @netflix_in and chill quite literally(sic.)”

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On the work front, Seerat Kapoor played the character of a carefree woman called Ruksaar in the recently released Netflix film Krishna and His Leela.  The film is receiving a good response from the audience.  Krishna and his Leela is directed by Ravikanth Perepu and produced by Rana Daggubati under the Suresh Productions banner.

Tharun Bhascker Files Police Complaint Against Online Trollers

Tharun Bhascker Files Police Complaint Against Online Trollers

On Monday, director Tharun Bhascker lodged a police complaint at Cyberabad Cyber Crime Police Station against two people who trolled him on social media. Besides using harsh language, the online users are said to have made some personal remarks on the filmmaker. Reportedly, Tharun had a phone conversation with them initially, but later to his surprise, the online trollers manipulated the telephonic conversation they had into a threat and posted it on social media.  Tharun shared a long post where he said how his tweet was misinterpreted and is being targeted.

All this trolling started for Tharun Bhascker when the director acknowledged the Malayalam film Kappela on his Instagram Story and elaborated how the realistic drama is in total contrast to the over the top elements in commercial Telugu films  His hard hitting remarks turned out poorly with the fans of the particular Malayalam hero.

Tharun Bhascker penned a note regarding these trolls, “For the past few days, a post that we had put up regarding films, in general, was distorted out of proportion on social media and was used to “troll” me and my team.  In response to that, we had approached Cyber Crime Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) and made two phone calls to two twitter IDs: namely Anudeep and Krishna Teja Chowdare.  Anudeep’s phone number was given by himself to my Line producer Sai & Krishna Teja Chowdare’s we took from his public Facebook profile contact info.  We called them, politely spoke to them about how this issue was distorted and portray against us and also mentioned to them how trolling can affect an individual.  We also warned them that any abusive language, personal remarks here forth shall be taken seriously and we will make an official complaint to which they responded positively initially but chose to modify the conversation to look like a threat.  We have submitted the phone conversations to the concerned officials which were made in their presence.  We are taking this seriously and will take action against every threat, phone call, defamation, false allegation posts, and messages(sic.)”

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On the work front, Tharun Bhascker is likely to team up with Victory Venkatesh for his next project which is touted to be a sports drama.

Ileana D’Cruz Gives A Savage Reply To Her Relationship Status Question

Ileana D’Cruz Gives A Savage Reply To Her Relationship Status Question

Ileana D’Cruz is spending her quarantine period by donning a chef’s hat and trying to be fit with her workout routines.  Ileana D’Cruz is an avid social media participant and often shares stunning photoshoot pictures and glowy work out pictures.  Yesterday, the actress indulged in an Ask Me Anything, session on Instagram with her fans.  She was bombarded with questions,  about her relationship status and this garnered the most attention.

In the Q/A session, one of the Instagram followers asked her if she is single or in a relationship, to which Ileana gave a sassy reply.  Ileana used an animal filter around her mouth and gave a savage reply saying, “Well aren’t we nosey” with a boomerang video.

Ileana D’Cruz was all over the news in November 2019 when she broke up with her long time boyfriend Andrew Kneebone.  Speaking to a leading entertainment portal about her break up, Ileana said, “For me, it’s always been about the fact that when you are in a relationship, it’s not just you. It’s two people.  So you cannot be just one person saying stuff. You are technically talking for the other person too and it’s not fair.  You need to respect their privacy too(sic.)”

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On the work front, Ileana D’Cruz is reportedly in talks to pair up with Pawan Kalyan in Vakeel Saab.  The actress is also on board to play the leading lady in the Telugu remake of the Bollywood blockbuster film, Raid.  However, there is no confirmation about it yet as of now.

Samantha Akkineni’s Take On Entering July Is All Of Us

Samantha Akkineni’s Take On Entering July Is All Of Us

During the quarantine period, besides working on her hobbies like gardening and cooking.  Samantha Akkineni, who is a fitness enthusiast, is currently basking in her virtual fitness training sessions under Yoga trainer Santhosh Mamidala of Fitness Lifestyle Yoga. 

The Majili actress took to Instagram and shared a picture of herself acing the most difficult aerial yoga pose with so much ease.  In the picture, Samantha can be seen hanging upside down with the help of a hammock tied above in the ceiling.  The actress’s legs are seen intertwined around the cloth while her hands and head are touching the ground as she poses for the picture like a boss.

Samantha Akkineni can be seen donning a grey tank top paired up with blue gym pants.  It was her apt caption which caught the attention. The Oh Baby actress captioned the post as, “Congratulations you and I made it to July 🙆♀️ ….(sic.)”

 

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On the professional front, Samantha will be next seen sharing the screen space with Nayanthara in Director Vignesh Shivan’s Kaathuvaakula Rendu Kaadhal.  She is reportedly in talks for the Telugu remake of the Kannada film, Dia and a biopic about the Kannada music artist Nagarathnamma.  Samantha will also play the titular role in Ashwin Saravanan’s horror thriller and make her debut as the antagonist in the web series The Family Man, season two.

Ileana D’Cruz Reveals Her Daily Fitness Mantra

Ileana D’Cruz Reveals Her Daily Fitness Mantra

Ileana D’cruz is one of the most talented actresses in the industry, who carved a niche for herself by delivering back to back stellar performances on the silver screen.  During the lockdown situation, the actress has been staying indoors and focussing on her fitness regime.  Ileana, being an avid social media user, often shares post workout selfies on Instagram stories, which go viral within no time.  Recently, the actress revealed her workout mantra to the fans on the Ask Me Anything session on Instagram.

One of the fans asked Illeana D’cruz how many hours she works out in a day?  The fitness diva replied, “so I’m doing an online work out program and everyday is a different workout. So somedays 1hr 15mins, some days 45mins and then somedays I just stretch(sic.)”

Ileana also revealed her work out mantra for having such a toned body always.  When a fan asked her what workout she was following?  The actress said, “I’m following this online workout program. It’s called 80 day obsession and I’m on day 6..i absolutely love how intense it is and also how the rest of the team push me to better everyday.  So check out if you like it(sic.)”

 

Ileana D’Cruz is the inspiration for many people who have the urge to work out.  She sets some real fitness goals.  One of the followers asked Ileana to give a suggestion for a regular desk guy to work out daily.  The actress’s answer will just make you want to hit the gym right away.  She said, “Wanna get fit, better?  Then get off that couch and invest at least 30mine into work out 5 times a week.  That’s not too much to ask right?(sic.)”

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Many social media followers praised Ileana D’Cruz for the amazing post workout selfies as they give them inspiration and motivates them to workout daily at least for 30 mins a day.  Well, Illeana’s post workout selfies definitely give you the urge to be fit like her.

Can Mahesh Babu Speak Marathi? Namrata Shirodkar Has Witty Reply

Can Mahesh Babu Speak Marathi? Namrata Shirodkar Has Witty Reply

Mahesh Babu and Namrata Shirodkar are called as the best couple of the South film industry. The couple fell in love on the sets of their first film, Vamsi in 2000.  After five years of courtship, the couple tied the knot back in 2005 and are blessed with two kids, Sitara and Gautham.  The cute little family never fails to impress with their strong bond  and always gives us primary family goals.

Namrata hails from the City of Dreams, Mumbai, and is a pure North Indian woman.  Namrata’s mother tongue is Marathi and Hindi.  Well, after the couple got married, it is well known that Namrata learned Telugu but the fans were wondering if Mahesh Babu knows his wife’s mother tongue, Marathi too.

A curious fan asked Namrata in a Q/A session on Instagram, “Can Mahesh Babu speak in Marathi?”  Namrata’s witty reply to this question is top notch as she said, “I really wish😂😂(sic.)”

However, Namrata revealed that both her kids, Gautham and Sitara know the Marathi language along with Telugu and English.

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Namrata Shirodkar began her career by winning the Miss India title in1993.  She then entered the Bollywood industry in 1998 and then to the Tollywood industry in 2000 and found her first film and the love of her life with Mahesh Babu.  After getting married in 2005, Namrata ended the showbiz world and has been completely taking care of her husband and children.

Mahesh Babu’s Sarkaru Vaari Paata: Namrata Shirodkar Reveals Details

Mahesh Babu’s Sarkaru Vaari Paata: Namrata Shirodkar Reveals Details

Mahesh Babu is all set to come back with another blockbuster titled Sarkaru Vaari Paata, directed by Parasuram.  On May 30, Mahesh Babu released the first look of his film and on June 1, the title was released.  Although further details about the film are not officially announced, fans are very excited and have huge expectations  from Sarakaru Vaari Paata.  The latest update about Sarkaru Vaari Paata from Namrata will cheer the superstar’s fans.

In a recent Q/A session on Instagram, Namrata revealed an interesting fact about the film.  One of the excited fans asked Namrata to say something about Sarkaru Vaari Paata.  The actress replied, “it’s everything you will really enjoy.”  With this reply, fan’s expectations just got higher and are hoping for more details about the film. 

Mahesh Babu’s last releases, Bharat Ane Nenu, Maharshi and Sarileru Neekevvaru have become the biggest blockbuster films at the Telugu box office.  Every character Mahesh Babu plays in the films is imprinted in the hearts of the Telugu audience, now all eyes are on the role in Sarkaru Vaari Paata.  The first look of Mahesh Babu with a rupee tattoo and earring with the government’s official letters has created a lot of curiosity with the audience.

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Mahesh Babu also promised the film would be a “complete entertainer with a strong message.” Reportedly, Keerthy Suresh has been roped in to play opposite Mahesh Babu in this film.  Sarkaru Vaari Paata is jointly being produced by Mythri Movie Makers, 14 Reels Plus and Mahesh Babu’s own production company GMB Entertainments.

Mahesh Babu And Namrata’s Love Story Is The Purest

Mahesh Babu And Namrata's Love Story Is The Purest

Ever since the lockdown came into implementation, Mahesh Babu’s wife Namrata Shirodkar has been frequently sharing entertaining photos and videos, on her Instagram handle, of her superstar husband,  and their cute kids, Gautam and Sitara.  Yesterday, Namrata interacted with netizens in a Q & A session on Instagram and revealed interesting details about their love story and family life.

Namrata Shirodkar revealed when she actually realised she was head over heels in love with Mahesh Babu.  “It was the last day of a 52 day actual outdoor schedule in New Zealand. That’s when it hit me(sic.)

Cupid’s arrow struck during their first film and soon in 2005, the couple got married.  “A fan asked, was it difficult to convince your parents for marriage? Namrata said, “My parents fell in love with Mahesh the moment they saw him(sic.)”

One of the fans asked Namrata, “Do you feel insecure about Mahesh Babu shooting without you in the abroad?” Namrata ‘s answer to it is winning hearts, she said, “We have faith and trust in each other so no room for insecurity(sic.)”

Namrata is all about her dear husband from head to toe as all her favourite movies are of him. She revealed the top 5 favourite movies of Mahesh Babu, “Okkadu, Pokiri, Maharshi, Dookudu, Sarileru Neekevvaru and Bharat Ane Nenu(sic.)”

Did you know that Namrata has a beautiful tattoo of her loved ones on her hand?  Here it is, she has a tattoo of Mahesh Babu, Sitara and Gautam on her left hand. 

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During the Q/A session, Namrata called her husband ‘Exceptional’ and said ‘I love you’ which is so adorable that fans couldn’t stop gushing about it.  These all are enough proof to call Namrata’s and Mahesh Babu’s love story as one of the purest love.

Allari Naresh: For The Realistic Approach, I Accepted To Act Nude In Naandhi

Allari Naresh: For The Realistic Approach, I Accepted To Act Nude In Naandhi

Allari Naresh is celebrating his 39th birthday today on June 30th, Tuesday.  In a span of 18 years, Allari Naresh did 57 films.  His upcoming comedy film Bangaru Bullodu is all set for release and his other film Naandhi, has another 10% of shooting left to complete the film.  Today on his birthday, the actor released two teasers of his both upcoming films Naandhi and Bangaru Bullodu.  Allari Naresh who is known for comedy is acting in an intense role in his upcoming film, Naandhi.  The actor appeared naked in the first look and in the teaser, which has garnered attention all over social media. 

During an interview with a Telugu portal, Allari Naresh spoke about his bold role from the film Naandhi.  The actor revealed the reason behind such a role and said, “We want to prepare audience that Naandhi is a serious rustic thriller.  It will narrate the story of the trauma an innocent person goes through when he is arrested on a crime which he didn’t commit.  What drastic change the arrest brings to him and his family will be shown in heart-wrenching manner. For the realistic approach, I accepted to act nude(sic.)”

Apparently, Allari Naresh and the makers of the film have taken a keen interest in working on this character. “Every artist who worked for the film, including me didn’t wear makeup. We wanted all the characters to look raw.  Coming to my role, the body language has to be blank all the time(sic.)

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Speaking about how he accomplished acting in almost 60 films in such short span, the actor said, “My films usually have less working days. I once used to finish my films in 30 to 35 days. But, now for quality purpose, I’m taking 40 to 45 days.  Fortunately, I had good directors and producers to work with. I had done 8 films in 2008.  I don’t talk about records.  But, I personally feel, when we have right age, we need to work hard(sic.)”

Naandhi is directed by debutant director Vijay Kanakamedala and Satish Vegesna is bankrolling the film.  Apart from Allari Naresh, Varalakshmi Sarathkumar, Priyadarshi and Haarish Uthman will play pivotal roles in the film. 

Bangaru Bullodu Teaser: A Perfect Allari Naresh Comedy Entertainer

Bangaru Bullodu Teaser: A Perfect Allari Naresh Comedy Entertainer

Allari Naresh’s birthday has been a joyful day for his fans despite the Coronavirus pandemic.  The actor released two teasers of his upcoming films back to back.  After the thriller teaser of Naandhi, the comedy teaser of Bangaru Bullodu was released.

The teaser of Bangaru Bullodu shows Allari Naresh as an employee at a gold finance company.  The episodes in the finance company and a pelli choopulu sequence are uproarious.

The teaser is packed with unlimited fun and several renowned comedians will be seen in interesting roles.  The quirky comedy along with the village backdrop, a bunch of comedians and Allari Naresh’s comic timing with a pinch of romance, comedy and sentiments, the Teaser of Bangaru Bullodu looks impressive.

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Allari Naresh is paired opposite Pooja Jhaveri in the film.  Actors Thanikella Bharani, Posani Krishna Murali, Praveen and Pruthvi Raj will be seen in crucial roles.  The film is directed by P. Giri and is bankrolled by Anil Sunkara produced under the AK Entertainments banner.  The film was slated to release in summer but postponed due to the Coronavirus lockdown.  However, the entire post production work of Bangaru Bullodu is completed and soon the makers of the film are planning to announce the release date.

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