• The Wink Girl Enters B Town With A Bang
    Published Date : 22-Feb-2018 9:50:40IST

    Trust Bollywood to be the first to jump on to a popular face. No sooner had Kerala cutie Priya Prakash Varrier winked and won a billion hearts (and social media likes), than has the movie biggies queued up to sign her on. The first to beat them all is a producer who has already flown her down to Mumbai and offered her a role. It might not be a top of the line production house, but it sure hopes to launch the southern sensation to Bollywood. Wink.

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  • Will Balayya’s house become Forum Mall?
    Published Date : 21-Feb-2018 9:13:28IST

    Is Balayya Babu’s Jubilee Hills residence being converted into Forum Mall? There is a strong, but difficult to believe, buzz that an agreement has already been signed for the development of the land asset. Since most of the properties around his house have already become commercial buildings, Balayya may have decided to give the property for development. But, will a mall be possible there as the land is at the intersection of a very busy road. Let’s see how things unfold.

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  • Bihar background for Boyapati-Charan film
    Published Date : 21-Feb-2018 6:12:08IST

    Like all Boyapati films, his film with Ram Charan too will be big in scale. The villain will have Bihar background and a major part of the film would be shot in Bihar and on huge sets representing Bihari milieu. Already Prashant from Tamil industry, Vivek Oberoy and Mahesh Manjrekar from Bollywood have been roped in to extract the maximum for the satellite digital rights of the film. Sources say a third party has already quoted Rs 22 for satellite digital rights. Nothing, however, has been finalized.

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  • Samantha to make film with the lowest budget
    Published Date : 21-Feb-2018 6:08:15IST

    Samantha is remaking Kannada hit ‘U Turn.’ Some important scenes are being shot in and around Rajahmundry for the past few days. For this film, like Cherry shaved off his beard after Rangasthalam, she shortened her hair, which she grew for Rangasthalam. Secondly, this female oriented film is being made with the lowest possible budget in Samantha’s career. She has also lowered her remuneration considerably for the film.

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  • NTR’s director to work with Naga Chaitanya
    Published Date : 21-Feb-2018 5:05:21IST

    Starting as a writer with Alludu Seenu and Balupu, Bobby graduated into a director with Power, Sardar Gabbar Singh and Jai Lava Kusa. He is focused on his next project. He narrated a storyline to Naga Chaitanya and he okayed this project. As of now, Naga Chaitanya is working in Chandoo Mondeti directorial ‘Savyasachi.’ Nidhi Agarwal is playing the female lead. Chaitanya is also busy with Sailaja Reddy Alludu with Anu Emmanuel.

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  • Like Taapsee, Ileana too slams Tollywood
    Published Date : 21-Feb-2018 4:01:39IST

    No sooner our heroines go to Bollywood, they begin to pass uncharitable remarks on our films. Taapsee did it. Now it’s Ileana’s turn to do it. She says in her very first film a huge conch was rolled around her slender waistline. She said she didn’t understand why the industry was obsessed with her waistline. She says for Tollywood, heroines are mere glam dolls. But, Bollywood doesn’t have this culture, she says. But, what about all those bikini scenes in Hindi films?

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  • Why did Kajal consult psychiatrists?
    Published Date : 21-Feb-2018 2:55:22IST

    Kajal Aggarwal says she has done lot of homework for the role of Kali in ‘Awe.’ Her role is that of a mentally unstable person. So, she consulted psychiatrists to understand how disturbed people behave. This study helped me in many ways, she says. Kajal also says everyone in the film worked very hard to give their cent per cent. She says it feels very happy to receive accolades for the role she did in the film.

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  • Sukumar wants three more days from Charan
    Published Date : 21-Feb-2018 1:45:25IST

    We all thought Rangasthalam’s shoot has finally been wrapped up. But, now it emerges that Sukumar still has three more days of shooting. Ram Charan has already trimmed the beard that he grew for Rangasthalam. He is already busy preparing for Boyapati’s film. At this time, Sukumar wanted three more days from Charan. The buzz is that Charan sought permission from Boyapati to allot those three days for Sukumar. It appears Sukumar’s fine chiseling will continue till the release date.

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  • Will it be Meena or Simran?
    Published Date : 21-Feb-2018 12:45:07IST

    Trivikram is known to cast senior heroines in key roles. He has given important roles to senior heroines like Khushbu and Nadiya. This time around, for his film with NTR, he is exploring different possibilities. Though Ramya Krishna is there, NTR feels his film Naa Alludu with her as mother-in-law ended as a failure. So, he wants another senior heroine for his latest film. The search is on. Will it be Meena or Simran or who else?

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  • When mother hugged this heroine and crired
    Published Date : 21-Feb-2018 11:32:38IST

    Kalyani Priyadarshan, daughter of star director Priyadarsan, who debuted with Hello, is now doing a film with Sharwanand. She says that to think that star kids have a red carpet rolled out for them in the film industry is a wrong notion. “We too need to struggle deep and work hard.” She says after seeing Hello, her mother held her tightly and cried tears of joy for a long time. Her father, who chides her to no end on normal occasions, sat silently. “That itself is a great complement from him,” she says.

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  • What did Mother do when Rashi Khanna got a love letter
    Published Date : 21-Feb-2018 10:32:24IST

    Rashi Khanna says she is like friends with her mom and papa. They are very caring and understanding, she says. As a college student, she got a love letter from one of her seniors. Though she did not have any special feeling for him, she liked the letter very much and showed it to her mom. Rashi’s mom asked if she liked the guy. When Rashi said she did not, she had a hearty laugh at the letter’s content. She says this is the kind of friendship she enjoys with her parents.

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  • Neetu Chandra’s goo goo avatar
    Published Date : 21-Feb-2018 9:32:13IST

    This is Neetu Chandra, who played a key role in Sumanth’s Godavari. This is her pic at a recent filmi function. In a black sheer gown she has exposed a lot more than one normally does. The upper body assets were tantalizingly in full display. She was saucy and goo goo in this stunning gown. It appears that she has chosen this as the shortest route to getting film offers. Need we say that the shutterbugs went on an overdrive and didn’t stop clicking her?

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  • Varun Tej Says ‘Aham Brahmasmi’
    Published Date : 21-Feb-2018 4:39:51IST

    Varun Tej is happy with the success of his new movie Tholi Prema. Varun is getting ready to be a part of an exciting project now. The film is said to be in the direction of Sankalp Reddy who made an impressive debut with Ghazi last year. A space backdrop is going to be there for the movie in which Varun Tej will be seen as an astronaut. The latest development on the project is that the film unit locked “Aham Brahmasmi” as the title of the movie.

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  • Padmaavat in Rs 500 crore-club now
    Published Date : 20-Feb-2018 10:16:36IST

    Padmaavat, which has become an epic success at the domestic box-office with collections of over Rs 278 cr, has crossed the gigantic Rs 500 cr-mark at the worldwide box-office, if its gross collections are to be kept in consideration. Taran Adarsh shared the figures on his Twitter account. “Critical acclaim is vital… But audience mandate holds more significance when stakes are high… #Padmaavat swims towards SUPER-SUCCESS by crossing ₹ 500 cr mark [Gross BOC] worldwide… Truly, the first major success story of 2018.”

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  • Rakul wants to be like these heroines
    Published Date : 20-Feb-2018 8:39:08IST

    Rakul Preet Singh’s Bollywood career is proving to be a non-starter. She has no films in Telugu either. She is busy with Tamil films only. Now, she says she likes to do heroine-oriented roles like Nayanthara and Anushka Shetty. “I love their work and their choice of films. They are doing both commercial as well as heroine-oriented films together and have carved a niche for themselves. I want to be like them,” Rakul Preet Singh says.

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