• Kiara Advani doubles her remuneration
    Published Date : 16-Mar-2018 7:45:23 IST

    Mumbai imports know when to up the price. Kiara Advani, who is starring with Mahesh Babu in ‘Bharat Ane Nenu’, knows pretty well that her demand will go up after the film. So,when she signed ner next film, she upped her remuneration. While she took Rs 50 lakh for Mahesh Babu film, she demanded and got Rs 1 crore for her film with Cherry. The film will be directed by Boyapati. So, it’s almost double in just two films.

  • Tamanna on working in unknown languages
    Published Date : 16-Mar-2018 5:35:20 IST

    Tamannah wowed the audience in both Telugu, Hindi and Telugu films. But, she always claims that her first love is Telugu industry. She says Telugu films were the turning point in her career. But, she has learnt a lot from working in Tamil and Hindi. She says working in an unknown language is always a great challenge. Once, even Telugu was an unknown language to me, she says and adds that she is feeling at home in Tamil too.

  • Kalyan Ram’s new makeover makes waves
    Published Date : 16-Mar-2018 4:32:57 IST

    Makeover for every film is the name of the game and every hero is doing it. Nandamuri Kalyanram too did it for Puri Jagan film, where he sported a six-pack ab and a rough look. Now, for his next film MLA, he has sported a lover boy look. The look from MLA is the talk of the town. He sports a clean shaven classy look like his sibling NTR sported in his family entertainer ‘Brundavanam.” This film is going to be a family entertainer.

  • Jagapathi Babu to play baddie in NTR’s next
    Published Date : 16-Mar-2018 3:32:52 IST

    The regular shooting of NTR-Trivikram project will begin next month. The film has Pooja Hegde playing the heroine. Thaman is scoring the music for this film. The film is being bankrolled by Chinababu under the Haarika Haasini banner. The buzz is that Jagapathi Babu will play the baddie and his role, if the sources are to be believed, is going to be unique. The remaining cast and crew of the film is being selected in a phased-manner.

  • When did Nivetha decide to learn Telugu?
    Published Date : 16-Mar-2018 2:15:58 IST

    When did Mallu girl Nivetha Thomas decide to learn Telugu very seriously? According to her, initially she found things very difficult as everyone was speaking in Telugu. She then decided to speak in Telugu, but it was easier said than done. One day, she needed hot water and did not know the Telugu word for it. When she pronounced the word wrongly, everyone laughed loudly. It was then that she became really serious about learning Telugu. “I still make mistakes, but I have improved a lot, “ she says.

  • Why everyone is flocking to Vizag
    Published Date : 16-Mar-2018 1:14:19 IST

    Vizag seems to be emerging fast as the centre for holding film functions like audio release, trailer release, pre-release or success meets. The trend grew in the last two years. The latest to follow this trend is Sukumar-Ram Charan’s Rangasthalam. It’s audio function will be held on Sunday on RK Beach. Mahesh Babu’s Bharat Ane Nenu too will have its audio release on April 7 or 8, again at Vizag. Trade pundits say Vizag is second only to Hyderabad in market and collections.

  • Nani goes into next league, ropes in big directors
    Published Date : 16-Mar-2018 12:13:02 IST

    Nani has emerged as Rs 9 crore hero and his films have to do up to Rs 30 crore business. Two of his films have done that. But, to sustain this, he needs big directors. So, he has roped in Vikram Kumar for his next. There is a buzz that he will work with Koratala Siva after the latter wraps up ‘Bharat Ane Nenu.’ He is also planning to work with ace director Trivikram Srinivas for another film, most probably after NTR’s film with Trivikram.

  • NTR-Trivikram film for Sankranthi?
    Published Date : 16-Mar-2018 11:11:04 IST

    NTR-Trivikram film may not after all be released this Dasara. There was a buzz that the film would hit the marquee this summer as Trivikram wanted to wrap up the project quickly. However, NTR is still busy with his makeover and the shoot is yet to begin. This means the film will release only next Sankranthi. In this case, it may have to take on Baiayya Babu’s biopic on NTR, which too is releasing next Sankranthi.

  • Sukumar to work with Mythri Movie Makers again?
    Published Date : 16-Mar-2018 10:05:59 IST

    Sukumar rarely works in the same banner. But, bucking this trend, he is back to work with Mythri Move Makers again. He has just made Rangasthalam under the same banner. Soon after Rangasthalam’s release, he will again work for Mythri movies. Though further details about who will be in the lead are largely unknown as of now, it appears he is on way to making Mythri Movie Makers his home banner just as Trivikram has made Haarika Haasini his home banner.

  • Thaman opens up on Mohan Babu’s remark
    Published Date : 15-Mar-2018 10:08:09 IST

    Exactly a month ago, senior actor Mohan Babu chided music director Thaman and called him lazy. He said Thaman took a long time to compose tunes and that it was very difficult to work with him. Responding on the controversy, Thaman said that he would consider the chiding by Mohan Babu as a blessing for him. He said Mohan Babu had the right to say so, but added that he took time to churn out quality product. With this gracious remark, Thaman sought to put a lid on the controversy.

  • Ravi Teja to work with Vi Anand soon
    Published Date : 15-Mar-2018 8:38:42 IST

    Hero Ravi Teja is currently working with producer Ram Talluri for ‘Nela Ticket.’ After this he is going to work with Ram Talluri again for another film. This film would be directed by Vi Anand and it would be an adventure-based movie. Vi Anand has last made ‘Okka Kshanam.” Ravi Teja will work with Vi Anand after he winds up his film with Srinu Vaitla. The official announcement about Ram Talluri film is soon expected

  • Sukumar clarifies on Gollabhama controversy
    Published Date : 15-Mar-2018 7:05:28 IST

    We know that Yadava community is cut up with Rangasthalam for the mention of ‘Gollabhama’ in the Rangamma Mangamma song. They claimed that the song demeaned the Yadava women. But, director Sukumar has clarified that Gollabhama there refers to an insect and not a Yadava girl. He said rural people know what Gollabhama is. One only hopes the controversy over Gollabhama dies a natural death and the film would get released without any hitches.

  • Four releases this week
    Published Date : 15-Mar-2018 6:05:19 IST

    Due to the theater shutdown, there were not many releases. But, this week, things have come back to normal. The shutdown is over and four films are set for release. Of the four films, all eyes are on Nikhil’s Kirrak Party. This is a youthful film. Another interesting film is Nayanthara’s dubbing film Kartavyam. Then there are Dandupalyam 3 and Aithe 2.0. One only hopes these films will do well and set the cash registers ringing.

  • This star heroine has severe Vitamin D-3 deficiency?
    Published Date : 15-Mar-2018 5:00:51 IST

    Deepika Padukone’s back issue has relapsed; she had caused strain to her back and neck while shooting for Padmaavat. A source revealed to a daily that Deepika also has a severe Vitamin D-3 deficiency. “Deepika has already taken one dose of D-3, but will continue to rest until the doctor gives her a green signal to begin work. She will have to finish the prescribed doses of Vitamin D-3 first,” a source said.