Wednesday, April 30, 2008
On the occasion of their first wedding anniversary, we questioned the couple as to which are the qualities that they’d like to gift each other in order to lead a happier life together and in return we got a ‘Femina Miss India’ kind of answer from the couple! (errr... No wonder Ash had won the crown way back in 1994!) Anyways, Abhishek said, “I think she’d like to gift me some virtues definitely since she is perfect but I don’t think I need to gift her anything.”
Ash too reciprocated Abhi’s affection by saying, “Neither do I feel the need to gift him any virtue! He is all I ever wanted to have and he makes me happy all the time! What else do you need?”
Now that is why we media people keep addressing the couple as ‘perfect’! They are perfect for each other! Even their opinions match!
Now another hero Nithin is also coming up with 6 pack body in his current film Victory with director Ravi C Kumar.
Nithin has developed perfect six pack body with the help of coach Venkat.
The first quarter of 2008 hasn't been all that great for the Telugu film industry, which is still waiting for its first super-hit film this year.However, that may soon change now for four big movies are set to be released in May. On May Day (May 1), Allu Arjun-Sheela starrer Parugu, which has been directed by Bhaskar of Bommarillu fame, is to be released worldwide. A week later, on May 7, NTR's Kantri, in which he is paired with Hansika Motwani is to hit the theatres. The movie has been directed by Meher Ramesh.
Then, there is the much- hyped Prabhas-Trisha film Bujjigaadu Made In Chennai, directed by ace director Poori Jagannath. The movie will be hitting screens on May 16. At the fag end of May, Balakrishna's period film Pandurangadu, directed by veteran K Raghavendra Rao, will be released. Tollywood is hoping that the four big-budget films on which nearly Rs 120 crore is riding will bring some cheer to the industry.
Megastar Chiranjeevi and his family were in Chennai on 29th April to attend the marriage of Lakshmi Anandi with Gautham at Valliammai Marriage hall, Chennai.
Lakshmi Anandi is the grand daughter of late Sri LV Prasad.
Megastar Chiranjeevi who came with his wife stayed till the rituals were done and posed with family members.
Dr Ramanaidu, MS Raju was among the bigwigs from Tollywood who attended this grand marriage.
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
It is well aware that NTR is playing hero, while Hansika Motwani and Tanisha are playing the female leads in ‘Kantri’ being directed by Meher Ramesh and produced by C Aswanidutt on the banner of Vyjayanti Movies. According to insider reports, the film had come out excellently and it would be a complete entertainer. The shooting of the film was complete and the post-production works are also nearing completion.
There is a song in the film which goes like… ‘Vayassunami…’ in which the hero, NT Rama Rao would dance for about one full minute by standing on a single leg. The audiences in general and the NTR fans in particular know very well that NTR is one of the best dancers among the young heroes and this song would definitely rob the hearts of audiences. Let us wait and watch how NTR performed in that song in the next 10 days.
Power Star Pawan Kalyan's 'Jalsa' released recently with a divided talk. However, proving all those gossips wrong, it is successfully running with good collections.
Pawan Kalyan's fans are very happy at the success of their favourite hero after a long time. Now the audiences in general and his fans in particular at eagerly looking at the forthcoming film of the Power Star 'Puli'.
Directed by SJ Surya and produced by Singanamala Ramesh the film had several specialities. AR Rahman is scoring music for the flick, while Bollywood cinematographer Binod Pradhans is handing the camera.
Hollywood action directors were summoned to choreograph the action scenes.
Another surprising news is that the director and producer are contacting Kareena Kapoor to play heroine opposite Power Star.
If she agrees, it would be her first-ever south Indian film.
Director K Raghavendar Rao is planning to release his devotional flick Pandurangadu on 28th May, on birthday of late Sri NTR.
Meanwhile, dialogue king Mohanbabu is planning a very special role of Muni in the film and the shooting part of Mohanbabu will begin from 29th April.
Mohanbabu played very important role in K Raghavednar Rao's Annamayya earlier.
The music of Keervaani is getting good response from the audiences. The music was released on27th April at Machilipatnam.
The forthcoming Maheshbabu starrer, to be directed by Trivikram Srinivas, is likely to go to sets in June. Maheshbabu, who rewrote the history of the 75-year-old Telugu cinema by registering record collections in ‘Pokiri’, failed to match the expectations with his films like ‘Sainikudu’ and ‘Atithi’. He now kept high hopes on Trivikram Srinivas, whose latest release ‘Jalsa’ was creating ripples in the Telugu film industry.
The Maheshbabu-Trivikram combo is likely to be produced by Singanamala Ramesh. The film is most likely to role from June this year and the producer is making efforts to release the film as a Sankranthi gift in 2009. The producer is trying to grab the dates of Ileana for the film, but the heroine is yet to sign the dotted line. It is worth mentioning here that the combination of Maheshbabu and Ileana was proved a hit with ‘Pokiri’.
Genelia D Souza is highly talked about these days!
(smiles) I am glad! My films are responsible for this, I am sure. Mere Baap Pehle Aap with Akshaye Khanna, Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na with Imran Khan and an untitled Anees Bazmi film with Sharman Joshi... all of my forthcoming films are interesting. In Mere Baap Pehle Aap I play Akshaye’s love interest and the role is quite interesting as I essay the role of girl who is vivacious, extremist and frank... quite like the real me.
You were appreciated in Masti but soon after its success, instead of sticking around you chose to take up Southern films!
It wasn’t a conscious effort and cinema is cinema. No matter in what language you deliver your dialogues... I got good Tamil and Telugu films down south so I tried my hand at it.
So now that you are hands are full with Bollywood offers, will you go back to doing South films?
Right now I can’t say anything. It depends on the kind of offers I get.
Lot is talked about your forthcoming venture with Aamir Khan.
It’s a pleasure working with him. Even his nephew Imran has got his acting genes! They have completely different personalities though. Its Imran’s first film but he is so confident, well versed since he comes from a film family and is comfortable in front of the camera unlike other newcomers.
Is something brewing between you and Ritesh?
No, I’ve always maintained that he is a good friend. The press wrote what they wanted to but that hasn’t affected our friendship besides I am single!
She’s a national award winner in the Best Actress category. Over the past seven years, Meera Jasmine has firmly established herself as a force to reckon with in the Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada film industries.
Also famous for the many controversies chasing her, Meera speaks her heart out on her marriage plans, her recent intimate scenes with Bharath and Mohanlal in Nepali and Innathe Chintha Vishayam and the ban on her acting in Malayalam movies by AMMA. Read on...
I’m shooting for a Telugu movie called Gorintaku, which is a remake of the Kannada movie Anna Thangi. I play Dr Rajashekhar’s sister in the movie. The film is about the relationship between a brother and sister and how that affects the sister’s relationship with her boyfriend. I’m also doing another Telugu film in which I’ll be paired with Jagapathi Babu.
On shifting base to Tollywood...
I haven’t shifted base to Tollywood. I’m just shooting for two Telugu films simultaneously now. I’m also working on a third film, which is a Malayalam one, that will see me pair up with my Achuvinte Amma co-star Naren.
On reports about being banned by AMMA...
I’m not aware that I’ve been banned from working in Malayalam cinema by the Association of Malayalam Movie Artistes. If that’s the case, how would I be working in a Malayalam movie? It’s ridiculous! Even if I were banned, I know how to react and respond.
They say you’ve gone glam in Tamil and Telugu...
What do they mean by glamour? If it’s about the clothes I wear, I want them to point out where and when I have been glamorous or vulgar. I’m not stupid. At this stage of my career, I don’t have to do anything that goes against my image to get famous. I don’t want to become famous in India by being glamorous, least of all in south India. I have set limits to what I will and will not do and glamour is something I won’t try. Intimacy is different from glamour. When I play the role of a wife or a girlfriend, there has to be some degree of intimacy. I am an artiste, after all. I can’t work like a nun. But even with intimacy, there are lines that I will not cross.
Living up to expectations as an award winner...
It’s hard to select movies in Malayalam because most of my awards have been for performances in Malayalam movies. But if I put too much thought into selecting roles, I will just end up sitting at home without work.
There have been a few interesting Hindi movie offers, and they keep coming, but I don’t think I’ll accept any of them. Down south, I enjoy a comfort zone. I feel a sense of nativity here. The work culture is also entirely different in the two zones. Let me just say that I’m very happy where I am now.
Plans are definitely on. I will be marrying Mandolin Rajesh, but not for the next two or three years. I hope that will put to rest all the rumours that I’ve eloped or that I’m already married.
Pawan Kalyan is now following in the footsteps of Venkatesh Venky played a police officer in the film 'Gharshana'. He excelled in his role as a cop. Venky worked hard for his role – he built up his muscles and also cropped his hair short. Pawan is growing a thick moustache and he has also cropped his hair very short.
Pawan is also building up his muscles in order to look like a tough police officer. SJ Suryah is the director and work on the film will commence shortly. The name of Parvathi Melton is being mentioned prominently to play the heroine in the film.
If reports are to be believed, Ash has to choose between two very good (to say the least) projects with the most sought after film makers in India.
Ash has dates to accept only one film and she has to choose between Maniratnam and Shankar, both of whom had given important roles to this former Ms Universe during her initial stages in the film world.
Who can forget Ash in her grey sweater, sitting on the edge of the railing near the Kodai suicide point, flirting with Mohanlal in Iruvar? One could not but smile when the beauty swayed in a half-saree for Shankar's Jeans.
While Shankar was the man who gave her the title of being the world's eighth wonder in his Adhisayam song, it was Maniratnam who gave her an idea of screen presence and acting.
Ash''s movie with Mani, where she will be paired with Abhishek (their romance bloomed in Guru) and Vikram (in Tamil) was a commitment that came much before Shankar's Robot with superstar Rajinikanth.
Both the movies are in the pre-production stage and the shooting for both is slated to begin this September.Aishwarya, who has said that she is looking forward to working with her husband all over again, has also said she was dying to work with Rajinikanth.
Also, this dilemma takes on a different angle, with the astronomical fee she is supposed to have been offered for Robot.
If Ash accepts this offer, she will be completely occupied by Robot, as it is Shankar's dream project and demands that kind of time from its actors.
In fact, inside sources say Ash's contract with Shankar speaks of her putting motherhood on hold for this film, as it involves Ash losing weight and looking her best.
Rumors are rife that Aishwarya may just lose Maniratnam's films (both the Hindi and Tamil ones) to Deepika Padukone.
When Aishwarya faced a similar date problem in Hindi for the role of Jhansi Ki Rani in a movie, the offer went straight to Deepika, who, of course accepted it (andhrastudio)eagerly.
So is Ash going to call the shots and ask Mani and Shankar to sort out their shoot dates so as to be a good part of both the films or is she going to sit plum on just one of the two offers and refuse the other? Watch this space for more.
Producer Dil Raju's Parugu with Bommarillu Bhaskar and Allu Arjun is all set to release on 1st May with 234 prints over 500 theatres.
It is a clean family entertainer and there are lot of expectations on the film. It is Bommarillu Bhaskar's second film after Bommarillu.
Manisharma is tuning the film and it is the first film for Bunny with Mani.
Poonam Bajwa is playing very key role and Prakash Raj's role is the highlight of the film.
The preview of the film will be held on 30th April at Prasad Multiplex. It will be screened on 5 screens at a time.
He will be seen in a totally different role (that of a police officer) in S J Suryah's Puli. Originally, Vijay was to have acted in the film in Tamil and the movie's name was decided having him in mind.
However, the project fell through for some reason. Not one to lose heart, S J Suryah took the film to Pawan. The actor is supposed to have been so impressed with the script that he has arranged for the shooting to commence shortly.
The suspense however continues over the heroine. Reports say that there would be two heroines in the film.
As for filmanagr sources, NTR's Kantri which scheduled for 7th May release is likely to be postponed to 9th May, due to delay in postproduction work.
And at the same , the final schedule of the film still going on at Charlepally, Hyderabad. NTR and Tanisha are participating in the shoot.
Producer aswini Dutt is planning big publicity campaign from news week. The film is likely to hit 1000 screens .
Monday, April 28, 2008
Mahesh Babu was attending Thums up promotion camp today and when media asked to react to the rumors of he campaigning for Congress in the next assembly elections, Mahesh Babu strongly condemned the rumors and said ‘ I don’t even know the difference between MLA and MP.’.
Mahesh Babu said that his next film will start in June and says that he is ready to act in multi-starer films provided good script comes.
Hansika, who played heroine in 'Aap Ka Suroor', was selected as heroine for 'Desamuduru' opposite Allu Arjun. While 'Aap Ka Suroor', the debut film of Himesh Reshammiya as hero was a big hit, everyone started looking at this girl.
Moreover, her Telugu film 'Desamuduru' was also proved a blockbuster. This had doubled her chances all over the world and she earned a lot of fan following too.
However, she had sets her eyes only on Bollywood and did not accept any offer by any other Telugu producer.
After a considerable gap, somehow she agreed to play in a Telugu film 'Kantri' at a huge remuneration. As the shooting of the film was completed, producers again started chasing her.
But, this time, she is saying a firm no to all the offers as she had signed four Bollywood films on big banners.
Pyramid Saimira bought the film rights of Kuselan (Kuseladu in Telugu) for 64 crore rupees and it is going to distribute the film in Tamil and Telugu. Kuselan is a remake of a Malayalam movie Katha Parayumbol. K. Balachander’s Kavithalaya and Seven Arts found it interesting and decided to remake it in Tamil and Telugu with the title Kuselan and Kuseladu respectively. In this movie directed by P. Vasu, the highlight is Rajinikanth who appears as himself. Pasupathi, Meena, Vadivelu, Nayantara are also in the cast. The film’s shooting is going on in Hyderabad’s Ramoji Rao Film Studio.
He is the most successful director of Poori Jagannth who introduced Six Pack body in Tollywood with Desamuduru.
And he is continuing his trend of Six pack for the current film Bujjigadu Made in Chennai.Prabhas will appear in Six Pack body.
And his next film Chachchipothe with his brother will also have the six pack body for Sairam Shankar.
When the same thing was asked to Poori, Poori says ' the present generation youth is taking their heroes as role model in their life style and I heard lot of youth are taking care of physical fitness after the release of Desamuduru.
But Six Pack is only part and parcel of film, the six pack itself will not make the film to run.
Producer Suresh Babu is making a film with Ravi Teja and Anushka. Uday Shankar is the director.
Allari Ravi Babu and Suresh Babu are good friends with same wavelength. They together made Anasuya with Bhoomika recently.
Suresh Babu liked Ravi Babu's style of picturizing the songs and Now Suresh Babu has requested Ravi Babu to film three songs in Ravi Teja's film.
As for a source, a romantic duet is already canned on Raviteja and Anushka and Anshka was present with glamour queen in the song.
Power star Pawan Kalyan's Jalsa was released in 1000 theaters and created new records..
The film has created hulchul in political circles. The political situation in the state is already getting heated up with the news of Nandamuri family entering in to politics and Megastar to float a party .
Now another young tiger NTR's Kantri from Nandamuri family is releasing on 7th May.
Producer Aswini Dutt is planning to release the film in 1000 theaters on 7th May.
And at the same time, K Raghavendar Rao is releasing the film Panduranagadu on 28th May and he is also plann9ng to release the film in 1000 theaters.
Gamyam director's next title' Jaya Krishna Mukunda Murari'.
Krish/ Jagarlapudi Radhakrishna is getting ready with the script for his second film after delivering surprising hit Gamyam.
Aswini Dutt will produce the film and Venkatesh will play the lead role. The film is likely to be titled as 'Jaya Krishna Mukunda Murari'.
Meanwhilw Venkatesh is busy with Chinthakayala Ravi. The unit is leaving to USA in the month of May. Bujji is producing the film.
Balakrishna, who with his brother, Mr Nandamuri Harikrishna, has been convinced by the Telugu Desam chief, Mr N. Chandrababu Naidu, to put aside bitter differences and support the latter’s Mee Kosam rath yatra, addressed a public meeting organised by the TD before unveiling a statue of his father, the late N.T. Rama Rao, at the mandal headquarters of G. Konduru near here.
The event was loaded with political significance as TD men joined hands with the actor’s fans. Till now, TD activists never worked with Balakrishna or his aides. According to sources, TD leaders had planned to hold a big rally to mark the occasion. Responding to a question, Balakrishna refused to give his views on superstar Chiranjeevi’s launch of a political party, saying only, “Everybody has the right to float a party.”
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Although her first three films bombed, the actress has been getting many offers. Perhaps, it could be because this Tamilian girl speaks Telugu like a native.
Well, now the actress is eagerly awaiting the release of Parugu on May 1. In the film, she is paired opposite Allu Arjun. The film is directed by Bhaskar who is riding high after Bommarillu's success. Maybe, his film may help Sheela to break the jinx.
This was noticed in her latest release 'Donga Sachchinollu' where she played a key role and the title credits showed her name as 'Kumari' Rambha. Now one really does not know why such presentation had to be made but then the message is clear. The 32 year old girl with the thunder things is ready to be taken unless she has other ideas.
Coming to her career, the graph has been very dim except for the fact that she managed to shake her hips to item numbers with younger stars like NTR and Allu Arjun but who is willing to take her back as a heroine like she wanted, that is a puzzle which can be solved only in the coming time. Meanwhile, bachelors keep your eyes open!!!
It is no exaggeration to say that Sunil's presence has become a must in all films. Even if it is for a short duration, producers and directors wish to sign him up at any cost. Sunil is a die hard fan of megastar Chiranjeevi. He makes no secret of his loyalty.
Sunil was overheard recently saying that he is eagerly waiting like everyone else for Chiranjeevi to launch his political party. The moment he announces it, Sunil will be one of the first to join it. Many comedians as well as actors are also eagerly waiting to join Chiranjeevi's party as and when he announces it.
The real start Srihari is playing a vital role in Ramcharan's film with director SS Rajamouli. It is the role of Sher Khan. The film is a semi- historical love story with rebirth concept.
Kajal is the heroine. MM Keeravani composing the music. Geeta arts banner is making this high budget film.
Dil Raju is planning his Parugu premier show with different way on 30th April in Prasad multiplex. The film will be screened on 5 screens. The premier is opened to 500 common audience- it is first of its kind in Tollywood.
The common audience will be selected with help of FM Radio, TV channels.
The film is all set to hit the screens on 1st May. Allu Arjun and Sheela are the lead pair. Prakash Raj is playing a vital role.
Manisharma is composing the music.
Early this week, his brother and TDP Rajya Sabha member N Harikrishna toured in Kankipadu and Vuyyuru areas of Krishna district and enthused the local TDP cadre. This would be followed by Harikrishna’s visit to G Konduru on Sunday.
Balakrishna would unveil a statue of NTR at G. Konduru, besides addressing a gathering there. The TDP district leadership is making hectic arrangements to make his visit a grand success.
Saturday, April 26, 2008
The film is officially launched with the clap, camera switch on and first shot direction done by Suresh Babu, Dr. Subba Naidu and Anand Prasad respectively. Vetri is making debut as cinematographer in Telugu while Mani Sharma handles music. Marthand K.Venkatesh is the editor. A pressmeet followed the launch of the film. Gopichand, Anushka, Poonam Kaur and director Siva participated in the press meet. The makers are very confident of the script. Anushka was all in praise for the director. Gopichand commented that Siva gave them the perfect script when they are looking for one. 'The film has good scope and projects in various dimensions. It will be a good entertainer', said Gopichand. Poonam Kaur thanked the makers for the opportunity.
Whatever the media may say about her mother, she is firm in the belief that Mum Mona is the best thing to have happened to her career. And having a mother to guide you at home, with all her professional moves, we guess Hansika has nothing to worry about. Now this is what we call, cost cutting and multi-tasking!
'Pardhu' movie is a bi-lingual movie which has Lawrence, Sneha and Namitha in the lead roles. Madhuravan is directing it and Manyam Ramesh is producing the telugu version of Pardhu movie on Manyam Entertainments banner. Music is by Srikanth Deva. Pardhu film completed its shooting part and started its post-production work.
Cricketer Sreesanth has interests other than cricket, which is fairly evident from the star’s participation in several TV shows. In fact, Sreesanth had openly stated that he was willing to don the greasepaint but had to forego some good offers from Bollywood, as that required a long-term commitment. When a celebrity makes such an open statement it is sure to evoke some response. And indeed, it did! .
The star has now been offered the lead role in a Telugu film that will have four heroines. The storyline, according to our sources, would be something bordering the cricketer’s life story. Sreesanth also made it very clear that he would consider acting assignments that would not hamper his cricketing schedules.
Megastar Chiranjeevi is one man who has been keeping the entire media along with the political parties on their toes with the hints of his political debut on and off. How much of it is true and when it will happen remains to be seen but in this process, there are three channels that are making a feast of the whole topic.
The leading news channels like TV5, TV9 and NTV are leaving no stone unturned to squeeze the maximum out of this incident and have been conducting meetings, discussions, open talks and debates along with SMS contests just to increase their TRP ratings.
Adding more salt to the spice is the roping in of personalities like I Venkat Rao and Thammareddy Bharadwaj who are considered close associates of Chiru and it is heard that there are different versions coming out from them every time they face the camera in the different news channels. In all this, it is Chiranjeevi who is being used as the scapegoat while the others are making merry out of it.
Pawan gaaru and Mahesh gaaru are both much reserved people. They never used to interfere with others’ works - their policy was to keep to themselves, complete their work and go. Tarak (NTR Jr.) is fun to work with. He mingles with everyone easily. But everyone is a real professional in that they all work equally hard for scene betterment.
However, the promotional activities are not up to the mark for Jalsa, in fact they are nil. There is hardly any special program conducted on the film. The publicity for Jalsa is on the spot prior to release, but it came down drastically when it matters the most. Publicity is the mantra of nowadays cinema and any good film could be wiped off from the memory of the audiences within no time when not promoted well.
Pawan Kalyan and Trivikram are always known as the media shy people and one can't expect them to take the initiative. On the other hand, Allu Aravind, the producer of the film is busy scripting the tactics for Chiranjeevi's politics. Who else would take the responsibility of overseeing the promotional activities with the main pillars of the film staying away from the media?
If the phenomenon continues the same it mars the prospects of Jalsa for sure. Hope they wake up soon before it slips off completely out of hands.
Chiranjeevi deserve to become chief minister? Chiranjeevi deserve to become chief minister?
Answer from Public:(Opinion of Public)
Just because he has fought villains onscreen?? Just because he has stood against corruption as a protagonist of a film?? Just becuase there's no actor to match his popularity?? If these are reasons why Chiru or for that matter any film star becomes a CM of a state, it has to be said that it would be a reflection of our state of democracy. Sure, enough the film star in question supports blood banks, eye banks, fights for corruption in movies, is loved and adored by his fans... but then being a socially conscious citizen and being a good enough statesmen is like chalk and cheese.
Does Chiru have it in him to be able to balance the caste equations in the state, is he competent enough to lead a state - its economy, welfare not to forget the realpolitik of it all is a matter that cannot be judged by his silver screen performance.
Like everyone he needs to prove himself... not just as a politician with a tinseltown charisma but also as a stateman of integrity, honor and service... so whether or not he becomes a CM the fore mentioned factors would determine how long people would wish him to be the CM (after he gets there that is...)
When we met her at a Delhi hotel recently, she kept repeating, "I hope I didn’t keep you waiting too long." And this for only a five-minute delay! She even participated in the photo shoot actively, choosing the light against which the pictures would come out best. "I love the camera," she told us. Looks like Shriya feels the need to execute each and every thing to perfection. She even relocated to Delhi just to learn dancing from danseuse Shovana Narayan. "Yes, I trained with her here in Delhi," she confirmed. Shriya also chooses movies after ensuring she’s in for something she believes in. She feels that it is essential for young actors like her to portray the country in a good light. "Before signing the Hollywood flick The Other End Of The Line, I was very clear that India should be portrayed as it is. I want India to be shown in a positive light. Don’t glorify or beautify it, but show it exactly the way it is now," said the actress, who prefers calling Bollywood, Tollywood and Kollywood only 'Indian cinema'.
Nayantara, who was supposed to be the star attraction at the IPL match yesterday, fainted while shooting in Hyderabad for Rajnikanth starrer ‘Kuselan’. She was hospitalized and was not able to perform at the event. She is one of the brand ambassadors of the Chennai team along with Vijay.
The actress who had a fever collapsed due to exhaustion and was taken to Kamineni hospital in
Hyderabad. The doctors reported that the actress suffers from heat wave conditions that hit Andhra recently and has low Blood Pressure.
“A complete rest for two to three days is the best medicine for her problems now,” said the consultant.
Nayantara, who was shooting for ‘Kuselan’ at Ramoji Film city had to pack off early on Monday evening, as she was showing signs of a viral attack and feeling weak. But even after that, the thorough professional actress attended the Tuesday schedule with Rajini which went for round the clock and it is said that this added stress has resulted in the actress getting drained out.
At present Nayantara who is reigning in the numero uno position in the South, is doing three big films simultaneously, 'Kuselan' with Rajini, 'Aegan' with Ajith and 'Sathyam' opposite Vishal. And she has been signed for four more big films including 'Singam' with Vijay.
Friday, April 25, 2008
Bujjigadu - Made in Chennai, directed by Puri Jagannath is all set to release for this summer (tentative date is on May 16). She is sharing the screen with Prabhas for the third time in this film.
Her Tamil film Kuruvi directed by Dharani, where she acts with Vijay, is her first release (in Tamil) this summer. It all set for worldwide release on May 1 and distributors have already purchased it at a whopping amount. One more Tamil film Abhiyum Naanum will be released in mid-May. She plays the protagonist and Prakash Raj appears as her father in this film. She has lots of hopes on this heroine-centric film.
Interestingly her Telugu film Bujjigadu too has Chennai as the backdrop and one can expect that this film gets huge response in Chennai! On a whole it is triple treat for Trisha fans this summer.
Poonam Bajwa, the Puna based girl began her Tollywood career with the film Modhati Cinema of director Kuchipudi Venkat and hero Navadeep. But that film was a disappointment to all the team.
Again she got the chance to act opposite Nag in Boss. But that film failed to get crowds at the box office. This entire episode made her career dim. She couldn't find a film in Telugu.
Now she is playing a very vital role in Allu Arjun's film Parugu- it is not second heroine- then what- it is suspense till the film released.
Parugu- the film of Allu Arjun is all set hit the screens on 1st May and the story line in the whispers is that the story might be the similar to that of Megastar's daughter Srija & Sirish love marriage episode.
Chiru's daughter episode eloped with her boyfriend and got married to him secretly. It was a big news for the print and electronic media for a month, as Srija being the daughter of a big celebrity.
Now the director is going to show the great bond between the daughter (Sheela) and her father (Prakashraj) and how the father broken down when his lovely daughter runs away from the house with her lover.
We have to wait and see- how far the story is true-1st May it will be cleared!
Director Surendar reddy who directed three big films so far (Athanokkade, Ashok and Athidhi) is all set launch dialogue king Saikumar's son as hero .
It is Surendar Reddy's dream project and it is an action packed flick. Surendar Reddy is going to spend Rs 10corores budget for this film. RR Movie makers will be the producers.
South is all for fuller figures, while size zero has caught Bollywood’s fancy...
The scene is changing down South. Size zero is also pretty cool. It all depends on what suits an individual. Those who lead a life under the arclights, need to be conscious of how they look, without looking unhealthy that is.
Having delivered a couple of hits down South, you are all set to climb the Bollywood ladder. How different are the two industries?
Is there supposed to be any difference in the first place? End of the day, what these industries churn out is Indian cinema. Maybe the flavour changes a little with the variation in language, but there isn’t any major difference as such.
How was the experience of shooting for Deepa Mehta’s What’s Cooking?
This is the first time that I’m working with Deepa Mehta and all I can tell you is that we had a blast on the sets. Before every scene, the actors would also be asked to improvise beyond the scene and that helped us go the extra mile. My co-star, Seema Biswas, was also inspiring, to say the least.
How did the Hollywood film, The Other Side Of The Line happen?
It’s a simple story — director Ashok Amritraj had seen Sivaji: The Boss and gave me the script of his film to read. I liked it and took it up. We are through with the shooting and here too, I must mention, I had a great team to work with. In fact, I wouldn’t mind more such Hollywood projects coming my way.
If there’s a remake of Sivaji in Bollywood, who do you think would aptly play the lead?
Me, of course!
No, we meant the protagonist...
Oh, okay. Well, the movie is already getting dubbed in Hindi, why break my head over it?
Out-and-out commercial films like Ek, or parallel cinema like What’s Cooking — take your pick.
Ek is a commercial venture no doubt, but it wouldn’t be a good idea to categorise What’s Cooking, which is an entertaining flick with a strong message. In fact, I would like to dabble with both genres.
You are considered a Southern hottie, would you be able to live up to your hot quotient in the Mumbai tinselville?
This is something I really wouldn’t know. Let time decide.
Do you see competition in B-town?
I’m not here to compete.While Bollywood actors are flaunting their love bites err relationships, those from South are known to be more conservative‘Traditional’ would be a better word to use in this context. And I see no harm in guarding one’s private life. In fact, I wouldn’t like to flaunt my man, if ever I fall in love.
What does ‘if’ stand for?
That I’m single and ready to mingle.
Could you have resolved the Tirumala incident, where you slapped an errant fan, with Gandhigiri?
Well, there’s nothing that cannot be resolved with Gandhigiri. But what’s the harm in standing up for your rights?
The man was constantly shooting lewd comments at me and I couldn’t have tolerated more. I don’t even think that I went overboard.
The audio release of Kamal Hassan’s Dasavatharam this evening in Chennai is probably the biggest South Indian Film Indutsry pre-release extravaganza that anyone will ever
witness. Among the many luminaries who will be present, the star is undoubtedly Jackie Chan who arrived last night in the city at around 10 pm, and checked in at the Taj Coramandel. Awaiting him at the Chennai airport were throngs of fans to get a glimpse of this international star. Chan looked visibly impressed and happy at the crowd turn out. This afternoon he will meet the press.
The audio will be released simultaneously in the USA as well. Narmadha media has exclusive rights of the audio in partnership with Sony music. The CD will be available at select stores in Bay Area, Chicago, New Jersey and other major cities in US. The audio release function is highly anticipated not only because this is Kamal’s grand opus but also because of the presence of a Hollywood star such as Jackie Chan gracing the occasion. There was talk recently that the film’s release could once again be delayed, but the latest is that the film will release in May.
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