Sunday, August 31, 2008

Heroines taking pride in learning telugu

Speaking Telugu like a native is in these days. Priyamani, the famous Tollywood actress, is Malayali by birth and has grown up in Benguluru. But she speaks Telugu fluently and takes pride in it. This Malayali kutty says, “Since I can speak the language it becomes easy for me to converse with my unit on the sets. I am confident I can do my own dubbing very soon.” However, this trend of learning the language by non-Telugu actors dates back to the 90s when Amrish Puri did his own dubbing for movies. Prakash Rawal, the popular villain has taken a leaf out of Puri’s book and does his dubbing himself.
Madhushalini, one of the few Telugu speaking actresses in the industry says, “I think this condescending attitude towards Telugu developed in the younger generation because we were restricted from speaking in Telugu at school. Soon, it became “downmarket”. But that’s changing now.” Madhu confesses that the language is one unifying factor in an industry like Tollywood where talent is outsourced from all parts of the country. “It’s a language we think, speak and even dream in. Thankfully, new age T’wood movies have done their bit in making Telugu cool again.”
Some have learnt it from their colleagues and some by watching Telugu films. Says Nikita, a Punjabi by birth, “Nitin helped me learn the language when we were shooting for Sambaram. I also picked up a lot after watching Telugu movies.”

Nagarjuna about Megastar political entry

Nagarjuna said to media 'We need leaders, we need politics, but the politics don't suit me'. Nag further said ' Politics need a typical mentality, I feel that I don't have , so there is no room for me entering in to the politics'.

When asked about Megastar's entry in to politics- Nag said ' A friend is entering in to new venture, what else we can say except all the best'.

Revolver was found out in actor's wife bag


Telugu film star couple Rajasekhar and Jeevita on Saturday created a sensation at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Shamshabad by trying to board an aircraft with a revolver.

They were stopped by security personnel when they noticed a revolver in Jeevita's handbag. When questioned, they said it was their licensed revolver and that their servant, by mistake, kept it in the bag.

The actor was trying to board the Chennai-bound flight when they were stopped by airport security personnel. The revolver was later handed over to the Shamshabad police.

The couple had to cancel their visit and they got their revolver back only after producing a copy of their licence.

The couple recently joined Andhra Pradesh's ruling Congress party. They had also sought police protection on the ground that they faced a threat to life.

Three months ago, they were attacked by Telugu actor Chiranjeevi's fans who were protesting Rajasekhar's comments about the superstar's plunge into politics.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Genelia new movie Its my life

Genelia is on cloud nine with the success of Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Naa.. at box office, She is all now getting ready for the shooting of her next Bollywood project, It’s My Life, which happens to be the remake of Telugu Super hit Bommarillu. After getting good praises for Bommarillu, Genelia played the same character in the Tamil version and got good accolades. Now she is all getting ready to play the same character for the third time. Bollywood director Anees Bazmi, who has given three hits in a row is directing this film.

Anees Bazmi, who is enjoying a hat-trick of his hit films – No Entry , Welcome and Singh Is Kinng, who was packing his bags for Jaipur for a schedule of his Harman Baweja-Genelia starrer Its my life said, "Success of my commercial films has allowed me to make the kind of films I want to make. It's My Life is a simple, sweet love story, one of those that'll give me creative satisfaction. Thank God this is a simple love story and not a complicated futuristic one.”

Trivikram lyrics for pawan kalyan puli

Hit director of films Nuvve Nuvve, Athadu, Jalsa, Trivikram Srinivas has contributed as a writer and Lyricist too. In the film Oka Raju Oka Rani Trivikram has penned two songs in addition with writing the story.

He also has contributed in Venaktesh's film Chinthakayala Ravi few songs and the latest news is that he has written two songs for Pavan Kalyan's Puli.

Jalsa in the past a box office hit in the combination of Pavan Kalyan and Trivikram Srinivas.

S J Surya is hopeful that these songs will be also a hit.

Trivikram's dialogue in the movies Nuvvu Naku Nachavu and Manmadhudu have turned in to as assets of the films.

Megastar in trouble !

Megastar Chiranjeevi is now facing his first ever trouble just two days after he has launched his new political party 'Praja Rajyam' in Tirupathi on August 26, as another man called Andhrite CK Reddy, from Cuddapah district in Andhra Pradesh, has already filed an application before the Election Commission seeking to register his party in the same name!

The Election Commission sources said that Reddy has filed his application nearly four months ago and the EC has also processed his application. The Commission also sent a reply to him. With Reddy's application pending, Chiranjeevi cannot name his party 'Prajarajyam'.

However, if Reddy withdraws his application, the teething trouble for Chiranjeevi could come to an end. The Commission is yet to examine the application of the megastar. It may take another a week to process the application of Chiranjeevi, the sources said.

Gopichand's Souryam audio release

Gopichand and Anushka are back together for Souryam after their successful Lakshyam. Cinematographer Siva is making his debut as a director with Souryam and it is produced by Anand Prasad on Bhavya Creations.

The movie music was launched on August 28th at Hotel Marriot, Hyderabad. Manisharma has composed the music. YVS Chowdary unveiled the first audio cassette and presented it to producer Pokuri Babu Rao while audio CD was launched by Seenu Vytla. A real estate businessman Balakrishna bought one cassette for a whopping Rs 80,000.

Southern Movie stars are great Politicians

t was 1984 assembly elections in Tamil Nadu. The state’s chief minister, M G Ramachandran (MGR), was battling for survival at a hospital in Brooklyn in the US. A recorded image of MGR waving out to his fans from the hospital bed was enough to send his fans into a frenzy and the mood went soaring in his favour. He won the elections, got relected and ensured it was the first time a CM was elected to office without participating in a campaign.

N T Rama Rao was a great icon in Andhra Pradesh. He had played the role of Lord Krishna in a number of films and his fans would often perform aartis in theatres when he appeared as Krishna or any of the other gods for that matter. He used this adulation and in real life too, he would dress up like one of the gods and get onto a chariot to the delight of his mesmerised fans. This worked remarkably well during the elections and the crowds welcomed their screen god.

C N Annadurai (Anna), the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, was elected to office in 1967. Two years later , in a rather sudden development, he passed away. Immensely popular as a scriptwriter and dialogue writer for Tamil cinema, he was the finest orator of his time. There have been instances when his speeches lasted over four hours to a spellbound audience. Anna’s funeral in Chennai saw an audience of 15 lakh people from across Tamil Nadu. This was unparalleled and the Guinness Book was quick to make a note of it.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Chiranjeevi - Chandra babu is my good friend

Megastar Chiranjeevi arranged a press meet at his office today evening to thank the fans and the public for the successfully completing launching of the party from Tirupathi. Chiru thanked every one who ever helped in making the grand success of the Tirupathi Sabha. Chiru futher said 'the success credit goes to the public who attended the Tirupathi meeting voluntarily'.

When the media asked about the news of he meeting with Chandrababu, Chiru said ' I didn't meet Chandra Babu after announcing the party, but I will meet him, in fact he is my family friend and he is a good friend of mine'.

Balakrishna new movie launch on Oct 9th

NBK's new film with Priyamani as heroine will be launched on October 9th on the eve of Vijayadasami. Sivalenka Krishna Prasad (who earlier did Aditya 369, Vamsanikokkade, Balevadivi Basu with NBK) is producing this film. Mahadev, disciple of SS Rajamouli, is making debut with this film. The producer said: "We selected Priyamani as heroine for Balayya. Vijayendra Prasad is providing the story. Dialogues are by Ratnam. Rama Rajamouli is the costumes designer. Mani Sharma is the music director. The first schedule will commence on the opening day and will continue till October end. A 15-day schedule will take place every month till the completion. I thank Balakrishna for giving me this opportunity." Chandramohan, Brahmanandam, Pradeep Rawat, Tannikella Bharani, Ahuti Prasad, Dharmavarapu and Balayya are among the cast. Art is by Anandsai. Stunts are by Ram-Lakshman.

Three films releasing on sep 5th

'Ashta Chamma' is directed by Mohan Krishna Indraganti.Colors Swati and Nani are in the lead pair. The story is woven around a young girl who is obsessed with the star actor Mahesh Babu. The film is presented by Suresh Babu and will be released in 35 centers in AP. Shekhar Kammula is scheduling the release in overseas according to the sources.

'Ankit Pallavi & Friends' is directed by Hari Eleti, has Nikhil of Happy Days fame and debutant Megha Burman in the lead roles. The film is a romantic entertainer, presenting a fresh image of friendship among the youth.

'Saroja' made in Telugu and Tamil, is directed by Venkat Prabhu. Srihari and Vaibhav are the male leads while Kajol plays the heroine. Nikhita is appearing in a special role. The story is woven around seven young persons and Praksah Raj and Jayaram. Censoring will be completed this week and is to be released on 5th of September.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Chiranjeevi Punch dialogues in praja party function

1.Shakti leka kadu pranalikalu leka manam inka abivrudi kaledu

2.Mundukochhi chebutunna Mee daggariki vachhi Chebutunna.. Mee Hrudayaniki cheruvianta daggariki Vachhi mari Chebutanu.

3.Andhra is Richest state with the poorest people.

4.E utsaham repati Udreakanga Marali... Aha Udrekam Yuddanga Marali

5.Laaganivandi, Enthavaraku Lagutaro Laaganivandi , Entha ekkuva laagithe Bhanam tana Lakshyam vipu antha venganga veltundi

6.Amma Posinchindi 22 ellu, Meeru (Fans) posinchedi 32 ellu( I was in my mother’s care for 22 years. But, you are nurturing me for the last thirty two years.)

7.Naku Ganji telusu, Benz telusu.

8.Nenu Mee Nayakudini Kadu Sevakudini

Nagarjuna King will be complete entertainer


Nagarjuna-Trisha starrar King is all getting ready at brisk pace. Produced by Kamakshi Art movies, this flick is being directed by Sreenu Vaitla. Nagarjuna briefed about King with media. "We have been working very hard and this film will be released in December," said Nagarjuna.

When asked about the film, he said. "It's a complete entertainer. Though there is nothing fresh in the story, the narration is completely entertaining," said Nagarjuna. When asked about Sreenu Vaitla, "I watched Dhee and Ready. They are said in an entertaining manner. I like that very much and srinu vaitla is well known for his comedy timing," said Nagarjuna. Is the king is mafia don or it's an action film? "You have to watch it on the screen," said Nagarjuna.

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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Phoonk to release in telugu as RAKSHA

Phoonk, which opened to packed houses in India last Friday, is going international. The general practice is to release a Hindi film across the globe on the same date, but in this case, the makers of Phoonk released the film in India, not in Overseas.

It's a known fact that small-budget films with new faces rarely find a theatrical release in major international markets like America, UK, Australia and Middle East. The producers of Phoonk, therefore, hit a brainwave. They're dubbing the film in various international languages and only then will they release the film internationally.

While you're reading this news-piece, the English dubbing is already taking place at a studio in Mumbai. Spanish, German and French dubbing will follow later.

Meanwhile, the Telugu version of Phoonk, titled Raksha, will hit the screens in Andhra Pradesh on September 12. This version will be dubbed in Tamil and Malayalam languages subsequently. Phoonk is truly a money spinner!

Trisha opted out of two telugu cinemas?

Trisha has just one Telugu film for which she is currently shooting in Hyderabad- Nagarjuna’s King. She was supposed to be signed up for two big projects Venky’s Krishnum Vande Jagadguru to be directed by Radha Krishna Jagarlamudi ( of Gamyam fame) and Ravi Teja’s next film to be directed by Surendar reddy.

But the latest buzz is that she has voluntarily opted out of theses two plum projects to accommodate Kamal Hassan’s magnum opus Marmayogi. The reason is that she has to give bulk dates of nearly 200 days for this Kamal film, which will start rolling soon and she will have no time for any other projects. Before that, Trisha has to complete two projects in Tamil Sarwam and Chennayil Oru Mazhailalam. Her next release will be Radha Mohan directed Abhiyum Njanum.

Sources close to Trisha say that she is upset that, she had to opt out of Venky’s and Ravi Teja’s films to accommodate Marmayogi which will be a lifetime role for the actress. It seems that Trisha has decided to give her best for Marmayogi as it was always her dream to do a film with Kamal, her all time favourite actor.

Nayanatara says no to Prabhas

Prabhas has approached Nayanthara to play the heroine role opposite him in the remake of Billa, the Ajith starrer in Tamil.

This film is produced by Prabhas’s home banner ‘Gopikrishna Movies’ and Meher Ramesh (of Kantri) will be directing it. It is Prabhas’s next film which will go to floors by September. Prabhas was keen on Nayanthara doing the same role which catapulted her to fame and superstardom in Tamil. But we understand that Nayantara is not willing to do the same role once again as she feels that her character which was a trend setter of sorts will not work for the second time. And she has politely refused the role.

The latest we hear is that Anushka has been signed up by Prabhas.

Monday, August 25, 2008

'Praja Rajyam Party' chiranjeevi party name ?

The speculations began, what will be the name of Chiru Party, curiosity going up as the time for announcement to the Party name is nearing. Chiru will announce his party name and agenda tomorrow,26th at Tirupathi Pablic meet.

Before that Mega Fans are getting unofficial information as official by giving different name. We have heard Swayam Krushi and Jai Chiranjeeva etc. now the latest name in is Praja Rajyam Party. According to reports reaching 'Praja Rajyam Party' is the name that is almost finalized.

Two hot girls kissed each other in public

Leave aside talks of the alleged catfight between Bips and Deepika! Forget about the lame hugs they exchanged few days back publicly to deny any sort of rift in a press conference. Everything’s passé... the latest buzz is that these two hot girls kissed each other publicly.

It is said that in an interview Deepika and Bipasha were at absolute ease in each other’s company...so much was their comfort level that Deepika and Bipasha even ended kissing each other! “It all happened when Bipasha and Deepika got closer to hug each other to once again show the press the friendly bond that they share,” said a source.

Stage set for Grand launch of Chiranjeevi Party

Telugu star Chiranjeevi is set to announce the name and policies of his new political party in this temple town in Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday at a rally expected to be attended by a million people.

The actor, who announced his entry into politics August 17, will declare the agenda of his 'pro-poor' party, which may alter the political equations in the southern state ahead of the March 2009 assembly elections.

It will be a one-man show at Avilal Cheruvu or Avilala lake bed ground. Chiranjeevi alone will occupy the dais during the massive show of strength planned in true filmi style. Congress MP Hariram Jogaiah, who has joined Chianjeevi's party, said the actor would be the only speaker.

Jogaiah and also leaders of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), who have joined the actor's party in the past one week, besides Chiranjeevi's brother-in-law and chief advisor Allu Arvind, brothers and actors Naga Babu and Pawan Kalyan will sit among the audience.

The decks were cleared for the meet Aug 21 when the Supreme Court refused to stop the event on a petition by a local NGO, which argued that the event on lake bed would harm the environment.

As many as 23 special trains, hundreds of private and state-owned buses will ferry Chiranjeevi fans from different parts of the state. A majority of the people are expected from coastal Andhra, the actor's home region.

As many as 5,000 Telugu NRIs from different countries, mainly the US, are expected to attend the meet. A group of NRIs are already touring parts of the state to mobilise public support for the actor.

Chiranjeevi, who turned 53 on Friday, choose August 26, the birth anniversary of Mother Teresa, to launch his political party.

At his first news conference, the actor said he was inspired by Mother Teresa and declared that he too was dedicating his life to serve the poor.

After a 30-year career in films, Chiru, as the actor is popularly known, donned a new role like matinee idol NT Rama Rao, who changed the course of Andhra politics by coming to power within nine months of launching TDP in 1982.

Chiru, one of the highest paid actors in India and whose fan following is compared to NTR's, is engaged in social services like running blood and eye camps. In another gesture, he enrolled a physically challenged youth as the first member of the party.

Elaborate arrangements have been made for the meeting, which will begin after Chiranjeevi pays obeisance at the Lord Venkateshwara temple on Tirumala Hills. The three-hour meeting is set to begin at 4 pm.

Adding filmi touch to the mega event, the organisers have hired two helicopters. A chopper will shower flower petals on the venue, while another will record the event, beaming it across 70 huge LCD screens deployed around the area.

Over 3,000 policemen have been deployed at the venue besides an equal number of volunteers of the Chiru Rashtra Yuvatha (youth wing).

In his speech, Chiru is expected to explain the reasons for taking a plunge into politics, his mission and goals, and announce the policies and programmes of the party.

After the public meeting, Chiru will form core committee of the party and launch state-wide tour to mobilise public support for the party.

Kajal aggarwal acting skills are being tested

After playing a simple lover girl in Chandamma, KAJAL is portraying a multifaceted role in the much-talked film with RAM CHARAN TEJ. She will be playing the soul mate to a fiery lover boy in this big budget extravaganza. According to sources, she needs to portray varied shades and has pulled out all stops to match strides with the hotshot star, who is himself playing a demanding role. The actress who began her innings with a traditional role in Laxmi Kalyam, later impressed as a urban girl in Aatadista but this complex role seems to be testing her acting skills. Similarly, the pretty actress will be seen as the love interest of ALLU ARJUN in Arya 2, and if both the films succeed she could stake claim for the top slot. Looks like TRISHA and ILEANA are in for some competition.

Bhumika chawla loves 40 year old man Rajasekhar


A new film with Rajasekhar in the main role is coming up under the direction of Ram Prasad and likely to go on sets from September 5. It is reliably learnt that Bhoomika Chawla is to pair with Rajasekhar. The film is a remake of the Malayalam movie 'Hello'. After completing Rajasekhar's present movie 'Satyameva Jayate', the proposed film will go to sets.

The story is about a love between a 40 years old man and a young girl who is much younger to him which would be very interesting to the viewers. The film is produced by Maganti Gopinath.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Chiranjeevi Tea party : Present and absent list

Those who attended Chiru Party Absent list
1.Nag

2.Venkatesh

3. Ramanaidu

4.KS Rama Rao

5. Murali Mohan

6. Mohanbabu

7.DVS Prasad

8.Devi Vara Prasad

9.K Viswanath

10.VB Rajendra Prasad

11.K Raghava

12. Shekar Babu

13.Thammareddy Baradwaja

14.Jayakrishna

15.Aswini Dutt

16.Arjun Raju

17Burugulapally Sivaramakrishna

18.Ghattamaneni Aadisheshagirirao

19.Sathya Reddy

20.Dr KL Narayana

21.Ashok Kumar

22. ML Kumara Choudary

23.Vijayendar Reddy

24.Shyam Prasad Reddy

25.Nagababu

26.Allu Arvind

27Jayabheri Kishore

28.MS Raju

29.D Suresh Babu

30.Kaikala Sathyanarayana

31.Gummadi

32.Uday Kiran

33.Tarun

34.Venu Madhav

35.Brahmi

36.Brahmaji

37.Gouthamraju

38.Chinni Krishna

38.Trivikram

39.Jayasudha

40.Ramya Krishna

41 and many more

1.Dr Dasari

2.NBK

3.NTR

4.Kalyan Ram

5.Harikrishna

6.Tharakarathna

7.Jeevitha

8.Dr Rajashekar

9 Mahesh Babu

10 super Star Krishna

11.Vijayasanthi

12. Jayaprada

13.Sree Hari


Friday, August 22, 2008

Trisha singing A R Rahman song ?

If the sources are to be believed Trisha is all set to sing a song soon. Apparently, this talented self-taught singer is planning to sing a song composed by A.R. Rahman. Trisha is counting on her upcoming Tamil film Abhiyum Naanum, in which she has given a tremendous performance. At present, she is also acting in King.

It seems Trisha loves singing and sings very well too, but is extremely shy about performing in front of an audience. She is a great fan of A.R. Rahman.

Shriya katrina mallika sherawat common thing

Shriya has been going places. But wherever she goes, she makes sure she sticks to her health plan – drinking five litres of water everyday! She claims this gives her perfect health, keeps her skin supple and promotes her complexion as well. She says that it is very important for actors to drink plenty of water given the fact that they spend too much time under arclights or the sun.
Shriya says apart from this, a good sunscreen is very important for an actor. And except for a nourishing cream at bedtime, she does not do much for her skin.

Bollywood queen Katrina Kaif, believes in hydrating her body constantly with water and fruits rich in moisture such as melons, kiwis, and cucumber. Another fan water is Mallika Sherawat, who has a preference for Evian, the French brand of mineral water, which she claims to have miraculous health benefits, as believed by the discoverer of its spring and most French people.

Drinking more water is very good for health.Why can't u follow?

colors swati getting married on 27th of this month

The Danger girl Colors Swathi is getting married to a Dubai based business man Mr. Srikanth on 27th August.

As for filmanar sources, the marriage will take place in Tirupathi on 27th of August.

Colors Swathi is Astachemaa with director Indraganti Mohana Krishna will hit the screens very soon.

Chiru Mahesh fans Clash. Fans be cool.

A clash is reported between Chiru and Mahesh Babu erupted while Chiru fans gathered at Prasad Gardens at Vizag, this morning to celebrate their favorite hero's birthday removed Mahesh's cutout placed at the site.

Knowing the incident Mahesh Babu fans rushed to the spot which later turned as a clash.

One person named Bujji received injuries and rushed to nearby hospital and admitted.

It is reported some local Congress leaders visited to enquire about his condition.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Special Trains and RTC buses for Mega Meet on 26th?

1.Chiru's camp requested South Central railways to arrange 10 exclusive trains to transport people to Tirupathi from various cities of the state for Chiru's first Public address on 26th August.-Railway authorities yet to take a decision in this regard.

2.On the other hand, there are several requests from mega fans of various district to APS RTC to hire the buses to go to Tirupathi on 26th August.

a. East Godhavari Region Fans requested 24 buses from local depot of APSRTC.

b. West Godavari from where Chiru hails requested for 60 buses.

c. Hyderabad Ibrahim Patnam manager was requested to arrange 10 buses.

d.Vizag fans already booked 10 buses to go to Tirupathi on 26th.

e. CM's native district Kadapa Mega fans requested RTC to provide 120 buses.

Video Mallana Vikram Shriya 8 mins Promo

Balakrishna in NTR Arts

A heavy budget film is shaping up under the banner of NTR Arts with Kalyanram as producer.

Giving details, Kalyanram says, ‘My paternal uncle Balakrishna (Babai) is going to play different character in our film. An excellent script is getting readied. After two blockbusters like ‘Athanokkade’ and ‘Hareram’ under NTR Arts banner, this film would be another hit to help the banner achieve hattrick. We can surely say that the fans of Nandamuri could feel proud about the film. We will come out with some other details about the movie very soon.’

Story and dialogues for the film would be by Ravi.

Parvati Melton main heroine for mahesh babu varudu

From Deepika Padukone to Illeana, many top rung heroines were considered for Mahesh Babu’s next film. Even some new faces were short-listed. But finally, it is Parvati Melton who is chosen for the main lead opposite Mahesh in this two-heroine film.

After a photoshoot conducted on Mahesh and Parvatii recently, she was finally okayed by the team for the coveted main lead.

The tall and curvaceous beauty Parvati Melton made her debut in Vennela and went on to do many movies as the main heroine but was not able to bag big movies. This is the first time that she is paired opposite a big hero like Mahesh Babu.

In Trivikram’s earlier film, Jalsa, she was one of the leads and did a hit number with Pawan too.

And this is her big ticket to stardom. Trivikram is starting the film’s regular shoot from September 3rd. It is produced by S. Ramesh on Kanakaratna Movies banner. Devi Sri Prasad is composing the music.

My father will become a Great POLITICIAN

My father considered my birth lucky for him. Because it was only after I was born that he started getting good cine offers. I’m the youngest in the family, so I haven’t really watched any of his Bollywood movies, for, they were made long before I was born. But yes, I have watched a few of his Telugu films and enjoyed watching them.

I always liked him on screen as he is a natural actor. I like the ease with which he delivers his dialogues. He has essayed innumerable roles, but the one I remember is his character in the Telugu movie, Daddy, where he played the role of a father. His acting was incredible. Also, the plot of the movie is so similar to my real life story, that it touched my heart. Dad would also take me along to the sets. I would accompany him to outstation shoots, and it used to be great fun. I used to just watch him act and interact with others on the sets.

As a father

Frankly, I like the ‘dad’ part of him more than his ‘actor’ persona. He’d never bring his work home – so we never discussed movies. He was a different person at home – a great father. I was the most pampered in the house, and I don’t remember my father ever saying ‘no’ to something I wanted or asked for, till my 18th birthday, that is.

He always gave me whatever I wanted. My birthdays were always very special. He would load me with gifts – each year, he’d increase the number of gifts, coinciding with my age. Unfortunately, I don’t have any of those gifts with me anymore, as they are at my parents’ place. I’m left with nothing. My only regret is that that he didn’t give me that one gift I asked him for – on my last birthday, when I turned 19. I asked him to give me Shirish, who is my husband now. Otherwise he has fulfilled all my dreams and has given me the best things in life.

As he used to be very busy shooting, we hardly ever saw him at home. It was only since the past few years, when he began to take on less films, that he got free enough to spend time with us. But even in those hectic days, he was very loving and caring. I remember how he would come back from shooting late in the night, wake me up and sit and have dinner with me. He would also make breakfast for all of us on a day he was free. Sometimes, he’d ask me to make his favourite – omelette-bread – for breakfast.

But, he never wanted his daughter to get into acting. He wanted to see me settled and leading a normal life. As a superstar’s daughter, I’d often accompany him to functions and events. He’d make sure that I sit next to him, and I used to feel very proud of my father. Now, he’s a grandfather too. He says he is very happy. My daughter is the first grandchild of the family. I hope for his good wishes.
As a politician

My father is a good, kind-hearted person. Even when he was acting, he would take care of all those around him. The way he interacts with people, listens to them, and helps them, I’m sure he’ll make for a great politician. But, I never encouraged his wish for getting into politics. My family would have never ever imagined that he would one day become a politician.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Nenu Tanu Aame : Madhavan’s Telugu debut

Madhavan’s Telugu debut, Nenu Tanu Aame (earlier titled Adi Oka Idhi Le) is now in the post production stage. Previously, Madhavan’s fans would recollect that Nenu Tanu Aame, was titled Leelai in Tamil and that title also has been changed to Naan Aval Adhu. Directed by Kona Venkat, Nenu Tanu Aame is Storm Pictures’ debut production in Telugu. Earlier, this movie was to have been produced by Ram Gopal Varma Productions, but for some obscure reason, this project was dropped, only to be taken up by Storm Pictures.

R. Madhavan , Sada, Shamita Shetty are in the lead roles with Sunil Varma , Vizag Prasad and Sayaji Shinde in the supporting cast. Music is composed by R. P. Patnaik and G. V. Prakash. The biggest highlight of the film is that this is Madhavan’s entry into Telugu films with a ‘straight’ Telugu film.This is also the directorial debut of the famous writer, Kona Venkat.

This will also be Shamita Shetty’s (Shilpa Shetty’s sister) Telugu debut. With all these firsts to its credit, the movie has a lot to live up to and will surely make its money as the curiosity factor will be at fever pitch. The dubbing, background score and sound effects part of the post production phase has been wrapped and the final mixing is in progress. The audio launch will be held on 27th August at Taj Banjara in Hyderabad. The film is slated to hit theatres in September 2008.

Rajamouli to concentrate on small budget films

Successful director SS Rajamouli made his debut with ‘Student No. 1’ and earned good marks by making the film a hit. His next film, ‘Simhadri’ again with the same hero, was proved to be a blockbuster. From then onwards there is no looking back for him. He continued to bring out films which are hits successively and successfully. He had directed heroes like NTR, Prabhas, Raviteja and Ram Charan Teja. There was an impression among the industry circles as well as the audiences that a film with Rajamouli behind the camera would be a heavy budget movie. So, Rajamouli openly announced that he would concentrate more on doing small budget films from now on. However, he says, ‘I will do one heavy budget film and immediately a small film. Not only I direct small films but also produce such films on our own banner. If there are small budget films which turn successful, the industry would survive for long and everybody who were depending on the film industry would be happy. I started my career with a small budget movie, so I very well know the value of a small budget film.’

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Chiranjeevi to meet YSR and Chandra Babu


The itinerary of filmstar Chiranjeevi is all packed. As head of a political party, he will meet the Chief Minister, Dr Y.S. Rajasekar Reddy, the former Chief Minister, Mr N. Chandrababu Naidu, and the Governor, Mr N.D. Tiwari, in a couple of days. Political leaders wondered what would be the topic of discussion between them.

There has been no such courtesy meetings between political party heads till date in the state. Chiranjeevi’s office phoned Mr Chandrababu Naidu office on Monday to inform him of this. But as both leaders are busy with their pre-decided schedule a meeting could not be materialized. Meanwhile, Chiranjeevi will meet the Governor, Mr Tiwari, before meeting any other political leader. "It would be a courtesy meeting. As I decided to join politics, it would be a nice gesture to meet leaders of other political parties," Chiranjeevi observed. Both Chiranjeevi and Mr Naidu are good friends for a long time and wives of both the leaders also enjoy regular meetings.

On Tuesday, some more people joined the star’s party. Freedom fighter Sardar Gouthu Lachhanna’s daughter Ms Jhansi, TRS leader Jannu Jakaraiah joined the party. A batch of doctors led by Dr Noorjahan from Mahabubnagar district also took party membership. Resigned MP Ch Harirama Jogaiah formally joined the party in the presence of Chiranjeevi. The film star welcomed the veteran leader and said the party would utilise his experience and knowledge for party building.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Rajnikanth to compensate Rs.100 mn to distributors

Tamil superstar Rajnikant will compensate distributors of his film "Kuselan", which did not fare well at the box office, to the tune of Rs.100 mn, sources close to the actor said.

A spokesman for the distribution company Pyramid Saimira, which is showing the film across Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, said the movie had so far collected Rs.210 mn.

He was confident of "Kuselan" covering the costs of Rs.600 mn before being taken off theatres.

The company, however, was noncommittal about accepting the compensation.

While the star did not charge any fee from the Tamil producer and his mentor K. Balachander, the Telugu version's producers had paid Rajnikant a fee of Rs.100 mn.

The movie icon had on Friday recommended several cuts to improve the collections of the movie. The matinee idol had extended a similar courtesy after one of his earlier films "Baba" ran into huge losses.

Megastar appeals to his fans

Megastar Chiranjeevi is going to celebrate his birthday,22nd August with his family and it is going to be a private party. Chiru will not give appointment to anyone .

Megastar appeals his fans not to come down to Hyderabad on 22nd August as he wouldn't be available to the fans. He requested the fans to organize charity programs at their respective native places.

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Monday, August 18, 2008

Kotha bangaru lokam audio on 23rd august

Happy Days fame Varun Sandesh starrar Kotha Bangaru Lokam has completed. The audio of this flick will be released on 23rd August here in Hyderabad. Dil Raju is producing this flick, which is being directed by Addala Sreekanth.

Mikky G Mayor is the music director. Meanwhile a source from the industry says that Dil Raju and his team are not happy about the outcome of this film.

Riya Sen’s massage secret

One of the most popular pin-up girls of Bollywood, Riya Sen is known for that bootylicious body. Apparently, it is not only gym work outs and fitness diets that keep the actress in shape.

The Bengali bombshell admitted at a recent spa launch in Mumbai that she is a sucker for massages. It is regular body massage sessions that saves the day for her. However, unlike her glam image that would make us imagine her being a regular at 5-star for detoxifying and rejuvenating sessions, Riya believes in keeping it simple.

Revealing her fetish for the same, Riya said, “It might sound clichéd but trust me, I am a sucker for massages. Having said that, I must admit I am not one of those who make frequent visits to hi-profile spas and salons. The only spa I ever visited for a massage was in Thailand when I was holidaying with my family.”

Elaborating on it, she said, “Though it was a fabulous experience, I believe that over and above what swanky spas have to offer, it is our state of mind that matters the most. Even a simple ayurvedic therapy can work wonders for you if you are in the right frame of mind and bring serene thoughts to your mind as you undergo a massage.”

Now with down to earth philosophies like this, looks like massages are not just curing Riya’s physical stress, but also allowing her a refreshing mind set! Massage for body, mind and soul, eh?

Srihari Poru launched

Srihari is deftly mixing up lead roles with character roles to carve a niche for himself in Telugu filmdom. Srihari is one of the very few actors who celebrates birthday on Independence Day.

In keeping up with this occasion the actor's new film Poru was launched with much fanfare. Up and coming director Amma Rajasekhar will be at the helm for this action-based film being produced by G Srinivas Yadav. "It will be a milestone in my career and am also happy to commence this film on a historic day" announces Srihari who is quite confident about the well-knit script.

"It's an emotional saga with loads of action" reveals the director who was happy to rope in seasoned composer Mani Sharma for his pet project. Will this battle (Poru) against evil forces revive the director's limping career?

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Naga babu going to Delhi for party registration

Nagababu, Chiru's brother who is looking after the Chiru Party activities will be going to New Delhi tomorrow, 18th August. He will meet the Central election commission with reference to the party registration.

There are two names in considerations for the party, after going thorugh the dozen names-

1. Swayam Krishi

2.Mega people's Party.

Still Chiru camp is keeping the party name secret. Nagbabu is likely to register one of these names with Election Commission.

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