Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Top Heros and heroines at ATA this year

The American Telugu Association (ATA) organizes a get together once in two years and a host of prominent celebrities will be converging at the Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey from the 3rd to the 5th of July to make it a memorable event.

The ATA recognizes and honors individuals of Telugu origin during the convention. Eminent personalities from different fields are expected to be honored this year as well.

Representatives from the Telugu film world and prominent personalities from other fields who are taking part this year include Jr. NTR, Allu Arjun, Charmee, Hansika Motwani, Roja, Devisri Prasad, Ghazal Srinivas, Vijaya Lakshmi, Siva Reddy, Gangadhar, Gollapudi Maruthu Rao, Suddala Ashok Teja and C.Narayana Reddy. There are also a host of religious leaders who are taking part.

Seminars and glittering cultural performances are being planned for the event. Awards would be presented in order to honor excellence in different fields.

Rajnikanth as kathanayakudu (Hero) ?

Rajnikanth is acting in a bilingual in the direction of P Vasu who directed the blockbuster Chandramukhi with him earlier. Kuselan was fixed as the title of Tamil version. Based on it, there were speculations that the Telugu version would be named as Kucheludu. As per the filmnagar sources, Kathanayakudu is going to be the title of the film. Rajnikant plays the role of a film hero in that film. Jagapati Babu plays the other hero in this film. C Aswini Dutt produces the Telugu version on Vyjayanthi banner.

Pawan kalyan signed another film after puli

Pawan Kalayan's Puli will go on sets from 20th June. SJ Surya, AR Raheman , Hansika and Parvathi Melton are working for this film. Singamala Ramesh is producing the film.

On the other hand, the filmnagar sources reveal that Pawan has signed another film that would for producer Nukarapu Surya Prakash Rao. He is the Chief of Surya News daily paper. It is also heard that Surya Prakash Rao has paid Rs2 crores in advance to Pawan. This film will go on floor once Pawan completes Puli.

Tabu doing mom character to shriya !

Its the most important question that Sarath Kumar and director K.S Ravikumar are asking now. Sarath Kumar plays dual role in the movie, that of a elder and younger character. Shriya Saran has already been signed for the role of daughter of the elder Sarath Kumar. Now the crew of Jaggu Bhai is in search of mom for Shriya.

But all the young heroines who were approached refused the role. Sneha had initially agreed, but backed out later. Simran, Padmapriya and Vimala Raman were also considered, but nothing worked out. Now the buzz doing the round is that Tabu has agreed to play Shriya’s mom but for a whopping 75 Lakhs. If this news is confirmed, this will be the first time a mom character has been paid such a huge amount.

Ravi Teja's remuneration too high?

Ravi Teja is increasing his remuneration from film to film. His films are getting huge money to the producers. His Dubai Seenu and Krishna collected Rs 16 crores each approximately and yielded good profits to the producers.

Now Ravi Teja doesn't want loose his share in that collection.

As for filmnagar sources, Ravi Teja is charging Rs3.5 crores for the film Neninthe with Poori Jagannath

Ravi Teja who is much confident about his film Nenithe is demanding Rs 4 crores from next film onwards.

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