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'Aagadu' to release in record number of screens in US

Chennai, Sep 18 : Superstar Mahesh Babu-starrer Telugu actioner "Aagadu" will will release in a staggering 159 screens in the US Friday, says producer Anil Sunkara.


33 percent reservation for women in Telangana police

Hyderabad, Sep 15 : Telangana has proposed 33 percent reservation for women in an attempt to improve female representation in the police force and to control crimes against women.


RGV never tried to exploit me: Naveena

Chennai, Sep 15 : Actress Mrudhula Basker aka Naveena, who features in a sensuous promo song for Ram Gopal Varma's (RGV) upcoming Telugu thriller "Ice Cream 2", says she was never "forced to do the song" and that the filmmaker hasn't exploited her.


Vishnu Manchu elated with response to 'Anukshanam'

Chennai, Sep 14 : Actor Vishnu Manchu is happy with the response to his latest Telugu thriller "Anukshanam". He has been getting appreciation from all quarters for his role as a police officer in hunt of a serial killer.


'Power' - been there, seen that (Telugu Movie Review)

By Haricharan Pudipeddi : Film - "Power"; Cast - Ravi Teja, Hansika Motwani, Brahmanadam, Regina Cassandra, Sampath Raj, Harish Uthaman, Mukesh Rishi, Posani Krishna Murali and Prakash Raj; Director - K.S. Ravindra; Rating - *


Karthika as funny as Naresh in 'Brother of Bommali'

Chennai, Sep 13 : Actress Karthika Nair, who plays the twin sister of actor-comedian Allari Naresh in upcoming Telugu action-comedy "Brother of Bommali", has impressed the film's director B. Chinni with her comic skills.


Allu Arjun to shed 10 kg for his next

Chennai, Sep 13 : Actor Allu Arjun has hit the gym to shed about 10 kg for his role in filmmaker Trivikram Srinivas's yet-untitled Telugu film, which is expected to go on floors soon.


I deserve credit too, says debut director Revan Yadu

Chennai, Sep 11 : First-time director Revan Yadu is upset that actor Shivaji is taking all the credit for the success of his latest Telugu release "Boochamma Boochodu". He says directors also deserve some laurels.


Writer Gopi Mohan to wield the megaphone

Chennai, Sep 11 : Telugu film writer Gopi Mohan, popular for his work in movies such as "Dhee", "Dubai Seenu" and "Denikaina Ready", will direct actor Sunil Varma in a yet untitled project in the language soon.


Eros International to release 'Aagadu' Sep 19

Chennai, Sep 10 : Eros International will release superstar Mahesh Babu-starrer Telugu actioner "Aagadu" in collaboration with 14 Reels Entertainment Sep 19.


Not doing film with Shankar: Mahesh Babu

Chennai, Sep 10 : Superstar Mahesh Babu, who is currently awaiting the release of Telugu actioner "Aagadu", has quashed rumours that he's planning to collaborate with filmmaker Shankar for a yet-untitled project.


Chandini completes her degree, ready to focus on acting

Chennai, Sep 9 : Actress Chandini Thamizharasan, who was recently seen in Telugu films such as "Lovers" and "Kiraak", has finally completed her degree in Visual Communications. She says she can now peacefully concentrate on her career.


Actor Vishnu Manchu launches rural health scheme

Tirupati, Sep 8 : Actor Vishnu Manchu Monday announced here the launch of rural health scheme in five villages in Chandragiri mandal.


Glad we finished 'Rudhramadevi' on time: Gunasekhar

Chennai, Sep 8 : Telugu magnum opus "Rudhramadevi", which has been on the floors for over two years, has finally been wrapped up. Director Gunasekhar says he's delighted that they've completed the project on time.


Dasari supports RGV's film auctioning idea

Chennai, Sep 8 : Telugu cinema's renowned filmmaker Dasari Narayana Rao, who has backed the auctioning idea of Ram Gopal Varma, feels it will revolutionise the state of film distribution in the industry.


Adah Sharma's next Telugu film is 'Garam'

Chennai, Sep 6 : After featuring in Telugu film "Heart Attack", actress Adah Sharma's next movie in the language will be an actioner titled "Garam".


Rajendra Prasad in Telugu remake of 'Saivam'

Chennai, Sep 6 : Actor Rajendra Prasad, popular for films such as "Mister Pellam" and "Appula Apparao", will play the lead role in the yet-untitled Telugu remake of Tamil family drama "Saivam".


'Power' release delayed due to censor certification

Chennai, Sep 6 : Ravi Teja-starrer Telugu actioner "Power" was slated to release in cinemas Friday, but it has now been rescheduled to Sep 12 because of the delay in getting the censor certification for the film.


It's a delight to direct veteran Sathyanarayana: Pusala

Chennai, Sep 5 : Directing the 79-year-old thespian actor Kaikala Sathyanarayana, who will be seen essaying a cameo in upcoming Telugu comedy "Dollar Ki Maro Vaipu", was truly a delight for director Pusala.


Actress took to prostitution after running out of money

Hyderabad, Sep 3 : National award winning actress Shweta Basu, who was arrested for prostitution here, has revealed that she took to the sex trade as she was running out of money.


'Aagadu' will be another turning point: Mahesh Babu

Chennai, Sep 3 : Superstar Mahesh Babu, who is gearing up for the release of Telugu actioner "Aagadu", thinks the movie will be another turning point in his career a la his last outing "Dookudu" with filmmaker Sreenu Vaitla.


Low-budget films guarantee high returns: Shivaji

Chennai, Sep 3 : Actor Shivaji, who has been a part of several successful low-budget Telugu films over the years, says that such kind of movies guarantee high returns over those that are lavishly made on a high budget and low content value.


I always see my films as a moviegoer: Vijay Kumar Konda

Chennai, Sep 2 : Vijay Kumar Konda, who is gearing up for the release of Telugu romantic-comedy "Oka Laila Kosam", says he always views his work with the perspective of a moviegoer rather than that of a director.


'Bullet Rani' not spoof on 'Gabbar Singh': Director

Chennai, Sep 2 : Telugu-Kannada bilingual "Bullet Rani" features actress Nisha Kothari in the role of a police officer, but the movie is not a spoof of Pawan Kalyan-starrer "Gabbar Singh", says its director Suresh Goswami.


Pressure of success, failure keeps me going: Naga Chaitanya

Chennai, Sep 1 : Actor Akkineni Naga Chaitanya, who is gearing up for the release of forthcoming Telugu romantic-comedy "Oka Laila Kosam", says the pressure derived from success and failure keeps him going in his career.


Bapu was to work on animated film on Hanuman: Balasubrahmanyam

Chennai, Sep 1 : Renowned playback singer S.P. Balasubrahmanyam Monday said that late Telugu legendary filmmaker Sattiraju Lakshmi Narayana aka Bapu was to work on animated film on Lord Hanuman.


Celebrities mourn death of Telugu filmmaker Bapu

Chennai, Aug 31 : Celebrities like Prakash Raj, S.S. Rajamouli, Devi Sri Prasad and Satish Kaushik took to Twitter to mourn the death of legendary Telugu filmmaker Sattiraju Lakshmi Narayana aka Bapu who died Sunday following cardiac arrest.


Telugu filmmaker Bapu is dead

Chennai, Aug 31 : Renowned Telugu filmmaker Sattiraju Lakshmi Narayana aka Bapu died here at his residence Sunday, his family said. He was 80.


Hundred days of 'Manam', Nagarjuna nostalgic

Chennai, Aug 30 : Actor Akkineni Nagarjuna remembered his late father, legendary actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao, on the 100th day of his last Telugu film "Manam", which featured actors from three generations of the Akkineni clan.


High on police quotient - Telugu films in September

Chennai, Aug 30 : It will be guns, khaki and bullets this September in Telugu filmdom as three star-studded entertainers on the police - "Power", "Anukshanam" and "Aagadu" - are slated for release over the course of the month.


'Kick 2' will give audiences another kick: Ravi Teja

Hyderabad, Aug 21 : Actor Ravi Teja is confident that Telugu action-comedy "Kick 2", which went on floors Wednesday, will be loved by the audiences.


'Superstar Kidnap' my shot at lead role again: Aadarsh

Chennai, Aug 19 : Actor Aadarsh Balakrishna, who has mostly played negative roles in his career, says upcoming Telugu crime-comedy "Superstar Kidnap" is an "important" film for him as it has given him a chance to again prove himself in a lead role.


Allu Arjun clarifies drunk-and-drive incident

Hyderabad, Aug 19 : Actor Allu Arjun, who received flak from his fans following an online video in which he is seen skipping a drunk-and-drive test and arguing with policemen, says he took the test and was let go.


'Anukshanam' most tiring film of Vishnu Manchu's career

Chennai, Aug 18 : Upcoming Telugu thriller "Anukshanam" is one of the most tiring films of actor Vishnu Manchu's career. He says the extremely tough character took a toll on him.


'Actors need to regularly reinvent'

Chennai, Aug 18 : Actor Sumanth Ashwin, who is basking in the success of Telugu romantic-drama "Lovers", says it's very important to keep reinventing to sustain in the film industry.


'Waiting for right script to work with dad'

Chennai, Aug 18 : It has always been actor Aadi Pudipeddi's wish to work with his star father Sai Kumar, but he says he's waiting for the right script to come their way, adding that they might work together soon.


I bow down to short filmmakers' passion: Allu Arjun

Chennai, Aug 17 : Actor Allu Arjun recently starred in a short film titled "I Am That Change" and he says the experience has made him respect the passion with which such projects are made. He admits it's not easy to make them.


RGV reunites with J.D. Chakravarthy in 'Ice Cream 2'

Chennai, Aug 16 : Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma has collaborated with his most trusted disciple J.D. Chakravarthy for the seventh time in upcoming Telugu horror-thriller "Ice Cream 2", which is currently on floors.


When Harshvardhan Rane almost broke his back

Hyderabad, Aug 14 : Actor Harshvardhan Rane believes in method acting and when, for a scene in upcoming Telugu thriller "Avunu 2", he was supposed to slip on a wet floor and hurt his back, he almost did it for real!


Chaitanya most suitable for romantic films: Pooja Hegde

Chennai, Aug 13 : Actress Pooja Hegde, who is making her debut in Telugu filmdom with upcoming romantic-comedy "Oka Laila Kosam", says she finds her co-star Akkineni Naga Chaitanya most suitable for romantic films.


Happy I gave my son perfect break: Bellamkonda Suresh

Chennai, Aug 13 : Producer Bellamkonda Suresh never anticipated that his son's Telugu debut film "Alludu Seenu" will turn out to be a blockbuster, but he says that he's extremely happy to have given him the perfect launchpad.


Tejaswi's first tryst with duet in Tamil film debut

Chennai, Aug 12 : Tejaswi Madivada, who was recently seen in Ram Gopal Varma's Telugu thriller "Ice Cream", is "excited" and "nervous" about her Tamil film debut because it marks her first experience with a duet.


Telugu filmdom will always be my teacher: Sachiin Joshi

Chennai, Aug 12 : Actor Sachiin Joshi, who started his acting career with 2002 Telugu film "Mounamelanoyi" and went on to act in other films such as "Ninu Chudaka Nenundalenu" and "Orey Pandu", says the industry will always remain his teacher as he learnt everything about cinema here.


Mrudhula Basker in RGV's 'Ice Cream 2'

Chennai, Aug 12 : Mrudhula Basker aka Naveena, who was last seen in Tamil sports drama "Vallinam", has been roped in by ace filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma in upcoming Telugu thriller "Ice Cream 2".


Luck, preparation are my strength: Pooja Hegde

Chennai, Aug 11 : Two years after her unsuccessful debut in Tamil action-drama "Mugamoodi", actress Pooja Hegde is coming with Telugu film "Oka Laila Kosam". She feels "blessed" that she is getting good roles.


Haven't found anything concrete for Tamil debut: Chaitanya

Chennai, Aug 11 : Actor Akkineni Naga Chaitanya is enjoying a busy career in Telugu cinema but his eyes are set on Tamil filmdom as well. However, he says he hasn't found anything solid to enter the industry.


Always learn something working with RGV: Madhu Shalini

Chennai, Aug 9 : Actress Madhu Shalini, who has worked with director Ram Gopal Varma in films such as "Department" and "Bhoot Returns", has again collaborated with the auteur for upcoming Telugu thriller "Anukshanam". She says there's always something to learn from him.


Was supposed to work with Chiranjeevi years ago: Krishna Vamsi

Chennai, Aug 9 : Filmmaker Krishna Vamsi, who is awaiting the release of his Telugu drama "Govindudu Andarivadele" with Ram Charan Teja, says he was supposed to work with his father Chiranjeevi many years ago, but the project didn't materialize.


Mahesh Babu's b'day gift: New 'Aagadu' teaser

Chennai, Aug 9 : On the occasion superstar Mahesh Babu's 39th birthday Saturday, the makers of his upcoming Telugu actioner "Aagadu" released a special 52-second teaser for his fans.


'Anukshanam' release delayed due to bidders' rush

Chennai, Aug 9 : Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma, who has decided to auction his forthcoming Telugu thriller "Anukshanam" and had planned to release Aug 15, has now postponed it following the overwhelming response to the bidding.


Chiranjeevi confirms 150th film

Chennai, Aug 8 : Actor-politician Chiranjeevi has announced plans to start working on his 150th film this year. He also said he's currently listening to various scripts.


'Galipatam' will unleash the actor in me: Kristina Akheeva

Chennai, Aug 5 : Actress Kristina Akheeva, who was last seen in "Yamla Pagla Deewana 2", says forthcoming Telugu romantic-drama "Galipatam" will present her in an avatar audiences have not seen her in so far.


'Maaya' to be remade in Kannada

Chennai, Aug 5 : Telugu thriller "Maaya", which released recently and has been received well, will soon be remade in Kannada.


Response to film auctioning has been phenomenal: Vishnu Manchu

Chennai, Aug 4 : Actor-producer Vishnu Manchu, who has decided to auction his next Telugu thriller "Anukshanam", says the response to the idea has been phenomenal so far. He's confident of making profits even before the film's release.


For 'Budugu', director discussed with child psychologists

Chennai, Aug 3 : Director Manmohan, who is awaiting the release of his Telugu family thriller "Budugu", says he held discussions with child psychologists as part of his research process for the film which is based on real incidents.


Story not finalised for 'Adhurs 2': V.V. Vinayak

Chennai, Aug 3 : Filmmaker V.V. Vinayak says he plans to team up with Junior Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao (NTR) for the sequel to Telugu action-comedy "Adhurs" soon, but he is still busy finishing the story.


Curtains down on Nagarjuna's TV show Aug 7

Chennai, Aug 2 : The grand finale of the debut season of Akkineni Nagarjuna-hosted "Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu" (MEK), Telugu version of "Kaun Banega Crorepati", will be aired Aug 7. This will be the 40th episode of the show.


Junior NTR film with Puri Jagannadh slated for Makar Sankranti

Chennai, Aug 2 : Junior Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao's next yet-untitled Telugu outing with filmmaker Puri Jagannadh will hit theatres on the occasion of Makar Sankranti 2015, says its producer Bandla Ganesh.


Five years of 'Magadheera', Rajamouli nostalgic

Chennai, July 31 : Ace filmmaker S.S Rajamouli became nostalgic Thursday when he learnt that his 2009 Telugu period-drama "Magadheera", which catapulted him to stardom, is five years old. He feels blessed to be part of the film that's fondly remembered.


Nani teams up with 'Pilla Zamindar' director again

Chennai, July 31 : Actor Nani will team up with director G. Ashok of "Pilla Zamindar" fame again for a yet-untitled Telugu remake of Tamil film "Pannaiyarum Padminiyum". The remake will go on floors from October.


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