Chennai, May 25 : Pawan Kalyan-starrer, much delayed Telugu actioner "Gabbar Singh 2" will finally go on floors on Friday. The actor-turned-politician will be seen sporting long hair and thick beard for some crucial scenes in the film.
Chennai, May 24 : Actor Allu Arjun, considered to be the first Telugu actor to sport six-pack abs a few years ago, has now inspired his actor-brother Allu Sirish to follow in his footsteps and achieve a well-sculpted body.
Chennai, May 20 : Stars unveiling the first look poster and teaser of their films on their birthdays has become a trend. Actor Junior NTR broke the norm by giving his fans the first glimpse of his 10-month-old Abhay Ram on his 32nd birthday on Wednesday.
Chennai, May 20 : Actor Ram Charan, along with crew members of his yet-untitled Telugu outing with filmmaker Srinu Vaitla, has headed to Europe to shoot a couple of songs.
Chennai, May 20 : Actress Esha Gupta, who is making her Telugu debut in a yet-untitled thriller, is set to undergo a week-long workshop to hone her Telugu-speaking ability and to familiarise herself with the language.
Chennai, May 18 : The makers of superstar Mahesh Babu's Telugu entertainer "Srimanthudu" are planning to change the title of the film after a group of distributors felt it was not "massy" enough, a source said.
Chennai, May 18 : In its opening weekend, actor-politician Nandamuri Balakrishna-starrer "Lion", which released amidst much fanfare, failed to roar at the box office and raked in Rs.11.2 crore in the first four days in the country.
Chennai, May 17 : Actress Aksha Pardasany, who has landed a special cameo in the upcoming Telugu actioner "Bengal Tiger", says she's really excited to be sharing screen space with actor Ravi Teja in the movie.
Hyderabad, May 16 : Actor-politician Balakrishna's 99th Telugu film "Dictator" will be launched here on May 29 and its regular shooting will start from June 12.
Chennai, May 14 : Filmmaker Puri Jagannadh is on a roll. After bagging the opportunity to direct the much anticipated 150th film of megastar Chiranjeevi, he has now convinced superstar Mahesh Babu to collaborate for third time.
Chennai, May 14 : Actor Akkineni Nagarjuna, who is currently busy with Telugu romantic-drama "Soggade Chinni Nayana" and a yet-untitled project with "Vamsi Paidipally", will be essaying a brief role in upcoming Telugu-Tamil bilingual "Size Zero", which features Anushka Shetty in the titular character.
Chennai, May 13 : Actor Nara Rohit's upcoming Telugu crime-drama "Appatlo Okkadundevadu", currently in pre-production, is said to be based on true events that transpired between the years 1992 and 1996 in Hyderabad.
Hyderabad, May 12 : The makers of upcoming Tamil-Telugu bilingual "Baahubali - The Beginning" are said to be spending over Rs.1 crore for the film's audio launch here on May 31. A bevy of popular southern film stars is expected to attend the function.
Chennai, May 12 : Leading southern actress Nayanthara is under consideration for upcoming yet untitled Telugu comeback film of megastar Chiranjeevi, who is one movie short of reaching a milestone in his career.
Chennai, May 11 : Debutant director Satya Deva, who waited four years for his forthcoming Telugu film "Lion" to materialise, says the project was always destined to happen with actor-politician Nandamuri Balakrishna.
Chennai, May 10 : If industry sources are to be believed, filmmaker Puri Jagannadh may most likely direct the much anticipated, yet-untitled Telugu comeback film of actor-turned-politician Chiranjeevi, who is one movie short of a milestone in his career.
Chennai, May 7 : Filmmaker R.K. Malineni says forthcoming Telugu movie "Dagudumoota Dandakor" is an out-and-out family drama that will unfold through the eyes of a rooster that plays an important character in the movie.
Hyderabad, May 6 : Police in Andhra Pradesh's Guntur town forcibly shifted Telugu actor Sivaji to hospital on Wednesday as his condition deteriorated on the fourth day of his indefinite hunger strike to demand special category status to the state.
Chennai, May 6 : Relieved of all his current commitments, Telugu star Allu Arjun has taken a much needed three-week holiday and is headed to Britain with his family.
Chennai, May 5 : Ace filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma takes pride in upcoming Telugu romantic-drama "365 Days", as it happens to be the first film in his over two-decade career to have been cleared by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) with a U-certificate.
Chennai, May 5 : Veteran filmmaker Dasari Narayana Rao, who has directed over 100 films, says he cannot make films anymore that will match the taste of current audiences'.
Chennai, May 5 : National Award-winning filmmaker Praveen Sattaru has roped in Bollywood actor Mahesh Manjrekar for an important role in upcoming Telugu comedy-drama "Guntur Talkies".
Chennai, May 4 : Actress Sonarika Bhadoria, who is popular for playing Parvati in mythological drama "Devo Ke Dev Mahadev", has landed the leading lady's role in the yet-untitled Telugu remake of Tamil hit "Sundarapandian".
Chennai, May 4 : Actress Raashi Khanna has come on board in the upcoming Telugu romantic-drama "Shivam" in place of Aisha Sharma, who was earlier roped in to play the lead in the movie.
Chennai, May 3 : Superstar Mahesh Babu's next Telugu outing "Brahmotsavam" with filmmaker Srikanth Addala will hit the screens next year during the festival of Sankranti.
Chennai, April 30 : Tamil superstar Vijay's hit film "Jilla" has been dubbed in Telugu and is slated for release soon. The makers have included additional scenes featuring comedian Brahmanandam in the Telugu version.
Hyderabad, April 29 : Telugu film producer C. Kalyan has spoken out about news that he intimidated a woman living in his apartment building over parking space. He says he never threatened her.
Chennai, April 29 : If all goes as planned, Telugu star Akkineni Naga Chaitanya may collaborate again with filmmaker Gautham Vasudev Menon, who gave the actor the biggest hit of his career.
Chennai, April 29 : Telugu actor Ram Charan has extended a helping hand to the victims of the devastating earthquake in Nepal, offering relief material with the help of Apollo Hospital.
Chennai, April 28 : Debutant director Vamsi Krishna says forthcoming Telugu crime-comedy "Dongata" will unleash the best in its lead heroine Lakshmi Manchu, who has also produced the movie.
Chennai, April 28 : Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan has dubbed in his own voice for the Telugu version of his forthcoming Tamil release "Uttama Villain", which releases in cinemas on Friday.
Hyderabad, Apr 27 : K Vijay, a 25-year-old Telugu actor has died in the Nepal earthquake while Neelima, a software engineer on an expedition to Mount Everest remains missing in the avalanche triggered by Saturday's calamity.
Hyderabad, April 27 : A young Telugu film actor died in the Nepal earthquake.
Chennai, April 27 : Actor-producer Akkineni Nagarjuna is so impressed with Telugu film "Dohchay" that he has asked its director Sudheer Varma to pen a script for him.
Hyderabad, April 26 : Andhra Pradesh Police on Sunday arrested Telugu actress Neetu Agarwal in connection with the smuggling of red sanders in the state.
By Haricharan Pudipeddi : Film - "Dohchay"; Cast - Naga Chaitanya, Kriti Sanon, Pooja Ramachandran, Posani Krishna Murali, Brahmanandam, Saptagiri and Ravi Babu; Director - Sudheer Varma; Rating - **1/2
Hyderabad, April 24 : More than 35,000 cadres of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) are attending the party's plenary, which began here on Friday morning amid fanfare.
Chennai, April 24 : Actor Nara Rohit is set to reprise Sivakarthikeyan's role in the yet untitled Telugu remake of Tamil blockbuster "Maan Karate".
Chennai, April 24 : Actor Allu Arjun, who is currently basking in the success of Telugu hit "Son of Satyamurthy", will next team up with director Boyapati Srinu for a yet untitled project in the language.
Kurnool (Hyderabad), April 24 : Budding Telugu actress Neetu Agarwal, who has worked in the movie "Prema Prayanam", has been booked in the red sanders case after police found out that money was transferred from her bank account to a red sanders smuggler.
Chennai, April 23 : Veteran writer K.V. Vijayendra Prasad, who is popular for his work in Telugu films such as "Magadheera", "Vikramarkudu" and upcoming "Baahubali", will be wielding the megaphone for a yet-untitled project to be made in Kannada, Tamil and Telugu.
Chennai, April 23 : Actor-producer Nandamuri Kalyan Ram will produce his uncle Nandamuri Balakrishna's 100th Telugu film, which is tentatively titled "Dictator" and will be helmed by Boyapati Srinu.
New Delhi, April 22 : Actor-politician Manchu Mohan Babu, along with his family, visited Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Parliament House here on Tuesday to invite him for the wedding of his second son Manchu Manoj.
Chennai, April 22 : Director Sudheer Varma, who is awaiting the release of Telugu con-comedy "Dohchay" on Friday, says he had the project in mind even before he made his first film "Swamy Ra Ra".
Chennai, April 21 : Debutant director Siva Ganesh says forthcoming Telugu crime-comedy "Kai Raja Kai" will be a different film from Maruthi Talkies banner, mostly known for making romantic and adult comedies.
Chennai, April 20 : Actor Naga Chaitanya says the forthcoming con thriller "Dohchay", which releases in theatres on Friday, is a step towards new age cinema -- the kind Telugu audience hasn't experienced before.
Chennai, April 18 : Actress Sri Divya, who has mostly featured in simple, girl-next-door roles in her career in southern cinema so far, says she doesn't mind the tag as it suits her personality.
Chennai, April 15 : Superstar Mahesh Babu and southern actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu have been roped in for the third time in upcoming yet-untitled Telugu project, which will be helmed by Srikanth Addala.
Chennai, April 15 : Actor-producer Akkineni Nagarjuna has rubbished rumours about any plans to float a new entertainment channel called Manam TV.
Chennai, April 14 : Actor Harshvardhan Rane, who was last seen in Telugu horror film "Avunu 2", has been roped in to play a special role in Ravi Teja and Raashi Khanna-starrer "Bengal Tiger", which is currently on the floors.
Chennai, April 14 : Director Sriwass is busy with pre-production work of actor Nandamuri Balakrishna's yet-untitled 99th Telugu film. Contrary to the reports, he says they're yet to zero in on the leading ladies for the film.
Chennai, April 13 : Directing a nine-year-old, who plays the lead in forthcoming Telugu psychological horror-thriller "Budugu", was a challenge for Manmohan.
Chennai, April 13 : Veteran southern actress Sukanya has been roped in to essay an important role in superstar Mahesh Babu's next yet-untitled Telugu project, which is currently on floors in Malaysia.
Chennai, April 11 : Actor Allu Arjun-starrer Telugu family drama "S/O Satyamurthy" has raked in a whopping Rs.33.35 crore worldwide on first two days of its release.
Chennai, April 11 : Actor Junior NTR is likely to play the lead in the Telugu remake of A.R Murugadoss-directed Tamil blockbuster "Kaththi" that was released last year.
Chennai, April 11 : The digitally restored and re-mastered version of Ram Gopal Varma's cult Telugu film "Siva" will be re-released in cinemas on May 15. The makers spent over a year on the restoration process.
By Haricharan Pudipeddi : Film - "S/O Satyamurthy"; Cast - Allu Arjun, Prakash Raj, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Nitya Menen, Adah Sharma, Rao Ramesh, Rajendra Prasad, Upendra, Sampath Raj, M.S. Narayana, Brahmanadam; Director - Trivikram; Rating - **
Chennai, April 8 : Filmmaker Trivikram says his forthcoming Telugu release "S/O Satyamurthy" is an ode to every father.
Hyderabad, April 7 : After landing an opportunity to groove for a special song in S.S. Rajamoulia's magnum opus "Baahubali", model-turned-actress Nora Fatehi will next feature in an item song in Telugu action-comedy "Kick 2".
Chennai, April 6 : Filmmaker Gunasekhar says although upcoming Telugu period film "Rudhramadevi" is the eponymous story of the warrior queen, it's not entirely a war film. He says it's also a romantic drama.