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Sunny Leone professional, punctual: Nageshwar Reddy

Chennai, Oct 21 : Adult movie star and actress Sunny Leone, who is making her Telugu debut with "Current Theega", has impressed everybody with her professionalism, says the film's director G. Nageshwar Reddy.


Cyclone 'Hudhud' affects 'Oka Laila Kosam' box office collection

Chennai, Oct 21 : Actor Naga Chaitanya-starrer Telugu romantic-comedy "Oka Laila Kosam" minted Rs.7.8 crore in first three days of its release, but couldn't register bigger opening due to the aftermath of cyclone 'Hudhud' in Andhra Pradesh, says expert.


Telugu actor hopes 'Porkuthirai' finds him more work in Tamil films

Chennai, Oct 20 : Telugu actor Chaitanya Krishna, who has starred in Tamil film "Rowthiram" earlier in his career, hopes to find more work in the industry through his upcoming Tamil revenge drama "Porkuthirai".


Mahesh Babu may work with Srikant Addala again

Chennai, Oct 19 : Superstar Mahesh Babu is likely to team up with director Srikant Addala for an as yet-untitled Telugu film next year.


Aadi to be seen in 'full-length action' avatar

Chennai, Oct 19 : Actor Aadi Pudipeddi, who has so far been seen mostly in romantic roles, says he has donned his first full-length action avatar in the upcoming Telugu film "Rough", for which he also had to rigorously work on his body.


Nagarjuna, Karthi to team up for bilingual

Chennai, Oct 18 : Actors Akkineni Nagarjuna and Karthi will soon join hands for the first time to work in a yet-untitled Tamil-Telugu film, to be directed by Vamsi Paidapally.


'Oka Laila Kosam', a messy romance (Telugu Movie Review)

By Haricharan Pudipeddi: Film- "Oka Laila Kosam"; Cast- Naga Chaitanya, Pooja Hegde, Suman, Sayaji Shinde, Ali and Posani Krishna Murali; Director- Vijay Kumar Konda; Rating- **1/2


Hope to beat 'Manam' with 'Oka Laila Kosam': Vijay Kumar Konda

Chennai, Oct 15 : Director Vijay Kumar Konda, who is currently awaiting the release of Telugu romantic-comedy "Oka Laila Kosam", hopes that his film will surpass the success of the recent blockbuster "Manam".


India not very far from becoming clean nation: Nagarjuna

Chennai, Oct 15 : Actor Akkineni Nagarjuna, who was recently nominated by Anil Ambani to be part of Clean India campaign, has thanked the latter for inviting him and said India will soon become a clean nation.


Tollywood stars reach out to help cyclone-hit, donate Rs. 2.4 crore

Hyderabad, Oct 14 : Top stars of Telugu film industry Tuesday announced donations to the Chief Minister's Relief Fund for the victims of cyclone Hudhud which battered Andhra Pradesh coast Sunday.


Tollywood stars reach out to help cyclone-hit

Hyderabad, Oct 14 : Top stars of Telugu film industry Tuesday announced donations to the Chief Minister's Relief Fund for the victims of cyclone Hudhud which battered Andhra Pradesh coast Sunday.


Vishnu Manchu puts off film release to help cyclone-hit

Chennai, Oct 14 : Actor-producer Vishnu Manchu has decided to postpone the release of Telugu comedy "Current Theega", which was originally slated to release Friday, in order to extend help to the cyclone-hit victims in Andhra Pradesh.


Ram Charan donates Rs. 15 lakh for cyclone victims

Hyderabad, Oct 14 : Actor Ram Charan Tuesday announced he will donate Rs.15 lakh for the victims of cyclone 'Hudhud' in Vishakhapatnam. He has also urged his fans to join him in this endeavour to reach out to as many people as possible.


Telugu actor Chaitanya Krishna turns author

Chennai, Oct 14 : Actor Chaitanya Krishna, who has starred in films such as "Sneha Geetham", "Ala Modalindi" and "Kaalicharan", has authored a book. He says it will help aspiring actors in planning their career move.


Women's role depreciated in Telugu cinema, says Kamalinee

Chennai, Oct 12 : Actress Kamalinee Mukherjee, who has spent over a decade in Telugu filmdom, feels the role of women has depreciated in the industry, but she's happy that at least fresh talent is being recognised.


Charan, Ganesh deserve success of 'Govindudua...': Krishna Vamsi

Chennai, Oct 11 : Basking in the success of Telugu family drama "Govindudu Andarivadele", its director Krishna Vamsi feels that actor Ram Charan and producer Bandla Ganesh deserve to be credited for the success of the film.


'Gabbar Singh 2' may start from November

Chennai, Oct 11 : The sequel to Telugu blockbuster "Gabbar Singh" is likely to go on the floors from November, reveals director Sampath Nandi, who says that actor Pawan Kalyan doesn't want to delay the project anymore.


'Current Theega' certified 'A', courtesy Sunny Leone's song

Chennai, Oct 10 : The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has granted an 'A' certificate to upcoming Telugu comedy "Current Theega", due to the presence of a special song featuring porn star and Bollywood actress Sunny Leone.


'Baahubali' to make a splash at Comic Con in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, Oct 10 : If you happen to swing by to Comic Con, which begins here Friday, you're likely to be enthralled by some interesting activities and surprises being planned by the team of upcoming Telugu magnum opus "Baahubali".


Actor Gopichand looking after pregnant wife

Chennai, Oct 9 : Actor Gopichand, who is riding high on the success of his recent Telugu release "Loukyam", has taken a break from shooting to spend time with his pregnant wife Reshma, who recently had her baby shower.


'Panchami' most exciting film of my career: Archana

Chennai, Oct 9 : Actress Archana, who has worked in southern movies such as "Nuvvostanante Nenoddantanaa, "Vegam" and "Khaleja", says upcoming Telugu thriller "Panchami" is the most exciting film of her career.


Krishna Vamsi highly satisfied with 'Govindudu Andarivadele'

Chennai, Oct 8 : Krishna Vamsi's latest Telugu directorial "Govindudu Andarivadele" may have opened to mixed reviews from critics but the filmmaker is extremely pleased with the response to the film from audiences.


Vikram to dub for Telugu, Hindi versions of 'I'?

Chennai, Oct 8 : If all goes as planned, actor Vikram might dub for the Telugu and Hindi versions of Tamil romantic-thriller "I", which is expected to hit theatres early in 2015.


Aadi Pudipeddi to wed Dec 13

Hyderabad, Oct 6 : Telugu actor Aadi Pudipeddi, who got engaged to software professional Aruna last week, will marry her here Dec 13. The match was fixed by their families.


Sunny Leone's Telugu song cost Rs.1.5 crore

Chennai, Oct 5 : Adult star and actress Sunny Leone's Telugu song "Devadas Breakup" has been made on a whopping budget of Rs.1.5 crore.


Sachiin Joshi to work with Bandla Ganesh again?

Mumbai, Oct 5 : Actor Sachiin Joshi co-produced "Nee Jathaga Nenundali", the official remake of "Aashiqui 2" in Telugu, with Bandla Ganesh. He says the producer is so happy with his performance that the two might team up again.


Upendra not playing villain in Allu Arjun's film

Hyderabad, Oct 3 : Contrary to rumours, Kannada actor Upendra is not playing a baddie in the upcoming yet-untitled Telugu film featuring Allu Arjun. He will be seen in a role parallel to that of Arjun's.


'Govindudu Andarivadele' mints Rs.12.83 crore on release day

Chennai, Oct 3 : Ram Charan-starrer "Govindudu Andarivadele", which opened to mixed reviews from critics, managed to register a good opening at the box office in the country. According to trade experts, the long holiday weekend will help it become a hit.


'Govindudu Andarivadele': Cliched age-old family drama (Telugu Movie Review)

By Haricharan Pudipeddi: Film- "Govindudu Andarivadele"; Cast- Ram Charan, Kajal Agarwal, Meka Srikanth, Prakash Raj, Kamalinee Mukherjee, Jayasudha, Rahman, Aadarsh Balakrishna, Rao Ramesh, Kota Srinivasa Rao; Director- Krishna Vamsi; Rating- **


Ram Charan offers Rs.2 lakh to family of deceased fan

Kurnool, Oct 1 : Actor Ram Charan Wednesday grieved over the death of a fan who lost his life in a stampede at a theatre here where his Telugu film "Govindudu Andarivadele" was playing, and also offered Rs.2 lakh ex gratia to his family.


Charlotte in awe of Arjun's age-defying fitness

Chennai, Oct 1 : Actress Charlotte Claire says she wants to take fitness tips from her 52-year old co-star Arjun Sarja, with whom she worked in upcoming trilingual action-drama "Jai Hind 2".


Kamalinee found an extended family via 'Govindudu...'

Chennai, Oct 1 : Actress Kamalinee Mukherjee says working in the forthcoming Telugu family drama "Govindudu Andarivadele" was like being part of an extended family because she spent over eight months with the film's crew.


Bilingual film with Gautham Menon may happen: Ram Charan

Hyderabad, Sep 30 : Actor Ram Charan, who is gearing up for the forthcoming release of family drama "Govindudu Andarivadele", says he might do a Tamil-Telugu bilingual with Gautham Vasudev Menon next year.


'Govindudu Andarivadele' left me in tears: Bandla Ganesh

Chennai, Sep 29 : Producer Bandla Ganesh says tears rolled down his cheeks after he watched the first copy of his Telugu drama "Govindudu Andarivadele". He says he's extremely confident that the film will be a milestone in his career.


Vishnu Manchu to produce Sampoornesh Babu's next

Chennai, Sep 28 : Actor Vishnu Manchu's next as a producer will be the upcoming Telugu police satire "Singham 123" with actor Sampoornesh Babu, who became an overnight star with the phenomenal success of his film "Hrudaya Kaleyam".


When Karthika stunned Allari Naresh

Chennai, Sep 27 : Actor Allari Naresh, who has teamed up with actress Karthika Nair in upcoming Telugu action-comedy "Brother of Bommali", says that he is stunned by her performance in the film.


'Sankarabharanam' an epic journey in my life: S.P Balasubrahmanyam

Chennai, Sep 27 : The digitally restored Tamil dubbed version of Telugu cult classic "Sankarabharanam" is slated for release in October. Playback singer S.P Balasubrahmanyam aka SPB, who had crooned all the songs in the film, says that it's an epic journey of his life.


Sharwanand, Nithya Menen to team up again

Chennai, Sep 27 : Actors Sharwanand and Nithya Menen will be teaming up for the second time in upcoming Telugu romantic-drama "Malli Malli Idhi Raani Roju", which is expected to go on the floors soon.


Love to experiment with anti-hero roles: Srikanth

Chennai, Sep 25 : Actor Meka Srikanth, who will next be seen in Telugu family drama "Govindudu Andarivadele", says he doesn't mind taking up anti-hero roles as it gives him an opportunity to "experiment" with his career.


Nallamalapu Bujji to produce Srinivas's next?

Chennai, Sep 22 : Producer Bellamkonda Suresh, who suffered heavy losses from Telugu film "Rabhasa", has handed over the reins of his son Srinivas's next project to Nallamalapu Bujji.


Navdeep clocks decade in films, not too satisfied

Chennai, Sep 22 : Telugu actor Navdeep, who has done some good as well bad films in his decade-long career, says he's happy that he has managed to "survive" in the industry. However, he isn't too satisfied with his choice of films.


Arjun Sarja too busy to play villain in any film

Chennai, Sep 21 : Actor-filmmaker Arjun Sarja, who is currently awaiting the release of his upcoming trilingual movie "Jai Hind 2", says he still has time to take up villain roles and is happy to "continue as a hero".


'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.


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