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'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.

RGV to auction next film to distributors, buyers

Chennai, July 30 : Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma has decided to auction his upcoming yet-untitled Telugu action thriller as he aims to revolutionise the existing model of film distribution that treats cinema as a commercial product.

I'd like to make a mark as baddie: Aadarsh Balakrishna

Chennai, July 30 : Actor Aadarsh Balakrishna, who will be pitted against Ram Charan in upcoming Telugu film "Govindudu Andarivadele", says he would like to make a mark as a successful baddie in the industry as he strongly feels there's a dearth of young villains.

Karthika will stun audiences with stunts: Chinni Krishna

Chennai, July 29 : Actress Karthika Nair will be seen in an action avatar for the first time in upcoming yet-untitled Telugu action comedy and the director of the film feels that actress will stun audiences with her stunts in the movie.

Age was never a concern to enter filmdom: 'Run Raja Run' director

Chennai, July 29 : Debutant director Sujeeth, who is awaiting the release of forthcoming Telugu romantic actioner "Run Raj Run", says he was never concerned about his age before entering films as he firmly believes talent is the deciding factor for survival in the industry.

Harshvardhan Rane teams up with Ravi Babu for 'Avunu 2'

Chennai, July 28 : Actor-filmmaker Harshvardhan Rane has teamed up with director Ravi Babu for the second time for Telugu horror-thriller "Avunu 2", a sequel to the 2012 movie "Avunu".

Sripriya happy with success of 'Drishyam'

Chennai, July 28 : Filmmaker Sripriya's latest Telugu directorial "Drishyam", an eponymous remake of a Malayalam blockbuster, has struck gold at the box-office and has left her extremely delighted with the film's success.

Modelling gave me confidence to be in movies: Avantika Mishra

Chennai, July 27 : Model-turned-actress Avantika Mishra, who will soon be seen in forthcoming Telugu thriller "Maaya", says she neither has any filmy background nor any experience, but modelling gave her the confidence to try acting.

'Pandiya Naadu' villain set for Telugu debut

Chennai, July 27 : Model-turned-actor Harish Uthaman, who rose to fame with his villainous role in last year's Tamil blockbuster "Pandiya Naadu", is making his Telugu debut with upcoming actioner "Power". He will also be seen in Gopichand's yet-untitled next Telugu film.

'Alludu Seenu' - a blessed son sans talent (Telugu Movie Review)

By Haricharan Pudipeddi : Film - "Alludu Seenu"; Cast - Bellamkonda Srinivas, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Brahmanandam, Prakash Raj, Pradeep Rawat, Tanikella Bharani and Tamannaah Bhatia; Director - V.V Vinayak; Rating: *

Pavan's next along the lines of 'Ninne Pelladutha'

Chennai, July 26 : Telugu romantic-drama "Prem Ishq Kadhal" fame Pavan Sadhineni is ready with his next directorial in the language titled "Zindagi", which will be made along the lines of Akkineni Nagarjuna's "Ninne Pelladutha".

Nagarjuna enjoys 'pressure, pleasure' of hosting TV show

Chennai, July 26 : Actor Akkineni Nagarjuna, who is busy hosting the Telugu version of "Kaun Banega Crorepati" titled "Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu, says he enjoys the pressure and pleasure of hosting the show which is a hit on the small screen.

'Gopala Gopala' first look out on Krishna Janmashtami

Chennai, July 24 : If all goes as planned, then the first look poster of the Telugu remake of "OMG: Oh My God", titled "Gopala Gopala", will be unveiled on the occasion of Krishna Janmashtami Aug 16.

'Rowdy Fellow' to feature remix song of senior NTR

Chennai, July 23 : A song from Senior Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao (NTR)-starrer 1969 Telugu film Bhale Tammudu has been remixed and used in upcoming Telugu actioner Rowdy Fellow. By including the remixed version, the makers intend to pay tribute to the legendary actor.

Pawan Kalyan to be seen for 25 minutes in 'Gopala Gopala'

Hyderabad, July 22 : Actor Pawan Kalyan, who plays Lord Krishna in the Telugu remake of "OMG: Oh My God" titled "Gopala Gopala", will be seen for 25 minutes in the film. He started shooting for the film here Monday.

Chiranjeevi to feature in Telugu version of 'KBC'

Hyderabad, July 22 : Actor-turned politician Chiranjeevi will soon be seen in the hot seat of Telugu version of "Kaun Banega Crorepati" titled "Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu", hosted by actor Akkineni Nagarjuna.

Srinivas never behaved like a newcomer: Prakash Raj

Chennai, July 21 : Actor-filmmaker Prakash Raj is floored by the dedication of actor Bellamkonda Srinivas, who is making his acting debut with forthcoming Telugu actioner "Alludu Seenu". Prakash says he never behaved like a newcomer on sets of the film.

Europe beckons 'Yamaleela 2' team

Chennai, July 21 : The team of upcoming Telugu fantasy film "Yamaleela 2" will soon be heading to some exotic locations in Europe such as Switzerland, Slovenia, Milan and Italy to shoot important portions of the film.

When Harshvardhan Rane dons dhoti for 'Maaya'

Hyderabad, July 21 : Customers of Kalamandir store recently here were in for a surprise when actor Harshvardhan Rane along his co-stars Avantika Mishra and Sushma Raj broke into a 'dhoti' dance as part of the promotions for their upcoming Telugu thriller "Maaya".

Money, establishment not required to make film: Rajamouli

Chennai, July 20 : Ace filmmaker S.S. Rajamouli is in accord with his counterpart Ram Gopal Varma's (RGV) philosophy that money and establishment are not required to make a film and that story and determination matter the most.

Sathya filmed 'Yagavarayinum Naa Kaakka' at over 100 locations

Chennai, July 20 : Director Sathya Prabhas Pinisetty says he "followed the script" and shot his upcoming Tamil-Telugu directorial debut "Yagavarayinum Naa Kaakka", inspired by true events, in over 100 locations in the country to keep the narrative "authentic".

Glamour differs from actor to actor: Seerat Kapoor

Chennai, July 20 : Glamour does get you noticed, says actress Seerat Kapoor, who is making her acting debut with upcoming Telugu action-thriller "Run Raja Run", but says it differs from one actor to another and is based on how one wants to be portrayed on screen.

When 'Yagavarayinuma' lead actors stuck posters on road

Chennai, July 17 : Actors Aadi Pinisetty and Nikki Galrani, who play the lead in upcoming Tamil-Telugu thriller "Yagavarayinum Naa Kaakka", recently released the first look poster of their film by walking and sticking it on the road here.

Santosh Srinivas enjoyed directing Jr. NTR in 'Rabhasa'

Chennai, July 17 : Santosh Srinivas is a bundle of joy after working with Junior Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao (NTR) in upcoming Telugu action-drama "Rabhasa". He says he thoroughly enjoyed directing the actor, who is one of top stars in the southern film industry.

'Drishyam' rakes in Rs.5.23 crore in opening weekend

Chennai, July 15 : Venkatesh-starrer Telugu family thriller "Drishyam", which is the eponymous remake of a Malayalam blockbuster, has minted Rs.5.23 crore in the opening weekend in Andhra Pradesh.

Would like to work with Aadi every year: Sampath Nandi

Chennai, July 14 : Filmmaker Sampath Nandi says he's so impressed with actor Aadi Pudipeddi's work in upcoming Telugu romantic-drama "Gaalipatam" that he wishes to work with him every year going forward.

Mahesh Babu bags best actor Filmfare south award

Chennai, July 13 : Mahesh Babu won the best actor for Telugu movie "SVSC", while Nayantara bagged the best actress trophy for her perforamnce in Tamil film "Raja Rani" for the year 2013 at the star-studded 61st Filmfare Awards southern edition.

Nagarjuna's TV show on top for fourth week in a row

Chennai, July 13 : Actor Akkineni Nagarjuna's TV show "Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudua" has registered a record high score of 10.8 Television Viewer Ratings (TVR) once again and occupied the top slot for fourth week in a row.

Learn to make cost-effective films from RGV: Navdeep

Chennai, July 9 : Actor Navdeep, who has collaborated with Ram Gopal Varma for forthcoming Telugu thriller "Ice Cream", says the filmmaker knows how to make cost-effective films and that other filmmakers should learn from him the art of avoiding unnecessarily expenditure on a film.

Broken star trappings with 'Drishyam': Venkatesh

By Haricharan Pudipeddi, Chennai, July 9 : Actor Daggubati Venkatesh has many firsts with Telugu thriller "Drishyam". This is his first non-commercial film and his maiden venture with a female director. He says the "challenging" remake has helped him break all the trappings of a star.

Haven't confirmed film with Chiranjeevi: V.V. Vinayak

Chennai, July 9 : Refuting rumours that he will be directing megastar Chiranjeevi's 150th film, filmmaker V.V. Vinayak has said that he hasn't yet confirmed a project with the actor. He says he's still waiting for the veteran's nod.

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