Author : Nagaraj Goud


Amala Paul opposite Balayya

Amala Paul opposite Balayya

Mar 29,2017 , 01:23 AM IST | Cinema
A day after Puri Jagannadh announced that he has cast newbie Muskaan to be one of the three leading ladies in his film with Nandamuri Balakrishna, here’s another interesting development about the project.  According to a source, the director has got the nod of Malayalam actress Amala Paul to be the film’s first leading lady.
Blessed to have debuted with Puri, says Ishan

Blessed to have debuted with Puri, says Ishan

Mar 29,2017 , 01:19 AM IST | Cinema
As he awaits the release of ‘Rogue’, debutant Ishan is a bundle of nerves but is certain of the film’s box-office prospects. “It’s a cute love story and every frame in the film will look new,” he promises about the film, refusing to give more.  
Dolly defends Pawan Kalyan

Dolly defends Pawan Kalyan

Mar 28,2017 , 03:59 AM IST | Cinema
As he was preparing his own script for Pawan Kalyan mid-last year, Dolly aka Kishore Pardasani was asked whether he’d be interested in helming ‘Katamarayudu’, a remake of Tamil hit ‘Veeram’, as original director SJ Suryah exited the project to concentrate on his acting assignments.
Upendra first, Pavan next for Kalyanram

Upendra first, Pavan next for Kalyanram

Mar 24,2017 , 03:50 AM IST | Cinema
Close on the heels of green-signalling ‘Prema Ishq Kadhal’ director Pavan Sadineni’s next, seems like Kalyanram has made up his mind to feature in another project this year.
Yet another love story for Sumanth

Yet another love story for Sumanth

Mar 16,2017 , 02:22 AM IST | Cinema
Actor Sumanth, whose last film ‘Naruda Donaruda’ sank without a trace at the box-office, has green-lit a new project, the launch of which took place in Hyderabad on Wednesday.
I was offered Tamil remake of Pellichoopulu: Ritu Varma

I was offered Tamil remake of Pellichoopulu: Ritu Varma

Mar 15,2017 , 02:02 AM IST | Cinema
Ritu Varma admits that she is taking it slow after the phenomenal success of ‘#Pellichoopulu’. “I have always been selective and I like to be that way.
Granddad’s life is an encyclopedia for me: Rana

Granddad’s life is an encyclopedia for me: Rana

Mar 14,2017 , 01:10 AM IST | Cinema
Rana Daggubati, fresh off the triumph of ‘Ghazi’, admits that his as-yet-untitled political drama with Teja, which his dad Suresh Babu is producing under Suresh Productions, is his most comfortable project till date.
In the footsteps of her dad

In the footsteps of her dad

Mar 11,2017 , 02:55 AM IST | Cinema
Having featured in 15-odd films as a child artiste prominent of which include ‘Chitram’, ‘Badri’ and ‘Pournami’ – it was a natural progression for Chetana Uttej to debut as a leading lady one day.
Anisha plays a journo in Manoj’s next

Anisha plays a journo in Manoj’s next

Mar 09,2017 , 02:27 AM IST | Cinema
Anisha Ambrose, who has finished shooting Vamsy’s ‘Fashion Designer- S/o Ladies Tailor’, has landed a key role in Manchu Manoj’s ‘Okkadu Migiladu’. A source close to the unit confirms, “The makers were looking for an actress to play a journalist since long.
I’ve outperformed myself in ‘Guvva Gorinka’: Satyadev

I’ve outperformed myself in ‘Guvva Gorinka’: Satyadev

Mar 09,2017 , 02:21 AM IST | Cinema
Satyadev might have had a few scenes in ‘Ghazi’ but his role of that of sonar operator received applause from all quarters. In the war-at-sea film, he has also managed to rub shoulders with noted Bollywood actor Kay Kay Menon who he looks up to.
New Telugu girl on the block

New Telugu girl on the block

Mar 08,2017 , 01:51 AM IST | Cinema
Supraja Burugula caught the attention of many when the first teaser of ‘Vellipomakey’ released last year. The Hyderabadi girl admits harbouring dreams of seeing herself on screen from very early on.
Looking up to Murugadoss

Looking up to Murugadoss

Feb 28,2017 , 01:39 AM IST | Cinema
Even while growing up on Chiranjeevi movies, Kumar Vatti nurtured dreams of becoming a filmmaker. However, he did not know when and how he had to take the plunge.
Gangs of Wasseypur lensman for Bunny, Vakkantham film

Gangs of Wasseypur lensman for Bunny, Vakkantham film

Feb 24,2017 , 03:36 AM IST | Cinema
Looks like Allu Arjun is making a habit of working with top cinematographers. After roping in Rishi Punjabi for his home production ‘Sarrainodu’, the actor is presently working with Ayanaka Bose (of ‘Kick’ and ‘Kites’ fame) for ‘DJ’ with director Harish Shankar.
Watch out for Manoj in Gunturodu

Watch out for Manoj in Gunturodu

Feb 23,2017 , 02:38 AM IST | Cinema
Nonetheless, Satya, who eats, breathes and dreams commercial cinema had to wait for more than two years to get his second project rolling. “After ‘Naa Rakumarudu’ opened, my younger sister passed away.
Akhil engagement called off?

Akhil engagement called off?

Feb 22,2017 , 03:34 AM IST | Cinema
Akhil Akkineni’s engagement to Shriya Bhupal, granddaughter of business tycoon GVK Reddy, in December was the talk of the town. But it looks like the happiness surrounding the coming together of two illustrious Telugu families is going to be short lived.    
Satyadev on a roll

Satyadev on a roll

Feb 21,2017 , 01:43 AM IST | Cinema
‘Jyothi Lakshmi’ fame Satyadev, who is presently occupied with ‘Guvva Gorinka’, has green-lit another solo film. Pradeep Maddali, who assisted Puri Jagannadh earlier, will direct the film in question.
Dutt to reprise Sai Kumar in Prasthanam Hindi remake

Dutt to reprise Sai Kumar in Prasthanam Hindi remake

Feb 21,2017 , 01:31 AM IST | Cinema
While it might not have been a big draw at the Tollywood box-office when it released in 2010, Deva Katta’s political drama ‘Prasthanam’ attained a cult status over a period of time.
Raju gets Raj Tarun for Anish

Raju gets Raj Tarun for Anish

Feb 15,2017 , 03:50 AM IST | Cinema
Ala Ela’ director Anish R Krishna’s long wait of taking his second project on to floors will be a reality soon, as producer Dil Raju with whom he has been in touch for the past eight months, has finally green-lit his idea.
Trivikram’s protégé gets Shourya’s nod

Trivikram’s protégé gets Shourya’s nod

Feb 11,2017 , 02:20 AM IST | Cinema
Missing in action for a while, actor Naga Shourya has finally gave his nod for a new project, which would be helmed by debutant K Venkat, who assisted Trivikram Srinivas earlier. The interesting aspect of this collaboration is that it would mark the suave actor’s maiden tryst with production.
Cherry-Suku film to be shot primarily in Tamil Nadu

Cherry-Suku film to be shot primarily in Tamil Nadu

Feb 10,2017 , 01:47 AM IST | Cinema
Although behind the initial plan by a couple of months, the filming of Ram Charan’s next with Sukumar will finally kick off early next month.
Script delays chay, Indraganti film

Script delays chay, Indraganti film

Feb 09,2017 , 02:37 AM IST | Cinema
When news of Indraganti Mohanakrishna’s next with Adivi Sesh and Avasarala Srinivas surfaced last month, it did raise a lot of eyebrows as the maker was supposed to team up with Naga Chaitanya for his next.
Krishna heaves a sigh of relief

Krishna heaves a sigh of relief

Feb 08,2017 , 03:46 AM IST | Cinema
In the development for the past eight months, Naga Chaitanya’s film with Krishna RV Marimuthu finally had its muhurat in Hyderabad on Tuesday.
I want to prove myself as a storyteller: Harsha Vardhan

I want to prove myself as a storyteller: Harsha Vardhan

Feb 07,2017 , 12:31 AM IST | Cinema
In the industry for more than two decades, actor-turned-writer Harsha Vardhan has finally canned his first shot as a feature filmmaker on January 30.
Kalyanram teams up with Pavan Sadineni

Kalyanram teams up with Pavan Sadineni

Feb 04,2017 , 04:58 AM IST | Cinema
In his endeavour to do something new, Kalyanram, after the disastrous ‘ISM’, has picked ‘Prema Ishq Kadhal’ director Pavan Sadineni for his next. Although details regarding the film’s genre are under wraps, we hear it would roll this summer.
Mega brothers to star together

Mega brothers to star together

Feb 03,2017 , 03:26 AM IST | Cinema
This has to be the next biggest casting coup ever in Tollywood. Congress MP T Subbarami Reddy, who not long dropped hints of making a film with mega brothers Chiranjeevi and Pawan Kalyan, which would also mark his return to film production after decades, has just done what he had said. Yes, Chiru and Pawan would be sharing screen space together in his production venture.
Teja Sajja set for debut as a lead

Teja Sajja set for debut as a lead

Feb 03,2017 , 12:31 AM IST | Cinema
Seems like Teja Sajja’s long wait of debuting as a hero might be realised soon. Talkies has learnt that his first film will be produced by Bekkem Venugopal, while first timer Hari will direct it.
Happy and relaxed

Happy and relaxed

Feb 01,2017 , 12:52 AM IST | Cinema
It has been 32 hours since his older son Naga Chaitanya got engaged to Samantha, but on Tuesday morning it was business as usual for Nagarjuna, as he sat down with us to speak about his devotional drama, ‘Om Namo Venkatesaya,’ which is scheduled to hit the marquee on February 10.
Writer Prasanna gets Raj Tarun’s nod for his directorial debut

Writer Prasanna gets Raj Tarun’s nod for his directorial debut

Jan 27,2017 , 01:59 AM IST | Cinema
Joining the league of writer turned directors soon would be Prasanna Kumar Bezawada. The writer, who penned films like ‘Cinema Choopista Maava’ and the soon-to-release Nani-starrer ‘Nenu Local,’ has got the consent of his good friend Raj Tarun for his directorial debut, Talkies has learnt.
A toss-up between the scripts of Paruchuri Bros and Suri for Chiru’s 151st

A toss-up between the scripts of Paruchuri Bros and Suri for Chiru’s 151st

Jan 26,2017 , 01:17 AM IST | Cinema
I’ll be directing Chiranjeevi. It might happen next year. Personally, even I aspire to make a ‘Kick’-style entertainer with him,” Surender Reddy, a self-confessed fan of Chiranjeevi, had declared while promoting ‘Dhruva’ last December.
Change of script delays Akhil-Vikram Kumar film

Change of script delays Akhil-Vikram Kumar film

Jan 24,2017 , 03:50 AM IST | Cinema
In the news recently for its storyline of a Hindu born raised by a Muslim family falling for a Hindu girl who is born a Muslim, Akhil Akkineni’s film with Vikram Kumar, we hear, will take more time to roll.