Author : Sashidhar Adivi


Kruthika to make Tamil debut opposite Arya

Kruthika to make Tamil debut opposite Arya

Feb 20,2017 , 01:52 AM IST | Cinema
Days after the announcement of Tamil film ‘Santhana Devan’, starring Arya, was made, the spotlight was turned on to who shall be the film’s leading lady.
Pooja signs a thriller

Pooja signs a thriller

Feb 20,2017 , 01:50 AM IST | Cinema
Even while Pooja Jhaveri has much on her platter, shooting for two Tamil films while promoting her forthcoming Telugu release ‘Dwaraka’, she has signed her next.  
Naga Chaitanya turns techie

Naga Chaitanya turns techie

Feb 20,2017 , 01:47 AM IST | Cinema
While Naga Chaitanya’s last outing ‘Premam’ showcased three different shades across various time periods, the actor’s portrayal in his forthcoming film aims to show him in a different light. We have learnt that Chai will be seen in the role of a software engineer for the first time in the romantic drama. 
South music embraced tech while staying rooted

South music embraced tech while staying rooted

Feb 19,2017 , 12:46 AM IST | Hans
When Nakash Aziz came to Hyderabad in 2009 (to record his debut number (“Vande Maataram”), he met Chiranjeevi at a film  event. But the singer never thought that he would playback for the megastar eight years later. 
Raja Meeru Keka is content-driven, says Lasya

Raja Meeru Keka is content-driven, says Lasya

Feb 18,2017 , 02:57 AM IST | Cinema
The actress recounts an interesting on the sets prank moment. “My co-stars asked a foreigner who dropped in on the sets to give me a rose, propose and tell me that he is a big fan of my shows (laughs).
Samrat floored by Arbaaz Khan’s professionalism

Samrat floored by Arbaaz Khan’s professionalism

Feb 18,2017 , 02:43 AM IST | Cinema
Actor Samrat is elated after sharing screen with Bollywood actor Arbaaz Khan in his forthcoming film ‘Kittugadu Unnadu Jagratta’.  He will be seen as a baddie in kidnap drama that stars Raj Tarun.
Niharika set for Kollywood debut

Niharika set for Kollywood debut

Feb 16,2017 , 02:34 AM IST | Cinema
Niharika Konidela might be one film old in Telugu, but that's not stopping her from venturing into Kollywood. The petite actress, who has been waiting for good scripts to come her way, has green-lit the idea of Arumuga Kumar’s maiden directorial venture, starring Vijay Sethupathi and Gautham Karthik.
Mohanlal in Trivikram’s next with Pawan Kalyan?

Mohanlal in Trivikram’s next with Pawan Kalyan?

Feb 16,2017 , 02:15 AM IST | Cinema
After sharing screen space with NTR in ‘Janatha Garage’, Malayalam superstar Mohanlal has now been approached for a pivotal role in Trivikram Srinivas’ next with Pawan Kalyan.
Aadi to team up with Prabhakar

Aadi to team up with Prabhakar

Feb 14,2017 , 01:55 AM IST | Cinema
Close on the heels of signing a multi-starrer with Nara Rohith, Sundeep Kishan and Sudheer Babu, Aadi has green-lit another project. Prabhakar aka ETV Prabhakar, who has been patiently waiting to make his directorial debut for the past two years, would direct the untitled film.
Manoj gives his nod to Basti director

Manoj gives his nod to Basti director

Feb 14,2017 , 01:51 AM IST | Cinema
After giving his nod for Veerabhadram recently, Manchu Manoj, freshly, gave his consent to another project. It would be directed by Vasu Manthena, who made a disastrous debut with ‘Basti’ 18 months ago.
Sai Pallavi in Nani’s next?

Sai Pallavi in Nani’s next?

Feb 09,2017 , 02:46 AM IST | Cinema
Her debut Telugu film ‘Fidaa’ is yet to open, but Sai Pallavi is continuing to attract many makers down here. The latest we hear to this end is that the Malayalam sensation has been finalised to romance Nani for his upcoming film with producer Dil Raju and director Venu Sreeram.
Lavanya exits Ravi Teja’s film

Lavanya exits Ravi Teja’s film

Feb 08,2017 , 03:56 AM IST | Cinema
The unit of Ravi Teja-starrer ‘Touch Chesi Chudu’, which went on to floors recently, has received a jolt from an unexpected quarter. One of film’s leading ladies Lavanya Tripathi (Raashi Khanna being the other) has opted out of the film.
I voluntarily asked for a song on fruits: Pragya

I voluntarily asked for a song on fruits: Pragya

Feb 06,2017 , 02:23 AM IST | Cinema
Much before the offer of being part of ‘Om Namo Venkatesaya’ (‘ONV’) came to Pragya Jaiswal, it was reported all over. “I was surprised to see the news because I have no idea about it. Congratulatory messages kept pouring in.
Aamir said I can turn down his film too: Vivan

Aamir said I can turn down his film too: Vivan

Feb 06,2017 , 02:10 AM IST | Cinema
While Aamir Khan-starrer ‘Dangal’ is scripting new records with each day, Vivan Bhatena, who enacted the fighter’s role in the film, is also on cloud nine. Giving a back story on how bagged the role, Vivan says, “I got a call from Nikhil Advani and he asked me to come immediately. When I went to his office, I also saw Aamir Khan sitting next to him.
The makeover mania paying off!

The makeover mania paying off!

Feb 05,2017 , 12:57 AM IST | Hans
Rakul Preet has made several heads turn with her fashionable outings recently. While the actress too started off her T-Town career with a girl next door look, her fashion sense and glam quotient in films like ‘Bruce Lee’, ‘Kick 2’, ‘Nannaku Prematho’, ‘Dhruva’, etc., have been talking points, especially with the Tolly fraternity finding it quite fascinating and inspiring.  While, she looked ‘elega
Getting the script right is half the battle won

Getting the script right is half the battle won

Feb 03,2017 , 12:43 AM IST | Cinema
His last film, ‘Cinema Choopistha Mava’ was a big success and catapulted him to the big league, but filmmaker Trinadh Rao Nakkina says he bagged ‘Nenu Local’ much before the release of Raj Tarun-starrer.
Pawan learning Rayalaseema accent

Pawan learning Rayalaseema accent

Feb 02,2017 , 04:38 AM IST | Cinema
Pawan Kalyan is set to do something he has never done before in a Telugu film. Wait! Don’t let your imagination run too wild folks; the actor is going to speak in Rayalaseema slang.
Now, a desi romantic single

Now, a desi romantic single

Feb 02,2017 , 04:29 AM IST | Cinema
Hyderabad-based director Kiran Meegada hopes to create a new trend of music videos with his new Telugu single ‘Kadile Kaalam,’ crooned by Tollywood singer Uma Neha.
Regina to play a dance assistant in Nakshatram

Regina to play a dance assistant in Nakshatram

Jan 30,2017 , 01:35 AM IST | Cinema
Regina Cassandra continues to pick up interesting roles. The ‘Jyo Achyutananda’ actress, who has been choosing in substantial roles rather than just being arm candy, is set to surprise the audience in yet another appealing role.
Poorna in a VFX-based number

Poorna in a VFX-based number

Jan 30,2017 , 01:24 AM IST | Cinema
Although actress Poorna was part of a few horror films earlier, her upcoming film ‘Raakshasi’, has a unique surprise for her. Apparently a song was shot on the actress that would be completely VFX-based. This is the first time the ‘Avunu’ star will be featuring in a number filled with graphics.
Unni Mukundan is a big fan of Anushka

Unni Mukundan is a big fan of Anushka

Jan 30,2017 , 01:20 AM IST | Cinema
After making his Telugu debut with NTR-starrer ‘Janatha Garage’, Unni Mukundan will be next seen in ‘Bhagamati’, starring Anushka Shetty.  The Malayalam actor will be playing the role of a social activist in the G Ashok directorial. 
Eesha stays Indraganti’s muse

Eesha stays Indraganti’s muse

Jan 28,2017 , 12:26 AM IST | Cinema
‘Anthaka Mundu Aa Tarvatha' girl Eesha, who is currently shooting for Vamsy’s ‘Fashion Designer- S/O Ladies Tailor,’ has bagged her mentor Indraganti Mohankrishna’s upcoming untitled film, starring Sesh Adivi and Avasarala Srinivas.
Catherine to play owner of a news channel

Catherine to play owner of a news channel

Jan 23,2017 , 01:38 AM IST | Cinema
Ever since she scored brownie points for her impressive portrayal of an MLA in ‘Sarraindu’, Catherine Tresa has been on the lookout for break-through roles.  We hear the Bahrain-born Malayali actress landed a strong role in her forthcoming Telugu film, directed by Teja.
Nandini lands role in Rashmi’s film

Nandini lands role in Rashmi’s film

Jan 23,2017 , 01:36 AM IST | Cinema
Nandini Rai, who was last seen in ‘Mosagallaku Mosagadu’, seems upbeat about her next film, a bilingual (Telugu-Tamil), directed by Prabhakaran. The Hyderabadi-born Sindhi actress is glad to play an important role in the intense thriller, starring Rashmi Gautham.
Shiju taken on board Sathya Sai Baba

Shiju taken on board Sathya Sai Baba

Jan 23,2017 , 01:31 AM IST | Cinema
Actor Shiju, who is currently working on multiple projects in South, will be seen in the role of Sathya Sai Baba's elder brother Ratnam Sesham Raju in his forthcoming film ‘Sathya Sai Baba’, directed by Kodi Ramakrishna.
Manoj to team up with Veerabhadram

Manoj to team up with Veerabhadram

Jan 21,2017 , 01:40 AM IST | Cinema
Post the success of ‘Chuttalabbayi’, director Veerabhadram Chowdary has started eyeing scripts targeting family audience. Next, he will direct Manchu Manoj in a film that’ll be high on entertainment. 
Raashi Khanna bags NTR film

Raashi Khanna bags NTR film

Jan 21,2017 , 01:36 AM IST | Cinema
All eyes have been on Raashi Khanna ever since she went on a signing spree in both (Telugu and Tamil) the industries. Looks like the actress has started off the New Year with a bang as we hear  she has netted a biggie.
Avasarala lands role in Vi Anand’s next

Avasarala lands role in Vi Anand’s next

Jan 20,2017 , 01:53 AM IST | Cinema
While he’s starring in lead roles, penning scripts and directing films on one side, Avasarala Srinivas is not losing out on the opportunity to pick pivotal roles in exciting projects.
Tamannaah is Telugu Queen

Tamannaah is Telugu Queen

Jan 20,2017 , 01:50 AM IST | Cinema
The predictions regarding the leading lady of Telugu version of ‘Queen’ remake have finally come true. Tamannaah, who earlier agreed in-principle to star in the Tamil version of the comic-drama, will also star in the Telugu version.
Hamsa Nandini to sizzle in Raj Tarun’s film

Hamsa Nandini to sizzle in Raj Tarun’s film

Jan 18,2017 , 01:06 AM IST | Cinema
Hamsa Nandini, who has been sought after for many special appearances of late, will be seen in yet another special number in Telugu. The Mumbai actress has been reportedly roped in for a special song in Raj Tarun’s forthcoming film ‘Kittu Unnadu Jagratha’, directed Vamsi Krishna.