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Chiru applauds Nag
Who says competing stars are always at loggerheads? Megastar Chiranjeevi, who recently watched the Nagarjuna starrer Sri Ramadasu, is full of appreciation for the actor. He says, "I watched Sri Ramadasu along with my family. We were spell bound. My heart was heavy and I was at a loss of words to express my feelings to Nagarjuna and Raghavendra Rao. I am sure this film will be remembered by the audiences for a long time. It's refreshing to watch a different Nagarjuna, after films like Mass and Super." Nagarjuna, on the other hand, preferred to credit all the good words he has been receiving to his director, K. Raghavendra Rao. "It might have taken a long time for Raghavendra Rao and Bharavi to research and then prepare the script. But once we started shooting, the film was shot in 82 days. We had planned to finish it in 75 days, but the sad demise of two unit members in a road accident delayed work by a week."
A treat from Rahman
Music director A.R.Rahman is set to perform on stage with over 150 artistes. Sekar, Kalish Kher, Vasundhara Das and other singers would accompany him. The ace music director will perform at the Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan, on April 15 and at the Trent Arena, Dayton, Ohio, on April 22 for the students. The proceeds of both the programmes will go towards fostering artistic and cultural exchange between the students of Eastern Michigan University and India. What adds to this goodwill show is that Rahman has agreed to perform without charging a fee.
Raviteja's film in July
Raviteja's film Bhadra was a runaway hit. The actor is now working on his new film, tentatively titled Vikramarkudu. The film is directed by S.S.Rajamouli and produced by M.L. Kumar Chowdary. Anushka and Ruthika are playing the female leads and the film is expected to release in July. Rajamouli is known to be a thorough professional who makes his film within the stipulated budget and sticks to the schedule. After this film, Rajamouli will direct a film produced by his home banner.
Prabhas' new film rolls
Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy will launch actor Prabhas' new film, which is to be directed by V.V.Vinayak. Kadapa Mayor P. Ravindranath Reddy, who is the brother-in-law of the CM , is producing the film. This is his debut venture. The invitations for the muhurat has been the talk of the film industry. The invites are in the shape of a clapboard!
Venky in Pawan's film
Multi star cast films are commonplace in Bollywood. In Telugu films, one rarely gets to see the top brass actors coming together in a film. But here's something that will make audiences sit up and take notice. We hear that Venkatesh is likely to put in a special appearance for a song in Pawan Kalyan's film Bangaram. The two actors have a lot of things in common, including their inclination towards spirituality. Special appearances seem to be becoming a trend. Pawan Kalyan's guest appearance in Shankar Dada MBBS enthralled Chiru's fans. And both Chiranjeevi and Nagarjuna put in special appearances in Style. While on Bangaram, Pawan Kalyan plays the role of a scribe.
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