TELUGU

  • Telugu music director Chakri passes away 3 days ago

    Hyderabad: Popular Telugu music composer Chakradhar Gilla aka Chakri died here Monday, said a family source. He was 40. "He returned home late last night from his studio. In the morning, when his wife couldn't wake him up, he was rushed to Apollo Hospital. He was declared dead on arrival," the...
  • When Nani shot at the base camp of Mt Everest for 'Yevade Subramanyam' 1 week ago

    Nani, who shot at the base camp of Mount Everest for his film 'Yevade Subramanyam', is yet to come out of the impact of the adventurous experience. "It was the most physically gruelling adventure in my life," says the 'Eega' actor, adding "I can't forget the experience in my lifetime." "My heart...
  • 'Temper': Puri Jagannadh signs Canadian-Moroccan model Nora Fatehi for an item song December 7, 2014

    Puri Jagannadh's films are always known for their sizzling item numbers. Puri selects his item girls with lot of care and precision. The ace director has roped in Canadian model of Moroccan origin, Nora Fatehi for his latest film 'Temper', starring NT Rama Rao Jr. Nora Fatehi has been recently...
  • Akkineni Nagarjuna will be back with the second season of Telugu 'Kaun Banega Crorepati' on December 8 December 6, 2014

    Hyderabad: The second season of 'Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu' (MEK), the Telugu version of popular game show 'Kaun Banega Crorepati' hosted by Telugu actor Akkineni Nagarjuna, will start Dec 8 on Maa TV. "It will be telecast at 9.30 p.m. from Monday to Friday," said a statement from the channel. The first season...
  • Here's why 'Baahubali' cast and crew went to Bulgaria for a shoot December 5, 2014

    Fans of Prabhas and Rana Daggubati will be happy to read that the magnum opus 'Baahubali' is progressing briskly. The latest news is that the team has gone to Bulgaria for shooting. The reason behind such a far away location is, according to sources, that some critical scenes need to...
  • Varun Tej, Pooja Hegde's 'Mukunda' creates buzz with its first trailer; distributors bid high for movie rights December 5, 2014

    It seems that good days are here for young Varun Tej and actress Pooja Hegde. The young actors, whose film 'Mukunda' is set to hit the theatres on Christmas, is getting good offers from all the Telugu-speaking areas for movie rights. 'Mukunda' rights for east of Godavari region have been sold...
  • Ram Gopal Varma is like a drug; You get easily addicted to him, says Telugu actor Nandoo December 2, 2014

    Chennai: Actor Nandoo, who was last seen in Ram Gopal Varma-directed Telugu thriller 'Ice Cream 2', says working with the filmmaker gives him a high as he's like a 'drug'. "Ram Gopal Varma is like a drug. You get easily addicted to him. Most of us fear taking drugs, but we...
  • 'Chinnadana Neekosam' trailer: Nitiin romances Mishti Chakraborty in this young rom-com November 28, 2014

    Directed by Karunakaran, 'Chinnadana Neekosam' features Telugu heartthrob Nitiin and Bengali actress Mishti Chakraborty in lead roles. The film is currently in the post production stage. ...
  • Chiranjeevi, Nagarjuna, Venkatesh and other Telugu film stars to raise funds for Hudhud cyclone relief November 27, 2014

    Hyderabad: The Telugu film industry, popularly known as Tollywood, is organising a mega fund-raising event on November 30 to contribute towards relief for Visakhapatnam region devastated by last month's cyclone Hudhud. Named 'Memu Saitam' (We too), the day-long events would see leading actors, including Chiranjeevi, Nagarjuna and Venkatesh, in action in...
  • OMG! Is that Junior NTR with sculpted abs? Leaked photos from his upcoming film 'Temper' go viral November 27, 2014

    Be it the wet white shirt, or the topless look with sculpted abs, fans of Junior NTR are in for a treat. The actor, who otherwise sports a well-fed, ample physique, seems to have toned down for his upcoming film 'Temper'.'Temper' has been directed by Puri Jagannadh, and stars NTR...
  • John Abraham signs Telugu actor Harshvardhan Rane for two more films November 25, 2014

    Chennai: Telugu actor Harshvardhan Rane, who is making his Bollywood debut in John Abraham's home production "Satra Ko Shaadi Ho", has been signed on for two more yet-untitled projects by the banner. "I signed all the three films long back. I didn't want to jinx it by announcing (it earlier). It...
  • Telugu actress-filmmaker Jeevitha sentenced in cheque bounce case; gets bail November 25, 2014

    Hyderabad: A city court Monday sentenced Telugu actress-filmmaker and BJP leader Jeevitha to two year imprisonments in a cheque bounce case. She was also fined Rs.25 lakh. The court later granted bail to the actress after she paid the fine. Jeevitha plans to challenge the lower court's order in the high...
  • 'NC 10' teaser: Telugu star Akkineni Naga Chaitanya's character might be tough, but his heart belongs to Kriti Sanon November 23, 2014

    The actor released the teaser for his upcoming film 'NC 10' on the occasion of his 28th birthday. Directed by fimmaker Sudheer Varma of 'Swamy Ra Ra' fame, the film also stars Brahmanandam, Ravi Babu, Posani Krishna Murali and Pooja Ramachandran in key roles. ...
  • Telugu actor-producer Mohan Babu dedicates 40 years of his movie career to his friends and fans November 22, 2014

    Chennai: Actor-producer Manchu Mohan Babu, who has completed four decades in Telugu filmdom, has dedicated the proud moment and his success to fans and friends who have stood by him in this journey. "I must thank all those people who were around me and supported me during these 40 years. But...
  • Akkineni Nagarjuna's new Telugu film 'Soggade Chinni Nayana' launched in Hyderabad November 19, 2014

    Hyderabad: Akkineni Nagarjuna's next Telugu film tentatively titled "Soggade Chinni Nayana" was launched here Wednesday. The film features the actor in a dual role as grandfather and grandson. "The film was officially launched in Annapurna Studios with a puja. Regular shooting will start shortly in Rajahmundry," a source from the film's...
  • Actor Ravi Teja to play Akshay Kumar's role in Telugu remake of 'Special 26' November 19, 2014

    Mumbai: Telugu superstar Ravi Teja is all set to play the role of actor Akshay Kumar in Telugu remake of "Special 26". Confirming this Ravi, who is at the moment shooting for the sequel to the Telugu version of "Kick" says: "The Telugu-Tamil producer Thyagarajan who is actor Prashanth's father has...
  • Filmmaker Kumar Nagendra says his Telugu drama 'Joru' is a 'true-blue entertainer' November 4, 2014

    Chennai: Filmmaker Kumar Nagendra says his forthcoming Telugu drama "Joru", which releases in cinemas Friday, is a "true-blue entertainer" made purely based on the feedback he received for his directorial debut "Gundello Godari". "When my first film released, the only compliant I received from audiences was the absence of comedy in...
  • Will Mahesh Babu work in Srikant Addala's next? October 19, 2014

    Chennai: Superstar Mahesh Babu is likely to team up with director Srikant Addala for an as yet-untitled Telugu film next year. Mahesh and Srikant previously worked together in last year's Telugu blockbuster "Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu". And the duo may collaborate again. "Mahesh really liked Srikant's new story. He even expressed his...
  • US Telugus contribute $100,000 for cyclone Hudhud relief October 15, 2014

    Washington: Telugu Association of North America (TANA), the largest Telugu organization outside India, has announced that it will be making an initial contribution of $100,000 for relief efforts for the victims of cyclone Hudhud. Expressing shock at the unprecedented disaster caused by cyclone Hudhud in the northern districts of Andhra Pradesh,...
  • Ram Charan's fan loses his life in a stampede at a theatre; the actor offers Rs 2 lakh to his family October 2, 2014

    Kurnool: 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. Krishna Vamsi-directed "Govindudu Andarivadele" released Wednesday worldwide. "I came to know...
  • Mahesh Babu's Telugu action film 'Aagadu' collects over Rs 18 crore in two days September 21, 2014

    Chennai: Southern superstar Mahesh Babu's much anticipated Telugu actioner "Aagadu" has collected Rs.18.02 crore worldwide in two days of its release and is still counting. Experts say this is "the best opening" he has ever got in his career. Interestingly, the film opened to mixed reviews from the critics, but "Aagadu"...
  • 'Rowdy Fellow' trailer: Nara Rohit calmly beats up the bad guys in this new Krishna Chaitanya film September 17, 2014

    Directed by Krishna Chaitanya and produced by T Prakash Reddy, the film revolves around Nara Rohit, who's a cop. 'Rowdy Fellow', which also stars Vishaka Singh, Rao Ramesh, Paruchuri Venkateswara Rao, Posani Krishna Murali, Gollapudi Maruti Rao and Talluri Rameshwari in key roles, is set to hit the theatres in...
  • Journalists protest ban on channels in Telangana September 10, 2014

    Hyderabad: For a second consecutive day, journalists from two Telugu news channels on Wednesday staged a protest in front of Raj Bhavan demanding the lifting of a ban on their channels in Telangana. Police arrested about 70 employees of the two channels for staging a sitin, seeking intervention of Governor ESL...
  • Telugu actress Shweta Basu arrested as police bust prostitution racket September 3, 2014

    Hyderabad: Telugu actress Shweta Basu has been arrested on charges of being involved in a prostitution racket in Hyderabad. She was arrested after a raid of the West Zone Special Task Force. A Hyderabad court sent the actress to a rescue home in Saroornagar. The alleged racketeer has been sent...
  • Veteran Telugu film director, artist Bapu passes away September 1, 2014

    Hyderabad: Renowned Telugu filmmaker Bapu, also an acclaimed artist, painter, cartoonist and illustrator, passed away in Chennai today following a brief illness. He was 80. Bapu, whose real name was Sattiraju Lakshminarayana, had been admitted to a private hospital in Chennai a few days ago and he passed away this...
  • Teachers' Day be renamed either in Telugu or Tamil: DMK's Elangovan September 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The politics over Teachers' Day continued as the Congress and Tamil parties have slammed the Narendra Modi government for renaming Teachers' Day as Guru Utsav. The issue has become linguistic issue with parties alleging that the Centre was trying to impose Hindi on them. Senior DMK leader TKS Elangovan...
  • Bengaluru Bulls prevail over Telugu Titans by a point August 26, 2014

    Bangalore: Hosts Bengaluru Bulls defeated Telugu Titans 2726 in a match that went down to the wire in the Star Sports Pro Kabbadi League at the Kanteevrava Indoor Stadium here on Tuesday. Though the Bulls gained five points taking their tally to 42, they have yet to qualify for the semifinals...