Venkatesh

  • Shooting begins for Telugu remake of 'OMG: Oh My God!' June 9, 2014

    Hyderabad: The yet-untitled Telugu remake of Hindi blockbuster 'OMG: Oh My God!' went on floors here Monday. The film's lead actors Daggubati Venkatesh, Pawan Kalyan and Shriya Saran participated in the launch. "The film was officially launched today. A few scenes are also expected to be shot today featuring the lead...
  • Venkatesh Prasad bats for more Indian coaches in IPL April 14, 2014

    Mumbai: Saying that Indians are second to none, former pacer Venkatesh Prasad on Monday advocated having more Indian coaches in the Indian Premier League set-up. Out of eight IPL teams, only Kings XI Punjab have an Indian head coach in Sanjay Bangar. "It is an Indian Premier League. It is good to...
  • Exclusive: Not worried about rupee overvaluation right now, says Rajan April 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Reserve Bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan said he was not worried about rupee overvaluation for now. Strong foreign fund inflows over the last couple of months have lifted the rupee to an 8-month high, stoking concerns that India's exports could become uncompetitive. "When we were at 60/$, people...
  • Would love to be India bowling coach again: Venkatesh Prasad March 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Former India pacer Venkatesh Prasad, who was sacked by the BCCI in 2009 as the country's bowling coach, Tuesday said he would love to return to his former role. "I would love to be the bowling coach of India again. It will be an honour," Prasad told reporters here,...
  • Only Chandrababu Naidu can develop Seemandhra, say ministers February 27, 2014

    Andhra Pradesh ministers Ganta Srinivasa Rao, TG Venkatesh and Erasu Pratap Reddy, who are all set to join the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), on Thursday said that only TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu had the ability to develop the Seemandhra region "comprehensively". "Now that Andhra Pradesh has been bifurcated, we need a...
  • News 360: Major fire in cracker factory in Mumbai, 9 dead February 27, 2014

    A major fire broke out on Thursday evening at a cracker factory in Alibaug near Mumbai. At least nine people are feared dead in the incident. The incident took place around 3 pm. ...
  • Seemandhra Congress leader joins TDP February 26, 2014

    The Congress on Wednesday received a jolt in Seemandhra, with former minister TG Venkatesh announcing that he was joining the Telugu Desam Party. Venkatesh was a minister in the cabinet of Kiran Kumar Reddy, who resigned last week to protest the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh. After consulting his supporters, Venkatesh said he...
  • Venkatesh Prasad's role vital in 'Sachin Tendulkar Kadu': Director February 22, 2014

    Chennai: Former Indian cricketer Venkatesh Prasad, who is making his cinematic debut in upcoming Kannada-Telugu bilingual 'Sachin...Tendulkar Kadu', will be essaying an important role of a coach, says its director S. Mohan. "Prasad's role is very important in the film. We haven't roped him in to capitalize on his popularity, but...
  • Meena, Nadia join Telugu remake of 'Drishyam' February 18, 2014

    Chennai: Southern actors Meena and Nadia have been roped in to play important roles in the Telugu remake of recent Malayalam blockbuster 'Drishyam'. The yet-untitled remake, to be helmed by actor-filmmaker Sripriya, will feature Daggubati Venkatesh as the male lead. It will be produced by D. Suresh Babu. "Meena and Nadia have...
  • Mohanlal's 'Drishyam' crosses Rs 1 crore mark in UK February 14, 2014

    Chennai: Superstar Mohanlal-starrer Malayalam thriller "Drishyam", has crossed Rs 1 cr mark in UK. The film, which released on December 19 last year, was reportedly made on a budget of Rs 4.5 crore. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to share the box office numbers of the film. "Malayalam film...
  • Maruthi rubbishes plagiarism allegations, says 'Radha' is his story February 14, 2014

    Chennai: Telugu filmmaker Maruthi has rubbished allegations 'Radha' story was stolen from a young writer and said the upcoming Telugu romantic-drama is his own creation. "Following the allegations against me, I have submitted my script to the Writer's Association. Every line in the script is my own and I have not...
  • Hansika to start shooting for 'Durga' on February 24 February 8, 2014

    Hyderabad: Three Telugu films featuring three big stars Ram Charan Teja, Daggubati Venkatesh and Akkineni Naga Chaitanya, respectively, were launched here Thursday. Two of these films even canned a few shots. The Ram Charan Teja-starrer, being directed by Krishna Vamsi and produced by Bandla Ganesh, is yet to be titled. "The film was...
  • Ram Charan, Venkatesh, Naga Chaitanya's upcoming Telugu films launched February 6, 2014

    Hyderabad: Three big ticket Telugu films featuring three big stars Ram Charan Teja, Daggubati Venkatesh and Akkineni Naga Chaitanya, respectively, were launched here Thursday. Two of these films even canned a few shots. The Ram Charan Teja-starrer, being directed by Krishna Vamsi and produced by Bandla Ganesh, is yet to be titled....
  • Telangana Bill will be passed in Parliament: BJP January 29, 2014

    The Centre is unlikely to wait for the Andhra Pradesh Assembly to clear the Telangana Bill. Meanwhile, BJP leader N Janardhan Reddy said, "The Bill will be passed in the House with the BJP support." The other BJP leader, TG Venkatesh said, "The agitation is because they are going to...
  • Tearful adieu to Telugu cinema doyen Akkineni Nageswara Rao January 23, 2014

    Hyderabad: The mortal remains of legendary Telugu actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao were today consigned to flames amid police honours as scores of film personalities, including Union Tourism Minister Chiranjeevi, and fans bade him an emotional farewell. Nageswara Rao's two sons Venkat and actor Nagarjuna and other family members lit the pyre at...
  • Snapshot: Rajinikanth, Chiranjeevi party at Mohanlal's home January 22, 2014

    Malayalam superstar Mohanlal brought together the actors of 80s for a reunion at his beach house in Tamil Nadu. Southern stalwarts like Rajinikanth, Chiranjeevi, Venkatesh came to the reunion. They were also joined by actresses like Khushboo, Revathi and Ramya. Mohanlal tweeted the pictures of the party and wrote, "Class...
  • Congress workers oppose Nilekani's candidature January 16, 2014

    Bangalore: It may not be all smooth sailing for Infosys co-founder and UIDAI Chairman Nandan Nilekani, who last week made his intention to contest the Lok Sabha elections clear. He has competition in his own backyard. Some MLAs and block presidents of the Congress from the Bangalore South constituency have suggested...
  • Venkatesh likely to star in Telugu remake of 'Drishyam' January 9, 2014

    Chennai: Telugu actor Daggubati Venkatesh has expressed interest in the Telugu remake of recent Malayalam blockbuster 'Drishyam'. But he is yet to sign on the dotted line, said his manager. "The talks are on but he hasn't confirmed the project yet. He really liked it and so has expressed interest in...
  • Venkatesh Prasad bats for seamer RP Singh December 13, 2013

    Kolkata: Former India pacer Venkatesh Prasad Friday said left-arm seamer RP Singh was back in his elements and should be considered for the tour to New Zealand. Urging the national selectors to set their eyes on RP, Prasad said: "He is taking wickets, but the only thing missing is a five-wicket...
  • Vijaya Bhaskar hopes to score hat-trick with Venkatesh November 14, 2013

    Chennai: Director K Vijaya Bhaskar, who delivered Telugu blockbusters such as 'Nuvvu Naku Nachav' and 'Malliswari' with actor Daggubati Venkatesh, hopes to score a hat-trick with 'Masala' which is coming out Thursday. 'Masala' is the Telugu remake of Hindi comedy 'Bol Bachchan'. "My films are known for providing wholesome entertainment and even...
  • Ram Charan, Venkatesh to work together in Krishna Vamsi's next November 3, 2013

    Chennai: Actors Ram Charan Teja and Venkatesh Daggubati will team up for upcoming untitled Telugu multi-starrer to be helmed by Krishna Vamsi. "I think this is my Diwali gift and I would like to thank both my heroes for giving me an opportunity to work with them. We are planning to...
  • Venkatesh Prasad among Sri Lanka team head coach aspirants October 8, 2013

    Colombo: Former India medium pacer Venkatesh Prasad is among the eight short-listed aspirants who could take over as head coach of the Sri Lankan cricket team, a top SLC official said Tuesday. Ex-Sri Lanka captain Marvan Atapattu, former opening batsman Romesh Kaluwitharana and another national player Ruwan Kalpage are among the...
  • Is Venkatesh keen to team up with Salman Khan? July 7, 2013

    Chennai: Telugu actor Venkatesh Daggubati, who was recently seen bonding with Salman Khan here, reportedly wants to work with the Bollywood star in a Hindi film soon. While Venkatesh has been shooting for Telugu remake of 'Bol Bachchan' in Hyderabad, Salman is busy shooting for 'Mental' in the city. "Salman and Venkatesh...
  • Rupee freefall: Latha Venkatesh on the crisis June 11, 2013

    In a roller coaster ride, the rupee on Tuesday hit life-time low of 58.98 against dollar but erased a major part of losses to close at 58.39 after RBI intervened in the forex market to stem the slide in the local currency that caused much concern to the government, the...
  • KSCA treasurer Venkatesh backs Srinivasan June 7, 2013

    Bangalore: Tallam Venkatesh, whose name is doing the rounds for the BCCI treasurer's post, on Friday backed N Srinivasan, saying it would be "unfair" to put the Board President in firing line just because his relative is allegedly involved in betting. "If his son-in-law does something, can we claim he (Srinivasan)...
  • Jagmohan Dalmiya names new BCCI team June 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Jagmohan Dalmiya, who was on May 26 asked to take over BCCI's day to day activities by its members after its current chief stepped N Srinivasan stepped aside in the wake of the IPL scandal, has named his new BCCI team with Sanjay Patel from Baroda Cricket...
  • Karnataka: Congress wins Periyapatna Assembly seat May 31, 2013

    Bangalore: Karnataka's ruling Congress Friday won the keenly contested Periyapatna Assembly seat, taking its tally in the 225-member house to 122. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) finished in the fourth spot. Congress nominee K Venkatesh defeated K Mahadev of the Janata Dal-Secular by over 2,000 votes in the May 28 poll...
  • Bollywood director Rohit Shetty surprises Venkatesh May 21, 2013

    Bollywood director Rohit Shetty, who has directed 'Bol Bachchan' with Ajay Devgn and Abhisekh Bachchan, has surprised the 'Garam Masala' team by visiting the sets of the movie. It is already known that 'Garam Masala', starring Venkatesh, Ram, Anjali and Shazahn Padamsee in the lead roles, is the remake of 'Bol...
  • Builder murder case: Agarwal's bail plea rejected May 19, 2013

    Thane: A local court on Saturday rejected the anticipatory bail plea filed by builder SP Agarwal, accused in the Navi Mumbai builder Sunil Lahoria murder case. Lahoria was shot dead outside his office in Sector 28 of Vashi, Navi Mumbai, on February 16. Police have arrested eight persons, including shooters...