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  • My love for comedy is immeasurable; my films need to be sure-shot entertainers, says 'Bagavathi' director A Venkatesh 4 days ago

    Chennai: Director A Venkatesh says comedy is an inevitable part of all his films irrespective of their genre because he believes it's the secret to produce a wholesome entertainer for the masses. Known for films such as "Bagavathi", "Duma" and "Sandamarutham", Venkatesh is trying his hands at full-length comedy with upcoming...
  • Gay rights, inter-generational chasms and evolving society - A conversation with Indian-American writer Mala Kumar February 20, 2015

    New York: Mala Kumar is an Indian-American writer and international development practitioner. Her debut novel, 'The Paths of Marriage', came out in October 2014, while she was working for UNICEF in the central African nation of Burundi and has made plenty of waves within the United States in general and...
  • India vs Pakistan: the most colourful of all rivalries February 13, 2015

    Not long after India wound up their first practice session at St Peter's College on Thursday (February 12) building up to their opening game of the World Cup, their opponents for Sunday's electric showdown touched down in Adelaide, their confidence high and their spirits buoyed by Wednesday's drubbing of England...
  • Expert advice for Team India: Bowl stump to stump February 6, 2015

    Former India pacers Venkatesh Prasad and Javagal Srinath want the struggling pace trio of Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami to concentrate on bowling "stump-to-stump" without trying too many variations in upcoming Cricket World Cup, starting February 14. India will open their campaign against arch-rivals Pakistan at Adelaide on February...
  • Snapshot: Young Akhil Akkineni poses with Venkatesh and Telugu Warriors' new Celebrity Cricket League trophy February 2, 2015

    Look who's a daddy's boy! Young Telugu actor Akhil Akkineni posed with Venkatesh with the recently-won CCL trophy. The fifth season of Celebrity Cricket League (CCL) drew to a close today with the Telugu Warriors team wninning the finale at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Uppal, Hyderabad. The Telugu Warriors...
  • 'Gopala Gopala' review: Pawan Kalyan as the nonchalant God and Venkatesh make an entertaining team January 11, 2015

    Film: 'Gopala Gopala' Cast: Venkatesh, Pawan Kalyan, Shriya, Krishnudu, Mithun Chakraborty, Posani Krishna Murali, Madhu Shalini, Vennela Kishore, Raghu Babu. Director: Kishore Kumar Pardasany Stars: 3.5 Has God created man or has man created God? If God is within us, evil too resides in us. What's the line of separation? Well, these are...
  • Have not cheated distributors; if they had any problems with the release date, they should've requested us to change it: 'Lingaa' producer January 11, 2015

    Chennai: Producer Rockline Venkatesh on Saturday asserted he did not cheat distributors of Rajinikanth-starrer 'Lingaa'. He said if proven guilty, he is ready to give in to the demands of the distributors, who staged a fast here Saturday seeking compensation for the heavy losses incurred by them. Venkatesh told reporters here that...
  • Telugu playwright Ganesh Patro dies at 69; he was known for writing dialogues for Chiranjeevi's 'Rudraveena' January 5, 2015

    Chennai: Well-known Telugu playwright and dialogue writer Ganesh Patro passed away Monday at a private hospital here, actor-politician Chiranjeevi said. He was 69. Patro, who wrote dialogues for Chiranjeevi's acclaimed film 'Rudraveena', passed away while undergoing treatment for cancer. Mourning his loss, Chiranjeevi told reporters: "It's extremely sad that we've lost another...
  • 'Gopala Gopala' trailer: Venkatesh does not believe in God, and Pawan Kalyan is determined to prove him wrong January 5, 2015

    The eagerly awaited film 'Gopala Gopala' is the official remake of Akshay Kumar and Paresh Rawal starrer 'OMG - Oh My God'. The film has been directed by Kishore Kumar Pardasani and produced by Suresh Babu and Sharrath Marar. ...
  • It's Pawan Kalyan and Venkatesh's 'Gopala Gopala' next; VHP now urges censor board to not clear the film January 4, 2015

    Hyderabad: Even as protests continued over Aamir Khan's film 'PK', Hindu groups Wednesday urged the censor board not to clear upcoming Telugu movie 'Gopala Gopala' saying it also hurts religious sentiments of Hindus. The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and the Bhagyanagar Ganesh Utsav Samithi (BGUS) have urged the Central Board of...
  • Venkatesh Daggubati wishes Salman Khan on his birthday; shares a photo on Facebook December 27, 2014

    Telugu actor Venkatesh Daggubati shared a cute photo of him with actor Salman Khan posing on scooters. ...
  • 'Gopala Gopala' motion poster: Pawan Kalyan and Venkatesh ride a celestial motorcycle this time December 18, 2014

    The eagerly awaited film 'Gopala Gopala' is the official remake of Akshay Kumar and Paresh Rawal starrer 'OMG - Oh My God'. The film has been directed by Kishore Kumar Pardasany and produced by Suresh Babu and Sharrath Marar. ...
  • 'Gopala Gopala' first look: Venkatesh is the sceptic, Pawan Kalyan is the nonchalant divine being in this 'OMG - Oh My God' remake November 28, 2014

    The eagerly awaited film 'Gopala Gopala' is the official remake of Akshay Kumar and Paresh Rawal starrer 'OMG - Oh My God'. The film has been directed by Kishore Kumar Pardasany and produced by Suresh Babu, Sharrath Marar. ...
  • 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...
  • Video: IAS officer from Mysore attacked over suicide of employee October 16, 2014

    In a shocking incident from Mysore, a female IAS officer was attacked after an employee found dead. Rashmi Mahesh, the Director-General of the Administrative Training Institute, was attacked by a group over the suicide of an employee. The group claimed that the employee had committed suicide due to irregularities at...
  • Change India: What are the reforms for financial services sector? September 21, 2014

    In this episode of 'Change India', CNBC TV18's Latha Venkatesh discusses the set of reforms that are need for the financial services sector with panel of experts. ...
  • 'Golden Star', 'Crazy Star' and 'Supreme Star': A definitive guide to the honorary titles of filmstars in southern film industries September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: They wear no cape and they have no super powers. Yet people on the streets recognise them on sight, and add superlatives to their names. The actors, nay, superstars from the Tamil, Telugu and Kannada film industry are superheroes to their fans. Most Indians have heard of the prefix...
  • Shooting begins for Telugu remake of 'OMG: Oh My God!' June 9, 2014

    Hyderabad: The yetuntitled 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 11, 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 KannadaTelugu 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 yetuntitled remake, to be helmed by actorfilmmaker Sripriya, will feature Daggubati Venkatesh as the male lead. It will be produced by D. Suresh Babu. "Meena and Nadia have...