Akkineni Nagarjuna

  • Actor-politician Chiranjeevi to feature in the Telugu version of 'Kaun Banega Crorepati' 3 days ago

    Hyderabad: Actor-turned politician Chiranjeevi will soon be seen in the hot seat of Telugu version of 'Kaun Banega Crorepati' titled 'Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu', hosted by actor Akkineni Nagarjuna. The show featuring megastar Chiranjeevi will be aired Aug 3. "Nagarjuna recently recorded the show featuring Chiranjeevi. It has come out extremely well and...
  • Akkineni Nagarjuna's 'Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu', Telugu version of 'KBC', registers highest television viewer rating June 23, 2014

    Chennai: Telugu superstar Akkineni Nagarjuna, who recently made his small-screen debut with the Telugu version of "Kaun Banega Crorepati" titled "Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu" (MEK), registered the highest Gross Rating Points (GRP) last week. "The one-and-half-hour episode of MEK anchored by movie icon Nagarjuna recorded an all time high of 9.7 Television...
  • Mani Ratnam: Film festivals should not only celebrate cinema, but also encourage cross-cultural interaction June 16, 2014

    Chennai: Ace filmmaker Mani Ratnam, a regular at film festivals across the globe, attends the movie extravaganzas as a movie buff because he feels every film teaches something worthwhile. "Every film you see at a festival teaches you something. Any good film you see gives you enough motivation and adrenaline rush...
  • Telugu matinee idol Akkineni Nagarjuna meets Narendra Modi March 24, 2014

    Telugu movie star Akkineni Nagarjuna who has also starred in several Hindi movies, met BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in Ahmedabad on Monday evening and announced that India needed a "change" which Modi as Prime Minister should usher in. "I would like Modi to become the Prime Minister and expand...
  • I want 'Manam' to be a befitting send-off to my father: Nagarjuna January 30, 2014

    Chennai: Actor Akkineni Nagarjuna says he wants 'Manam', last film of his late father Telugu movie icon Akkineni Nageswara Rao, who was more than just a father to him, to be a befitting farewell. Rao passed away Jan 22 due to intestinal cancer. He was 89-years old. "I want his last film...
  • Nageswara Rao's death big loss to Indian cinema: Shivraj Kumar January 23, 2014

    Hyderabad: Kannada superstar Shivraj Kumar, son of late actor Rajkumar, says that the death of legendary actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao is not only a loss to Telugu filmdom but to Indian cinema as a whole. Nageswara Rao died here early Wednesday after battling intestinal cancer. He was 89. "His (Nageswara Rao) death...
  • Nagarjuna, Mahesh Babu to team up for Mani Ratnam's film? January 16, 2014

    Chennai: If all goes well, Telugu superstars Akkineni Nagarjuna and Mahesh Babu will team up for a Tamil-Telugu bilingual with ace filmmaker Mani Ratnam, who is currently busy working on the script for the project. "Mani sir had met Nagarjuna last week, discussed about the film and wanted to know if...
  • 'Uyyala Jampala' strikes gold for Nagarjuna January 5, 2014

    Chennai: Actor Akkineni Nagarjuna-produced Telugu romantic-drama 'Uyyala Jampala', which released on December 25, minted Rs. 6.25 crore in its first week in Andhra Pradesh, thus being declared a hit by trade pundits. The film was reportedly made under a budget of Rs. 2 crore. "It's a big hit for a film starring...
  • Enchanting echoes of countryside in 'Uyyala Jampala': Nagarjuna December 14, 2013

    Chennai: Actor Akkineni Nagarjuna says that his upcoming Telugu production venture 'Uyyala Jampala' may be a romantic tale of two youngsters, but the film will also bring forth the spirit of the countryside. "Romance isn't the first thing you expect from the film, but in this delightful rural love tale, you...
  • Not doing a film with Trivikram: Akhil Akkineni November 5, 2013

    Chennai: Akhil, younger son of southern star Akkineni Nagarjuna, has rubbished rumours that he will make his cinematic debut with filmmaker Trivikram's movie. "Hey guys, couple of rumours going around that I'm going to be working with Trivikram for my first film. I love his work no doubt, but it isn't...
  • Southern cinema will touch Rs100 crore club soon: Nagarjuna September 18, 2013

    Chennai: It's ironical that superstar Rajinikanth-starrer 'Enthiran' was the first Indian film to cross the Rs 200 crore mark at the box office. After that, quite a few Bollywood films minted more than Rs 100 crore, but not a single southern film could replicate the success. Popular actor Akkineni Nagarjuna...
  • When in dilemma, I run my scripts through dad: Naga Chaitanya August 29, 2013

    Chennai: Akkineni Naga Chaitanya, son of Akkineni Nagarjuna, admits that he doesn't mind consulting his father about film projects whenever he is in doubt. However, he says he signs a film only once he is truly convinced about it. "Dad has been my guiding force. Whenever I am confused about choosing...
  • Stop moral policing on cinema: Akkineni Nagarjuna May 6, 2013

    Chennai: As Indian cinema completed a century, Telugu actor Akkineni Nagarjuna said that all types of moral policing on cinema by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) should be stopped. He said cinema can't be held accountable for what is happening in society. "It's good to have a governing body...
  • Telugu film Greeku Veerudu' passes with U/A certificate April 23, 2013

    Chennai: Akkineni Nagarjuna-starrer Telugu romantic-drama 'Greeku Veerudu' has been passed with U/A-certificate by the Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC) of India. It is releasing worldwide May 3. Confirming the same, a source from the film's unit told IANS: "The film has been passed with U/A-certificate with no cuts. Featuring Nayanthara, Meera...
  • Awards are like vitamin shots: Nagarjuna April 20, 2013

    Chennai: Southern actor Akkineni Nagarjuna said on Saturday that awards are like vitamin shots and when an actor receives them, it boosts his or her morale. "The success of a film at the box-office will ensure happiness to the entire unit, but individual awards are like vitamin shots that will...
  • Nagarjuna, every director's delight: Veerabhadram April 8, 2013

    Chennai: Director Veerabhadram, who has teamed up with Akkineni Nagarjuna in upcoming Telugu action drama 'Bhai', says working with the actor was truly delightful. Veerabhadram's past films as a director include the successful Telugu films 'Aha Na Pellanta' and 'Poola Rangadu'."With just two films old in the industry, I was extremely...
  • I want to make more spiritual films: Mahesh Reddy September 27, 2012

    Overwhelmed by the success and worldwide response to his Telugu film 'Shirdi Sai', producer Mahesh Reddy says he made the film with a no-profit motive and would like to do more films with spiritual content. "The success of my film has now opened the market for good devotional films. I want...
  • Telugu film 'Damarukam' will be Nagarjuna's next September 11, 2012

    Akkineni Nagarjuna's last Telugu release 'Shirdi Sai' may have failed to create a stir at the box office, but director Srinivasa Reddy says he has whipped up a treat for the star's fans in the form of 'Damarukam'. "I am always indebted to my producers R.R. Makers and hero Nagarjuna for...
  • Damarukam: 'Shiv Shiv', Nagarjuna's favourite song September 11, 2012

    Telugu film 'Damarukam' marks composer Devi Sri Prasad's 50th project and the film's lead actor Akkineni Nagarjuna says that out of 10 songs, his favourite number is 'Shiv Shiv Shankara'. "I congratulate DSP (Devi Sri Prasad) on his 50th film. Every time he has composed for my film, I can proudly...
  • 'SS' is the easiest film I have ever done: Nagarjuna September 6, 2012

    Akkineni Nagarjuna is Incarnating Shirdi Sai Baba on silver screen and is quite enthusiastic about his big release. Far from doing any kind of homework to metamorphose effectively into the effervescent Baba, he never even tried hard for anything. "It is the easiest film I have ever done in my...
  • Actor Nagarjuna gives his studio business a new look August 3, 2012

    It's not an easy time to be running a studio floor business in India. Kamalistan and Filmalaya in Mumbai, Gemini and Vijayavahini in Chennai, and Technician and Indrapuri in Kolkata have all sold out to builders or governments because no one's shooting in them anymore. Mehboob Studios in Mumbai has...
  • Nagarjuna starts studio to attract Hollywood April 17, 2012

    Hyderabad: Three decades after his father, legendary Telugu actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao, started the Telugu film industry's migration from Madras (now Chennai) to Hyderabad, his actor son Akkineni Nagarjuna has embarked on an ambitious plan to attract Bollywood and Hollywood to 'world-class production facilities' in this southern metropolis that has...
  • 'Rajanna' influenced by real events: Nagarjuna December 20, 2011

    New Delhi: Mr Cool Akkineni Nagarjuna is confident that his soon-to-be-released film 'Rajanna', which is based on real life incidents, will do well at the box-office. Reiterating the famous dictum that the pen is mightier than the sword, revolutionary poet Suddala Hanmanthu used his power over literary works to inspire...