NAGARJUNA

  • Actorpolitician Chiranjeevi to feature in the Telugu version of 'Kaun Banega Crorepati' July 22, 2014

    Hyderabad: Actorturned 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 smallscreen debut with the Telugu version of "Kaun Banega Crorepati" titled "Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu" (MEK), registered the highest Gross Rating Points (GRP) last week. "The oneandhalfhour 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 crosscultural 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...
  • 'Manam' made me emotional: Kamal Haasan May 29, 2014

    Chennai: Actorfilmmaker Kamal Haasan, who saw the Akkineni family's Telugu drama 'Manam' at a private screening here, said the film made him nostalgic and very emotional. Kamal also lauded the team for making the movie the best tribute to late actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao (ANR), who starred alongside son Nagarjuna and...
  • TDP chief Chandrababu to take oath as Andhra CM on June 8 May 28, 2014

    Hyderabad: Telugu Desam Party president N Chandrababu Naidu will take oath as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh on June 8. "I will take oath on June 8 between Vijayawada and Guntur. We will organise three important conferences of the party in the three regions of the state soon," Naidu announced at...
  • Amitabh Bachchan makes a cameo appearance in Nagarjuna's family film 'Manam' May 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Nagarjuna says a cameo by megastar Amitabh Bachchan in his family film 'Manam', which stars his legendary father, the late Akkineni Nageswara Rao (ANR), and his own son Chaitanya, is an "honour to my father's memory". Amitabh, who admired ANR greatly, has made a cameo appearance in the film....
  • Amitabh Bachchan shoots cameo for southern star Nagarjuna's film April 28, 2014

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has done his cameo shoot for southern star Nagarjuna's film. The busy 71yearold is working in several projects and Nagarjuna's film, the details of which haven't been disclosed, is one of his completed tasks. "Dear Lord of the heavens, do give me the strength to absent myself from...
  • 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...
  • Nagarjuna to meet Modi today, may seek ticket for wife March 24, 2014

    Hyderabad: Telegu actor Nagarjuna is all set to meet BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Monday amidst speculation that he might join the saffron party. Nagarjuna left for Ahmedabad to call on Modi Monday evening, sources close to the actor said. The star is also likely to seek Lok Sabha...
  • Memorable to act with father, son in 'Manam': Nagarjuna March 5, 2014

    Chennai: Actor Akkineni Nagarjuna, who worked with his late father Akkineni Nageswara Rao and Akkineni Naga Chaitanya in forthcoming Telugu drama 'Manam', says the experience was adventurous and memorable. 'Manam' was the last film of legendary actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao, who passed away recently. "'Manam' is totally an entertainment-based movie with elements...
  • I want 'Manam' to be a befitting sendoff 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 89years old. "I want his last film...
  • Nageswara Rao was a humble human being: Nagarjuna January 29, 2014

    New Delhi: He was a legend in the Telugu film industry. But in real life, Akkineni Nageswara Rao, popularly known as ANR, was a humble man, says his son and Telugu superstar Nagarjuna. It would be near impossible to fill the gap created by the demise Jan 22 of his 91yearold...
  • 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...
  • Nageswara Rao was a great human being: Balachander January 23, 2014

    Chennai: Veteran Tamil filmmaker K. Balachander recalls late actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao as not just a cinematic legend, but as a great human being who "cared, loved and respected" others. Nageswara Rao died in Hyderabad Wednesday after battling intestinal cancer. He was 89. "We have lost an icon. There's no doubt that...
  • 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...
  • Telugu cinema legend Akkineni Nageshwara Rao dies aged 91 January 22, 2014

    Hyderabad: Legendary Telugu film actor and Dada Saheb Phalke Awardee Akkineni Nageshwara Rao, passed away early on Wednesday morning. ANR, as he is fondly called, was suffering from cancer. His condition worsened at around 2.10 am on Wednesday following which he was taken to Care hospital, where he breathed his last...
  • 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 TamilTelugu 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...
  • Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama visits Sirpur's Chaanda Devi caves January 14, 2014

    Amid high security, Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama visited the ancient Buddhist site of Sirpur and meditated at the historic Chaanda Devi caves where his guru and Buddhist philosopher Nagarjuna is supposed to have meditated centuries ago. Located at the sprawling Singhadhruva terrain, Chaanda Devi caves is about 25 km away...
  • My father's positive spirit helping him recover faster: Nagarjuna January 9, 2014

    Chennai: Actor Akkineni Nagarjuna says his father Akkineni Nageswara Rao's will to live has helped him recover faster after his surgery to cure intestinal cancer. "We are thrilled with the vibrancy and positivity he is showing now. On Jan 1, the entire family had a funfilled day with him. He is...
  • 'Uyyala Jampala' strikes gold for Nagarjuna January 5, 2014

    Chennai: Actor Akkineni Nagarjunaproduced Telugu romanticdrama '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...
  • Nagarjuna gave me freedom, respect: Producer Ram Mohan December 19, 2013

    Chennai: Independent producer Ram Mohan P, who is coproducing upcoming Telugu romanticdrama 'Uyyala Jampala' with actor Akkineni Nagarjuna, said that the actor gave him immense respect and freedom to work. Nagarjuna is also a successful producer and releases films under his home banner Annapurna Studios. He has produced films such as...
  • 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...
  • Nagarjuna's 'Uyyala Jampala' to be released on Christmas December 12, 2013

    Chennai: Actor Akkineni Nagarjuna, who considers December to be a very lucky month for him, is planning to release his upcoming Telugu production venture 'Uyyala Jampala' on Christmas day. "Several of my own films over the years have released during December and have turned out to be successful. Therefore, I'm planning...
  • 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...
  • Family multistarrers in vogue in Telugu film world October 15, 2013

    Chennai: It's a rarity but a treat for movie buffs to see real life film families working together on the big screen. In the Telugu film industry, three such family multistarrers are getting ready for release. The most awaited of these is Telugu comedydrama 'Manam', featuring three generations of actors of...
  • Indian cinema not on par with the world cinema: Nageswara Rao September 19, 2013

    Chennai: The Indian film industry is yet to find a place amid world cinema even as it celebrates its centenary year, rues one of the country's acting legends, Akkineni Nageswara Rao (ANR), who turns 90 Friday. "It is unfortunate that we haven't found a place yet in world cinema. It's a...
  • 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...
  • 'Bhai' is a popcorn entertainer for audiences: Nagarjuna August 14, 2013

    Chennai: Describing his upcoming Telugu actiondrama 'Bhai' as a "popcorn entertainer", actor Akkineni Nagarjuna promises that the various commercial essentials make it a film for everybody. "With catchy oneliners, drama, songs, comedy sequences and stunning action shot in different exotic locales, my film is a popcorn entertainer. The concoction of commercial...
  • IBL players' auction delayed on request of teams July 18, 2013

    New Delhi: The players' auction of the highly anticipated Indian Badminton League (IBL) was supposed to take place on July 19, but it has been postponed to July 22 on the request of the six franchises. As per media reports, the franchises needed time to prepare for the auction by...