Megastar Chiranjeevi who ruled Tollywood for almost two decades made his comeback as an actor after nine complete years with Khaidi No 150. The movie released between huge expectations and it has been declared as a blockbuster.
VV Vinayak directed the film and Ram Charan produced Khaidi No 150 on his Konidela Production Company banner. Allu Aravind and VV Vinayak arranged a special press meet and announced that Khaidi No 150 is the fastest Rs 100 crore grosser in Tollywood. Income Tax Officials kept a close watch on all the filmmakers whose films turned out to be money spinners at the box-office.
They recently questioned the makers of Gautamiputra Satakarni and now it was Ramcharan’s turn after Khaidi No 150 has been called as the second biggest blockbuster of Telugu cinema. The biggest surprise came here After Ramcharan revealed to Income Tax officials that Khaidi No 150 collected just Rs 75 crores after being made on a budget of Rs 60 crores. He even revealed that Megastar Chiranjeevi has been offered Rs 20 crores as remuneration and VV Vinayak took Rs 10 crore for the film. Ramcharan just showed Rs 15 crores profit and he revealed that he would pay tax for the profits shown.,
Going into reality, Chiranjeevi rejected accepting any remuneration for the film and VV Vinayak was offered a pay cheque of Rs 5 crores. Though Charan acted smart with the IT officials, he Mega family has been left irked after a section of media reported their IT disclosure. Charan has been trolled across the social media in all the available ways. Further, the tax officials asked how Vinayak and Aravind announced massive figures about Khaidi No 150, Charan revealed in his own style that it was just a ‘publicity trick’. Mega family has been left confused about this instant. Charan even revealed that the final charts from the exhibitors are yet to be awaited and the final figures of the film will be announced soon. It is Chiranjeevi and Charan who knows the real figures of the film. Is this trick by Charan to avoid paying tax?
Naga Chaitanya will team up with director Karthick Naren for upcoming Tamil horror thriller “Naragasooran”, marking his debut in the Tamil industry. “Naga Chaitanya is on board. It’s going to be a dual hero subject and the team is in talks with Arvind Swami. Karthick had met Arvind recently but they are yet to officially announce anything,” a source from the film unit told IANS.
Although Chaitanya made a special appearance in Gautham Vasudev Menon’s 2010 Tamil romantic drama “Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya”, this project will feature him in a full-length role.
“The team is yet to take a call on whether they can make it as a Tamil-Telugu bilingual or not,” the source added. The regular shooting is likely to commence in mid-June.
Mega hero Varun Tej is turned out as a busy bee by shooting simultaneously for two films at a time.
As per the latest updates, Varun Tej finished the talkie portion of MISTER film and by this, he almost finishes the shoot of the flick except for few songs. Well, director Srinu Vaitla took this project as the most prestigious one as he has few flops on his back.
Meanwhile, the teaser which got released a few days back got a positive response as the visuals gave the fresh feeling. Now, Varun is going to America to take part in the shooting of Sekhar Kammula’s Fidaa.
On the whole, Varun Tej’s double dhamaka with two back to back flicks is going to witness in the year 2017.
Manchu Manoj’s upcoming action entertainer is “Gunturodu”. Trailer & Song Promos given much hype to the film. Makers are saying Manoj’s massy look will be impressed by the audience. Prajya Jaiswal playing has female lead in this film.
Latest update of the film is that makers are deciding to release movie on March 3rd. Movie expected to go on censor very soon. Film was produced by Sree Varun Atluri under Claps and Whistles Entertainment Banner. Sree Vasanth was music director for this film. S.K.Satya was director of the film.
After sharing screen space with NTR in ‘Janatha Garage’, Malayalam superstar Mohanlal has now been approached for a pivotal role in Trivikram Srinivas’ next with Pawan Kalyan.
The writer-turned-director has apparently penned a special role in the film and felt an actor of only Lal’s calibre can pull it off, before approaching him. “Both Trivikram and film’s producer S Radhakrishna knocked the doors of the multiple national award winning actor with the script.,
The superstar sounded optimistic (verbally though) but is yet to come on board as he has a packed schedule ahead this year. Nonetheless, his response has got the entire unit charged up,” informs a source from the unit. The yet-to-be-titled film will roll from March 14 in Hyderabad.
Megastar Chiranjeevi is going to give his blessings to his nephew Sai Dharam Tej’s film as he is coming forward to wish the film.
As per the latest updates, Chiranjeevi will attend the pre-release event of Winner film and it is going to be held this coming Sunday (19th Feb). However, the official confirmation on this is yet to come.
On the other side, the songs of Winner film which were released have been increasing the expectations bar on the film. Meanwhile, Sai Dharam Tej & Rakul Preet’s pair onscreen is giving the hints of a lovely pair that would mesmerise us in theatres.
We wish the mega blessings of Chiru would turn lucky for the Winner flick.
After playing an ardent devotee of Lord Balaji in his Telugu release Om Namo Venkatesaya, actor Akkineni Nagarjuna will be playing a mentalist in horror-thriller Raju Gari Gadhi 2.
“His character has been designed in such a way that it will be a treat for his fans. He plays a mentalist. He will be seen riding a fancy bike in the film. He will be in a very different avatar and, contrary to rumours, he is not playing an extended cameo,” a film unit source told IANS. Being directed by Ohmkar, the film is a sequel to his own 2015 sleeper hit “Raju Gari Gadhi“.
The sequel also stars Seerat Kapoor, Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Shakalaka Shankar. The source clarified that Samantha and Nagarjuna are not paired together. “No, they’re not playing a couple. Also, Samantha is not playing the ghost… She will be seen in a very emotional role.” Nagarjuna will commence shooting in March. The film is being produced by PVP Cinema and has music by S.S. Thaman.
Powerstar Pawan Kalyan stepped into the shoes of Katamarayudu and the movie is currently in final stages of shoot. Directed by Dolly, the movie is the remake of Tamil film Veeram. The recently released teaser raised the expectations all over and Pawan will be seen essaying the role of a faction leader in Katamrayudu.
Shruti Haasan is the female lead and the makers are in plans to release the movie during summer this year. The overseas rights deal of the film has been closed recently. One of the leading overseas distributors bagged the rights for a whopping price of Rs 11.5 crores which is huge.
The movie should perform exceptionally well and should mint $ 2 million for break-even. Though it is a risk betting big on a film that is a remake, the craze of Pawan can sure do wonders at the box-office. Produced by North Star Entertainments, Katamarayudu will hit the screens during Ugadi this year.
Sensational director VV Vinayak is known for his mass presentation and the top director suffered debacles in the recent years. It was Megastar’s Khaidi No 150 which gave him the much needed boost up for the director. However he is yet to sign his next project after Khaidi No 150.
With all the leading actors occupied with back to back films, there are talks that Sai Dharamtej has been locked for Vinayak’s next however there has been no official information. The latest update is that Vinayak is holding talks with Nandamuri Balakrishna for his next.
Top writers are currently working on the script and Vinayak will narrate it to Balayya once it gets a clear picture. Bellamkonda Suresh who shares a special bond with Vinayak is said to have cleared the air with Balakrishna too some time ago. This top producer is all produce this big budget mass entertainer. More details about the film are yet to be revealed.