Monday, August 30, 2010

Mega star Chiru Re-elected as PRP Chief

, Chiranjeevi was on Thursday unanimously re-elected president of the Praja Rajam at the first plenary of the party in this port city.

“My responsibility has grown with today’s re-election. I will work with honesty and sincerity. I will strive to strengthen the party and live up to your expectations,” Chiranjeevi told his adoring partymen.

At the plenary, he launched a counterattack on Rajasekhar and Jeevitha, who alleged that he had been making money selling party tickets at the time of elections and blood through his blood bank.

Chiranjeevi said he had started the blood bank with the support of his fans for the welfare of the needy during crucial times, not for money. Taking an indirect swipe at Kadapa MP YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, he observed: “None can earn crores by selling blood. It is possible only only mines in the State.” Chiranjeevi also claimed that he was a more mature politician than TDP chief N Chandrubabu Naidu and some of the other political leaders in the state.

“Chandrubabu Naidu says Chiranjeevi doesn’t know politics and that he is an immature politician..If Naidu is so mature, how come he came to power by backstabbing NTR?” the star-turned-politician questioned.

Chiranjeevi further asserted that the PRP would never stoop to the level of selling party tickets to aspiring candidates and said he had started his political career to check political corruption and help develop the State, not to earn money.

The PRP chief said those who were jealous of PRP’s growth were carrying out a misinformation campaign. “But there is a tremendous support to me among the people,” he added. Turning philosophical, he said he had realised that politics was not a bed of roses. “I have faced several allegations in these two years and all these allegations have only strengthened my resolve,” he said.

Referring to the APIIC-Emaar land scam and Bayyaram mining lease, he said spiralling corruption levels must be checked.

Highlighting his party’s commitment to social justice, he said his party had the credit of giving 104 party tickets to backward classes during last year’s Assembly elections. “A good number of tickets for Lok Sabha elections too were given to BCs, SCs and minorities,” he pointed out.

The plenary adopted 15 resolutions including one against the demand for bifurcation of the State.
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3 Idiots Remake Confirmed.

At a time when a lot of buzzes are doing rounds about the Tamil remake of ‘3 Idiots’, director of the Bollywood blockbuster Raju Hirani has confirmed that the film is being remade in south Indian languages.
Speaking at the DVD launch of the Aamir Khan starrer in Mumbai, the filmmaker said, “The movie will be soon made in Telugu and Tamil. But I don’t know who will play the lead there.”
“I think they (producers and director of the Tamil version) are currently in the process of casting,” Hirani said and added that he has no plans to make a sequel to ‘3 Idiots’. “I am not with that idea,” he said.
There were reports that a popular production house has acquired the remake rights of ‘3 Idiots’ and Shankar will direct both the Telugu and Tamil versions. “While Mahesh Babu will replace Aamir Khan in Telugu, Vijay will play the role in Tamil,”

To a question on whether he is planning a sequel to 3 Idiots, the director said that he has no idea about it till now but is working on a sequel for his another hit film Munnabhai MBBS.
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RGV a Controversy Director?

,’s not for nothing that Ram Gopal Varma is called controversy’s favourite child. At the launch of his film Katha-Screenplay-Darsakathvam Appalraju held at Annapurna Studios on Friday, the director did the unthinkable — he picked out top directors by name and took potshots at them!

the movie, which is about an aspiring film director played by comedian-turned-hero Sunil, marks RGV’s, Tollywood comeback after 12 long years. And while one would expect him to be a wee bit more careful about whose feathers he ruffles in the industry, RGV seems least worried. In fact, he even has a song in the film which takes a dig at directors.

In a quirky speech, which sounded more like a disclaimer, RGV said, “This movie is based on my own story. Years before I became a director, I went to watch K. Raghavendra Rao’s movie shooting in Vizag. I felt enraged as all he did was sit beside Sridevi and boss over people who worked with him. In this film, Sunil criticises all the directors through this song. I don’t want K. Raghavendra Rao, Gunasekhar or any other director present here take offence,” RGV said, adding, “I’ve taken a lot of digs at myself too.”

The opening lyrics of the controversial number stand testimony to this — Luck tho Shiva theesi... Sholey ni chedagotti... Pichivagudu vade director Varma... Hitchcock cinemalu choosi Deyyala cinema teese director Ram gopal Varma... Idhenti ra mana Karma! (He bagged Shiva out of sheer luck and went on to ruin Sholey. He copies Hitchcock films and churns out horror flicks... Ram gopal varma is a director and that is our (bad) karma)

The song goes on to criticise K. Raghavendra Rao who uses fruits on all his heroines’ naval in romantic scenes, Gunasekhar and his obsession with ostentatious film sets, director Gopal’s trademark landmine blasts that blow up SUVs, Puri Jagannath’s sinking career, Kodi Ramakrishna’s liking for period cinema and Krishnavamsi’s preachy movies. He didn’t stop at that though. As he welcomed Sridevi for the launch of the film, he said that she is his favourite heroine and the only one for whose movies he stood in long queues to get tickets. As a tail piece he added in jest, “I never stood in a long queue to get tickets for Nagarjuna’s movies,” hinting that for the actor’s movies one never needed to wait in a queue.

To this Nagarjuna retorted, “Well, I used to watch every RGV movie earlier, but these days I don’t even bother.”

Ram gopal varma, director-I never stood in a long queue to get tickets for Nagarjuna’s movie...
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Sizzling Sridevi @ City of Pearls

Katha Screenplay Darsakatvam AppalrajuShe came, dazzled admirers and left in a jiffy. A Telugu film launch brought an evergreen, sizzling Sridevi to the city of pearls. And she enthralled people who crowded around her, with her magnetism, even as Ramgopal Varma took the spotlight at Annapurna Studios here on Friday.

The movie titled ‘Katha, Screenplay, Darsakatvam: Appalaraju' stars ‘Astha Chamma' Swati opposite comedian-turned-hero Sunil and marks the re-entry of RGV into Telugu films after a hiatus of 12 years.

Among others present at the launch were Akkineni Nagarjuna and director K. Raghavendra Rao.

RGV termed it an emotional moment and recalled how he got interested in movies only because of Sridevi.

Not forgetting Nagarjuna for giving him the break in the industry, he conveyed his gratitude to both of them for attending the launch of his Telugu film.

One song, a satire on the bigwigs in the highly competitive industry and about the myriad number of hopefuls wanting to get a break as a filmmaker, drew attention as it was played, even as Ramgopal Varma hoped that Telugu film directors took it sportingly, as constructive criticism. He said the movie held intensely personal moments of his journey to success. It would showcase the travails of those who believed that they were the best and pooh-poohed the successful directors.

While music for the film is scored by Koti, Y. Sudhakar Reddy will work behind the camera. Nagarjuna recalled how he was initially nervous opposite Sridevi in ‘Aakhari Poratam' and how she made him feel at ease. He also said he was game to do a film with RGV again. Sridevi heaped praise on him calling him the greater co-star she worked with, in her career.
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It's Gundu Seenu Still in Raktha Charita

RGV has released a photo still of his Raktha Charitra  where the picture depicts a person's head tonsured. This still created some problem in film circles and Mega fans were angry with his still as it is indirectly aiming at Pawan.
However RGV says that role in no way connected to any one one- It is Gundu seenu who is related to Paritala Ravi in the film. The role of Gundu Seenu is being played by Subrat Dutta of Slumdog millionaire' fame. One has to wait till the film hit the screen to know what exactly RGV is saying.
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Praksh Raj comments on Tollywood Heroes.

 Prakash Raj was interviewed by Jayaprada for her program Jayapradham in Local TV. Answering a question on Tollywood top  heroes.. Prakash Raj said - Chiranjeevi as passionate, Balakrishna as energetic, Nagarjuna as stylish and Venkatesh as safe hero (for always going for safe scripts without any experiments!).

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"I love Prakash & His kids too" Says Pony Varma

It is well known that Prakashraj and his love Pony Varma got married a few days back in Mumbai as a private event.

On speaking about their love life Pony Varma says “I love Prakash Raj. And I love his children too. When I met Prakash Raj, he was out of his first marriage. I too was single then. What started as friendship slowly matured into love. I know his children very well and I love them a lot.”

Sources say that Prakashraj’s two daughters Pooja and Meghna have attended the wedding reception of their father with Pony Varma and have few photos with both of them. It is note to be mentioned that Prakashraj was earlier married to Lalitha Kumari and also got divorced.
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Rajini to call Hollywood Biggies on his Daughter Marriage

This one can’t get bigger. It’s already being billed the ‘ultimate wedding of the year.’ Yes, you’ve guessed it — we’re talking about Superstar Rajinikanth’s daughter Soundarya’s upcoming nuptials with Chennai-based Ashwin Ramkumar, scheduled to take place at a glittering ceremony on September 3 in the city. If the engagement saw the who’s who in the city attending, the guest list for the wedding spans the globe, including Hollywood biggies.
Starry wedding for Rajini’s daughterReportedly, Sonia Gandhi with son Rahul is expected to attend the lavish function. Sources reveal that since Rajinikanth has numerous friends in Bollywood, most of them will be in attendance, including the first family of B-town Amitabh Bachchan, with wife Jaya, son Abhishek and bahu Aishwarya.
One hears Hollywood actor and humanitarian Richard Gere, who shares a great rapport with the superstar, is also on the guest list. Reportedly, the star who started the ‘Gere Foundation India Trust’ to generate AIDS awareness, had visited Rajini’s Poes’ Garden residence and even dined with him a couple of times.
Then there are the political personalities, plenty of them, including central and state ministers, with all of whom Rajini shares a great rapport. The guest list can’t be complete without the numerous film folk from Tollywood and other regional film circles. Both the Rani Meyyammani and Raja Mutthiah halls have been blocked for the wedding day. “Since many celebrities are going to be attending the function, Rajinikanth is particular about the security measures and is personally supervising them. We chose these halls since they facilitate security from a single entry point,” discloses a source from Poes Garden.
Every detail is being meticulously attended to, with the invitation cards being conceptualised personally by Soundarya and Ashwin — they will be simple, yet unique. When it comes to sarees, Soundarya prefers traditional Kanchivaram pattu sarees and is not really keen on designerwear. A top saree house from Chennai has been entrusted with the job of weaving sarees with colours and motifs hand-picked by Soundarya.
The young entrepreneur, who is known for her independent nature, has already made plans to move to a plush new apartment at Spur Tank Road in Chetpet. Insiders reveal that after marriage, the new apartment will be Soundarya and Ashwin’s abode. The bride-to-be has also ordered pastel shades of custom-made furniture and furnishings for their new home.
Soundarya has reason to be pleased with the fact that her home banner Ocher Picture Productions has tied up with a few big international projects, with the official announcement expected soon.
As for Sultan the Warrior, her maiden directorial venture, things will start rolling out in a couple of months as she awaits her dad’s call sheet. Currently, Rajini is busy wrapping up Endhiran.
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Chiru slams Jeevitha & Jagan.

, selling blood -one can't earn crores of rupees but one can earn crores of rupees by selling mines- this the statement of Chiru in Vizag plenary. He made this statement keeping Jeevitha Rajashekat and YS Jagan in mind.
Jeevitha made allegation on Chiru's blood bank- that Chiru is earning money by selling blood of his fans. Chiru said  that How many blood pocket should be sold to earn a crore of rupees.
Chiru aimed at two birds - Jeevitha & Jagan with one statement.

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Prakash Raj Drunked Full on that Day?

, is well known that Actor cum Producer Prakash Raj got married to Bollywood Choreographer Pony varma. Now it is known that Actor drunken full on the day before his marraige. Seeing Prakash Raj, Pony tensed about the situation it seems. Friends said that it is unknown whether he drunk for marrying Pony? or in sad?. However his second marriage is over with no disturbances, so Actor producer will be in cool.
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Miss Nayanatara will soon become....Misses Prabhudeva?

, for filmanaga sources- Nayanatara is not signing any new films. She has completes all her films in Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam. And she is going to marry Prabhudeva in December. Keeping this in mind, she has declaimed a Telugu film with a top star.
Filmnagar sources further says-After seeing the acceptance for Prakash Raj’s marriage from film industry folks, Prabhu Deva reportedly got courage to fix the marriage date. Like Prakash Raj, for Prabhu Deva this would be second marriage.
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Y.S.Jagan to support the division of the State?

, conceding that the post of chief minister is beyond his grasp, the Y S Jaganmohan Reddy camp is veering round to the view that supporting the division of the state would raise the Kadapa MP's hopes of becoming chief minister of the new Andhra-Rayalaseema state.

If the state is divided, the Congress would have a strength of 106 out of the total 175 MLAs of the new Seemandhra state with 32 of them from the Rayalaseema region. "With this number, the Congress can easily form the government without taking the support of parties like PRP. And with 80 per cent of the Congress MLAs from these two regions on his side, we hope that Jagan could realise his dream in the new state. And such an eventuality would also put to rest any possible demand for division of Rayalaseema from the Andhra region," said a Jagan loyalist.

With this idea in mind, the Jagan camp is reportedly working to identify loyal workers right from the mandal level in these two regions so that the machinery is in place if and when the division of the state takes place. "We are putting this plan into action as we are sure now that Jagan has no chance of succeeding Rosaiah as the CM of the undivided AP," conceded the loyalist. Two factors are said to have contributed to the Jagan camp coming to this realisation. One, that Jagan has rubbed the Congress high command including president Sonia Gandhi the wrong way with his aggressive campaign for the CM's post and chartering an independent line with his Odarpu yatra, and two, that the Kadapa MP has virtually become a persona non grata in the Telangana region.

By totally ignoring his claims for the CM's post, the high command has made it amply clear that even after Rosaiah, they might consider somebody else for the top post but not Jagan. According to AICC sources, although the high command is totally disapproving the stubborn attitude of Jagan, it does not want to take action against him as it feels that it would only strengthen his hands.

The second factor is the antipathy of the people of the Telanganaa region to not only Jagan, but to all those including TDP and PRP chiefs N Chandrababu Naidu and Chiranjeevi respectively, who have opposed the division of the state. "The Mahbubabad incident was a major setback to Jagan. The Kadapa MP's detractors have succeeded in permanently closing the gates of Telangana on him. The incident even unnerved his staunch supporters from Telangana. We cannot enter the region in the near future," admitted sources.

The Jagan camp is now eagerly waiting to see what is in store for Naidu and Chiranjeevi, both of whom are scheduled to visit Khammam district in the coming week to hold protest against leasing of Bayyaram mines allegedly to a firm in which the YSR family has a stake. While Naidu's visit is scheduled for Aug 30, the PRP chief is slated to visit Khammam the following day.

The Jagan camp thinks that both Naidu and Chiranjeevi will meet the same fierce resistance from the people of Telangana as he got at Mahbubabad when he set off on his Odarpu yatra. Incidentally, the TRS has already announced that it would not allow Naidu and Chiranjeevi to enter Khammam as they are anti-Telangana in essence.

"In this situation, working for united Andhra Pradesh is sheer waste of energy and time. We are of the view that agreeing for the division of the state is the best solution for Jagan to advance his political career," said the sources and also ruled out the MP leaving the Congress or taking the help of parties like BJP.
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Anoushka shankar is Pregnant?

When sitarist Anoushka Shankar confessed to TOI last year that she sees herself pregnant by 2014, no one had guessed that she would put her five-year plan into place so soon.

But TOI has learnt that the daughter of Pandit Ravi Shankar is expecting her first child with London-based filmmaker Joe Wright by spring next year.

Anoushka began dating Joe since December 2009. In an interview to DT at that time, she'd confessed about her relationship, saying, "It's unexpected and it's gone really fast, but I'm fully in it." And, the news of her pregnancy at the moment is like déjà vu as she had said then that it's not necessary to be married to have children. At the same time, Anoushka had added, "I do believe in marriage, very much, but I also don't believe it's the only route. Love and relationships have to be defined by the people who're in them."

Reportedly, after conceiving, Anoushka replied to congratulatory messages by close ones saying, "We are so happy. It feels so ridiculous... I hope and pray everything goes well with this baby and ask for everyone's blessings." It's being said that Anoushka will make a formal announcement very soon. While Pandit Ravi Shankar is currently in California and couldn't be contacted, Anoushka's manager, on being contacted, said, "It's no secret that Anoushka is seeing Joe. But, we can say nothing else at the moment. As and when there's something to share, we will."

But for a while now, Anoushka's been giving interviews about the "wonderful relationship" that she shares with Joe and the joys that she's getting from little things like tending to his house. In fact, earlier this year, she was reported as saying, "I'm loving nesting and traveling with Joe. I love doing the dishes and cleaning the house... It just feels right. I'm very happy."
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PCC Chief DS Praises Megastar Chiru

Perhaps sensing the Congress high command’s desire for a possible tie-up with the Praja Rajyam, the PCC chief Mr D. Srinivas showered Mr Chiranjeevi with praises on Thursday. The Congress might need Mr Chiranjeevi’s support if Kadapa MP, Mr Jagan Mohan Reddy, leaves the party with his trusted legislators.

Mr Srinivas chose Chiru’s inaugural address during his party’s plenary session at Vizag on Wednesday to walk the extra mile to heap praises on him. “Chiranjeevi is a big star in Tollywood, and now as Praja Rajyam captain, he has become politically mature,” Mr Srinivas said.

“Chiranjeevi said his party would launch agitations against the anti-people policies of the government, thus behaving like a responsible and constructive opposition,” said Mr Srinivas, adding that this was what Opposition parties have to do. “Mr Chiranjeevi further said his party might be compelled to support the government in the event of any political exigency, and in the interest of the state,” said Mr Srinivas and added there was nothing objectionable in what Mr Chiranjeevi had said.

The PCC chief simultaneously wanted to send a message to the Congress rank and file that criticising Chiru was a no-no.
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KCR Supports OU Students

 Addressing public meetings at Pebbair mandal headquarters and Mahabubnagar town on Sunday, Mr. Chandrasekhar Rao said the students went there to express their fear and concern to the authorities that lecturers belonging to Rayelasseema and Andhra regions who were evaluating the answer sheets were biased and acting against the interests of Telangana students.

Mahabubnagar, 29th Aug: Telangana Rastra Samithi(TRS) chief and MP from Mahabubnagar K.Chandrasekhar Rao defended the protest demonstration of some students on Saturday at Osmania University campus where spot valuation of B.Ed examination papers was underway.
All through their demonstration the students were peaceful and they only wanted lecturers from Telangana region as evaluators, he added. He recalled the instances when zero marks were reportedly awarded to SSC, Intermediate students of Telangana region whose answer sheets were evaluated by lecturers from Kurnool, Kadapa and other Seemandhra districts.“A Warangal student who was given zero marks, got 78 marks when the answer sheet was revaluated but by that time the student committed suicide in distress,” he claimed. Mr. Rao said over 20,000 Telangana students failed due to the biased evaluation of answer scripts by Seemandhra Teachers.
He ridiculed the Governor, Chief Minister K. Rosaiah and PRP chief Chiranjeevi for demanding stern action against the OU students.
“What have you done when Government employees, RTC drivers and conductors and labourers who went to Seemandhra districts for livelihood were attacked and forced to leave their region,” he asked them.
 The Government should register cases first against all those who attacked Telangana people in Seemandhra regions. The TRS chief said that Telangana would get its share of river waters only in a separate State. Citing the example of Seemandhra leaders ‘highhanded' behaviour at RDS, he accused Kurnool leaders of acting like goons and damaging RDS shutters every now and then.

At the two public meetings, large number of workers from TDP and PRP joined the TRS. TRS polit bureau member S. Niranjan Reddy and district party chief Vittal Rao and Arya were also present.
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TRS Chief KCR to write a Telangana Song

The Telangana Rashtra Samiti chief, Mr K. Chandrasekhar Rao, is writing a song for a movie based on the Telangana agitation. The movie, the shooting for which started on Thursday, is titled Jai Bolo Telangana and will be directed by Tollywood director N. Shankar. Mr Rao has finished writing half the song and will complete it once he is back from his New Delhi trip. Mr Rao, who is known for his “punchy” dialogues and crowd-pulling speeches in the Telangana dialect, is believed to have begun the song with the lines Garadi Chesthundru... Garadi Chesthundru (they are misguiding us).

The song that Mr Rao is penning is situational and explains the exploitation the region has undergone in the last few years and how a new united AP movement has come up overnight.

“Mr Rao has good knowledge of literature and it reflects in his speeches. He readily agreed to write a song for the film,” said Shankar. Chakri will be composing the music but the singer is yet to be finalised. Revolutionary singer Gaddar is also writing a song for the film. Shooting for the film began on Thursday at Begumpet and film industry bigwigs Murali Mohan, K. Raghavendar Rao, the TRS chief’s daughter, Ms Kavitha, and son, Mr K.T. Rama Rao, the TRS leader, Mr Jayashankar, the BJP leaders, Mr Vidyasagar Rao and Mr Bandaru Dattatreya, and OU JAC leaders shared the dais during the launch.
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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Chiru to sell his Old Car in Auction

Megastar Chiranjeevi's car for sale!
Megastar Chiru was gifted with a costly Rolls Royce Car worth Rs 4 Crs by his son Ramcharan on Chiru's birthday, 22nd August.
Now Chiru is planning to sell his old car for a cause. It is going to be auctioned and the amount raised from it will be passed to charity organization
 Details of this 'Mega' car auction will be announced soon..

Do visit d site for Details
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Rumours about Saira Bhanu & Bharath

, spreading in film nagar circles that Hero Raviteja Brother Bharath and Actress Saira Bhanu who caught redhanded by Police in Prostitution case are living together and unmarried couple it seems. It is said that Saira Bhanu is Bharath's partner in this Drugs racket it seems. The duo not only addicted to drugs but also used to supply them to other film stars in the industry it seems. Police were trying hard to take Saira into custody to investigate the who are more behind this drug racket. But she has been released on bail. Saira Bhanu used her high level contacts came out of Prostitution case in simple.
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NRT's common desire to head back home

, nurtured the common Telugu dream of the 1990's, to go to the US. And 18 years later, he is among the many Non Resident Telug us nursing yet another common desire — to head back home.

So as Gautam gets ready to pack his 18 years of life in the US, which included a master's degree, a cushy job in a multinational IT major and children 'Born in America', he says he is sure that familial bonds score over fat pay packets. But then, he is also sure the fat pay packet would come by easily in a flush with opportunities in India.

At the helm of the 'mera Bharat mahaan' NRIs are doctors, who were among the first migrants in the post-independence era and are also turning out to be the first to return. More and more of them say they came back sensing a deeper need for their expertise in India than abroad.

Dr P Raghu Ram, a practicing surgeon in the UK, returned to Hyderabad in 2007 after 10 years when he realised that there was no dedicated centre for breast surgeries in the country and hence founded KIMS Ushalakshmi Centre for Breast Studies -- named after his mother. "I've received far greater satisfaction in the three years I've spent serving my own people here than the 10 years I spent working in an established UK hospital," says Dr Raghu Ram.

Similarly, Dr Pramati Reddy, a senior consultant physician at Apollo Hospitals, who lived in the US for 13 years gave up her practice in Tampa, Florida and moved to India for a personal cause — to raise her children here. Echoing the sentiments of many NRTs, she wants her children to grow up knowing their extended family and their culture here.

But the 'reverse migration' is not exclusive to doctors but people from all walks of life including engineers. Many professionals claim that they are not compromising on much when they move back to India with competitive salaries, better standard of living and a 'glocal' work culture pervading across the country today. Vijay, a software engineer recently returned from the Silicon Valley, working in an MNC in Hyderabad, says, "You get to grow faster, learn more and put your skills to much better use here in India. So it makes up for the parity in money."

Not to forget are the number of entrepreneurs who are returning to mana Hyderabad to set shop. These entrepreneurs claim that there's a saturation point in markets like the US and therefore, its logical for them to tap the immense potential still locked in developing economies like India.

Take for instance, Mamata Banerji who returned to Hyderabad in 2008 after 18 years in the US to start 'Investment Yogi' after realising the market for personal finance in India. "There's no doubt reverse migration is happening. In fact, most of my friends are returning NRIs," she says. Her husband, an IT professional moved seamlessly from his team in Microsoft, Seattle to Microsoft, Hyderabad.

Whatever their motives, personal or professional, the NRTs are agreed that they are happily home and here to stay.
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Nayan likes to be simple.

, might deck herself up with necklaces, danglers and rings for her role in movies, but off screen, Nayanthara likes to keep it simple .

"I'm not a person who is into jewels. I wear chunky necklaces and danglers only if my role demands it. Otherwise, I don't accessorise myself. In fact, I hate wearing necklaces. I'm not a gold person as well. I only wear a simple ring on my ring finger and a nose ring," she says.

The pretty actress is also a cartoon buff. "I make it a point to watch cartoons when I have free time," she says.
Well, now we know why you have Winnie the Pooh mug in your collection!
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Top 5 adorable siblings Movies ever

, bring you some of the most loved films that just strike the right chord between siblings.

1 Children of Heaven (Directed by Majid Majidi): A story of a family in Iran who live a happy but extremely simple life in their humble financial position. The story tugs at your heart strings with its endearing appeal as the adorable brother-sister pair try to conceal the loss of a pair of shoes in different ways.

2 My Brother Nikhil (Directed by Onir): “Standing by against all odds”— this is no more a mere phrase in this movie where Juhi Chawla is the elder sister who supports her gay brother in his fight against AIDS, in a society where homosexuality and AIDS are such a taboo that even one’s own parents turn their backs on their child.

3 Masoom (Directed by Shekar Kapur): True to its title, the film beautifully depicts the innocent relationship among brothers and sisters, which rises above all complications in the family and ultimately wins over with its sheer purity of love and care. We also got to see a young Urmila Matondkar and Jugal Hansraj dancing to the evergreen Lakdi ki Kathi.

4 Anjali (Directed by Mani Ratnam): Two-year-old Anjali doesn’t understand much except loving everything around her. Be it a small bug, an ex-convict whom the entire colony fears or her elder brother who envies her for getting more attention from their parents. Anjali, with her innocent smile and natural acting, makes us love her more than anybody else in the film.

5 Hare Rama Hare Krishna (Directed by Dev Anand): It set the tone of the rebellious 70’s and the angst of a sister who turns into a hippie and is under the influence of drugs as her protective brother tries to bring her out of it. The film sent out a strong message against use of drugs.
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Failure leads to crime ?

, arrest of film producer Juvvala Raju in a prostitution racket with actresses Saira Bhanu and Jyothi has come as an eye-opener for many who thought that showbiz was all glitz and glamour.

Raju is not the first, and most probably won’t be the last producer who has gone astray to make both ends meet. Producer of Yuvatha, Hemanth Ramakrishna sold fake brown sugar and another producer, K. V. Rao had to resort to selling drugs. Director Raghunath Reddy, who made Jallu, was recently arrested by the Kukatpally police for theft. The director broke a leg while jumping off the building after stealing.

The tales are many. A producer, who was also an MLA, jumped into the Hussain Sagar Lake after suffering losses; some have absconded while others have been kidnapped or have staged them. The stories are as gripping as the losses their movies made.

In an industry where fates are decided every Friday, only a few big names like the Allus, Akkinenis, Daggubatis and Manchus have managed to sustain for long. With rising production costs, poor scripts, sky-rocketing remunerations and the theatre mafia refusing to give good theatres, a single flop often throws a producer’s life out of gear.

Senior filmmakers claim that the financial blow now is so severe that it is impossible for an amateur producer to recover from the loss. As a result they often take to crime.

“Everyone wants to produce movies these days. They have no clue about the industry. They go wrong in everything and end up losing money,” says senior filmmaker Thammareddy Bharadwaja.

Dasarath, a director who spent crores on Mumait Khan’s Target went absconding to escape financial debts. Of the 1,800 registered producers in Tollywood, less than 100 are seriously making movies and the rest are nowhere to be seen.

“This is business and people entering it should estimate the risks. Most of these small time producers don’t understand showbiz economics. They can’t justify their crime citing losses as a reason,” says Natti Kumar, joint secretary, Telugu Film Producers’ Council.

Though loss is a by-product of any business, for film producers who have an access to actresses, prostitution and drug trafficking becomes easier. “Unlike others, producers have access to actors and thus prostitution, drugs etc. become easy for them. Newbies get exploited easily. A lot of them therefore end up doing shady businesses with actresses,” explains Venkatanarayana, a bank employee who made the movie Cell with a budget of Rs 50 lakh and ended up with 50 per cent losses.

Behind the scenes

* Producer of Junior NTR and Sameera Reddy starrer Narasimhudu, Chengala Venkata Rao who was also a TDP MLA then, jumped into Hussain Sagar lake due to losses.

* Hemanth Rama Krishna, producer of Nikhil starrer Yuvatha was caught selling fake brown sugar. He told the police that he got into it due to financial losses.

* K.V. Rao, a producer was caught in a drug case by the Madhapur police recently.

* Dasarath, the maker of Mumait Khan starrer Target went missing from his house due to financial losses after making a movie.

* Raghunath Reddy, director of Jallu was caught stealing from an apartment in KPHB.
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who is the 3rd Celebrity @ kundanbagh sexracket case?

, another upcoming Tollywood actress also involved in the flesh trade racket busted by Task Force sleuths at Kundanbagh two days ago?

Sources told Express that besides Saira Bhanu and Jyothi, there was another actress whom the decoy had called on mobile. But the actress had been busy elsewhere and refused to come to Kundanbagh that day. “She said she would be available the next day,” sources said.

It is learnt that even as the decoy had struck the deal with Bhanu and Jyothi, he was told by organisers of the racket about the third actress, a well known figure in Tollywood, who again charged Rs 1.5 lakh to Rs 2 lakh per hour.

However, police officials could not go on record as they did not have any evidence against the third actress. “Nonetheless, we will make further enquiries as to who are involved in the racket,” sources said
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Who is Charming Gal?

All those who are miffed with the cops for making ‘the list’ public should take a tip from Charmi. While the rest are crying foul and making a spectacle of themselves, Charmi hasn’t uttered a word. She is quietly working towards clearing her name without drawing any attention towards herself.

 No Doubt charmi is really a Charming Gal
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Chiru says "Pawan is Busy so could'nt make to attend PRP Pleanary"

, Kalyan is the president Yuva Rajyam ( part of PRP_).  Now the party is organizing a plenary in Vizag and the plenary is to give new direction to the party.
Chiru was addressing the plenary representatives and said Pawan Kalaya couldn't come to this plenary as he is busy with his film shooting schedules.
Others who were absent on the first day of plenary are
. Two Telangana MLAs ANil and Maheswar Reddy and Sobha Nagi Reddy
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NTR.Jr's Brindhavanam on 1st October?

,         NTR.Jr's Brindhavanam is to hit the screens on 1st of October. Meanwhile the music will be released on 12th September.
         Dil Raju announced these dates today in Hyderabad.A song is currently being filmed on the lead actors - NTR Jr, Kajal and Samantha - by choreographer Prem Rakshit on a set erected in the Annapurna Studios.
         Thaman S is the music director.
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Allu Shirish Says "Komaram Puli is Not a Geetha Arts Film"

, Sirish gives clear picture on Komaram Puli updates-
Allu Sirish says--
'A.R Rahman started recording background score for Puli's 2nd half yesterday. Should complete it by 3rd or 4th Sep.
The DTS mixing of first half has started. All post-production work should be done by the 8th of September. Its Producer's call, not ours.
Producer has issues at his end to resolve before release. We at Geetha Films booked best screens for Puli & ready 4 release anytime..
Komaram Puli is NOT a Geetha Arts film. Its a Geetha Films release. Fans shud understand our work begins only after prints reach our hands.
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"I made frenship with Sachi for my son" :Said Nagarjuna

Secret behind Akil Akkineni's heroic knock in cricket... revealed the secret behind his son Akhil's heroic knock in cricket match played among film stars on the other day.
Nag says - I made friendship with Sachin Tendulkar as Akhil is the hard core fans of Sachin.
I invited Sachin for T-20 match held in Hyd. Sachin promised to come down but he couldn't make at the last minute but he sent a set of cricket bat and Pads & Gloves.
The entree team of Nag played with the bat inclosing Akhil. Akhil played wonderful innings with the bat of Sachin.
Nag reveals another interesting things here
Akhil usually doesn't like vegetable curries, Nag happens to read in a magazine that Sachin most liked vegetable is 'Ladies Finger'. curry.
Nag showed the same thing to Akhil and Akhil is taking Ladies finger curry regularly.
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Tollywood Princess wished Prakash Raj & pony Verma VIa "Twitter"

Mahesh Babu tweets---
Prakash RajHere's wishing prakash raj n pony verma a truly happy married life:)they make a wonderful couple..really happy 4 them:):)
Wanted to honestly b ther 4 their wedding..just cudnt make it ...
Prakash has promised a party in hyd..looking forward to it:):)hava gr8 life guys:)
Btw hearing gr8 things bout prakash's film,inidhu sure it will b as big as happy days:)way2go prakash!way2go:)
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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Chiru's PRP Pleanary Meetings to be held @ Vizag

, first-ever two-day plenary of Prajarajyam gets underway in the port city of Visakhapatnam on Wednesday even as its president K Chiranjeevi scouts for answers to convince the majority backward classes in his party of the 'social justice' (Samajika nyayam) plank on which the party was launched two years back.

It will be a stock-taking exercise for Chiranjeevi and his party, as there is nothing worthy of mention about its two-year existence. Though the party entered the political scene in the state as an alternative to both the Congress and TDP, it finds itself at the political crossroads with no direction.

A humiliating defeat in the 2009 elections pushed the party into total disarray with no proper hierarchy in place, except for the political affairs committee. The party suffered irreparable damage even before the elections when some of the key organisational leaders quit the party citing lack of internal democracy and absolute impropriety by party bigwigs.

At least 700 delegates are expected to participate in the plenary where the party would deliberate on its political strategy and adopt resolutions on 12 subjects like agriculture, finance, welfare, price rise, law and order, youth and women welfare, education and healthcare.

Sources said the PRP's stand for a unified state would be reflected prominently in its political resolution. A documentary on Chiranjeevi's film career has also been planned to keep party workers in good stead.

Though Chiranjeevi continues to be a crowd-puller, as has been evident during the recent Praja Chaitanya Yatra in five districts, it remains to be seen how he goes about motivating youth and women, who have virtually no place in the functioning of the party.

Apart from rebuilding the party at the grassroots level, the plenary would discuss at length the party's political line in the wake of speculation that it might eventually merge with the ruling Congress.
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Trisha says "I'm a Fighter"

, Tollywood drug scandal has opened a can of worms in the film industry.

The czarina of south cinema Trisha’s name has been dragged into the controversy. Telugu channels have been playing it up, saying that she is on the contact list of the Nigerian drug peddler. And to rub it in, her friend and designer Sidney Sladen’s name has also been dragged into the raging controversy.

A peeved Trisha, talking to TOI from the sets of her Manmadhan Ambu in Kodaikanal, said, “Some vested interests are trying to carry out a smear campaign against me. I have never taken drugs in my life and have not been in Hyderabad for months as I was busy doing Khatta Meetha and later Manmadhan Ambu in Europe.”

Trisha says she has consulted a leading lawyer and will take action against the channels which have been beaming the story. Says Trisha, “Shooting in Kodai, I have managed to put together a team of legal experts to sort it out.” Trisha says the last few days have been upsetting but all her friends and fans have rallied around her, giving her great mental strength to tackle the issue.

The actress, who has been known to be forthright in her views, says, “In this hour of crisis, my friends like Maddy, with whom I’m shooting in Kodai, have been a pillar of strength. But I really don’t understand that why they are also targetting my good friend and fashion designer Sidney Sladen.” Trisha is confident that she will come out of the present controversy unscathed. Even in the ‘morphed video’ case, she was able to prove that the video was a fake with the help of the cyber crime police.

On the career front, she is on cloud nine as she is paired with Kamal Haasan and Madhavan in Manmadhan Ambu and her Gautham Menon’s VTV remake in Hindi with Prateik Babbar is also progressing fast. She is on the verge of signing her biggest film in Telugu with a top superstar. Trisha signs off by saying, “Touchwood, my career is booming. As far as this controversy is concerned, I’m livid with rage. But I will take it to its logical end and prove my innocence. I’m a fighter and have a never-say-die spirit.”
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Vijayshanti Ties Rakhi to KCR

With nine sisters, Raksha Bandhan has always been a special day for the TRS chief, Mr K. Chandrasekhar Rao. Every year he has to shell out considerable sums of money to his sisters who tie rakhis on him.

KCR’s parents, Mr Raghava Rao and Mrs Venkatamma had 11 children, of them two boys, KCR and his elder brother. His elder brother deceased a long time ago and KCR is the only male in the family. All his nine sisters gather at his residence to celebrate Rakhi every year. This year, the festival was extra special for KCR as the party MP, Ms Vijayashanti, joined the contingent of his sisters and tied a rakhi on him. Keeping up with the Telangana tradition of gifting money to one’s sisters on Rakhi, KCR gifted Ms Vijayashanti `1 lakh after she tied the rakhi and offered sweets to him.

KCR drove to Ms Vijayashanti’s residence where Raksha Bandan was celebrated by TRS activists with gaiety. “I need `10 lakh to gift all my sisters. I have nine sisters and Vijayashanti is the tenth one,” said KCR.

He wished all success to the Medak MP and prayed for a great political career for her in the future. When he returned to his residence, he was greeted by his other sisters who gathered to tie rakhis along with the party’s women workers. Sources close to the TRS chief, however, said that he had gifted smaller amounts to his sisters and not `1 lakh as he had gifted Ms Vijayashanti.

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Rana Tweets on drugs racket Case

, exposed Tollywood is huffing, puffing and throwing diva like tantrums ever since it became public knowledge that many of its members are into substance abuse. These guys are so used to chamchagiri, awards and ribbon cutting events, that nobody dare point a finger at them.

Actor Rana Daggubati has been tweeting crazy rants against the media. “The hand that rules the newspaper thinks it rules cinema!! Less do they know that they need to rule their own brains before writing!”

What Rana needs to realise is that apart from a few crazed fans, everyone else is laughing. “Guilty conscience pricks the mind”, is the trending topic.

Actress Madhushalini too better tell her chamchas to back off, lest the rants against the media backfire on her with more sordid details.

The cops have solid evidence. The arrested Ugandan national Patrick has been giving them every possible link. The junior cops are delighted with this breaking news, admit the big guns in Tollywood have been pleading with the senior officers to hush up the whole case. “The case may just be hushed up... too much pressure from the rich families... they are all friends of our seniors,” said a junior officer who admits they will be very disappointed if after all their hard work, the accused get away.

Confident that their clout will stop the cops from delving further into the racket, many actors are giving bold statements like “We are ready to give blood tests to prove our innocence.”

A few decades back, actor Sanjay Dutt, at the beginning of his career, too gave heartfelt statements like “I gave blood to my mother, who is fighting cancer. Do you think I would do that if I am doing drugs?” Everyone has the answer to that question!

People dabbling with contraband, aren’t really the most honest bunch around. So in answer to another of Rana Daggubati’s tweet which goes, “If a donkey bray (sic) at you, do you bray back at them?? And the donkey here starts with a Big D!”

Guess it’s D for Daggubati Rana.
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Shankar's Robo Beats James Bond ?

,'s magnum-opus Endhiran has already broken many records. If, for a first, the music was launched in Malaysia, the songs of Endhiran were top-sellers in Apple's iStore in two days' time. Being the costliest Indian movie ever, Endhiran now has another feather in his cap. The song "Kilimanjaro" from the Endhiran album is a big hit. Sung by Javed Ali and Chinmayee, this song has been shot in the Machu Pichu mountain range. Situated in Peru, this Lost land of the Incas is one of the wonders of the world.

Now if you are wondering what is the connection with James Bond, read along. Machu Pichu is a UNESCO World heritage site and attracts a lot of tourists from around the world. A request to shoot the James Bond movie 'Quantum of Solace' was turned down, a couple of years back, as the place is rarely used for shooting. Now aren't we proud that Endhiran has been shot in the same place where no commercial film has ever been filmed before? That’s how you beat James Bond round and square!
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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Komaram Puli Ticket @ Rs.75/-?

The elections that took place brought a black mark on megastar Chiranjeevi and his brother in law Allu Aravind. Apparently, the allegation was that they sold the PRP tickets and made a fortune out of it. That is one reason why many say that Chiru could not fulfill his dream of becoming a CM., another grapevine has begun to make rounds. Sources reveal that both Chiru and his ‘Bava’ are now working out plans so that the ticket fare for ‘Komaram Puli’ be increased from Rs 50 to Rs 75 and the benefits can be reaped. This would mean that the small time movie makers and other technicians will have a tough time.
It is now heard that the small budget movie makers realize the consequences of this so they are setting out on a full scale initiative to write as many letters as possible to the government. If the buzz is true then it is not only a blow to the small budget movie makers but also for the audience who are keenly awaiting this movie.
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Siddharth & Rana Praises Two Top Heroes

Two Tollywood Heroes Praising Ram Charan and NTR It is quite common that when one Hero says that other Hero is close to me, a soft corner falls on the Hero. Now Two tollywood Heroes are trying to do same by praising Young Tiger Jr.NTR and Ram Charan. Lover Boy Siddharth is praising Jr.NTR and Rana praising Ramcharan. It seems like that both Heroes were trying hard to turn the Jr.NTR and Ramcharan audience to their side.

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Aish donates her eyes

        Blue-green eyed beauty Aishwarya Rai has decided to leave behind her best assets after her death.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan        Aishwarya who is recognized by the world as an actress with astonishing beauty, has decided to donate her beautiful eyes after she dies. The actress will do it for the Eye Bank Association of India that is continuously spreading the awareness about eye donation.
        Aishwarya has pledge her eyes saying, “People know me more because of my eyes. So, I decided to donate my eyes.”

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

The actress is also supported by veteran actor Om Puri who urges the Mumbaikars to pledge their eyes. The campaign is on till August 31.
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Sameera Injured at shooting

, Sameera Reddy met with an accident while shooting for Priyadarshan’s Bullet Train.
A unit source said, “Sameera was to perform a stunt on a bike. Though unfamiliar with handling a two wheeler, Sameera was very excited about doing the stunt and insisted on doing it herself.”
The moment Sameera rode the bike, she was confident that she could manage the stunt scene. “But the bike went out of control because Sameera was too tall to handle it. She lost her balance and fell. Worse, the bike fell over her and she injured her neck,” said our source.
The fall, however, did not stop her from completing the scene. Despite the injury Sameera insisted that she would do the stunt scene herself. Priyadarshan made it a point to change the bike though. “A bike that was more apt for Sameera’s height was brought in and she completed the shot with panache,” said our source.
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After Mahesh Its now Kalyan Ram's Turn for Title Controversy

Some days back it was announced that Nandamuri hero Kalyan Ram who always likes to do his films without any publicity is now gearing up for a new flick that has Sana Khan pairing opposite him and who is also making her Telugu debut with this film as well. The film has been titled as ‘Katti’ before but as the producer Danayya has already registered with the same title, the NTR arts banner has decided to change the title for Kalyan Ram film and to go in Mahesh Babu’s way. The unit decided to add prefix Kalyan Ram to Katti and to rename it as ‘Kalyan Ram Katti’ just as Mahesh did it for ‘Mahesh Khaleja’. said that as the film chamber has passed a new rule that if the similar title by adding such prefixes comes, first they should bring no objection certificate (NOC) from the producer who originally registers it. So finally Kalyan Ram decided to go for a new title and not Katti now.
It is being directed by Malli who earlier directed Kalyan Ram’s ‘Abhimanyu’ and is being produced by NTR Arts banner. Mani Sharma is scoring the music. The upcoming actress Saranya Mohan is playing Kalyan Ram’s sister in the film.
So what else- Kalyan Ram should go for another title?
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Soundarya Rajinikanth Marriage on sep 3rd.

soundarya Rajinikanth Engagement wedding marriage Photos
Rajinikanth has begun distributing the invitation cards for the wedding of his youngest daughter Soundarya Rajinikanth. Soundarya, who heads Ocher Studios, is engaged to Ashwin Ramkumar, son of an industrialist. The betrothal took place on February 17, 2010 at the Park Sheraton Hotel in Chennai. The engagement was attended by the Tamil Nadu CM M. Karunanidhi and his family members.
The Superstar, along with his family members, recently invited the Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi personally for the wedding that is to take place at the Raja Muthiah Hall on September 3rd.
Soundarya began her career in the tinsel town as a graphic designer and turned producer with the movie Goa, directed by Venkat Prabhu. She is currently directing and producing the 3D animation flick Sultan – The Warrior.
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Colors Swathi to pair with Sunil in RGV Direction

,         Swathi-Sunil in RGV film Colours and Subramaniapuram fame Swathi will be the heroine opposite Sunil in Ram Gopal Varmas forthcoming Telugu film Katha, Screenplay, Dharsakatvam: Appala Raju. After a gap of 12 years, this is the first time Ram Gopal Varma is directing a straight Telugu film. Produced by Kiran Kumar Koneru of Sreya Productions, which earlier produced Jagapathy Babu starrer Homam, the film will start rolling on August 27. Katha, Screenplay, Dharsakatvam: Appala Raju is said to be a hilarious entertainer, yet holding all the elements of an RGV film. The film will grace screens during Sankaranthi.
          Another interesting news is that yester years heroine Sreedevi will grace the Muhurtham ceremony of this film on 27th of August.
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Top Director Turns to Anchor

,        May be  Silver Screen Stars are not satisfied with their appearance in Big Screen and they want to appear in Small Screen also.Stars Like Sai kumar , Jagapathi Babu , Jayaprada , Roja like Many showed their Talent as TV Anchors and now its Tollywood Most Succesfull Director SS Rajamouli's Turn now.
He is anchoring for a Social Cause programme in Hmtv.Regarding this He also tweeted in Twitter That
 "Am anchoring a program called "come on India" MAKING Bharat mahaan for HMTV. I think the airing is frm sept9th. Pls watch and suggest".

       We all hope The Best for the New Anchor and he will rule the Small Screen as well as Big Screen.
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T'town Actressess arrested against Brothel Case & released

,             Telugu actress Saira Banu, Jyothi, an Uzbek girl along with six others were arrested for alleged involvement in a prostitution racket. On the early hours of Monday, the Hyderabad police busted the racket at Spring Heaven Apartments in Begumpet, Hyderabad.
Police have filed case against all the accuses and have released the two actresses on bail and others have been sent to judicial custody. However, the actresses have said that they were not aware of this racket and they have been victimised.

The news comes as a shocker to Telugu film industry after Ravi Teja's brothers Bharat and Raghu were red handedly caught recently for dealing drugs with a Nigerian national.

Saira Banu has acted in many films including Simha, Bommarillu,Inkosari and she has also done many item numbers. While, Jyothi has acted in Andaru Dongale, Hungama, Aranyam etc.
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South Actor Kajal Says "I'm NOt in Love with Him"

Though Karthi has said that his parents are in search of a suitable bride for him, there is news milling in the tinsel town that Kajal Agarwal who played a lead opposite Karthi in the latest film ‘Naan Mahan Alla’ is in love with him.

On reacting to this, Kajal said, “Karthi is a friendly person. During the shooting we use to chat jollily. We use to exchange our views in the shooting spots that how we should act in the next scene. Seeing this people thought that we were in love. There is no truth in the news. It is only a rumor. I am giving importance to Tamil and Telugu films. I am not in a hurry to act in Hindi films. I am concentrating in stories.

I accept the films where my role has importance. I have acted in three Tamil films. I am also learning Tamil now. I am acting in four Telugu films.”
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Actor Nag is a Non-Vegetarian


         It is said that Yuvasamrat Nagarjuna couldn't eat without Non-Veg items it seems. But Amala is a member of Blue-cross society and opposes killing of Hens, goats etc,. Nag also used to be as Vegeterian in front of Amala earlier.
        Now Hero is asking his chefs to prepare Chicken items, Mutton Items which is causing angry to Amala it seems.
        Amala should know that His Husband is a Great Actor!!
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