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25-Jul-2021 New Delhi

No more just about style, Tollywood moves beyond stereotypes

The Telugu film industry or Tollywood, is one of the biggest contributors of film production in India. Many movie buffs have always associated Tollywood with just masala entertainers with its over-the-top action or larger than life song and dance sequences.However,...

18-Jul-2021 Hyderabad

Tollywood reboots: Telugu film industry jumps back into action

Bollywood is still cagey about restarting shooting work despite restrictions easing, but the Telugu film industry has jumped back to action with gusto. Filmmakers are picking up projects where they left off before lockdown, to try and wrap up films for release...

13-Jul-2021 Hyderabad

Naga Shaurya resumes shoot for rom-com with Shirley Setia

Telugu actor Naga Shaurya resumed the shoot of his untitled next film, tentatively known as NS22, here on Tuesday. The rom-com is directed by Anish Krishna and co-stars Shirley Setia.Shaurya uploaded a picture whre he strikes a pose with Shirley, Anish and...

13-Jul-2021 Hyderabad

'Rakshasudu 2' announced, star cast yet to be confirmed

Filmmaker Ramesh Varma announced the sequel to the 2019 crime thriller film "Rakshasudu" and revealed the film's poster on Tuesday. The first part starred actor Bellamkonda Sai Srinivas. However, the lead in the second film...

12-Jul-2021 Hyderabad

Ravi Teja unveils his first look in 'Ramarao On Duty'

Telugu star Ravi Teja on Monday released his first look in the upcoming film "Ramarao On Duty".Earlier two pre-looks were released from the film, which is Ravi's 68th film. However, this is the first time that Ravi's character has been shown.Ravi took to Instagram...

11-Jul-2021 New Delhi

South stars go high on sports movies

While there is a lot of hype about upcoming Bollywood sports movies such as "83", "Toofaan" or "Jersey", an entirely different crop of biggies in the genre is being readied down South.The Telugu and Tamil film industries, especially, have been increasingly...

06-Jul-2021 Mumbai

Pakkhi Hegde excited about her first multilingual film 'Manishankar'

Actress Pakkhi Hegde has predominantly worked in Bhojpuri and Marathi films, and has shared screen space with Amitabh Bachchan, Manoj Tiwari, Sachin Khedekar and Mahesh Manjrekar among others. She is now excited about her new South Indian multilingual film "Manishankar"....

30-Jun-2021 Chennai

Each day I am trying to learn about cinema : Aishwarya Lekshmi

Actress Aishwarya Lekshmi, who started her career with the Malayalam film "Njandumalude Nattil Oridavela", eventually forayed in Tamil films as well.Four years after her film debut, the actress says she still tries to learn something new every day.The actress,...

19-Jun-2021 Hyderabad

Rashmika Mandanna on 'Dear Comrade' Hindi dub crossing 250mn views

The Hindi dubbed version of the Vijay Deverakonda-starrer Telugu blockbuster "Dear Comrade" has crossed 250 million views on YouTube, and the film's lead actress Rashmika Mandanna is naturally elated."The fact that the Hindi dubbed version of the film has...

10-Jun-2021 Hyderabad

Nandamuri Balakrishna turns 61, Jr NTR and colleagues wish actor

Telugu star Nandamuri Balakrishna celebrated his birthday on Tuesday, and Tollywood and fans alike wished the veteran actor on his special day.Among the first to wish was the Balakrishna's younger brother, Jr NTR. "Birthday wishes to Bala Babai. I wish you...

09-Jun-2021 Hyderabad

Rashmika Mandanna shares pearls of wisdom for fans

Actress Rashmika Mandanna, who rose to fame with her work in Telugu films and will soon make her Bollywood debut with ‘Mission Majnu, shared a beautiful thought on Twitter on Wednesday to cheer up her followers.The actress has lately been posting positive messages...

01-Jun-2021 Chennai

Trailer of Dhanush's gangster drama 'Jagame Thandhiram' released

The trailer of National Award-winning Tamil star Dhanush's gangster drama "Jagame Thandhiram" dropped on Tuesday.Directed by Karthik Subbaraj, the film also features Aishwarya Lekshmi, Kalaiyarasan and Joju George in pivotal roles, and marks the Indian debut...

30-May-2021 Hyderabad

Allu Sirish's next titled 'Prema Kadanta'

Telugu actor Allu Sirish has redefined the meaning of love in the new posters as he announced the title of his upcoming film "Prema Kadanta" on Sunday.Sirish had been treating his fans and followers with pre-looks of the film but he announced the title on his...

30-May-2021 Hyderabad

Allu Arjun pens Bday note to brother for 'biggest moral support'

Telugu star Allu Arjun has penned a heartwarming birthday note on Sunday for his actor brother Allu Sirish, whom he called his biggest moral support.Arjun posted a picture on Instagram. The photograph features the two brothers twinning in ivory coloured sherwanis...

29-May-2021 Hyderabad

Allu Sirish reveals second pre-look of his next

Telugu actor Allu Sirish revealed the second pre-look poster of his next, whose title is yet to be announced. The actor took to Instagram on Saturday to reveal the poster.The second pre-look features Sirish holding co-star Anu Emmanuel's hand while sharing...

28-May-2021 Hyderabad

Nandamuri Kalyan Ram reveals first look of his next film 'Bimbisara'

Telugu actor Nandmuri Kalyan Ram revealed the first look and title of his upcoming film "Bimbisara" on Friday. The day also marks the birth anniversary of the actors late grandfather, legendary actor and former chief minister of Andhra Pradesh NT Rama Rao.In...

28-May-2021 Hyderabad

Shooting abroad as India battled Covid was upsetting : Raashii Khanna

Actress Raashii Khanna, who recently returned from Milan, Italy, after shooting for the Telugu film "Thank You", reveals that shooting in a foreign location, while people back home in India struggled with Covid, upset her.The actress says shooting in Italy was...

27-May-2021 Hyderabad

Allu Sirish teases fans with pre-look poster of next film

Actor Allu Sirish on Thursday released a high-on-romance pre-look of his upcoming film on Instagram. He said the name and look of this film would be announced on his birthday, May 30.The pre-look features a passionate romantic scene featuring a couple, with...

26-May-2021 Hyderabad

Nidhhi Agerwal to start one-stop organisation for Covid-related aid

Actress Niddhi Agerwal is set to launch an organisation called Distribute Love, which will be a one-stop destination for all requirements that are Covid-related.The actress, says she has put together a team to look into every request that comes through the website...

20-May-2021 Hyderabad

Telugu film 'Ek Mini Katha' set for OTT premiere on May 27

The Telugu film "Ek Mini Katha" starring Santosh Sobhan and Kavya Thapar will premiere on May 27. The poster of the film was unveiled on Thursday."The topic is so ingrained in reality that it was not difficult to portray the finer nuances of the character....

13-May-2021 Mumbai

#ThalaivarVaccinated: Daughter tweets photo of Rajinikanth's vaccination

Rajinikanth has been vaccinated for Covid-19 prevention. On Thursday, daughter Soundarya tweeted a photograph of the 70-year-old superstar getting the vaccine shot."Our Thalaivar gets his vaccine. Let us fight and win this war against Corona virus together #ThalaivarVaccinated...

09-May-2021 Mumbai

Teaser launch of Vijay Deverakonda starrer 'Liger' postponed

The teaser launch of 'Liger' starring Telugu star Vijay Deverakonda has been postponed amid the raging second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic across the country.Announcing the decision, the makers of the film said in a statement on Sunday, "During these testing...

08-May-2021 Hyderabad

Vijay Deverakonda teases fans: 'Just me in a tank top'

Telugu star Vijay Deverakonda on Saturday shared a picture on social media looking dapper in a tank top, and fans can't get enough of him.The black and white Instagram frame captures Vijay flaunting trademark wavy long hair and chiselled body in a white vest."Just...

29-Apr-2021 Hyderabad

Raashii Khanna excited to shoot in sync-sound set-up for 'Thank You'

Actress Raashii Khanna is currently shooting for her upcoming Telugu film "Thank You" in Milan. This is the first time the actress shoots using sync-sound technology and she is excited.A sync-sound set-up is one where the sound of the film recorded during a...

27-Apr-2021 Chennai

Dhanush's 'Jagame Thandhiram' to release digitally on June 18

Actor Dhanush's new Tamil film "Jagame Thandhiram" will have a direct OTT release worldwide on June 18. The film co-stars Aishwarya Lekshmi, Kalaiyarasan and Joju George, and marks the Indian debut of Scottish actor James Cosmo.The film is directed by Karthik...

24-Apr-2021 Hyderabad

Naga Chaitanya, Raashii Khanna start shoot of 'Thank You' in Milan

Actors Raashii Khanna and Naga Chaitanya Akkineni have started shooting for their upcoming Telugu film "Thank You" in Milan, Italy. The team will then be stationed in the city of Turin for 20 days for the shoot.This is Chaitanya's second film with Raashii after...

20-Apr-2021 Hyderabad

Our fear of pandemic gets instilled in our children : Lakshmi Manchu

Telugu actress Lakshmi Manchu, whose YouTube series "Chitti Chilakamma" on parenting has been getting good response, says amid the latest Covid surge, parents need to be aware that their fear of the pandemic can affect their children, too.Mother of six-year-old...

18-Apr-2021 Hyderabad

Samantha Akkineni dazzles in shimmery gold fringed dress

Telugu star Samantha Akkineni looked every-inch gorgeous dressed in a shiny gold dress.On Sunday, Samantha posted the picture on Instagram, where Samantha is seen posing in a stunning green slip dress with fringe details in the bottom.In the picture she is...

18-Apr-2021 Mumbai

'Weekend, please don't leave me' : Lavanya Tripathi

South star Lavanya Tripathi does not want the weekend to leave her, going by her post on social media.Lavanya posted a picture on Instagram on Saturday night.In the picture, the actress is seen sitting dressed in a black crop top paired with beige pants. To...

15-Apr-2021 Hyderabad

Farnaz Shetty worried about debut Telugu film shoot amid pandemic

Actress Farnaz Shetty, who has been shooting for her debut Telugu film "Indu Vadana" in the city, is concerned about how the rest of the film will be shot, given the current Covid situation.The actor informs the climax of the film is still to be shot."I just...

14-Apr-2021 Mumbai

Rashmika's parents 'almost couldn't believe' she'd work with Big B

South actress Rashmika Mandanna, who will sharing screen space with Amitabh Bachchan in the film "Goodbye", says her family almost could not believe the news that she had bagged the film."Amitabh Bachchan -- the name brings in so much respect. When my parents...

13-Apr-2021 Mumbai

New 'Acharya' poster unveiled on Ugadi

The poster of Chiranjeevis new film "Acharya" was unveiled on Tuesday, on the occasion of Udagi. The film will see the Telugu superstar co-starring with his son, actor Ram Charan. In the poster, Ram Charan strikes a romantic dance pose with Pooja Hegde.In...

10-Apr-2021 Hyderabad

I like surprising myself with different roles : Rashmika Mandanna

Actress Rashmika Mandanna, who has had a series of blockbusters in the Telugu industry, recently entered the Hindi entertainment scene with the music video of "Top tucker", sung by Uchana Amit, Jonita Gandhi, Yuvan Shankar Raja and Badshah. Even before her Bollywood...

08-Apr-2021 Hyderabad

Akhil Akkineni unveils 'Agent' first look, title on b'day

Telugu actor Akhil Akkineni on Thursday treated hi s fans to the title and his first look in the film "Agent", on the occasion of his birthday.This is the first time that Akhil and director Surender Reddy of "Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy" fame have collaborated...

06-Apr-2021 Hyderabad

Why Telugu star Adivi Sesh understands Punjabi easily

Telugu actor Adivi Sesh surprises you with his Punjabi accent. The actor further stumps you by saying that, not only the accent, he can actually fully understand the Punjabi language, although he although he never lived in northern India.The reason is his move...

05-Apr-2021 Hyderabad

Adivi Sesh's 'Major' to release in Malayalam

Actor Adivi Sesh's upcoming film "Major" will release in Malayalam language, too. The film was earlier scheduled to release only in Telugu and Hindi. The film is inspired by the life of 26/11 martyr Sandeep Unnikrishnan."All the posters that we have released...

01-Apr-2021 New Delhi

Rajinikanth to be honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke Award

Superstar Rajinikanth will be honoured with the 51st Dadasaheb Phalke Award, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar announced on Thursday.Javadekar took to Twitter to announce the news. Calling Rajinikanth "one of the greatest actors in...

01-Apr-2021 New Delhi

South stars try music video route to pan-India limelight

Telugu star Rashmika Mandana will make her Hindi debut with "Mission Majnu", but before that she surprised fans when she entered the Hindi showbiz scene with an appearance in the music video of Badshah and Yuvan Shankar Raja's latest hit, "Top Tucker".Telugu...

30-Mar-2021 Mumbai

Lavanya's mantra: Be a warrior, not a worrier

Southern actress Lavanya Tripathi has shared her motto on social media. She says she is not a worrier, but a warrior.Lavanya posted a string of pictures posing in a pretty white crop-top and jeans."Be a warrior, not a worrier," she wrote as caption.Speaking about...

29-Mar-2021 Hyderabad

Vilayati sharaab was a 'stroke of luck' : Allu Sirish

While many actors from the South have made their debut in Bollywood with film roles, Telugu actor Allu Sirish is trying the music video route. He features in video of the hit track "Vilayati sharaab" sung by Darshan Rawal and Neeti Mohan.The song is composed...

26-Mar-2021 Mumbai

Ram Charan's look in 'RRR' unveiled by SS Rajamouli

Filmmaker SS Rajamouli took to social media to unveil the first look of actor Ram Charan as Alluri Sita Ramaraju for his upcoming film "RRR".In the picture, Ram can be seen donning a dhoti and has a bow and arrow pointing at a fiery red sky."The man of bravery,...

22-Mar-2021 Thiruvananthapuram

This is not my film, but our film: Priyadarshan on 'Marakkar...'

Ace filmmaker Priyadarshan's happiness knew no bounds after he heard the news that his film "Marakkar, the Lion of Arabian Sea" (Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham in Malayalam) received the National Award for Best Feature Film.The 64-year-old Padma Shri awardee...

21-Mar-2021 Hyderabad

You don't care where the filmmaker is from : Rana Daggubati

Telugu star Rana Daggubati feels the audience only cares about the film and not where the person making the film is coming from. Rana is ready to release his new trilingual biggie "Haathi Mere Saathi". The film is scheduled to arrive in theatres on March 26,...

17-Mar-2021 Hyderabad

Telugu star Seerat Kapoor honing her skills as a singer

Telugu actress Seerat Kapoor, who will soon make her Bollywood debut with "Maarrich", has been honing her singing skills lately and she shared the fact with fans on social media.Although she hasn't sung anything on a professional level, the actress says that...

11-Mar-2021 Hyderabad/Visakhapatnam

Rise above regions, parties to save steel plant : Chiranjeevi

Telugu film industry superstar Chiranjeevi voiced support for Visakhapatnam Steel Plant (VSP) and called on people to rise above parties and regions to save it as it is a symbol of numerous sacrifices."Visakha steel plant is a symbol of numerous sacrifices....

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