Dulquer Releases ‘Contessa’ Teaser
Newbie director Sudeep E S’ film Contessa, starring Appa Sarath, has a new teaser, which Dulquer Salmaan released it recently and teaser hints that the film will have many thrilling moments, complete with action and sharp dialogues. Contessa also has Sinil Sainudheen starring in a major role. The film’s story, script and dialogues are by Riyaz.
Vidya To Star In Dhanush’s ‘Maari 2’
Vidya Pradeep, who is basking in the success of her Iravakku Aayiram Kangal, has been roped in to play an important role in Dhanush’s next film with Balaji Mohan namely Maari 2. Produced by Dhanush’s Wunderbar Films, Malayalam actor Tovino Thomas is playing the main antagonist with Sai Pallavi playing the female lead. The makers have also roped in actors Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Krishna & Robo Shankar to play supporting roles. Music composer Yuvan Shankar Raja is in charge of music and has already composed a song crooned by maestro Ilaiyaraaja. Being directed by Balaji Mohan, who helmed the first part, Maari 2 is touted to be a sequel to the gangster film that came out in 2014.
Samuthirakani Announces ‘Appa 2’
On Father’s Day, when all the celebrities were seen wishing their fathers by sharing their pictures and recalling sweet memories, director-cum actor Samuthirakani decided to announce his sequel to Appa. He had tweeted a picture with few of the main cast of his film Appa, captioning it “Velvom”. Appa, was a sequel to his 2012 film Saattai, where he played a school teacher changing the lives of many students in a Government school. In Appa, he was seen as a father helping out his son and their friends to deal with the pressure the education system put on them. The film also had Thambi Ramaiah playing a crucial role and had music by maestro Ilaiyaraaja. Going by the picture and the day he has chosen to share the news with the audience, it looks like the sequel will also revolve around fatherhood.
Anjali’s New Horror Thriller Titled
Anjali, who is currently part of 3D horror film Lisaa, will now be part of another horror thriller, titled O. Directed by debutante Praveen Biggod, who has worked on many independent films, O will be a heroine-centric film. “It is a pure horror film that takes place predominantly inside a house. Anjali plays Punitha, a character who gets scared easily and is able to feel the existence of negative energy around her. She faces a problem and how she gets out of it forms the plot,” says the director, who adds, “We are planning this as a Tamil-Telugu bilingual. The shoot will begin once Anjali completes her current projects.”
High Court Judgment In Long Pending Trisha Case
For the year 2010-2011 actress Trisha had led income tax returns and had not disclosed a number of Rupees 3.52 Crores and paid her tax for the remaining amount. However later led revised tax returns and brought the amount in. The IT department however alleged her of purposefully concealing her income and levied a penalty of Rs. 1.11 Crores. Trisha led an appeal at the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal in Nungambakkam and they ruled in favor of her. The IT department then went to the High Court and the case came up for hearing recently on. The judges dismissed the case stating that “We have concluded that the assessee is not guilty of deliberate concealment of income and is not liable to be mulcted with penalty under the Income Tax Act.”
‘Pantham’ Audio Date Out And Release Date Final
Gopichand starrer Pantham, directed by debutante K. Chakravarthy, is all set to be released. The makers said, “This is the seventh film for our banner and we are glad it is a landmark film for Gopichand. We have gone all out and left no stone unturned in the production. The post-production of the film is presently going on.” The release event in Vizag will follow later. The makers have confirmed the film’s release date as 5th Jul, 2018. Music is by Gopi Sundar. Dialogues are by Ramesh Reddy. The screenplay is by K. Chakravarthy and Bobby (K. S. Ravindra). The cinematography is by Prasad Murella.
‘Geethanjali 2’ Is Now On The Cards
One of the best horror-comedy films and 2014’s all-time hit Geethanjali is all set to roll into its sequel. The film’s first look was released by choreographer, actor and director Prabhudheva on his twitter account recently. The poster showcases Anjali with the title of the movie as Geethanjali 2. This movie will be produced by Kona Venkat under Kona films Corporation in association with MVV Cinemas. Heroine Anjali will be playing the lead role, and details of the remaining cast and crew are awaited. The initial part Geethanjali was directed by Raj Kiran, featuring Srinivas Reddy and Anjali in the lead roles. Now, it remains to be seen who’ll play the male lead opposite Anjali in the sequel.
Language Is Not A Barrier For Aditi Rao Hydari
Aditi Rao Hydari who recently made her Tollywood debut with the romantic entertainer, Sammohanam shared that she doesn’t mind working in any language, if the role is good, Aditi Rao Hydari also added that she is willing to work in those projects she could personally connect to. The versatile actress who made her debut in South with Kaatru Veliyidai, said she began to receive offers from southern filmmakers after noted director, Mani Ratnam offered her Kaatru Veliyidai. But the actress revealed that she wants to work with noted directors like Gautham Menon, Mysskin, Karthik Subharaj, Sekhar Kammula, Tharun Bhascker and Mani Ratnam, besides adding that she wanted to do as many films as possible with these eminent filmmakers. The actress will be seen playing an astronaut in noted Tollywood director, Sankalp Reddy’s upcoming space-thriller.
Mehreen Questioned By Officials In US
Days after the news that a Tollywood co-producer named Kishan Modugumudi and his wife were arrested by Chicago police for running a prostitution racket involving Tollywood actress, the US Department of Homeland & Immigration seems to have gone overboard by questioning a visiting Telugu actress. The one in question is Mehreen Pirzada, who was most recently visiting US after she was done with a Pantham schedule in Canada. This is apparently to find out the purpose of her visit, etc. The Punjabi diva was questioned only because she told the officials that she was a Tollywood actress! This is proving at its worst. The Mahanubhavudu and Raja The Great actress recently stated that she was upset by the incident.
Nazriya Expresses Her Thanks To Her Fans
The moment actress Nazriya Nazim’s song from Koode and a few other glimpses of her was out, fans went gaga over how the young actress has not changed a bit over the past few years. They said she looks and behaves just like the chirpy young actress, who stole their hearts with her child-like persona. So Nazriya Nazim took to the film’s social networking page to express her gratitude towards the audience through a video. In the clip, she says that words fall short when she tries to talk about the sweet welcome fans have given her. She said she did not realize she had taken a break of four years, until she witnessed the kind of response and comments fans gave her for the song titled “Aararo” from Koode.
Katheyondu Shuruvagide Is A Simple And Breezy Story
Pleasant, refreshing and feel-good, these are among the many comments the trailer of Katheyondu Shuruvagide received since it was released a few days ago. Debutante director Senna Hegde describes his film as an easy, breezy and lighthearted film that is not preachy. “I hope that people who watch this film will enjoy the two-hour-35-minutes completely and have a smile on their face throughout. Even if they forget the movie afterwards, it’s OK; I just want them to enjoy it while they are watching it,” says Senna Hegde Shot in 30 days across multiple locales like Bengaluru, Mysuru, Dakshina Kannada, Puducherry and Munnar, the film is a simple story of a meeting of lost souls over four days.
Manoranjan Heads To Mysuru For His Next
After shooting extensive portions of his last release Brihaspati in namma Mysuru, Manoranjan Ravichandran is back in town, this time for his film Chillum, in which he plays a drug smuggler. Director J Chandrakala says, “We were supposed to shoot in Mysuru earlier this week, but owing to incessant rain we had to push the schedule by a few days. We are looking at shooting at a heritage building for sequences that trace the journey of Manoranjan’s character’s childhood days, which will also feature Ragvendra Rajkumar. A montage song that captures the heritage value of Mysuru will also be canned. Devaraj will be seen in a cop’s role in the movie.”