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Akhil 2: More action & Less romance

Akhil’s upcoming film #Akhil 2 has been creating lot of buzz ever since the film went on the floors.  Several titles like 'Malli Kaluddam', 'Junnu', 'Ekkada Ekkada Undo Taraka', ‘Hello’  have been doing rounds, but no title has been finally decided. Akhil made his debut with ‘Akhil:The Power of Jua’ in which he saved  the world from a major catastrophe but unfortunately the film was bombed at the box office.  n nAccording to the latest update,  his second film in the direction of Vikram Kumar of Manam and 24 fame, will have more action and less romance.  Recently a still got leaked on social media  that shows  Akhil is kicking the villain and his lover is seen kissing him on the cheek. The chopper in the background, people dressed in suits and holding guns, and that cityscapes  proves that upcoming venture  will be an action romance.  The sources close to the film unit say that Akhil is essaying youngster who falls in the love of a girl who gets kidnapped and  then he takes up the mission of bring her back from Kidnappers. Akhil’s debut Akhil: The power of Jua was based on the theme ‘Save the World’ and it seems #Akhil 2 is based on ‘Save the lover’. Vikram Kumar has roped in French action choreographers to design action stunts and it is heard that the action episodes are being shot Hollywood style.n nKalyani Priyadarshan, the daughter of director Priyadarshan and Lissy, is playing the female lead role in the film which is being bankrolled by Nagarjuna Akkineni  under the banner of Annapurna Studios.

Best Host: Jr NTR wows viewers

It is well known that Jr NTR is one of the biggest reasons for the Bigg Boss Telugu show turning out to be a hit. After last weekend's double elimination and Navdeep's wildcard entry, things are now heating up in the house.  The Saturday episode of Telugu Bigg Boss have entered the much watch list of many  of the households in  Telugu States.   The reason behind it- Young Tiger Jr. NTR, who is winning the heart as a host with his versatility. He entertained the audiences  in the last night episode dancing with the housemates.  In compare of the contestants, Tarak enjoyed more the ‘Horror Musical Chairs’ game and enthralled the audiences.   Temper actor is turning out to be the best among the  Celebrity hosts. The first season of the show went on air on 16th  July and has been declared a big hit already. On Digital, Bigg Boss Telugu is trending nationwide on social media platforms. Tarak is doing wonderful job of connecting with the contestants.n nThe controversial reality show Bigg Boss has actors Archana, Hari Teja, Mumaith Khan, Jyothi, Diksha Panth (Wild Card), Navdeep (Wild Card), Sameer, Prince Cecil, Siva Balaji, Sampoornesh Babu, Dhanraj, Madhu Priya, Kalpana Raghavendra, Aadarsh, Mahesh Kathi and TV host Karthiga.n n nOn the other-side, NTR is busy in his  upcoming much awaited film ‘Jai Lava  Kusa’ in the direction of Bobby in which Niveda Thomas and Raashi Khanna is playing the female lead.  Except two songs, the entire shoot has been wrapped up.

Sexy Mandana in Baywatch mode

nnnMandana Karimi, who became famous overnight with a stint in Bigg Boss 9,  has acted in few Bollywood movies like  Roy, Bhag Johnny, Main aur Charles, Khyaa Kool Hain Hum 3. Mandana was an air hostess by profession and slowly she shifted to moedlling where she obtained name and success. She worked in HongKong, Middle East and India. She  was in the news recently  for filing  a domestic violence and harassment complaint against her husband Gaurav Gupta. The actress has been super active on social media and recently posted a super hot picture of herself in a red baywatch swimsuit. The sexy Siren looks absolutely gorgeous as she shows off her sexy curves and toned body in this red swimsuit. n nAccording to Mandana, she is comfortable in her own skin and doesn't try too hard to impress or copy anyone else. On the otherside, she withdrew her complaint against Gaurav some time back and is now teaching underprivileged kids at an NGO.nnn

Leaked! Pawan’s look from Trivikram film

#PSPK25, the upcoming movie of Power star Pawan Kalyan with his long time friend and director Trivikram Srinivas is shooting at a fast pace. The duo are so bucked up about the project and their collaboration has already set hopes high. Apparently, a leaked picture of Pawan’s  look from the film is doing rounds on the internet and fans are going crazy to look at the actor.  Though  first look and the film’s title were not unveiled by the team,  but  Pawan’s fans and movie lovers are getting satisfied  with on location pic.n nThe team has decided to release the title logo and the first look poster of  #PSPK25 on 2nd September on the occasions of Pawan’s birthday. Two actresses Keerthy Suresh and Anu Emmanuel are playing the female lead in the film, being bankrolled by Radhakrishna under the banner of Harika and Hassine Creations whereas it has the music by Anirudh Ravichander.

Shraddha Das shocking comments

Casting couch is Indian Film Industry’s worst kept secret. Many of  actors and actresses have had to face this ugly side of Film Industry, some gave in to the demands of the producers/directors while others chose to maintain their dignity, had faith in their talent and denied or escaped it.  So many actresses have come out attacking the producers who support this culture and  actress Shraddha Das also entered the list. After Allari Naresh ‘Siddu from Srikakulam’ movie she did few movies but didn’t get success. She was last seen in Nandamuri  Balakrishna’s Dictator where she sizzled in item song. n nRecently in media  interaction, talking about casting couch she said, “ The casting couch is not just limited to Bollywood. It is there in Tamil, Kannada and Malayali films  Industries too. I  also faced lot of troubles due to this in the early stage of my career.  When I refused,  I was thrown out of the project. People used to blackmail me and also cut off my parts from the film too. Many would ask me directly and few indirectly but they used to hint at sexual favours. I condemned all of them and proved myself in the industry.”

Ghost queen shaves her head

Actress poorna - "The ghost queen of Telugu films” who has acted in several Telugu  movies like Avunu, Avunu 2, Rajugari Gadhi, will be next seen in upcoming rural action Tamil film Kodi Veeran, directed by Muthaiya and stars Sasi Kumar in the lead. The film is being shot in Madurai. Poorna who plays a  crucial role in the film has apparently made a bold move to shave her head bald for Kodi Veeran. It looks like Poorna has shown exceptional dedication and understanding of the character in agreeing to go bald for the role. Jayammu Nischayammu Raa actress is confident the role will earn her recognition and hence she says that she is ready to take any kind of decision for the same.Sources say that Poorna will be seen in negative role.  When she was asked  if she has tonsured her head for the role, she laughed and said, “I can’t deny the news. Honestly, I don’t know much about the story. I only know my character and what I need to do. I blindly trust the director and sign the project.” Actor Vidharth plays a crucial role in the film, which has Sanusha and Mahima Nambiar  as leading ladies.

Nagarjuna’s clue about Akhil film title

Ever Since Akhil 2 went on the floor, there were guess work that Akkineni Akhil’s second film could be either titled Ekkada Ekkada Vundo Taraka’, ‘Junnu’ or ‘Rangula Ratnam’ but King Nagarjuna who is bankrolling  the film under the banner of Annapurna Banner, has thrown a  hint to pick up the title of Akhil 2 from his famous song and he also posted  his famous song ‘Hello Guru Prema Kosameroi Jeevitham’ from ‘Nirnayam’ movie on his twitter handle. Nag also said that the title of the film is derived from this particular song.   He tweeted, “guess @AkhilAkkineni8 's next movie name hidden in this iconic song? Watch out for the 2nd clue by @chay_akkineni & @Samanthaprabhu2 tom”. The netizens are guessing the titles and saying that Premkosame Jeevitham and Hello Guru might be the titles. But the sources close to the film unit reveal that the title of #Akhil 2 is ‘Hello’ as  Nagarjuna has registered the same title in film Chamber. An official confirmation is awaited.Kalyani Priyadarshan is playing the love interest  of Akhil in this action and romantic entertainer, which is being helmed by Vikram Kumar of Manam fame.  Kalyani who worked as an assistant director for Vikram’s ‘Inkokkadu’ is the daughter of star director Priyadarshan and Lissy. The title and first look poster of Akhil’s second film will be out on 21st August.

No permission for Mahesh in Lucknow

After delivering successful social message oriented  movie ‘Srimanthudu’, once again Superstar Mahesh Babu  teamed up with Koratala Siva for political drama ‘Bharat Ane Nenu’ in which Mahesh will essay Chief Minister of the state. Earlier this week, the film unit headed to  Lucknow- The City of Nawab, for a major Schedule. But according to the latest update the team has come back to Hyderabad. The team has reportedly been denied permission by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to shoot at the few heritage sites like Moosabagh, Jahangirabad Palace in Lucknow, UP.  The makers planned to shot  few action sequences  but ASI expressed concerns over the safely of the historic buildings and denied the permission.Bollywood beauty Kiara Advani is playing the female lead and Prakash Raj is essaying a crucial role. The big budget entertainer is being bankrolled by DVV Danayya and the film has the music by Devi Sri Prasad.On the other-side,  Mahesh is planning to fly Romania along with team for the shoot of last song of AR Murugadoss's Spy thriller drama Spyder, which is scheduled to hit the theaters on 27th September.

Queen of heart cut hair for cancer patients

The 26-year-old model and actress Oviya  aka Helen Nelson has won millions of heart and  has become the talk of town  in Chennai after quitting   Kamal Haasan’s  reality show Tamil Bigg Boss.  Now the actress  is set to make her Telugu debut.  She  will be next seen in Ramesh Gopi’s ‘Idhi Naa Love Story’ in which Tarun is playing the lead role.  Oviya's new haircut generated quite a buzz, with rumours floating that she had been forced to chop off her hair because she was undergoing "treatment".The favourite contestant of Bigg Boss opened up about her hair cut and said, she cut her hair and donated to a  company that makes wigs for cancer patient. In the video message, the actress said, “I was surprised and overwhelmed that I got this much love and affection from the people. But I am not returning to the show as a wild card entry. I will continue my movie career and I am focusing more on that. I cut my hair to donate to a company that makes wigs for cancer patient and not out of mental depression or head surgery treatment as rumored by many”. She was speaking from her home in Kochi.

Rana & Naveen in Viu’s web series Social

Baahubali star Rana Daggubati, who is basking in the glory of  recently released political thriller drama ‘Nene Raju Nene Mantri’, is already doing a chat show  for Viu titled ‘No.1 Yaari’. According to the latest update,  first time Ghazi actor will be seen doing a fiction drama on digital platform. TVF Pitchers fame Naveen Kasturia will also play the other lead.  Titled  ‘Social’, the web-series, will be launched in the first week of September  on Viu.The sources close to Viu say, “The web series will be a fast paced thriller and revolves around the social media obsession among the youth.  It is all about the story a girl who gets kidnapped and about  the journey of her brother (Naveen) who  in trying to find her. Rana will play the main lead in the show.”Naveen Kasturia has also confirmed the news  by saying that the show has gone on floors and will be one entertaining pot boiler.  On the work side, Naveen will be seen in Bose.