Telugu Film Producers In A Fix
The new release date of Shankar’s 2.0, starring Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar, has thrown some film producers of Telugu cinema off-guard. With the juggernaut release in April, some of the producers of the Telugu film industry are in a fix to change the release dates of their films to avoid a clash at the box office. Producer Bunny Vas took to Facebook urging different organisations to find “an amicable solution”.
Decision to postpone the release of #2Point0 from January to April 2018 has created panic in Telugu trade. Leading Telugu producers are unhappy with the move. #NaaperuSurya and #BharathAneNenu had locked April for release long back. pic.twitter.com/6ylRoknpqS
— Haricharan Pudipeddi (@pudiharicharan) December 3, 2017
Mahesh Babu’s Bharat Ane Nenu, and Allu Arjun’s Naa Peru Surya are also slated for April release.
The speculations about the postponement of the release of 2.0 started when Akshay Kumar, who is part of the film, confirmed the release of his next film, Padman for Republic Day weekend. Lyca Productions, who are bankrolling this project starring Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar, and Amy Jackson, announced details about its release. The film was initially set for a January release in 2018, but has now been postponed to April. The film is directed by Shankar and has music composed by AR Rahman.
Dulquer Salmaan In Anurag Kashyap’s Manmarziyan
Dulquer Salmaan is all set to join Taapsee Pannu and Vicky Kaushal for Anurag Kashyap’s Manmarziyan, which is being produced by Aanand L Rai, according to Mumbai Mirror. The film is touted to be a love triangle. The shooting for the film will start in January. But Salmaan will be making his debut in Bollywood with Akarsh Khurana’s Karwaan, also starring Irrfan Khan and Mithila Palkar.
Khushbu Sundar Shuts Down Trolls
Actor-turned-politician Khushbu Sundar tweeted on Monday saying that she was trolled for being born as Nakhat Khan, a Muslim. The national spokesperson for the Congress has been reportedly taking potshots at the BJP.
Some trollers have made a discovery about me..my name is #NakhatKhan.. Eureka!!! Fools that’s my name given to me by my parents.. AND YES I AM A KHAN..NOW WHAT???late bloomers,wake up..u are 47 yrs late..????
— khushbusundar (@khushsundar) December 4, 2017
New Padman Poster Out
The new poster of Padman is out. The film is directed by R Balki and stars Akshay Kumar, Radhika Apte and Sonam Kapoor. It is based on the life of entrepreneur Arunachalam Muruganantham, who invented low-cost sanitary pad-making machine. The film is scheduled to release on January 26.
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) December 4, 2017
RGV-Nagarjuna’s Next To Be Titled Gun?
Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma is working again with Nagarjuna for an action film. The duo had previously worked together in critically-acclaimed Telugu films Shiva and Govinda Govinda. According to reports, RGV has registered two titles – Gun and System, however official announcement on the title is yet to be made.
“I am extremely excited that I am doing a film with Nagarjuna after nearly 25 years but contrary to some uninformed media speculations, this new film is nothing to do with Shiva, neither in character nor in story content,” Varma had earlier posted on his Facebook page.