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‘Darbar’ Shoot On Hold After Stone Pelting: Reports

The shooting of Darbar, starring Rajinikanth and Nayanthara, in Mumbai reportedly hit a roadblock after the students of a college, where the shoot was in progress, protested against the crew’s strict rules.

As per an India Today report, the crew of Darbar objected to clicking pictures and taking videos on the sets and barricaded the shooting area.

Students of the college were reportedly upset and they allegedly pelted stones at the crew from the terrace of the building.

After the reported incident, director AR Murugadoss complained to the college management and the India Today report added that he is also considering changing the shooting location.

Darbar is a cop drama, which brings Rajinikanth and AR Murugadoss together for the first time.

Rajinikanth started filming Darbar in Mumbai on April 22 and Nayanthara, who co-starred with the 68-year-old actor in Chandramukhi and Kuselan, joined him a day later.

Pictures of Rajinikanth on the sets of Darbar were shared on social media.

Dil Raju Stays Away From Mahesh Babu

Dil Raju was supposed to be the sole producer for Mahesh’s twenty fifth film Maharshi. However, Mahesh asked Dil Raju to give a share for Aswini Dutt to who the superstar has committed to do a movie long back.

Later PVP joined as the third producer due to his prior commitment with director Vamsi Paidipalli.

Mahesh promised to do another project for Dil Raju, but he has once again asked for a joint production with Anil Sunkara.

Although Dil Raju considered being a part of #Mahesh26 directed by Anil Ravipudi, he has now opted out of it according to grapevine.

Anil Sunkara is ready to produce it all by himself and also offered a mindboggling amount as remuneration for Mahesh.

Dil Raju has a commitment each with Anil Ravipudi and Mahesh Babu. He doesn’t want to utilize both for a joint venture.

Also Dil Raju is reportedly upset with his previous joint venture Maharshi where he couldn’t control anything from budget to the business.

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RRR’s Full form Ragupati Raghava Rajaram?

Rajamouli and his team reportedly have locked the final title for “RRR”. As Rajamouli mentioned earlier, “RRR” will be the title in all the four languages it is being made.

“RRR” has now got full form. Going by a latest poster the team has shared on platform, they seemed to have locked ‘RRR: Ragupati Raghava Rajaram’ as its complete title.

When Rajmouli first announced “RRR”, he said it is abbreviation for their names Rajamouli, NT’R’ and Ram Charan as the trio had collaborated for this mega project.

Since “RRR” became quite popular, he is using it as the title as it is catchy and can easily be trended well on social media.

As the film is set in 1920’s pre-Independence era, Ragupati Raghava Rajaram rings well for this theme. Incidentally, Ragupati Raghava Rajaram was Mahatma Gandhi’s most favorite Bhajan song.

“RRR” is under progress in Hyderabad. Ram Charan is essaying the role of younger version of Manyam king Alluri Seetharama Raju and NTR will be seen as Komaram Bheem, the tribal warrior of Adilabad.

Alia Bhatt has been cast opposite Ram Charan but lead heroine for NTR is yet to be finalized. Nithya Menen is being considered for one role.

Maharshi Trailer: Mahesh Steals The Thunder As Rishi

Maharshi couldn’t excite with its clumsily cut teaser, but the trailer is bang on the target.

Director and editor have taken good care to give an insight into the character of Rishi and also his journey.

Mahesh plays a character that goes through various phases of life in Maharshi and the trailer is all about him and only him.

Rishi is an ambitious guy who aims big and achieves big, but finds the real meaning of life and success elsewhere.

Mahesh looks super handsome in all three getups, but the student avatar is the best of the lot. Rishi’s ideologies, his thoughts and journey seems to be interesting and also intriguing.

Director Vamsi Paidipalli packs in all the commercial elements into the trailer that is sure to set high expectations on the film.

The film looks content rich and also highly entertaining and seems to be a perfect landmark film for the superstar.

The trailer of #Mahesh25 has achieved that its teaser and audio failed to.

Maharshi produced by Dil Raju, Aswini Dutt and PVP is all set for release on May 9. Get ready to join the journey of Rishi who fears failure and goes to any extent to avoid it.

Nithya Menen As ‘Komaram Bheem’ NTR’s Jodi

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Rajamouli is busily canning key scenes in the most prestigious multi-starrer of the era #RRR.

The star cast of #RRR is not completely finalized yet. Rajamouli is still hunting for a foreign actress to play Komaram Bheem’s love interest.

Daisy Edgar Jones who was finalized for the role has walked out due to personal reasons.

There is another female character who admires Bheem played by Tarak. If the buzz is to be believed Nithya Menen has been roped up for the tribal girl character that admires Bheem.

Alia Bhatt is playing Alluri Sitaramaraju’s (played by Charan) pair. Rajamouli is making sure to have the best and widely popular actors even for cameo appearances.

#RRR is aiming for release on July 2020 release, but the filming is currently behind schedule due to casting issues and the injured lead actors.

#RRR is a pan India film with universal emotions and relatable subject.

Russell Slams KKR for ‘Bad Decisions’

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One of the most destructive batsmen in world cricket, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) all-rounder Andre Russell has taken the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) by storm with virtuoso displays, amassing 406 runs in 10 innings at a strike rate of 209.27.

But the same cannot be said about his team as KKR have now lost their last six games and are placed sixth in the points table with 8 points after 11 games. And Russell feels that bad decisions cost KKR the games, as they used the wrong bowlers at the wrong time.

“We have been making bad decisions, (and if we keep repeating them) we will always lose games and that’s what we’ve been doing. I could pinpoint a few games where had we just looked to bowl in the right areas or maybe, bowl bowlers who could have restricted the game, it would have made a difference,” Russell rued.

Terming KKR the worst fielding side, Russell opined that the batting hasn’t been the problem.

“The batting hasn’t been struggling really. We got the totals that we should have defended. We’ve been the worst fielding team so far,” he said.

Russell had previously expressed his desire to bat at No. 4. Quizzed whether that has been discussed, the Jamaican said he would be used as a floater in the team.

“I have had conversations with the coach. He’s backing me to go in whenever the team needs me. They are going to have me as a floater now instead of me always batting down the order. If they need me to bat at No. 3-4, that would be my job,” he said.

On the team morale, Russell said since KKR’s defeat to Rajasthan Royals on Thursday, he has not stepped out of his hotel room.

“I have been in my room for the last couple of days. After losing one game after another, I’m not the type of guy who would walking around, pretending that I’m doing something good. We have to have passion inside and not show it on TV. I am very passionate inside,” Russell said.

Talking about KKR’s match against Mumbai Indians on Sunday, Russell said it will take a miracle for them to beat Rohit Sharma and Co.

“We played Rajasthan Royals and were defeated by a weak batting order. If we can’t restrict the other team at 170+ with our bowling, we are going to need miracles against a strong team like MI,” he said.

The 30-year, who got a World Cup call up from the West Indies riding on his stellar displays, was the reason KKR won three of their four games so far before succumbing to six defeats on the bounce.

Russell was adjudged Man of the Match in those three games, the most sensational being his 13-ball 48* against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Bengaluru on April 5, when he snatched victory from the jaws of defeat.

“I have never feared any bowler. Never. Bowlers fear me,” Russell said.

Russell was asked if the likes of Jasprit Bumrah and Lasith Malinga could trouble him on Sunday. “I’m not bragging, I can get out in one ball tomorrow or the first ball they bowl can go for six.

“Bumrah is a top bowler, so is Malinga. But they are human beings too. They can bowl a few balls that slip off their fingers, don’t come out like they normally do. And I’m in business then,” said Russell who has so far plundered 42 sixes, the highest by a distance this season.

KKR need to win their remaining three games and hope other results go their way in order to make it to the playoffs.

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It’s a wrap for ‘Dear Comrade’

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‘Dear Comrade’ starring the hit pair, Vijay Deverakonda and Rashmika Mandanna, has wrapped up the shooting.

The entire team of the film posed for a snap with shooting getting done. Director Bharat Kamma has thanked each and everyone who are part of this project for more than a year.

‘Dear Comrade’ is an intense emotional drama with student politics on the backdrop. The teaser got a tremendous response with Vijay fighting with one guy at one end and locking lips with Rashmika at the other end. Also the first song was an instant hit.

The post-productions works will begin shortly.

Justin Prabhakaran is composing music for the film while Sujith Sarang handled the cinematography.

Mythri Movie Makers and Big Ben Cinemas banners are jointly producing ‘Dear Comrade.’

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Samantha’s most memorable birthday

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The Akkineni Kodalu, Samantha has turned a year old on Sunday but this is probably her most memorable and happiest birthday and it has all the right reasons too.

Majili is the first reason. This is her first film with Naga Chaitanya post their wedding. The film went on to become a biggest hit in Chay’s career.

The other reason is Samantha is continuing her success streak at the box office.

‘Rangasthalam, ‘U Turn’ ‘Super Delux’ are all blockbusters and Samantha’s performance from all her previous movies very different from each other. As an actress, she is very satisfied the way her career is moving.

Now Samantha has ‘Oh Baby!’ and ‘96’ remake. Both the films have unique content and so we can expect a lot more from her.

Anyway wishing Samantha Akkineni many more happy returns of the day and hope she continues to entertain us like she always does.