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Jersey Trailer Nani Steals The Thunder

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Jersey is a sports drama starring Nani in the lead role. Nani plays the role of Arjun, a cricketer who makes an attempt to prove his worth to the world in mid thirties.

The trailer of Jersey gives away a lot about the plot, but still leaves its viewers wanting for more.

Credit to Nani’s incredibly striking performance as Arjun, who makes a living on his wife’s earnings and by borrowing from friends.

The film’s plot has some resemblances to recently released Majili that also has cricket as its backdrop. But it is Nani’s performance which makes Jersey an authentic sports drama.

He looks very natural and immensely believable as a cricketer in every aspect. Shraddha Srinath as his wife leaves a strong impression in the trailer.

The most stunning aspect of Jersey’s trailer is the cinematography and Anirudh’s background score.

Sports dramas are rarely made on Telugu screen and the director Gautham Tinnanuri seems to have made an authentic, emotional and inspirational sports film.

Sitara Entertainments bankrolled Jersey that is set to release on April 19.

Maharshi OS Sold for Rs 11.5 Cr

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At last, Mahesh Babu’s “Maharshi” has closed its overseas deal. Dil Raju who is co-producing this movie along with Ashwini Dutt and PVP wanted nearly Rs 16 Cr for overseas rights but no one came forward to pay such high price.

Finally, Great India Films that distributed Mahesh Babu’s previous films like ‘Pokiri’ and ‘Bharat Ane Nenu’ has clinched the overseas deal for Rs 11.5 Cr.

This deal includes USA, Australia, Gulf region and other overseas territories. This deal goes like this: Rs 11.5 Cr for rights, if the movie collects more than Rs 16 Cr share in overseas market, then profits will be shared by producers.

Mahesh Babu’s “Bharat Ane Nenu” was sold for higher price than “Maharshi”. BAN grossed about $3.5 million in USA and $600k in Australia and another $400k from other areas.

Despite such massive revenue, the distributors were left with no profits. Given this reason, no distributor was willing to hefty amount.

Nayanthara cast with Rajinikanth in Murugadoss film

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Actress Nayanthara, who was last seen on-screen playing a double role in horror-thriller “Airaa”, has been signed as the leading lady opposite superstar Rajinikanth in his next yet-untitled film with filmmaker A.R. Murugadoss.

On Monday, Rajinikanth’s publicist Riaz Ahmed took to Twitter to confirm Nayanthara is on board. He also denied other casting reports that have been doing the rounds.

“The rumours being speculated about the cast of ‘Thalaivar 167’ is not authentic. As of now, only Nayanthara has been roped in the film. Kindly do not spread the news until you get an official press release about the entire confirmed cast,” he tweeted.

After working with Rajinikanth in “Chandramukhi” and also briefly in “Kuselan”, this is the third time Nayanthara will be teaming up with the 68-year-old star.

Last seen on-screen playing a hostel warden with a violent past in “Petta”, Rajinikanth is believed to be playing a police officer in this project.

Popular lensman Santosh Sivan will crank the camera while Anirudh Ravichander will compose the music.

The rest of the cast and crew is yet to be revealed. The industry grapevine is that the project goes on the floors later this week in Mumbai.

Party time for Mahesh Babu and NTR

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Superstar Mahesh Babu and NTR are thick friends and they bond frequently over private parties. Top director Vamshi Paidipally hosted a lavish party last night on the occasion of his wife Malini’s birthday.

Mahesh Babu and NTR attended the grand party along with their families.

The top actors spent a great time together during the bash. Namrata shared the pictures from the birthday party on her Instagram handle.

Mahesh Babu is currently busy shooting for Maharshi which is in last leg of shoot. Vamshi Paidipally is the director and the recently released teaser got stupendous response from all the corners.

The film releases on May 9th. NTR is on a break and is waiting for Ram Charan who got injured on the sets of RRR. The shoot reinstates this month and SS Rajamouli is the director.

Ram Mandir, farmers, terror, rural development focus of BJP’s manifesto

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah on Monday released party manifesto for the Lok Sabha elections.

Manifesto described as “sankalp patra” or document of promises has been weaved on the theme of a “Sankalpit Bharat – Shashakt Bharat” or “determined India, empowered India”.

Key highlights of the manifesto

– The party is fully committed on nationalism and zero tolerance towards terrorism.

– Strengthen the strike capability of the armed forces by equipping them with modern equipment.

– Effective steps to prevent illegal immigration in North-eastern states.

Doubling farmers’ income

  • PM Kisan Samaan Nidhi Yojana for all the farmers in the country.
  • Pension for small and marginal farmers after 60 years of age to ensure social security.
  • Rs 25 lakh crore investment to improve the productivity of the farm sector.

Foundation for New India

  • All habitations to attain open defecation free status.
  • Bharatmala 2.0 to support the states to develop road networks.
  • 50 cities to be covered with a strong metro network.

Foreign Policy

  • ‘Bharat Gaurav’ to increase interaction among the Indian diaspora.
  • Increase the strength of the diplomatic and allied cadres.
  • Pursue multilateral cooperation against global evils such as terrorism and corruption.

Culture and Heritage

  • Explore all possibilities with the framework of the Constitutions to facilitate the expeditious constructions of the Ram Temple.
  • Ensure clean and uninterrupted flow of river Ganga from Gangotri to Ganga Sagar.
  • Stands firmly on the commitment to bring a Uniform Civil Code.

Inclusive Development

  • Ensure access to banking facilities within a radius of 5 km.
  • Pension for small shop-keepers.
  • Bring down percentage of families living below the poverty line to a single digit.

Women Empowerment

  • Legislate a bill to prohibit and eliminate practices like Triple Talaq and Nikah Halala.
  • Expand Ayushman Bharat to include all Anganwadi workers and ASHA workers.

Education for all

  • 200 new Kendriya Vidyalaya and Navodaya Vidyalaya.
  • Double the number of MBBS and specialist doctors in India by 2024.

Jammu and Kashmir, North East

  • The party would ensure the passage of the Citizenship Amendment Bill in Parliament with utmost respect to every state’s cultural values.
  • BJP released its manifesto, reiterating its demand for abrogation of Article 370 and Article 35A of the Constitution which are provisions specific to Jammu and Kashmir.

Kabir Singh Teaser

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Vijay Deverakonda has set the benchmark too high as Arjun Reddy that it is not easy for anyone to step into the shoes of the iconic character.

We had seen Tamil remake of Arjun Reddy getting scrapped as veteran director Bala too couldn’t pull it off.

Shahid Kapoor took the challenge of playing Arjun Reddy in the Hindi version and the original director Sandeep Reddy Vanga directed it.

Sandeep seems to recreated the magic of the original as the teaser of Kabir Singh looks extremely promising.

Shahid Kapoor looks very convincing as Dr. Kabir Singh in both young and bearded versions of the character. Kiara Advani looks beautiful as the female lead.

Kabir Singh teaser will surely impress those who didn’t see the original and also will get the approval from Arjun Reddy fans. It’s no mean feat to pull it off. Well done Shahid!

Sharwanand & Samantha’s Love Story Begins

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’96’ Movie Telugu movie Remake Launch happened today in Hyderabad. Sharwanand and Samantha will be seen as the lead pair and Prem Kumar is directing this Romantic Drama and Dil Raju is producing the film under Sri Venkateswara Creations banner.

Speaking about the film, Producer Dil Raju said, “Shooting part of the film will start from the second week of April. We have planned to shoot 15 days in Kenya and the other portions will be shot in Hyderabad and Vizag. This is a  heart-Touching film and we are happy to remake the movie for Telugu audience”.

Govind Vasanth is cinematographer & Mahendran will be handling the lens.

Daisy Edgar Jones opts out of Rajamouli’s ‘RRR’

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International actress Daisy Edgar Jones, who has starred in films such as “Pond Life” and “War of the Worlds”, has opted out of filmmaker S.S. Rajamoulis upcoming action multi-starrer “RRR” citing family reasons.

Daisy took to her Instagram page to share the news of opting out of the film, which stars Ram Charan and Jr. NTR.

“‘RRR’, unfortunately due to family circumstances I am unable to participate in filming for this wonderful film. The script is truly brilliant and it’s such a great character. I hope whomever they cast, receives as warm a welcome as I have and I wish the production all the best,” Daisy posted on her Instagram page.

In the film, Daisy was supposed to be paired with Jr. NTR.

A tweet from the official account of “RRR” read: “Due to unavoidable circumstances, Daisy Edgar Jones is no longer part of our film. We hope she has a brilliant future.”

Last month, speaking to reporters, Rajamouli said that “RRR”, which is being made on a lavish scale, will be a fictional story based on two real-life heroes and freedom fighters – Alluri Seetharama Raju and Komaram Bheem.

“This is a fictional story set in 1920s pre-independence era. Most of us are well aware of the stories of Alluri Seetharama Raju and Komaram Bheem. We know they are popular freedom fighters and were fearless. What most of us don’t know is that there are gaps in the lives of these revolutionaries that we don’t know about. We don’t know what happened in their lives in these years,” Rajamouli said.

“‘RRR’ will be a fictional story of what could have happened in the lives of Alluri Seetharama Raju and Komaram Bheem in those years when they had disappeared. What if they had met and trained themselves to fight for the same cause,” he said.

While Jr. NTR, otherwise known as Tarak, will be seen as Komaram Bheem, Ram Charan will be playing Alluri Seetharama Raju.

“RRR” also stars Ajay Devgn, Alia Bhatt and Samuthirakani in key roles.

The film will hit the screens worldwide on July 30, 2020 in 10 Indian languages.

Maharshi Teaser

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Superstar Mahesh Babu is all set for a storm with Maharshi which is hitting the screens this summer. This landmark film is directed by Vamshi Paidipally and Pooja Hegde is the heroine.

On the eve of Ugadi, the makers unveiled the teaser of Maharshi today and it is a super treat for everyone. The teaser narrates about the shades of Rishi, the role essayed by Mahesh in the film.

With super highs, the teaser is well cut and will impress all the sections. Maharshi teaser leaves an impression about the film and will shatter all the existing records.

The background score, grandeur and the stylish looks of Mahesh are the major highlights of Maharshi teaser.

Dil Raju, PVP and Ashwini Dutt are the producers of Maharshi and the film is announced for May 9th release.