Promotions of Mahesh Babu’s “Maharshi” have already begun. Every day, the makers are either releasing a song or a still or a juicy update about the film to generate hype around it.
Somehow, the film is not getting required hype as none of these promotional material is exciting enough.
The film’s budget has gone up Rs 110 Cr and its business has been closed around Rs 130 Cr (inclusive of theatrical, digital, satellite, Hindi dubbing rights). It is one of the expensive movies but there isn’t strong hype in corresponding way.
The team may have to come up with new ideas to generate excitement around it. The pre-release event should be planned in never before manner.
Due to this low hype, “Maharshi” overseas rights were sold for low prices.
Superstar Shah Rukh Khan says he felt bad when “Zero” failed, and he hasn’t zeroed in on his next project till now.
“Unfortunately, ‘Zero’ itself wasn’t received too well back home in India. Maybe I made the wrong film, maybe I did not do the right storytelling so I am a little wary how it will be received here and I hope people here will like it,” Shah Rukh, who has been receiving a lot of love here, said in an interview to China Global Television Network (CGTN).
Shah Rukh’s “Zero” has been selected as the closing film of the Beijing International Film Festival 2019. The fest will close on April 20.
The 2018 film features SRK as a person with dwarfism in a love triangle with a scientist with cerebral palsy (actress Anushka Sharma) and a famous actress (Katrina Kaif). The actors were lauded for their performances. Despite a strong buzz and an ensemble cast, the film turned out to be a damp squib at the box office.
Looking back, he said: “When it went wrong, I felt bad. That it got rejected by so many people… when you make a film like that for three years and it goes wrong… you get not depressed or anything but…I didn’t want to see it. I am going to see it after three months. Maybe I will be able to figure out when I am away what went wrong with it.”
What’s his next project?
“I haven’t decided what I will do next. I thought I will take a few months off and try and work on what I want to do because it’s very important for me to be most excited about it. I have worked for 30 years, I work 16 hours a day, so if it doesn’t excite you in the morning, you should not wake up.
“At my stage, when I have worked in over 80 films, have done some satisfactory roles and have made a career out of what I do, I should be like I don’t want to get up and go if it’s not going to be an absolutely, stunning, scintillating and exciting day as an actor. So, right now I don’t have anything that’s stunning, scintillating and exciting, If I will have it, I will start working on it.”
Shah Rukh was overwhelmed to get a “warm and happy welcome”, as he tweeted “I am red all over”.
“When I walked out, suddenly they screamed… and for a moment I thought they were doing it for something else or someone else. Now I have gotten to know that they were from Xinjiang,” he said in the interview.
The actor, who owns a production house, feels “Indians should have a homegrown superhero”.
“Like Iron Man or Batman. Maybe we could do a film about Indian and Chinese superheroes… it will be really nice,” he said, going on to express his interest in acting in a Chinese movie only if he learnt Mandarin.
The actor feels cinema is a modern culture about telling stories and “storytelling and any art form is going to break barriers”.
“I know Chris Martin. But sometimes I don’t understand his accent, but I like his music. These things enhance people-to-people culture. Language of art is beyond semantics and grammar.”
In a rather interesting manner, Prabhas took it to Instagram to share an old photograph as his first post on this platform.
His fans have been waiting with bated breath to check his first post on this platform ever since he created an account last Friday.
Fans were expecting brand new photograph from his current movie “Saaho” but the handsome star posted an unseen photograph of Rajamouli’s “Baahubali” movies in which he was seen performing sword fight.
Prabhas has secured 782k followers on Instagram even before his first post. The star is expected to share lot of his private pictures on this account.
At present, he is shooting for a song shoot for “Saaho” along with Bollywood actress Shraddha Kapoor.
The promotions of Mahesh Babu’s upcoming Summer attraction Maharshi are on full swing.
Recently launched teaser has clocked over 17 Million views on YouTube. Two songs that were released earlier are slowly climbing the charts.
Now a song promo is ready to be launched. Preview of the song Everest Anchuna will be launched on this Friday at 4 PM.
Mahesh released the first look poster of the song on his social media handles. Fans are excited to catch a glimpse of Maharshi’s song in two days.
The makers of Maharshi are keeping the buzz alive with constant promotional activities. A grand pre release event will be conducted in a few days.
Maharshi is a landmark film in Mahesh’s career as he completes 25 films as the main lead.
Vamsi Paidipalli is the director for Maharshi produced by Dil Raju, PVP and Aswini Dutt.
Singer-actor Nick Jonas and his wife and actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas are not looking to expand their family just yet.
The 26-year-old musician was asked by Extra if he and the 36-year-old actress were going to have a child anytime soon, reports dailymail.co.uk.
Nick gave a simple four-word answer saying: “We’re taking our time.”
The couple got married in India in December last year. Priyanka and Nick had three-day wedding festivities at Jodhpur’s royal Umaid Bhawan Palace, where they exchanged wedding vows as per both Christian and Hindu rituals in two separate ceremonies.
Earlier, this week Priyanka was seen stepping out in a stylish look as she flashed her belly ring on an outing in New York. The actress showed off her piercing while sporting a cropped white top with jeans, adding a plaid multi-hued coat on Monday in the city.
Kangana Ranaut and Alia Bhatt cat-fight is getting worse day by day. After Kangana expressed her embarrassment over her comparison with Alia, the ‘Kalank’ actor took this comment sportingly and told Pinkvilla, “I respect Kangana’s work a lot and I respect her opinion. If she feels a particular way she must have reason to feel that way. I would rather remember how much she had praised me after watching Raazi. And I’d just like to focus on my work. Maybe she will appreciate me again if I work hard enough.”
Soon after Alia’s comment, her ‘Highway’ co-star Randeep Hooda supported the actress and took a dig at Kangana on Twitter. He wrote, “Dearest @aliaa08 I’m so glad you are not letting the opinions of very occasional actors and chronic victims affect you and your work .. kudos to you for your continued efforts to outdo yourself”
Actress Samantha Akkineni, who is basking in the success of her latest Telugu outing “Majili”, has confirmed signing a cameo in her father-in-law Akkineni Nagarjunas upcoming romantic comedy “Manmadhudu 2”.
Samantha confirmed it without divulging much information.
“I play a very interesting extended cameo in ‘Manmadhudu 2′. At the moment, I’m not allowed to reveal anything about my character, but can vouch that it’s going to be an important one in the story. I am really looking forward to start shooting,” she said.
“Manmadhudu 2”, which has gone on the floors, stars Nagarjuna and Rakul Preet in the lead roles.
The film, currently being shot in Portugal, is being directed by actor-filmmaker Rahul Ravindran.
Also starring Lakshmi, Vennela Kishore, Rao Ramesh and Nasser in crucial roles, “Manmadhudu 2” has music by Chaitan Bharadwaj.
Meanwhile, Samantha’s “Majili” has turned out to be a blockbuster. The film has already grossed over Rs 50 crore worldwide at the ticket window.
“Majili”, which revolves around the ups and downs in a marriage, is the first outing for Samantha and Naga Chaitanya post their marriage in 2017.