Megastar’s nephew Sai Dharam Tej has been going through lean phase as an actor from a long time. It has been a while since his film clicked at the box office.
Last three films of SDT were forgettable duds with miniscule theatrical revenues. He has pinned lot of hopes on Chitralahari to resurrect his career.
Meanwhile, Sai Dharam Tej has gone for a name change and dropped ‘Dharam’ from his name in the hope of finding luck.
It is not new for mega heroes to go for a name change. Pawan Kalyan was introduced as Kalyan Babu and later became Pawan Kalyan starting from Gokulamlo Seetha.
Ram Charan Tej dropped Tej from his name before his introduction to screen with Chirutha.
Sai Dharam Tej took a long time to go for name change though. In fact he had found success and established himself with his original name, but somehow lost track in the middle.
Will the change in name change the fortunes of this mega lad?
Summer season is all set to begin in Tollywood. Ram Gopal Varma’s “Lakshmi’s NTR”, Nikhil’s “Arjun Suravaram” and Niharika Konidela starrer “Suryakantam” are the first movies to hit the screens this summer season. More than Rs 20 Cr is riding on these three movies this month end.
But the real important movies that show impact at the ticket window are coming to the screens the first week from April as Mahesh Babu, Vijay Deverakonda, Naga Chaitanya, Nani and Bellamkonda Srinivas are in the competition.
Mahesh Babu’s movie alone would do more than Rs 100 Cr theatrical business. This is the only big star movie this summer. Rest are from medium-range stars.
Naga Chaitanya and Samantha’s “Majili” will set the screens on fire this summer and the momentum is expected to continue till the release of hottest hero Vijay Deverakonda’s latest romantic entertainer “Dear Comrade”. These films are releasing amidst the election season and cricket season.
Theatrical business of movies
Majili – Rs 25 Cr
Chitralahari – Rs 13 Cr
Jersey – Rs 30 Cr
Kanchana 3 – Rs 10 Cr
Sita – Rs 25 Cr
Maharshi – Rs 100 Cr
Dear Comrade – Rs 40 Cr
It is confirmed that Jr. NTR cannot host Bigg Boss 3 as he is busy with #RRR.
Despite many attempts to convince NTR to come on board for the third season, Star MAA couldn’t find success. NTR turned down the offer after the release date of RRR is announced.
Star MAA is now hoping to rope in Nagarjuna who had masterfully hosted two seasons of Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu.
Star MAA is ready to pay handsome ransom for Nag if he steps in for the third season.
Although Nag has two movies going onto the floors shortly, he can schedule them according to his convenience as both the movies are being bankrolled by him.
Nag hasn’t given his nod to Bigg Boss yet, but he is likely to sign in on the dotted line soon. Stay tuned for more details on Bigg Boss
Ajay Bhupati turned heads with his debut movie RX 100 that had set the box office on fire. RX 100 struck chord with the masses and youth and has become a huge hit for its budget.
Many of the medium range heroes have shown interest to work with Ajay Bhupati after the blockbuster success of RX 100.
Ram Pothineni had a formal agreement with Ajay while Nithin also had shown so much interest to work under him. But neither of the heroes stuck with him and Ajay Bhupati decided to work with Bellamkonda Srinivas.
The Jaya Janaki Nayaka actor was keen to work with Ajay at the beginning but later parted ways for reasons not known.
Ajay Bhupati is yet to start his second film with every actor snubbing him after few days.
Looks like the director has to go with a newcomer or an inexperienced actor as the established actors are not sticking with him.
Neha Sharma, who made debut along with Mega Powerstar Ram Charan, is currently doing a couple of Hindi films.
She is yet to bag a big ticket film in Bollywood, but Neha is one of the most popular B Town celebs on the social media.
Neha keeps her fans glued to her social media pages by regularly posting sizzling pictures.
Looks like she has taken a cue from her little sister Aisha that she is setting the temperatures soaring like never before.
Amping up the sex factor, the curvy beauty has posted a super hot snap in which she is flaunting ample cleavage in a white outfit.
Telugu cinemas most rapidly rising star Vijay Deverakonda is ready with his next release titled “Dear Comrade”, which will be his biggest release to date in four languages Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada.
The film is said to have a deep-rooted connection to the politics of violence and it’s interesting how Vijay fuses vigorous violence with unbridled passion all within a few seconds of the teaser’s playing time.
Unlike other major stars, Vijay likes to leave nothing to chance and we’ve good reason to believe that this teaser showing Vijay knocking a solid punch in an adversary’s face and then quickly moving in to catch an intense kiss with his co-star Rashmika Mandanna is indicative of the film’s action-romance ideology. The pair was last seen in the 2018 hit film “Geetha Govindam”.
In “Dear Comrade”, Vijay plays a student leader with Communist leanings. Apparently, this student leader leads in the field of lip-locks too. The kiss in the teaser shows Vijay fully in charge of the task at hand.
Ghar More Pardesiya, the first song from Karan Johar film Kalank, has been released and it is every bit a visual spectacle. After the teaser of Kalank, the first song has left expectations from the song soaring further. In Ghar More Pardesiya, the excellent Alia Bhatt tries to hold her own in front of a graceful and ageless Madhuri Dixit. The two lead actresses of Kalank present a beautiful jugalbandi for their viewers in Ghar More Pardesiya.
Sung by Shreya Ghoshal and Vaishali Mhade, Ghar More Pardesiya sees Madhuri Dixit and Alia Bhatt taking the stage by storm. With Madhuri directing the dance steps and Alia keeping up with her, the song is mesmerising to say the least. However, we don’t really see Madhuri Dixit dancing in the video, and that’s something viewers are going to really miss.
The lyrics of Ghar More Pardesiya are by Amitabh Bhattacharya and the music is by Pritam. Remo D’Souza has choreographed the number.
Apart from Madhuri and Alia, the song shows us glimpses of Varun Dhawan too.