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I felt bad with failure of ‘Zero’: Shah Rukh Khan

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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.”

Sai Pallavi Eyes Bollywood Records Now!

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he magic of Sai Pallavi and Prabhu Deva continues to create ripples on the YouTube.

Video of Rowdy Baby song has surpassed 400 Million views and is now posing a challenge to the Bollywood’s highest viewed videos of all time. Only ten videos from Bollywood were able to cross 400 Million mark till now!

Given the vast majority of people viewing Bollywood videos, Rowdy Baby getting 400 Million views is no mean feat.

The song is still getting millions of views every week and is set to cross the 500 Million mark very soon. Maari 2 is a flop at the box office, but the Rowdy Baby song has struck a chord with all the music lovers across the nation.

Yuvan Shankar Raja’s peppy tune and Prabhu Deva’s dance moves should get the credit, but it is Sai Pallavi’s fluid and graceful dance moves that made the viewers abuse the repeat button on YouTube.

It is a shame that none of the Telugu films had given Pallavi enough scope to exhibit her dancing skills. After all, Sai Pallavi has shot to fame with Dhee program, a reality dance show aired on ETV.

Two Telugu TV actresses killed in road accident

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Two Telugu television actresses were killed in a car crash in Telangana’s Vikarabad district on Wednesday, police said.

The actresses identified as Bhargavi (20) and Anusha Reddy (21) were returning to Hyderabad after completing shooting of a serial. Car driver Chakri and another person Vinay Kumar travelling in the same vehicle were injured.

The police said the car driver tried to avert collision with a truck coming from the opposite direction and in the process hit a roadside tree near Appareddy Guda in the early hours of the day.

While Bhargavi died on the spot, Anusha Reddy succumbed to her injuries while being shifted to hospital. The injured were admitted to government-run Osmania Hospital in Hyderabad.

Bhargavi was acting in the popular daily soap ‘Mutyala Muggu’. Anusha Reddy was an upcoming actress. Both hailed from Telangana.

The television artists had gone to Vikarabad on Monday for shooting in Ananthagiri forest. After completing the shooting, the team was returning to Hyderabad

Chitralahari – Nani’s Loss Or Gain?

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Director Kishore Tirumala wrote Chitralahari keeping Nani in mind. Mythri Movie Makers was in search of a script for a film with Nani and Nenu Sailaja director came up with Chitralahari script.

Nani asked for some changes in the script and later rejected the script as it didn’t turn out as expected.

Then Kishore Tirumala met Sai Dharam Tej and got his approval in no time. Chitralahari that was released on last Friday has been performing decently at the box office.

The film was deliberately sold for less prices given Tej’s recent track record. Thanks to the low prices, Chitralahari is all set to become a safe venture for its investors.

Did Nani miss out on a hit film? Nani’s current market is above Rs. 30 crore mark, which would have been a difficult target for a mediocre script like Chitralahari.

Making it on a limited budget and selling it for low rates turned out to be a boon for its makers. So this is not Nani’s loss but Sai Tej’s gain!

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Prabhas Shares Baahubali Unseen Photograph

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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.

Poonam Kaur seeks action against YouTube channels

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Actress Poonam Kaur on Wednesday lodged a police complaint against 36 YouTube channels for allegedly posting objectionable content defaming her.

She complained with cyber crime wing of the Hyderabad police that she was being harassed online for last two years as some people were targeting her personal life. She took strong objection to indecent postings on the social media.

Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police, Cyber Crime, Raghuveer said they registered a case on her complaint and they would take necessary action.

Poonam also brought to the notice of police that a doctored audio conversation of her talking about actor-politician Pawan Kalyan was being circulated on YouTube. In this audio clip, Poonam was heard making allegations against Jana Sena chief.

The actress alleged that some people were deliberately doing this to draw political mileage. “It is for the police to find out,” she said when asked if she was suspecting any particular group.

A Preview of Maharshi’s Everest Anchuna

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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.

Allu Aravind’s Mega Plans For Chiranjeevi

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Megastar Chiranjeevi used to do most of his movies for Allu Aravind’s Geetha Arts until he took a break for political career.

After re-entry, Chiranjeevi hasn’t done a movie for Allu Aravind till now. He is comfortable doing movies at his own pace at the moment. Hence, he is only doing movies produced by Konidela Productions owned by Ram Charan.

Although Chiru is aware of the fact that Allu Aravind is waiting to launch a film with him, he hasn’t confirmed any film with Geetha Arts as yet.

Allu Aravind is planning to come up with a project that Chiranjeevi cannot say no to. If the buzz is to be believed, Allu Aravind is in talks with 2.0 director Shankar for the mega movie.

It is one of Chiranjeevi’s unfulfilled dreams to work with Shankar. The sensational director who is known for making mega budget films is currently finding ways to bail out his Indian 2 that ran into a financial mess.

Chiranjeevi will start Koratala Siva’s film from June after he is done with Sye Raa.

Allu Aravind @ Chiranjeevi launches Tera Venuka Dasari Book Photos

Samantha confirms doing cameo ‘Manmadhudu 2’

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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.

Megastar’s Message: Not Interested in Politics

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If there is any message that Megastar Chiranjeevi has sent to his fans and the general public alike in the recent period, that is he is no longer interested in politics.

After the completion of his Rajyasabha term, Chiranjeevi has completely stayed away from political world.

He has not even changed his stance when his own family members tested their luck in polls.

He didn’t campaign for his brothers Pawan Kalyan and Naga Babu who contested for assembly and parliament seats respectively in the recently concluded elections in Andhra Pradesh.

He didn’t either budge to the request of his daughter-in-law to campaign for Vishweswara Reddy, who contested as MP from Chevella parliament constituency in Telangana.

With this stance, he clearly sent a message to all that his political career is over. He has moved on in his life like Amitabh Bachhan had done in the past.

Amitabh who joined congress on the request of his friend and then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi later bid good-bye to politics after some bitter developments. Amitabh never returned to politics though his wife joined Samajwadi party later.

Megastar Chiranjeevi too is following Big B. He wants to focus on his acting career only. He is shooting for “Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy”.