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VV Vinayak Turns Hero For Dil Raju

Veteran director VV Vinayak has been going through lean phase with his films bombing big time at box office.

He was in race to direct Balakrishna’s next, but KS Ravikumar has been given the chance. Therefore, Vinayak is looking for other options and in the mean time he got an interesting offer from Dil Raju.

According to reports, Dil Raju has heard an interesting storyline that needs a middle aged man to play the lead. Dil Raju has Vinayak on his mind as his looks and body language suits the character.

Vinayak has done a few cameo appearances in the past. He got good applause for his performance in Tagore.

Raju shares a good bond with Vinayak, who launched his production house with the movie Dil. Now Raju is planning to launch Vinayak as the lead.

Dil Raju is in search of concept based stories besides doing big ticket movies and the regular commercial entertainers.

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.

Battle between Dutt and Dil Raju

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The much-awaited ‘Maharshi’, Mahesh Babu’s 25th film, has created a huge conflict between two leading producers C Ashwini Dutt and Dil Raju.

Veteran producer C Ashwini Dutt is demanding Rs 10 Cr as a share in profits from this project at any cost, while Dil Raju’s version is that he has not gained a single rupee from this mammoth project from the pre-release business.

Dil Raju’s claim that “Maharshi” is a loss venture for him as the budget shot up and the pre-release business just covered the expenses. But producer Ashwini Dutt doesn’t buy his theory.

When you produce a film with a superstar like Mahesh Babu and do more than Rs 130 Cr pre-release business (theatrical, satellite and other avenues), and say that no profit has been gained on the project, does anyone would believe?

If you can’t even get a pie from Rs 130 Cr business, what is the point in producing a film with a superstar? Ashwini Dutt has this argument.

Ashwini Dutt wants minimum of Rs 10 Cr share from this film’s business. Since he had delivered many blockbusters in the past, he doesn’t want to be associated with a superstar’s project for the namesake.

He gains nothing from attaching his banner’s name to “Maharshi”, there is no added value to him if there is no monetary gain.

As everyone knows, the movie is produced by Dil Raju, Ashwini Dutt and PVP together on the advice of superstar Mahesh Babu. He wanted to settle all three commitments at one go.

Mahesh Babu took an advance from Ashwini Dutt long back. He wants returns on this project at any cost.

What will Dil Raju do now? How will this issue be settled? Will Mahesh Babu interfere?

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Nani Investing Heavily in Film Production

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Looks like Nani is quite serious about film production. He didn’t take remuneration for his recent “Jersey” since the budget went beyond stipulated target and it was not an out and out commercial film.

He guessed the film would have limitations at the box-office. So, he took partnership in the film thus involved in its film production indirectly.

Last year, he produced “Awe” which was also decent successful venture. This year, he will be teaming up with Dil Raju and Swapna Dutt to co-produce films.

He will be taking partnership in Dil Raju produced Indraganti’s multi-starrer. He will also be acting in and this film will be launched this month end.

On the other hand, he is also bankrolling a small-budgeted movie in the direction of Anudeep that will star comedians Rahul Ramakrishna and Priyadarshi. Nani will not act in it. He will produce it with Swapna Dutt of “Mahanati”.

Besides acting in two or three movies a year, he also wants to produce small films.

Maharshi’s Theme Is Out!

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It has been reported in the media that core theme of Maharshi revolves around farmers issues.

A rich NRI entrepreneur leaves everything behind for the sake of farmers and fight for them is the rumored themed of Mahesh’s twenty fifth film.

Now the upcoming fourth single from Maharshi reveals the same. Padara Padara song from Maharshi will be launched on Wednesday.

The poster of the song shows Mahesh leading old farmers on a field. The film is packed with all essential commercial elements despite the serious theme.

Team Maharshi has been doing a tremendous job in keeping the film buzzing with constant promotional activities.

Although the songs and teaser received mixed response, the film is sure to take bumper opening as it is the only Tollywood biggie to hit the screens this summer.

Vamsi Paidipalli is the director for Maharshi bankrolled by Dil Raju, PVP and Aswini Dutt.

Was worried about Mahesh’s reaction on teaser

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The teaser of ‘Maharshi’ garnered a very good response with millions of views and director Vamshi Paidipally is super delighted with it.

Sharing his excitement with a English daily, director Vamshi said, when he first saw the raw version of the teaser, he was pumped up but had his inhibitions whether Mahesh and producer ‘Dil’ Raju would like it or not.

To his surprise, both Mahesh and producer appreciated him.

In the teaser, Mahesh is seen three different looks and speaking about it, Vamshi said, “Mahesh will be seen as a millionaire, common man and students which means ‘Maharshi’ will have three different time frames. That’s it I can’t reveal more.”

From the beginning director Vamshi is very keen in keeping the plot very much under the wrap and maintaining the suspense.

The birthday teaser, followed by first single and then the proper teaser have given ‘Maharshi’ the much needed hype and we have to wait another month for the release.

Dil Raju Gifts Director a Car

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Dil Raju these days is showering goodies to his team members.

He already gifted a costly present to director Anil Ravipudi after the massive success of “F2” and sent all production team members on a holiday abroad.

Now he has presented a gift to director Venu Sreeram of “MCA”. Venu Sreeram has been his loyal and trusted director friend.

Even after delivering a blockbuster with Nani starrer “MCA”, the director stuck to Dil Raju’s production and waited till now to get a big star’s dates.

Finally, Venu Sreeram narrated a story to Allu Arjun and made the stylish star to agree to it.

On this occasion, Dil Raju presented him a Hyundai branded car. Allu Arjun and Venu Sreeram film will be launched formally in the second half of this year.

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.

Naga Chaitanya: I didn’t Recommend My Wife

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Naga Chaitanya said that he didn’t recommend his wife’s name for the main role in “Majili” when director Shiva Nirvana narrated the story to him. Samantha was not his choice, but director’s.

“Majili” has brought Naga Chaitanya and Samantha together for the first time after their wedding. This is fourth film for them as a pair.

Naga Chaitanya also dismissed that reports that they paired up together to cash in their image of a star couple.

“It was purely director’s decision. He felt that only Sam could justice to the role which is written quite well and a very challenging character. I must say Samantha took it to the next level with her great performance,” Chaitanya praised his wife.

Naga Chaitanya also informed that he didn’t sign any other film besides the one that he is acting in presently – “Venky Mama”. There is a proposal from Dil Raju’s production but he has not heard the story yet.

Boney Kapoor to produce blockbuster F2 Hindi remake

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During the Sankranthi weekend, Tollywood saw the release of three films, the much talked about first part of the NTR biopic titled NTR: Kathanayakudu, Ram Charan’s actioner Vinaya Vidheya Rama and Venkatesh and Varun Tej’s comedy F2 – Fun and Frustration.

Surprisingly, it was F2 – Fun and Frustration that turned out to be the only success out of the three and became the audience’s first choice, while the other two bombed.

And not just a success, F2 – Fun and Frustration became a blockbuster earning over Rs 82 crore in India and over Rs 100 crore at the worldwide box office.

And now, F2 – Fun and Frustration is all set to get a Hindi remake, thanks to the blockbuster response it received in its original version.

According to a report in Mirror, Boney Kapoor will be backing the Hindi remake while Anees Bazmee will be helming it.

Confirming the remake news, Boney said, “It’s a fun film and a family entertainer. I thoroughly enjoyed watching it and I believe it’s a subject that will resonate with the Hindi audience as well. Dil Raju suggested that we make the Hindi version together. He is one of the most established producers down South and also a distributor and exhibitor. It’s the coming together of two passionate filmmakers.”

He further revealed that they are on a lookout for three leading men and two leading ladies for the Hindi remake and said that Anees Bazmee will be directing it.