In keenly contested election, actor Naresh and his panel members won hands down. Actors V K Naresh and Jeevitha Rajasekhar were on Monday declared elected as president and general secretary of the Movie Artists Association (MAA).
The polls were held on Sunday. 472 votes were polled but the election results came out only on Monday morning.
Actor-director S V Krishna Reddy and actress Hema are Vice Presidents. Actor Rajasekhar became executive vice-president, beating his opponent actor Srikanth. Both Shivaji Raja and Srikanth saw huge defeat.
Other office-bearers declared elected include Rajeev Kanakala as treasurer, and two joint secretaries – Gowtham Raju and Shiva Balaji.
Naresh and his panel did extensive publicity campaign and he made many allegations on Shivaji Raja, the outgoing president.
Naresh had backing from Mahesh Babu and other big stars. Even Naga Babu supported him in the last minute. Thus his panel win became evident.
A lot is happening in Mahesh Babu’s career these days. He and his team are working overtime to set everything in place for his movies.
Anil Ravipudi approached Sai Pallavi to cast her opposite but she refused to be part of a regular commercial movie. Sai Pallavi is an actress with different sensibilities.
After Sai Pallavi declined the offer, Anil Ravipudi immediately approached the hot and happening actress Rashmika Mandanna and she readily agreed.
She is looking to act with big stars like Mahesh Babu, NTR and Ram Charan. Hence, Rashmika has grabbed the offer.
Rashmika will have to sign on the dotted-line. Once she does, her name will be announced officially. So, the search for female lead for Mahesh Babu has ended. This is fresh pairing for Mahesh Babu.
Anil Sunkara in association with Dil Raju is producing this entertaining movie which is slated for Sankranthi 2020 release.
Superstar Mahesh Babu’s upcoming movie ‘Maharshi’ release date has been once again pushed to a new one. Initially the makers planned to release the movie on April 25th.
However, the shooting is still in progress and is likely to be wrapped up by April 16th. As there is less gap between the earlier locked date, the producers of ‘Maharshi’ decided to bring the movie to the theatres on May 9th.
Vamshi Paidipalli is directing ‘Maharshi’ and it’s his first with the superstar. Mahesh will be seen in two different shades in this movie which is touted to be a concept and content based film.
Pooja Hegde is playing the female lead and ‘Allari’ Naresh is doing a pivotal role.
It is confirmed that Mahesh Babu’s next will be directed by Anil Ravipudi as the former officially called off Sukumar’s project yesterday.
Anil Ravipudi who has scored a big hit with F2 is entering the big league with Superstar’s film. The film is likely to be produced by Anil Sunkara and Dil Raju.
Anil Ravipudi has given a budget estimate of Rs. 50 crore for the making of the movie excluding Mahesh’s remuneration. This amount will be recovered through digital, satellite and Hindi dubbing rights.
Theatrical business will be around Rs. 100 crore given the crazy combination.
Mahesh will get fifty percent of the theatrical business as his remuneration and the rest will be shared between the producers.
Therefore, Mahesh would be receiving a pay check of nearly Rs. 50 crore for this film. It is going to be a new record remuneration for any Telugu hero.
Chiranjeevi is reportedly paid Rs. 30 crore for Sye Raa a period drama that is taking very long time to hit the finish line. But Anil Ravipudi’s film will be complete within six months and Mahesh gets a whopping Rs. 50 crore for his work!
This could be the reason for Mahesh to take up this project over other proposals.
Sai Pallavi has so many fans in Telugu States, but she hasn’t bagged any big ticket film in Telugu film industry till now.
The Fidaa actress has been restricted to doing medium budget films with mid-range stars. The talented actress is finally getting her due according to the latest reports from tinsel town.
Sai Pallavi is being considered for one of the female leads in Mahesh Babu’s proposed project with Anil Ravipudi, according to reports.
Mahesh has given a nod to Anil Ravipudi’s script recently and the director is now busy in getting the bound script ready. Meanwhile, he is considering viable options for the female leads.
The idea to cast Sai Pallavi is still in talks and we have to wait for few more days to know whether it has turned out true or not. Having Sai Pallavi as the female lead will give pan South India appeal to the film.
Sai Pallavi’s recent films may not have done well at the box office, but the Rowdy Baby song has kept her name buzzing across the social media platforms.
So far Mahesh has confined to one film at a time and only after wrapping up one, he would move on to his next.
Now Mahesh is breaking his own rule and will work for two films in parallel. He has confirmed films with directors Anil Ravipudi and Sukumar. Contrary to the rumours about film with Sukumar, it is very much on.
The first combination of Mahesh and director Anil is going to be high on entertainment.
‘Dookudu’ has unveiled the other side of Mahesh and his comedy timing was terrific in it. So once again we are going to witness an explosive performance from Mahesh.
And the film with Sukumar, the director has recently narrated the script to Mahesh and got a formal approval as well.
So Mahesh will shoot for both the films simultaneously and it’s a good news for the superstar fans!