The main advantage of nepotism in the film industry, is that star sons earn while they learn. While Allu Arjun has groomed himself appearance-wise, and honed his acting skills, Mahesh Babu is no longer stiff. He’s let his guard down, loosened his limbs and there is modulation in his dialogue delivery. I rate this his best performance especially in a film that’s good only in patches. Prakash Raj is menacing, but his transformation is unconvincing and ends up looking clownish. Pray, where is the gifted Brahmanandam? … [Read more...] about ‘Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo’ and ‘Sarileru Neekevvaru’: Big-budget planning masterclass
HYDERABAD: Telugu film actor Rahul Ramakrishna, who shot to fame as Vijay Deverakonda’s buddy in the superhit ‘Arjun Reddy’, on Tuesday revealed on Twitter that he had been raped in childhood. He, however, did not name his assaulter. “Everything hurts,” the actor said. “I was raped during childhood. I don’t know what else to say about my grief, except for this, because this is what I seek to know about myself,” he said. In a series of tweets, he said: “I think there are empty voids in life. Treat the experience like a black hole. Do not give undue importance.” The 29-year-old actor worked as a journalist for a while before plunging into Telugu film world. He came to tinsel town with his short film ‘Sainma’ and was recently seen in Allu Arjun-starrer ‘Ala Vaikuntapuram Lo’. His other films include ‘Chi La Sow’, ‘Bharat Ane Nenu’, ‘Jayammu Nischayammu Ra’, … [Read more...] about Was raped as a child, says Telugu film actor Rahul Ramakrishna
During the festive season of Pongal, Rashmika Mandanna was amongst the headlines as officials from the Income Tax Department have conducted search-and-seizure operations on her properties located in her hometown Virajpet. On January 16, a team of IT sleuths from Bengaluru not only searched the young actress residence but also other assets, including a community hall owned by the family in Virajpet. Meanwhile, a report in a leading daily stated that the IT officials have seized Rs 25 lakh unaccounted cash, documents and undeclared assets worth Rs 3.94 crore. Sources claim that Rashmika has not paid tax for Rs 1.5 crore and speculations are also rife that the 23-year-old actress has two PAN accounts. Upon orders, Rashmika Mandanna and her dad Madan Mandanna have appeared at the IT office in Mysuru on Monday (January 22) and furnished all the necessary documents. Addressing the media, Madan said, “The IT officials have sought some documents and we are here to submit them.” … [Read more...] about IT Raids on Rashmika Mandanna: Did officials seize undeclared assets of Rs 3.94 crore?
Jayasurya plays Aravind, a media professional, and Shruti Ramachandran dons the role of his partner. The couple have two kids. “One day, when Aravind is at work, he is informed of something unexpected that happens to his family and has to reach the hospital immediately. But what awaits him comes as a shock,” says Prasobh, adding that Anveshanam is a “performance-oriented” flick. As Aravind’s investigation into “what happened” starts, he is soon sucked into a miasma of questions that he fights to find the answers for.” … [Read more...] about Malayalam filmmaker Prasobh Vijayan on his new movie ‘Anveshanam’, a medical thriller