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Images: B-Town and South stars at 60th Idea Filmfare Awards (South)


BOMBAY TIMES (July 22, 2013)


Shruti Haasan

Samantha took home two Best Actor (Female) awards

Dhanush’s Kolaveri Di gig paid off. Seen here with his two trophies — for singing and acting

Ram Charan receives the Best Actor (Male) trophy on behalf of uncle Pawan Kalyan from Tamannaah

Kunchacko Boban receives his Best Actor (Male) award from Yaami Gautam and Sivakarthikeyan

Aishwarya Dhanush, Dhanush and AR Rahman

Priya Mani receives her Best Actor (Female) award from Lakshmi Manchu and Jagapathy Babu


Amla Paul

Rana Daggubati

Charmee Kaur with Bhumika Chawla

My wife gets jealous when I hug my mother-Ram Charan Teja


Priya Gupta (BOMBAY TIMES; July 15, 2013)


Ram Charan, 28, is playful but sensitive. He loves his cars and his dog, Brat. Be it teenage problems, his first affair or becoming a superstar, everything has happened to him early. He was a complete brat, who was forced to change eight schools as he was so naughty. Ahead of his Bollywood debut Zanjeer, he speaks to Bombay Times about his non-controversial father Chiranjeevi, his protective mother and how he and his best friend Rana Daggubati are a riot together. Excerpts:

Let’s talk about your childhood? I studied in eight schools and did not get to be in a school for more than two years, as I was always requested to get out, even though I was not thrown out ever. My marks were always bad and I was a bad influence on other children, so they would explain to my mother that they could retain me only by being partial towards me, and so I should offer to leave the school myself. I would barely get 40-50% and was also extremely naughty. In later years, I knew that soon they would be calling my parents anyway to take me out, so I better get out myself. I did only two years of B.Com, but studied in two colleges. I dropped out completely after the second year. There were a series of complaints against me and my parents were out, so my aunt (my mother’s sister) went with me to meet the principal. She asked me to wait outside the principal’s office, but I sneaked out even from there. I would start unions in school and college. The worst More >

Rana Daggubati gets cosy with Shruti-Bipasha at same event?


Asira Tarannum (MID-DAY; January 24, 2013)


Ever since Rana Daggubati made his foray into Bollywood, he has been linked to several actresses. And at a recent cricket event, the actor wore his charm on his sleeve as he bonded with Shruti Haasan throughout and then dropped in backstage to chat up his alleged ex Bipasha Basu.

In the past, Rana and Bips were romantically linked. There was buzz that Rana was Bipasha’s shoulder to cry on after her split with John Abraham, and that the two had become close. The two actors however maintained they were just good friends.

An onlooker says, “Rana was sitting with Shruti throughout the event and they remained inseparable at the after-party too.” But soon the South actor went backstage and was spotted getting cosy with Bips. “ The two looked very warm in each other’s company,” adds the onlooker.

Trying to romance two women at the same time is an art, no?

Sameera Reddy sizzles with Rana Daggubati in item song


Sneha Mahadevan (BOMBAY TIMES; December 14, 2012)


Sameera Reddy, who has done a couple of item songs in Bollywood, is excited about her new item song in Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum. According to a source close to the actress, “Sameera is all set to sizzle with Rana Daggubati in a special number that is currently being shot. She loves dancing and that’s the reason she likes to do item numbers. Since the past couple of days, she has been rehearsing round the clock to perfect her dance moves.” The actress arrives at the studios much before her call time and has been spotted practising for a while before the day’s shoot begins. Even though she has been paired with Rana for the first time in a song, they both seem to share comfortable camaraderie on the sets. Our source adds, “Sameera was also more than happy to help Rana with a couple of moves for the song. ” The film, which is a bilingual will see her play the surprise element. On her part, Sameera maintained, “The filmmakers wanted someone who could match up to Rana’s height. I was the unanimous choice. We had a lot of fun doing this number. It was also joked that we could arguably be the tallest pair in the industry.”

Priyanka-Bipasha-Nayanthara not ‘friends’ enough to attend Rana’s family do?


Mehul S Thakkar and Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; December 5, 2012)


Rana Daggubati, over the past few months have been in the spotlight for his alleged liaisons with actresses. During the shooting of his first Hindi film, Dum Maaro Dum, the actor was labelled his co-star Bipasha Basu’s ‘3-am’ friend. And though both actors have brushed it off quoting ‘Hindi lessons’ as an alibi, the camaraderie has continued for months. Soon after, the actor reportedly got busy lending a shoulder to Nayanthara who split with her boyfriend Prabhu Deva. And recently, we told you how Rana was spotted partying with Priyanka at a nightclub owned by his uncle Nagarjuna. But surprisingly, the three beauties will be absent at the grand wedding of Rana’s sister Malavika at the Ramanaidu Studios in Hyderabad.

In an extraordinary coincidence, the trio – Priyanka, Bipasha and Nayanthara, claimed that they were invited for the wedding but couldn’t attend the do due to ‘professional commitments’.

For example, when we tried to find out what kept Bipasha away from the wedding, a friend of the actor told us, “She was invited but she called up the family and excused herself. She had an ad shoot scheduled in Jakarta.”

Priyanka too was busy with an ad shoot. “She is extremely busy,” said a friend of the actress. Whether Nayanthara too had an ad to shoot is unknown. However, sources close to Rana told us that she will be giving the big wedding a miss. Though the three women will stay away from the More >

Prabhu Dheva irked with Nayanthara-Rana Daggubati?


He has decided to leave Mumbai when his ex-girl and her co-star visit the city

Soumyadipta Banerjee (MUMBAI MIRROR; November 16, 2012)


The girlfriend Prabhu Dheva claimed to ‘have moved on from’, Nayanthara, has reportedly found a new 3 am friend in her new co-star Rana Daggubati. This, incidentally hasn’t gone down too well with Dheva.

“After they broke up in January, Nayan (her pet name) took her own time to settle down but soon she was ready to get back to films. Rana was the first co-star she chose to work with. They became thick friends during the shoot,” a source told us.

Though sources maintained that Rana and Nayan aren’t dating, they said, “The chemistry between them on screen is great. They are gearing up for a long promotional tour together as it will be Nayan’s come-back vehicle post her sabbatical that she took to settle down with Prabhu Dheva.”

And this tour has not gone down well with Nayan’s former boyfriend Prabhu Dheva. “The film will get dubbed in Hindi and there are plans to promote Kishnam Vande Jagatgurum in Mumbai. When Prabhu got to know this, he said that he wants to be out of town at the time,” added the source.

Apparently Prabhu Deva is a tad bit uncomfortable since Nayan’s visit to Mumbai will bring his failed relationship back in the news, now that he is a successful filmmaker in Bollywood.

“He was very upset when he heard that there is a possibility of Rana and Nayan promoting their film in Mumbai. This will mean that everybody will ask More >

Rana Daggubati’s South film to be dubbed in Hindi


Asira Tarannum (MID-DAY; November 1, 2012)


Having done two Bollywood films, it’s no wonder that the makers of Rana Daggubati’s next film down South are contemplating dubbing it in Hindi.

The actor’s next big project in the South, Krishnam Vande Jagatgurum (KVJ), will be made into a trilingual now. Our source says, “KVJ is a high-end action film and the makers think they can tap into Rana’s popularity in Bollywood as well.”

After his debut in Bollywood with Dum Maaro Dum, Rana garnered praise for his looks and his physique. Helmed by award winning director Krish, the film also stars South star Nayantara.

Bollywood reopens its doors to South stars and stories


Kavya Christopher and Lata Srinivasan (BOMBAY TIMES; October 10, 2012)


While Mollywood star Prithviraj catches Rani Mukerji’s fancy in Aiyyaa, where she wants to marry a tall, dark and handsome (TDH) South Indian, Sudeep’s lead role in his next, Makkhi, is grabbing eyeballs, too. Yes, ‘cool and sexy’ TDH South Indian actors are in season in Bollywood!

When we spoke to Prithviraj about the south stereotype in Aiyyaa, he said, “This movie shows South Indianism as very attractive. In the movie, Rani plays a girl who finds everything about South Indianism — smell, colour, looks, complexion — very cool and sexy. It sort of puts all south Indian characteristics in a way that Bollywood has not looked at it before.” In fact, the actor is keen on doing more Bollywood flicks. As for Sudeep, he’s five films old in Bollywood and is enjoying the offbeat films he does here.

An influx of South Indian actors is headed to Bollywood. Tollywood star Rana Daggubati sizzled with Bipasha Basu in Dum Maaro Dum; his peer, Ram Charan Teja, is all set to romance Priyanka Chopra as the angry young man in the Zanjeer remake.

Earlier, Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan and Mohanlal, three of the South icons, had forayed into mainstream Bollywood. Today, South actor Prakash Raj is one of the most sought-after villains in Hindi cinema.

OTHER SOUTH STARS IN BOLLYWOOD While Tollywood star Rana Daggubati was seen in Dum Maro Dum, his contemporary Ram Charan Teja will be launched in Bollywood in the Zanjeer More >

Sanjay Dutt gets a return gift from Rana Daggubati


Mehul S Thakkar (MUMBAI MIRROR; October 4, 2012)


Sanjay Dutt had gone out of his way to help his Department co-star Rana Daggubati during the young actor’s trip to Mumbai. Dutt had arranged for gym equipments to help Rana stay fit while they shot for the Ram Gopal Varma film. And one good turn surely deserves another. Mirror found out that when Dutt was in Rana’s city, Hyderabad shooting for Samy, the younger actor arranged for a surprise.

“When Rana learnt about Dutt’s stay in Hyderabad, he immediately arranged for gym equipments to be set up for the actor. And though Dutt had already carried a few work out gear to keep himself fit, Rana still went ahead,” said a source from the sets. And the gym gear have surely worked out as Dutt has returned to the city looking leaner than before.

Nathalia Kaur out of Ram Gopal Varma’s next?


Ram Gopal Varma has apparently dropped Nathalia Kaur from his next film after buzz that she could soon be getting married to someone else

Jigar Shah (MID-DAY; August 27, 2012)


Word is that Ram Gopal Varma’s relationship with his muse Nathalia Kaur has ended. And now we hear that the filmmaker has gone ahead and dropped her from his upcoming film after coming to know that she could soon be tying the knot with someone else.

Ramu was apparently so mesmerised with the model-turned-actress after he cast her in Department, that he even stated that Nathalia was the “prettiest girl” he had every laid his eyes on. However, now after their romance has ended, Ramu has apparently taken her off his next film starring Rana Daggubati.

Our source says, “It was an open secret that Ramu and Nathalia were dating and to push her career ahead, he was making this film. But now they have parted ways and she will be getting married soon.” The source adds that it could also be a possibility that after hearing Nathalia would feature in Jism 3, Ramu decided to do away with her from his film.

Probably to get over the grief of his relationship getting over, we hear that Ramu is keeping busy with his other films including Bhoot 2, Satya 2 and his upcoming film based on the 26/11 Mumbai attacks. While Nathalia remained unavailable for comment, Ramu refused to reply to our SMS.

Ramu banaye jodi What Ramu tweeted in the past about Nathalia: “The good thing about being shorter than Nathalia Kaur is that More >

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