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Shruti Hassan in Mahesh Babu’s next

Actress Shruti Hassan, daughter of actor-filmmaker Kamal Hassan, will be teaming up with superstar Mahesh Babu in his next as yet-untitled Telugu film. The project was officially launched here Monday. “Shruti Hassan is finalised as Mahesh Babu’s pair in the film, which was officially launched with a puja this morning. […]

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Shruti Hassan is more Popular than Mahesh Babu

Sexy siren Shruti Hassan has become hot property in South India. Filmmakers have lined up to cast Shruti in their films and this star kid’s calendar is already full for this year. Most of the celebs are on Twitter and they are interacting with their fans on regular basis. Actors […]

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Shruti Hassan to file FIR over her ‘Cleavage’ photos

“I’m going to file an FIR in Hyderabad to get deeper into the issue and will find out who released those obscene pictures without my knowledge,” said Shruti Hassan, reacting on her awkward cleavage-show photos that are doing rounds in Tollywood for a while. Whole of India got stunnedd by […]

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Kajal Agarwal for Cherry, Nayantara for Venky!

It’s common knowledge by now that Mega Power Star Ram Charan and Victory Venkatesh are all set to share screen space in upcoming multi-starrer directed by Krishna Vamsi. The latest is that Vamsi has finally zeroed in on female leads for stars without much effort. After Magadheera and Naayak, actress Kajal Agarwal […]

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Top Heroine following her dad’s footsteps!

Acting runs in her blood as she is the daughter of legendary actor Kamal Hassan. Shruti Hassan, who is carrying forward her dad’s legacy, is following in his foot steps. Shruti Hassan is just seen in Ramayya Vasthavayya alongside Junior NTR as Ammulu where she will die towards the end of the […]

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No more new films announces Samantha

At a time when her career has hit the right note both in Tamil and Telugu, actressSamantha has made a strange announcement saying that she won’t be taking any offers to star in films. Samantha has, however, added a rider to her strange condition saying that the decision not to accept […]

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Haripriya is new Bapu Bomma

Actress Haripriya, who sizzled in Telugu films like Pilla Zamindar, Abbayi Class Ammayi Mass, has bagged a plum project in Kannada. Buzz is that Haripriya will be seen as Bapu Bomma in the Kannada remake of Attarintiki Daredi where she reprises Pranitha. Sudeep, of Naan Ee fame, is stepping into the […]

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Kajal Agarwal signs biggie

Of late, Kajal Agarwal has lost many plum projects including Pawan Kalyan‘s Gabbar Singh 2 and Balakrishna‘s Legend. And the rumour has it that she is quoting a whopping Rs 1.5 crore as her remuneration and apparently throwing few starry tantrums. Now Kajal Agarwal seems to have decided to put a […]

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God is My Best Friend, Says Shriya Saran

Actress Shriya Saran is a decade old actress across South India. She has acted opposite star heroes like Rajnikanth, Balakrishna, Chiranjeevi, Venkatesh, Nagarjuna, NTR.Jr, Mahesh Babu and Prabhas etc. However, she has started to appear in low budget movies for some time now and Akkineni multistarrer ‘Manam‘ gave her a […]

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Anjali Sandwiched between Big and Small

Not just for her beauty, but for her controversial personal life too, this hot beauty from Razole is more than a star heroine here in Tollywood. She is waiting for her ‘Masala’ to hit screens and bring some spicy results. And here is a pep talk about this beautiful Telugu […]

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Hansika Motwani’s unfriendly attitude

Voluptuous beauty Hansika Motwani‘s unfriendly attitude has been the talking point and this has ‘hurt’ her co-star Vishnu Manchu. Post the confessing of Hansika Motwani‘s love with Simbu, there seems to be a huge gap between Hansika Motwani and Vishnu. Vishnu feels that Hansika is not concentrating much on her […]

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Maranthen Mannithen review

Movie: Maranthen Mannithen Star Cast: Aadhi, Tapsee Direction: Kumar Nagendra Production: Manchu Lakshmi Prasanna Music: Maestro Ilayaraja There was a time when Telugu movies used to be dubbed or remade in Tamil. Nowadays the trend is towards making bilingual movies, where the Tamil and Telugu versions are shot separately. This […]

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Heroine’s laughter therapy

Have you ever heard about the quote ‘Laughter is the best medicine’! Now, An actress who is known for her acting prowess has become a strong advocate of this wonderful statement. The hottie in focus is none other than the dusky siren Amala Paul. Off late, Amala Paul has begun preaching […]

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Kamal Hassan is a fake!

A couple of days ago, a twitter handle, @maiamkhassan, claiming to be that of Kamal Hassan’s, created a curiosity among his fans and many started to welcome him. However, the Ulaga Nayagan’s PRO has now confirmed that it is a fake account created by some mischief monger. The fans were had […]

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The best actor of Telugu Cinema

From being lovestruck punks to goon-thrashing hunks to goons themselves... Our Tollywood super heroes have done it all. And this is the only online space, wherein you can catch all these trend-setters in one shot.

Chiranjeevi

Apart from a couple of super hit cameos, "Megastar" Chiranjeevi played the lead in over a dozen films, this decade.

'Manjunatha' saw Chiranjeevi in a completely new role; he played Lord Shiva. Although Arjun was the protagonist of the film, it was Chiru's emphatic portrayal of the Lord that made this film a huge success.

After 'Manjunatha', Chiru did 'Indra', which won him a national award and the Filmfare (Telugu) award for the best actor. He played the role of Indrasena Reddy, a humble and hard working man who stands up for his family and community when the need arises, and saves them from natural and man-made calamities. Mani Sharma composed the tunes for this film, which became the biggest musical hit of the year.

The years 2003 and 2004 produced bigger hits for the megastar. While his role of a vigilante in 'Tagore' brought him wide acclaim (the film was an instant box office hit), it was 'Shankardada MBBS' that testified to his versatility as an actor. He played the role of a love-stricken 'dada' willing to reform himself to win his love. Both these films were runaway hits and ensured Chiru an envious position on the Tollywood pantheon. He also won the Filmfare award for the Shankardada act.

Post 'Shankardada MBBS', releases such as 'Andarivadu', 'Jai Chiranjeeva' and 'Stalin' didn't do much to help the star's image as a hit machine; these were only moderate hits.

In 2007, Chiru came back with 'Shankardada Zindabad', which didn't make much clamour at the box office. His last film of the decade was Ram Charan Tej's 'Magadheera', in which he did a cameo.

Nandamuri Balakrishna

Balakrishna's entry into this decade was spectacular. Joining hands with director B. Gopal, Balayya created ripples at the box office with 'Narasimha Naidu'.

Carrying his 'roaring lion' image forward, Balakrishna starred in actions films such as 'Seema Simham', 'Chenna Kesava Reddy', 'Palnati Brahmanayudu', 'Lakshmi Narasimha' and 'Vijayaendra Verma', between 2002 and 2004. All these films brought in nominal moolah but did a great deal towards the upkeep of his super hero image.

The years from 2005 to 2008 saw a lull in Ballayya's career. Action-drama flicks such as 'Veerabhadra', 'Allari Pidugu' and 'Maharadhi' didn't do very well at the box office.

His last release, 'Mitrudu', saw the star in a slightly different role - that of a dependable friend and confidante to the female lead. However, the cash counters didn't ring. The 'roaring lion', it seems, has a bit of catching up to do. With a few releases lined-up this year and the next, he seems to be raring for it.

Akkineni Nagarjuna

Nagarjuna kick-started the decade with a musical blockbuster, 'Nuvvu Vasthavani'. The movie became one of the biggest hits of 2001. So big was this film's success that the average collections made from his subsequent releases, 'Ninne Premistha' and 'Azaad', didn't really matter. Nag was no.1 then.

Success of romantic comedies 'Santosham' and 'Manmadhudu' propelled the star's career into dizzying heights, in 2002 and 2003. Although 'Sivamani' flopped, Nag had, by then, earned a permanent place on the T'wood Box Office charts.

Nag ended 2004 with a resounding hit, 'Mass'. His portrayal of a vengeful lover, coupled with foot tapping music and fast-paced action, made this film an instant hit. 'Super' featured a suave and youthful looking Nag. The look was a hit. The film wasn't.

In 2006, Nagarjuna paired up with 'Annamayya' director K Raghavendra Rao to produce another huge devotional hit, 'Sri Ramadasu'. Nag won the Nandi award for his performance in the same. The film ran for 100 days in 67 centers across Andhra.

The rest of the decade is punctuated by moderate Nagarjuna hits such as 'Don' (2007), 'Krishnarjuna' and 'King'.

Victory Venkatesh

Victory Venkatesh logged into this decade with the super hit, 'Kailsundaam Raa'. The movie won him many trophies, including the Nandi award for the best actor.

The following year saw a bigger hit, 'Nuvvu Naaku Nachaav'. This romantic comedy was lapped up by viewers and ran for 100 days, in over a 100 theatres across the state!

Between 2002 and 2005, his career registered both ups and downs. While 'Vasu', 'Gemini', and 'Vasantham' were average dough grossers, 'Malliswari' and 'Gharshana' were declared hits. His next releases - 'Sankranthi' and 'Subhash Chandra Bose' - did well enough to make him a hot favorite with family audience.

In 2007, Venkatesh came back to form and delivered the super hit, 'Aadavaru Matalaku...'. Venky won yet another Nandi award for this film.

The past couple of years have been of varying fortune for Venky. 'Tulasi' and 'Chintakayala Ravi' were no-shows. 'Eenadu', however, was a huge success, but Venky had to share the credit with Kamal Hassan.

Ravi Teja

Born Bupathiraju Ravishankar Raju, Ravi Teja's climb to the top has been dramatic. After doing a dozen roles making little or no impact, it was the turn of this century that did wonders for our 'local' man.

In 2001, 'Itlu Sravani Subramaniam' was released and met with huge success after an initial lull. 'Ammayi Kosam and 'Budget Padmanabham' - showcased his talent as a versatile actor.

While 'E Abbai Chala Manchodu', 'Oka Raju Oka Rani', 'Dongodu' and 'Veede' fell flat at the B.O, 'Avunu Vallidaru Ishtapaddaru' and 'Amma Nana O Tamil Ammayi' were big hits.

Between 2004 and 2007, Ravi Teja starred in a dozen run-of-the-mill flicks. During this phase, his hits included 'Bhadra', 'Chanti', 'Vikramarkudu', and 'Dubai Seenu'. His recent release, 'Kick', has broken a few Box Office records.

Allari Naresh

'Allari' was released in 2002. The film starred a dozen fresh faces, young and old, and opened to mixed reviews. However, within a couple of months, it began drawing larger crowds and the Box Office bells kept ringing. A new star had arrived: 'Allari' Naresh.

In 2004, 'Nenu' and 'Nuvvante Naakishtam' saw Naresh try to outlive his comic hero image, with little acceptance.

Naresh gained momentum in mid 2006 with comical hits such as 'Kithakithalu' and 'Gopi - Goda Meedha Pilli'. Naresh continued his good run with 'Seema Sastry', 'Athili Sathi Babu', and 'Allare Allari'. After a flop run, Naresh came back with 'Bommanna Brothers Chandana Sisters', 'Gamayam' and 'Blade Babji'.

Pawan Kalyan

In 2001, "Power Star" Pawan Kalyan's 'Khushi' opened to unmatched fan frenzy and broke many Tollywood Box Office records.

Between 2003 and 2006, 'Johny', 'Gudumba Shankar', 'Balu ABC...', and 'Bangaram' were released but didn't create a flutter at the Box Office, despite having huge openings.

Late into 2006, 'Annavaram' was released, and took the Box Office by storm. Pawan's next release, 'Jalsa', opened to huge crowds but failed to live up to the hype. The music of the film was, however, a huge hit with the youth.

Junior NTR

Though 'Ninnu Choodalani' was Junior NTR's first official release of the decade, it was the super hit 'Student No.1' that introduced him to the larger Andhra audience.

NTR Jr's next releases 'Subbu', 'Aadi', 'Allari Ramudu',' Simhadri', 'Andhrawla' and 'Samba' landed between 2002 and 2005. Among these, only 'Aadi' and 'Simhadri' managed to create noise at the Box Office His fan legions were, however, growing from strength to strength.

'Naa Alludu' (2005) and 'Narsimhudu' (2006) were declared average. NTR's popularity was growing like never before and more people across the state began to accept him as a hero who could act, dance and yes, break a zillion bones if required!

Prabhas

Prabhas's initial releases in 2002-'03 ('Eshwar' and 'Raghavendra') didn't prove his mettle as an actor. It was 'Varsham' (2004) that announced his arrival in a big way. Fans and family audiences loved the film and it was declared a hit in the first week of release itself!

In 2005, Prabhas starred in the much awaited 'Chatrapati', which broke a few box office records in Andhra and was declared a super hit.

'Pournami', 'Yogi', and 'Munna' (released between 2006 and 2007) opened to lukewarm response across the state. Prabhas staged a terrific comeback with two back-to-back hits, 'Billa' (2008) and 'Ek Niranjan' (2009).

Mahesh Babu

Prince Mahesh Babu has created a niche for himself in the Telugu film industry. In this decade, Mahesh Babu has, so far, won 8 best actor (state) awards from 11 releases.

2001 saw the release of 'Murari', a film that went on to break B.O records. Filmed by Krishna Vamsi, the film cemented Mahesh's place in the big league.

In 2002, two much-hyped films of Mahesh - 'Bobby' and 'Takkari Donga' - failed to impress viewers and Mahesh was in search of a hit to revive his image as a Box Office darling. 'Okkadu' came and conquered the Box Office

'Athadu' was released in 2005 and was a smashing success. In 'Pokiri' (2006), Mahesh played a tight-lipped cop masquerading as a goon to wipe out mafia elements. The film is considered one of the biggest hits in the history of Tollywood. Mahesh, however, couldn't continue this success run with 'Sainikudu' and 'Athidhi'.