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Rajamouli turns a helping hand for Ajay Devgn’s Mayday

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Tollywood’s top director SS Rajamouli and Bollywood’s top actor Ajay Devgn share a special bonding with each other. Ajay Devgn lent his voice for the Hindi version of Eega which released as Makkhi. Ajay is also playing a crucial and powerful role in Rajamouli’s upcoming action entertainer RRR. Ajay Devgn was extremely puzzled about the shoot of his next film Mayday after the arrival of coronavirus pandemic. It is then Rajamouli suggested Ajay Devgn to shoot for the film in Hyderabad and Rajamouli suggested that his art director Sabu Cyril will help Devgn over the sets. Massive sets are constructed in Ramoji Film City and the major portions of the shoot will be completed in these sets.

Sabu Cyril and Ajay Devgn worked for six months to get the right sets for this interesting film. Mayday is directed and produced by Ajay Devgn and it features Amitabh Bachchan, Rakul Preet Singh apart from Ajay playing the other lead role. All the three lead actors will be seen playing the roles of fighter pilots in Mayday. The actor was shooting for Bhuj: The Pride of India and was focused on the construction of the sets for Mayday. Ajay Devgn was shooting for various projects in Hyderabad from the past few months which made things easy for the veteran actor.

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Ajay Devgn takes part in plantation programme in Hyderabad

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Bollywood star Ajay Devgn on Thursday joined hundreds of green lovers in a major plantation programme at Malkapur Industrial Park near Hyderabad.

As many as 5,000 saplings were planted programme under Green India Challenge of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) MP J. Santhosh Kumar.

Around 100 industrialists, 110 artistes and 300 local green lovers participated and hailed the importance of improving green cover.

Speaking after launching the programme, Ajay Devgn expressed serious concern over increasing pollution and stressed the importance of protecting the environment. “I am very happy to see Santhosh Kumar who started Green India Challenge programme and taking it very seriously for the well-being of society,” he said.

He was all praise for Santosh for taking up the programme and inspiring others to take part in the drive without linking it to the commercial angle.

Rajya Sabha member Santosh Kumar said he was inspired by Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao to take up the Green India Challenge. He pointed out that the state government plantation programme ‘Haritha Haram’ is the brainchild of the Chief Minister.

Stressing the need to continue Green India Challenge, Santosh said everyone should take part in the programme. He welcomed NY Foundation’s contribution in this regard and thanked Ajay Devgn for extending support for the noble cause.

Telangana Industrial Federation leaders, industrialists and other green lovers participated in the programme.

Santosh Kumar recently released book “Vruksha Vedam”, containing articles and programmes carried out since from its inception.

Celebrities like Sachin Tendulkar, Sanjay Dutt, Shruthi Haasan, Shraddha Kapoor, Chiranjeevi, Nagarjuna, Prabhas, Krishna, Pawan Kalyan, Mahesh Babu, Rajamouli, Samanta, Pullela Gopichand, P.V. Sindhu, Saina Nehwal, Sania Mirza, Sai Pallavi besides politicians Supriya Sule, Praksh Javadekar, K.T. Rama Rao and K. Kavitha have participated in Green India Challenge so far.

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Ajay Devgn to remake a Tollywood film

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Bollywood Superstar Ajay Devgn is busy with many interesting projects. He is directing and producing May Day featuring Amitabh Bachchan, Rakul Preet Singh and he is playing a crucial role in the film. The shoot of May Day is happening in Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad. Ajay Devgn is also playing a crucial role in RRR that has NTR and Ram Charan in the lead roles. The latest update says that Ajay Devgn bought the remake rights of a Tollywood flick.

Impressed with the content and narration, Ajay Devgn acquired the remake rights of Brochevarevarura. He will remake the film in Hindi soon. He recently watched the film and acquired the Hindi rights of Brochevarevarura. More details to be announced officially soon. Vivek Athreya directed Brochevarevarura and Sree Vishnu, Nivetha Thomas played the lead roles in this crime thriller.

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Ajay Devgn back to the sets of RRR

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RRR is one of the most prestigious Indian films that is in the shooting mode. Bollywood star actor Ajay Devgn will be seen in a crucial role in the film. He already completed a major portion of his shoot in a schedule before the lockdown. He received a warm welcome from the team of RRR. The actor once again flew down to Hyderabad for the shoot of RRR. Ajay Devgn will be shooting all the pending portions in this schedule which commences from tomorrow.

Ajay Devgn and Shriya Saran will be pairing up for RRR and they would be seen during the flashback episodes of RRR. NTR and Ram Charan took small breaks from the shoot and they are expected to return back to the sets next week. Alia Bhatt will join the sets of RRR in December. Olivia Morris is the other leading lady in this periodic drama. RRR will have its release in all the Indian languages and an official release date is expected next year.

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Ajay Devgn inks an interesting deal with Amazon Prime

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The digital platforms Amazon Prime and Netflix are slowly making their waves in the Indian circuits. Along with making a solid impact with the digital shows, they are slowly producing web series along with films. Several Bollywood actors are in talks and signed deals with the digital platforms to join hands with them. The latest one to join the list is Ajay Devgn. The top actor signed a five-film deal with Amazon Prime. Ajay Devgn is currently in his best phase and his recent offerings raked huge money.

This is said to be the second-biggest deal of the country after Salman Khan’s deal with Amazon. The details about the projects will be announced soon by Amazon Prime and some of them are under discussion stages. Ajay Devgn recently announced that he would direct Big B Amitabh Bachchan in his next film May Day. Ajay Devgn is also making his debut into digital space with a web series which is titled Luther and it would be screened on Disney Plus Hotstar. He will be seen essaying a crucial role in the country’s biggest motion picture RRR.

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Ajay Devgn’s remuneration for RRR

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From the past few weeks, there were speculations across the country about the remuneration offered for Ajay Devgn for RRR. Right from the national media to the Tollywood circles, it was speculated that Ajay Devgn was paid a hefty paycheque of Rs 25 crores for his 30 minutes role. But going into the news, it is heard that Ajay Devgn did not charge a penny for his role in RRR. Rajamouli and the makers of RRR offered him to take the remuneration as per his market price but Ajay Devgn straightaway denied the offer.

Ajay Devgn’s role is like an extended cameo in RRR and the actor has a dream of working with Rajamouli in his wishlist. Hence, Ajay Devgn decided to work for free. Rajamouli and his team decided to wrap up Ajay Devgn’s part in quick schedules. The shoot of RRR is taking place in and around Hyderabad currently. The makers announced that RRR would hit the screens on January 8th 2021. NTR and Ram Charan essays the roles of freedom fighters in this big-budget periodic drama.

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All the heroes of RRR in one frame

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SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus RRR is currently under shoot and it features NTR, Ram Charan in the lead roles. Bollywood Superstar Ajay Devgn is essaying a crucial role in this periodic drama and he joined the sets recently. Tarak and Charan posted pictures welcoming Ajay Devgn on to the sets. The pictures of all the lead actors along with Rajamouli are all over internet. Tarak and Charan fans who are waiting for an update about RRR are left delighted with the pictures. RRR is slated for release this year and an updated release date will be announced soon after the shoot gets wrapped up.

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This Bollywood actor turns mentor for Tarak and Charan

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It is already known that Bollywood top actor Ajay Devgn will be essaying a powerful and crucial role in SS Rajamouli’s next big-budget flick RRR that features Tarak and Ram Charan in the lead roles. We have some interesting piece of news and Ajay Devgn plays the mentor for both the lead actors who are essaying the role of Komaram Bheem and Alluri Seetharama Raju in the film. Ajay Devgn comes at a crucial point of time and his character drives the film taking it to the next level.

Ajay Devgn was extremely impressed with Rajamouli’s narrative and signed the film on spot without a second thought. The shoot of the film is happening in and around Hyderabad currently. Ajay Devgn will join the sets of RRR in December. Alia Bhatt and Emma Roberts are the leading ladies and Samuthirakani essays another pivotal role. RRR is slated for July 30th 2020 release in all the Indian languages.

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Interesting update on Ajay Devgn’s role in RRR

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Bollywood Superstar Ajay Devgn is doing a crucial role in SS Rajamouli’s next big budget project RRR. Rajamouli revealed that Ajay Devgn will be seen essaying a powerful role during the flashback episodes of RRR. Now, we have some interesting update and Ajay Devgn will be seen playing the role of Ram Charan’s father in the film. Though Ajay Devgn’s role looks crisp, he was extremely convinced with the assignment and signed it.

Ram Charan plays Alluri Seetharamaraju and NTR plays Komaram Bheem in this high voltage periodic drama. Alia Bhatt is the female lead and she would join the sets during this North Indian schedule. NTR and Ram Charan are on a small break and they too will join the sets back in the new schedule. RRR is slated for July 30th 2020 release and it is carrying mighty expectations.

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#RRR – Alia Bhatt now, Ajay Devgn later

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SS Rajamouli’s ambitious patriotic drama RRR, which is being made on a staggering budget, will have Bollywood actors Alia Bhatt and Ajay Devgn in prominent roles. While NTR is essaying the fictional character of Komaram Bheem, Ram Charan will be portraying the role of Alluri Seetha Rama Raju. The makers have wrapped up back to back hectic schedules in Hyderabad.

Reportedly, Alia Bhatt is going to join the sets in the next schedule which will commence in North India. It is learnt that the team will travel to various parts of North for a month long schedule in which key scenes involving the principal cast will be canned. Foreign girl Daisy Edgar Jones, who is paired opposite NTR, will also join the team in this schedule.

Ajay Devgn is currently busy shooting for his Hindi films. Rajamouli has decided to shoot all his scenes at once and asked him to allot bulk dates. He is likely to commence shooting for this magnum opus in the next schedule. The entire shooting formalities will be completed by the end of this year.

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Ajay Devgn’s screen presence from RRR revealed

Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn has been picked up to play a crucial role in SS Rajamouli’s RRR. Rajamouli revealed that he would be seen during the flashback episodes in the film during the second half. The flashback episode lasts for 40 minutes and Ajay Devgn will be seen for 30 minutes in RRR. NTR and Ram Charan are the lead actors in RRR which is set in 1920s during the pre-independence time.

The shoot of the film is happening in Aluminium factory currently and NTR is participating in the shoot. Ram Charan is on a break and he will join the shoot from next schedule that will commence in Ahmedabad. Alia Bhatt and Daisy Edgar Jones are the heroines in this high voltage action entertainer. Charan plays Alluri Seetharama Raju while NTR is all set to stun as Komaram Bheem in the film. Produced by Danayya, the film releases on July 30th next year.

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Bollywood antagonist for Kamal’s Indian 2

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Padmashri Kamal Haasan who enjoys huge fan base across the country failed to impress the audience with his recent outings. He recently made his debut into politics and is busy touring across Tamil Nadu. The actor signed a film for Shankar and is the sequel for their super hit film Indian. With Shankar occupied with the work of 2.0, the film has been delayed as of now. The latest update says that the film will start rolling from December this year and will continue without breaks.

Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn has been roped in to play the lead antagonist in Indian 2. The other cast, crew members are being finalized and the film will be shot simultaneously in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi languages. Lyca Productions will produce this big budget action entertainer that will release during the end of 2019.

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Bollywood actor in talks for Shankar’s much awaited sequel

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After Amithab Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Neil Nitin Mukesh and Vivek Oberoi, another Bollywood Superstar is likely to be cast in a South Indian film.

As per reliable sources, hit filmmaker Shankar has approached top Hindi star Ajay Devgn to essay a crucial role in his much awaited film Indian 2, sequel to Bharateeyudu ( Indian), which is likely to commence later this year. Kamal Hassan is once again going to play the lead role in this big budget entertainer.

Reportedly, Shankar has designed a cop role which has equal weight to that of the lead role in this sequel which is going to be a message oriented social drama similar to its first part.

As Shankar is planning to make it as a multilingual film, he is looking to bring Ajay Devgn on board for this pivotal role which will be a value addition for the project in terms of its business prospects in North India.

We have to wait for a confirmation if Ajay Devgn’s agrees to be a part of this project or not.

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Rakul Preet signs another biggie

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Rakul Preet to romance Ajay Devgn

It looks like leggy lass Rakul Preet Singh is trying to gain foothold in Bollywood. Despite short of offers in South, Rakul is getting plump roles in Hindi films. According to the latest update, the Dhruva actress has just signed her third Bollywood film.

Rakul Preet, who is awaiting the release of Neeraj Pandey’s Aiyaary which stars Siddharth Malhotra, has been roped in to play one of the female leads in Ajay Devgn’s next film which will be helmed by Akiv Ali.

A rom-com laced with good dose of emotions, the untitled film will see Rakul playing an urban girl in a complete glamorous avatar. T-series and Luv films will pool resources for this film. Coincidentally, Rakul made her Bollywood debut with Yariyaan which was bankrolled by the same production house.
In South, Rakul has only Suriya’s next film in her kitty.

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‘Shivaay’: Review – A Himalayan blunder

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Shivaay Review, Shivaay Movie Review Rating

“Tum mein Shiva jaisa kya hai,” the lady asks Devgan lustfully.

I held my breath wondering what he will show her. Relax. It’s just the tattoos which make our hero so loftily heroic. Just to drive in the hero’s anointed status, we have the noisy background score where star-stuck choruses chant in unison about Shiva, the Destroyer, blah blah.

“Shivaay” is so steeped in self-importance, so awed by its own intended grandeur, it seems the makers forget there is a story to tell. Story, there is to tell. But the plot is propelled forward in stuttering staccato waves of melodrama and action. It’s like Shekhar Kapur desperately tries to shake hands with Rohit Shetty. But they just can’t seem to find a meeting-ground. Not in this Ajay Devgn-directed lopsided melange of mayhem and melodrama.

At one point in this tedious homage to mountain climbing and cross-cultural copulation, debutante Sayyeshaa (she could do better, I’m sure) tells us that she wanted to help Ajay because “superheroes comic books ke baahar nahin milte”.

Precisely the problem in “Shivaay”. It wants to make Ajay a larger-than-life superhero, the kind that may look appealing in a comic book but appears amply askew in a real-life situation.

And I use “real life” with much reservation.

“Shivaay” is as real as “300” or “Baahubali”, minus the comfort of escape into fantasy. Devgn plays a whole lot of super-heroic roles all in the course of one film.

He is a mountain climber (a la Sylvester Stallone in the disastrous “Cliffhanger”), and an unabashed explorer of uncharted territory. That includes a Bulgarian woman Olga (Erika Kaar, listless and clueless). The two are soon shown getting intimate and passionate, while the censor board looks the other way. This is after all, Ajay’s first stab at on screen passion, and we all must step back reverentially for the grand occasion.

The fruits of the passionate liaison is a little girl Gaura (Abigail Eames), who alas is vocally impaired. Gaura, I suspect, has been written as a mute character to accommodate the young foreigner actress’ inability to converse in Hindi. I really can’t be blamed for being paranoid about the scriptural contrivances. “Shivaay” is cluttered with them.

The plot moves from trying to be a “Masoom” in reverse (illicit liaison and the complications that ensue when the child gets insistently precocious) to being a clamorous wannabe cluttered and confused adaptation of Pierre Morrel’s “Taken” where Liam Neeson rescued his teenaged daughter from flesh traders.

Some such catastrophic eventuality crops up in the narrative, like an uninvited viral fever, when our superhero Shivaay’s half-Bulgarian speechless daughter insists on meeting her mother who has by then, upped and lefte.

Recently, we saw the calamitous incidents that awaited the father and daughter when they took off to meet the girl’s mother in the Korean film “Train To Busan”. But in oiling his triple tattoos, catering to his demanding daughter and saving the world, I doubt Shivaay has time to watch Korean films.

He does seem to have watched “Taken” closely. The action scenes are shot with the uni-focused singularity of a screen hero who wants to give the audience enough thrills to forget the Hollywood super-hero films.

Alas, it’s a losing battle. “Shivaay” is a cumbersome over-blown action drama. While the stunts are quite engaging at times, the drama is unbearable and unintentionally funny. It is hard to even bear with the characters, let alone devote nearly three hours of time to them. The performances are partially to blame.

Ajay’s strong-and-silent act had been done to death. Mercifully, he doesn’t try comedy here as he did in “Action Jackson”. Sad to see talented actors like Vir Das and Saurabh Shukla wasted in sketchily written parts.

Aseem Bajaj’s cinematography captures the bleak foreboding mood of the plot much better than any of the actors. “Shivaay” is not the light, fun, crackerjack Diwali film you’d like to sit through this festive season. It is laden with an overbearing darkness which eclipses all of the film’s efforts to pull us into its embrace. The proceedings get so edgy that they finally topple over.

Telugu360 Rating 1.5/5

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