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Dil Raju struggled to convince Nani for V digital release

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Tollywood audience were left surprised as there was not a single release from renowned movies across the digital platforms when several Bollywood biggies are lined up for a digital release. Popular producer Dil Raju was quite keen on a digital release for his next production V which completed all the formalities. But he received a jolt from the lead actor Nani. The talented actor was keen on making his comeback with V which he feels is a terrific film. Nani feels that the audience will be blown away with his performance on the large screen.

Dil Raju agreed with Nani’s argument and decided to wait for the theatrical release. But when Centre rejected permissions for theatres, Dil Raju went in touch with all his distributors. Most of them asked him to head for a digital release as the theatres would not open anytime soon. Raju was also well aware of the flock of releases that will release soon after the theatres reopen. He met Nani and explained the situations.

Though there was a heated argument, Nani stepped out with a positive nod finally and this is how the deal got closed. Raju who is a perfect businessman managed to pull a huge amount from Amazon. The film releases on Amazon Prime on September 5th.

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Tollywood’s first big film to head for digital release

With the arrival of the coronavirus pandemic, several Tollywood films that completed shoots have been waiting to hit the screens. Some of the top producers waited for months and most of them came to a conclusion that the theatres would not reopen anytime soon. Nani’s V, Ram’s Red, Rana’s Aranya, Anushka’s Nishabdham and Uppena are the films that are waiting for release. V is directed by Mohanakrishna Indraganti and is produced by Dil Raju. There are several speculations about the digital release of the film but the makers remained tightlipped.

Telugu360 exclusively learned that the digital deal is closed finally. Dil Raju and Nani decided not to wait after analyzing the situations. Amazon Prime acquired the digital rights of V for a whopping price of Rs 33 crores. V is heading for release on September 5th. The makers are in plans to make an official announcement on the same very soon. Rs 33 crores is an exceptional deal as it is equal to the theatrical rights of the film.

Dil Raju will pocket decent profits through V after the deal is closed. Nani, Sudheer Babu, Aditi Rao Hydari and Nivetha Thomas are the lead actors in V, an action thriller.

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Dil Raju locks an interesting combination

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Telugu360 was the first to reveal that top producer Dil Raju is focused on a small budget and content-driven films after the arrival of coronavirus pandemic. He offered deals to all the directors who worked for Sri Venkateswara Creations in the past. Anil Ravipudi who works at a jet speed impressed Dil Raju with a script. He would pen the screenplay and dialogue version of the film. Nenu Local fame Trinadha Rao Nakkina will direct this project.

The details and the genre about the film are currently kept under wraps. A young actor will play the lead role in the film. Anil Ravipudi will share the profits for his work and the project will be made on a budget less than Rs 10 crores. Dil Raju is also holding talks with Sukumar and Vamshi Paidipally for such similar attempts. More projects to be finalized and announced soon.

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Dil Raju sets up interesting combinations

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Top producer Dil Raju is one producer who knows the game of cinema well. He worked with all the top and young actors of Telugu cinema. At the same time, Raju got associated with several concept-based films. After the arrival of coronavirus pandemic, the producers are left in financial stress. Most of them are not aware of after pandemic situations. Dil Raju is focused on scripts and he is spending 6-7 hours on a regular basis and is picking up scripts.

Raju is in plans to make small budget films on his banner with big associations. Directors like Anil Ravipudi, Vamshi Paidipally, Sukumar, Sriram Venu and others are working on the scripts. All these directors would pen the scripts and will supervise the projects. Dil Raju will be sharing the profits from the films instead of paying them hefty paycheques. Dil Raju already gave his nod for Anil Ravipudi for a script and some other projects are in pipeline.

This would be a good game of big names associated for films that would be made on stringent budgets. Such projects are the need of the hour for Telugu cinema.

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Allu Arjun’s double shock for Dil Raju

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Popular producer Dil Raju was impressed with a script narrated by Sriram Venu and took the script to Allu Arjun. The top actor too was quite excited with the script and gave his immediate nod. The film was announced as Icon and it was planned to roll this year once Allu Arjun was done with the shoot of Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo. Then came Sukumar with the script of Pushpa and Icon was pushed further.

Dil Raju received a shock for the second time after Koratala Siva impressed Allu Arjun. The official announcement about the project came yesterday and the actor made it clear that it is his 21st film and it will start soon after he completes the shoot of Pushpa. Allu Arjun who promised that he would do Icon at any cost was knocked by two big directors and Icon is now left untraceable. Allu Arjun’s team is tightlipped about the project. Dil Raju who was quite confident about the project is now left puzzled and in waiting mode. Sriram Venu is currently directing Pawan Kalyan’s Vakeel Saab.

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Dil Raju Productions: A series of small films

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Veteran producer Dil Raju had a bitter start in the film industry but he was later named as the man with ‘Midas Touch’. He worked out on combinations and finalized good scripts which made him one of the most successful producers of Telugu cinema. He slowly built an empire of the distribution network which made him the first choice for many actors. He produced several big-budget films in his career. After the arrival of coronavirus, Dil Raju turned quite practical.

Dil Raju decided not to run after stars and he decided to produce films that are high on content. He floated one more production house ‘Dil Raju Productions’. This production house will produce films on a minimal budget and will not feature stars. All these projects will be salable only with the brand of Dil Raju. The top producer is now working round the clock and he is said to have already finalized half a dozen projects which are in the scripting stage.

At the same time, Dil Raju will also produce web series for Aha and other digital platforms. Dil Raju Productions is quite busy even during the coronavirus season.

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Exclusive: Dil Raju joins the team of Aha

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Allu Aravind between huge expectations announced his digital platform Aha. Though Allu Aravind was the final decision maker, he handed over the responsibilities of web series for various teams. After most of the shows received a lukewarm response, Allu Aravind got alerted. He started approaching top directors and Vamshi Paidipally, Maruthi, Nandini Reddy turned script co-ordinators for Aha. Successful producer Dil Raju is the latest one to join the list.

Raju will be finalizing the content and he is also in plans to produce web-based films for Aha. Dil Raju and Allu Aravind who are business partners in distribution decided to work together for some concept-based films and web series. Raju is currently in talks with various filmmakers for these projects. Allu Aravind and Dil Raju will produce several projects soon.

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Dil Raju shelves Vinayak’s Seenayya completely

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Top producer Dil Raju was impressed with an idea narrated by Narasimha Rao. Raju was the one who proposed the name of VV Vinayak to play the title role in the social drama titled Seenayya. Things took an ugly turn as the major plot was left behind. Raju was not impressed with the script and he wanted to shelve the project but Vinayak was quite serious about the film. Though Raju tried to convince him, Vinayak brought Paruchuri Brothers on to the board to work on the draft.

Even the recent draft was not impressive. With the arrival of the coronavirus outbreak, Dil Raju informed the team that the project is no longer happening and it is shelved now. The entire team moved on to their next projects and Raju too is focused on his other productions. Vinayak is back working on a script to make his comeback as a director soon. The veteran director who lost enough weight for Senayya is no longer dieting now.

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Seenayya turns a headache for Dil Raju

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Top producer Dil Raju wanted to launch director Vinayak in the lead role after he heard the plot of Seenayya. But even after a series of narrations, Dil Raju was not convinced with the script. Veteran writers Paruchuri Brothers too worked on the script after Vinayak requested. Dil Raju is finally not happy with the script and he wants to shelve the project.

But VV Vinayak is keen to play the role and complete the shoot as he got prepared for the film. Vinayak has done enough home work and lost huge weight. He worked out on a regular basis for months and was on a strict diet. Dil Raju is now left puzzled about Seenayya. Narasimha Rao is the director and Shriya Saran is in talks for the female lead’s role. The final decision on the project will be taken soon.

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One more Bollywood project for Dil Raju

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Veteran producer Dil Raju scored enough hits in Telugu cinema and he always had plans to produce films in Hindi. He is currently co-producing the remake of Jersey in Hindi. The script works of the remakes of F2, Yevadu are currently going on. Dil Raju is in plans to continue producing Hindi films by collaborating with Bollywood filmmakers. Dil Raju acquired the remake rights of HIT, a small budget action thriller that was produced by Nani recently.

Dil Raju will remake the film in Hindi and an official announcement would be made after the lead actor will be finalized. He acquired the Hindi remake rights for a fancy price. Dil Raju is in hunt for the right director to handle this action thriller. Dil Raju felt that the film can do good business across the multiplexes in North. More details will be announced soon.

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Dil Raju’s request for Pawan Kalyan

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The Telangana government responded on a positive note for the requests made by the Telugu film industry. The film shoots will resume from the mid of June as per the available update. Pawan Kalyan’s upcoming movie Vakeel Saab is slated for May 15th initially but it was pushed. Almost 30 days of the film’s shoot is pending. The film’s producer Dil Raju is in plans to complete the shoot of the film at the earliest. He already initiated the discussions with the team of Vakeel Saab.

Dil Raju requested Pawan Kalyan to allocate his dates in the month of June and the top actor responded on a positive note. Pawan too is in plans to complete the shoot of Vakeel Saab first before joining the sets of Krish’s film. The film can be wrapped up with limited crew members and hence Pawan is in plans to complete the shoot of Vakeel Saab soon. The film is aimed for Dasara release and an official release date would be announced soon. Sriram Venu is the director and Nivetha Thomas, Anjali, Prakash Raj will be seen in other crucial roles.

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Dil Raju renames his wife

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Top producer Dil Raju got hitched last night in Nizamabad and the wedding happened to be a family affair. His wife’s name is Tejaswini and as per the astrology, her name is updated to Vygha Reddy post wedding. The wedding click has been released officially after a bunch of their wedding pictures got circulated across social media. Dil Raju who has been staying single after his wife’s demise from the past three years decided to get married after he was suggested by his family members. Raju’s next release is V starring Nani and Sudheer Babu. Pawan Kalyan’s comeback film Vakeel Saab is in the final stages of shoot and will release this year.

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Ace producer Dil Raju to tie the knot today

Top producer Dil Raju is an occupied man with enough number of films. Raju’s wife passed away in 2017 and he has been staying single from the past three years. There are several speculations making rounds that Raju will be getting married once again. After discussing with his family members, Raju decided to get married again.

Telugu360 exclusively learned that the wedding will take place tonight and it would be strictly a family affair. The wedding will take place in Sri Venkateswara temple in Nizamabad district which was constructed by the family of Dil Raju. All his family members already reached Nizamabad for the wedding.

The details about the bride are yet to be revealed. Raju is expected to make things official tomorrow after the wedding.  Wishing the successful producer a very happy married life.

Dil Raju officially released a press note :

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Dil Raju and Prabhas film gets a director?

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Successful producer Dil Raju is in plans to work with top actor Prabhas once again. The duo worked for Mr Perfect years ago. The actor too promised to do a film if Raju comes up with some exciting and interesting script. Directors like Surendar Reddy narrated a script to Prabhas but the actor was not excited. Venu Sriram who directed films like Oh My Friend and MCA is directing Pawan Kalyan’s Vakeel Saab currently. The young director narrated a plot to Dil Raju recently and the veteran producer is left excited.

He asked Venu Sriram to work on the script and bring a good shape so that he could meet Prabhas and narrate it to him. Utilizing the lockdown break, Venu Sriram is working on the script currently. Dil Raju is in plans to arrange the narration at the earliest and lock Prabhas for his next after Nag Ashwin’s film. Prabhas is currently busy with Radha Krishna Kumar’s film and has a film in the direction of Nag Ashwin. Prabhas and Venu Sriram project will happen in 2022 if the top actor gets impressed with the script.

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Dil Raju and Mythri swaps their projects

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Vijay Devarakonda promised three films for the top production house Mythri Movie Makers. But things changed completely after the debacle of Dear Comrade. His next film with the production house titled Hero was shelved after Mythri pumped out big money on the action episodes. Vijay Devarakonda promised one more project for the top production house. He is currently busy with Fighter directed by Puri Jagannadh and the film is expected to release next year.

Vijay Devarakonda has films lined up with Shiva Nirvana and Mohana Krishna Indraganti. Dil Raju was on board for Shiva Nirvana’s project and Mythri was on board for Mohana Krishna’s film. It is Vijay Devarakonda who swapped the producers after Dil Raju had no issues to wait for one more film long. Mythri will produce Shiva Nirvana’s project and Dil Raju will produce Mohana Krishna Indraganti’s film with Vijay Devarakonda. It was Vijay Devarakonda who took the call and the decision was collective.

Dil Raju is quite comfortable to work with Mohana Krishna Indraganti once again after ‘V’ and Mythri is happy that they have one more prestigious project soon next year.

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Suresh Babu and Dil Raju all set for OTT Debut?

Mega Producer Allu Aravind is already exploring the digital space and floated his own OTT platform ‘Aha’. Now top producers Suresh Babu and Dil Raju are in talks to make their debut into digital space. With growing popularity for web series and shows on OTT on a regular basis, Suresh Babu and Dil Raju have been discussing about coming out with an OTT platform for some time. Rana Daggubati is also spending ample time and is working on this idea.

Several scripts are zeroed in and the OTT platform is expected to be launched in the coming months. Suresh Babu and Dil Raju are keen on producing local content as of now and their focus would be on Telugu audience. Digital giants Amazon and Netflix already created a sensation in the Indian market. Amazon is reaching every corner and it acquired the digital rights of several Telugu classics from the past. Suresh Babu and Dil Raju are expected to announce things officially soon.

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Dil Raju’s Marriage: Hottest topic in Tollywood

Veteran producer Dil Raju is busy working on back to back projects. From the past few weeks, there are speculations that Raju is in plans to get married once again after he has been staying single from the past three years. Today several English dailies even published articles that the 50-year-old filmmaker has got married in a private affair yesterday. As per sources , it is untrue. He is not yet married , but Tollywood started speculating too much about his wedding from the past couple of weeks.

Gone are the days’ industry circles discussed about the lineup of this top producer. Now most of them are just discussing about his wedding and whether if he hosts a reception for the film fraternity. There are several articles in print media , noted journalist Subhash Jha already reported that Raju got married yesterday. Dil Raju’s second marriage is now the most discussed topic than Prabhas’s first wedding.

Dil Raju has an interesting lineup of films this year and he is distributing several other biggies. Raju is also venturing into Bollywood with the remakes of Jersey and F2.

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Dil Raju following Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo Strategy

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The makers of Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo followed new strategies and released singles months before the film’s release. The songs gained huge popularity and generated enough buzz before the film’s release. Now, Dil Raju is in plans to follow the same strategy for Pink remake. Despite of Pawan Kalyan on board, the film is carrying low buzz as the film’s original was watched by many. Also, Pink remake is a court drama and looks preachy.

Dil Raju recently heard the singles and he picked up the best single from the album. The single will be released soon and will be promoted widely. S Thaman composed the album and it is said to have come out really well. Hence Dil Raju is in plans to start the promotions soon. The title of the film will be announced for Ugadi. Directed by Sriram Venu, the shoot of the film is happening in Annapurna Studios. The film is announced for May 15th release.

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Laxman, Dil Raju’s partner, out of SVC

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Dil Raju, Sirish and Laxman are the founders of Sri Venkateswara Creations which is named as one of the most successful production and distribution houses of Telugu cinema. During several instances, Dil Raju lauded Laxman for his judgement skills. Laxman who is a huge support for SVC never stands front and maintains a low profile. All is not well between Raju and Laxman for some time and he walked out of production. Laxman stayed calm as he had enough stake in distribution. SVC acquired hundreds of theaters across AP and Telangana for lease for years.

Telugu360 has exclusively learned that Laxman is now out of distribution too. He already floated a distribution house for Nizam which will start operating this year. He even bagged the distribution rights of Pawan Kalyan – Krish film for Nizam territory recently. There are also talks that there are several filmmakers who are supporting Laxman as they wanted a third distribution force in Nizam region. Laxman is said to have met several actors and directors who share a close bond with him and he is keen in starting his own production house.

Laxman’s younger son is working as an executive producer for Chiranjeevi – Koratala Siva’s film and is busy executing the project. Laxman will launch his son as a producer soon.

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Not Dil Raju, Vinayak scraps Seenayya

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Tollywood was left surprised when filmmaker Dil Raju announced that he is introducing VV Vinayak as a lead actor. The top mass helmer has been struggling for success and had no offers. Vinayak worked out for over three months, turned slim for the film which is titled Seenayya. The film’s official launch took place on Vinayak’s birthday and the film’s first schedule took off in December. Both Dil Raju and Vinayak were not convinced with the rushes.

The film’s director Narasimha Rao took time and worked on the script again. Vinayak collected the feedback from his well-wishers who watched the rushes. It was Vinayak who asked Dil Raju to scrap the film. Dil Raju was left puzzled about this and with Vinayak taking a call, Dil Raju decided to shelve the project. Dil Raju is now focused on his next projects and Vinayak is overlooking the studio works which are planned in Chevella, Hyderabad.

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