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Real Reasons: Why are Kollywood actors focused on Telugu Cinema?


Several Tollywood actors tried to succeed in Tamil cinema and tested their luck. But most of them ended up unsuccessful. But Tamil actors like Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Suriya, Vikram, Ajith, Karthi, Vishal, Vijay, Dhanush and others made up decent market and headed for simultaneous release in Telugu along with Tamil. Most of them lost their market because of the poor show of their films. The latest trend is that actors like Vijay, Dhanush and Suriya are signing straight Telugu films. Dhanush has signed four Telugu projects in a row. All these four films will be directed by Telugu directors.

Vijay will work with Vamshi Paidipally soon and Suriya will work with Boyapati Srinu next year. The film fraternity and the audience are left in shock with the sudden move. Going deep into the issue, after the arrival of the pandemic, most of the active producers of Tamil turned inactive. There are hardly 4-5 production houses that are keen to produce films with stars. Also, the Tamil market is badly hit in all the available ways because of the pandemic. The non-theatrical rights too are not fetching huge prices like in the past and the actors are asked to slash down their remuneration.

But things are different in Tollywood. The asking prices for the non-theatrical prices are increased and the entire nation is focused on Telugu films. The Telugu producers are also welcoming neighboring stars and are paying huge remunerations. This would be a golden opportunity for Vijay, Dhanush as they can expand their market in Telugu states and cement their position in Tollywood. They are even drawing a huge remuneration which is higher than the pay they are getting in Tamil. Hence, the Tamil stars are now focused on Tollywood and are keen to work with Telugu directors and producers.

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Kollywood urges not to remake Karnan in Telugu


Because of the digital platforms, film lovers got a golden opportunity to watch films of other languages through sub-titles. The barrier of language is no longer present and the audience are watching international films through the digital space. Telugu audience are no exception and they have been watching the films of neighboring languages through Amazon, Netflix, Disney Plus Hostar and Zee5. Dhanush’s performance in the film Asuran was widely appreciated. Tollywood audience too lauded his work and the actor bagged a national award for his performance.

Venkatesh loved the film and Asuran was remade in Telugu as Narappa. Venky too shined in his role but the magic was not repeated. Kollywood audience and fans trolled the film which triggered controversies. There are ongoing debates about the comparison of the performances between Venkatesh and Dhanush. Dhanush’s recent offering Karnan too will be remade in Telugu very soon. Kollywood film lovers are urging Tollywood not to remake the film as it is a challenging film. Narappa ended up decent because of the performance of Venkatesh. Young actor Bellamkonda Sreenivas is stepping into the role of Karnan.

The social media trolls and requests are warning bells for the makers who are in plans to remake Karnan in Telugu. They should rethink once again before touching such a classic. We have to wait to see how Bellamkonda Sreenivas will perform in such a challenging attempt.

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Sai Pallavi shifts focus to Kollywood


After winning the hearts of Telugu audience with her natural acting mettle in Fidaa and MCA, ‘Premam’ sensation Sai Pallavi is aiming to gain foothold in Kollywood.

As she hasn’t signed any new films in Telugu other than Sharwanand – Hanu Raghavapudi project, Sai Pallavi has sifted her focus to two Tamil biggies which she has recently signed. She is now juggling between Suriya’s next project in Selvaraghavan’s direction and Dhanush’s Maari 2.

She is playing the leading lady in both these projects and started shooting for them in Chennai. After wrapping up the first schedules, she will resume shooting for Sharwanand’s flick.

Sai Pallavi is also awaiting the release of Telugu – Tamil bilingual Karu, which has Naga Shaurya in the lead role.

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