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MAA president Vishnu Manchu backs Nikhil Siddhartha in ‘Karthikeya 2’ row

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Vishnu Manchu, president of the MAA, spoke out in support of Nikhil Siddhartha, who has been having issues with the distribution of his upcoming film ‘Karthikeya 2.’ Vishnu posted on social media in support of Nikhil and his group.

The post-production procedures for the movie ‘Karthikeya 2,’ starring Nikhil Siddhartha and Anupama Parameshwaran, were finished earlier this year. But the film has been repeatedly delayed, which has left the production team extremely disappointed.

Speaking about it, Nikhil Siddhartha said that internal politics had hampered the release of his film.

In this context, Vishnu Manchu extended his support to ‘Karthikeya 2’. Vishnu had written on his Twitter, “My brother @actor_Nikhil I am always there. Stay strong. As everyone agrees, Content always wins. Looking forward for #Karthikeya2”.

Nikhil Siddhartha, who responded to Vishnu’s tweet wrote, “Vishnu Bhai, your words mean a lot to me and #Karthikeya2 team”.

Nikhil Siddhartha, Anupama Parameshwaran, Sreenivasa Reddy, and others play pivotal roles in the mystery-based thriller, which will be released soon.

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After Prabhu Deva, Ganesh Acharya comes on board for Vishnu Manchu’s ‘Ginna’

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After Prabhu Deva and Prem Rakshith, one of the top choreographers of India, Ganesh Acharya, too has now become a part of director Eeshaan Surya’s upcoming film ‘Ginna’, featuring Vishnu Manchu in the lead.

The star dance master, who has choreographed for many films in Bollywood, has composed a party number for the Vishnu-starrer, which is set against an engagement backdrop.

Not just crafting it, Ganesh Acharya has even shaken a leg for the number, as he has had a long association with Vishnu Manchu.

The film has three pulsating numbers that are choreographed by three dance legends making the film a visual musical extravaganza.

The song, choreographed by Ganesh, has been picturised on Vishnu Manchu, Payal Rajput and Sunny Leone along with the supporting cast – Vennala Kishore, Chammak Chandra, Raghu Babu, among others.

It is worthy to mention that Prem Rakshith, who choreographed the ‘Naatu Naatu’ song for ‘RRR’, is also part of ‘Ginna’ as he composed an energetic dance number on the lead pair. Anup Rubens is composing the music.

Talking about coming on board, Acharya says, “I am stoked to be a part of this film and working with Vishnu has been a thrill through and through. The song is steeped in energy and the steps are designed to match the thrill that is expected from a film of this scale. Vishnu is family for me. Everytime he calls me for a song, I do it. This is one of the best songs I have choreographed for Vishnu.”

For his part, Vishnu adds, “It’s such an honour to work with Ganesh Masterji. This song and this film is easily amongst the most memorable experiences of my career. I am having a blast on set everyday. We are making sure that our fans have so much to relish in the movie.”

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Manchu Vishnu’s next is Ginna

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Manchu actor Vishnu has been struggling for success. He landed into controversies after contesting in MAA Elections. His last film Mosagallu ended up as one of his biggest flops. The young actor is shooting for his next film and the makers announced the title. The film is titled Ginna and Manchu Vishnu essays the role of Gaali Nageswara Rao in the film. Sunny Leone and Payal Rajput are the leading ladies. Eeshaan Surya is making his directorial debut with this mass entertainer and 24 Frames Factory are the producers.

Renowned technicians like Kona Venkat Anup Rubens and Chota K Naidu are working for Ginna. Manchu Vishnu is in plans to make his comeback with Ginna. Tollywood director G Nageshwar Reddy penned the story while Kona Venkat is the creative producer of Ginna. The official release date of the film will be announced soon.

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Manchu Vishnu backs AP govt on movie ticket price issue

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President of the Movie Artists Association and Tollywood actor Manchu Vishnu has backed the Andhra Pradesh government, saying it did the right thing by allowing producers to raise ticket prices.

Vishnu said the decision is ultimately up to the producers to hike ticket prices or not.

He also stated that the ticket price increase benefited only a few films, and most of the movies suffered losses because of this.

It is a big debate, and industry leaders and associations need to get together and talk about it to come up with a better solution, according to the ‘Mosagallu’ actor.

Vishnu also said that the issue needed addressing, as the industry must come together for brainstorming to arrive at a middle ground regarding the hike in movie ticket prices.

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Manchu Vishnu clarifies about MAA Building

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The Elections of MAA created enough stir in Tollywood. Manchu Vishnu’s panel won with a record majority and the young actor promised to construct a building for MAA if he wins in the elections. It has been more than six months and there was no information about MAA building. During his recent interaction, Manchu Vishnu responded about MAA Building. He issued a clarification that the groundbreaking ceremony of MAA Building will take place in six months.

Vishnu said that he would reveal more details about the land in few days. Earlier to this, he said that he finalized three lands for the construction of MAA building and one among them will be locked. He also responded about the excessive ticket pricing issue. “There were debates about the low ticket pricing in the past and there are debates going on about the excessive ticket pricing now. Considering several factors and issues, I preferred not to respond about the ticket pricing issue” told Manchu Vishnu.

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Manchu Vishnu continues to be Trolled

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MAA President Manchu Vishnu turned out to be the target after he made some unusual comments and statements on the ongoing ticket pricing issue in Andhra Pradesh. Though he met AP Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy, there was no discussion about the ticket pricing issue. Manchu Vishnu was badly targeted after he made comments on the meeting between Megastar Chiranjeevi and YS Jagan. He called it a personal meeting and got trolled badly.

Soon after this, Megastar Chiranjeevi and other celebrities met YS Jagan and got the ticket pricing issue resolved. Manchu Vishnu who claims himself to be a relative of YS Jagan was missing in the meeting. Manchu Vishnu was once again trolled as he was missing in the meeting. In a surprise, Manchu Vishnu and Mohan Babu posed for a picture with AP Cinematography Minister Perni Nani today. “It was an absolute pleasure hosting you at our home Sri. Nani garu. Much thanks for protecting the interests of TFI” posted Manchu Vishnu. The actor was once again targeted today after the picture was posted. Manchu Vishnu was targeted multiple times in less than a month.

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Manchu Vishnu’s sensational comments on Megastar’s meeting with YS Jagan

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Megastar Chiranjeevi met over lunch with AP Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy a month ago. He said that the meeting was extremely positive and the good news about the revision of the ticket pricing issue would be out soon. Megastar wanted the industry to stay calm and wait for the news with patience. Movie Artists Association President Manchu Vishnu made sensational comments today about the meeting between Chiranjeevi and YS Jagan.

He called it a personal meeting and it has no relation with the film industry. He said that the entire industry has to stand united and fight against the ticket pricing issue. Vishnu also said that he is not much interested to divert the issue or create controversies. The actor has been running short of offers after back-to-back debacles. He is keen to make his comeback with D and D, the sequel for Dhee that will be directed by Sreenu Vaitla.

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TELANGANA FILM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE New Elected Body Swearing

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MAA president Vishnu maintains strategic silence over issue of ticket prices

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The Telugu film industry is facing problems regarding the cinema ticket prices in Andhra Pradesh.

While a leading production house like DVV Entertainments came out openly on the ticket price issue in Andhra Pradesh, there is no reaction from any biggies of Tollywood.

The Andhra Pradesh government has come up with slashing of ticket prices, which has become hit the pandemic-hit Industry, which is suffering heavy losses already. Though stars like Pawan Kalyan came forward to address the issues, it only caused more damage, as the issue was ignored by the industry biggies.

Movie Artists Association’s president Manchu Vishnu, who promised to resolve all the issues, has kept mum on the ticket price issues. While the Manchus made much noise during MAA elections, their strategic silence regarding such a big problem has irked many of the industry heads.

Telugu Film Chamber of Commerce had issued a note that they do not have any issues regarding the prices of movie tickets, earlier when Pawan had raised his voice against the government.

Now that biggies like ‘RRR’, ‘Radhe Shyam’, ‘Bheemla Nayak’, and ‘Sarkaru Vaari Paata’ are prepping up to hit the screens, the industry is slowly coming to grips with the problems.

The ticket pricing issue has become a headache for traders, theatre owners, distributors and producers, which needs an immediate resolution.

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MAA president Manchu Vishnu’s overenthusiastic tweet goes viral

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Manchu Vishnu, who was elected president of the influential Tollywood industry body, Movie Artists Association (MAA) last Sunday, posted a video on his Twitter timeline showing him with the superstar and Jana Sena Party supremo, Pawan Kalyan, at Haryana Governor Bandaru Dattatreya’s Alai Balai event here.

The highlight of the event was Pawan Kalyan’s speech, but it is Manchu Vishnu’s video that has gone viral. The video features Pawan Kalyan, sitting on a chair, which Vishnu captioned, “Can you guess who’s at the end of the video?”

Vishnu’s tweet has become a point of discussion among Pawan Kalyan’s fans. Earlier, Vishnu’s brother, Manchu Manoj, had visited the location of the shoot for Pawan Kalyan’s forthcoming movie ‘Bheemla Nayak’ and shared pictures from there.

While the Manchus seem to be trying hard to convey something, their actions are in contrast to their speeches, which has become a controversy. It is to be noted that, MAA elections had the Manchu family speak about Chiranjeevi, his brother Pawan Kalyan, and actor Ram Charan.

Manchu Vishnu was seen blaming Ram Charan for ‘probably’ not voting for him in MAA elections. They also had spoken about Chiranjeevi and his brother Pawan Kalyan, who supported Prakash Raj in the elections, instead of supporting Vishnu who stood for the presidential elections of MAA.

But, Mohan Babu, Manoj, and Vishnu greeted Chiranjeevi and Pawan Kalyan well on the polling day. This contradiction during the speeches and when people come face-to-face has invited unwanted negativity for the Manchu family.

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Chiranjeevi wanted me to back out from MAA Elections: Manchu Vishnu

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After winning the polls of MAA, Manchu Vishnu interacted with the press this evening. The young actor is the new President of MAA and he defeated Prakash Raj who received backing from the Mega family indirectly. During his media interaction, Manchu Vishnu revealed that Chiranjeevi garu wanted him to back out from the polls. He also responded about Ram Charan voting for him. He said that Charan might have voted to Prakash Raj and his panel.

Vishnu said that he received the first phone call from Tarak after winning the polls. Tarak skipped the voting of MAA that took place yesterday. Manchu Vishnu also said that MAA members will meet the Chief Ministers of both the Telugu states and will discuss about the issues to be resolved. Vishnu promised to work together and he said that the resignations of Prakash Raj and Naga Babu will not be approved as he needs their support in the coming days.

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How Vishnu Manchu won MAA vote despite Chiranjeevi backing rival

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The high-voltage elections to the Movie Artistes Association (MAA), Tollywood’s apex industry body, ended on Sunday with actor-producer Manchu Vishnu’s convincing victory over noted character actor Prakash Raj, aka Prakash Rai in Kannada and Hindi filmdom.

At 39, the scion of the Manchu clan is easily the youngest actor to win the post of president of the powerful Telugu film body. Along with movies, Vishnu has been a businessman, with interests in education and other sectors. Apparently leveraging his business skills, Vishnu crafted a poll campaign that upset the calculations of the rival camp, which had the backing of the powerful Chiranjeevi clan.

Compared to the other leading Tollywood film families, such as those of Chiranjeevi, Nagarjuna, and Balakrishna, the Manchus, with four stars in the family — patriarch Mohan Babu, daughter Lakshmi Prasanna, Vishnu and Manoj — are seen to enjoy relatively less clout.

Mohan Babu, known popularly as the ‘Collection King’ for his blockbuster Telugu movies, is famous for his mercurial temperament. He has a blow hot-blow cold relationship with Chiranjeevi and the MAA elections saw them ranged against each other.

The MAA elections saw Vishnu woo voters with a manifesto that included several welfare measures for the Telugu movie industry fraternity. Apart from calling on senior actors for support, a carefully orchestrated poll campaign by his father soon had the attention of the voters diverted to the issue of “local versus non-local”.

Prakash Raj, who hails from neighbouring Karnataka, but has had a long association with Tollywood, polled 274 votes to Vishnu’s 381.

As a child, Vishnu first acted in his father’s movie ‘Ragile Gundelu’ in 1985. He made his big-screen debut with ‘Vishnu’ in 2003. His biggest commercial success has been ‘Dhee’ in 2007. Incidentally, his co-star in the movie, Genelia De Souza, flew in from Mumbai to vote in the polls. It’s another indication of the meticulous planning that went into winning the vote, according to industry observers.

Vishnu is married to Viranica, niece of the late former Andhra Pradesh chief minister Dr Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy. The couple have four children — twin daughters and a daughter and son.

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MAA elections: Manchu Vishnu defeats Prakash Raj by huge margin

Actor Manchu Vishnu was Sunday elected as the new President of Movie Artists Association (MAA), defeating Prakash Raj by a huge margin in a bitterly-contested election.

Vishnu, son of veteran actor Mohan Babu, defeated Prakash Raj by 106 votes.

Ending day-long suspense, MAA election officer Krishna Mohan announced the poll results on Sunday night. Vishnu polled 380 votes while Prakash Raj, who was branded as non-local by some supporters of rival panel, could secure 274 votes.

A native of Karnataka, Prakash Raj acts in Telugu and other South Indian films. He had unsuccessfully contested Lok Sabha election from Bangalore Central as an independent candidate in 2019.

The Vishnu panel also bagged the key posts of Vice President, General Secretary, and Treasurer. Madhala Ravi was elected Vice President beating Benerjee of the Prakash Raj panel.

Raghu Babu trounced Jeevitha Rajasekhar for the post of General Secretary by 7 votes. Siva Balaji was elected treasurer, defeating Nagineedu by 32 votes. Balaji polled 316 votes while Nagineedu secured 284 votes.

Actor Srikanth from Prakash Raj panel was elected Executive Vice President. He defeated Babu Mohan of the Vishnu panel.

The acrimonious election was seen as a tussle between families of megastar Chiranjeevi and veteran actor Mohan Babu. Chiranjeevi’s family backed Prakash Raj while Mohan Babu actively campaigned for his son Manchu Vishnu.

Soon after the results were declared, Chiranjeevi took to Twitter to congratulate Vishnu and other members of the new body. He hoped that the new body will work for the welfare of all artists. “MAA has always been one family. No matter who wins, it’s the victory of our family,” he wrote.

Earlier speaking at a film event Chiranjeevi expressed his displeasure over the acrimony created during the MAA elections. He remarked that positions are temporary.

According to election officer, 68 per cent polling was recorded which was highest in the history of the MAA. Out of 925 members of the MAA, 883 were eligible to cast their votes and of them, 605 did do to elect 26-member body comprising the President, two Vice Presidents, Executive Vice President, General Secretary, two Joint Secretaries, Treasurer and 18 Executive Committee members.

The polling which began at 8 a.m. at Jubilee Hills Public School was peaceful barring minor clashes between the two rival groups.

The polling, which was to end at 2 p.m., was extended by an hour by election officer Krishna Mohan. The counting of votes began at 4 p.m.

The first result went in favour of the Prakash Raj panel when Shia Reddy was elected as executive member. This was followed by three more victories for the panel as Anasuya, Kaushik and Suresh Kondeti were also elected as executive members.

From the Vishnu panel, Poojitha, Shashank, Jayavani, U.P. Srinivasulu, Srilakshmi, Manik, Harinath Babu, and Vishnu Boppana were elected as executive members.

Chiranjeevi, leading actors Pawan Kalyan, Balakrishna and Nagarjuna were among leading personalities of Tollywood who cast their votes.

Murali Mohan, Mohan Babu, Jaya Prada, Rajendra Prasad, Roja, Babu Mohan, Naga Babu and other prominent faces also came to vote.

After a bitter campaign between the rival panels, scenes of camaraderie were witnessed on the polling day. The two actors, battling for the post of MAA President, shook hands and embraced each other to declare that they are all one.

Prakash Raj also shook hands with Mohan Babu and took his blessings. Mohan Babu had arrived early at the polling booth to bless his son Vishnu and claimed that the panel enjoyed support of majority of voters.

MAA founding President Chiranjeevi said he cast his vote as per his conscience. He said every time MAA elections were being held with the same acrimony and called for putting an end to this trend.

Actor politician Pawan Kalyan was one of the first to cast his votes. Talking to reporters, the Jana Sena president declined to name the panel he votes for saying this would amount to influencing voters. He said MAA elections would have no bearing on the friendship between his brother Chiranjeevi and Mohan Babu. Pawan said the film industry will not split due to MAA polls.

Chiranjeevi’s other brother Naga Babu, however, told reporters that he cast his vote for the Prakash Raj panel.

Leading actor Balakrishna told reporters after casting his vote that Prakash Raj and Vishnu are like brothers. The actor politician, who had earlier declared his support to Vishnu, said he votes for those who will do better.

Veteran actor Jaya Prada also cast her vote. Mohan Babu said she flew in from Delhi at his request to participate in the voting.

Ileana, who had been staying away from Telugu films following his marriage to Bollwyood actor Ritesh Deshmukh, also came to Hyderabad to cast his vote. She said MAA will soon have a super President.

There was mild tension at polling booth when Vishnu panel members alleged that Prakash Raj panel members were campaigning inside the booth. Siva Balaji tried to stop a member of Prakash Raj panel who was allegedly giving dummy ballot to voters. There was heated argument between the two groups and the police had to intervene to pacify them.

Mohan Babu also took exception to campaigning by Prakash Raj panel inside the booth. He urged voters to leave in five minutes after exercising their franchise. There was also heated argument between Siva Balaji and Hema.

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Leading lights of Tollywood cast votes in closely fought MAA elections

Megastar Chiranjeevi as well as leading actors Pawan Kalyan, Balakrishna and Nagarjuna were among the notable Tollywood personalities who cast their votes on Sunday to elect new office-bearers of the Movie Artists Association (MAA), the apex body of the Telugu film industry.

Murali Mohan, Mohan Babu, Jaya Prada, Rajendra Prasad, Roja, Babu Mohan, Naga Babu and other leading lights of the industry also participated in the vote. Polling, which began at 8 a.m. at the Jubilee Hills Public School, was progressing smoothly.

It was to end at 2 p.m., but was extended by an hour by the election officer, Krishna Mohan. Till 1.30 p.m., 56 per cent of the voters had cast their ballots. Out of the 925 MAA members, 883 are eligible to vote. Of them, 503 had cast their ballots.

The counting of votes will be taken up at 4 p.m. and is likely to continue till 8 p.m., when the results are slated to be declared.

MAA members were voting to elect a 26-member executive comprising the president, general secretary, two joint secretaries, treasurer, and 18 committee members.

Retired employees of the Telangana Cooperative Society made elaborate arrangements for the polling in adherence with Covid-19 protocols. As many as 50 policemen and women were deployed as part of the security measures.

After a bitter campaign between the panels led by acclaimed actor Prakash Raj and actor-producer Manchu Vishnu, scenes of camaraderie were witnessed on the polling day. The two contenders battling for the post of MAA president shook hands and embraced each other to declare that they are all one.

Prakash Raj also shook hands with Mohan Babu, who’s also Vishnu’s father, and took his blessings. Mohan Babu had arrived early at the polling booth to bless his son and claimed that the panel enjoyed support of majority of voters.

Megastar and MAA founding president Chiranjeevi said he had cast his vote as per his conscience. He said that whenever the MAA elections were held, the same acrimony was witnessed and called for putting an end to it.

Actor-politician Pawan Kalyan was one of the first to cast his votes. Talking to reporters, the Jana Sena president declined to name the panel he votes for saying this would amount to influencing voters. He said MAA elections would have no bearing on the friendship between his brother Chiranjeevi and Mohan Babu. Pawan said the film industry will not split due to MAA polls.

Chiranjeevi’s brother Naga Babu told reporters that he cast his vote for the Prakash Raj panel. Leading actor Balakrishna said after casting his vote that Prakash Raj and Vishnu were like brothers to him. The actor and politician, who had earlier declared his support for Vishnu, said he voted for those who would work better.

Senior actress and former MP Jaya Prada also cast her vote. Mohan Babu said she flew in from Delhi at his request to participate in the voting.

Genelia D’Souza, who had been staying away from Telugu films following her marriage to Bollywood actor Ritesh Deshmukh, also came to Hyderabad to cast her vote. She said MAA will soon have a “super president”.

There was mild tension at the polling booth when the Vishnu panel members alleged that the opposite side was campaigning inside the booth. Shiva Balaji tried to stop a member of the Prakash Raj panel who was allegedly giving away dummy ballots to voters. There was a heated argument between the two groups. Temperatures came down after police intervention.

Mohan Babu also took exception to the Prakash Raj panel campaigning inside the booth. He urged voters to leave in five minutes after exercising their franchise. There was also a heated argument between Shiva Balaji and Hema.

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Prakash Raj takes on Vishnu Manchu in direct fight for MAA president

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The battle lines are drawn for the October 10 elections for Movie Artistes Association (MAA), the apex body of Tollywood.

With CVL Narasimha Rao and K. Shravan Kumar withdrawing their nominations, actor Prakash Raj is locked in a direct fight with Vishnu Manchu for the post of MAA president.

A total of 56 candidates are in the fray for elections to 26-member body of MAA. Election officer Krishna Mohan announced the final list of candidates after the withdrawal of nominations.

Babu Mohan and Srikanth will vie for the post of MAA executive president. For the two posts of vice-presidents, actor-producer Madhala Ravi and comedian Prithviraj Bali Reddy are contesting from Vishnu panel. From Prakash Raj’s panel, Benerjee and Hema are in the fray for the same posts.

For the key post of general secretary, Jeevita Rajasekhar is contesting as a candidate from Prakash Raj’s panel. She is locked in a direct fight with Raghu Babu from Vishnu’s panel.

Bandla Ganesh had also filed his nomination for the post but withdrew from the contest on the advice of industry elders.

For the post of treasure, actor Siva Balaji (Vishnu’s panel) is pitted against Nagineedu (Prakash Raj Panel).

Character actor Karate Kalyani and comedian Gautham Raju from Vishnu’s panel will be testing their fortunes for the post of joint secretaries. Uttej, Anit Chowdary and Bacchala Srinivas are also in the fray for the two posts.

A total of 39 candidates are in the fray for 18 posts of executive members. The candidates from Vishnu’s panel for these posts are Archana (Veda), Ashok Kumar, Geeta Singh, Harinath Babu, Jayavani, Malakpeta Shailaja, Manik, Poojitha, Rajeshwari Reddy, Rekha, Sampoornesh Babu, Shashank, Sivannarayana, Silakshmi, P. Srinivasulu, Swapna Madhu, Vishnu Bopanna and M.R.C. Vadlapatla.

Prakash Raj panel includes Srikanth, Uttej, Anasuya, Ajay, Bhopal, Brahmaji, ETV Prabhakar, Govind Rao, Khayyum, Kaushik, Pragathi, Ramanareddy, Sridhar Rao, Shivareddy, Sameer, Sudigali Sudhir, Subbaraju, Suresh Kondetti, Tanish, and Tarzan.

More than 900 movie artists will cast their votes on October 10. Electronic Voting Machines will be used for the polling to be held at Jubliee Public School in Film Nagar from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Results will be announced the same evening.

Prakash Raj was the first to announce his panel and he has been actively campaigning. He also received support from actors Jeevitha Rajasekhar and Hema, who dropped their plans to contest against him and joined his panel.

“I came here to serve the film industry. I want to serve my fellow artistes and industry people,” Prakash Raj had said while announcing his panel

Prakash Raj, who unsuccessfully contested as an independent candidate in 2019 Lok Sabha elections from Bengaluru Central, made cautious manoeuvres to win the support of many. He urged the MAA members to cast their conscience vote.

“#MaaElections2021… Your vote is your voice.. The welfare of MAA is our viewpoint. Let’s vote with conscience and ensure the victory of MAA aspirations,” the actor tweeted after filing his nomination last week.

It also includes Uttej as Joint Secretary, Banerjee as Vice President, Hema as Vice President, Srikanth as Executive Vice President, and Jeevitha Rajasekhar as General Secretary.

Tollywood sources say Prakash Raj has considerably bright chances of winning the election as MAA president. He enjoys the backing of Megastar Chiranjeevi and his family members.

On the other hand, Vishnu received the support from outgoing president Naresh, who criticized Prakash Raj.

“In the 25 years history of MAA, have you cast your vote at least once? Did you attend any general body meeting,” he asked Prakash Raj.

In 2019, actor-producer Naresh was elected as MAA president, defeating Shivaji Raja, who was contesting for second consecutive term

On the Naresh panel, Jeevitha Rajasekhar was elected as general secretary while her husband actor Rajasekhar was elected as executive vice-president.

Naresh said though one year of his term was wasted because of Covid-19 pandemic, he worked efficiently for the welfare of all. He alleged that some outsiders influenced about 11 members and blocked the welfare works for under privileged artists.

He claimed that for the first time in MAA history, his panel provided insurance for 900 members. “If any member died, we ensured the insurance money of Rs 3 lakh reached the deceased family,” he said.

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I don’t agree with Pawan comments: Manchu Vishnu

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Manchu Vishnu today filled his nominations for MAA elections. He also convened a press meet after the nominations and expressed his views on ongoing tussle between film industry and AP government.

Manchu Vishnu told that he is not in agreement with Pawan comments on AP government not helping the film industry. He reminded that film chamber has already expressed its view in which the president of the chamber differed with the comments made by Pawan without mentioning his name. Vishnu added that he concurs with the opinion of Film Chamber. He also responded to the comments made by Pawan on his father Mohan Babu. He told, his father himself will respond to the points raised by Pawan and will answer to each and every point raised. Speaking on MAA elections, he told, after seeing his manifesto, even Chiranjeevi and Pawan also will vote for him. He also questioned whether Prakash Raj wants to stand by the side of industry or by the side of Pawan Kalyan.

Overall, Manchu Vishnu seems to have determined to face the challenge and compete with Prakash Raj. On a related note, actor and producer Bandla Ganesh also filed his nomination independently today.

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Manchu Vishnu announces his panel for MAA

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It would be a tough fight between the panel of Prakash Raj and Manchu Vishnu in the upcoming MAA Elections that are scheduled for October 10th. Prakash Raj announced his panel long ago and Manchu Vishnu came out to announce his panel today. His panel consists of several veterans and young actors. Manchu Vishnu’s panel has Babu Mohan contesting for the Executive Vice President and Prithviraj for the Vice President. Raghu Babu is in the race for General Secretary and Madhala Ravi is the other Vice President in Manchu Vishnu’s panel.

Siva Balaji, Karate Kalyani, Gautham Raju are other crucial members and the executive members’ list has Archana, Ashok Kumar, Geetha Singh, Harinath Babu, Jayavani, M Shailaja, Manik, Poojitha, Rajeshwari Reddy, Rekha, Sampoornesh Babu, Shashan, Sivannarayana, Srilakshmi, Srinivasulu P, Swapna Madhuri, Vishnu Boppana and MRC Vadlapatla. The polling takes place in Jubilee Hills Public School on October 10th. Both Prakash Raj and Manchu Vishnu expressed their confidence in winning the MAA Elections.

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MAA elections : Vishnu to strike a deal with the Jeevitha

Movie artist Association elections have now become as interesting as any political elections. The upcoming election has become more interesting with the latest statement of Jeevitha that she is also in the race this time. However as per the reports actor Manchu Vishnu is trying to strike an interesting deal with Jeevitha . Details as follows..

It is already known that Prakash Raj is the first one to announce that he will be contesting Movie Artistes Association elections this time. Reportedly he also has the blessings of megastar Chiranjeevi regarding this. However things are not smooth for him as actor Manchu Vishnu also decided to contest against him. While most of the people were thinking that film industry bigwigs will try to compromise Prakash Raj or Manchu Vishnu and make it unanimous this time , suddenly Jeevitha entered the stage and announced that she is also in the race this time which makes the fight a triangular one.

However, reportedly , Manchu Vishnu family is trying to strike a deal with Jeevitha. She’s already working as a secretary in the Movie Artists Association. In the previous elections , Rajasekhar was elected as vice president and she was the secretary. However Rajasekhar resigned to the post after the differences with Naresh , who was president of movie artist Association at that time. Though Rajasekhar resigned, Jeevitha continued as secretary. Now Manchu Vishnu reportedly asking her to continue as secretary from his panel this time also so that the triangular fight can be avoided. Also as Jeevitha has some supporters , her joining into Vishnu panel may help him as well. In return, Manchu Vishnu is offering to support her as Movie artist Association president candidate in the next election.

We will have to wait and see if Jeevitha accepts the offer proposed by Manchu Vishnu.

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Manchu Vishnu’s Mosagallu Review

Mosagallu review

Mosagallu review

Telugu360 Rating : 2/5

Manchu Vishnu needs a solid hit and there are no takers for the actor. He took his time and is focused on Mosagallu, a big-budget film that is based on the biggest IT scam in the world. Made on a budget of Rs 51 crores, the film is directed by Jeffrey Gee Chin. Top actress Kajal Aggarwal plays Vishnu’s sister in the film and Suniel Shetty, Naveen Chandra and Navdeep will be seen in other important roles. Sam CS composed the music and Vishnu’s 24 Frames Factory are the producers. The film released today and here is the complete movie review of Mosagallu:

Story:

Anu (Kajal Aggarwal) and Arjun (Manchu Vishnu) are siblings and they are born in poverty. They dream of earning big in life. They come up with a formula that cheating the rich is never a crime. Arjun works in a call centre and is well bonded with his boss Sandeep Reddy (Navdeep). Anu, Arjun and Sandeep join hands for the biggest ever scam. They earn thousands of crores which gets traced by the USA government. The rest of Mosagallu is all about the scam of Rs 2600 crores and what happens next. DCP Kumar Bhatia (Suniel Shetty) is the special officer who is assigned the duty to nab the masterminds behind the scam. Watch Mosagallu to know about the real facts:

Analysis:

Any crime thriller should be backed by a strong logic and interesting screenplay. The crime should be explained in detail and it should impress the audience. Mosagallu which has a good plot lacks interesting narration and it misses the needed logic. The entire scam happens on a laptop screen and the lead actors turn rich in a fraction of seconds. Everyone is well aware of the American security system and the laws along with the strict rules of the government. The USA government holds the information of any crime that happens across the globe. But the lead actors in Mosagallu cheat hundreds of Americans so easily.

The team of Mosagallu should have worked well in detail about the scam and the format to be narrated. DGP’s acts to catch the culprits are shown in a silly manner. Along with this, the entire film is completely predictable and has no twists that leave the audience in surprise. By the time the interval episodes are around, the audience will feel that they are done with the film and the second half offers nothing exciting. Manchu Vishnu announced that he spent Rs 51 crores on the film but Mosagallu never sounds so. The second half is a complete disappointment and misses many logics.

Performances:

Manchu Vishnu is good in his role and Mosagallu is a new genre for the actor. The entire story revolves around Arjun. Kajal looks beautiful in the small role and she hardly has any prominence. The team of Mosagallu should have worked on her role. Suniel Shetty is roped in for a pan-Indian appeal but his role is not impressive. Navdeep is good in his role and Naveen Chandra fails to make an impact. All the other actors had limited screen presence.

The basic plot of Mosagallu is good but there is no need for a Hollywood director to helm this film. The background score is good and it elevated some of the episodes. Though Manchu Vishnu said that Mosagallu is made on Hollywood standards, the cinematography work, editing and production values are below par and are no match to Hollywood flicks. Mosagallu is a huge misfire as it lacks a gripping narration, interesting twists and strong characterizations.

Verdict:

Mosagallu is one more dud from Manchu Vishnu and it can be given a skip.

Telugu360 Rating : 2/5

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Manchu Vishnu heads for a huge risk

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After a series of flops, Tollywood actor Manchu Vishnu calmed down. He took a long break and worked on Mosagallu which is the costliest film in his career. The film is made on a budget of Rs 50 crores and is releasing this Friday in all the Indian languages. The asking theatrical deals are quite low when compared to the budget of the film. Manchu Vishnu decided to release the film on his own across the Telugu states. He will release the film through noted distributors in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

Vishnu is also releasing the film in Hindi, Kannada, Tamil and Malayalam languages. The film has to fare extremely well to recover the investments. Two other films Chaavu Kaburu Challaga and Sashi are heading for release this Friday. Directed by Jeffrey Gee Chin, the film features Vishnu, Kajal, Suniel Shetty, Navdeep and Naveen Chandra in the lead roles. Manchu Vishnu’s 24 Frames Factory produced the film which is based on the biggest IT scam in the world.

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