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Charan’s master plan to expand father’s market


Chiranjeevi’s next film Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy will be simultaneously made in three languages. Producer Ram Charan is very desperate to expand his father’s market in Northern territories. So, he is coming up with a master plan as far as the production values and the casting of the film are concerned. Surender Reddy is the director.

As the film will release in Hindi, Charan is looking to cast popular Bollywood artists in the film. It has already been heard that a couple of top heroines in Bollywood heroines have been approached for this prestigious project. Now, the latest update reveals that Megastar Amithab Bachchan is offered a key role in the film.

Reports say that Amithab Bachchan had a narration recently, but he is yet to give the nod. It is well known that Amithab expressed his desire to share screen space with Chiranjeevi for his 150th film, but things shape up according to his will. Now, Charan and Chiranjeevi are looking to cast Amithab in this film which will definitely bring much needed hype in Bollywood circles.

What remains to be seen is whether Amithab signs the dotted line or not.

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Fans Celebrate Megastar’s Illustrious Career as he turns 61


Chiranjeevi 61st Birthday 

There is noise everywhere as his hardcore fans and followers celebrate his birthday a day before he was actually born. Konidela Siva Sankara Prasad, who is called by his stage name – Chiranjeevi, will turn 61 on Monday. A godfather to many young heroes and mega family, Chiranjeevi has certainly earned a niche for himself in film industry with his 37 years of illustrious filmy career.

Coming from a modest middle-class family in West Godavari district, Chiranjeevi had found his passion in acting and happened to join in Madras Film Institute in 1976. Subsequently, he made his debut in ‘Punadhirallu’ as an actor in 1978. However, ‘Pranam Kareedu’ was the first film got released before Punadhirallu.

He won the first filmfare award in the best actor category for the movie ‘Subhalekha’ which was released in 1982. And the movie – ‘Intlo Ramayya Veedilo Krishnayya’ also among the early hit movies.

The 1983 movie – ‘Khaidi’, which was loosely based on Hollywood actor Sylvester Stallone’s ‘First Blood’, brought box office success and stardom to Chiranjeevi. Playing a cobler in ‘Swayamkrishi’, Chiru went on to receive Nandi award in 1987. And later, Chiranjeevi has no looking as ‘Rudraveena’ released in 1988 won three national film awards including best film on national integration.

And then came ‘Kondaveeti Donga’, a thriller movie which was directed by Kodandarami Reddy, went on to collect a distributors share of Rs. 7.4 million on the opening weekend. In the subsequent year, ‘Gang Leader’ has set new records at the box office and was also remade in Hindi as ‘Aaj Ka Goonda Raj’ with Meenakshi Sheshadri as female role.

Accolades had poured in for Chiranjeevi for Hindi movies – Pratibandh (1990) and The Gentleman (1993). ‘Gharana Mogudu’ in 1992 had raked in Rs 10 crore at the box office. This very year, Chiranjeevi had become the highest paid actor overtaking Amitab  Bachchan when he was paid Rs 1.25 crore for ‘AapadBandhavudu’.

After reeling under success drought during mid 1990s, Chiranjeevi bounced back with ‘Hitler’ and ‘Choodalani Undi’ which grossed Rs 16 crore at the box office.

After a descent success, the Megastar tasted success with ‘Tagore’ in which he donned professor and forms a group with his students with an intention to end corruption in the society. This movie has got overwhelming response from the audience in 2003. The movie has proved to be a blockbuster hit.

As he turns 61 years on Monday, teaser and first-look of his 150th movie are scheduled to be released in a splendid way. There is speculation that Chiranjeevi is trying to make a comeback in his cinema career with his 150th movie since his interest in politics is gradually weaning off.

Telugu360.com is wishing Megastar Chiranjeevi A HAPPY BIRTHDAY !

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Megastar spends fancy amount on House Remodeling


Off late, Megastar Chiranjeevi is not going good in politics and in films. Though he is a Rajya Sabha MP, he is not in a prominent position in the Congress party; also he has been away from party activities for quite some time. On the other hand, Chiru’s most awaited 150th film is being delayed due to various reasons. With all these in consideration, the actor is looking forward to make vasthu changes to his visually pleasing bungalow built in 3,000 square yards in Jubilee hills.

According to sources, the actor has consulted with top Vasthu experts who advised him to change the northern side of the house, in an attempt to get back the past glory and happiness to the family. Interestingly, Chiru is spending Rs 2 to 3 crores to re-model the house in accordance with the vastu principles.

Chiranjeevi’s palatial house has attracted many celebrities in the past, including the Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar, Bollywood Superstars Salman Khan and Amitabh Bachchan.

In the recent past, many politicians including Andhra Pradesh CM and Telangana CM, have made major changes to their houses to make them vasthu compliant. Let’s hope that these vasthu changes favor Chiranjeevi and bring back his past glory in politics as well as in films.

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Exclusive : Megastar to join ‘Bruce Lee’ from Sep 12 th


It is well known that Megastar Chiranjeevi is doing a cameo in Ram Charan’s upcoming film, Bruce Lee. Close sources to Chiranjeevi informed us that he will take part in the shooting from September 12th. ‘Chiranjeevi will be playing a 15 minute cameo in the film, added the source. Some crucial scenes between Chiranjeevi and Ram Charan will be shot for a couple of days.

Directed by Sreenu Vaitla, the film has Rakul Preet Singh as the leading lady and Kriti Kharbanda in a crucial role. The shooting is progressing at a rapid speed and the producer, DVV Danayya, confirmed that the film will hit the screens on October 16th. SS Thaman is the music composer.

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When Nagababu gave a stern message to Pawan Kalyan


Finally, Nagababu had an emotional outburst yesterday at a function ( Gallery here ) organised in celebration of Megastar Chiranjeevi’s 60th birthday. He had the guts to comment on the wild wolf whistles of Pawan Kalyan fans at functions of mega hero family members. It is usually observed that at every audio function of Ram Charan, Allu Arjun, and the gang, there are atleast 100-200 fans of Pawan Kalyan who occupy strategic corners of the auditorium and then at the opportune moment rabble-rouse the audience into hooting for Pawan Kalyan – who rarely attends events of the Megastar family heroes. The decibels are raised to deafening levels by fans of PK until the hero of the day responds to calm down and acknowledge the conspicuous absence of Pawan Kalyan.

In his outburst yesterday, Nagababu took on the fans of Power Star openly in the most unexpected manner. He pointed to a section of audience shouting slogans about Pawan Kalyan and confronted them directly: ”Why don’t you go to the office Pawan Kalyan and ask him why he doesn’t attend our family members’ functions? We invite him every time but he doesn’t want to attend. Instead of asking us, why don’t you ask him why he doesn’t want to attend? Every time you come and disrupt the proceedings. This time it is over. Don’t we want our brother to be part of our functions? But he doesn’t just show up. What can we do? This is not fair.” And he added that if the fans of Pawan Kalyan can, they should make Pawan Kalyan turn up at the function to launch his 150th film. This is the boldest statement that has come from the camp of Chiranjeevi family on the sensational and sometimes sensitive issues of why Pawan Kalyan never makes an appearance at the functions of the Megastar family members.

It is an indirect message to both Pawan Kalyan not to distance himself away from family of Megastar as well as to his fans not to steal the limelight from the function by instigating other fans at audio functions.

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Megastar Chiranjeevi rocking photo shoot


Megastar Chiranjeevi gave an early birthday present to his fans. Few photos from his latest photo shoot were released today much to the joy of hordes of his fans. Megastar is looking fit and as charming as ever in these photos. Fans of the matinee idol are waiting eagerly for an announcement with respect to his full fledged movies comeback. Earlier Puri Jagan was announced as the director of the star’s comeback film. Script work of the the said film is underway and announcement is expected by the fans pretty soon. Chiranjeevi was last seen in a full length role way back in 2007 (Shankar Dada Zindabad). His son, Ram Charan will produce his comeback film on his home banner which is yet to be named. Going by the photos, Megastar is all set to make his towering presence felt on the silver screen once again.

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Chiranjeevi is a leading figure in Indian cinema, who turned a politician and served as the union minister of state for tourism for a brief period during UPA-2 regime.

Born Shiva Shankara Vara Prasad, Chiranjeevi is one of the most looked upon names in Telugu film industry. Born into middle class BC family on August 22, 1955 in Mogalthuru of Andhra State, Chiranjeevi always had a passion for acting.

He completed degree in commerce from Narsapur. He said in many interviews that he barely had decent clothes and food when he pursued undergraduation. His strong inclination towards cinema made him shift his base to then Madras.

Chiranjeevi enrolled into film institute where he completed a one-year diploma course in acting. He met several Telugu film producers and directors for a role. In 1978, he was offered a role in ‘Praanam Khareedu’ movie.

His outstanding acting skills and flexibility soon fetched him back to back roles. He appeared in Punaadhi Raalu, Maa Voori Paandavulu and Tayaramma Bangaraiah.

Soon Chiranjeevi got a chance to play antagonist’s role. He thus essayed villain roles in Mosagadu, Nyayam Kaavali  and Ranuva Veeran (Tamil).

Kodi Ramakrishna’s Intlo Raamayyah Veedilo Krishnaiah gave a leading character with negative shades to Chiranjeevi. He, however, got a major brake with K. Viswanath’s Shubhaleka that dealt with dowry system. The movie not only won critical appreciation but even brought the much required name and fame to Chiranjeevi. It was this movie that showcased his brake-dancing skills.

Chiranjeevi emerged a mass actor in 1983 when Khaidi movie hit the theatres.  Although he appeared predominantly in action oriented movies, he even essayed some dynamic characters in Challenge, Vijetha, Swayam Krushi  and Rudra Veena.

After the major flops he received in the late nineties, he rose to fame yet another time with Master movie and went on to appear in box-office hits such as Tagore and Shankardada MBBS.  He is referred as mega star in Tollywood.

On total Chiranjeevi acted in 149 movies.  His entry into politics was rather dramatic. The launch of Praja Rajyam Party, which basically emerged on social justice concept to other backward castes in Andhra Pradesh, apparently sent shockwaves within political circles.

Chiranjeevi’s PRP, although won 18 assembly seats, drew zero in Lok Sabha.  With noted personalities such as Parakala Prabhakar holding press meets and alleging that PRP was a company and a poisonous tree, the image of the party presumably tarnished.

Chiranjeevi eventually merged PRP with Congress party in 2011 and he was made the union minister. He is also known for undertaking many charity works through his eye and blood banks.

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