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Tollywood hails Vijayendra Prasad’s nomination to Rajya Sabha

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Telugu film industry (Tollywood) and politicians across party lines have hailed eminent filmmaker and screenwriter K. V. Vijayendra Prasad on being nominated to Rajya Sabha.

Greetings poured in for Prasad from film personalities, political leaders and others. They hoped that his presence in the upper house of the Parliament would enhance its glory.

Megastar K. Chiranjeevi thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for bestowing the well deserving honour of Presidential nomination as Rajya Sabha members on extremely deserving stalwarts from the film industry K.V. Vijayendra Prasad and Ilaiyaraaja.

Prasad, well-known composer Ilaiyaraaja, athlete P. T. Usha and philanthropist Veerendra Heggade were nominated to Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.

While congratulating Vijayendra Prasad, the Prime Minister stated that he is associated with the creative world for decades. His works showcase India’s glorious culture and have made a mark globally, the Prime Minister said.

“Heartiest Congratulations to one of the most accomplished & glorious story writers of the Indian Film Industry K.V. Vijayendra Prasad garu on being nominated as the Member of Parliament – Rajya Sabha. I have no doubts your presence will enhance the glory of our Upper house,” tweeted Chiranjeevi, also a former member of Rajya Sabha and a former union minister.

“Our writer Shri V. Vijayendra Prasad garu has won accolades globally as a notable screen writer for various blockbuster films, has been nominated to the Rajya Sabha. Congratulations sir,” tweeted DVV Entertainment.

Born in Kovvur in Andhra Pradesh, Prasad is one of the country’s leading screenwriters and film directors. He has written stories for many Telugu and Hindi movies.

His notable works include some of the highest-grossing Indian movies such as ‘Baahubali’ series, the recently released ‘RRR’ and ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan.

He won Filmfare award for the best story for Salman Khan-starrer Bajrangi Bhaijjaan (2016)

Some of the movies he wrote have transcended sharp regional boundaries and become blockbusters across the country, a rare achievement. He has come in for praise for instilling cultural pride and nationalistic spirit through cinema.

The ‘RRR’ team also congratulated Prasad for the nomination to Rajya Sabha. “Congratulations to our writer Vijayendra Prasad garu on being nominated to the Rajya Sabha,” reads a tweet by ‘RRR’ Movie team.

‘RRR’, starring Junior NTR and Ram Charan, is a period action drama written by Prasad and directed by his son S. S. Rajamouli, who earlier bagged national fame for Baahubali series.

Meanwhile, Prasad has received congratulations from leaders of various political parties.

BJP president J. P. Nadda stated that Prasad’s creative genius has been a source of joy and pride for all. “His cultural contributions are immense and I wish him the best for this new role,” the BJP chief tweeted.

“A creative mind like Vijayendra Prasad garu is perfect for innovating & changing the narrative for the growth of a nation,” wrote another BJP leader P. Muralidhar Rao:

Congratulating all the four nominees, YSR Congress Party’s leader in Parliament V. Vijayasai Reddy tweeted that the presence of these four legends from South India will surely enrich the law making process of the country.

Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) MP J. Santosh Kumar also conveyed his greetings to Prasad. The Rajya Sabha members noted that Prasad took Telugu cinema to the world stage. “It will be an honour for me to share the floor with the likes of him,” the TRS leader tweeted.

Former chief minister of Andhra Pradesh and Telugu Desam Party president N. Chandrababu Naidu also extended warmest congratulations to Vijayendra Prasad and Ilaiyaraaja on being nominated to the Rajya sabha and wished them a successful tenure.

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Rajamouli’s Father planning a film with Pawan Kalyan?

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Star writer Vijayendra Prasad has a special respect for Powerstar Pawan Kalyan and he revealed this during his interviews. Vijayendra Prasad even revealed that Pawan is the inspiration for the interval episode of Baahubali. Vijayendra Prasad now penned an interesting script considering Pawan Kalyan. There are a lot of directors lined up to direct the script with Pawan Kalyan. But the star writer wants his son SS Rajamouli to handle the project.

Rajamouli too has a special respect for Pawan and he is ready to work with the star actor if things fall in the right place. Rajamouli is occupied with the film of Mahesh Babu and it takes two years for the project to be completed. Instead of offering the script to another director, Vijayendra Prasad is ready to wait for a long time and is strict on his stand. We have to see if Rajamouli and Pawan Kalyan collaborates on the script that is penned by Vijayendra Prasad.

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Started exploring possibilities for ‘RRR’ sequel: Vijayendra Prasad

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S.S. Rajamouli’s father Vijayendra Prasad, who is the writer for blockbusters like ‘Bhajrangi Bhaijaan’, ‘Baahubali’, and the recent sensation ‘RRR’ has opened up about multiple issues related to the movie.

In a recent interview, Vijayendra Prasad revealed that he has started exploring possibilities of a probable sequel for the Ram Charan and Jr NTR starrer ‘RRR’.

“Some ideas popped up, as I started exploring the possible sequel. Everybody liked it too. If God is willing, it may happen sometime later”, the writer said.

Vijayendra Prasad, who spoke on many aspects of cinema, also reacted to the controversial topic of Ram Charan being given more importance in ‘RRR’.

“NTR is basking in the glorious success of RRR right now. He has been vocal about this movie being his career’s best performance. There is no truth in the talk that NTR was given lesser preference, while he is the one who got one of the best, emotional songs in the movie”.

The ‘Baahubali’ writer concludes, “Let the stars enjoy their success. Please don’t rub your insecurities and personal agendas on them”.

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Exclusive: Vikramarkudu 2 on Cards

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Vikramarkudu happens to be one of the biggest hits of Telugu cinema and a landmark film in Ravi Teja’s career. This SS Rajamouli directorial presented Ravi Teja as a cop and he roared loud with his performance. The film was also remade in most of the Indian languages and ended up as a super hit. There are several discussions from the past few years about the sequel for Vikramarkudu but there were no major developments. Top writer Vijayendra Prasad worked on the script of the sequel and Vikramarkudu 2 is now ready.

There is no chance for SS Rajamouli to direct the project because of his upcoming commitments. Vijayendra Prasad is in the hunt for the right director to helm the sequel. There are also talks that the film will be made on a pan-Indian scale very soon. The discussions are currently on and an official announcement will be made once the director is locked. Ravi Teja is all excited about the sequel for Vikramarkudu.

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Rajamouli’s father’s sensational comments on Puri Jagannadh

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Top director SS Rajamouli’s father V Vijayendra Prasad has been one of the most successful writers of Indian cinema. Vijayendra Prasad is currently penning scripts for several movies in Telugu, Hindi and other Indian languages. During one of his recent interviews, he was asked about his favorite director apart from SS Rajamouli. Without a second thought, Vijayendra Prasad answered saying Puri Jagannadh. Without stopping here, Vijayendra Prasad unlocked his phone and showed the wallpaper of Puri Jagannadh.

“I am jealous of Puri Jagannadh always. That is the reason I kept the wallpaper of my enemy in my mobile” told Vijayendra Prasad in Ali’s talkshow. The complete episode is yet to be aired and the promo video is now going viral all over.

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Jayalalithaa’s Biopic to be made in Two Parts?

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Bollywood top actress Kangana Ranaut has been roped in to play Jayalalithaa on screen. The film is titled Thalaivi in Tamil and Jaya in Hindi. AL Vijay will direct the project and the regular shoot commences from July this year. There are strong speculations that Kangana Ranaut will have to put on weight to essay the role of Jayalalithaa in the film. But the latest news we hear is that Kangana will not gain any weight for the project as of now.

The makers are in plans to make the film in two installments. The first part starts from the childhood days of Jayalalithaa and will showcase the journey of her as an actress and will end up after she takes the oath as Chief Minister. Hence, Kangana Ranaut will not gain any weight as of now and will be seen in a glamorous look. The second part will showcase completely on the political journey of the legendary politician till her last breath. For the second part, Kangana will have to transform herself and the arrangements are being made.

The first installment will release early next year and Vijayendra Prasad is supervising the script work. Vishnu Induri will produce the film on Vibri Media banner and the film will release in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi languages.

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Vijayendra Prasad pens a love story for Naga Chaitanya

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Akkineni Naga Chaitanya is currently awaiting the release of his forthcoming romantic drama Majili. Recently, he commenced shooting for his next film Venky Mama, a multi-starrer with Victory Venkatesh. Meanwhile, the Premam actor is looking to sign another interesting project very soon.

As exclusively reported by Telugu360 a few weeks ago, ace writer Vijayendra Prasad penned a story for Naga Chaitanya’s soon to be launched project. Reportedly, Chay is in talks with Express Raja director Merlapaka Gandhi for a new age love story and Vijayendra Prasad has penned the story for this film. Sources revealed that this is going to be a youthful romantic entertainer and Chaitu will be seen as a modern devdas in the film. He will go for a surprising makeover for this character.

Top production house UV Creations is going to bankroll this film which is expected to kick off later this year.

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Baahubali writer penning script for a 100 Crore project

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Writer Vijayendra Prasad became a popular name in North after scoring back to back blockbusters with Baahubali series and Bajrangi Bhaijaan. The famed writer is currently working for Kangana Ranaut’s Manikarnika which is being directed by Krish Jagarlamudi.

According to the latest buzz in national media, Vijayendra Prasad is currently penning a script for a Hindi film which will glorify the rise and achievements of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh ( RSS). Reportedly, the project will be backed by BJP.

To be made on a whopping 100 Crores, the period film will highlight the struggles and sacrifices of Hindu leaders. Vijayendra Prasad is soon going to meet BJP head honcho Amit Shah to discuss about this ambitious project.

Top stars and renowned technicians from Bollywood will be roped in for this project.

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Vijayendra Prasad pens script for Manchu hero

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Vijayendra Prasad script for Manchu Vishnu

Acclaimed writer Vijayendra Prasad, who penned scripts for numerous blockbusters, has readied a story for Manchu Vishnu. Going into the reports, the Baahubali and Bajrangi Bhaijaan story writer has penned a strong social drama loaded with commercial elements.

Manchu Vishnu, who is awaiting the release of Gayatri and Achari America Yatra, has bought the story rights from Vijayendra Prasad. However he is yet to find a director who can handle the script. The hunt for the director is currently on and remaining details will be revealed very soon.

If everything goes as per plans, the regular shooting will commence later this year.

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Rajamouli’s father and protege team up with Lawrence

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SS Rajamouli’s father and popular writer Vijayendra Prasad is well known for penning sensible scripts to other directors projects as well. After Baahubali franchise, he penned stories for Vijay’s Mersal and Kangana Ranaut’s Manikarnika.

According to the fresh update, the ace story writer is going to team up with Rajamouli’s long time associate director Mahadev for an interesting bilingual project which will have Raghava Lawrence in the lead role. To be made simultaneously in Telugu and Tamil on a strong budget, the film will have its dialogues written by talented Tamil lyricist Madan Karky.

The regular shooting will commence from April this year. Cameo Films banner will pool resources for the film.

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Rajamouli’s Father Disclosed Important Things

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Creative filmmaker S.S.Rajamouli has created his own mark and generated special records into his account in Indian film industry. Along with his hard-working team, his family members who are his core team people, sleepless nights with uncountable work hours, there is one more key element for his unstoppable success at box office. Yes, your guess is right it’s his father K. V. Vijayendra Prasad’s story and characters which are the key element in his success streak.

There are many rumors regarding Rajamouli’s next in social media and his father disclosed few important things trashing the gossips. Vijayendra Prasad has said that “ Rajamouli is not looking for a particular hero or heroine, all he is looking for a story which excites him to the core. He asked me to prepare a script which doesn’t require any graphics. Right now I am working the script which will excite the director.” The senior writer further added that “Rajamouli has asked him to take the needed sweat time but wanted to have a story which will entertain the audiences. Till now no story is locked and work is going on to bring interesting never told the story.”

So folks don’t get all excited if any gossip pops up about Rajamouli’s next project. Only producer is confirmed and rest is yet to be finalized and the script is the deciding factor for the casting of Rajamouli’s upcoming movie.

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War episodes will be highlight of ‘Manikarnika’: Vijayendra Prasad

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Writer-director Vijayendra Prasad, who has penned the story of Kangana Ranaut-starrer upcoming epic drama “Manikarnika”, says the war episodes will be the biggest highlight of the film.

Being directed by Krish, the film will be an epic biographical drama about Rani Laxmibai of Jhansi.

“I had agreed to pen the story only if the makers roped in Krish to direct. They liked his work in ‘Gautamiputra Satakarni’ and brought him on board. Since we are dealing with history and hard facts, we did a lot of research for this project,” Vijayendra Prasad told IANS.

Kangana plays Queen of Jhansi in the film, which will be high on action.

“The war episodes will be the major highlight of the film. It will be shot on a scale that has not been seen before on Indian screens,” he said.

Prasad has also penned the story of upcoming Tamil film “Mersal”, starring superstar Vijay.

He says he would like to write a sequel to Telugu blockbuster “Magadheera”, directed by his son S.S Rajamouli.

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Rajamouli starts working on his Next

Maverick director SS Rajamouli will be a relaxed and happy man these days. After the stupendous success of Baahubali: The Conclusion, the star director is on a break. After a short holiday in London, Rajamouli is back to the city. Wrapping up all the promotional activities, the ace director started working on the script of his next which will be bankrolled by DVV Danayya. The update says that Rajamouli will take a call on the lead actor once the script of the film gets locked.

He is said to spend three to six months initially on the script after which the shooting schedules will be planned and the actors will be locked. Rajamouli is all also set to fly to Australia for a month to spend time with his family. An inside source revealed that couple of plots narrated by Vijayendra Prasad have been on cards and Rajamouli will finalize one among them soon. The regular shoot of his next film will start during the first half of 2018. More details soon.

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Thrilled to team up with ‘Baahubali’ writer: Raghava Lawrence

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Actor-filmmaker Raghava Lawrencce is elated to collaborate with “Baahubali” fame writer Vijayendra Prasad for a yet-untitled bilingual historic drama, to roll from later this year.

While Prasad will pen the story, S.S Rajamouli’s associate A. Mahadev will direct this project.

“When I heard the one liner from Prasad sir, it was good enough for me to come on board. I have known him for long, even before ‘Baahubali’ came out. I’m quite aware of his experience, so naturally I’m thrilled to be working with him,” Lawrencce told IANS.

The film’s story will be set against the backdrop of 18th and 19th century.

To be bankrolled by Cameo Films, the project will be made in Tamil and Telugu.

“We strongly believe this film would be a greater milestone in our journey. Especially, what else can we ask for when a versatile writer like Vijayendra Prasad, the backbone of ‘Baahubali’ success, being associated with our project,” producer Jayakumar told IANS.

Kajal Aggarwal is the frontrunner for the leading lady’s role. The rest of the cast and crew will be finalised soon.

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Baahubali writer penning scripts for two sequels in Bollywood

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Writer Vijayendra Prasad should be called the unsung hero of the Baahubali franchise for scripting such an engaging story. The prolific writer is also credited with writing an emotional script for Salman Khan’s blockbuster hit Bajrangi Bhaijaan. He is currently working for yet another interesting period drama titled ‘Manikarnika’ which retells the glory of Jhansi Lakshmi Bhai.

Speaking to national media, Vijayendra Prasad revealed that he is simultaneously working on the scripts for the sequels of Bollywood hits – ‘Nayak : The Real Hero’ and ‘Rowdy Rathore’. The ace writer said that both these films will go on floors in the first half of next year. The Baahubali writer says that working on the scripts for sequels is not a cake walk.

He refused to reveal the cast and crew details of both these sequels.

While Nayak : The Hero is a 2001 political thriller directed by Shankar, Rowdy Rathore starring Akshay Kumar was a remake of SS Rajamouli’s hit film Vikramarkudu.

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Baahubali 2 interval episode inspired by Pawan’s enviable fan following

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Pawan Kalyan’s craze in Telugu states needs no special introduction. In many Mega family audio events and other filmy events, the Powerstar sloganeering has become quite common. Well, interestingly Pawan’s cult fan following has inspired Baahubali script writer Vijayendra Prasad to weave the engrossing interval episode in Baahubali 2.

Speaking to a leading Telugu daily, Vijayendra Prasad revealed that it was Pawan’s enviable fan following that has inspired the interval block of Baahubali 2. Vijayendra Prasad said that when he was in a dilemma about the presentation of interval scene in which Bhallaladeva was to be crowned the king of Mahishmati, he came across an audio event in which Pawan Kalyan’s fans raised the ‘Powerstar Powerstar’ slogans despite his absence. This has flattered the ace writer. Inspired by Pawan’s adulation among his followers, Vijayendra Prasad scripted the interval block in Baahubali 2.

In the meantime, Baahubali 2 is unstoppable in all territories. The film has collected 200 Crores gross on its opening day and set for a strong first weekend.

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