Kiccha Sudeep happy to work with RGV again

sudeepsSouthern actor Kiccha Sudeep, known for his work with Ram Gopal Varma in Hindi films such as “Rann” and “Rakht Charitra”, is happy to collaborate with the filmmaker again.

“Had a meeting with RGV and I’m happy the bilingual project is on. It may start around April. You’ll see the RGV you once saw in ‘Shiva’ (Telugu),” tweeted Sudeep.

This untitled project will be helmed by Varma, who is currently busy wrapping work on his upcoming crime-drama “Attacks of 26/11″, based on the 2008 Mumbai terror strike.

Having received nationwide popularity and recognition for his performance in S.S Rajamouli’s “Makkhi”, Sudeep will be next seen in the Kannada film “Varadanayaka”, releasing Jan 18.

He will also be seen in the upcoming Tamil-Telugu bilingual comedy-thriller “Action”.

RGV takes in Madhu Shalini

Madhu Shalini who wooed Telugu audiences with her performance in many films is gearing up to step into Bollywood. It is heard that the film has been confirmed and she is all set to turn into a whole new avatar for her Bollywood debut.

She has signed a film titled Department with ace director Ram Gopal Varma, aka RGV. The film will move on floors in the first week of September will see an early 2012 release. The actress who was seen in soft natured roles so far will be seen as a gangster in this multi-starrer and will shares screen space with Bollywood top stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt and Rana Daggubati.

On Speaking on the film, Madhu Shalini said, “Department is set on the backdrop of police and underworld nexus. It will mostly look like the final part of RGV’s earlier films like Satya and Company. The film is quite unusual; I mean it doesn’t deal with either with the hero, heroine or villain. My character is quite different and as well as daring. She can be extremes, depending on how people treat her and get dangerous if people get on her way”.

The actress is all excited to play the role of a gangster as she hasn’t played such characters so far.

Genelia in Chaitanya’s Bejawada Rowdilu!

It is evident that Naga Chaitanya is acting in Ram Gopal Varma and Kiran Kumar Koneru’s joint production venture Bejawada Rowdilu. The movie started its filming recently and is currently being shot in and around Vijayawada.

Now, the latest update is Genelia has been roped in to play the leading lady in the film. Genelia, who has lost offers in Tollywood after the disaster Orange seems to be bouncing back. She has grabbed the female lead in Rana.Daggubati’s Naa Istam and now, the bubbly beauty has become the part of  Bejawada Rowdilu pairing up with Naga Chaitanya.

Bejawada Rowdilu is taking shape in the hands of a debutant director Vivek Krishna. The movie is based on rowdyism in politics and Naga Chaitanya will be seen in a complete mass look, which is distinct from all his previous flicks.

RGV to make a film on Osama’s Afterlife?

While the whole of US and citizens of every country are busy rejoicing the death of Osama Bin Laden and people are busy discussing the fate of Pakistan, the happenings seem to have led Ram Gopal Varma onto a whole new idea of making a film on Osama Bin Laden’s afterlife!. The director has expressed his wish in doing a film on Osama Bin Laden’s afterlife, where he rises as a ghost and haunts the White House!

The project is currently titled as ‘Terror Turns To Horror, Al Queda Part 2.’ While our very own RGV is busy with scripting for this venture, even Hollywood director Katherine Bigelow is planning a movie on the life of Osama and US’s victory.

Already Varma is working on a film titled ‘Not A Love Story’ – the story which is based on the infamous Neeraj Grover’s murder case by Kannada actress Maria Susairaj and boyfriend Mathew. RGV wants to portray the emotions these characters went through on the night of murder through this film, he expressed to the media.

Two interesting scripts based on real life incidents right? Well, looks like there’s a lot to expect from RGV this year!

Gopichand`s Wanted audio released

The audio of Wanted, starring Gopichand, was launched at Ramanaidu Studios, Hyderabad. The film is made on Bhavya Creations with BVS Ravi, a debutant director.

Producer is Venigalla Anand Prasad.

Ram Gopal Varma, Puri Jagannath, Seenu Vytla, Rana, Prabhas, Pokuri Babu Rao, Bhagwan, Jayasudha, Chandra Siddarth, Gopichand, Diksha Seth, Brahmanandam and others took part in the event.

Prabhas unveiled the audio CD and presented the first album to Jayasudha.

Ramgopal Varma said that he knew Ravi for half a decade. “For his entire struggle in Tollywood, he surely deserves success. I hope it will come to him with this film.”

Puri Jagannath said: “I heard the songs and they are breaking thanks to Chakri`s efforts. I appreciate Gopichand for introducing many directors each time with his films.”

Seenu Vytla said that Gopichand was a responsible hero, who relates to the hardships of the producers.

Prabhas said: “I will never forget Chakri`s music, especially the song `Jagamantha Kutumbham Nadhi` in my film Chakram. Similarly, almost all the audio functions which I attended turned out to be great hits. I wish the same for this film also.”

Gopichand thanked Chakri for his concerted efforts for Wanted.

Chakri said: “I am sure that my music for Wanted will enthrall all the fans of Gopichand.”

Director Ravi said: “Earlier I worked as a script writer for many films. I shall ever be grateful to Gopichand for introducing me as director with this film. I am also thankful to Rasool, Shankar and Chakri for their encouragement in my debut venture.”

Suriya’s super plans


Suriya is leaving no stone unturned to promote ‘Raththa Charithiram’, a film which he believes a milestone in his career. Along with director Ram Gopal Varma, the actor will visit theatres in Madurai and Coimbatore to add more to expectations.

And what more? He will hire a chartered flight for the purpose and shuttle between Chennai, Madurai and Coimbatore on November 30, perhaps a first of its kind initiative in the history of Tamil cinema.

Suriya and RGV, who will reach Madurai by 11 am on Tuesday, will visit a cinema hall where they will interact with 300 chosen fans by a contest. And a special screening of an ‘exclusive trailer’ from ‘Raththa Charithiram’ will be held.

Then they will board the chartered flight to reach Coimbatore by 6.30 pm where they will interact with 300 selected fans again. And a special screening of trailer of the forthcoming film will be held here too.

Talking about ‘Raththa Charithiram’ in an interview on Sunday, Suriya said, “It was a script that Ram Gopal Varma had and was a unique one. I wanted to work with him for a long time and things just fell in place.”