Bangalore Days’ to Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi

bangalore-daysAnjali Menon’s multi-starrer movie ‘Bangalore Days’ is being remade into other languages. The well known production firm P V P Productions has bought the remake rights of the movie in Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi.

The discussions regarding the actors in the Tamil and Telugu versions are going on. Samantha, Bharath, and Arya are being considered to do the roles played by Nazriya Nazim, Nivin Pauly, and Dulquer Salman respectively in the Malayalam movie.

The other actors are yet to be decided. The movie is planned to be made simultaneously in Tamil and Telugu.

The Malayalam movie casts Dulquer Salman, Nivin Pauly, Fahad Fazil, Nazriya Nazim, Parvathy Menon, Isha Talwar, and Nitya Menon in the main roles. The main attraction of the movie was also this long list of promising actors.

Popular actor Nagarjuna speaks on 100 crore club

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It’s ironical that superstar Rajinikanth-starrer “Enthiran” was the first Indian film to cross the Rs.200 crore mark at the box office. After that, quite a few Bollywood films minted more than Rs.100 crore, but not a single southern film could replicate the success. Popular actor Akkineni Nagarjuna says “aggressive marketing” and “wider release” can make it happen.

“We should be touching it (Rs.100-crore club) in two or three years. The rate at which the Tamil industry is now progressing, it is likely to touch it first. The Telugu and other industries are likely to follow. I think it is just a matter of time,” Nagarjuna said in an interview.

In recent times, Vijay-starrer Tamil action-drama “Thuppakki” reportedly fetched over Rs.80 crore at the box-office. It was however made on a budget of Rs.70 crore.

“We need to understand that Bollywood has a wider market. A Hindi film is screened across the country, but a south Indian film only plays in its respective state. Even if it’s played in other states, it is usually on limited screens,” he said.

Shah Rukh Khan-starrer “Chennai Express”, which was aggressively marketed in the south, reportedly minted over Rs.8 crore in its first three weeks in Tamil Nadu alone.

“Hindi films are released in over 2,000 multiplexes, but a Telugu film is only released in about 200 multiplexes. Bollywood films have a wide release abroad vis-a-vis most south Indian films that rarely have a global release,” Nagarjuna added.

Nag, as he is fondly called by his fans, pointed out that Bollywood is synonymous with aggressive marketing.

“In the recent past, Bollywood films are being dubbed in foreign languages too. I haven’t so far seen a south Indian film being dubbed in a foreign language. This type of aggressive marketing has helped their industry to rake in the moolah, whereas we are still dependent on box-office collections,” he said.

The 54-year-old believed that south Indian cinema’s box-office collections have nothing to do with the content.

“It’s a misconception that our films don’t make money because of poor content. Most Bollywood films that entered the Rs.100-crore club were remakes of southern films. We have to admit that we need to market our films aggressively,” he said.

Hindi films such as “Wanted”, “Singham”, “Bodyguard”, “Ready”, and “Rowdy Rathore” that touched the Rs.100-crore club were all south Indian remakes.

“A south Indian film gets a pittance from satellite rights in comparison to its Bollywood counterpart that’s paid three or four times more. There is also a cap on ticket prices in the south. In a multiplex, viewers are paying more money for a bucket of popcorn than for a movie ticket,” Nagarjuna added.

In Tamil Nadu, the government has capped ticket prices at Rs.120.

“If you travel by an international airline, you’ll mostly find only Hindi films and rarely a south Indian film. But I’m sure all this will change in a few years from now,” Nagarjuna said.

Prabhudeva’s ABCD in Tamil, Telugu

prabhu-deva-02Prabhudeva’s Bollywood entertainer titled Anybody Can Dance (ABCD) is being dubbed in Tamil and Telugu versions too and will be released simultaneously in all the three languages.

The Tamil version has been titled as ‘Aadalam Boys Chinna Dance’ while it will be released with the same Hindi title in Telugu. The film that deals with dance as a central theme is directed by Remo D’Souza that has Prabhudeva in the lead.

Sachin Jigar composed the musical scores for this first 3D dance movie of India. UTV Motion Pictures has produced the film ABCD lavishly and the Hindi version trailers released a while ago earned good response.

Happy birthday, Prakash Raj!

Multiple National Award winning south India’s favourite villain, Prakash Raj celebrates his birthday today (March 26). The multi-faceted personality has contributed in ways more than one to films as an actor, director and producer. He is also one of the few actors who is popular in the five leading industries of the country – Bollywood, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada.

Prakash Raj is today one of the prominent character artists who is in demand for films that feature top notch actors. Apart from a number of biggies in South Indian cinema he also has three promising films up north, ‘Dabangg 2′ with Salman Khan, ‘Rowdy Rathore’ and ‘Zanjeer’.

In fact in ‘Saguni’, a Karthi – Pranitha starrer, the makers weren’t satisfied with the villain’s performance after the shoot was entirely wrapped and immediately opted for Prakash Raj to add mass appeal to their film!

He is a content man for his directorial venture ‘Dhoni’ that released in Telugu – Tamil a month back opened to rave reviews from critics and was welcomed by audience as it’s a quality family entertainer.

Here’s wishing the ace talent a very happy birthday from IndiaGlitz as he blows another candle!

Taapsee signs Bollywood film

Tapsee turned out to be one of the hottest heroines in Tollywood after her debut film Jhummandi Nadam. Though the actress confessed that she rejected an offer in Bollywood opposite Abhishek Bachaan, the latest reports claim she signed on a dotted line for a Bollywood film.

Now Tapsee joins the bandwagon of Asin, Shriya, Trisha, Ileana and Kajal who made their baby steps in Bollywood via South film industry. This Punjabi Gudiya, after making successful debuts in Telugu and Tamil is now making her Bollywood debut under the banner Viacom18’s production with David Dhawan. The film is the remake of a classic comedy film Chasme Badoor and the rest of the details are awaited. The actress is super excited about the offer. Now it’s our turn to wait and see whether she migrates like Asin or returns back like Trisha.

Taapsee is going great in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and now Bollywood also joins the white beauty’s list.

King Khan to romance a south Indian hottie in Vishal’s next

King Khan Shah Rukh Khan in his next with the Bollywood Tarantiono Vishal Bhardwaj will see the actor singing love songs with a south Indian hottie. After giving the mahurat shot for his favourite director Yash Chopra’s rom-com which also stars Katrina in April, Shah Rukh will shoot for the Sajid Nadiadwala produced picture which goes on floors this August

What we have heard from our close hands is that the character of the female lead in the picture demands knowledge of Tamil and it will be a new face.

Wannabe actresses from south are reported to be lining up for auditions keeping their fingers cross and hoping that they get a chance to share the screen with the global Indian superstar, the King of Romance Shahrukh Khan in the film to be directed by the gifted Vishal Bhardwaj.

Our guess is as good as yours…. Pls let us know which south Indian actress you feel will be the best for SR

Tanushree isn’t fishing for compliments

In the B-town – the world where glamour dominates the scene and compliments flow by the dozen – there is one actress who has a different approach towards the whole scenario. Having enjoyed her stint as a beauty queen years ago and staying in the glamour world for long as an actress, Tanushree is still wary of that extra attention which keeps coming her way in every public outing of hers.

“I do meet a lot of people, some not-to-interesting and a few presumably interesting,” she smiles, “However I avoid the kind of attention which comes my way as I am not comfortable with it. I keep thinking that what would I gain eventually with such attention.”

But then aren’t compliments a part of an actor’s constant journey? Why would she want to keep a distance?

“See, compliments are good to begin with but an overdose of that isn’t something that I like,” Tanushree reasons here, “I just respond to them politely and move on. I have nothing against those people who approach me; I don’t look down at them either. But then please don’t blame me if I don’t feel the same way as you do.”

Well, hope all guys our there did get the message after all.

‘Mogudu’ title confirmed for Gopichand’s next

It is well aware that Krishnavamsi is planning to direct a film with Gopichand as hero. Nallamalupu Srinivas (Bujji) had agreed to produce the movie and the flick is likely to hit the floors in March.

The latest information is that the director and producer came to an understanding to title the film as ‘Mogudu’ and are presently busy in finalising the remaining casting and technicians.

Gopichand who tasted a failure like ‘Wanted’ recently, is busy making efforts to regain the past image by delivering a big hit in the direction of a creative director like Krishnavamsi.

This would be their debut combination and the director too is committed to deliver a big hit as most of his recent flicks bumped at the Box Office.

Krishnavamsi had some other projects on hand with Nagarjuna and Ram Charan. As both of them are busy with their respective films, he had decided to take up a project with Gopichand immediately.