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Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Kona Venkat Earning With Someone's Story?

If you buy a story in one language, can you sell it in any language? You can. Neither Copy rights nor Intellectual Property Rights can come on your way.

Kona Venkat, who scripted 'Dhee' in Telugu is now selling the story in three more languages, say, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam. But Venkat is not the real author of the story.

He had bought it from an amateur writer just for pittance. Now Venkat is minting money in millions with the story.

Coming to the trade on the story, the real author claimed his part. Venkat told him he had no 'right' to ask for share.


Gossip: Trisha Shouts On Gossip Mongers?

It appears as if Trisha got vexed up by Gossip Mongers. She is shouting on them for writing nasty things about her. She said that she is very happy and the gossip mongers are putting her in trouble all the time writing something inappropriate.

It is said that a Tamil tabloid wrote that she attempted suicide due to personal problems as her father deserted her family. Trisha condemned that and expressed her anger on the ones those brought this gossip.

Indeed, Trisha didn't say anything about her video imbroglio and getting reprimanded by police when she was dancing on roads in drunken stage. So, should we consider them as truths?

Well, we may believe that bathroom video aspect of Trisha was a morphed one and gossip. But what about Trisha's body massage video? She has no answer for that.

There will be no smoke without fire. So, there wouldn't be any gossip without some truth.


Krishna Bhagawan Becomes First Choice

Do you know the first choice of TV and FM radio interviewers when given a slot to interview a comedian? That's no more Venu Madhav. He has become out dated for many.

Now the fresh choice is Krishna Bhagawan as he answers in a very subtle and humorous way. Almost all the TV channels are running behind him to pull him for any of the show on their channel. Even FM Channels are doing the same. Recently, ETV grooved him along with other comedians for 'Yahoo' show by Prabhakar. After that he was called in to a solo interview which he used that as a platform to make people laugh with his typical timing in answering.

Right now, Krishna Bhagawan is claiming a big sum of Rs 1 lakh per call sheet in films, which is just next to Sunil. If 'John Appa Rao' materializes we may see Krishna Bhagawan giving competition for Sunil as well. But the analysts say that Krishna Bhagawan can never be a competition for Sunil as the school of comedy is completely different between the two.


Lakshmi Prasanna 1st wedding anniversary at LA-Gallery

Dr Mohan Babu and his family celebrated his daughter Ms. Laxmi Prasanna's first wedding anniversary in Beverley Hills Chakra Indian Cuisine. The event was attended by Who is who in Los Angels Telugu community. A surprise guest to grace the occasion was Ms Celina Jetley who was a heroine in Dr Mohan Babu's banner. In addition there were a number of Hollywood movie industry people that work with Ms Laxmi Prasanna also attended the function.

Laxmi Prasanna and her husband Andy cut a delicious cake while her both brothers: Vishnu and Manoj along with her parents were present to greet the couple and shower their best wishes. Mr and Mrs Suresh Bajaj from Bombay is also graced the occasion.

The prominent LA Telugu community leaders that graced the occasion include: Dr Shanti & Dr. Prem Sagar Reddy, philanthropist and medical professional; Dr Moham Mallam ATA ex-prseident, and Dr Komminneni, a prominent doctor. Mr Lex Reddy of Prime Health Care was among present.

Dr Mohan Babu thanked all his friends who flew in from various part of United States of America: Dr Ramesh Peramsetty CEO of Alabama Family Medical Clinics, Dr Sridhar R Korasapti, Vice President of Telugu Association of North Texas(TANTEX), Vijay Bandla, Ravi Chanda from New Jersey and Suresh Perugu from Orange County in addition to all the community leaders who were there to bless the couple. At the end Ms Laxmi Prasanna expressed gratitude for her dad, family and all the people who attended the function. Vishnu also thanked the guests and Sri Balakrishna and Sri Raghavendra Rao who wished Ms Lakshmi prasanna over the phone.


Filmfare Awards Exclusive Gallery

Filmfare Awards Exclusive Gallery


Marriage at Hitex reception at Naravaripalli

Former Andhra Pradesh chief minister and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president N. Chandrababu Naidu's son Nara Lokesh Naidu will marry well-known Telugu film actor Nandamuri Balakrishna's daughter Brahmani on Aug 27.
Balakrishna is the brother-in-law of Naidu and son of thespian and TDP founder late N.T. Rama Rao.
The marriage ceremony will be held at Hitex near Hitec City here while Naidu will host a reception the next day at Naravaripalli in Chittor district, his native village.
Sources close to the Naidu family said Chandrababu Naidu would offer the first invitation to Lord Venkateswara at the famous Tirumala temple Wednesday.
Lokesh and Brahmani were engaged June 24 at the actor's house in Jubilee Hills here.
Sources said Naidu would keep the marriage ceremony a simple affair like the engagement, and only close family members and friends would be invited. Nobody from the TDP or other political parties was invited to the engagement ceremony.
Lokesh is studying for an MBA in Stanford University in the US, while Brahmani is studying engineering in Hyderabad.
Naidu had unseated his father-in-law NTR from power in 1995. The popular actor-turned politician died in January 1996. Naidu served as the chief minister till 2004.
The marriage of his son with Balakrishna's daughter is being seen as an attempt by Naidu to mend fences with NTR's family.


Ananda Lahari – A Comedy Musical night in Dallas

Radio Salaam Namaste 104.9 FM ( first 24*7 Desi FM station in USA) and Rhythm Event management is organizing a “ Telugu Musical Comedy Star Night” in Dallas. Popular Singer Nightingale Vijay Lakshmi, who holds Lima book of records for singing 24 hours continuously and Film Actor, Comedian, Fun Star Shiva Reddy are going entertain Dallas audience for 3 hours Non Stop.

Schedule: 5 PM, Sunday, 12th August 2007,

Venue : Irving Arts Center Carpenter Hall, 3333 N MacArthur Blvd, Irving TX 75062

Tickets : VIP $50 , $ 20 and $10 only

Andhra Snacks and food available at concessions.

Note: Radio Salaam Namaste 104.9 FM is bringing this event as a curtain raiser for launching it’s telugu radio program “Ananda Lahari” which is being broadcasted on 104.9 FM In Dallas every Saturday between 10Am and 1 PM Central time. Listeners can also listen to this program on internet on www.rsn1049.com. Ananda Lahari telugu program is designed for providing quality telugu radio content for north American telugu community. It was launched on a trial basis 4 weeks back and received tremendous response from listeners. Watch for a special radio program with FunStar Shiva Reddy and Singer Vijaya Lakshmi on this Saturday, 11th August at 10am-1pm CST on FM 104.9.

Contact Sankar Bandi at 507-358-1319 for hosting Siva Reddy and Vijaya Lakshmi's program in your city.


Prabhas: 'No Fast Girls Please'

The young action hero who is the one with macho personality considered as a most eligible bachelor of the Tollywood. There are many hearts to twinkle if Prabhas wants to mingle.

But what is Prabhas's style? He seems to be a quite fast guy but he surprises us with his views in a little conversation. "Fast cars and faster gals are not my kind of things", he tells us. "I like to take everything a little slow. I am extremely patient. I take my time be it on the personal or professional front. I don't work on impulse nor do I make rash decisions. Everything I do is thought out. I am very practical and logical", he explains.


Screen Talk: Tarun Turns Superstitious!

Superstition rules in these recent times in the Tollywood .We just can't miss the gems those actors wear on their hands according to the change and necessary spelling alternations in their names.

And one of the strongest believers in the science of numbers is our young hero Tarun. After a brief trouble in personal and professional front he seems to be gearing up for some thing good. But the superstitious guy attributes all these to couple of rings he wears. Now Tarun has decided to opt for a mobile number that vibrates well with his number.

"He is going to get a new number that numerologically suitable to his character", says one of his friends.

Not gems or numbers but commitment, right attitude and hard work pay in life. Isn't it? Tarun.


Takkari sings songs in Hyderabad- Photo Gallery

Nithin and Sada are together in another film after their Jayam. Amma Rajashekar is directing them in Takkari. The film’s shooting is now going on in Hyderabad. A special set is built up for this film at Annapoorna Studios. Song is being shot there. Parachuri Shivaram Prasad is producing it under United Movies banner.
70 percent of the shooting is completed, producer said.


Yamagola to release on August 22nd

Yamagola Malli Modalaindi is ready to hit the marquee. Srikanth, Venu, Reema Sen and Meera Jasmine are the lead pair in the film. Srinivas Reddy who delivered two hits in the past has directed it. The movie has completed everything except some songs and is releasing in the third week of August. It is not going to compete with big budgeted NTR film “Yamadonga”.
Reema Sen will be performing as old vamp Jayamalini in the film for “O Subba Ravoo, O Appa Ravo”o, the remix song from original NTR's Yamagola. Heroes Srikanth and Venu are shaking legs with her at Thailand.