Indian Idol winner Sreeram Chandra turns hero
Sreeram Chandra Mynampati, the winner of the television show Indian Idol 5 has decided to act in films.
He makes his debut with Prema Geema Jantha Nai, produced by Dadi Bala Bhaskar and Maddala Bhaskar and directed by Subbu.
Sreeram has lent his voice to several Telugu films. Moreover, he is the only singer from Asia to have a song from his album Rehnuma featured in a Hollywood film, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (which will release in 3D in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu).
"I heard many narrations but was not inspired. When I heard Subbu's story I was inspired," says Sreeram.
Prema Geema Jantha Nai has the tagline "I hate love."
One has to wait and see how Sreeram juggles his acting and singing careers.
Image: Sreeram Chandra
Anushka to play Rani Rudramma Devi?
Period films and movies on historical characters continue to fascinate directors despite the huge cost and effort involved in making such films.
Putting the debacle of Nippu behind him, director Gunasekhar will recreate the tale of the Kakatiya Rani Rudramma Devi on the big screen in Telugu and Tamil.
He has been working on the script for some years and felt that this is a good time to make it with the superior technology available these days.
Anushka Shetty is said to have bagged the pivotal role of the queen over many others. With Arundhati under her belt, it's no surprise that Anushka got this prestigious project.
National Award winning art director Thota Tharani is believed to be designing the sets and Ilaiyaraja will compose the music.
Image: Anushka Shetty
Brothers dub for Brothers
K V Anand's latest film Maattrraan (Brothers in Telugu) features Suriya in the role of the conjoined twins.
Suriya has dubbed his voice for the first time in Telugu for Brothers but he has done it for one twin. The voice for the other twin is Suriya's brother, actor Karthi, who has been dubbing his voice in Telugu for his own films.
Both brothers enjoy tremendous popularity in Andhra Pradesh with their films doing well in that state.
Image: Karthi, Kaajal Agarwal and Suriya