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NTR Jr breaks record

Vijayalaxmi | August 30, 2003 15:24 IST

Telugu star NTR Jr has established a new record for himself.

NTR JuniorHis recent release Simhadri crossed the 50 days mark in 173 centres, surpassing the record set by megastar Chiranjeevi's hit Indra, which ran for 50 days at 156 centres.

Costarring Bhoomika and Ankitha, Simhadri opened to record collections and sustained purely thanks to NTR Jr's 'angry young man' image.

"I approved the script instantly," reveals the actor about Simhadri. He then requested producer V Vijaya Kumar Varma to scrap their earlier project after shooting 40 per cent of the film.

The film lured in the family audience thanks to Keeravani's chartbusting compositions. It remains to be seen whether it will collect Rs 35 crore (Rs 350 million) and beat Indra to become the highest grosser.

If that happens, "Simhadri will 'set a new record even in South India," says a proud Varma.

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And the lean patch for teen sensation Uday Kiron continues. Uday is now banking on his next untitled project with Supergood Films to revive his sagging career.

Uday KironThe underplayed love angle between Uday and Shreya and the excessive melodrama between Krishnam Raju and his granddaughter (Shreya) didn't help the film either.

Except for a couple of dances, Uday had no scope to perform, adding to the disappointment of his fans.

"He chose the wrong script," observes a film critic and claims the poor response has nothing to do with the cancellation of his engagement with Chiranjeevi's daughter. 

The actor, who holds the unique record of beginning his career with a hat-trick of hits -- Chitram, Nuvvu Nenu and Manasantha Nuvve -- had to later contend with duds like Sriram and Holi.

After proving himself as a romantic hero and capable dancer, Uday needs a big hit to regain his confidence. 

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Sub: Jr.N.T.R

Ali's Movie Yamaleela runned for 200 days & many runned for more than 100 days.what this Jr N.T.R he will break world records in most ...

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Sub: Jr NTR is greater than Sr actor Chiranjeevi

Jr NTR is greater than Sr actor Chiranjeevi,in his 20 th age NTR creating amazing records than chiranjeevi.

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he is nandamuri young tiger, who has got a very good name not only in telugu film industry but also in the world film industry ...

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Sub: NTR Is great and Telugu film industry after Nandamuri vamsam only

Mr. Kartik... Who is chiru... after thirty years only u know that chiru..chiru....but for age of 20years the nandamuri young tiger..feature AP CM, hope u ...

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ms.vijaya do u know one thing Jr.ntr is a kid in film industry.dOnt compare him to the film industry's king i.e.MEGA STAR CHIRU no one ...

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