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Irrespective of the lockdown, there is no pause in the happenings surrounding the movie industry. While a few of them are busy giving final touches to their movies and release it on OTT platforms, a few others have started their shoots and readying them for theatrical release as soon as they open for public. Let us peek into the recent happenings that occurred over the past week.

Super Star Mahesh Babu has 10 M followers in Twitter Now

Super Star Mahesh Babu enters the elite club of 10 million followers on Twitter. On this occasion, he took to Twitter and expressed his gratitude to all his fans. This is what the Super Star had to say to his twitter family – “10 MILLION thanks can never sum up the immense gratitude I have! Truly happy to be virtually connected with all of you… Much love

Prabhas signs yet another movie?

While the shoot of Prabhas’ current movie under the direction of Radhakrishna is set to commence next month, he has already announced his next project which would be directed by Nag Ashwin of the Mahanati fame. Now, the latest we hear from inside sources is that our darling was approached by T-Series and the actor is going through scripts. Tanhaji director Om Raut happened to narrate a plot to Prabhas, and he liked the idea. The full script is currently being worked upon and a couple of other directors are in the race to meet and narrate a script to Prabhas. In every likelihood, Prabhas22 will be a Bollywood film bankrolled by T-Series in collaboration with UV Creations. Well, one has to wait for an official confirmation before we come to any conclusion.

Uma Maheswara Ugra Roopasya confirms OTT release date

The Satyadev starrer Uma Maheswara Ugra Roopasya is set to release directly on the OTT platform and skip the theatrical release. The makers have confirmed the news and it will be streaming on Netflix from July 15th. This movie is a remake of superhit Malayalam movie titled Mahshinte Prathikam. This will be Satyadev’s second direct release on OTT platform after 47 Days, which released on 30th June.

One more remake rights acquired by Sithara Entertainments

Sithara Entertainments have acquired the remake rights of one more Malayalam movie, Kappela. The movie is a smash hit and is currently streaming on Netflix. The buzz is that two promising heroes will feature in this movie which will be directed by a young director. We know that Naga Vamsi from Sithara Entertainments has earlier acquired the remake rights of another superhit Malayalam movie Ayyapanum Koshiyum and the cast for this movie is yet to be finalized.

KGF Chapter 1’s worldwide premiere today after 1.5 years after its release

KGF Chapter 1, which was released about 18 months back, is finally premiering on Maa TV today. This Yash starrer movie has created a sensation at the time of its release and was a superhit in all major languages across India. Director Prashanth Neel is currently busy completing the next chapter of KGF and the release date is likely to be announced once the current pandemic situation calms down.

Nithin set to tie the knot later this month

One more celebrity is set to tie the nuptial knot. This time it is our handsome hero Nithin who will tie the knot with his lady love Shalini Kandukuri on the 26th of this month. The marriage is set to be a private affair with only some of his close friends and family members and the venue is confirmed to be the famous Falaknuma Palace in the old city. Rumor mills say that even Rana’s marriage will have the same venue later this year.

Noted producer Pokuri Rama Rao dies of Corona

Noted producer Pokuri Rama Rao breathed his last on Friday evening due to Corona. He was 65 and is well known as Pokuri Babu Rao’s brother. They both have produced movies under their Eetharam Films. The duo has produced movies like Ranam, Ontari and Yagnam with Gopichand in the past.

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Ajay Mudunuri: Tollywood fanatic, writer, critic.