Due to the second wave of COVID-19, we saw the delay of several releases and shooting schedules of the biggies. While films like Chiranjeevi and Ram Charan's Acharya and Venkatesh Daggubati's Narappa have got postponed at the box office, Stylish Star Allu Arjun recently got tested positive for COVID-19 and is under home quarantine. So, let's meet the newsmakers from south...
Allu Arjun tests positive for COVID-19
The Stylish Star of Tollywood, Allu Arjun recently got tested positive for COVID-19. The actor shared his latest health update with fans and told them not worry about actor's health and stay at home. He also requested people to get tested, who have come in contact with him. He tweeted, "Hello everyone! I have tested positive for Covid. I have isolated myself. I request those who have come in contact with me to get tested. I request all my well wishers and fans not to worry as I am doing fine. Stay home, stay safe."
Shooting of Prabhas' next with Amitabh Bachchan and Deepika Padukone gets delayed
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Due to the surge in COVID-19 cases, we saw various state governments putting shooting restrictions. It has definitely impacted big-ticket films. Now among them is Nag Ashwin's untitled pan-world film (as it will be released in multiple dubbed languages), which stars Prabhas, Amitabh Bachchan and Deepika Padukone. The apocalyptic film, which was supposed to go on floors in July, will now begin the shooting of its first schedule in October. Reportedly, Deepika's other projects, which includes Figher, The Intern remake and Draupadi will start after October only.
Chiranjeevi and Ram Charan's Acharya gets postponed due to the second wave of COVID-19
It's a sad news for all Chiranjeevi and Ram Charan fans as Acharya has got postponed at the box office because of the pandemic. While the film was scheduled to hit the screens on May 13, the makers have postponed its release. They shared a statement on Twitter, which read, "Keeping in view of the pandemic situation, #Acharya movie will not be releasing on May 13. New Release date will be announced once the situation becomes normal. Wear mask, Stay home & stay safe! #AcharyaPostponed."
Thala Ajith to begin the shooting of Thala 61 before the release of Valimai
While all Thala fans are excitedly waiting for Valimai, the latest reports suggest that the script of his next venture, which is tentatively titled Thala 61 has already been locked. The film marks the third collaboration between Ajith Kumar, producer Boney Kapoor and director H Vinoth after Nerkonda Paarvai and Valimai. The actor has apparently loved the script and its pre-production is going on in full-swing. If all goes well and the COVID situation comes in control, the makers will take the film on floors in July.
Vaisshnav Tej and Krithi Shetty's Uppena creates a record on TV
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Panja Vaisshnav Tej and Krithi Shetty starrer Uppena, which turned out to be a money-spinner at the box office, has achieved a new target on the television. During its recent world TV premiere, the film got a TRP of 18.5, which is huge. Directed by Buchi Babu Sana, the film also stars Vijay Sethupathi in a key role.
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