Saturday, July 24, 2021

Zaheer Khan retires from cricket

Zaheer Khan, once an answer to lack of pace bowlers in India. One of the most successful fast bowlers India has ever produced, this left arm fast bowler was the spearhead of Indian attack during Ganguly days. He was the prime responsible in India’s success overseas during those days. He bowled with genuine pace and was lauded as a bowler with good head on his shoulders. After being the go-to bowler for a long time for India, he was sidelined due to fitness issues and loss pace. Though, he was a way from national duty for a long time, he did not retire from international cricket. But now, he thought it is time and in a letter sent to Rajiv Shukla, he announced his retirement from international cricket but hoped to play in IPL-9.

NTR almost ready as Pratapa Rudra.

Producer Dil Raju is doing groundwork to do a sequel to Rudramadevi as Pratapa Rudra. Discussions are rife as to who will don the title role. Though either NTR or Allu Arjun could be the choice, NTR is almost confirmed as Bunny already did Gona Gannareddy role. NTR has already promised a movie for Dil Raju. It should be remembered here that NTR got introduced as a child actor by Gunashekhar himself. NTR was the first choice actually to do Gona Gannareddy. Since that did not happen, industry sources are sure that he will do Pratapa Rudra. Meanwhile, high on the success of Rudramadevi, Anushka has okayed, “Bhagamati” under the direction of Pilla Jamindar fame Ashok. This will go to the floors in December.

Undvalli stands by Jagan.

Former MP Undavalli Arunkumar extended support to YSR party chief Jagan Mohan Reddy in a press conference held in Rajamundry today. He has already been very outspoken about the corruption in Pattiseema project and once again took a dig at Chandra Babu Naidu. He said while Jagan was doing agitation for special status, ministers are making inappropriate comments against him. Jagan said that Jagan is not agitating against Chandra Babu Naidu but for the good of the whole state to get special status. Jagan Mohan further opined it is not fairing to talk against Jagan who is doing his bit for the people in the form of this agitation. Reddy said that people will not forgive Chandra Babu Naidu if Polavaram project is pushed back any further.

We will invite Jagan for sure.

AP government has decided to go through with their planned inauguration of capital with a don’t-care attitude. As a part of this, it has started sending in invitations per prior decision and stated that it will invite opposition leader YS Jaganmohan Reddy even though he publicly declared that he will not come. Finance minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu made a statement to this effect. He said that to come or not is Jagan’s personal decision but will send him the invitation as decided earlier and there will not be any change in that.

Bahubali-3 coming?

Bahubali is the celluloid that turned heads around the world towards Telugu. Its director Rajamouli is now busy with preproduction of second part, Bahubali-2. Meanwhile, if we think the movie ends with the second part, it is going to be a mistake as SS Rajamouli is reportedly planning for a third part as well. While expanding the script, it was felt that several new characters blossomed and Jakkana reportedly came to a conclusion that proper justification of the whole story needs 2 more parts. If all goes well, third part will go to floors late December or early next year. Official statement to this effect will be made very soon.

Now, former girlfriend attacks lover with acid

We have heard many stories where boys attacked girls with acids for not accepting their love. Now, here is an exact reversal of case. A girl attacked a boy with acid for not loving her anymore. Getting into details, in Tenali, Guntur district, Venkatesh was attacked by her former girlfriend Geetanjali with acid for choosing another girl over her and not accepting her anymore. Venkatesh suffered acid burns on his face, and other places of the body in this incident. He was taken to a private hospital in Guntur. No case has been registered in this incident so far. It should be remembered that recently 2 girls fought for a boy on the road publicly, so, it is not always the boys folks!

Maa acquires Rudramadevi satellite rights for a fancy price.

Rudramadevi made with a huge budget by Gunashekhar is running with sensational collections everywhere beating the mixed reviews. Now, it has created a sensation in satellite market also. This film was bought for 9 crores by Maa TV. So far, only Pawan, Mahesh, Charan and NTR managed to get such a high satellite price. This is big news for the film to get on par with big heroes. True to Bunny’s words who said Anushka is the hero of Rudramadevi. Anushka has craze on par with big heroes in Tollywood and this incident once again proved that.

Telangana’s state gets new award.

Telangana’s state has been selected for a new award. It is selected as the most promising state by CNBC TV-18. The channel’s jury while disclosing this award stated that the new state is aptly suitable for all the regulation set-ups by its jury of Indian Business Leaders Award. Chief minister KCR has been invited by the channel to receive the award on behalf of the state in the award functio to be held shortly. CM’s office in a statement disclosed that CNBC managing editor Sherin Bhan has written to the chief minister to this effect. KCR expressed happiness for the state on receiving this award.

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