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Expresso Regional Cinema News Update at 7.30 PM on June 13th, 2022


You are listening to the Expresso Entertainment Update. Here is the latest news from the world of South Indian Cinema brought to you by The Indian Express.
“Let us begin today’s bulletin with news on Telugu cinema superstar Chiranjeevi Konidela. He hosted Kamal Haasan, Salman Khan, and filmmaker Lokesh Kanagaraj at his home for a celebration on Saturday evening. He shared photos on his Twitter handles with the actors and director.

In the caption, I congratulated Haasan and Kanagaraj for the “spectacular success” of their latest film, a Tamil action-thriller called Vikram. Kanagaraj has written and directed Vikram. The film, which is the fourth movie of the director’s career, also stars Vijay Sethupathi and Fahadh Faasil in lead roles. Kalidas Jayaram, Narain, and Chemban Vinod Jose play supporting roles. Suriya appears in a cameo appearance. ”
“Meanwhile, the makers of Thiruchitrambalam have been keeping fans on their toes. Earlier this week, they announced that they will be releasing the first looks of their star cast one after another, and since then, the fans have been waiting to get a glimpse of Dhanush from the film. Dhanush took to his Twitter account of him to share his first look teaser of him.
Apart from Dhanush, the film will see Nithya Menen as Shobana, Raashii Khanna as Anusha, Prakaash Raj as Inspector Neelakandan Dhan. Directed by Mithran R Jawahar, Thiruchitrambalam will be produced by Sun Pictures. Dhanush has many interesting projects coming up. He will be seen in Russo Brothers’ The Gray Man.”
“Moving on,
As promised, Vignesh Shivan and Nayanthara met their media friends in Chennai. On Saturday, the married couple met the media in the city.

In a video, which is going viral on social media platforms, Nayanthara appeared scared and worried when she saw that a person tripped in an attempt to click the couple. Addressing the media at the event, the couple thanked them for supporting them throughout their careers and requested them to support them in their personal journey as well. For the event, Nayanthara wore a gorgeous yellow-green saree, which she paired with statement temple jewelry.”
“In other news, SS Rajamouli’s grand spectacle RRR, starring Ram Charan, NTR Jr, Alia Bhatt, and Ajay Devgn has emerged as one of the highest-grossing blockbusters in 2022. The film opened in packed theaters in March and crossed over Rs 1,200 crore at the global box office and found immense success in the US.

A period drama, the film has been included in the Rotten Tomatoes Best Films of 2022 list, at rank 46 with a 91 percent critics rating, and 94 percent audience rating. The film is almost on par with Avengers Endgame, which has 94 percent in critics ratings and 90 in audience ratings. ”

Meanwhile, Actor Pranitha Subhash and her husband Nitin Raju have become parents to a baby girl. Pranitha took to Instagram to make the announcement and shared how the last few days have been “surreal” for her.


While sharing a few pictures of herself with her newborn, Pranitha wrote on Instagram, “The last few days have been surreal… ever since our baby girl was born… I was really lucky to have a gynecologist mom, but for her, this was the hardest time emotionally.”
Pranitha has acted in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, and Kannada films. She was last seen in Bhuj: The Pride of India.”
“Actor Pooja Hegde took to Twitter on Thursday to call out Indigo airlines for the ‘rude’ behavior of a staff member. In her tweet from her, Pooja called the Indigo 6E staff member ‘arrogant’ and ‘ignorant’.

She tweeted, “Extremely sad with how rude @IndiGo6E staff member, by the name of Vipul Nakashe behaved with us today on our flight out from Mumbai. Absolutely arrogant, ignorant and threatening tone used with us for no reason.”
The Beast actor added that though she never tweets about such issues, her recent experience “was truly appalling”. In a tweet, the airlines added, “Thank you for taking the time to speak with us, Ms Hegde. We sincerely regret the inconvenience caused to you.”
“Moving on, the makers of NBK107 released a teaser of the Nandamuri Balakrishna starrer on the eve of the actor’s birthday. Titled First Hunt, the video showcases Balakrishna’s larger-than-life character in all his glory. It also suggests that the film is loaded with a lot of action and bloodshed.

In the teaser, Balakrishna is shown challenging the government. Balakrishna is projected as the savior of the downtrodden. With heavy duty dialogues, the teaser is cut to highlight Balakrishna’s mass appeal of him. Directed by Gopichand Malineni, NBK107 marks Kannada star Duniya Vijay’s Tollywood debut. The action-thriller also stars Shruti Haasan and Varalaxmi Sarathkumar.

“We end this bulletin with news on Kannada actor Shivarajkumar. He is a part of the cast of Superstar Rajinikanth’s upcoming movie, which has been tentatively titled Thalaivar 169. He confirmed the same to a publication while assuring fans that they will love seeing him and ‘Thalaivar’ on the silver screen.

Shivarajkumar told Cinema Express, “It’s a great opportunity for anybody to act along with Rajinikanth, and I’m glad that this project has made it possible for me. He knows me from my childhood, and I share a special bond with the senior actor. Irrespective of the role, I’m glad to be part of this film””. ”

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