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Take a gander at all the most recent interviews from Tollywood celebs and comprehend what your most loved celebs have expressed their own lives and their movies underneath.

Singing and Music are my two eyes-MM Srilekha

MM Srilekha is the only female music director in Telugu film industry. She started her film career like singer from a very young age and became a successful music director today. On the occasion of her birthday on Wednesday (September 8), she shared her experiences and views with the media. Here are some excerpts:

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M.S Raju talks about his latest movie "Maska"

Sankranthi fame MS Raju known for many hits and miss has come out with yet another dream project ‘Maska’ starring Ram, Hansika Motwani and Sheela. The movie under Sumanth Arts Productions is now ready for release on January 14, 2009. Hence MS Raju called for a press conference at Rama Naidu Studios on Friday where he screened all the songs in his film Maska. Some excerpts from a discussion with him.

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M.S.Raju talks about his "Aata"

M.S.Raju, the maverick film producer of the Telugu film industry with a 90% success rate, is all set to add another feather to his success cap with the release of the Siddartha-Ileana starrer Aata. In a chit chat with Ragalahari M.S.Raju talks about his past films and the upcoming Aata that is ready for release on the 9th of this month.

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MS Raju Interview on Columbus

Senior producer Ms Raju is a highly successful producer and he is one of the most sensible filmmaker in Tollywood. He is known for super hit films like ‘Satruvu’, ‘Deviputrudu’, ‘Manasantha Nuvve’, ‘Okkadu’, ‘Varsham’ and ‘Nuvvosthanante Nenoddantana’ and some others. Sumanth Arts banner which delivered several commercial films with best technical values and with huge budget, has now completed 25 years. He had many hits in a row. He has provided story and screenplay for the recently released ‘Columbus’ that starred Sumanth Ashwin. On this occasion, he met with the media. Here are the excerpts from the long chitchat.

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My only goal in life is to get a National Award - Madhavi Latha

When you talk with actress Madhavi Latha, you can’t help but be captivated by her. This is true even if she wasn’t a Nandi Award, Filmfare Award or National Award winning actress who did very few films like ‘Nachchavule’ and ‘Snehituda’. She speaks with authority and confidence, yet amusing. If one notices the sparkle in her eyes, it reveals she is still confident about going strong in the profession that she chose at a young age. Today, she tells that a role in director Krishna Vasa’s film would be a turning point of her career. “I’m expecting a National Award for this film”, says the bold and beautiful actress who is confident about her decision and felt ready to take the plunge. Madhavi Latha gives her first interview since her come back into films. Have a read (an exclusive interview with Ragalahari).

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Hero Maanas Interview

Maanas, who was a child artist in over 10 films and recently carved lover boy image for himself in the hearts of Telugu audience by playing the young hero in ‘Jhalak’ and ‘Green Signal’, is now playing one of the lead roles in ‘Kai Raja Kai’. The film starring Ram Khanna, Maanas, Josh Ravi, Sravya, Shamili and Hari Krishna in lead roles will be released on April 23. Siva Ganesh, who worked as an associate director at Maruthi, is directing the film which is a joint venture of Maruthi Talkies and Full Moon Entertainments. In his recent interview with the media, Maanas talked about his upcoming film ‘Kai Raja Kai’.

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Madalasa Sharma Interview

Mumbai beauty Madalasa Sharma who made her entry in Tollywood with 'Fitting Master' starring Allari Naresh in 2009 catches everyone's attention. Soon she was roped in 'Alsayam Amrutham' under Suresh Productions banner. She was also showered with many offers in Tamil, Kannada and Bollywood industries. She also did one German film. Presently she was roped in to shake legs with Energetic star Havish for "Ramleela" which is slated for release on 27th February. Here is an exclusive interview of her where she shared her experience working with Havish, disclosing her favorite actor in Tollywood and many more....

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Madhu Shalini talks about Films

First a successful Model then an equally successful television anchor and now an actress. A very much a Telugu girl this doe eyed beauty with a charming smile is none other than Madhu Shalini. Riding high after the success of her film Kithakithalu, Madhu Shalini, in an informal chat with Ragalahari, talks about her entry in to the glamorous field, her likes and dislikes and her future plans.

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Expiry Date is getting positive response all over: Madhu Shalini

'Expiry Date' is the latest web-series in the town. Madhu Shalini has played a key role in the thriller that also features Sneha Ullal, Tony Luke and Ali Reza. Directed by Shankar K Marthand, it has been produced by NorthStar Entertainment Pvt Ltd. The Telugu-Hindi bilingual is currently streaming on ZEE5. The Telugu version released on October 9, a week after the Hindi version's release on October 2. With the web-series drawing applause all over, Madhu Shalini has expressed happiness in her latest interview.

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Madhu Sharma on "Party"

This Rajasthani gal’s dream of becoming an actress came true when she was offered the Telugu film Slokam. Although a stranger to the Telugu language she managed to gain the audiences attention with acting and her glam doll image. In a very informal chat with Ragalahari, Madhu Sharma speaks about her latest film, Director Ravi Babu’s Party and also her personal likes and dislikes.

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I never got the feeling of doing mother’s role - Madhubala

Most popular song ‘Chinni Chinni Aasa…’from Maniratnam’s ‘Roja’ will instantly remind us of actress Madhubala, who won millions of hearts with her antics in it. Similarly, she has also impressed the Telugu audience as innocent sister to Ramya Krishna in the film ‘Allari Priyudu’. Now the same beautiful actress is back into Telugu film industry with her comeback movie ‘Anthaku Mundu Aa Taruvatha’ in which she played mother to actress Eesha, which marks Eesha’s debut film. Indraganti Mohan Krishna of ‘Ashta Chemma’ and ‘Golkonda High School’ fame directed this cute love story film with Sumanth Ashwin and Eesha as lead pair. K L Damodhar Prasad is the producer. The film was recently released and became a grand success. On this occasion actress Madhubala gave a media interview on Thursday. Here are few excerpts:

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I am a Back Bencher - Madhura Sridhar Reddy

Madhura Sridhar, who proved himself with his films like 'Sneha Geetam' and 'It's my Love Story' wants to create a benchmark with his upcoming flick 'Back Bench Student'. Let’s spend some time to know what he has to say about his film releasing on March 15th. Here are few excerpts from the interview.

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I'll prove my caliber with one good film - Madhhurima

Actress Madhhurima, an LLB degree holder from Mumbai has outstanding looks, and is very passionate about acting. However, she is not getting the right films to exhibit her true talent and make her mark in Tollywood. According to her she can’t be blamed if few of her films have failed to impress the audience. “I’m pretty and hep in my real life than reel life. I got appreciation for my work. If I’m given one right film, I’ll prove my caliber and hope to be the best that I can be while I’m here in Tollywood”, says this Mumbai beauty. So check out Maddhrima’s exclusive interview right here to know more stuff about her!

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Mahesh Babu on Pokiri Success

Prince, as he is called by his fans, Mahesh Babu, reaffirmed his position in the Telugu film Industry with the biggest hit of the summer releases this year, Pokiri. The film, directed by Puri Jagannnadh, has broken box office records in the overseas market and is still running to packed houses, well on its way to completing 50 days of successfully entertaining the audiences. At a press meet held in the city on 6th June, this media shy chocolate hero of Telugu films spoke about, what he has termed as a personal victory, the stupendously successful Pokiri and his forthcoming projects.

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The gap between the films kept me away from the media-Mahesh Babu

Just back from Turkey after shooting a schedule 1 of his latest flick ‘Dhookudu’ under Sreenu Vaitla’s direction, Mahesh Babu stole some time off while shooting Thumps Up ad film at Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad and had a chit chat with fans as well as media.

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I'm not sure if I'll get a character again like the one in Businessman - Mahesh Babu

Superstar Mahesh Babu is enjoying his biggest commercial success of his two consecutive movies, ‘Dhookudu’ and ‘The Businessman’. As both the films received enormous success at the box-office, Mahesh Babu invited the media for a small chit chat at his residence. This interview session was very casual with some interesting answers given by him. Here are the excerpts of this special interview with Mahesh Babu:

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‘Dookudu’ success has brought me out from ‘Pokiri’ image - Mahesh Babu

The success meet of super star Mahesh Babu’s ‘Dookudu’ was held at Novotel Hotel on October 10th evening. Directed by Srinu Vaitla and produced by Ram Achanta, Gopichand Achanta and Anil Sunkara under 14 Reels Entertainments banner, the film was released on September 23rd. G Ramesh Babu was the presenter of the film. On the eve of the success of his latest film ‘Dookudu’, super star Mahesh Babu spoke to the media and shared his happiness. Here are some excerpts:

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Srikanth's command style has amazed me - Mahesh Babu

Mahesh Babu, who recently tasted yet another success with ‘Seetamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu’, is currently busy shooting for his untitled movie under Sukumar’s direction. According to him this movie will be released in June. The actor is currently shooting for the film at Ramanaidu Cine Village in Nanakramguda, Hyderabad. At this juncture, he took some time out at the shooting location on Sunday to speak to the media about the success of SVSC, his present & future projects and his concern for Kamal Haasan’s dream project ‘Vishwaroopam’. Here are some excerpts:

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I am most excited about Spyder’, says Mahesh Babu

Mahesh Babu’s ‘Spyder’, one of the most anticipated films of this year, will soon be released on September 27. Directed by AR Murugadoss, ‘Spyder’ will have Mahesh Babu playing an intelligence officer. The film stars Rakul Preet Singh as the female lead, while SJ Surya will be seen as the antagonist. ‘Spyder’ is being produced by Tagore Madhu and NV Prasad under NVR Cinema LLP and Reliance Entertainment banners with Tagore Madhu as presenter. On the eve of film’s release, Mahesh Babu has a chit chat with the media. Read on to know what he has said about his upcoming release.

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Mahesh Babu Interview on BAN

Bharat Ane Nenu is ready for a grand release on April 20. Mahesh Babu talks about the film and his plans for the year ahead.

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I wanted to work with Ram Gopal Varma since the time I watched Shiva - Mahesh Sriram

Down to earth, friendly and full of confidence, Mahesh Sriram is no stranger to the fashion world. This Hyderabadi Telugu guy, who’s a successful model in USA, lives, eats and breathes his profession all day long. He had recently given his entry in Tollywood as an anti-hero in ‘Chinna Cinema’. According to Mahesh, it's Sylvester Stallone and Rajnikanth who inspired him growing up in life while it's Kota Srinivas Rao and Prakash Raj in acting. Given a chance he would love to work with directors like SS Rajamouli and Ram Gopal Varma. With so many dreams accomplish, the model cum actor who’s simultaneously busy working for a 3D Animation Studio in Texas, took some time out to chat with us about his successful journey in modeling and his acting dreams.

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Fashion Designer s/o Ladies Tailor is one of my best works - Melody Brahma Mani Sharma

‘Fashion Designer s/o Ladies Tailor’ is all set to hit the theatres on June 2nd. This is produced by Madhura Sreedhar under his banner Madhura Entertainment while cult filmmaker Vamsy is wielding the megaphone. Melody Brahma Mani Sharma is the music composer. The film is touted as the sequel to the sensational success ‘Ladies Tailor’ which came thirty years ago. Recently the songs were unveiled and they got an overwhelming response. Mani Sharma shared his reactions on that as follows:

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‘Saahasam Swaasaga Saagipo’ - A Unified Blend Of Love And Action - Manjima Mohan

Yuva Samrat Akkineni Naga Chaitanya and Manjima Mohan starrer ‘Saahasam Swaasaga Saagipo’ is all set for release on November 11. This Tamil-Telugu bilingual film has been made under Guru Films and Dwaraka Creations banners with prominent writer Kona Venkat as presenter. M Ravinder Reddy is the producer. Oscar Award winner AR Rahman has given musical scores. Manjima Mohan essays the lead female role in both versions. In a chat with the media, the actress talks about her film and co-stars.

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I consider Chinese and Thailand films as real competition - Manchu Manoj

Mohan Babu’s youngest son Manchu Manoj Kumar celebrates his 28th birthday today (May 20th). The actor, who impressed the audience with his performance in ‘Bindaas’, ‘Vedam’ and ‘Jhummandi Naadam’ last year, is presently doing a film titled ‘Mr Nokia’. So he took the occasion to share his views with the media on his present projects and building the reputation of Telugu cinema.

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I'm ready for roles in negative shades - Manoj Kumar Manchu

Manchu Manoj Kumar, who entered Tollywood with ‘Donga Dongadhi’ continued his journey with ups and downs before hitting a jackpot ‘Bindaas’. But the actual break in his career came with the film 'Nenu Meeku Telusa'. That fetched him good friends and now he is busy with handful of films with two of them about to be released. One being ‘Vedam’ by Krish and the other ‘Jhummandi Nadam’ by K Raghavendra Rao. His movie releases are the birthday gifts for him who celebrated his birthday on May 20th. On this occasion he shared a few moments with the press.

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Manoj talks about "Raju Bhai"

With a more promising start than his brother Vishnu, Manchu Manoj had the makings of a star. But the failure of his second film Sree, got this youngster to take a break before returning to the screen with a bang. With his latest film Raju Bhai ready for release on May 18th, a slim looking Manoj talks about the film in a chat with Ragalahari.

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I put on 8 KGs - Manchu Manoj

Manchu Manoj starrer ‘Shourya’ is is arriving theaters on March 4. Directed by Dasardh and produced by Malkapuram Shivakumar, the film has Regina as the female lead. On this occasion Manchu Manoj took some time to chat with the media about his upcoming release ‘Shourya’. Here are the excerpts:

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Rajendra Prasad garu inspired me to do the female getup-Manchu Manoj

You know him as a hilarious Manoj till now, but saw a different side of him in 'Pandavulu Pandavulu Tummeda' when he portrayed himself as a woman. This Manchu family multi-starer comedy entertainer opened to theaters on January 31st with hit talk. On this occasion the entire film unit is in a celebration mood and we had an opportunity to ask this talented young actor about what is it like playing a female getup role. Here are few excerpts:

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Sunny Leone is playing a traditional girl in Current Theega - Manchu Manoj

Manchu Manoj is going to celebrate his birthday tomorrow (May 20). It’s needless to introduce this young and talented actor who comes from a filmy family with father Mohan Babu being a versatile actor and producer, sister Manchu Lakshmi Prasanna and brother Manchu Vishnu also being successful actors and producers. Happy Birthday to him from Ragalahari and its viewers. On this happy occasion, the actor organized a press conference and discussed at length about his upcoming film ‘Current Theega’. So folks, read on to find out all that he had to say about it.

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I want to do good films, entertain the audience & earn profits for my producers - Maruthi

Maruthi is a trendsetter to small filmmakers. Right from his debut film ‘Ee Rojullo’, his target is only youth audience. He started off his film career as a director with two back-to-back hits, ‘Ee Rojullo’ and ‘Bus Stop’ and turned distributor for another super hit film ‘Prema Katha Chitram’. He also played the role of producer for the recently released film ‘Romance’. Maruthi says that he established his own banner only to encourage the new talent. On the other hand, this crazy filmmaker signed for five big producers. Right now, he is busy filming ‘Kotha Janta’ with Allu Sirish and Regina as lead pair under Geeta Arts banner. On the occasion of his birthday on October 8th, Maruthi gave a media interview. Here are few excerpts:

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I'm amazed at the response in B and C centers for Kotha Janta - Maruthi

Sensational filmmaker Maruthi’s latest ‘Kotha Janta’ starring Allu Sirish and Regina Cassendra as lead pair hits cinemas two weeks ago and doing extremely well in all its centers. The film was produced by Bunny Vasu and presented by Allu Aravind on Geeta Arts banner. Celebrating the success Maruthi talks to the media about his magnificent new film ‘Kotha Janta’. According to him, the film is slowly pulling the family audiences to theaters. Infact he says he observed houseful collections in Cinepolis and that there is shortage of theaters. Here are few excerpts:

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I'm playing young Pawan Kalyan in Gabbar Singh - Aakash

Puri Jagannadh’s son Aakash, whose journey started with the film ‘Chiruta’ believes that he can go on to do well in his movie career. ‘Lotus Pond’ was his full-fledged film and ‘Dhoni’ is his second film in central role. The 13 year old budding child actor was recently seen as young Mahesh Babu in ‘Businessman’ and now he is playing the same in Pawan Kalyan’s ‘Gabbar Singh’. He says that he is desperate to become a hero when he grows up. Here are some excerpts from his interview:

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Megha Chowdhury Interview About Oorantha Anukuntunnaru

Actress Megha Chowdhury, who has acted opposite Nawin Vijaya Krishna in 'Oorantha Anukuntunnaaru', has interacted with the media ahead of the release of the movie. This is her second film in Telugu and the beauty is upbeat about it. Excerpts..

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Melanie Interview on D For Dopidi

Melanie Kannokada is a breath of fresh air, an upcoming fame, who made her acting debut through ‘D for Dopidi’. Born and grew up in Chicago, Melanie like any other normal kid, learnt martial art, piano and dance as an extra-curricular activity and obtained her degree in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University. However, the actress always knew she wanted to pursue her passion in acting. So she left her engineering profession and flew down to Hyderabad to be a part of an independent film ‘Love Lies and Seeta’. Later, to her complete surprise, took home the female lead role in ‘D for Dopidi’. Read on what she said about her experience filming her first Telugu film ‘D for Dopidi’.

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I am yet to know the meaning of Celebrity and Legend - Mohan Babu

Padmasree Dr Mohan Babu aka Manchu Bhaktavatsalam Naidu is popularly known as the ‘Dialogue King’, the ‘Collection King’ and of course ‘Nataprapurna’. He started his film career in 1975 as a villain in ‘Swargam-Narakam’ directed by Dasari Narayana Rao and did more than 500 films with many memorable roles in his 34 years of his film career.

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Manoj dominated all of us in the 2nd half of the film - Mohan Babu

Collection king Dr M Mohan Babu, who reached a film status in his 39 years of film journey by carving a niche for himself with his unique style of dialogue delivery, is now all set to appear on silver screen in the male lead role after almost a decade. Yes, the veteran actor along with his two sons Manchu Vishnu and Manchu Manoj is ready to entertain the Telugu audience with his latest film ‘Pandavulu Pandavulu Tummedha’, which is said to be the full-fledged comedy entertainer. Directed by Srivaas of ‘Lakshyam’ fame on 24 Frames Factory banner and Sri Lakshmi Prasanna Pictures banner, ‘Pandavulu Pandavulu Tummedha’ is arriving theaters worldwide on this 31st. On this occasion Dr Mohan Babu took some time out to chat with the media about his upcoming release. Here are few excerpts:

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Indraganti Mohan Krishna - Interview

Director Indraganti Mohan is ready with his next film Ami Tumi. The film releases on June 9. The director talks about his films and future plans.

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Indraganti Mohana Krishna - Interview

Indraganti Mohana Krishna’s film ‘Sammohanam’ is creating good buzz. The director talks about the film and how it took shape…

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Mohanakrishna Indraganti's Interview: 'V is my biggest film in terms of scale'

After a soft film like 'Sammohanam', Mohanakrishna Indraganti is gearing up for the release of Nani-Sudheer Babu's 'V'. In his latest interview, he has talked about some interesting facets.

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