Popular playback singers Mallikarjuna Rao and Gopika Purnima tied their nuptial knot at Appanna Kalyanamandapam in Simhachalam near Visakhapatnam. Both of them proved good singers through ‘Paaduthaa… Teeyagaa…’, a television programme organized by popular playback singer SP Balasubrahmanyam in ETV. Later, they became playback singers in the Telugu film industry. Mallikarjuna Rao belongs to Gopalapatnam of Visakhapatnam, while Gopika Purnima belonged to Vizianagaram. Both the singers fell in love with each other.
However, they convinced their parents and got united with their blessings. Relatives of both the bride and bridegroom, besides several other well-wishers, attended the marriage. Immediately after their marriage, the couple offered prayers to Lord Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy in Simhachalam. Popular playback singer SP Sailaja, lyricist Bhuvanachandra, Chandramohan’s wife Jalandhara were among those who attended the marriage. Besides, local MLC Daadi Veerabhadra Rao, MLA Dronamraju Srinivas, former MLA Pethakamsetti Ganababu also blessed the couple.
After Mayavi, Gopika plays heroine to Mammootty once again. The other details will be out soon. It has been reported that Bollywood singer Lucky Ali will sing a song for this film. G V Prakash will be the music director of the film.
Gopika is going steady with a couple of big offers in Malayalam. In Tamil, she is back on track with Veerappu alongside Sundar C. She says, “Iam happy that things are going on right direction. Hopefully I continue to give my best and establish myself as an actress”.
2011/7/15 11:23:52 The devotees of Shirdi Sai Baba on Friday thronged Sai Baba temples across the state to mark Guru Purnima, a tradition to offer pooja to Guru on every Vyasa Purnima day.
The devotees beeline Sai Baba temples since early wee hours and performed poojas with utmost devotion.
At a Sai temple in Film Nagar, film star M Mohan Babu and veteran director K raghavendra Rao performed special poojas along with their family members.
On this day the disciple offer ‘puja’, a ceremonial respect to their guru (a guide with religious believes). It is celebrated on the full moon day of ‘ashad’ a month according to the Hindu calendar.
This accounts to the’ guru-shishya ‘ relationship (teacher-student) between the sage Vyas and his followers. He was believed to have started writing his Bhramasutras which are the key guidance’s for the ancient sages and wandering monks. This festival is celebrated among Hindus in all spiritual traditions all over India.
Guru Purnima comes in the month of July where all the Shirdi Sai Baba devotees perform pooja, parayana of Sri Guru Charithra, which was written by Aacharya Sri Ekkirala Bharadwaja’s Book.(INN)
The young and bubbly actress Gopika is quite different from the run of the milk actresses. We are not talking about films and acting. It is about her views on life and her attitude. Gopika is thankful to god for giving her the success and money.
She says that name and fame are not everything I life. She wants to do her bit for the less privileged. And now she is quite firm in her resolve, she would start an orphanage or an old age home in the future. This is her way of saying ‘Thank You’ to God.
Gopika, who was seen with Mammootty in the superhit Mayavi released last year, has joined the superstar this year again for Anwar Rasheed’s Annan Thambi, being shot in Pollachi.
Lakshmi Rai plays the other female lead in this film which has Mammootty in dual roles. Gopika has also been signed for debutante director Akku Akbar’s new film, Verthu Oru Bharya, starring opposite Jayaram.
Gopika is another actress who is finding success in all the South Indian languages.
She has recently completed doing her Telugu flick Veedu Mamuluvadu Kadu which is planned to get released in June. The movie is, directed by Ravi Sharma and has Rishi and Samrat in the lead roles with Gopika.
Gopika's last movie released in Malayalam Mayavi has done good business and is completing hundred this week.
She is also playing the female lead in the upcoming Malayalam film, Mulla starring Dileep in the lead role. The movie by Lal Jose has a script by M. Shinduraj and is expected to hit the floors in mid of July.
Then she is also been considered to act in Nasrani, the Joshy film, opposite Mammootty.
She had acted with Mammootty as his heroine in a couple of films. She had already starred with Dileep and Jayaram. It is now her turn to star with Mohanlal. Alibhai is going to have her starring as Mohanlal's heroine for the first time in her career. The film's shooting begins very soon in Kozhikode and Mangalapuram.
Though Gopika had already starred with Mohanlal in 'Keerthichakra', she did not play his pair. Lakshmi Gopalswamy was his leading lady in the movie.
Need not to say anything about noted producers Dil Raju and Nallamalupu Srinivas (Bujji). Both of they were known for making big budget movies only. But, the success of small film ‘Ala Modhalaindhi’ seems to be influenced them to some extent. Now, they are planning to make small budget films also. Hence, their eyes struck upon a Hindi film ‘Tanu weds Manu’ played by Madhavan and Kangana Ranauth. Surprisingly, this film was given an average rating by film critics, yet both our producers were eager to grab the remake rights of this film!
The US Malayalee Association has honored actress Gopika with the Padmini Ramachandran award for the 'Best Women Film Personality'. The association has announced this award in honor of the Late Padmini Ramachandran who was a long time member of the association.
Gopika, the young beauty, is one of the successful heroines in the South Indian Film Industry. She has many Malayalam and Tamil hits to her credit and has also acted in Kannada and Telugu films.
Actress Gopika has signed a film titled Malabar Wedding after a short gap of 6 months. As she is busy in her ongoing films, she has been stopped signing in new films for a while. But the script of Malabar Wedding induced her to accept the film.
The pooja and launch ceremony for Malabar Wedding, to be directed by debutante directors Rajesh and Faizal was held recently at Kochi. Indrajith and Gopika are in the lead roles, the film will be produced by T Santhosh Kumar and AR Anoop under the banner of Minerva Creations.
The audio of 'Veedu Maamoolodu Kaadu' directed by Ravisharma and produced by Pasham Narasimha Reddy and B Ashok Yadav on the banner of Sri Dinesh Brothers with Rishi, Samrat and Gopika in the lead was launched at Prasad Labs Preview Theatre in Hyderabad recently. Dr Rajasekhar, Jeevitha and VV Vinayak were the chief guests. Dr Rajasekhar and his wife unveiled the audio and handed over the first cassette to VV Vinayak. Later, they also launched the audio CDs and handed over the first piece to Sridhar Reddy of Madhura Entertainments.
Dr Rajasekhar expressed the wish that the audio as well as the film a big hit. Speaking on the occasion, Vinayak says, 'There will be melody in SA Rajkumar's music. He scored fantastic tunes to several super hit films. Like all those successful films, the tunes in this film should also be a big hit. I wish the film would earn a good name to director Ravisharma, artistes Rishi, Samrat and Gopika.' Music director Rajkumar says, 'The film had good story and movement. Though the director is a novice, he moulded it like an experienced director. This different love subject got a fantastic music. There are six songs in the film.' Chalapati Rao, Mallikarjuna Rao, Rishi, Samrat, O Kalyan, producers Narasimha Reddy, Ashok, executive producer A Sekhar and others participated. Madhura Entertainments is marketing the audio.
Gorgeous Gopika seems to have taken a leaf out of the book of her colleagues in Malayalam film world. Heroines like Meera Jasmine , Nayantara , Asin and Navya Nair have all hopped over to neighbouring states after firming up their position on home turf.
The policy has paid off for Gops also who will now figure in a Telugu film titled ‘Veedu Mamuluvadu Kadu’ directed by Ravi Sharma. Rishi and Samrat will be her heroes in the film. In Mollywood, of course, Gopika is going strong. Her latest movie, ‘Mayavi’ against Mammootty has become one of the biggest hits in recent times.
So much so, she has been snapped up for another project with Mammootty titled ‘Nasrani’. Then, she is also part of a film called ‘Mulla’ in which Dileep will play the male lead, according to the buzz.
Ask Gopika why she isn't starring in any new Malayalam films and she'd say that she's very busy in Tamil with a handful of new assignments. Ask Gopika why she isn't acting in that many new films in Tamil and she'd tell you that she's busy in Malayalam. Maayavi was her most recent release in Malayalam. There aren't any new offers in Malayalam for the time being. When it comes to her films in Tamil, she is starring as Sundar C's heroine in his new film which is the remake of Spatigam.
Why did the actress so completely run out of offers in both the languages at the same time? The answer is simple. Gossips are on that her manager is charging exorbitant rates from producers and directors who are approaching her. He's doing this because he wants more commissions. The actress probably hasn't yet realized the damage that her manager's greed is causing to her career.
2006/12/6 11:13:34 Directed by Shaji Kailash, a successful Malayalam film is being dubbed into Telugu as 'Police Samrajyam' by Surya Sekhar on the banner of Sri Chilukuri Balaji Productions, with Suresh Gopi and Gopika in the lead is ready for release on December 8.
Producer says, "We are planning to release the film on December 8. We are sure that our film would enthrall the audiences. Rajamani gave melodious tunes. Suresh Gopi played yet another powerful police officer's role in this film.
' Director Sagar, who attended the press briefing as guest, says, 'I wish this film would be a big hit like 'Police Commissioner' of Suresh Gopi. He made an excellent performance in this film. I wish the producer would come up with a straight Telugu film in the near future.
Dialogue writer Bharati Babu also participated in the press briefing.
2007/8/28 13:29:50 Chandrababu Naidu chided the officials of the TTD for not making proper arrangements for their stay when he came calling along with the newly weds Lokesh and Brahmani.
The TTD authorities had provided accommodation to the marriage party at different guesthouses when Babu had clearly asked that they should be accommodated at the same place. The TTD officials finally made proper arrangements and the marriage party was accommodated at TSR and other private guesthouses.
The pilgrims were surprised to se Babu and the newly weds along with Balakrishna and others standing outside the guesthouse for some time while the TTD officials made arrangements to accommodate them.
The fake visa scam and the issue of actress Asha Saini being arrested for trying to smuggling out a girl by claiming her to be her make up artist has sent shockwaves in Tollywood. Many top producers and director are also said to be involved in this. Mallikarjuna Rao said to the media that some time back a delegation of about 20 artists went to the US to take part in TANA conference.
AVS tried to include his brother in the delegation as an astrologer. The US consulate did not issue a visa to him stating that the services of an astrologer were not needed in a cultural team. AVS now wants to know what this has to do with the visa scam.
Now actress Gopika is the latest to join the bandwagon of sexy starlets willing to expose onscreen. It's a known fact that she is endowed with beauty and talent; yet the producers and directors have been reluctant to offer her the role of a heroine due to her reservations about exposing her anatomy.
But now, much to the delight of all the directors, she is willing to shed her clothes to the extent a cinematographer can exploit. She has already set an example for herself in the film Veedu Maamoolodu Kadu, in which she did a steamy sequence getting drenched in rain and showing her curvaceous figure.
2006/11/27 10:24:26 Popular Malayalam heroine Gopika, made her debut into the Telugu films through 'Naa Autograph Sweet Memories'. Very recently she played the role of a journalist in 'Veedhi'. Now, she had signed another Telugu film to be produced by C Narasimha Reddy on the banner of Sri Dinesh Brothers. The film would be directed by Ravi Sharma. The songs for the film were recorded recently under the musical direction of SA Rajkumar. Producer Narasimha Reddy says, 'We will start shooting from the first week of December.' Director Ravi Sharma says, 'It is very common and routine to fall in love during the college and teenage. At the same time, their love gets failed due to various reasons including caste, religion, rich, poor and other such petty reasons. But the couple in our film are not like this kind normal lovers. In our film, love is hero, heroine and villain also. Everything was immersed in love.' Bhanuchander, Brahmanandam, MS Narayana, Ali, Kallu Chidambaram, Sudha, Shakeela, Harathi, Archana Roy and others are in the cast. Cinematography is by Vasu, lyrics are by Veturi, Abhinaya Srinivas, dialogues are by Madhusri and editing is by Nandamuri Hari.
When producer/actor Prakashraj announced his plans to remake the Malayalam blockbuster 'Udayanaanu Thaaram' in Tamil, there were some things he didn't have any second thoughts about. Prithviraj was going to play Mohanlal's role. Prakashraj was keen on playing the role that Srinivasan did. Problem was with finding a heroine.
Prakashraj had initially selected Trisha for the role. But soon she announced that she wasn't interested. Now, nobody knows why she walked out. We don't know if she was removed because the filmmakers were not comfortable about the problems with her fan-clubs. Maybe she didn't want to play the role of an over-the-hill actress who ends up falling in love with a rookie director. But now, Gopika has stepped in to play the role.