2007/2/4 13:53:40 The ruckus over the statements of Mohanbabu is creating big differences between the fans of Mohanbabu and Chiranjeevi. Though Mohanbabu claimed that Chiranjeevi is one of his good friends and he had not made any adverse comments against him, his statement that some one else is forcing him to do something.
Likewise, Mohanbabu found fault with Chiranjeevi for keeping the Legend award, medal and the felicitation reward in the 'Time Capsule' saying that he would receive it only during the centenary celebrations. He said, 'Who will be there by 2032. I am sure that I will not be there.'
These comments irked the fans of Chiranjeevi. The Mega Star fans staged a protest and planned to burn the effigy of Mohanbabu. However, in a hurry to set fire to the effigy even before the arrival of police, the Chiru fans sprinkled petrol on the effigy which spilled over their bodies. This led to the burn injuries to three of them. A student who was passing by was also hurt in the incident.
2007/11/13 17:07:36 Mohanbabu has done it again. Invite him as the chief guest for any meeting, and you are sure to get some fireworks from him. This time the venue was the Triupathi Padmavathi Mahila University campus. Mohanbabu was invited to take part in the youth festival at the campus.
Mohanbabu expressed his severe displeasure at the way the officials forgot to honour the late N T Rama Rao. Mohabbu blasted the organizers and reminded them that it was the late N T Ram Rao who as responsible for the setting up of the mahila university. And when lakhs of rupees were being spent in organizing the festival, no one though it fit to garland the statue of N T Rama Rao. All it would cost to buy a garland was just a few rupees. Mohanbabu’s comments left many o the offices including the vice chancellor red-faced.
Producer Bellamkonda Suresh is planning a big budget film. Mohanbabu will ply the lead role. Muthyala Subbaiah is likely to direct the film. Simran is likely to be the female lead opposite Mohanbabu in the film. The film will go to sets in September. More details are awaited.
Actor Mohanbabu has bagged the remake rights for the film Hello. The film stars Mohan Lal in the lead and is a big hit in Malayalam. Mohanbabu is reported to have paid a record 58 lakhs for the remake rights.
2010/12/13 16:54:58 Yesterday it was a festive time for the Rajanikanth’s fans, because it is his 60th birthday. Fans all over the Tamilnadu state have grandly celebrated his birthday. Many of them who came down to Chennai to personally wish him were disappointed to know that Rajanikanth was out of state in such important day. It’s learnt that, Rajanikanth went down to Hyderabad to celebrate his birthday with his close friend Dr.Mohanbabu and his family members.
But, Rajanikanth’s wife Latha didn’t let the fans disappoint. She warmly welcomed all the fans into the house and distributed sweets to them. Fans, who didn’t expect such a warm welcome in the absence of their beloved hero Rajanikanth, were burst with joy and happily returned home.
On the other side, Rajanikanth also gave a pleasant surprise to his beloved friend Dr. Mohanbabu.
Mohanbabu and to his family members were thrilled to see Rajanikanth at their door step to share breakfast with them. They not even had a slightest idea of his arrival until he appeared before them. Indeed, it’s a pleasant surprise for them. Rajanikanth arrived at Hyderabad yesterday morning. He went to Dr. Mohanbabu’s house, and had his breakfast with them. Later, they both went to Dr. Mohanbabu’s office and spent a good time there. In the noon, they both returned home and had their lunch with Dr. Mohanbabu’s family members. Rajani returns to Chennai in the evening flight on the same day.
It is a gala time for the Telugu film industry. On one hand it is celebrating the Diamond Jubilee function marking the completion of 75 years of Telugu cinema, on the other hand two prominent Telugu film personalities are getting national awards. Sources say that Dr D Ramanaidu is likely to get the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke award, the highest honour for any film personality in India.
The other good news is that versatile artiste Dr Mohanbabu is about to get Padma Shri Award, one of the civilian awards to be awarded by the Union government. According to reliable information Dr Mohanbabu was selected for his services to the Telugu film industry.
A committee headed by Cabinet secretary Chaturvedi had selected over 70 persons for these Padma Awards and submitted it to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. He would forward the list to President APJ Abdul Kalam, who will ratify the list. The list of winners would be announced by Thursday evening. Mohanbabu is now busy shooting for 'Yamadonga' with NT Ramarao in the lead.
2011/2/28 8:36:50 Out of several film titles announced by maverick director Ram Gopal Varma ‘Bejawada Rowdeelu’ is one. Naga Chaitanya will be playing lead role in this movie. The latest news is RGV has offered an important role to Mohanbabu in this film, for which he has agreed. Probably, he might be offered a negative role in this film as his body language and personality will suit for a villain role. The full details of this movie will be announced soon.
Mohan Babu has launched an AIDS awareness campaign in Tirupathi recently. The actor said that India was one of the largest country with a huge number of AIDS patients. The actor wants to raise awareness among the people about AIDS.
He will tour the entire state to promote awareness about the dreaded disease. As Tirupathi is his home town, he has begun the campaign from here. Mohanbabu said that after he was conferred with Padma Sri, the onus on him to take up social work was even more.
Mohanbabu emotional speech in the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations though included few valid points, turned out to be worthless once he started talking about himself. The platform he has choosen to express his dissatisfaction and the time we not appropriate.
Telugu Cinema Industry looked more divided because of his speech. The common public were always surprised to see the smiley faces of actors in many photo shoots which puzzled them how the actors can be so friendly even with their competitors. Now the common public confusion has been solved.
2010/12/12 6:45:06 During the launching of audio of film ‘Vastadu Naa Raju’ ‘Manchu’ family desperately tried to win the hearts of Vijayawada citizens by reminding them that how strong they were bonded with the city and the people.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr.Mohanbabu said “This is the place where my mentor Dasari Narayana Rao has given me this name Mohanbabu. This is the place where my first film ‘Swargam Narakam’ had been filmed. In fact, I have planned to perform marriage of my elder son Vishnu with a local girl, but unfortunately it couldn’t happen. Now, I plan to marry off my second son Manchu Manoj with a Vijayawada girl. As you have always blessed and encouraged me and films, I humbly seek the same love and affection from you for my two sons.
Hero of the film Manchu Vishnu speaking on the occasion said “I have planned to release the audio of my first film in this place but due to some problems it couldn’t take place here. I am happy that, at least now I am able to release my 8th film audio here.”
If, the film makers would come out with a good picture then it’s not necessary to rewind all these silly things, opines some people of the city.
2006/11/16 13:27:29 The combination of Young Tiger NT Ramarao and successful director Rajamouli, which has two big hits like 'Student No. 1' and 'Simhadri' to its credit, is getting ready for another success. The film is likely to go to sets soon. Aswinidutt of Vyjayanti Movies is likely to produce this film simultaneously along with Ramcharan Teja's debut film under Puri Jagannath's direction. According to film industry sources, MM Keeravani is to wield the baton for music and Vijayendra Prasad is providing the story support. Tentatively 'Yamadonga' title is being considerd for this socio-fantasy film. It is also learnt that Mohanbabu is being roped in for the character of 'Yamadharmaraju' and Rajamouli had reportedly asked him to work for his film as Mohanbabu's dialogue modulation will be worth listening and would give a facelift to the character. The film would be released as a summer special in 2007.
The 150-days function of 'Dhee' directed by Sreenu Vaitla and produced by Mallidi Satyanarayana Reddy on the banner of Siri Venkateswara Films with Vishnu, Genelia in the lead and Srihari playing an important role would be celebrated at Lalitha Kala Thoranam in Hyderabad on September 8.
Several prominent film and political personalities and Dr Mohanbabu's well-wishers would attend the programme which was planned on a grand sale. Hero Vishnu, director Sreenu Vaitla, comedians Brahmanandam and Sunil, addressed the media at Think Smart office recently.
Director says, 'Though the first copy was ready it took eight months for its release due to some technical problems. However, the film became a big hit due to mouth publicity. Moreover, the success gave a renewed strength to Vishnu's father Mohanbabu, who was in depression and awaiting a good break for his son.
Brahmanandam would the bag best comedian award for his performance in this film.' Vishnu says, 'We are confident that the film would also earn awards and also for the director.' According to the film unit members, Union ministers Dr Dasari Narayana Rao, Dr T Subbarami Reddy, Ambarish, State ministers Ponnala Lakahmaiah, Anam Ramnarayana Reddy, Mukhesh Goud, Narendra, G Adiseshagiri Rao, K Raghavendra Rao, Satrughan Sinha, Krishnamraju, Mohanbabu, Vishnuvardhan, Jayaprada, Napoleon, NT Rama Rao, Kalyanram, Anushka, Archana, Jayasudha, Bharati Vishnuvardhan, Sumalatha would be the guests at the 150-day function.
Besides these, Sushil Kumar Shinde and Jackie Shroff would also attend the function, says Mohanbabu.
The marriage reception of Lakshmi Prasanna, daughter of Mohanbabu, was held at Hyderabad International Convention Center, Madhapur. On Thursday, April 3. The cream of Andhra Pradesh politics and Cineworld turned up on the occassion and bless the couple.
Chief Minister-YS Rajasekhara Reddy, Former Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, Home Minister-Jana Reddy, Union Minister-Dasari Narayana Rao, Adviser to the Government-KVP Ramachandra Rao, Media moghal Ramoji Rao, revolutionary writer-Gaddar, ANR, Krishna, Vijaya Nirmala, Rajnikant, Chiranjeevi, Balakrishna, Venkatesh, Nagarjuna were some among them.
Megastar Chiranjeevi in a special appeal aired on TV channels appealed to his fans to remain calm and shun all violent protests. He was responding to the recent fracas over Mohanbabu’s comments, which led to ugly protests by their respective fans all over the state. Chiranjeevi in his special appeal said that he was misunderstood. His comments were directed toward only the film industry.
His observations and the subsequent response from Mohanbabu were all internal matter of the film and industry. He once again appealed to his fans not to indulge in any kind of protest activated and appealed to his fans to maintain utmost restraint in the face of provocation. His message was clear: Forget and Forgive!
The audio of 'Krishnarjuna' directed by P Vasu and produced by Dr M Mohanbabu on the banner of Sri Lakshmi Prasanna Pictures with Vishnuvardhan and Mamata Mohandas in the lead, Nagarjuna and Mohanbabu playing key roles, is all set for release at Annapurna Studios in Hyderabad on December 26 through 24 Frames Factory. Executive producer Ashokkumar Raju M says, 'We are planning to sell off audiocassettes and CDs at a price of Rs 25 each.' Bliss of A Visweswara Rao would market the audio.
Some 200 persons who purchase the CDs would be selected through a lucky dip and they would be invited for the premier show of the movie besides providing them a chance to have dinner with the stars.' Nazar, Bharani, Giribabu, Napoleon, Sunil, Lakshmipati, Venumadhav, Dev, Prema and others are in the cast. Music is by MM Keeravani, photography is by Om Prakash, while story, screenplay and direction are by P Vasu.
The release of 'Dhee' once again postponed due to unavoidable reasons. It may be mentioned here that the film, with Vishnu and Genelia in the lead and Srihari playing a special role, failed to hit the screen, despite the completion of shooting and other post-production formalities.
The basic reason, according to film industry sources, is that the film failed in its business. In the wake of various failures of Vishnu films none of the buyers are coming forward to release the film. The image of Srinu Vytla failed to enthuse.
At the same time, the success of 'Bommarillu' of Genelia and her image also failed to do any magic. Though the producers made their efforts to release the film on February 2, it failed to materialize.
There is another rumour that the film is getting delayed due to the remarks made by Mohanbabu on the film industry elders and Chiranjeevi, as the buyers are fearing some problems in future with the release of a film in which Mohanbabu's son acted as hero.
The shooting of 'Yamadonga' directed by SS Rajamouli and produced by Cherry and Urmila Gangaraju on the banner of Viswamitra Creations with NTR, Mohanbabu, Mamata Mohandas in the lead is going on at a brisk pace. Some important scenes are being shot in specially erected sets at a huge expenditure in Annapurna Studios.
Speaking on the occasion, producers say, 'Recently we canned a song on Rambha. Presently some important scenes are being shot involving all the key artistes. Mohanbabu is playing the role of Yamadharma Raju. We are remixing a song 'Olammee Tikka Reginda…' of the late NTR for this film and the speciality is that NTR and Mamata Mohandas themselves rendered that song and that was shot on them only.
Keeravani scored very good music for the movie. We are planning to launch the audio through a popular music company in the first week of July. Keywords:Yamadonga::
Sri Lakshmi Prasanna Pictures had a big history of producing over 50 films in Telugu. Now the unit is expanding its wings and entering into other entertainment-related firms. As part of it, it had started '24 Frames Factory' at Novotel. Hero Balakrishna inaugurated the office on July 20. The CEO of '24 Frames Factory' Vishnuvardhan Babu welcomed the guests.
Later, Balakrishna says, 'Our family has a close rapport with Mohanbabu's family. I can say that he is very lucky. Vishnu is continuing his legacy as an artiste and at the same time is getting ready to take the reins of '24 Frames Factory'. Vishnu, is not just an actor, but had several other qualities and specialities. Time has come to bring out all his talents. Electronic media has several benefits with the firms like '24 Frames Factory'.
Likewise, the unit would be very helpful to the film industry. In fact, story boards would help a lot for a film. I myself prepared such story boards for my personal film. They will give an idea to the director to decide which shot to be made at what length. I wish this '24 Frames Factory' would cater to all the needs of the film industry.' Mohanbabu says, 'Once NTR said anything could be achieved with hard work and dedication.
My son had started this organization to provide all the necessary facilities for TV, radio, mobile communications and Internet. I wish he would achieve his goal. Already Vishnu is heading 'Think Smart' and it is running successfully. I am proud of my son.' Vishnu says, 'Ours is the first film organization which had come forward to provide services to mobiles. We are planning to bring out an animation film on our organisation's chairman Mohanbabu by 2009.' Later a cake was cut to mark the completion of 100 days of 'Dhee' film.
All the others who spoke on the occasion wished a success to Vishnu.' K Raghavendra Rao, Ramesh Prasad, P Kiran, Bapineedu, Sarat Maraar, B Gopal, Sreenu Vaitla, Prasara Bharati former CEO and TTD channel chief executive KS Sharma, Aswin Padmanabhan, Bellamkonda Suresh, Giribabu, Haibabu, Mallidi Satyanarayana Reddy, Raviprakash, Mutthu and others attended the programme.