South Newsmakers: Liger’s Akdi Pakdi Song, Ponniyin Selvan Teaser, Naresh Pavitra Controversy and More

It was a happening week in the southern film industry. New updates of Nagarjuna’s The Ghost, Chiranjeevi’s Godfather, Vijay Deverakonda’s LIer, Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan were here. Vignesh Shivan, Nayanthara’s wedding pictures and Ajith Kumar’s bike ride pictures went viral on the internet. The RRR controversy surrounding Resul Pookutty and the marriage rumors surrounding Naresh Babu and Pavithra Lokesh were top trends. Check out the top news from the South Indian film industry here:

Nagarjuna’s Spirit

The teaser of Akkineni Nagarajuna featuring The Ghost directed by Praveen Sattaru is here. With a 50-second video, the film promises action and exciting elements. Sonal Chauhan is the female lead in the film.

Nayanthara and Vignesh Shivan

Nayanthara and Vignesh Shivan, who married on June 9th, are celebrating their wedding anniversary in the first month. The filmmaker took to his Instagram and treated fans to some memorable insider pics with Rajinikanth, Shah Rukh, Suriya, Vijay Sethupathi and Mani Ratnam from the wedding day.

Mahesh Babus SSMB28

Mahesh Babu and Trivikram Srinivas’ SSMB28 announced a major update on the film. Pre-production work has begun and regular filming will begin in August. The still untitled film will be released in summer 2023. Pooja Hegde is the main actress.

Ponniyin Selvan teaser

That long awaited teaser of Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan was unviled and it is nothing short of grandeur. The teaser revolves around the power struggle of the Chola Empire in the 10th century. The teaser has every hint of Mani Ratnam – “majestic”. The magnum opus Ponniyin Selvan, Part One, PS-1 features an outstanding cast of Vikram, Jayam Ravi, Karthi, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Trisha in the lead roles.

Song by Vijay Deverakonda Liger Akdi Pakdi

The creators of Vijay Deverakonda and Ananya Panday’s upcoming sports drama Liger have stopped promoting the film’s first song, Akdi Pakdi. At first glance, the track looks like a perfect party number. Lijo George-Dj Chetas composed this energetic number while Baba Bhaskar choreographed it.

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Ilayaraja and Vijayendra Prasad

Legendary composer Ilayaraja and well-known filmmaker Vijayendra Prasad have been nominated for the Rajya Sabha. Several celebs from various Southern industries have sent congratulations to both of them.

Chiranjeevi’s godfather

Chiranjeevi’s Lucifer Telugu remake, The Godfather starring Nayanthara and Salman Khan was also out. The teaser gives us a glimpse of Chiranjeevi’s stylish look. In addition, the megastar is presented for the first time in a salt and pepper look.

Resul Pookutty’s RRR controversy

Oscar-winning sound designer Resul Pookutty has sparked a massive debate after describing SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus RRR as a gay love story between Jr. NTR and Ram Charan’s characters. Along with netizens, Baahubali producer Shobu Yarlagadda and music composer MM Keeravani beat him.


Naresh Babu & Pavithra Lokesh

Naresh Babu made headlines when he married Pavithra Lokesh for the fourth time. However, he denied reports that he was being defamed by his wife Ramya Raghupathi for sending a divorce message. Amid the controversy, a video has surfaced on social media of Ramya attacking Naresh and Pavithra Lokesh with her slipper at a Mysore hotel.

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