South Newsmakers Of The Week: BB Kannada fame Jayashree Ramaiah's demise to Soorarai Pottru joins Oscar race

One of the exciting news that took social media by storm was Suriya's Tamil film Soorarai Pottru starring Suriya has made its entry into the Oscar race.
Soorarai Pottru,Jayashree Ramaiah South Newsmakers Of The Week: BB Kannada fame Jayashree Ramaiah's demise to Soorarai Pottru joins Oscar race
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It was quite a good and eventful week in the South Indian film industry as not one but makers of more than 5 films announced the release dates of their upcoming projects. The makers of Ravi Teja's Khiladi are set to release their upcoming film on May 28. On the other hand, Dhanush's Karna will hit the big screens in April 2021. One of the exciting news that took social media by storm was Tamil film Soorarai Pottru starring Suriya has made its entry into the Oscar race. Amidst the news and updates about the upcoming projects, Bigg Boss Kannada fame Jayashree Ramaiah's sudden demise shock the industry. Here's a look at the top news from the South Indian cinema that hit the headlines this week. 

1. #PSPKRanaMovie: Pawan Kalyan and Rana Daggubati have kickstarted with the shooting of their upcoming untitled film in Hyderabad. Said to be the remake of Malayalam film Ayyappanum Koshiyum, the untitled Telugu film will be directed by Saagar Chandra.

2. Keerthy Suresh and Tovino Thomas team-up: Keerthy Suresh took to social media shared the title poster of their upcoming film Vaashi and also mentioned that she is super excited to share the screen space with Tovino Thomas. She wrote, "A project closer to my heart than you’d think! As a dream for a girl child to be in a movie produced by her father, one could argue that it would come easy but certainly, nothing ever came easy! Introducing Vaashi, A movie that took almost 7 years to fall in place rather than one that was put together.." 

3. RRR release date: Finally, after a long delay and speculations regarding the film's release date, Ram Charan and Jr NTR’s RRR will hit the screens on October 13, 2021. The makers tweeted, "This October 13, witness Fire and Water come together as a FORCE that has never been experienced before The biggest collaboration in Indian cinema is set to deliver a memorable experience!!! THE RIDE BEGINS..." 

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4. Jayashree Ramaiah passes away: Trigger Warning: The following content may cause emotional distress. Sandalwood actress and former Bigg Boss Kannada contestant Jayashree Ramaiah ended her life on Monday afternoon. According to reports, Jayashree who had earlier spoke about self harm, was battling depression. The sudden demise and Jayashree's extreme decision has sent shock waves in the Kannada film industry.

5. Acharya Teaser: Makers of Chiranjeevi starrer Acharya releases a power-packed teaser of the film along with the release date. Acharya, also starring Kajal Aggarwal and Ram Charan to be released on May 13, 2021. 

6:  Soorarai Pottru joins Oscar race: Suriya and Aparna Balamurali’s Soorarai Pottru is in the Oscar race under the General Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Original Score and several other categories. Rajasekar Pandiya, who is a co producer of Soorarai Pottru tweeted, "Happy Republic Day! #SooraraiPottru joins OSCARS under General Category in Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Original Score & other categories! The film has been made available in the Academy Screening Room today." 

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7. KGF: Chapter 2 release date: Yash and Sanjay Dutt starrer KGF: Chapter 2 will be released on July 16. Sharing it on Twitter, the makers wrote, “#KGFChapter2 Worldwide Theatrical Release On July 16th, 2021. #KGFChapter2onJuly16." 

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