South Newsmakers Of Week: SP Jananathan's demise, Kriti Sanon in Prabhas' Adipurush to Pawan Kalyan's PSPK 27

Updated on Mar 15, 2021 05:09 PM IST  |  223.5K
South Newsmakers Of Week: SP Jananathan's demise, Kriti Sanon in Prabhas' Adipurush to Pawan Kalyan's PSPK 27

We are back with our weekly edition of 'South Newsmakers Of The Week'. The week witnessed some interesting announcements and movie releases. Naveen Polishetty's Jathi Ratnalu, which released this week earned praises from all quarters. On the other hand, the Kollywood film industry is in shock and saddened over the sudden demise of National award-winning director SP Jananathan. The week has ended on a shocking yet disheartening note. Here's a look at the top news from the South entertainment world that hit the headlines this week. 

1. Kriti Sanon joins Prabhas starrer Adipurush: After Sai Ali Khan, Kriti Sanon and Sunny Singh have joined Prabhas starrer Adipurush. Kriti will play Sita while Sunny will be seen as Lakxman in Om Raut directorial. Sharing her excitement about being a part of the film, Kriti tweeted, "A new journey begins.. #ADIPURUSH This one is too special.. Proud, honoured and beyond excited to be a part of this magical world.." 



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2. Pawan Kalyan's PSPK gets a title: This was one of the much-awaited news of the week that took social media by storm. On the occasion of Maha Shivaratri, the makers of Pawan Kalyan starrer dropped the glimpse along with the film's title as Hari Hara Veera Mallu. The film which is directed by Krish Jagarlamudi has been titled Hari Hara Veeramallu. Nidhhi Agerwal plays the female lead role. 

3. SP Jananathan's demise: Kollywood's National-award winning director SP Jananathan passed away on March 14 at 10 AM while undergoing treatment at a hospital in Chennai. Laabam actors Vijay Sethupathi and Shruti Haasan among other celebs from the film industry took to Twitter and penned heartfelt condolences to the director. SP Jananathan was 61. After Purampokku Engira Podhuvudamai, which released in 2015, SP Jananathan was making a comeback in the direction with Laabam. 

Also Read: SP Jananathan passes away: Shruti Haasan bids him goodbye with a heavy heart; Celebs offer condolences 

4. Chiyaan 60:  Vikram and his son Dhruv Vikram starrer untitled Chiyaan 60 shooting kickstarted this week. Anirudh has been replaced with Santosh Narayanan in the upcoming Karthik Subbaraj directorial. The film also stars Simran and Bobby Simha. Karthik Subbaraj took to Twitter and asked his fans to send love and blessings as he kickstarted shooting for the film from this week. “Yes… It’s A Santosh Narayanan Musical!! Welcome to the Gang @Music_Santhosh Thanks @anirudhofficial for your understanding & Support … #Chiyaan60 shoot starts from TODAY… Need all your Support, Blessings and Love Folded hands (sic),” he wrote on his Twitter account.

Also Read: Chiyaan 60: Simran is excited as she teams up with Chiyaan Vikram and Dhruv: It's an exceptional opportunity 

5. Jathi Ratnalu: Telugu comedy Jathi Ratnalu released this week on March 11 and opened to phenomenal response from the audience and critics alike. The film stars Naveen Polishetty, Priyadarshi, Rahul Ramakrishna, and Faria Abdullah while Murali Sharma and Naresh play supporting roles. The comedy-drama film is written and directed by Anudeep KV and produced by Nag Ashwin under Swapna Cinema. Jathi Ratnalu is earning pretty well at the box office and has already earned 5th spot at the US box office with USD 500k earnings in a week. 

Also Read: Jathi Ratnalu Movie Review: This Naveen Polishetty starrer is a blockbuster comedy