South Newsmakers of the Week: Vijay Deverakonda's Liger, Master Box Office, Yash's Maldives photos with family

From Varun Tej's Ghani motion poster to Kamal Haasan getting discharged from the hospital after the surgery, this week saw a lot things happen in the South showbiz.
South Newsmakers of the Week: Vijay Deverakonda's Liger, Master Box Office, Yash's Maldives photos with family
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We are back with our weekly edition of 'South Newsmakers' and it was undoubtedly an eventful week as a lot of things happened in the entertainment world. From Varun Tej's Ghani motion poster to Kamal Haasan getting discharged from the hospital after the surgery, this week saw a lot of things happen in the South showbiz. Unfortunately, the industry also lost two noted personalities Producer V Doraswamy Raju and actor Unnikrishnan Namboothiri. Let's take a look at the top news that hit the headlines this week. 

1. Vijay Deverakonda and Ananya Panday's film titled Liger:  Puri Jagannadh's upcoming film starring Vijay Deverakond and Ananya Panday has been titled Liger.  Sharing the first look on Instagram, VD wrote, "Humbly announcing our arrival Pan India! Someone with my background shouldn’t have reached anywhere near here according to the conventions & set Norms. But with sheer madness, passion, hardwork, Here we are! Nation wide madness Guaranteed."

Also Read: Vijay Deverakonda sends virtual hug to Rashmika Mandanna as he REVEALS she has watched glimpses of Liger 

2. Producer V Doraswamy Raju passes away: Telugu film producer V Doraswamy Raju passed away on January 19 due to cardiac arrest. Many celebs from the industry took to Twitter and paid tribute to the noted producer. Jr NTR tweeted,  "The news that Doraswamy Raju is no more is very sad. His services to the Telugu film industry as a producer and distributor are unforgettable. His role was crucial in the success of Simhadri. Wishing peace to his soul, I extend my deepest sympathies to his family members." 

3. Varun Tej's Ghani: On the special occasion of his birthday, Varun Tej shared the first motion poster of Ghani, which shows him in an intense avatar as a boxer. Ram Charan and Allu Arjun also shared the first look of Varun Tej from his upcoming film. Take a look below. 

4. Unnikrishnan Namboothiri's demise: Unnikrishnan Namboothiri, known for his humorous roles as a grandfather in the films, passed away on January 21. He was 98. After recovering from COVID 19, Unnikrishnan Namboothiri was suffering from pneumonia, which took his life. Mohanlal, Tovino Thomas, Kamal Haasan, Dulquer Salmaan and many other celebs remembered him as they paid tribute on social media. 

Also Read: Unnikrishnan Namboothiri passes away; Mohanlal, Tovino Thomas, Kamal Haasan, Dulquer Salmaan remember him 

5. Yash's holiday photos with family: Yash is currently holidaying in the Maldives with his wife Radhika Pandit and kids Arya and Yatharv. The family photos of the KGF star have managed to light up the Internet. 

6. Kala teaser: Directed by Rohith VS, Kala is one of the Highly anticipated films of Mollywood and the makers dropped the teaser on Tovino Thomas' birthday. Watch it below. 

7. Kamal Haasan discharged from hospital:  Kamal Haasan got discharged from the hospital recently after his successful knee surgery. A few photos of Kamal Haasan posing with the doctors at the hospital after the surgery have surfaced on social media.

8. Master opening weekend Box Office: Thalapathy Vijay's Master raked in over Rs 155 crore (gross) in its opening weekend and has set a new record at the box office. The film, which is directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj, stars Vijay Sethupathi as the villain.