CinemaSnippets: Balakrishna to be the host of Bigg Boss Telugu?

An official announcement is awaited from Bigg Boss Telugu makers; Pawan Kalyan fans eagerly wait for his pics at #VarunLuv wedding; the reason for Vishwak's frustration.

BySouth First Desk

Published Nov 02, 2023 | 1:48 PMUpdatedNov 02, 2023 | 1:48 PM

Balakrishna to host Big Boss Telugu

Get ready to catch the antics of Nandamuri Balakrishna on the small screen. The veteran Telugu star will make his guns blazing on the TV this time in a reality show.

Star Maa is reportedly trying to rope him in to host the reality show “Bigg Boss Telugu Season 8”.

Keeping aside the challenging aspect of handling a star like Balakrishna on the stage, the news turned out to be a refreshing breeze for Telugu small-screen lovers because Balakrishna is a crowd-puller at any given instance.

What makes him so special is his unfiltered speech, and on the top, it is his no-nonsense attitude.

Netizens are elated after the news broke that Balakrishna would host the Bigg Boss Telugu show. Some took to social media stating that the makers might have a hard time keeping the words on the editing table.

It is learnt that the Telugu reality show Bigg Boss OTT will be starting soon in the year 2024. Roping in Balakrishna for the show might be advantageous to television lovers too.

His presence during the elimination episodes on the weekends is likely to boost the TRP ratings.

However, there is no official announcement yet in this regard. The regular host of the reality show, Akkineni Nagarjuna, will be occupied with his landmark 100th film in the coming year.

But it is learnt that OTT giant Disney+ Hotstar is preparing to consider Balakrishna as the replacement of Nagarjuna.

Following the successful hosting of the show “Unstoppable” on the Aha OTT platform, Balakrishna earned an edge over other stars to host Bigg Boss Telugu.

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Pawan Kalyan’s pic, finally!

Varun Tej-Lavanya’s grand four-day destination wedding at Tuscany in Italy caught the cynosure of all eyes.

Ever since the wedding festivities like haldi and mehendi ceremonies were kickstarted, the pictures of the Mega family and friends kept surfacing on the internet.

Mega family at varun tej lavanya wedding

The ‘Mega’ family at VarunTej-Lavanya Tripathi’s wedding in Italy. (X)

Starting with the likes of Megastar Chiranjeevi, Ram Charan, and Upasana to Allu Arjun and his wife Sneha Reddy, everyone was seen enjoying joyful moments together at Borgo San Felice Resort near Tuscany.

Pawan Kalyan and his wife Anna were spotted by paparazzi at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport before boarding the flight to Italy.

Presumably, everyone thought that the couple were leaving for Italy to attend Varun Tej-Lavanya Tripathi’s marriage. However, his presence for the most part of the wedding has been missing.

The pictures that were shared with the media sparked a discussion as to why Pawan Kalyan didn’t pose for the pics, while all others in the Mega family were seen in the group picture.

Nevertheless, their eager wait ended after the Power Star was seen in a group picture.

Varun Tej and Lavanya Tripathi exchanged wedding vows amidst a royal setting with a gathering of family and friends.

The first photograph that emerged from the wedding ceremony wowed the fans on social media.

Varun Tej shared the pictures through his social media handle and captioned it: “My Lav.”


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The truth behind Vishwak Sen’s frustration

Following actor Vishwak Sen’s frustration over the differing release date of his upcoming film Gangs of Godavari, film producer Suryadevera Naga Vamsi said, “Vishwak might have assumed that I might postpone the release of Gangs of Godavari because there are too many movies coming on 8 December amidst heavy competition.”

“Varun Tej’s Operation Valentine is coming on the same date. Prabhas’ Salaar caused the reshuffling of release dates. Nani-starrer Hi Nanna and Nithiin’s Extra: Ordinary Man — both are closely associated actors with Sithara Entertainments. Amidst heavy competition, it’s better we release it later. However, we haven’t decided yet whether to postpone the film,” he added.

Naga Vamsi also clarified that a song from Gangs of Godavari is still pending. The release date of the movie will be decided once the team, along with actor Vishwak Sen, watches the final product.

Moreover, it is common for any actor to react in such a manner if his film is getting pushed owing to some hurdle, the producer told the media.

Gangs of Godavari is about the story of thugs controlling the sand and water mafia in the Godavari region of Andhra Pradesh.

Starring Vishwak Sen and Neha Shetty in the lead roles, the film also features Anjali and Nassar in key roles. It is directed by Krishna Chaitanya.

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