Tollywood isn't just about movie releases and film-related events. With massive coverage on TV channels and social media, few actors and technicians had hit the headlines. Some of the newsmakers made big splash and we bring to you who they are:
VV Vinayak is well known as star director who knows mass pulse quite well. After making his directorial debut with Dil, the star filmmaker worked with several star heroes like Jr NTR, Ram Charan, Chiranjeevi, Balakrishna, Venkatesh and others. He did small roles in Chiranjeevi's Tagore and Khaidi No 150, but never considered acting as serious profession. But, in 2019, Vinayak was in the news for taking a film 'Seenayya' to make his debut as an actor. Dil Raju, who produced his first directorial Dil, is bankrolling this project too. It's expected to see the light in 2020.
Ram Gopal Varma is always a newsmaker and he will always top the list. In 2019, the director has become a subject of discussion with his movies - Lakshmi's NTR and Kamma Rajyamlo Kadapa Reddlu. Both of the movies sparked a huge controversy in AP politics. RGV was only able to attract all the attention with the teasers, but there was no attractive content in the film to grab audiences to theatres.
Bigg Boss show has transformed the career of many contestants in the past. In 2019, Rahul Sipligunj emerged as winner of season-3 and he gained huge popularity being in the show. After the BB show, the noted singer was all over the news and social media. His rumoured relationship with Punarnavi became talk of the town. Bigg Boss helped Rahul to grab an acting chance in Krishna Vamshi's new movie Rangamarthanda.
2019 was not a favorable year for Pawan Kalyan whose Jana Sena party failed to live up to the expectations in political arena. But, his craze and massive popularity still remains the same. As a result, many rumours popped out about his re-entry into movies. After the poll results, several news channels, web portals reported that Pawan Kalyan will be making a comeback. But, finally, Dil Raju won a chance to bankroll his comeback film, which is a remake of Hindi super hit Pink. Even though Pawan Kalyan is no more interested in films, he emerged as biggest newsmaker.
Besides Pawan Kalyan, Naga Babu also was all the social media after he exited popular comedy show 'Jabardasth'. After being part of the show as a judge for more than half a decade, Mega Brother quit Jabardasth and moved to Zee Telugu's 'Adirindi'. Through his web channel, Naga Babu said that he couldn't accommodate to the corporate working style of Jabardasth.