Southern Newsmakers of the Week: Naresh’s fourth marriage, Samantha joins shooting Kushi with Thalapathy Vijay’s Leo
It’s truly been another busy week as we prepare for the 95th Academy Awards on Sunday. Jr NTR and Ram Charan attended parties in Los Angeles ahead of the 2023 Oscars. Amidst it all, fans of Samantha Ruth Prabhu were thrilled as the actress announced the resumption of filming for co-star Vijay Deverakonda, Kushi. News of Telugu actor Naresh’s fourth marriage to Kannada actress Pavithra has taken the social media by storm.
Here’s a rundown of everything that caught our attention in the South Indian film industry this week.
Sanjay Dutt joins Thalapathy Vijay’s Leo
Sanjay Dutt launched the filming of Leo from Thalapathy Vijay. The actor joined the Kashmir program team on Saturday, March 11. Directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj, Leo has Trisha Krishnan in the lead role.
Samantha resumes shooting Kushi
After wrapping up a major schedule from Varun Dhawan co-star Citadel India, Samantha Ruth Prabhu has resumed shooting her Telugu film, Kushi. Along with Vijay Deverakonda, Kushi is directed by Shiva Nirvana and backed by Mythri Movie Makers. The film’s makers, including co-star Vijay Deverakonda, welcomed Samantha to sets with celebrations. Mythri Movie Makers tweeted, “The #Kushi team wishes our beautiful and strong lady @Samanthaprabhu2 and all the wonderful women a very Happy Women’s Day…Welcome back to the film sets.”
Ram Charan and Jr NTR at Priyanka Chopra’s LA Party
RRR stars Ram Charan and Jr NTR attend the 2nd Annual South Asian Excellence Pre-Oscars Party hosted by Priyanka Chopra Jonas at Paramount Pictures Studios on March 9 in Los Angeles, California. A few photos of the actors posing with Priyanka Chopra and other celebrities like Preity Zinta have surfaced on social media. Ram Charan also visited Priyanka’s home in Los Angeles.
Naresh’s 4th marriage to Pavithra
Telugu actor and half-brother of Mahesh Babu, Naresh got married to his co-star Pavithra Lokesh in an intimate ceremony. Sharing his wedding video with the Kannada actress, he captioned, “I seek your blessings for a lifetime of peace and joy on this new journey.” This is Naresh’s 4th marriage and Pavithra’s third. They had been in a relationship since 2021. However, Naresh is yet to legally divorce his wife Ramya.
Venkatesh Maha’s commentary on KGF 2 and Yash
C/o Kancharapalem director Venkatesh Maha made controversial statements about Yash’s character in KGF 2. asked for an apology.