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South Cinema news on June 9: Nandamuri Balakrishna turns singer for Shiva Sankari Sivanandha Lahari

Here are the latest updates on much-awaited Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu and Kannada movies, and your favourite stars down south.

Written by Antara Chakraborthy , Gabbeta Ranjith Kumar | Chennai | Updated: June 10, 2020 9:21:50 am
nandamuri balakrishna birthday Nandamuri Balakrishna has crooned the single Shiva Sankari Sivanandha Lahari.

The last couple of months have been particularly hard on the entertainment industry in India. Big releases postponed, film, TV and web series shootings halted, theaters unable to screen movies, all because of the coronavirus-induced lockdown.

While movies like Ponmagal Vandhal have taken the OTT route, many high-budget and anticipated films like Vijay starrer Master are waiting for theaters to reopen.

But it seems that there is light at the end of the tunnel as the Indian government is beginning to relax the restrictions. Down south, post-production of movies and shooting of serials have already commenced.

Follow the live blog to keep yourself updated about everything that’s happening in the south Indian film industry.

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17:18 (IST)09 Jun 2020
Nandamuri Balakrishna turns singer for Shiva Sankari Sivanandha Lahari

16:52 (IST)09 Jun 2020
Tollywood bigwigs meet Andhra CM

Chiranjeevi, Nagarjuna, Dil Raju, SS Rajamouli, Suresh Babu, C Kalyan and other Tollywood bigwigs met Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jagan and discussed problems that Tollywood has been facing amid coronavirus pandemic.

12:37 (IST)09 Jun 2020
Kona Venkat shares update on Sanjana Reddy's health
10:26 (IST)09 Jun 2020
Pushpa shooting to begin in August?

The second schedule of Allu Arjun's Pushpa is likely to begin in August.

10:08 (IST)09 Jun 2020
Tovino Thomas shares a moment with his children
09:22 (IST)09 Jun 2020
The big meeting

Chiranjeevi, Nagarjuna, Dil Raju, Suresh Babu Daggubati, Damodar Prasad, C Kalyan, SS Rajamouli and Trivikram will meet Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan today at 3 pm to discuss the ongoing crisis in the Telugu film industry due to coronavirus pandemic.

09:04 (IST)09 Jun 2020
Siddharth back in Tollywood?

Rumour mills are abuzz that actor Siddharth is all set to return to Telugu cinema with Maha Samudram. He will be seen in a rugged avatar in the film.

08:15 (IST)09 Jun 2020
SS Rajamouli thanks K Chandrashekar Rao

SS Rajamouli posted on Twitter, "Thank you @TelanganaCMO KCR garu for considering our request and allowing us to get back to work, and @YadavTalasani garu for streamlining the process. Now the onus is on us as an industry to figure out how to work with the recommended safety guidelines in place. Quite a job!"

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20:18 (IST)08 Jun 2020
Karthik Subbaraj announces Chiyaan 60

Chiyaan 60 will be a landmark movie in the career of the father and son duo. While it is the 60th movie in Vikram’s career, Dhruv, for the first time, will be sharing screen space with his superstar father.

17:42 (IST)08 Jun 2020
Telugu superstar Chiranjeevi thanks the Telangana government for permitting the film industry and television industry to resume productions.
16:21 (IST)08 Jun 2020
Santhosh Narayan on Penguin teaser
16:20 (IST)08 Jun 2020
Chirranjeevi Sarja laid to rest

Kannada actor Chirranjeevi Sarja laid to rest on Monday at his family's farmhouse in Kanakapura. Earlier, it was believed that the funeral would take place at his native Madhugiri in Tumkur. Apparently, on the insistence of his brother Dhruv Sarja, the family decided to bury him at the family's farmhouse in Kanakapura, which is about 50km away from Bangalore city.

15:59 (IST)08 Jun 2020
Kathir calls Penguin teaser “Intriguing”
15:40 (IST)08 Jun 2020
Manju Warrier on Penguin teaser
15:05 (IST)08 Jun 2020
Murali Sharma's mother passes away

Actor Murali Sharma's mother Padma Sharma passed away last night at her residence in Mumbai. The cause of her death is said to be a heart attack.  She was 76. 

14:09 (IST)08 Jun 2020
Penguin teaser is out

Will she rescue the kid? Or will she avenge the kid by taking down the psychopath who ruined her life? As the makers put it, Penguin is “a mother’s story.”

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13:29 (IST)08 Jun 2020
Vikram K Kumar to work with Naga Chaitanya

Director Vikram K Kumar is set to direct Naga Chaitanya in his next directorial outing. He says the film will be a journey of self-discovery with dollops of romance and action. Dil Raju is likely to bankroll the project.

13:21 (IST)08 Jun 2020
Shantanu Bhagyaraj urges fans to stay positive

After the death of Kannada actor Chirranjeevi Sarja, Shantanu Bhagyaraj took to Twitter to ask fans to spread love. In a series of tweets, the Master actor spoke about dealing with pressure and stress.

12:23 (IST)08 Jun 2020
Keerthy Suresh shares Penguin teaser

After Ponmagal Vandhal, Keerthy Suresh’s upcoming film Penguin will release on Amazon Prime Video on June 19. Other movies like Law, French Biryani and Sufiyum Sujatayum are also set to premiere on the OTT platform in the coming weeks.