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Kona Venkat - Busy man..!! September 04, 2015 15:23

Kona Venkat has been involved in multiple big movies this season which is keeping him very busy. After some disagreements with Srinu Vaitla over Baadshah movie, the team of Srinu Vaitla, Gopi Mohan and Kona Venkat have split briefly. Finally they come back together with intervention from Chiranjeevi and Ram Charan to work together for Ram Charan starring “Bruce Lee”.Apart from the regular script work he is involved in to, last year he ventured in to production with “Geethanjali”. This year he has invested good money in to Naga Chaitanya-Gautham Menon’s “Sahasam Swasaga Sagipo” and Nikhil starrer “Shankarabharanam”.He has been busy publicizing all movies equally and spending some good amount of time to project Nikhil’s film more out of rest of the big films too.We hear that Kona has a big role in the recent Birthdays turning in to publicity stunts to ensure all his movies are minting money for him and the producers. - Bharath

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Shankarabharanam - Big Heroes Bhajan’abharanam’ September 04, 2015 14:49

Nikhil is one hero whose career graph has been impressive since last two years, the scripts he has been choosing lately have been so different and novel that a part of the audience have developed interest in watching his movies.Post Happy Days, his choice of movies have not been of any help for his career. “Swamy Ra Ra” however has revived his career and since then there has been no looking back. Clearly Nikhil has taken extra care to ensure the next movies he chose are completely different from each other becoming a hatrick hero.His next movie “Shankarabharanam” is creating lot of buzz in trade circles and audience with some interesting details that have been coming out. With Nikhil being the lead actor, Nanditha (Prema Katha Chitram fame) is playing the female lead, the film is backed up by celebrated writer Kona Venkat.The title format has been quite telling if we observe the design closely with a huge fortress in the background, a shot gun and the title completely different. It is clearly going to have loads of action and as said by the film unit, it’s going to be a Crime Comedy. It’s going to be interesting to watch how the film will relate to its title.Having said all good things so far, Nikhil & Kona Venkat are doing a heavy publicity of the movie by releasing posters on every Big Hero Birthday recently to cash on the attention. A poster was released wishing Chiranjeevi on his Birthday, followed by Nagarjuna on his Birthday and went a step ahead by releasing a special song for Pawan Kalyan on his Birthday. Clearly, Nikhil is trying to make it big with the movie and jump in to the main league. - Bharath

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Srimanthudu movie crosses Rs.150 crores September 04, 2015 13:58

Maheshbabu Srimanthudu movie has now entered Rs.150 crore club, which is a definite proud moment too his fans.Right from the first show of the Srimanthudu movie, there is a huge positive talk and that was spread instantly across the Telugu states. In fact, it is that talk, which boosted the Srimanthudu collections more.Within a few days of its release, Srimanthudu crossed Attharintiki Daredi collections and is just next to Baahubali now. However, it would be improper to compare an international standards movie Baahubali, with a regional language one. In that sense, Srimanthudu crossed all the existing non-Baahubali records. As of now, Srimanthudu completed 25 days of its run in the theatre. The result of Kick 2 made Srimanthudu unstoppable till now. But this week, three big movies Bale Bale Magadivoy, Dynamite and Jayasurya got released. All the three movies secured a good talk. So the trade analysts are expecting that, Srimanthudu collections might stop at Rs. 150 crores and slowly might come out of the theaters too. Fans matter Srimanthudu collections, officials matter the concept On the other side, if the fans are discussing about Srimanthudu records, the officials are discussing about the movie concept. In fact, Telangana government ‘Grama Jyothy’ programme, was inspired from Srimanthudu itself and minister KTR suggested Mahesh to adopt any Telangana village. In that sense, not only at the state level, even the central government officials are also applauding Mahesh and director Koratala Siva, for their commitment towards good films. Brahmothsavam movie to begin soon Mahesh is currently enjoying the vacation with the family and after coming back, he would participate in Brahmothsavam movie shooting. Meanwhile, director Srikanth Addala is about to complete the post production activities and Brahmothsavam movie will go to sets in the next week.   By Phanindra

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OMG! Girl is surfing with high heels September 04, 2015 13:03

High heels reveal the style and attitude in a girl and a woman. But, except walking, most of the girls can do nothing wearing the high heels. In fact, they are unwillingly forced to take the heels out, when they got ready to dance, swim, surf or do any kind of such activity, as there are chances of slipping. Also read: Nail biting bike ride on Pacific OceanBut the girl in the video below, do not have any such type of fear. Not just dancing or jumping, putting on the high heels, she even surfed on the sea. Watch such a daring hot lady below. By Phanindra

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Onions Rs.1 per kg September 04, 2015 11:44

“How come you put this in the top news man? It should actually be in the joke of the day section right?” If this is going on in your mind, please out a break to your thoughts and read the story below.    Ninjacart, a Bangalore based mobile app, is offering the onions for Rs.1 per kg, to promote their app. On Thursday, Ninjacart and Delhi based SRS Grocery declared that, they are ready to sell the onions at Rs.1 per kg, where the actual price is somewhere around Rs.80.But Ninjacart is just putting 1 kg aside per person, while the SRS Grocery is trying to bring it to 2 kg each.            Speaking about this, SRS Grocery CEO, Pratik Jindal said, “Last week when we offered onions at Rs 19 a kg, we received good traction. We saw around 4,000 orders of which 3500 orders had onions in their list. Our philosophy is to invest in the consumer and bring them the best deals. Hence we are now offering them at Re.1 per kg.” Online stores are cashing the onions price hike situation Right from knowing that the onion prices are going high, the online grocery stores are trying to cash the situation to the maximum. Regarding this, the co-founder at Pepper Tap, Navneeth Singh told that, they witnessed the huge sales, when they sold the onions at a discounted price of Rs. 40 in the last week. In those days, they sold 3 tonnes of onions. Reacting to these types of short term offers, Nagaraja Prakasam, an angel investor said, “This type of pricing model is just to gain traction, but it is to be known that, it is covered by the customer acquisition cost.” Onions Rs.1 per kg: No customer acquisition cost, it is to promote our app  Countering the comments of the above, Ashutosh Vikram, Ninjacart co founder said that there is no such customer acquisition cost, it is just to promote our app in the public. He further expressed the confidence to sell about 10 tonnes of onions over the weekend.Whatever be the intention of the online grocery stores, finally the public needs are getting cleared with the minimum cost. Recently the Telugu states received subsidy onions from the central government. More than that, it would be better if the prices come down soon. By Phanindra

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Syringe Psycho new sketch released September 04, 2015 10:34

As the ‘Syringe Psycho’ issue is getting viral day by day, the officials are taking more measures, for the safety of the public. As discussed earlier, ‘Syringe Psycho’ still did not stop his attacks on the girls, pricking them with the harmless syringes. Previously, the officials released a rough sketch on the culprit and with that sketch, the identity is not able to be found, as the sketch literally lacked exact clarity. With this confidence, the syringe Psycho continued to perform his pricking activities on the AP women. As of now, he pricked 11 women with the syringe. So make the sketch bit clearer, the officials have now released a fresh sketch, as seen in the picture above.Speaking about this, on Thursday, Narsapuram Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Sowmya Latha said that a meeting with the Syringe Psycho victims has been held yesterday. "We collected inputs about the accused, aged between 25 and 30, and based on it a second sketch was released. The Police have been intensified the searches and are keeping a check at entrance and exit points of the district." A few are fake syringe psycho complaints - Police “Along with the regular true complaints, we are even receiving a few of the fake complaints on the syringe psycho. However upon proper enquiry, we found those were not related to this case,” the police said. As of now, more than 40 special teams are formed to hunt the syringe psycho. The investigation is going on at a rapid speed.   What is the intention of Syringe Psycho to prick men too? In the beginning it was estimated that, Psringe psycho is only concentrating on the girls and the women, but after he attacked even the men, then the issue went more viral than usual. The intention of the psycho, performing such pricking is not able to be known, but a few opine that, he is just playing a prank with the people, and a few others say, pricking the men with the syringe, is just to divert the issue. However, the exact intention of the syringe psycho can be found, only upon catching hold of him and on the other side, the new issue worrying the public is, allegedly, the new sketch released on the syringe psycho, is not matching with the old ones. So identifying him, keeping in mind two sketches, would obviously be the toughest job. So the public is asking the officials to clarify the exact sketch. (Video Source: TV9)By Phanindra

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Special Courts Bill passed, hunt for corruption begins September 04, 2015 09:20

The Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly passed Andhra Pradesh Special Courts Bill along with the several other bills yesterday. On Thursday, after the Special Courts Bill was passed, the opposition YSRCP leaders walked out of the assembly. Before that, it even led to the adjournment of the House twice. Assure us price rise issue, only then special courts bill be passed - YSRCP Speaker K Siva Prasad disallowed to take up the debate on price rise, as proposed by the YSRCP leaders. But after coming back from the adjournment, the YSRCP leaders that they would convince now, only if the speaker assures that the price rise issue debate would be taken later into the consideration. Countering them, the debate on the issue would be taken, based on the YSRCP cooperation. So after a few of the slogans from the YSRCP party leaders and after getting back from the second adjournment, when the bills were about to be introduced, YSRCP chief Jagan said they are not given enough time to study the bill before introducing it.   Also read: Back to back counters: Jagan and Naidu in assembly But the Finance and Legislative Affairs Minister Y Ramakrishnudu said that, it is already delayed and has to be introduced immediately. After this, the YSRCP leaders walked out of the assembly without saying anything. Regarding this, Ramakrishnudu said that, it is not correct to walk out without giving clarity on the issue. He asked whether the walk out is for the special courts bill or rest other bills too.However finally, The Andhra Pradesh Special Courts Bill, 2015 was passed later. The bill is mainly aimed at recovering all the illegal wealth from the corrupted leaders or others who are involved in various kinds of financial frauds.  Along with the special courts bill, other bills like Andhra Pradesh (Telangana Area) Horse Racing and Betting Tax Regulation, Andhra Pradesh Farmers' Management of Irrigation Systems (Amendment) Bill, Andhra Pradesh Protection of Depositors of Financial Establishments (Amendment) Bill are also passed yesterday in the assembly. By Phanindra

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Gangotri origin of Holy River Ganges September 03, 2015 20:30

Gangotri is a small town and a Nagar Panchayat at Uttarakashi district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. Gangotri is around 105 KM from Uttarakashi. Gangotri is accessible by road from Uttarakashi. It is a Hindu pilgrim town on the banks of the river Bhagirathi. It is on the Greater Himalayan Range, at a height of 3,415 m. History Gangotri is the origin of the River Ganges and the seat of the goddess Ganga. The river is called Bhagirathi at the source and acquires the name Ganga (Ganges) from Devprayag onwards where it meets with Alaknanda. The origin of the holy river is at Gaumukh, set in the Gangotri Glacier and is a 19 km trek from Gangotri. This small town is centered around the temple of the goddess Ganga, which was built by the Nepalese General, Amar Singh Thapa in the early 18th century. The temple is closed on Diwali day every year and is reopened in the month of May. During this time, the idol of the goddess is kept in Mukhba village, near Harsil.The Pujas are supervised by the Semwal family of Pujaris. The Aarati ceremony at Gangotri is especially impressive, as is the temple, a stately affair that sits on the banks of the rushing Ganges. Adventurous pilgrims can make an overnight 18 km trek to Gaumukh, the actual current source of the river Ganges. Legends According to Hindu mythology, Goddess Ganga took the form of a river to absolve the sins of King Bhagiratha's predecessors, following his severe penance of several centuries.According to this legend, King Sagara, after slaying the demons on earth decided to stage an Ashwamedha Yajna as a proclamation of his supremacy. The horse which was to be taken on an uninterrupted journey around the earth was to be accompanied by the King's 60,000 sons born to Queen Sumati and one son Asamanja born of the second queen Kesani. Indra, supreme ruler of the demi gods feared that he might be deprived of his celestial throne if the 'Yajna' (worship with fire) succeeded. So he took away the horse and tied it to the ashram of Sage Kapil, who was then in deep meditation. The sons of the King Sagara searched for the horse and finally found it tied near the meditating sage. Sixty thousand angry sons of King Sagara stormed the ashram of sage Kapil. When he opened his eyes, the 60,000 sons had all perished, by the curse of sage Kapil. Bhagiratha, the grandson of King Sagar, is believed to have meditated to please Lord Shiva to send Ganga to earth to cleanse the ashes of his ancestors, and liberate their souls, granting them salvation or Moksha. Lord Shiva who was pleased with the devotion and determination of sage Bhagiratha agreed and instructed Ganga to go to earth. Mother Ganga agreed and raised a doubt whether the Mother earth can sustain the fall of Ganga and be stable. However, due to her pride, and the fact that the earth would be devastated if Ganga came down in her full force, Lord Shiva caught her in his locks. It was then proclaimed that Goddess Uma or Parvati, Shiva's consort, would bath in the Ganges daily and only then would she descend on the earth. The sacred stone near the temple denotes the place where Ganga first came down to earth. Since sage Bhagiratha bought Ganga to earth, Ganga is also called by the name of Bhagirathi.As the legend tells, King Bhagiratha used to worship Lord Shiva at the sacred stone, near which this 18th century temple is located. The slab on which King Bhagiratha is believed to have meditated is called Bhagirathi Shila. Worshipping Mother Ganga The mother Ganga is worshipped as Goddess and the holy river in the temple. Before performing the Puja rituals, a holy dip in the Ganga flowing nearby the temple is a must. The priests belong to Brahmin community from Mukhwa village. Ten of them are selected by rotation every year to perform all the functions covering the temple and they also perform the duties of pandas. The Temple will be closed from the day of Deepavali and reopens on 6th of May every year. During this period the idol of Mother Ganga is kept in the village of Mukhwa.   Places to visit near Gangotri Further downstream, 10 km from Gangotri, is the picturesque forested halting place of Bhaironghati. There exists a small temple of Bhairon. The legends say that Lord Shiva has appointed Bhairon to safeguard this region which gives the place his name. The bridge over the Jhanvi river at Bhaironghati is said to be the highest in Asia.The Gaumukh glacier is the source of Bhagirathi (Ganga) and is held in high esteem by the devotees, who do not miss the opportunity to have a holy dip in the bone chilling icy water. It is 18 KM trek from Gangotri. Sat-Tal, meaning seven lakes, is situated just above Dharali, 2 KM. beyond Harsil. The trek of about 5 KM is rewarding as this group of lakes is situated amid beautiful natural surroundings. It also provides lovely camp sites.Submerged in the river, this natural rock Shivling is the place where, according to legends Lord Shiva sat when he received the Ganga in his matted lock. It is visible in winter months when water level decreases. Pilgrimage to Gangotri Gangotri is considered as one of the main four temples which has to be visited in a human life. Due to the climatic contingencies the Temple of Mother Ganga at Gangotri is closed on the day of Deepavali and reopens on 5th of May every year. One can visit the temple during the months of May to November. During the period of November to May the climate will be very cool and there will be heavy snow falls which limits the movement of pilgrims. But if one wants to visit Gangotri during the winter season it is possible, but you have to hire a vehicle on your own. It is very beautiful to see the snow covered Himalayas. The trees along side will be covered with snow and the road will be full of snow. It is scintillating to view the snow capped Himalayas and the trees covered with snow, which makes you feel the creativity of the almighty. During the winter season there will be snow of a thickness of more than one foot. I would like to suggest that Gangotri is far beautiful and enjoyable than Missouri during the winter. Accommodation is available at Harsheel which is around 25 KM down of Gangotri and is near to Mukhwa village where the idol of Mother Ganga is kept during the closure of the Gangotri Temple. By Premji

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Sarnath - the place of Gautama Buddha first sermon September 03, 2015 20:01

Sarnath is located just 12 KM from the Hindu holy city of Varanasi in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, is the site of the deer park where Gautama Buddha first taught the Dharma after his enlightenment. Sarnath is one of the four holy Buddhist sites sanctioned by Sri Buddha himself for pilgrimage. The other three sites are: Lumbini (birth); Bodh Gaya (enlightenment); and Kushinagar (death).Singhpur, a village one KM away from the site, was the birthplace of Shreyansanath, the eleventh Jain Tirthankar of the present age (Avasarpini), and a temple dedicated to him, is an important Jain pilgrimage centre.Sarnath has previously been known as Mrigadava, "deer park," and Isipatana, meaning the place where holy men fell to earth. The latter name is based on the legend that when Sri Buddha was born, devas or demigods came down to announce it to 500 holy men. The holy men all rose into the air and disappeared and their relics fell to the ground. The current name Sarnath came from Saranganath means "Lord of the Deer" and relates to another old Buddhist story in which the Bodhisattva is a deer and offers his life to a king instead of the doe he is planning to kill. The king is so moved that he creates the park as a sanctuary for deer. History After his enlightenment in Bodhgaya, Sri Buddha went to Sarnath seeking his five former companions. He found them, taught them what he had learned, and got enlightened. This event is referred to as "the turning of the wheel of the Dharma" and also marks the founding of the Sangha, or the community of monks. Sri Buddha's first discourse, delivered here at Sarnath, is known in Pali as the Dhammacakkhapavathana Sutta. Other Suttas include the Anattalakhana Sutta and the Saccavibhanga Sutta. Sri Buddha's central teaching after his enlightenment centered around the Four Noble Truths (concerning the meaning of life) and the Noble Eightfold Path (concerning the right way to live). Sri Buddha spent the next rainy season in Sarnath at the Mulagandhakuti Vihara. The Sangha, having grown to 60 in number, Sri Buddha sent them out to teach the Dharma to others.Sarnath became a major center of the Sammatiya school of Buddhism, one of the Nikaya or Hinayana schools. The presence of images of Heruka and Tara indicates that Vajrayana Buddhism was also practiced here. At the end of the 12th century, Sarnath was attacked by Turkish Muslims. The site was subsequently plundered for building materials and has remained in ruins until the present day. The site was entirely deserted until 1836, when the British began excavations and restoration. All of the ancient buildings and structures at Sarnath were damaged or destroyed by the Turks. However, amongst the ruins the Dharmekh Stupa is impressive at 128 feet high, and 93 in diameters. This dates from around 200 BC and is the spot where Sri Buddha is said to have preached his first sermon. Only the foundations remain of the Dharmarajika Stupa, but it is notable as a rare pre-Ashokan stupa. The Ashoka Pillar at Sarnath survived the Turkish invasion, but was broken during excavations. The base still stands in its original spot and has some interesting carvings. The splendid lion capital that topped the pillar is on display at the Sarnath Archeological Museum.The decaying ruins of the Mulagandhakuti Vihara mark the place where Sri Buddha spent his first rainy season in meditation. In the 7th century, a writer described it as 200 feet high and containing 100 niches containing a Buddha carving along each wall. A life-sized statue shows Sri Buddha turning the wheel of the law. Buddhism flourished in Sarnath in part because of the support of kings and wealthy merchants based in nearby Varanasi. By the 3rd century Sarnath had become an important center for the arts, which reached its zenith during the Gupta period (4th-6th century AD). When Hsuan Tsang visited Sarnath in the 7th century, he found 30 monasteries and 3000 monks living at Sarnath.There is also a Bodhi tree planted by Anagarika Dharmapala which was grown from a cutting of the Bodhi tree at Bodh Gaya. It is located next to a Sri Lankan monastery. Six national temples have been built by various Asian communities at Sarnath since the site's restoration, including a Tibetan temple and Sri Lankan temple.Isipatana is identified with the modern Sarnath, six miles from Varanasi. Alexander Cunningham found the Mrigadaya represented by a fine wood, covering an area of about half a mile, extending from the great tomb of Dharmekh on the north to the Chaukundi mound on the south. Legends Isipatana is mentioned by Sri Buddha as one of the four places of pilgrimage which his devout followers should visit, if they wanted to visit a place for that reason.It is said that when Sri Buddha-to-be was born, some devas (demigods) came down to announce it to 500 rishis. The rishis all rose into the air and disappeared and their relics fell to the ground. Another explanation for the name is that Isipatana was so called because sages, on their way through the air (from the Himalayas), alight here or start from here on their aerial flight. Pacceka Buddhas, having spent seven days in contemplation in the Gandhamadana, bathe in the Anotatta Lake and come to the habitations of men through the air, in search of alms. They descend to earth at Isipatana. Sometimes the Pacceka Buddhas come to Isipatana from Nandamulaka-pabbhara.Hsuan Tsang quotes the Nigrodhamiga Jataka to account for the origin of the Mrigadaya. According to him the Deer Park was the forest gifted by the king of Varanasi of the Jataka, where the deer might wander unmolested. Gautama Buddha at Isipatana Sri Buddha went from Bodhgaya to Sarnath about 5 weeks after his enlightenment. Before Gautama (the Sri Buddha-to-be) attained enlightenment, he gave up his austere penances and his friends, the Pancavaggiya monks and went to Isipatana. After attaining Enlightenment Sri Buddha, leaving Uruvela, travelled to the Isipatana to join and teach them. He went to them because, using his spiritual powers, he had seen that his five former companions would be able to understand Dharma quickly. While travelling to Sarnath, Gautama Buddha had to cross the Ganges. Having no money with which to pay the ferryman, he crossed the Ganges through the air. When King Bimbisara heard of this, he abolished the toll for ascetics. When Gautama Buddha found his five former companions, he taught them, they understood and as a result they also became enlightened. At that time the Sangha, the community of the enlightened ones, was founded. The sermon Sri Buddha gave to the five monks was his first sermon, called the Dhammacakkhapavathana Sutta. It was given on the full-moon day of Asalha. Sri Buddha subsequently also spent his first rainy season at Sarnath at the Mulagandhakuti. The Sangha had grown to 60 in number (after Yasa and his friends had become monks), and Sri Buddha sent them out in all directions to travel alone and teach the Dharma. Isipatana after Sri Buddha Xuanzang found, at Isipatana, fifteen hundred monks studying the Hinayana. In the enclosure of the Sangharama was a vihara about two hundred feet high, strongly built, its roof surmounted by a golden figure of the mango. In the centre of the vihara was a life-size statue of Sri Buddha turning the wheel of the Law. To the south-west were the remains of a stone stupa built by King Asoka. In front of it was a stone pillar to mark the spot where Sri Buddha preached his first sermon. Nearby was another stupa on the site where the Pancavaggiyas spent their time in meditation before Sri Buddha's arrival, and another where five hundred Pacceka Buddhas entered Nibbana. Close to it was another building where the future Sri Buddha Metteyya received assurance of his becoming a Sri `Buddha.Sarnath has been developed as a place of pilgrimage, both for Buddhists from India and abroad. A number of countries in which Buddhism is a major (or the dominant) religion, among them Thailand, Japan, Tibet, Sri Lanka and Myanmar, have established temples and monasteries in Sarnath in the style that is typical for the respective country. Thus, pilgrims and visitors have the opportunity to experience an overview of Buddhist architecture from various cultures. By Premji

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The Persona of Pawan Kalyan (Rare Pics from his Personal collection) September 03, 2015 19:21

On the eve of Power Star’s Birthday, Sardaar Gabbar Singh’s co-producer and a close associate of Pawan Kalyan, Sharath Marar has posted some exclusive pictures of Pawan Kalyan on his social networking page and here is the link. The pictures define the Pawan Kalyan’s persona, a rare combination which people are still trying to understand, very reason due to which many are crazy about him. AIMING AHEAD AT THE AGE OF SIXTEEN The picture shows his strong determination towards his goals and of course his love for guns. Every Pawan Kalyan fan knows of his love towards swords and guns. POWER STAR WITH A BLIND STUDENT SHOOTING FOR A SHORT FILM FOR NY FILM SCHOOL The stardom he has got through these has not changed his love towards humanity then and even now. POWERSTAR - THE CARING AND PROTECTIVE No matter what people talk about or how the recent events opened up the pandora’s box of the broken relations within the family, his love for his family is always the same. His brother Naga Babu’s speech in a recent event also shows their love for him. The paths are different but their love always bridges the gaps.In short - GUTS, GUNS and LOVE tag line of the movie has been well displayed with these pictures. Sharrath Marar has clearly chosen the pictures he wants to show smartly ;) - Bharath

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