Several big names of the Tollywood film industry took to Twitter and wished everyone a great year ahead for Ugadi, the Telegu new year.
Megastar Chiranjeevi wrote that we are all entering the new year with a zillion hopes. “I sincerely wish that everyone reaps only good this year,” the ‘Acharya’ actor wrote. There are rumours that his film has been postponed to June or July.
తెలుగువారందరికీ శ్రీ ప్లవ నామ సంవత్సర ఉగాది శుభాకాంక్షలు. కోటి ఆశలతో కొత్త సంవత్సరంలోకి అడుగుపెడుతున్నాం. అందరికి శుభం సంతోషం కలగాలని కోరుకుంటున్నాను
Nabha Natesh wished her 2.3m followers a happy Ugadi and frolicked in the early spring sun
Allu Arjun, sharing a Ugadi poster, wished everyone and their families a happy Ugadi. Jr NTR, who is in the news over the announcement of his film with Koratala Siva, too, wished everyone.
Did you know that the Telugu film industry is the second largest in India, having overtaken Tamil cinema? They are known for their scale as evidenced by the following records:
- Guinness Record had been awarded to Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad as the largest film studio complex in the world, it opened in 1996 and measures 674 hectares (1,666 acres). With 47 sound stages, it has permanent sets ranging from railway stations to temples.
- D.Rama Naidu holds the Guinness World Record as the most prolific producer with 130 films.
- Dasari Narayana Rao holds the Guinness World Record as the most films directed with 151 films.
- Brahmanandam holds the Guinness World Record for acting in the most films in a single language, 1000+ films.
- S. P. Balasubramanyam holds the Guinness World Record for having sung the most songs for any male playback singer in the world, with the majority of his songs sung in Telugu.
- In 2002, the Guinness Book of Records named Vijaya Nirmala as the female director with the most films, having made 47 films. In a career spanning approximately two decades, she has acted in over 200 films with 25 each in Malayalam and Tamil and produced 15 films.
- In 2016, P.Susheela entered the Guinness Book of World Records for recording the highest number of songs in musical history.