January has been very eventful for Telugu Film Industry. Multiple Sankranthi releases ensured so much of controversies, discussions, and debates. So, the majority of the Newsmakers in M9 News Top 10 Most Popular Stars for January.
Megastar Chiranjeevi made Telugu film industry proud after winning India’s second highest civilian award – Padma Vibhushan.
2. Teja – Varma (HanuMan)
Teja Sajja with his HanuMan sprung a surprise by registering Biggest-ever hit for Sankranthi in the history of Telugu Cinema. The movie registering this feat pipping Mahesh Babu’s Gunturkaaram makes it more special. The film’s director Prasanth Varma is also seen as bright prospect for the Pan-India.
3. Naga Vamsi – Dil Raju
Naga Vamsi became the face of Gunturkaaram in the absence of Mahesh Babu and Trivikram in the film promotions. He also face the brunt after the film’s result. Dil Raju was accused of denying a proper release for HanuMan. Dil Raju’s reactions for the media coverage also came under so much of discussion.
Gunturkaaram’s Unsatisfactory result triggered so much of discussion about how Trivikram failed and about his future.
5. Koratala Siva
Koratala Siva was in news for all sorts of reasons. He earned praise for Devara Teaser output. But then, all of that got shortlived with Devara postponement and the Supreme Court giving an adverse direction in Srimanthudu plagarism case.
6. Sandeep Vanga
Sandeep Vanga became the center of social media discussions once again after his Animal arrived on OTT.
NTR stunned everyone with Devara teaser. He also became a discussion for missing April 5th which is easily the best date after Sankranthi.
8. Mrunal Thakur
Mrunal Thakur became a talking point after Hi Nanna OTT release. Some of her bold statements in Bollywood interviews also resonated with youth.
Mythri announced the arrival of a big player in Nizam distribution with the way how they pushed HanuMan amid many adverse condition. The resounding success of the film also kept them on the top of the game.
Nani stunned everyone by cracking a sensational OTT deal with his Saripodhaa Sanivaram. It is his fifth film on Netflix on a trot and that too for a big amount. This has come when the OTT market is at the lowest.