Hit pair

Director Gunasekhar and actor Mahesh Babu, who have given superhits like Okkadu and Arjun, are teaming up for a new film titled Sainikudu. The film is being produced by Aswini Dutt under the banner of Vyjayanthi Movies. The shooting began on February 8 with a song choreographed by Raju Sundaram. For the first time, Harris Jeyaraj composes music for Mahesh's film. Chandrabose has penned the lyrics for the title song. It may be recalled that Aswini Dutt introduced Mahesh through Rajakumarudu.

Jagapati in `Brahmastram'

Jagapati Babu's forthcoming film has been titled Brahmastram. The film will be directed by Suryakiraan of Satyam fame, and will be formally launched on February 12, the actor's birthday. N. Prakasa Rao is the producer of the film. Three young musicians of the Vaibhava group have come together to compose music. and the Lyrics are by Bhaskarabhatla.

What's cooking with Venky?

Actor Chiranjeevi gave the clap for the muhurat of Adavari Matalaku Ardhalu Verule while producer D. Ramanaidu switched on the camera for the muhurat shot picturised on Venkatesh. Raghava, of the blockbuster 7/G Brindavan Colony fame is the director. N. V. Prasad and Naga Ashok Kumar, who produced Vasantham with Venky, are making the film, while music is by Yuvan Shankar Raja. The shooting begins on February 13.