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Balakrishna battles it out!

THE `I AM-better-than-you' battle continues at the Telugu box-office. Superstar Chiranjeevi's "Indra" set a record by crossing 100 days in more than 122 centres surpassing the Balakrishna-starrer "Narasimhanaidu" (100 days in 106 centres), bringing great cheer to his huge fan-following. Rumours claimed that the numero uno actor had forced the producer to retain it in the theatres, to surpass his arch rival's record.

Currently, Balakrishna's "Chennakesavareddy" has crossed 158 centres in 50 days beating the record set by "Indra" (156 centres in 50 days), which has made Balakrishna's fans ecstatic. However, "Indra" still holds the incredible Rs.23 crore collection record for 50 days due to its unprecedented openings, even while moving to second place in a number of centres. Producer Bellamkonda Suresh continues his tirade against the numero uno actor by claiming that his film has crossed 50 days in 158 `real' centres. Obviously a dig at "Indra", which was supposed to have added fake centres on its list. Now, it's the turn of the "Indra" troops to rally around their superstar... and the battle continues!

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