We reported earlier that NTR has dropped off his movie Nannaku Prematho from the competition for Pongal time. This has already been confirmed by the trade. At present only three straight movies are coming for the Sankranthi festival.
Chief among them are Balakrishna's Dictator and Nagarjuna's Soggade Chinni Nayana both are releasing with a day gap between them on the festival time. So after long time both these senior actors are going to compete with each other. While there is also another movie in the race - Sunil starrer 'Krishnastami' but it cannot be considered as main competition given the fact that Sunil has lost all the craze.
Nandamuri Balakrishna's Dictator which is currently shooting in New Delhi will be hitting the screens on 14th of January on the day of Bhogi. On the other hand Nagarjuna's family entertainer Soggade Chinni Nayana would release on 15th of January, on the day of Makara Sankranthi.
Sources say, Nagarjuna has already blocked some theaters in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states for his movie and now Balakrishna is finding it difficult to find theartes for screening. According to the sources, Balayya is very angry on this issue.
Get ready for fight between Nandamuri's and Akkineni's on screen once again.