Anushka Shetty will play the lead role in Naachiyaar remake.

Anushka Shetty will play the lead in Naachiyaar's Telugu movie remake. The actress had earlier essayed Jyothika's characters in Nagavalli, which was a remake of Malayalam super hit Mohanlal movie Manichitrathazhu.

While Anushka is not yet announced her next project, south Indian movie industry experts suggests she may star in the Telugu remake of Tamil film Naachiyaar. According to media reports, producer Kalpana Koneru, who bought the film remake rights, has offered the role to the Baahubali queen.

Naachiyaar that released last month had actress Jyothika playing a short-tempered police officer role with a foul mouth. And it followed her investigation into a sexual harassment case. 

The crime drama movie was Jyothika’s first venture with filmmaker Bala. The film was received good response both by critics and fans at the box office.

Anushka had essayed one of Jyothika’s characters in the past. She played Nagavalli in the Telugu remake of Tamil blockbuster Chandramukhi (remake of Malayalam movie Manichitrathazhu). The Telugu film had Victory Venkatesh, Richa Gangopadhyay and Shraddha Das among others.

Earlier this year, Anushka’s Bhaagamathie sprung a surprise at the box office. The genre-breaker opened in January received positive reviews and managed to widely impress the audience too. 

Anushka garnered praise for her performance as a possessed woman, which was the unique selling proposition of the film.

Anushka has been maintaining a solid grip on stardom that grew by manifolds following the monstrous worldwide success of the Baahubali blockbuster. While Anushka had a very brief role in Baahubali: The Beginning, she had a major presence in Baahubali second part. The Conclusion that opened to an earth-shattering response last year.

Anushka Shetty on marrying Prabhas.

The film world is expecting Baahubali and Devasena in real life?

Prabhas and Anushka Shetty's love life on the big screen is so convincing that it set tongues wagging about a real-life relationship. 

The grapevine has been abuzz with reports that Prabhas and actress Anushka are set to tie the knot, although the two have refuted the rumours and maintained that there is nothing more than friendship between them. Let’s worry the paparazzis!

At a recent event, Anushka Shetty was asked about getting married to Prabhas, and she bluntly replied saying that no such thing is happening. She spoke to media: "Prabhas and Me are not getting married. 

Please do not expect Baahubali and Devasena-like love life in real life. It is only in the silver screen."

Ever since Actor Prabhas and Anushka Shetty set the screen on fire with their love life in the movie Baahubali: 

The Conclusion of love story last year, the rumour mills have churned out one story after another linking them up with each other. That Anushka Shetty said in an interview that Prabhas was sexier than Rana Daggubati only added fuel to the fire.

Incidentally, Prabhas will get hitched this year. The actor's uncle and renowned Telugu actor Krishnam Raju told the media earlier this year, "It is embarrassing a bit to answer this question in every interview. Prabhas will get married this year. He is willing to."

On the work front, while Anushka is basking in the success of her film, Bhaagamathie, while Prabhas is busy shooting for Saaho. Reported on India Today.

Something more about Anushka Shetty.

Anushka Shetty, is an Indian actress and model who performs in Telugu and Tamil films. She has received several awards and recognitions, including three CineMAA Awards, a Nandi Award, TN State Film Awards and three Filmfare Awards.

Anushka made her first acting debut with the 2005 Telugu film Super, which garnered her a Filmfare Best Supporting Actress in Telugu nomination. 

The next year, Shetty starred in Telugu movie Vikramarkudu, which went to become a major commercial success. 

Shetty’s next releases are Lakshyam, Souryam and Chintakayala Ravi was also big box office successes. 

In 2009, Anushka Shetty played dual roles in the dark fantasy Arundhati, which garnered her critical acclaim and several awards, including her first Filmfare Award for the best actress in Telugu. Nandi Award, Cinemaa Award for Best Actress are the golden feathers in her crown. 

Next year actress Shetty's portrayal of a prostitute in the acclaimed film Vedam won her a second consecutive Best Actress Award from Filmfare and CineMaa Award.

Following movie list are the success of a series of films, she established herself as one of the leading actresses of Telugu cinemas.

In the 2010 Anushka Shetty also achieved success in Tamil cinema with starring roles in the action films such as Singam, Singam 2, Yennai Arindhaal, and Si3, all of which were major commercial successes. 

She continued to draw praise from film critics with her leading performances in the dramas Vaanam, Deiva Thirumagal and Inji Iduppazhagi. 

Anushka portrayed the titular Queen in the 2015 epic historical fiction Rudramadevi, which won her the third Filmfare Award for Best Actress inTelugu. Shetty's portrayal of Princess Devasena in the Baahubali series received widespread acclaim. While The Beginning (2015) is the fourth highest grossing Indian film, its sequel The Conclusion (2017) was the highest-grossing Indian film of all time and also made her the highest-paid actress in South Indian Cinema.With Bhaagamathie, 

Anushka Shetty emerges as the second Indian actress after Sridevi to have a $1 Million net worth grosser at the USA Box Office.

Karnataka born Anushka is an ethnic Tuluva hailing from the landed Bellipady Uramalu Guthu family. Her parents are Prafulla and A.N. Vittal Shetty. Anushka has two brothers Gunaranjan Shetty and Sai Ramesh Shetty who is a cosmetic surgeon. 

Anushka did her schooling in Bangalore and her Bachelor of Computer Applications at the Mount Carmel College, Bangalore. She was also a yoga trainer and instructor too.

Anushka made her acting debut in Puri Jagannadh's 2005 Telugu film Super, where she featured alongside Akkineni Nagarjuna and Ayesha Takia.

The same year, she acted in another film Maha Nandi, opposite Srihari and Sumanth. IndiaGlitz said, "Anushka looks comely and that is what she seems to be in for." but added, "The script has been stitched and the seams look frayed." 

Sify stated that it "starts promisingly with a racy first half but goes awry and the tempo slackens post interval." and added, "Anushka looks ravishing thanks to Vasu’s camera which is a major plus for the film."

The first film went on to become very successful and got her much recognition, making her very popular in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Kishore of Nowrunning.com said "The high points of the movie are the flawless acting of Raviteja and the lusciousness of Anushka. 

Raviteja has got all the ingredients that an actor should have and Anushka has all the assets to that a woman ought to have." and Sify said that Anushka "is definitely a highlight."

Anushka Shetty next starred in the film Astram, a remake of a Hindi film Sarfarosh, following which she debuted in the Tamil film industry, acting in the Sundar C.-directed action flick Rendu, sharing screen space with R. Madhavan. Later that year, she made a special appearance alongside Mega star Chiranjeevi in A. R. Murugadoss' directorial debut in Telugu, Stalin.

Her first movie release in 2007 was Lakshyam which was a success in box office, after which Anushka starred in Raghava Lawrence's movie Don, opposite Nagarjuna again. 

In 2008 Anushka Shetty had appeared in six films. Okka Magaadu was the first release, in which she played one of three female leads. Nandamuri Balakrishna was the actor opposite her in Okka Magaadu. 

Her next film Swagatam alongside Jagapati Babu and Bhumika Chawla and Baladur with Ravi Teja garnered poor reviews and box office returns. She next appeared in the film Souryam with Gopichand which became a box office hit.

In 2009, Anushka first starred in the blockbuster hit, the fantasy film Arundhati. In this heroine-centric film, she essayed two roles for the first time. It was a critical as well as commercial success. 

Critics heaped praise on Anushka for her performance. Idlebrain's Jeevi wrote that she was "simply amazing in two roles" and that she did "exceptionally well with subtle yet impact creating performance", while Rediff claimed that she was "brilliant and breath taking in parts", labelling Arundhati as "totally Anushka's film". 

Sify noted that she was "at her best with great performance". She went on to win the Nandi Special Jury Award and the Filmfare Best Actress Award. Her next film was Billa, a remake of the 2007 Tamil film of the same name. 

The film received mixed reviews, with Rediff stating "Anushka has a super-toned body and indulges in quite a bit of skin show" but had "nothing much to do", while Sify stated "Anushka was there to show her oomph and glamour which she has done full justice".

Her final release in 2009 was her second Tamil feature film, the action masala film Vettaikkaran with actor Vijay and it received generally unfavourable reviews. Rediff said, "Anushka, fresh from her success with Arundhathi, has been relegated to pretty bimbette again and appears conveniently during the romantic numbers of which Oru Chinna Thamarai takes the cake." and Sify said, "Anushka has nothing much to do and hence goes unnoticed."

She had a string of releases in 2010. She portrayed a prostitute in Krish's critically acclaimed anthology film Vedam which stars Allu Arjun. For her performance, she won the Filmfare Award for Best Actress, her second consecutive Filmfare Award.

Her next Telugu film, Panchakshari, was another heroine-based film where she again performed double roles. This was followed by the action comedy Khaleja, where she starred opposite Mahesh Babu for the first time in her career, Nagavalli, the Telugu remake of the Kannada film Aptharakshaka in which Anushka portrayed the famous role of Chandramukhi and Ragada. 

She also made special appearances in the movies Kedi and Thakita Thakita. However, all these film releases failed to make an impact at the box office in 2010.

Her Tamil release of 2010, the police story movie Singam with actress Suriya was a high commercial success. Sify claimed, "Anushka hot is there only for glamour songs, but she does very good job".

She reprised the role she played in Vedam in its Tamil remake, Vaanam, which was also critically acclaimed. Malathi Rangarajan of The Hindu said, "Boldness and daring mark Anushka's role the actor's eyes effectively convey joy, helplessness, agony and anger." 

A critic from Sify online wrote that " Hot Anushka Shetty is outstanding as the commercial sex worker as she is able to bring out a life-like performance." 

She next starred in Vijay's Deiva Thirumagal. The drama centres on the characters of Krishna, an intellectually disabled father and his daughter Nila. The film became a critical and commercial success, fetching her laurels for her portrayal as Anuradha, an advocate. 

Oneindia online portal says, "Anushka Shetty's character in the film had good scope for performance without being glamorous". She received her first Filmfare nomination in the Tamil category, besides the Vijay Award for Favourite Heroine.

In 2012, Anushka re-collaborate with Vijay and Vikram in the action drama Thaandavam. Malathi Rangarajan stated that "the romance between Vikram and Anushka is a beautiful feature of Thaandavam." 

Anushka later appeared alongside Akkineni Nagarjuna in the fantasy film Dhamarukam, which was her first Telugu release after two years. 

According to Karthik Pasupulate from The Times of India says that Anushka "has little to do as far as performance goes and does a good job of upping the glam quotient". 

Radhika Rajamani of Rediff online portal says, "Anushka looks sweet. Nag and Anushka have good onscreen chemistry". Oneindia online claimed, "Anushka Shetty may has less scope for acting, but she impresses you in song sequences.

Her first release in 2013 was Alex Pandian, an action-masala movie, directed by Suraj, co-starring Karthi. The film was a critical and commercial failure. 

Her second release was Koratala Siva's Mirchi opposite Prabhas. Idlebrain claimed, "Anushka is adorable in a naughty village belle, the dubbing also seems great and the character Vennela is the best role among her recent role in movies".

Brandodtheday wrote, "Anushka is bubbly and peps up the film considerably". Fashionandmovie wrote, "Anushka Shetty looks beautiful and livens up the moments and praised her chemistry with Prabhas". 

Anushka next release was Selvaraghavan's fantasy adventure film Irandam Ulagam opposite Arya, that saw her playing a dual role again, the third time in her career. Anushka played Ramya, a doctor and Varna, a high spirited, warrior-like character, in a parallel world. 

Anushka not only shares equal screen space with Arya, but also plays quite a significant role. In fact, the story revolves around her and she has performed admirably.

Behindwoods wrote, "As the shy doctor Ramya and as the fierce warrior Varna, Anushka is simply at her best showcasing a wide range of emotions and stunts. It is her performance that stands as a pivot for the rest of the story to take shape". 

Her latest release is the Tamil film Lingaa opposite Rajinikanth, released in December 2014. She starred opposite Rajnikanth in Lingaa which opened to mixed reviews.

In 2015, Anushka Shetty starred opposite Ajith Kumar in Yennai Arindhaal which opened to positive reviews. Her second release in 2015, is the first part of Baahubali directed by Rajamouli which became one of the top-grossing films in the Indian film industry.

Anushka Shetty was referred to in the Indian media as the "Lady Superstar".The Hindu noted that, Anushka Shetty is gutsy to take on such a role and emotes through her powerful eyes. 

Her third release in 2015 was Gunashekar's bilingual Rudhramadevi in which she portrays the title role of the queen of Kakatiya dynasty, Rudrama Devi opposite Allu Arjun and Rana Daggubati. 

AP Herald wrote, "Anushka Shetty was very believable and appreciable as a royal torrid and an honourable woman. Hers is a dual character, that of next to kin 'Rudhradeva' and of powerful 'Rudhramadevi' are superb. Anushka Shetty plays her dual role in her characters in style and lends credibility to both the characters." 

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