After making her debut as Nagarjuna's heroine in Super, Anushka has bagged a role opposite the third generation star in the Akkineni family, Sumanth. Perhaps, she is the lucky one, among the newer lot, to act opposite Nag and his nephew. The shooting for the film, directed by Samudra for the R.S. Productions banner, is fast progressing in and around the city. Fight master Kanal Kannan is leaving no stone unturned to choreograph fantastic action scenes, especially those picturised recently on Srihari and Sumanth, besides over 30 fighters and 300 junior artistes.
After winning the Best Music Director award for Swarabhishekam, an elated Vidyasagar has this to say: "Though there are several languages, and many good composers in the country, I was selected for this award and I am really proud because I got it for a film made in my mother tongue. In fact, I had a premonition that I would certainly get an award for that film, because it had pure classical music in it. It's because of director K. Viswanath's confidence in me, I got the opportunity to work for that film."
Word of praise
Remember Ravikrishna of 7/G Brindavan Colony fame? Producer A.M. Ratnam, who cast him in his forthcoming film Muddula Koduku, is all praises for the budding star. "He earned good image with his debut film. Now youngsters can see him in a role where they can identify themselves with the character. It has good mother-son sentiment, and hence would attract even the families. In fact, I was spellbound after watching Ravikrishna's performance. He emoted well in all the scenes. And, Vidyasagar gave melodious tunes to the songs." The film, directed by Radha Mohan, is likely to hit the screen on August 12.
There is a lot of craze among the Telugu audiences if villain-turned-hero Srihari dons a cop's role. Now, the actor is playing hero in Okkade after a gap of 10 months. Says he, "My performance in the film will be on par with my fans' expectations and I am sure that my role would get best compliments from the critics." Re-recording work is in progress for the film - slated for an August release - which is almost complete, barring one song.
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