Of trust and betrayal
Narasimha Nandi, the dDirector of High School and 1940 Lo Oka Gramam is now directing Kamala Tho Na Prayanam starring Archana and Sivaji. It is about a woman who is striving to get out of her job as a sex worker. People who approach her promise a decent life and she trusts them blindly. Gopalam is a social reformer who is drawn to her and wants to give her a status in life. He too leaves her after believing rumours about her private life. Nandi says, “The story is set against the 1950 backdrop and shows how all her efforts to lead a normal life fail and she takes her life after the only man whom she trusts also betrays her. The film is being shot in Rajamundry and Hyderabad.”
Role to cherish
“Madanika is my name in Rudrama Devi ,” says the tall and attractive Hamsa Nandini. “It is a fantastic role. She is a warrior princess and is a spy in the movie. I’m training in horse riding and fort fighting. It is extremely strenuous. To look authentic, I’m working out a lot.” Her repertoire doesn’t boast of too many films but she has done quality movies like Eega , Mirchi and now Gunashekar’s Rudrama Devi . The actor says her costumes in Rudrama Devi have been designed by Neeta Lulla. “It is a role to cherish,” she adds.
When Aadi met Rajnikant
We caught Aadi in a reflective mood during the shoot of Rough . The youngster recollects his meeting with Rajnikant just before the release of his first film Prema Kavali . “I wanted to meet Rajnikant just once and take his blessings and sought my father’s help; He took an appointment and three of us including my sister went to Chennai. We thought since he was a super star we would have to wait for him but to our surprise, we found him waiting for us. He was clad in white and was seated in his garden. I will always cherish the valuable advice he gave me. He told me never to bank on a single film, a single director or a team and that I must keep doing as many films as possible and maintain a level of detachment as success and failure is not in our control. We were offered buttermilk and he gifted us two lockets.”
Making a debut
“It is full meals, not just comedy. The content will appeal to you, it is very fresh. I have been thinking of too many plots but it is only in the past six months it has fallen in place,” says Vakkantham Vamsi. “NTR is busy working in two films and only when both the movies wind up this one will go to the sets. Both of us are excited about it as this will be my debut film as a director.” Vamsi always wanted to be director and chose script writing as a medium to get an understanding and hold over direction. Vamsi found his calling soon after Kick released. He has been a story writer for Ashok, Ooservelli, Kick, Yevadu, Race Gurram , and a story for Gopichand.
y. sunita chowdhary