From a model to a popular Bollywood star, Bipasha Basu's journey hasn't been one without her share of ups and downs. But she has taken every experience in her stride and says she has emerged as an evolved person. "Today, I am a refined actor, lived a little more life, have seen a lot, handle situations, not just a relationship, career-wise I have fallen down, come up again. I have had my run of relationship crisis, staying away from my parents for a long time, loans to pay at times I didn't know how to pay," Bipasha told an Oye! 104.8 FM radio channel host. The 33-year-old made her Bollywood debut in 2001 with "Ajnabee". She was dating Dino Moreo that time, but parted ways with him in 2002. Then she became romantically involved with her "Raaz" co-star John Abraham, whom she dated for around eight years. Professionally, her career picked up with films like "No Entry", "Dhoom", "Corporate" and "Bachna Ae Haseeno". Her latest release "Raaz 3" received a good opening, and Bipasha is happy the way life has shaped up for her. "From 1997 to 2012, I've lived a wholesome life, moved from one room to one BHK (bedroom, hall, kitchen) to two BHK sharing with a friend. Then bought a car, but didn't know how to drive and also couldn't afford a driver. "Finally, my friends ended up driving, so I realised there was no point of buying a car. I had a very broken life, yes sometimes broken down, sometimes very strong, so I feel I am a very evolved human being right now," she added. For now, Bipasha awaits the launch of her second fitness DVD, and her debut international project "Singularity", will hit the screens early next year.
Composed Aamir Khan had answered with great eloquence and maturity. He has Talaash, Dhoom 3 in the pipeline. One has to hear his replies. He is reachable, friendly, brotherly, and enlivens you. Is there any rift between Reema Kagti and you? Any plan to reshoot some portions of Talaash? It’s not correct. Reema has done a marvelous job and I am very happy with the way Talaash has turned up. It’s my home production and I want to be there for it. For the past months, I have been too busy with my brainchild, my TV show. Why Dhoom 3 was postponed? Yes, for a month. Planned to begin it in June but will go to shoot from July. I play a circus artiste in the film. I need to get into shape in the remaining time, which I hope to achieve soon under a trainer who has come down from the US. Why have you opted to work with Victor Acharya? Success and failure is not in our hands. Victor may have gone wrong in Tashan but he is very talented. He has a very fine creative sensibility. Rajkumar Hirani would have cast Ranbir Kapoor in Peekay had you refused it. But you went on to shatter Ranbir's dreams. I would work with Hirani. In December, we start Peekay. Did you take coaching for swimming for Talaash’s underwater scenes? I don’t know how to swim. Anyhow, I took two months to master it. You appear as someone who thinks before his every move. It is said thataapka dimaag bahut chalta hai. I might appear like that. Go by my actions, not by my words. Aur dimaag chalna koi buri baat toh nahin hai na? You have shocked us by declaring that both of you have opted for IVF surrogacy. Why should I hide it? I didn’t do anything wrong? We are very proud of the whole thing. She had a number of miscarriages. We realized that her uterus lining is very thin for her to carry the baby for nine months. Are you fond of Tiger Shroff ? He is a fine guy. He has a good body. Jackie is so warm. He and Ayesha are family to me. Could you tell me about your three Khans euphoria? Mera kya euphoria tha early days mein? Abhi bhi nahin hai. Main bas ghodagiri kar raha hoon. Don’t you think that you are No.1 actor? Salman. Not I. Just observe his fans and you will come to know. Are you shifting to a new place in Bandra? Dropped the plan. Will stay, where I am. Junaid’s plans to become a hero? Our support is always there to him. Ventures of Kiran? She is enjoying motherhood with Azad.
Ms. Parvathy Menon, the heroine of Andar Bahar says that she will be happy to be referred to as just Parvathy from hereafter. "I am being reffered as Parvathy Menon all these times by the media and fans. But now I would like to be called as Parvathy’ said the amazingly talented actor whose fantastic performances in a few films she had acted him has taken her to dizzy heights of popularity. "I can speak for hours about the strength of the script written by director Phaneesh. It is one of the best scripts I have heard in recent times. Normally for any actor to give his best it is the strength of the script which enables him or her to add some valued added quotients. I think the script’s strength takes eighty percent of load for an actor to perform. The remaining twenty percent can be added up by the actor’s contribution. I think that the script of Andar Bahar has lot of possibilities for every actor to perform the best’ said Parvathy Parvathy was also happy to be associated with fabulous artists like Shivaraj Kumar and Ms. Arundathi Nag in the film.
After a break from his set of action flicks, Venkatesh has entertained the audience with ‘Body Guard’ released this Sankranti. The film, despite released among huge competition, is declared a success and Venkatesh, writer of the film, Kona Venkat share their expressions about the success with andhrawishesh; About the success of ‘Body Guard’ It is not that I am just saying all these only because the film is a success, but the fact is, this success was expected. The reason being the story is known to the Public and the film being a success in rest all other languages, it has been remade and released. So, there were definite chances for us to anticipate the film would be accepted by the audience. of course, keeping the jorner of audience in mind, we have made certain changes to the script and taking of the film and released it, and today, we are seeing audience are more than happy, received the film. Finally, our team work has paid off. About the comment ‘Body Guard’ is a complete entertainer As I have said, this comment was expected. The story itself is such that all the emotions, action, comedy and those elements that are loved by the audience to watch are included as such. And top of this, there is an action entertainer that has come out from me after a break of more than two years that is after ‘Tulasi’. So, the audience has seen me doing some action sequences in ‘Body Guard’ after a long time and loved the same. Of course, even the stunt masters Ram – Laxman, have done their best in order to make the action sequences look more stylish and new. It is like we have taken the story base from the original version, but amended the same according to the thought process of the Telugu audience. About Thaman’s music scores Apart from the film and the story, as you all know, even the music of the film has been declared a super hit. And the credit goes to Thaman for scoring some amazing numbers and even keeping up those emotions even while scoring the RR of the film. To mention, Thaman has worked very hard, put all his zeal in scoring the music of the film. Almost all the songs are very catchy and liked by large set of audience. By scoring a perfect music for the perfect situation, Thaman has become a major asset for the success of the film. Writer of the film, Kona Venkat’s take Venkatesh Sir was always very positive on the story and the success of the film. He always used to say, ‘it is very safe on our part to choose such a subject and go ahead with the remake of the film. but, we need to stand out to make certain necessary changes in the script and make the film more crisp, reducing any lags in the subject that are not needed. We need to go for a proper remake of the film that will be accepted by the audience’. The entire team of ‘Body Guard’ worked on the same principle. And likely based upon our prediction, the movie released and declared a success. We have made a lot of changes in the taking, song sequences, Venky’s personality as ‘Body Guard’ in the film, characterizations of the other roles and certain alterations even in the climax of the film. I am happy to work with Venkatesh Sir, who strives for the film to be a success and accepted by the audience. And more over, Venky’s dedication towards his work is worth mentioning. He always used to get updated on the shooting of the other versions in other languages of this film and used to analyze how best can this film appear in Telugu. About Venky appearing in a ‘Female get up’ in the film Well, this is no doubt, Venky’s initiative. He always wanted to do something and entertain the audience with his acting skills. And as we all are aware, Venky is known for entertaining the audience with his amazing comedy. In this film, Venky has teamed up with Ali and donned a Female get up, in one of the sequences. Today we see kids and all jorner of audience enjoying this act of Venky. Good to see Venky does not bind him in any ‘image’, but strive to entertain the audience.
Though being a Telugu speaking Actor, Sri Ram is more poplar in K – Town… now; he has again come in front of Telugu audience with Shankar’s directorial ‘Snehithudu’ after his appearance in ‘Dhada’… Andhrawishesh team has captured all those experiences of this Actor talking about ‘Snehithudu’ and director Shankar; Aboutthe journey from ‘3 Idiots’ to ‘Snehitudu’ ‘3 Idiots’ is definitely a film, after watching the same any audience, irrespective of the age group and the gender could relate to it. So did I while watching this film in the theater. After watching the film, the makers of Gemini Film Circuit who are almost like a family to me as I have done a film in their banner, called me up and asked about the film. I let our all my excitement after watching the film. Then I have come to know, it is none other than this banner who are planning to remake this film. For me, the story of ‘3 Idiots’ itself a major asset that could be a success in whatever language it is remade and no matter if even the audience are familiar with the story of the film. My only concern was what would be the star cast and who would be the director, who can run the show… When I was thinking about the same, I got a call from Gemini Film Circuit’s office asking me to come and meet them once. I was shocked to see Director Shankar is the office and then came to know he is the one who is remaking this film and even I have a major role to play in the film that runs the story… More or less, the journey from me watching ‘3 Idiots’ to being a part of ‘Snehitudu’ is a dream come true. It is an Honour for me to be a part of my favorite film, under the direction of my favorite director. Difference between ‘3 Idiots’ and ‘Snehithudu’ Not much, but lot more… well, when I have been finalized to play one among the three leads in the film, the other two being Vijay and Jeeva, I have happened to ask Shankar Sir, if we are amending the story or the screenplay of the film. He only said, ‘Nothing would be changed. The original essence of the film is outstanding and the soul of the film should not be damaged in the process of remake. It is only that you all should get involved in the roles you are playing, completely’ and we have done the same. But yes, there is a lot more color and life added to ‘Snehithudu’. You can see the college background, the characters being so colorful and the songs itself would appear as if they are a film individually to you. This is the difference from the original version to our film. This particular song ‘Al is well’ has been shot for 14 days, that is, each day we used to shoot one or two shots, this is the hard work we did put on for the film and today, despite of being a remake film and a known story, ‘Snehithudu’ has been accepted by all jorner audience and even in Tamil, as ‘Namban’. About the role As you all know, I play the role played by Madhavan in the original version. I somehow have thought I would be given the same role even before I was told that I was finalized for this role. The reason could be already Vijay being finalized for the role played by Amir Khan and Jeeva for Sharman Joshi… but I always wanted to play the role of Madhavan in the film. I am happy my will has come true. Unlike in the original version, where the difference in the appearance of the characters is not shown to a major extent in the flash back and in the existing story of the film, we have tried to project the lot of variation in the body language, physical appearance and even in the voice. This can be experienced while watching the film. Finally, about the Music of the film Harris Jayraj managed to project the difference with his music for the film. Be it all the other songs and even the track ‘All is well’, we have not taken any tune of any song from the original version. In fact, to make it more local, at the beginning of ‘All is well’ song, you can listen to a kind of sound that is made so naturally, by particular localities, who were got trained for that sound itself. And all the rest of the songs, the way they are tuned and shot in a very rich and colorful locations with best technology is actually showing today, when people are enjoying watching the songs. Totally, ‘Snehithudu’ is Director Shankar’s film with a complete team effort…
After making a safe and successful debut as a director with ‘Don Seenu’ it has taken more than a year for Gopi Chand Malineni to come with his next release. ‘Body Guard’ that released this festival, amongst a lot more expectations and speculations managed to earn good reviews. Andhrawishesh team captures the experiences told by this director about his journey during the making of ‘Body Guard’; About the success of ‘Body Guard’ This is an apt film at the right time and for all those fans that have been waiting for their favorite hero Venkatesh’s film to release and attain ‘Victory’ once again. It has been quite a sometime; Venkateshgaru has played a perfect role that has got all the jorners of comedy, emotion, love and sentiment to be portrayed. Once again, ‘Body Guard’ has proved to be a right film for Venky that has supported his worth as a complete Actor. it is not today, but right from the first day of the shooting of the film we all were very confident that ‘Body Guard’ would be a definite success. And despite of this film have faced and released amongst the huge competition, it has proved its worth. I really very happy to attain consecutive success with ‘Body Guard’ after making a successful directorial debut with Ravi Teja’s ‘Don Seenu’. About the changes made in the Script ‘Body Guard’ is one such film that was re made in almost every language and recently released in Hindi as well. so, almost all the audience who come to watch the film in Telugu would know the story and are also familiar with the screenplay of the film. Now, my challenge as the director of this film is how to project the film at least somewhat different from the earlier releases and how to connect the character of ‘Body Guard’ similar to that of Venkatesh’s Body language. Keeping the same in mind, we have made certain changes in the college sequences, Hero introduction sequences and also in the action sequences. We have treated the entire film in a very stylish way. Even the characterization of heroine Trisha has been altered to that of certain extent. Our major aim was to project the movie as per the audience taste and to make the audience feel interesting and excited watching the film, though they are familiar with the story of the film. I suppose we have succeeded in the same. From ‘Don Seenu’ to ‘Body Guard’ Well, the journey has been with lot of challenges. As a director, ‘Don Seenu’ was a perfect and safe debut for me. I have proved I can make the audience laugh, with my way of projecting comedy and entertainment with my first film. But with ‘Body Guard’ I have proved I can make people cry and get emotional with my way of storytelling. I am happy when someone recognizes me today as an all-round director. And for me to achieve this name and fame only being two films old is also a very warm feeling. Of course, now the responsibility on me to make each and every project I take up a success and to reach to all jorner of audience is a never ending challenge. Hope I would keep up to the expectations and would satisfy the audience as well as the producers who trust me. Experiences during the making of ‘Body Guard’ I can only say it is a journey and not just a experience. Unlike my previous film, the story and the initial treatment of the this film is known to the audience and all is set. Only changes I can make a as director of this is film is how to make it appear different from the original version. I have concentrated on the treatment of each and every sequence, the acting skills of each and every artist including the main star cast and of course, the music director of the film Thaman has helped a lot in giving the best of Music and the back ground score of the film. All these put together and not to forget the confidence of my producer Bellamkonda Suresh on me, managed to help ‘Body Guard’ to stand out as a successful film today. I can also say, it is not a easy task for any director to take a story that is famous and known to many and project the film as ‘new’ to the audience. but with the entire support of the team and also working in a healthy atmosphere, I was able to manage to attain the much awaited success with ‘Body Guard’. Much more about Thaman’s Music He is a most wonderful Music director I have worked with. He used to be careful in composing each and every tune and used to be so particular that it ahs to not dominate the situation or the flow of the film. whatever tunes he have given and the back ground music he has scored added to the major extent for the film. today, audience recognize ‘Body Guard’ not only as a good film but also as a superb musical hit and all these have not been possible without the support of Thaman. Once again my sincere thanks to all those who are associated with Body Guard… Hope to receive some more good directorial from Gopi Chand Malineni!
Srinivas Reddy, right from ‘Idiot’ to ‘Solo’, this comedy Artist made all the effort to make himself register himself in almost all the films he worked all these years. Be it ‘Aarya – 2’, ‘Shankam’, ‘Anjaneyulu’, he worked very hard to be someone from just any other comedian. Adding to his hard work, his recent film ‘Solo’ bought him immense recognition where people after watching the film are making it a point to appreciate his contribution to the success of the film. Andhrawishesh joined Srinivas Reddy and shared his experiences about and during the shoot of ‘Solo’ from him; About the success of ‘Solo’ and your role in it Generally, if any film becomes a success or at least people start recognizing it, everyone would appreciate the lead artists and the important character artists who have done their bit in the film, the direction, screenplay, music and even the dialogues in that film. if they could remember, they would just write a line on the comedy in the film. but, with ‘Solo’ I gained immense recognition. Today, in all the reviews and talk about the success of the film, I am being mentioned separately and many have mentioned me in their blogs too. this is a biggest achievement in my career and what else I would expect for? ‘Solo’ is not just a successful film but also the film that has actually projected me as a artist. About the friendship with the Director of the film I have known Bujji from couple of years now. In fact, I have played a role of a constable in his first film ‘Yuvatha’. Actually, we have shot a mind blowing comedy track for that film that was removed during the editing taking the length of the film into consideration. I was very upset at that time. But, Bujji promised me he would give me a reward winning role soon. He kept his promise and gave me an opportunity to enact a worth mentioning role in his second film, ‘Anjaneyulu’. But, due to certain reasons and that phase where almost all the expected films did not do well at the box office for some Political reasons, even ‘Anjaneyulu’ just remembered to be a average success. After one year of the release of this film, I have got a call from Bujji. He just asked me to pack my bags and leave to Vizag along with the unit members to act in his fourth coming directorial ‘Solo’. This success of the film and you being recognized was much expected? Not exactly. Initially, while shooting for the film I just thought it was any other role that I would play in rest of the films. But, Bujji made it a point to make me sit and narrated the story for 3 long hours. I got so emotional, after listening to the same. This narration of his made me change my perception about the hero of the film, Nara Rohit might not do justice to his role in this flick, because I was in a perception of assuming him as a Serious Hero, after seeing his debut film ‘Baanam’. Even Rohit is a very dedicated Actor. He cares for his co – stars, works on the betterment of the sequence and strives for the co – ordination with the co – stars as well. during the initial days of shooting, Rohit used to be very calm and just concerned with his work, but we made him change to such a person that today, he talks more than us. In fact, you can see his outstanding performance in the second half of the film. He has given his best in the first half as well, but due to the intimacy developed by us, by the time of the shooting of the second half of the film, that actually shows in the film as well. on top of this, Bujji’s unique style of taking, the dialogues and the story telling mechanism, put together bought the success for ‘Solo’.. How far the dialogues helped for your performance In fact, more than 90%. For any comedian to live the sequence, along with the timing and the co – ordination, even the dialogues play the major role. And not only for a comedy track, but for the film to register in the audience mind as well. Director Bujji did not only prove himself as a amazing director but have also written some heart toughing dialogues that would make the audience think. When the heroine explains her love to her father, hero expresses his anguish of being orphan, certain dialogues about the ladies, everything went on perfect. I do not know how Bujji would get such ideas to write these dialogues, but as said by him, many sequences and dialogues in this film are out of his personal experience (laughs), since Bujji’s was also a love marriage.
Her admiration and desire to produce a film with Power Star PawanKalyan, made her turn a Producer and she is today a part of one of the prestigious and stylish film of the year, Power Star ‘Panja’. Andhrawishesh talks to NeelimaTirumalashetty, one of the Producer of the film, who shares her experience about ‘Panja’… First film as a Producer? I have been a diehard fan of Power Star PawanKalyan, since many years and this admiration of mine towards him, made me think to produce a film with him. And in this process, I have joined hands with my co – producer ShobuYarlagadda. Now, getting Pawan agree to do a film requires lot of challenge as Pawan always looks to act in a film, that is given a different treatment. When we met Pawan and let out our interest in making a film with him, he suggested Director Vishnu Vardhan’s name. it seems Director S.J. Suriya has suggested Vishnuvardhan’s name to Pawan, post the release of ‘Puli’. We then me Vishnu Vardhan, Vishnu has come up with a story line of which the screenplay was amazing, it did not take much of a time for Pawan to agree to the script, we finalized all other star cast and that’s how, ‘Panja’ we on location. Working with PawanKalyan Before meeting Pawan, I have heard a lot about him, both on the positive and the negative as well. But, once I met him, started working with him, then I have understood how amazing personality he his. Despite of being one of the Big Heroes, Pawan does not have that star dome getting into his mind. He is a very down to earth person, a bit reserved, extremely professional, punctual to work, a perfect co – star, has got in depth knowledge about each and every minute aspect of film and film making but gives that required space to the director and other technicians. I am happy to have produced a film with Power star as I got the opportunity to know him better, as a person. And I would like to urge all others one thing here, be it a celeb or a common man, never comment on anyone unless and until you know and observed them for a while. About Vishnu Vardhan I would say he is a Director with amazing clarity of what he was doing and why it is necessary for that sequence or shot to fit in the film. Vishnu Vardhan is one amongst those few directors who comes prepared to the shoot. Many times, when Vishnu used to explain a sequence to Pawan, Pawan used to in turn ask Vishnu, ‘why is this shot coming here/this expression is necessary?’ and every time Vishnu used to come up with his explanation, Pawan used to get convinced with the same. in fact, Vishnu is a Director with guts, who was confident about the success of the film, right from the first day of the shoot to Audio release and even a day prior of the release of the film. he even made it a point to let everyone know his story line appears to be routine but the screenplay and the sequences in the film, also the characterizations make the film look outstanding. And this is what happening today. peopleare comparing the story with some of the earlier films of Pawan, but at the same time are convinced watching the film. Music of the film Yuvan Shankar Raja has given amazing music and Back Ground scores for the film. The title track, ‘ElaEla’ and ‘Paaparaayudu’ and ‘Veyraa’ received lot of acclaim. And more than 3 songs being successful in an album is a very positive sign. Till date, apart from the ‘Panja’ title track, one such song that is receiving major hits in You tube and in the film as well, is ‘ElaEla’, that happens to be one of my most favorite tracks in the film as well. 20 days prior to the Audio release of the film, Yuvan’s mother passed away from this World, even then this musician has got such an immense amount of dedication to sit down and complete all the tunes within the given time. I myself have learnt a lot with all these technicians. Moreover, another big round of applause to Vishnu and the Cinematographer Vinod, who portrayed, every song sequence, every frame with a style and this made ‘Panja’ a stylish film. Dialogues ‘Panja’ is a stylish film, a film that showcases a Journey of a Man who is in search of love from past 20 years and the situations around him. in this scenario, keeping the characterization in mind Vishnu wanted the dialogues to be stylish yet powerful and most important thoughtful and very much with the film. Good for us, we found Abburi Ravi, who has given amazing dialogues for the film. One of such line given by Ravi was screened at the starting of the film. And Power Star’s style of dialogue telling being an added advantage, everyone are remembering the dialogues even after they are out of the film. Other characters One of the important roles in the film, apart from Power Star is that of ‘Munna’ played by Adivi SHESH. Shesh and we met through a common friend of us and after seeing his ‘Karma’ our director has decided to cast him in the film. How important his role is in the film, you need to watch the film to know. The director has taken a special care in the dialogues of Shesh in the film and since he plays the America returned guy, Vishnu was very particular with Shesh letting out his dialogues. We have another major role in the film, played by Jackie Shroff. All other artists, Anjali Lavaniya, TenekellaBharani, AtulKulkarni, Jhansi, SubbaRaju and of course Ali and Bramhanandam added the success to the film. Also, our decision to choose Sarah Jane for ‘Sandhya’s role proved right as she got into the skin of the role and given her best performance. In short, Power Star’s ‘Panja’ is a perfect package that would not disappoint the Power Star fans. Just come to the film, keeping all your thoughts aside.
Introduced to the industry as the sister of one of the top most heroines of T – Town, KajalAgarrwal, NishaAgarrwal is barely two films old in the industry along with her recent second release, ‘Solo’ that has been getting good amount of reviews as of now. Catch up Andhrawishesh’s chat with Nisha who talks much about ‘Solo’ and more; About her role in ‘Solo’ I play a Medical Student who is simple and career oriented. She has only one aim in her life. she aspires to be a doctor and wants nothing else to come on her way. But she encounter s certain situations and people who make her think about them. Now, what kind of a decision she takes, and her moves take her into which phase of life, you have to see on silver screen. Rather than this, I am not going to tell you much about my role, as it would reveal the story. But, I can strongly say, ‘Solo’ is a movie that caters to family, tradition, values in life and with loved ones, and also certain strained relationships. Particularly, the sequences featuring me and Prakash Rah ji can be related with almost every father – daughter watching the film. ‘Solo’ caters to every jorner of the audience and the day to day increase in the success of the film itself talks how a success ‘Solo’ has managed to achieve. About Rohit He is a dedicated Actor and most passionate about films. all the time he concentrates on the work he is doing and even his shooting is done, he used to just be around to see how the shoot is going. During the climax sequence, that we shot for 2 nights Rohit was around during the shoot and even helped me out to take up my lines as I am not well versed with the dialogues. I am happy to work with such a professional Actor, right in my second film as a Heroine. And even my director Parashuram and Prakash Raj sir as well helped me in getting the right expression and right dialogues. There is a really very big sequence in the film featuring me and Prakash Raj Sir. Thanks to all the team members of the film as they made my life easy with their support. About the director Parashuram Sir is an amazingly talented person. He is a very good script writer, an excellent director and most important the best critic to his work. the way he used to analyze and anticipate each sequence is worth mentioning. ‘Solo’ has been shaped up by the director as a complete entertainer. It has drama in it, comedy from the first to last frame, emotion and romance. Making a story, satisfying all these jorners and keeping up to the audience expectation is really very difficult that has been achieved by our director. He is a very meticulous director; he comes to the shoot prepared, explains the same to you and helps you to get into the skin of the character. It is not just he is bothered with the completion of the work but doing the same, perfect. He is a director with lot of clarity and makes you clear as to what you should do, why getting into the depth of the role you are playing is so important and how you should imbibe the role in you. Family and sister’s involvement in choosing the film Well, be it kajal or me, me, sister, mom and dad sit down and discuss to accept or not to accept any film, what would be the pros and corns of doing that film and in what way the film would be advantageous to our career. I and my sister would not get much time to spend together as we would be shooting in different places. But, I watch her movies a lot and try to imbibe all those good qualities about her acting. We suggest each other on our looks and performance, every now and then. Our parents support along with our work has made us successful today. About KajalAgarrwal’s B – Town debut Very happy for her. Her debut film in Hindi, ‘Singham’ has declared to be a success and she is being getting a lot more offers from B – Town. I have learnt how to manage the work and yet not forget the land that made you a success from Kajal. Apart from her performance, I have loved watching Ajay Devgan, Prakash Raj Sir in the film as well. About comedy in the film Comedy is the integral part of the film. it is so very interesting and ‘in’ the film and runs throughout the film, that you would not feel out of the place watching the comedy in the film. all the senior comedians like Bramhanandamgaru and younger lot like Srinivas Reddy, did their level best in making people laugh. In fact, the Heroes’ characterization is very lively that you can relate yourself or your neighbor with the on screen characters. Comedy is so natural in the film. More about ‘Solo’ Well, as of now, I can’t talk much about the film, neither my role nor other characters. I can only say, ‘Solo’ is a Solid love story with excellent screenply and direction, proper placing of the roles, such a fantastic music scores and RR by Mani Sharma and Nara Rohit in a complete different role. Go, watch ‘Solo’ in theaters today. you will not get diassappointed! Next Celeb on Chit Chat! Since she discovered love for films, she has been a great fan of this Actor. After lots and lots of hick ups, she finally managed to produce the film with her favorite hero. The film is the talk of the town now. She talks about her experience right from the pre production work of the film, to get the acceptance of her favorite hero to make him agree to act in the film, to the start and shooting of the film, to the post production work and to the release of the film. She also talks about the Music and her favorite song in the film. Catch this film maker talking her heart out!
Director of one of the most controversial films of the year titled ‘Bejawada’ Vivek Krishna speaks about the film and all those aspects behind the Camera, catering to ‘Bejawada’ that is scheduled for a release on 1st December that is today. well, there is some more time to let you guys know the review of the film, that is all set to screen in the theaters with huge opening collections. As of now, let’s know the experience of Vivek Krishna, who is debuting as a director with ‘Bejawada’; Journey of ‘Bejawada’ from ‘BejawadaRowdylu’ This 1 year long Journey has been full of experiences. Some that could be cherished throughout the life and some that have come across the learning experience. Right from RGV has announced the title, to the first song of the film being put on net to the film started and till the shooting being completed and even on the release date today, there were lot of controversies. Initially, there was a problem that we faced while shooting in Vijayawada, even though major of the people supported us, a mess created by certain set of people, after that these guys had a problem with the title that they started taking personally and went to the extent of legal proceedings to change the title from ‘BejawadaRowdylu’ to ‘Bejawada’. Well, this was most hurting. And even today, many are of the opinion that the film is based on the ‘Rowdysm’ that was much prevailing in Vijayawada that too in 60’s. we tried explaining one and all many times that ‘Bejawada’ is just a story of a guy who has that instinct of fighting against the wrong. ‘Bejawada’ is a story of a guy, who is a good lover, brother, son and a personality who cannot with stand the wrong that could happen to him or to anyone in front of him. It is a story of a common guy with lots of guts in him. It is not like any other story that is based on large amount of ‘faction’ or ‘Rowdysm’. Also, there are many catchy one liners and particularly the dialogues of the film will also be a highlight. You will agree with me once you see the film. As a debut director, I am more than happy making a debut with a film like ‘Bejawada’. Now, this film has to decide my existence in the film Industry or a way back to Kakinada (laughs)… RGV’s involvement in the direction Oh! Even I asked him n number of times to give his suggestions and involve in the direction, but he chose to be a producer for this project. It is not just this, right when I went to him with the story of ‘Bejawada’ he liked the concept, confirmed I am doing a film under his banner and went to Bombay. He is not just a successful director but understands the taking and style of another director as well. Another producer of the film, Kiran also has been a very good friend of mine from 13 years. When I and kiran used to meet, we used to discuss how our kind of a film would be. And in ‘Bejawada’ you can see the same. Choosing Naga Chaitanya for the role Initially, many opposed the idea of casting Naga Chaitanya for such a powerful role, the reason being, this is the 5th film of him and past films apart from ‘Dhada’ have been a romantic entertainers. But, somehow there was always a instinct me that told me only Naga Chaitanya could do the justice for this role. On top of this, even Chaitu is looking for a action packed yet family entertainer to work with. It did not take much of a time to make Chaitu agree to do the film. Here I have to make one thing clear. Many are comparing the role of Chaitu with that of his father, ‘King’ Nagarjuna’s role in RGV’s directorial ‘Shiva’. In ‘Shiva’ Nag played a role of a College going guy who becomes tough and fights against the evils in a due course of time. In ‘Bejawada’ Chaitu plays a guy who has an instinct of fighting against the bad right from the first frame of the film. I only say people to come to the theater to watch the film, without any expectations or comparisons. We bet the audience would enjoy watching ‘Bejawada’. I would like to mention a incident over here. We were shooting an action sequence; Naga Chaitanya was supposed to break a glass. He was so very involved in the sequence that with all the force he had broken the glass; the glass broke into pieces and his hand got cut. But, till the time I Okayed the shot, he did not even let us sense he was injured. Chaitu had a deep cut in his palm and we immediately have taken him to the Hospital. Then I have felt, without a dedication towards work no family would sustain from past 70 years in the industry and that too in each generation giving a super star to Telugu cinema. About Amala Paul I have seen a Tamil film of Amala that made me to take a decision of personally meeting her. I went to the shooting location at Coimbatore and was surprised to see her who is very different from the film I have seen. And in ‘Bejawada’ you would see a different Amala Paul who would be more beautiful, natural in her performance and most important unlike many heroines today, Amala will have a lot to do in the film, not less than the hero and the other roles played by veteran Actors like Prabhu, Kota SrinivasRao, ‘Subhaleka’ Sudhakar, Ajay and others in the film. Other aspects of the film The Camera work is the highlight of the film. We have shot certain sequences in Digital Camera and some other sequences in the regular film Camera, based on the importance of the sequences. But, the audience cannot see any difference and find out the same while watching the film. Another asset of the film is the back ground score and the Music that caters to all jorners of the audience. There are close to Six music directors who have worked on the Music and RR of the film. I must agree that I have only done 50 percent of my job in shaping up the film, the remaining 50 percent was done by the Music directors and stunt masters of the film. We have catered each type of stunt to each master, and even this makes the film to move ahead. In short, ‘Bejawada’ is a complete team work. About 2012 resolution Well, 2011 of my year has been filled with ‘Bejawada’, and 2012 will be based on how people would receive this film. As of now, just waiting to receive the first response of the film. Andhrawishesh team wishes all the very best to director Vivek Krishna and aims ‘Bejawada’ should be a success, after all there is a lot of hard work and dedication involved in making this flick!