The close bond between the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and Telugu cinema will continue to thrive as politics and films are integral parts of the 'Nandamuri' and 'Nara' families, said Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Friday.
Addressing a gathering at the audio release function of Nara Rohit-starrer Raja Cheyyi Vesthe in the city, Mr. Naidu recalled how the yesteryear matinee idol Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao made a grand entry in politics and founded the TDP. Raja Cheyyi Vesthe is directed by debutante Pradeep and produced by Sai Korrapati under Varahi Chalana Chitram banner. Nara Rohit, who made a debut in Telugu film Baanam , is in the lead role while Isha Talwar is playing his lady love in the movie.
Temporary capital works:- Amidst loud applause, he reminded the audience that the late NTR was the native of Krishna District. “Today is an auspicious and historical day," he said informing that in the morning when he went to supervise the temporary capital works in progress, he was shown a stupa which had an over 755-year-old statue of Rani Rudramma Devi. The inscription indicated that she was coronated on her birthday. “Amaravati has a glorious past and my efforts are aimed at making it one of the top 10 cities in the world and the best place in India," he said as the claps grew louder.
Message-oriented films:- Mr. Naidu said that he was sure the film would be successful since it had the blessings of both, him and Balayya. He said that cinema was meant for entertainment and directors should work on message-oriented films. Claiming that Andhra Pradesh had beautiful scenic spots like Araku Valley in Visakhapatnam, he appealed to the people from film industry to come to the State and assured them of all support.
Actor-turned-politician N. Balakrishna said that the occasion was more like a joint celebration by the Nandamuri and Nara families. If the film hero Rohit was from 'Nara' family, Nandamuri Taraka Ratna is playing the bad guy in the film. Producer Sai Korrapati, film heroine Isha Talwar and others associated with the film were present.