Pre-release event of Manjula Ghattamaneni’s directorial venture ‘Manasuku Nachindi’ was held in a grand level at Annapurna Studios in Hyderabad on February 14. Super Star Mahesh Babu graced the event as chief guest. Hero Sundeep Kishan, heroine Amyra Dastur, director Manjula Ghattamaneni, producers P Kiran, Sanjay Swaroop and Manjula’s daughter, who played crucial role in the film, Jhanavi Swaroop and some others have attended the event.
Superstar Mahesh Babu, who graced the event as chief guest, said, “I never expected that Manjula will direct a film. During holidays, I observed that she is writing something and I thought that it could be a poetry or something. I didn’t expect that she is penning the script. I was shocked and the same time felt proud when she said she is going to direct a film. I have given my voiceover to this film. ‘Manasuku Nachindi’ visuals are very impressive. Kiran garu’s support and guidance stood as big plus to the film. I wish and hope the film will become big success. I will definitely work with Manjula in future.”
Addressing the gathering, director Manjula said, “Right from penning the script till completing the entire filming of ‘Manasuku Nachindi’, it’s a natural process. I am sure the film will make my brother Mahesh Babu and father Krishna garu feel proud. When I asked Mahesh for the voiceover, he immediately accepted. When I asked to tell the dialogues in two to three variations, he would say ‘Rope in some other guy.’ At one instance, when Mahesh’s son Gautham asked him when he is going to work under Manjula aunt’s direction, he chuckled and said, ‘It would be my last film.’ Ravi Yadav’s cinematography will stand out as big asset to the film. Songs composed by Dinesh Master will be very special. Sundeep has given excellent performance. Amyra looks more beautiful than any other heroine in the tight close shots. Without Kiran garu’s support, we couldn’t have churned out such a beautiful output. I will be indebted to him forever for his support.”
Hero Sundeep Kishan shared, “I used to leave everyone in splits with pranks on sets. I consider myself lucky that I got the opportunity to work under Manjula garu’s direction and that too for her debut film. I am very glad that Mahesh Babu garu has graced the function of ‘Mansuku Nachindi’ and wishes us all the success.”
“I am very happy that I have celebrated this Valentine’s Day with Superstar Mahesh Babu. Working with Manjula garu is a wonderful experience. She has taken due care in every aspect. Sundeep is a nice co-star. He has given lot of support to me,” said heroine Amyra Dastur.
Jhanavi Swaroop, who played key role in the film, said, “At home, my dad directs everything. It feels different that my mother is directing on sets. What I dislike in the shooting is my mom didn’t allow me even once to put my favourite makeup. She used to explain each and every scene clearly.”
Producer P kiran said, “Not one will believe that ‘Manasuku Nachindi’ is Manjula’s debut film. She has carved out the film in that rage as an experienced director. I am very happy that Mahesh Babu garu has graced the event. His wishes has boosted out confidence levels. The film is coming to audience on February 16. We wish and hope that the film will impress everyone.”
Manjula Ghattamaneni, who carved a special image for herself as an actress and producer, is making his debut as director through ‘Manasuku Nachindi’. Sajay Swaroop and P Kiran are jointly producing the film under Anandi Art Creations and Indira Productions banners. Sundeep Kishan and Bollywood actress Amyra Dastur are the lead pair.