I hear this Idlebrain name it sounds very catchy & funny. Bhale
.This is the compliment
given by none other than
..Ever charming Hero NAGARJUNA.
receiving the Idlebrain team (myself + Jeevi) on 15th Fabruary 2002,
he made the above comment. Medchal
It's a 30km
ride from the Hyderabad city, where Nag is busy with hectic schedule
of SANTHOSHAM shooting in Satyam Enclave.
is cool and things are moving fast pace at the spot. We received
a warm welcome from the SANTHOSHAM team. Nag is preparing for the
shot. He walked to us after the shot is completed as if he knows
us for a long time. Till that time we are reeling under a tension
as it is our first meet with Nagarjuna. At the very first moment
he made us feel comfortable. He asked about the Idlebrain site and
poured the compliments on hearing about the number of visitors that
the site is receiving on an average. "It's Great!" that
was the compliment he made about the Idlebrain. Jeevi deserved for
Nag went through my open letter (printed version), which was hosted
in Idlebrain. Now discussion is on my open letter. Below given lines
in my open letter caught his attention "I feel you are carrying
away with the saying "Success is the Friend and Failure is
the Foe". He stopped there and gazed at me asking: " How
can you justify this?"
..I won't accept this.
As human being I am very successful. I never treated the Failure
as Foe. If I would have done like that he would have left the field
with these failures long back. I receive both Success and Failures
with same arms. This is the third time I am going though the lean
patch (all time low) of my career graph. It happened twice in the
past and this is the third time. And every time I was back with
a Stupendous Success. This time too I will be back with much bigger
Success ever seen in my career"
while Director Dasarath called Nag for the shot. He left into action.
Within 15 minutes shot was made O.K. and he was back again with
us and continued the discussion. Then He started analyzing last
15 years of his career.
explained about the enormous efforts, homework they put in movie
making. For Outsiders it may appear like a Bed of Roses but for
Insiders it is a Bed of Thorns. Then any one may question that if
it is that much difficult to live then it is better to leave. Exactly
for which his answer is Passion. For him fame & money are not
important, it is the passion and satisfaction that drives him to
this profession. Even though he is passionate towards a profession,
today he is feeling monotony doing same thing since 15 years. As
per him, one must posses the quality of Endurance to overcome this
factor, like ANR, Amitabh, Rajanikanth and Chiranjeevi, which he
may, lacks. As a Hero, the amount of efforts he put in Pre-Production,
co-coordinating various departments on the sets, Post-Production
activities are enormous. Even though things go out of his control
for the reasons, which he can't control unless it is his Home production.
He feels bad about the unnecessary hype created by media, because
of which Expectations of audience are rising to peaks without any
idea about the ground reality.
Director called Nag for the shot, he made the shot OK within 15
minutes and was back again with us. This time he told about his
- Agni Varsh
(Hindi), which is releasing all over the world in the month of
March and it is going to be screened at Canes Film festival. His
role is of 30 minutes duration. He is acting with other stalwarts
like Amitabh, Jackie and Raveena.
- L.O.C (Hindi)
is going great guns and inspiring him to think about periodical
Studio's Manmadhudu script work is almost finalized.
is going to be completed by the mid of April and is due for release
on 9th May 2002.
Later we had
a photo session. After meeting Nagarjuna in person, my impression
is that Nag is a Real Hero On-the-Screen and Off-the-Screen. Nag
is a Hero with down to earth attitude, having no ego and hypocrisy.
Word is sharper than a Sword proved correct with my open letter
to Idlebrain. Friends, be constructive in criticizing, suggesting
your Heroes. Sure you too can win the chance of meeting your Favorite
Star through Idlebrain. I am very much thankful to Mr.Chalasani
Ramesh and Jeevi who made it possible. On the web and off the web
Jeevi is a Real Friend for Idlebrain lovers.
(we would like to thank Ramesh Chalasani garu for the help provided)
Raju's Open letter to Nagarjuna