Mohan Babu, Vishnu, YVS Chowdary, Ileana, Kaveri Jh, Venkat, Lakshmi Prasanna, Giri Babu, Raghu Babu, Ram Prasad, Chintapally Ramana, BVS Ravi, Chandra Bose and Suchitra Chandra Bose attended from the crew. Music director Sandeep Chowta couldn't make it due to incessant rains in Mumbai.
Vishnu performed on the stage for Kalti song of Saleem. Kaveri Jha performed to 'Poolu Gusa Gusa' (remix of an old Telugu song) on the stage. Mohan Babu and Raghubabu performed a comedy skit.
Dasari launched the audio and gave the first unit to K Raghavendra Rao.
Each of the song is released by a guest. Here are the details.
| song no.
|| released by
|| given to
| song 1
|| Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad
|| Kalyan Ram
| song 2
| song 3
|| M Buddha Prasad
|| Manoj Manchu
| song 4
|| Devineni Nehru
|| SS Rajamouli
| song 5
|| Dr. Vara Prasad
|| VV Vinayak
| song 6
|| Yadav Reddy
|| Lakshmi Prsanna
| song 7
|| Sanjeev Lamba
|| Mamata Mohan das
| song 8
|| Ileana & Kaveri jha
|| Chintapally Ramana, BVS Ravi & Chandrabose
Kalyan Ram said, "YVS is a great fan of NTR and a protege of K Raghvendra Rao. This is like my family audio function and Sri Lakshmi Prasanna Pictures is like my home banner. I attended the 100 days function of Dhee at the same venue. I hope to attend the 100 days function of Saleem as well."
Nitin said, "Vishnu is a good friend of me and I liked the new look of Vishnu in Saleem promos. Vishnu's wife Vinni is the costume designer for Vishnu and there is also one of the reasons why Vishnu is looking so handsome. I am sure that Vishnu will be called as collection king after the release of Saleem."
SS Rajamouli said, "I have seen two of the most passionate people in Telugu film industry. They are Shyam Prasad Reddy and YVS Chowdary. They don't mind pawning their houses while making movies. They risk their lives with cinema. I can never be like them. YVS Chowdary is known for his fine music taste and youth icon Sandeep Chowta is providing music for Saleem. Vishnu is looking great in Saleem. Ileana who was considered as glam doll in the past has turned into fine actress over a period of time. I am sure that Saleem will create records at box office."
VV Vinayak said, "YVS Chowdary is like elder brother to me. He did Saleem with lots of passion. YVS is considered as K Raghavendra Rao of present generation. Vishnu is looking extremely glamorous in Saleem."
Mamata Mohan das said, "Yamadonga was the first film and I had fun in imitating Mohan Babu for my character in the movie. My second film was Krishnarjuna on Sri Lakshmi Prasanna Pictures banner. I have good bonding with Mohan Babu. Vishnu is looking fabulous in Saleem."
Chandrabose sang 'I wanna talk to you' and said, "I am doing single card for Sri Lakshmi Prasanna Pictures banner for the first time. All the lyrics in this album are new as they are trendy and contemporary. I would like to thank YVS for inspiring to come up with good work."
I considered lots of heroes till I found Vishnu for Saleem - YVS Chowdary
YVS Chowdary said, "Saleem movie was launched an year back and got delayed a bit. I love music and I make sure that music in my films is good. Sandeep Chowta is a modern music director whose tunes are trendy and melodious. Saleem has great music. I feel that Chandrabose is one of the finest lyricists of present era after Veturi and Sirivennela. Chandrabose has been penning lyrics for all my songs since Seetayya movie. Sony BGM paid an attractive money for the music rights of Saleem and I am thankful to them. Saleem is basically a love story. But the conflict point of the love story in Saleem is new. It will come as a shock in the interval block. I considered many heroes for Saleem till I saw Vishnu in the slimmed down look and decided that he is Saleem. I told him that Saleem is a high-budgeted movie and it would take a lot of time to make it. He understood it and put up with me. Ileana accepted this movie though she was extremely busy. I find that Ileana is the best actress after Sridevi and Simran who suits both indian and western looks. I approached Mohan Babu to star as hero in my films since I found Bommarillu banner. I asked him 10 times and I couldn't get his dates. I am glad that he is doing a special and vital role in Saleem movie. BVS Ravi and Gopi Mohan did an amazing job in story development and screenplay department. Dialogue writer Chintapalli Ramana helped in editing as well as I trust his judgment on length of scenes. Ram Prasad has done excellent work as cinematographer."
23 crores budget for Saleem - Mohan Babu
Mohan Babu said, "Saleem is the highest budgeted movie on my banner and it cost me around 23 crores to produce Saleem. This is also the first foray of Big Pictures in Telugu. Saleem has superb songs. YVS Chowdary has done excellent work though he overspent. There is a saying 'Success is a public affair and failure is a personal funeral'. I had always maintained that I do work hard and leave the results part to the God."
Saleem audio will be the best audio of 2009 - Vishnu Manchu
Vishnu who keeps remaining silent in presence of his father has spoken at length about Saleem. He said, "My last movie Krishnarjuna was released in February of the last year. I was supposed to do a movie in the direction of Krishna Vamsi after that and it didn't materialize. I asked YVS Chowdary to direct me before Okka Magadu happen. YVS Chowdary called me in May last year and offered me the script. I kept one condition that my father shouldn't act in that movie as I can't match him. His condition was that Mohan Babu should act in the film. YVS Chowdary promised me that he will make sure that I wouldn't be budged by the presence of my father. I believed in it after watching the final rushes of Saleem. People are saying that YVS Chowdary is the reason for the delay. But there are many. Ileana broke her leg and rested for a month. I got married and the shoot got delayed by a month. But I am happy that the final product is excellent. Sandeep Chowta is my favorite music director. I am sure that Saleem audio will be the best audio of year 2009. We planned to do this launch in Vijayawada. It couldn't happen. With god's grace, we plan to do 100 days function in Vijayawada."
No other Telugu film hero produced 50 films - Dasari
Dasari said, "Mohan Babu started Sri Lakshmi Prasanna Pictures banner long back and produced Pratigna as his first movie and it ran for 100 days. He continued making movies on this banner. And no other Telugu hero produced more than 50 films. YVS Chowdary and Mohan Babu form a rare combination. YVS Chowdary is a creative man and perfectionist. Mohan Babu is a disciplinarian and time-keeper. And people of these nature can't work together with harmony. I always feel well-made films will get lots of collections irrespective of budget. My movie Needa was shot in 10 days in Vijayawada under 1 lakh budget and it collected 10 and half lakhs. Osey Ramulamma was made with 3 crores budget and it collected 28 crores. YVS Chowdary has learnt how to show heroine from K Raghavendra Rao and how to how heroism and how to dramatize from me. When Devadas was released I told YVS that it would run for 100 days though it got flop talk in the first week. I am very happy with Vishnu's progress as hero. Saleem is going to instill Vishnu as a hero of bigger range. Mohan Babu was not keen on making Vishnu as hero. I liked Vishnu's dance in Sri Vidya Niketan's function and suggested that Vishnu should become a hero."