The muhurat of Mahesh Babu's latest film 'Arjun' was held
at Padmalaya studios today morning with a great fanfare.
Superstar Krishna was the main attraction of the muhurat
along with his grand son Jaya Krishna. Superstar Krishna
clapped on photos of Gods. G Adi Sesha Giri Rao switched
on camera and K Raghavendra Rao directed the first shot.
- new golden chapter in the history of Telugu cinema
Speaking to the press, Superstar Krishna said that he was
thrilled when Guna Sekhar narrated the story to him. He
said that this film is going to be thrilling experience
for the audiences right from the titles card to subham card.
This film would remain as the one of the best films by Mahesh
Babu in his film. The film has all emotions that satisfies
all kinds of audiences. Krishna also said that this film
Arjun would create new golden chapter in the annals of Telugu
cinema. Krishna said that the art director Thota Tharani
is erecting a Madhura Meenakshi set worth 3 crores - a costliest
set ever made in entire South India - at Padmalaya gardens
in Gandipet. 30% of the film would be shot in this set.
The shooting would start from today and would continue till
the shooting is completed. Mani Sharma has completed recording
2 songs for this film so far. The technical team of Okkadu
is being repeated for this film except for art and lyrics.
has also said that 70% of Mahesh Babu's Naani is completed
and this film would be ready for the release for Dussera
for Summer 2004 release
Mahesh Babu said that he listened to the storyline of Arjun
when Okkadu shooting was going on. He said that he liked
the story and everybody who listen to that story also liked
it immensely. This film would have Mudhurai city backdrop.
The story starts in Hyderabad and shifts to Madhurai for
10 days. Mahesh Babu said that this film would be ready
for the release by summer 2004.
gave me confidence
Director Guna Sekhar said that Mahesh is the most apt and
suitable actor to play the Arjun character. He clarified
that though this film has the backdrop of Madhura Meenakshi
temple, it does not have any religious and communal colors
attached to it. He said that convincing heroes with single
thread stories like Okkadu and Arjun is very difficult.
But it was Mahesh Babu who gave him enormous confidence
by trusting his instincts and directorial capabilities.
He also said that they are not making Arjun to cash the
combination craze created due to the stupendous success
expensive film ever made in Telugu
Speaking on this occasion, producer G Ramesh Babu said that
this film would have heavy sets and extraordinary technical
values. He also said that this film would be the most expensive
film ever made in Telugu silver screen.
Heroine Keerthy Reddy is playing sister to hero Mahesh
Babu in this film. She has also attended the muhurat function.
She is the cynosure of all eyes.
2. The fans of Superstar Krishna garlanded Jaya Krishna
(son of G Ramesh Babu and grandson of Krishna), who made
his acting debut in Nijam film.
3. Mahesh had a lighter vein fun with K Raghavendra Rao
and Aswini Dutt (probably something to do with Bobby film).
Note: Watch out for more photos
on 19th July
here for more functions.