Big Pictures – a company of Reliance ADAG (Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group) – is entering in Telugu film industry now. They have recently signed up with Mohan Babu’s Sri Lakshmi Prasanna Pictures to co-produce two films. The first film is YVS Chowdary directed romantic action thriller Saleem starring Vishnu and Ileana.
Saleem is astory revolving around Puja (Ileana) an NRI who falls in love with a local boy Vishnu. The real story unfolds when Mohan (Mohan Babu) enters their lives.
Sri Lakshmi Pranna pictures arranged a press meet to announce this news at Ramoji Film City today. It is attended by Mohan Babu, YVS Chowdary, Vishnu, Ileana, Napoleon, Tanikella Bharani, MS Narayana, Ali, Jaya Prakash Reddy, Hema, Pragati etc. Mahesh (chief operating officer) and Mutturaman (vice president) were also present from Big Pictures.
Song in 30 lacs worth set – Mohan Babu
Speaking on the occasion Mohan Babu said, “Our banner Sri Lakshmi Prasanna Pictures produced 50 films so far. It is a welcome sign that corporate companies are entering into film production. Big Pictures will be co-producing Saleem film with us. We also inked an agreement to co-produce another film. Currently we are shooting a song scheduled for 8 days in a set built by spending 30 lacs.”
Saleem is our first venture in Telugu – Big Pictures COO Mahesh
Big Pictures COO Mahesh said, “It is a privilege for Big Pictures to enter agreement with Sri Lakshmi Prasanna pictures that completed 25 years of production and produced over 50 films. We respect the Telugu film industry as it is the second biggest film industry in India after bollywood with a market around 2000 crores. YVS Chowdary has an impeccable record as a director with 90% success rate. Vishnu is the future star of Telugu cinema with a success of Dhee behind him. We are looking forward to work with the top-notch talent. Currently Big Pictures is producing films in 9 languages. Saleem is our first venture in Telugu.”
Ileana said, “I had a fabulous time shooting for the film. I am very much comfortable working with Mahesh Babu. It is a privilege to work with Vishnu.”
Saleem is like L3 + Devdas …. YVS Chowdary
YVS Chowdary, “I am feeling happy to be associated with Big Pictures. We are having so many artists in a film after my L3 film. Saleem film will be like the love story of Devdas taken with the ambiance of L3 film.”