of Manoj's latest film Sri was launched by Dasari
at a function arranged in Annapurna studios on the
evening of 14th November. The celebrities who made
it to the function include Mohan Babu, Srihari, Vishnu,
Manoj, Srikanth, Paruchuri brothers, B Gopal, Seenu
Vytla, Suresh Krishna, Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad,
Tamanna, Anushka, Sunil, Rajesh and Raju Harwani.
the introductory speech, Paruchuri Gopala Krishna
said that Vishnu and Manoj are two gifts given to
Telugu film industry by Mohan Babu.
Lakshmi Prasad said, "Mohan Babu is the only
actor who could speak Telugu in a pristine style after
NTR in the Telugu film industry. His sons - Vishnu
and Manoj - inherited his discipline from him."
Tamanna said, "I would like to thank the
producer Mohan Babu first as I learnt a lot from him.
Director Dasaradh instilled confidence in me. Manoj
is a great co-star to work with. I am in love with
Hyderabad city and it is too beautiful out here."
Srihari said, "Mohan Babu is like my own
brother. I used to take Vishnu and Manoj out and buy
them crackers every year during Diwali. These boys
were so naughty that they used to fire all crackers
by the time we reach home. Manoj is a firebrand actor.
They should feel lucky to have a father like Mohan
said, "Manoj is a fun guy to work with. He is
very friendly with everybody. During the stunts shoot
of the film, Vishnu used to come to sets and give
guidance to Manoj."
is permanent in this world - Mohan Babu
Mohan Babu said, "Gopi has given story for this
film. However hard we work, it is the story that makes
wonders for any film. In 1990's NTR used to tell me
that he wanted to act in one last hit film before
retiring. That is why Major Chandrakanth film was
made on my home banner. People commented that I was
No. 1 after Pedda Rayudu's release. I did not bother
to take that appreciation to heart. Everybody knows
what happened later on! I know that nothing is permanent
in this world. We give our best shot and leave everything
to the God. I predicted that my film Political Rowdy
would become a hit, but it failed at box office. Dasaradh
is a promising director. I am sure Sri film would
bring box office success."
Babu is Self-made and talented man - Dasari
Dasari said, "I would like to congratulate Yarlagadda
Lakshmi Prasad first for getting appointed as Chairman
of AP Hindi Academy. Sri is the 44th film on Sri Lakshmi
Prasanna Pictures banner. Mohan Babu acted in hundreds
of films in his career spanning more than 3 decades.
He has seen both successes and failures. Whenever
he was down, Mohan Babu produced films on his home
banner and made them hits. It is the talent and self
confidence of Mohan Babu that made him what he is
today. However, he should not get disappointed over
results of the films. Even stars like NTR and ANR
had rough patches in their careers with continuous
flops and they emerged victories at the end of the
directors who cant attend audio launches should be
banned - Dasari
Dasari also said, "I don't see the music director
of this film (Sandeep Chowta) present at the function
now. I suggest that we should ban these non-Telugu
music directors who don't care to attend audio functions
from the film industry. We should also stop importing
actors and technicians from Bollywood. Andhra Pradesh
had the history of giving heroines like Waheeda Rehman,
Shabana Azmi, Sridevi, Jaya Prada and Rekha to Bollywood.
I sincerely request the upcoming directors to go to
stage theaters and pick up artists from there. I introduced
Jaya Prakash Reddy in my film after I spotted in a
stage play. Stage actor like Jeeva was also interviewed
for Mohan Babu's role in Swargam Narakam."
Dasari added, "Mohan Babu stopped promoting himself
in order to promote his sons and their films. I wish
Sri film a big success."
anchored the event and Supreme audio bought the music
rights of the film.
On the sets