A press meet was held by the unit of 'Belly Full of
Dreams' at Media Center in Prasads Multiplex. Producer
RaNa Daggubati, director Prakash Kovelamudi, writer
JK Bharavi, child actors Sai Kumar and Siva Kumar
were present at the occasion. Ramesh Prasad was invited
as the chief guest. Senior journalist Prabhu (President
of Media Committee for ICFF) anchored the event.
like RaNa and Prakash would get professionalism in
the industry - Ramesh Prasad
Ramesh Prasad (man behind Prasad Labs and Prasads
Multiplex) said, "My father LV Prasad and Prakash
Kovelamudi's grandfather K Prakasa Rao were contemporaries.
Both of them worked together for the film Drohi. It's
nice to see Prakash Kovelamudi venturing into film
direction. He also got nice infrastructure and good
background in film industry. I wish him a long and
successful innings as film director. I am also closely
associated with RaNa's grandfather Dr. Rama Naidu.
His father Suresh Babu involves himself in each and
every aspect of filmmaking. I can see professional
approach in these two youngsters. Youngsters like
these get new professional approach in film industry.
There are certain films that are doing extremely well
in multiplexes. Hanuman is the latest film that's
doing well in multiplexes across India. Doing children's
film is very difficult as it needs lots of patience
and understanding. I congratulate the entire unit
of Belly Full of Dreams for making such a good film."
my films are going to be honest films - Prakash Kovelamudi
Director Prakash Kovelamudi said, "With the guidance
of people in Telugu film industry, we could able to
do such a nice film. This film would be released soon
in Telugu as 'Bommalata'. We tried to do some message
oriented film that shows how difficult it is for an
underprivileged child to attend school. We have also
shown how the entire world conspires to help you when
you follow your dream. We used the backdrop of puppetry
to give the outside perspective. I do not have any
criteria in making films. I would be doing both commercial
and different films provided I like the subject. All
my films are going o be honest film. My experience
of acting in two films helped in understanding the
technique of story telling. The story given by JK
Bharavi drove me to make my debut as film director."
is the most emotional project in my life - RaNa Daggubati
Producer RaNa Daggubati said, "I would like to
thank K Raghavendra Rao, D Rama Naidu and the entire
team of Belly Full of Dreams. This is the most emotional
project in my life. This picture came out really perfect.
The kids in this film delivered fantastic work. It
took 40 days to shoot this film and two months for
postproduction. It cost us around 1.3 crores to make
kids have amazing abilities - JK Bharavi
Writer JK Bharavi said, "This idea formed 18
years back when my nephew Krishna asked me what problem
a rag picker needs to face when he wants to attend
school. We did lots of research on this subject. I
talked to lots of street children. It is devastating
to see street kids getting addicted to pan parag,
cigarettes and ink remover (whitener). At the same
time, these street kids have amazing IQ, lots of guts
and tremendous intelligence. When I narrated this
story to K Raghavendra Rao, he got so emotional that
he cried. I would do lot many subjects for children's
films in the future."
actor Sai Kumar said that this film teaches
the street kids how to go to school. His aim in life
is to study well and become a film actor.
child actor Siva Kumar said that BFD is a great
subject. He is studying his 8th standard at Chinmaya
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