days celebrations of Nagarjuna's latest blockbuster 'Santosham'
were held at Rock Gardens in Shilpa Ramam, Hyderabad on 10th December
2002. The venue sports a special environment with natural rocks
as backdrop. Colorful lighting and cascading waterfalls add special
glamour to the rocks. Most of the film Industry people attended
the function. Chiranjeevi was invited as the special guest. Other
heroes who attended the function other than Nagarjuna are Jr.
NTR and Ravi Teja. Jr. NTR, Chiranjeevi, Dasari, B Gopal, Arti
Agarwal and EVV Satya Narayana give away shields. AVS compared
the event. Shriya and Prabhudeva were also attended the function
along with the other cast and crewmembers.
told that he liked Santosham film a lot and he requested the filmmakers
to make such a healthy and entertaining films. He congratulated
debutant director Dasarath on this occasion.
NTR referred to Nagarjuna as 'babai' and said that he sincerely
liked Santosham a lot. He also said that he want to know how Nagarjuna
is maintaining such a good figure. He wished that he could shed
on this occasion, Chiranjeevi told that he once asked Allu Arvind
why he was making very few films as other producers were churning
out 4-5 films at a time (when Chiranjeevi stayed in Chennai).
Then Allu Arvind replied to Chiranjeevi that if you travel by
car from Chennai to Bangalore, you could travel either in 2 hours
or in 6 hours. If you travel in 2 hours, there are more chances
of risking your life and when you travel in 6 hours, there are
minimum chances of risk. Likewise, when we produce films, lots
of people are dependent on us and we cant afford to churn out
movies at a fast pace and maintain the quality at the same time.
After giving this explanation, Allu Arvind is said to have mentioned
that there are only few producers who follow this careful method
of moviemaking and quoted KL Narayana as an example. Chiranjeevi
said that KL Narayana is also a credible builder in the city and
he carries lot of goodwill.
said that he likes Nagarjuna as human being. Chiranjeevi mentioned
that Nagarjuna is a mitha bhashi (speaks less) and whatever
less he speaks, Nagarjuna makes sure that he speaks sense and
good logic. Chiranjeevi quoted an incident by saying that he read
an article (When Chiranjeevi was in Waranasi on 1st of January
2002) in which Nagarjuna mentioned some good words about Chiranjeevi
and Chiranjeevi was deeply touched by that gesture. Chiranjeevi
immediately wrote a letter to Nagarjuna by thanking him. Then
Nagarjuna is said to have replied saying that don't work too hard
and take some rest. Chiranjeevi used this occasion to reveal this
incident happened between them.
said that he also called up Nagarjuna and complimented him that
he was looking very handsome in Santosham. Then Nagarjuna showed
humbleness by quoting that the credit goes to S Gopal Reddy for
enhancing the glamour on screen with the camera. Chiranjeevi reiterated
that he and Nagarjuna are very good friends. And all the present
generation heroes in film industry are maintaining very good relationships.
He urged other heroes not to entertain any third person's attempts
to create rifts between the stars.
became more alarmed when he was asked to speak. He thanked Chiranjeevi
for the compliments and said that Chiranjeevi's words increased
his responsibility. Nagarjuna said that the film is hit because
of team work. He said that Dasarath narrated him Santosham story
when Nagarjuna was in a state of confusion amidst the films that
were not doing well. He also said that he prefer the character
that suits his age. He thanked Durga Arts banner for giving him
a good hit when he needed it the most. He said he would be grateful
to the banner of Durga Arts.