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Thursday, July 5, 2007

More about Sankar Dada Zindabad

Heroes Venkatesh and Pawan Kalyan released the audio cassette and CD of Shankar Dada Zindabad today at Shilpakalavedika, Hitech City, Hyderabad. The event was attended by a big gathering of fans, invitees from the Telugu film industry; and cast and crew of the film unit. Aditya Music is marketing the Music. Devi Sri Prasad, music director of the SDZ, remained the centre of attraction, receiving immense appreciation from megastar Chiranjeevi.

The function was slated to start at 6:30 PM, but it all started a bit late. Shilpa Chakravarthy anchored the event. Of the seven songs, each of them was formally released by a noted personality among the gathering – with shouting the “Mantra” (as called by the anchor) – Shankar Dada Zindabad – Hoo.. Haa, Hoo.. Haa.

Allu Arjun, Karishma Kotak, Mamta Mohandas, Paruchuri Venkateswara Rao, Ashwini Dutt, K. Raghavendra Rao, Prabhu Deva, Venu Madhav, K.L Narayana, MS Raju, Devivara Prasad, Srikanth (who plays ATM) and Allu Arvind did the job of number launchers. Guests included ML Kumar Chowdary, Jeevi, Ashok Kumar, Trivikram Srinivas, B.Gopal, SJ Surya.

Highlight of the event remained dance performance by Prabhu Deva, Devi Sri Prasad and Mamta Mohandas to the tunes of SDZ audio. On this occasion, Venkatesh and Pawan Kalyan felicitated the blood donors associated with Chiranjeevi Eye and Blood Bank.

Pawan Kalyan said that he played a very short but memorable role in the film. “My dream of acting with Annayya came true after a wait of 18 years. You (fans) will see me as your model. This sequel will be even bigger hit than the first one (Shankardada MBBS)”, he added.

Venkatesh said: The audio will win double Vijayam. You are going to make the film a big hit. I feel happy to be a part of the celebration.

Srikanth said: The movie has all the elements of entertainment. Prabhu Deva took care to stuff it with comedy, sentiment and good songs.

Allu Arjun said: The song Good Morning Hyderabad will also mean Good Morning Andhra Pradesh.

Devi Sri Prasad (gasping – emerging fresh from stage performance) said: My liking for Megastar started with Gang Leader. I turned a mega fan of him. I was very passionate about Chikubuku Chikubuku Railey song. Today, I got to work with both of them. This film increased my love for Gandhism and I felt like watching Gandhi film once again. My special thanks to VN Aditya for a crucial introduction of a line in a lyric (meaning how love can make an illiterate a literate) and to sound engineer for his special attention for quality.

When it was Chiranjeevi's turn to talk, it led to a big hubbub with shouts of “Hoo.. Ha”. Chiranjeevi termed the phrase as the “Taraka Mantra of his fans”. “Wherever I go, I am welcomed with that Mantra. This supplies great energy to me. I am indebted to you all”. Chiranjeevi showered maximum praise on Devi Sri Prasad for his fantastic music. At this point Devi was seen coming to his idol and touching his feet. “All the songs are equally good in the album”, Chiru said.

On Pawan Kalyan: Pawan Kalyan came to the sets of the film. When he was asked to clear himself from the sets, he vied for a small role with me. It was given to him. Pawan’s happiness is limitless. It was more than the success of Toliprema. Pawan's role in this film is sweet. It will be like a good sweet after a full meals.

On Allu Arjun: Allu Arjun grew up with lot of discipline. I am amazed to see his dances. His performance made me feel … Yes. Mana Vaarasudu. When there was heavy shouting from the galleries – Chirutha.. Chirutha, Chiranjeevi responded “Sandarbam vacchinappudu thappakunda vasthadu. Idhi Naa Function.”

On Venkatesh: 'At a time when heroes were shy of attending audio functions of other heroes, Venkatesh is an eye-opener. His selfless nature makes him a role model for all. His presence here brings in a healthy tradition in Telugu film industry'. On this occasion, he hugged Venkatesh.

On Karishma Kotak: This girl is all fresh with fresh looks. Her performance adds a new flavor to the film.

On Mamta Mohandass: Mamta Mohandass is a beauty and beautiful voice personified. She is a very good singer. Her qualities make her a very rare combination. I look forward to act with her in my forthcoming movies also.

On GFC (the Producers): I am thankful to my producers. They went ahead with purchasing the Hindi rights at an abnormal price. They believed that we (me and my fans) will create wonder with that film. Their efforts will never go waste.

On Paruchuri Brothers: If I want to say about myself, it is like telling about Paruchuri Brothers. They shed their usual ferocious dialogues and took up soft pen for the sake of Mahatma Gandhi.

On Piracy: Finally, Chiranjeevi, appealed to the audience to buy only the original Cassettes and CDs. Some of the students are burning the CDs and supplying them to their near and dear. It will create guilt among them. Those who promote piracy are parasites.

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