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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Bangalore Mirror Special Article ‘Pawan is like an addiction’

‘Pawan is like an addiction’

Teen Maar will be Telugu actor’s first release after the debacle of Puli last year

Pawan Kalyan’s Teen Maar audio has been launched at Shilpa Kala Vedika in Hyderabad. The film is a remake of Bollywood hit, Love Aaj Kal.
“Pawan Kalyan is like an addiction. Once you meet him, it’s hard to stay away from him. I can’t sleep without talking to him every day and I promise that I would be with him throughout my life,” Ganesh Babu, the producer, said, thanking Pawan and the crew for wrapping up the film in just six months.
Later, Pawan spoke about the film in detail. “I really liked Love Aaj Kal and called up Ganesh to produce the Telugu remake and picked Jayant to direct the film. I wanted to work with Jayant after my second film.
However, it took me 10 years to make the dream come true. And I had to convince Trivikram Srinivas, at ‘gunpoint’, to write the script for the film,” Pawan said, adding, “On this occasion, I would like to reveal that it was actually Allu Aravind’s mother who wanted me to be an actor when I was in my Class VI. I will always be thankful to her, my parents and my sister-in-law who all had a big influence on me.”
Pawan will be seen in two different roles as Arjun Palvai (who appears in the flashback episode) and Micheal. The film has been shot in Hyderabad, Varanasi, Mysore, South Africa, New Zealand and the US.
Trisha will reprise Deepika Padukone’s role and Kriti Kharbanda will be seen in the flashback episode, a role which was originally portrayed by Giselle Monterio. Dana plays Pawan Kalyan’s girlfriend. Among the crew, the only prominent person who stayed away from the event was Srinivas, who wrote the script.
Allu Arvind, Naga Babu, Botsa Satyanarayana, Jhansi, Shyam Prasad Reddy, K S Rama Rao, Gemini Kiran, Krishna Prasad and BVSN Prasad graced the occasion.
None of the actors from Chiranjeevi’s family were seen, leaving many surprised. Suma and Ali anchored the show and the latter had the audience in splits throughout the show.
A scintillating performance by percussionist Shivamani enthralled the audience, who gave a standing ovation in the end.
The title of the film has already landed in a controversy. A cultural organisation named ‘Teen Maar’ has given the whole issue a political twist. The outfit’s founder and popular singer Warangal Ravi said, “Teen Maar symbolises the Telangana music and folk arts.” Ravi added, “It is unfortunate that the producers have used the Telangana symbol to make money. We won’t allow them to use the title at all and they will have to face serious repercussions if the title remains.”




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