Shakti Audio Release
The audio of NTR-Ileana starrer ‘Shakti’ has released this evening (February 27) at Hitex in Madhapur, Hyderabad. The film is being directed by Meher Ramesh and produced by Ashwini Dutt under Vyjayanti Movies banner. C Dharma Raju is the presenter.
The audio CDs were released by NTR and the first copy of it was received by music director Mani Sharma. Bollywood actor Jackie Shroff unveiled the poster. Later NTR, Ileana and Manju Bhargavi performed live dances on the stage.
Other prominent guests include C Ashwini Dutt, Meher Ramesh, Ileana, Sonu Sood, Sameer Reddy, Prabhu, Boyapati Seenu, Vamsi Paidipalli, BVSN Prasad, KS Rama Rao, Aditya Music’s Dayanand, Manju Bhargavi, Manjari, etc.
Addressing the gathering NTR said, “For the first I danced on stage only to entertain my fans. The specialty about this audio function is that I wanted to make my fans as guests of this audio function. Hence I danced on the stage. I wish to have the blessings of my grandfather who is watching from heaven. I am continuing in the film industry with all your blessings and my parents blessings. We are working very hard to do this film ‘Shakti’. This is going to be first of its kind in Telugu cinema. Meher Ramesh narrated this story to me at Malaysia. The film turned out to be very powerful. My combination with Mani Sharma started with ‘Aadi’. After Ilayaraja, it’s only Keeravani and Mani Sharma who are ruling the Telugu industry. I hope this film will give a very good break for Mani Sharma. I thank my entire team on this occasion. I was fat when I paired with Ileana in ‘Rakhi’ but in this film I have slimmed down. Anand Sai’s art work needs a special mention. Ashwini Dutt garu is planning to release this movie on March 30th.”
Producer Ashwini Dutt said, “I’m lucky to produce films with three generations of Nandamuri family. I produced many super hit films in my 30 years film journey. I hope the audience will watch and enjoy this film. We shot this film in prominent places in India and abroad. 500 technicians worked for this film under Meher Ramesh’s direction. The audience will get to see NTR’s vishwa roopam in this film. ‘Shakti’ is a kind of film which the entire family can sit and watch together. Our banner is getting ready to make a film with Balakrishna’s son as well.”
Meher Ramesh said, “I thank everyone who attended the audio function of ‘Shakti’. I’m really lucky to do this film under Ashwini Dutt garu’s banner. I narrated this story to NTR when he met with an accident and he instantly gave his nod. He turned to become a big Shakti for this film to happen. With the advice given by Kodali Nani, I approached Ashwini Dutt with this story. He too gave his nod without any budget or time restrictions. He is the main soul of this film. The movie is sure shot win if he likes the film. Now to talk about music, Mani Sharma rendered fabulous music. Re-recording is just remarkable that made our tears roll down the cheeks. And not to speak of cameraman Sameer Reddy whose work is on par with international standards. Dutt garu also provided me the support of experienced writers Satyanand garu. Lyricists Ramajogayya Sastry and Jonnavittula also did their best jobs. Similarly art director Anand Sai needs a special mention for his extra-ordinary work. Likewise, every technician did fantastic job on their respective departments. One will get to see NTR’s vishwaroopam in the action sequences. The technicians in direction department worked really hard while shooting in Egypt. We shot this film in the locations where no Telugu cinema was filmed. I appreciate Ashwini Dutt garu for making this film in such a wonderful manner. He wanted to show Ileana like Sridevi and took special care on her make-up and character. Big stars like Balu garu, Sonu Sood garu and Manju Bhargavi garu increased the value of this film. NTR will be seen in 5 get-ups. I thank Ashwini Dutt garu’s two daughters Swapna and Priyanka for being the presenters.”
Jackie Shroff said, “My son’s name is tiger and this hero’s name is also young tiger. I saw such big fan following only for super star Rajnikanth and now I’m seeing the NTR fans. NTR is a good dancer and a super star. I offer my best wishes to him.”
Ileana expressed her happiness for doing yet another film with NTR. She said, “NTR is a good friend of mine and a good actor as well. I’m confident that this film would certainly become a big hit.”