Audio of Natasimha Nandamuri Balakrishna’s most prestigious 100th movie ‘Gautamiputra Satakarni’ composed by Chiratan Bhatt, was a grand affair held on December 26, at a huge gathering in Tirupati. Central Minister Venkaiah Naidu, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu, Nandamuri Balakrishna, Hema Malini, Sirivennela Sitarama Sastry, Krish, Nara Rohith, Chiratan Bhatt, Shriya Saran and Boyapati Srinu and some others have graced the event. Renowned producers Anil Sunkara, D Suresh Babu, Krishna Prasad, Sai Korrapati and Ambika Krishna have launched the first song. Balakrishna’s fans Raju, Jagan, Naveen, Sathish, Thilak and Sridhar have revealed the second song. Famous directors A Kodandarami Reddy and B Gopal unveiled the third song. TTD Chairman Chadalawada Krishna Murthy and Tirupati MLA Sugunamma released the fourth song. The fifth song was unveiled by Reliance Developers representatives.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu launched the big CD in the presence of Central Minister Venkaiah Naidu. Nara Chandrababu Naidu garu released the audio CDs by presenting the first CD to Venkaiah Naidu garu. A book named NBK Never Before was launched on the same stage by Hema Malini. Central Minister Venkaiah Naidu launched the NBK Dairy and calendar.
Jagarlamudi Krish said, “Satam means lion. Satavahanas means people who have lion as their vehicle and that means Telugu people. Satakarni won 33 kingdoms and ruled them as single kingdom and therefore people had his flags on their houses. Narasimha Swami is the main god for our Telugu people. That'’ why Balakrishna appeared as the devotee of Narasimha Swami in the films like Simha, Narasimha Reddy and Narasimha Naidu. I put my mother’s name in the title. I didn’t spend even 10 days with my wife after marrying her. I am confident that I have made a wonderful film that will make my wife proud. I have abstracted some information from the inscription of his mother Gautami Malasri. We got a book having 30 pages information about Gautamiputra Satakarni. BN Sastry garu and Viswanatha Satyanarayana garu have given much information about the king. Some of my friends in maharastra told me that it is the story of Maharastra king. I argued with them that he is a Telugu king. My friends said that Veera Shivaji’s mother Jijiya used to tell his son that to be like a great king Gautamiputra Satakarni. He has fame in Kannada even. We have the information in the book named Indica penned by Megasthenes. We don’t have the history which westerners are maintaining. If Gautamiputra Satakari was born in Greek or Roman, they may have delivered hundreds of books, more than 10 movies and at least received 3 Oscars. I believe that Satakarni himself picked Balakrishna to play his powerful role. Balakrishna has just listened the story of Gautamiputra Satakarni in 15 min and given his nod within 14 hours. We went ahead with perfect planning. It's all’ fortunate that Amaravati has become the capital for Andhra Pradesh which was ruled as capital during Satakarni rule. We have made such a wonderful film which will make Telugu people proud. I am thankful to Balayya Babu garu for accepting such a wonderful film. We used to work for nearly 14 to 15 hours daily. ‘Gautamiputra Satakarni’ which depicts Telugu people’s greatness, is coming to audience for this Sankranti.”
Shriya shared, “I am very happy to be working with Balayya garu. He has good hard working nature. I have learned a lot from him. Working with Hema Malini garu is an unforgettable experience. I am thankful to the director Krish, producers Sai Babu and Krish.”
Star of the moment, Nandamuri Balakrishna said, “Gautamiputra Satakarni is the story of Telugu king. Gautamiputra Satakarni has taken Telugu people’s fame to every nook and corner of the world. My father had a dream to play Satakarni role. But, as he was busy with politics he was unable to do this film. I believe that working for this film is my past life’s luck. The trailer, which was released at Kotilingalu, has got tremendous response. The film was started based on the inscription of his mother Gautami Malasri. Krish garu has brought excellent films which made Telugu people feel proud. I went through several scripts for my 100th film. At that time, Krish garu approached me with Gautamiputra Satakarni story. I was very much impressed and accepted to do this. Such a great script demands tasteful producers too and we got such producers. Chiratan Bhatt garu has given wonderful music. Sai Madhav garu has penned powerful dialogues. Gnana Sekhar garu has presented each and every scene richly. Without Hema Malini garu there is no ‘Gautamiputra Satakarni’. Sinaraj Kumar garu will appear in a nice role and in a song. I played farmer and several roles so far in my career. Audience are eagerly waiting for ‘Gautamiputra Satakarni’. It is coming to audience for Sankranti. I am thankful to my fans and audience for supporting me.”
Sai Madhav Burra said, “It’s not a simple thing to pen dialogues for a roaring lion like Balakrishna. I have dream to write dialogues to Nandamuri Balakrishna since long time. My dream came true through ‘Gautamiputra Satakarni’. I had a doubt that whether Blakrishna garu, who so far delivered dialogues penned by prominent dialogues writers, will like my dialogues. I felt very happy that when they liked the dialogues. Couldn’t ask for more. Krish garu is my inspiration. I will be indebted to Krish garu and Balakrishna garu for making me the part of such a prestigious film. Chiratan Bhatt has given wonderful music. Now, I can proudly say that I am also the part of a prestigious film.”
Anil Sunkara, Amika Krishna, Krishna Prasad, Nandamuri Balakrishna’s fan, B Gopal, TTD Chairman Chadalawada Krishna Murthy, Tirupati MLA Sugunamma, Sirivennela Sitarama Sastry, Hema Malini, Boyapati Srinu, Chiratan Bhatt, Central Minister Venkaiah Naidu and Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu garu too spoke at the function and wished for the success of the film.