|Making a brief foray into Film World|
1947/48 Mr.S.M.Sreeramulu Naidu, the famous Film Producer and Director approached my
father and wanted me to act in a film "Kannika" in a role portraying Kannika in
her youth. He agreed and we made about 4 to 5 trips from our home in Adyar,Madras to his
Pakshiraja Studios in Coimbatore where the film was shot. "
The film was a hit. It is to be noted that
Sreeramulu Naidu also directed the hit Hindi film "Azaad".( portraying Dilip
Kumar and Meena Kumari).
Sometime in 1951/52, when I was about 17, I was approached by another famous Film producer
and Director M V Raman to act in a film he was about to make. He had previously got
Vyjayanthimala to act in AVM's Tamil Film ( her first), Vazhkai in 1949. The film was a
huge hit and continued its success story when remade in Hindi as Bahaar (1951). MVRaman
was always interested in introducing new faces and these, on the left, were a few photos
he took of me at that time. As I was engaged to be married soon, I did not want to start a
M V Raman was a great Producer/director and he made such films as Aasha (1938), LadkiI (1953) , Pehli Jhalak(1954), BhaiI (1956) and Chandan (1958,)"