Most celebs of the Telugu film industry choose to live in Jubilee Hills, Banjara Hills, Filmnagar, and surrounding posh areas but one man still leaves a modest life in Padma Rao Nagar near Secunderabad where he has been living since childhood. Yes, we are talking about Sekhar Kammula who is awaiting the release of his Love Story this Friday. The Nearby News team had a chat with him about the film and his connection with the city.
"People ask me why I still live in Padma Rao Nagar even though I can afford a luxurious life in the posh areas of the city. I belong to this place. I like to hear the noise which I am used to since my childhood. There should be one school, one temple, one tea shop nearby my house and I enjoy the company of Padma Rao Nagar. I like being at Blue Sea Cafe to have a cup of tea every evening," the director says.
"There is a lot of unseen sides in Hyderabad. There is one song - Nee Chitram Choosi penned by Mittapalli Surender. I have shown such places in the song. The city offers a lot. Puranapool we have today is actually Pyar-ana pul built by Quli Qutb Shah was in love with Bhagmatii, a Hindu woman who lived on the other side of the river Musi. The bridge helps Bhagmati cross Musi," he adds.
"Such unseen places and stories are my inspiration to shoot my films extensively in Hyderabad. Love Story speaks about the class and caste divide and gender inequality in society. It is made on a big canvass, unlike my previous films. The audience will enjoy watching Naga Chaitanya and Sai Pallavi. The film will surely reach all expectations," Sekhar Kammula confidently says.