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Lost glory of Amaravati in Hyderabad

Lost glory of Amaravati in Hyderabad
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If director Krish’s arduous mission of recreating 1st century of India in Morocco is set to surprise many, then move over and sample this! As a part...

A delegation from the Department of Archaeology suggested some changes to the set

If director Krish’s arduous mission of recreating 1st century of India in Morocco is set to surprise many, then move over and sample this! As a part of the production process, the director will soon erect a grand set that’ll replicate Amaravati on Hyderabad outskirts at Chilukuru.

The work on the same is currently in full swing. Recently, the historians and officials from Department of Archaeology gave fresh designs (ruling out the old ones) and have asked the makers to build the set based on the suggested ones.

“We were having wide consultations with historians, scholars and other concerned people about architecture, designs, paintings, carving and sculptures, properties (furniture and artifacts), with regard to the set of Amaravati.

After getting a prototype, Balakrishna garu invited the officials of Department of Archaeology to have a glance at the set. They felt that the carvings on the wall and the designs do not belong to the Satavahana era, before suggesting fresh new designs.

The set is now being designed according to their observations. So the level of detailing is great and we are trying to be as precise as possible. The set will one of the major attractions in the period drama and crucial scenes will be shot here,” said Rajeev Reddy, one of the film’s producers.

Balayya, meanwhile, is continuing to prep-up for the part. “He is going through several books for his character (Gautamiputra Satakarni) references and is also sourcing books from state and central libraries,” Rajeev said and added that the actor also suggested them to spend every penny wisely.

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