O Kalyan to produce biopic on Dasari
It seems to be season of biopics in T-town. After proposals to make biopics on legendary NTR and Savitri, actor-turned-producer O Kalyan will be making a big budget biopic on his mentor the late Dasari Narayana Rao.
It seems to be season of biopics in T-town. After proposals to make biopics on legendary NTR and Savitri, actor-turned-producer O Kalyan will be making a big budget biopic on his mentor the late Dasari Narayana Rao. “It’s a tribute to my guru who gave me a break as an actor and also introduced many a hero and heroine besides technicians in his four-decade-old illustrious career,” says Kalyan who was seen in films like `Nayakudu’ and `Political Rowdy’.
He describes it as a film that touches on various facets of the legendary maker. “From his childhood to his rise as a top filmmaker, politician and as a guardian of Telugu and south Indian film industry,” he adds. Will the proposed biopic touch upon his rivalry with Akkineni and Chiranjeevi families and also his political rivals like TDP supremo and AP Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and others? “I can’t reveal much but it will realistically depict his complete personality and how he took on the might of big guns in film and political fields.”
“He was a fearless filmmaker and politician, so we can’t hide his rivalries, otherwise the biopic would be incomplete ,” he adds. In fact, O Kalyan has also headed the Andhra Pradesh Cine Workers Federation and fought for the rights of thousands of workers including artistes and technicians.
“I was inspired by my mentor. He fought for the rights of thousands of cine workers since he is a great humanist.
As we can tap his door even in themidnight to resolve our woes, so his concern for strugglers is unmatched,” he adds. Coming to the biopic, he intends to rope in a popular actor to do justice to stature of iconic actor-filmmaker. “Truly, a charismatic south Indian actor will essay the legendary role and it would be directed by one of Dasari’s chelas, as the bounded script is ready, along with permission from family members of Dasari,” he concludes.