The pre-release event of Tholu Bommalata was a joyous affair and sentiments ran high at the event. Lead actor Dr Rajendra Prasad was felicitated for completing 42 years in the film industry by producer Maganti Durga Prasad. A video presentation showcasing nuggets from his long career was also shown on the occasion.
Anil Ravipudi, director of Sarileru Neekevvaru, spoke highly about Rajendra Prasad in a video message, and said that he was the great fan of RP and he could never contemplate a story without a proper character for him. “I am the biggest fan to Rajendra Prasad garu. Any character and any emotion can be deftly handled by him. He is an asset to any film,” he said.
Director Anil Ravipudi added much flavour with his tribute. The actors and technical crew expressed a great amount of respect towards Rajendra Prasad and said that it was an exciting moment to share the screen with an actor like him.
The highlight of the celebration was to present the technicians through AVs who don’t get much limelight in filmy functions. Rajendra Prasad recollected moments from his formative years and expressed that he felt indebted to all those who helped him on this memorable journey. “Quite often, my wife says that what more will I get than the career I was blessed with. But I feel that my luck has no boundaries and time limit when I get films like Tholu Bommalata.”