More than an actor and creative director, Uppi gives you the impression of a politician... sometimes even a dictator! Other times, he becomes a philosopher and friend. But why such frequent changes of character? He has an instant answer, “I have been in this industry for close to two decades. Do you think I would have survived without out-ofthe- box ideas? People demand change and I give them change!”
Her foray into films, the number of critically acclaimed roles that she has performed, and the demand that she has maintained, is unparalleled. If there is any other actor who could be ranked alongside Rekha in terms of the longevity, success and demand ratio, it is Ramya (Divya Spandana).
Yami confesses that she didn’t nurture any ambitions of becoming an actress. Hailing from a family with no background in movies, she was a merit student preparing for the civil services. that she took up acting was a “pleasant surprise and a matter of destiny, ” she says. “i was a simple obedient girl, studying at university. i learnt French and dance. my friends spotted my talent for acting more than i did. when i was in class 9 or 10, my classmates would keep telling me that i would become an actress.
The songs of Vishwaroopam have been making waves ever since they hit the stores and released online last year. the soundtrack has had a tremendous response: fans have loved it, shared it and made it a part of their lives – be it as integral parts of their playlists or as caller tunes. it isn’t news that the trio that made the music has magic in their fi ngers. Vishwaroopam is just a reiteration of that talent.
Fresh off her victory at the Miss Teen World, the fi rst time Amy Jackson landed in Chennai was to do a photoshoot in connection with Madarasapattinam. It was January, not too hot for us but warm enough to leave the English rose wilting. “I remember the heat, the extraordinary weather, lots of people and a very crazy setting. But I loved it!
Upendra is all set to wield the megaphone once again. This time, it will be for none other than his wife Priyanka, who is producing the as-yet-untitled film under her own banner! Needless to say, he will play the lead role in the movie.
Terms such as symphonic, sonorous and sweet are synonymous with his music. He has learnt Western Classical on the piano and has a graduate degree from Trinity College to his credit. He has composed music for Telugu, Tamil and Kannada films. He is deeply steeped in music yet selective about the film projects he takes up. Mickey J Meyer has more than a dozen films under his belt and has carved a niche for himself in the film music firmament, particularly in Telugu.