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The man behind Maya Bazaar

October 9, 2006
He's back for more.

Indraganti Mohan Krishna's second film Maya Bazaar is under post-production and slated for release at the end of October. His first, Grahanam (a cinematic adaptation of a short story, Doshagunam by Chalam) fetched him about 11 awards (prominent being the National Award namely the Indira Gandhi Award for the Best First Film by a director, the Gollapudi Srinivas Award and the Nandi Award given by the Andhra Pradesh government.

Maya Bazaar is a mainstream film, but made with Krishna's own cinematic style. The similar title brings back memories of the cult classic made about five decades ago. The new version is not a remake, but surely is a great test for Mohan Krishna as he has switched genres in the process. Radhika Rajamani caught up with the director after he finished a day at the editing table. Here are some excerpts:

How was it receiving the Gollapudi Srinivas Award from Aamir Khan?

It felt good. Aamir Khan normally does not attend award functions but he came for this one. We did interact a bit and I gave him a Grahanam DVD since he hadn't seen the film. The whole function was short and sweet and other distinguished guests included director Gautam Ghosh, actor-dancer Shobhana and singer Shankar Mahadevan.

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