They are a bunch of boys of girls whose first foray into tinsel town is with the Telugu film Happy Days, set to release on September 28 in the United States and October 2 in India.
For the seven wannabe actors chosen out of thousands (who had applied on the Internet, BIG FM and directly to the production house) it's a dream come true to enter the world of movies and that too in a film directed by Sekhar Kammula.
This BCA graduate from Secunderabad is now working in the United States of America. She plays Sravanthi, a senior in college.
I wanted to act in this movie because: I've seen Sekhar's previous movies and there is a certain simplicity about them that draws you to them.
My selection process was: a crazy coincidence. A day before I was to apply, I was contacted by one of the assistant directors to check if I would like to audition. I went through the audition though I was nervous and not so confident
Being together with the rest of the cast was: loads of fun. It was like a college gang.
The toughest scene was: To remain serious and angry during my fight scenes.
Shooting in a live college atmosphere was: Nice and nostalgic. I kind of remembered my college life and it also gave me (a non-engineering student) a peek into a BTech studentís college and campus life
The character I play: It definitely has got a bit of me in it
Working with Sekhar Kammula was: an enlightening experience. The reason I use that word to describe is because it is an inspiration to see someone work in such a dedicated manner.
The amount of patience he had is no joke. His energy and his ability to soothe nerves by just being around the place is simply amazing. I maybe biased but I am in awe of him.
My experience of this movie was: A treasure! Something I will cherish and hold close to my heart.
Text: Radhika Rajamani
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