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Meet the gang of Happy Days


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.

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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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