Shooting of 'Vengamamba' with Meena and Saikiran in the lead roles was launched at Annapurna Studios in Hyderabad recently.
DVS Raju gave the clap, while Ramesh Prasad switched on the camera for the muhurat shot picturised on the lead artistes. Speaking on the occasion, Saikiran says, ‘I am portraying the role of Lord Venkateswara. I believe that it would remain a memorable role and I can proudly say that I played this prestigious character in my career.’ Meena says, ‘I made my debut as heroine through the same banner for ‘Seetaramaiahgari Manavaralu’. I feel that I am fortunate to do another role under the same banner now.’ Director Vijayabhaskar says, ‘Matrusri Vengamamba earned a good name as a writer and a devotee of Lord Venkateswara. Tasteful producer Doraswamy Raju is producing the film with her story.’ Producer says, ‘We are planning schedules in March, April and May and they would be taken up in Hyderabad, Tirupati and their surrounding areas. We are specially erecting the Tirumala temple set exclusively for the purpose.’ Bhumana Subrahmanya Reddy, KJ Krishnamurthy, Vedavyasa, Saratbabu, Sivaparvathi, Krishnaveni and others participated. Camera is by PRK Raju, music is by MM Keeravani, lyrics are by Annamayya, Vengamamba, Veturi and Vedavyasa, while editing is by Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao.

(Posted on 25 March 2009, 1679699735 18O206O92O240)