Re: Krishna's debut

V. Chowdary Jampala (
Fri, 22 Nov 1996 16:37:21 -0500 (EST)

On Fri, 22 Nov 1996, Sreenivas Paruchuri wrote:

> > Prasad, Just a small correction to your statement.
> > Krishna's debut was in tEne or kanne manasulu. 
> Its tEne manasulu.

	tEne manasulu was Krishna's first movie as a hero.
	He appeared in earlier movies, most notably in a long role in
Jaggayya's 'padanDi munduku' as one of hero's friends.

> Long ago I read an interesting article by (well known) director C S Rao 
> (he wrote every month for "vijayachitra" magazine in mid-80s! His articles
> were extremely informative, mostly on pre-49 films!) narrating how Krishna 
> got his first role.
> Apparently there were too many applicants. And aadurti, the patriot, gave 
> a fierce speech saying some thing like: 'its your duty to defend the 
> country in this critical time. Join the forces voluntarily by signing up 
> the list lieing here ......." And by the time he ended his speech all the
> candidates left the room except Krishna, and got the role.
> I don't know how true is this. The 2nd Indo-Pakistan war took place in 
> 1966 and tEne manasulu was made in '65. Is CS Rao wrong? Or the war was 
> in '65?

	CS Rao is also known for writing a humor column titled, 
'chitraseemalO chidaanandam' in cinemaarangam, where he would recycle old 
English jokes with the names of Telugu cinem stars. I am inclined to think 
that this is one such story. This story does not fit with what I have 
heard of either aadurti or kRUshna. 

	Regards.		--- V. Chowdary Jampala