I enjoyed working with director Karunakaran: Sai Dharam Tej

Vastavam web: The film ‘Tej’ with the tag line ‘I Love You’ with Sai Dharam Tej and Anupama Parameshwaran in the lead, is all set to release on Friday.Speaking at the pre-release function held in Hyderabad on Tuesday on a grand scale, Sai Dharam Tej said that he enjoyed every moment while working for the film which was beautifully picturised by director Karunakaran.He thanked producer K S Rama Rao for offering him the lead role.

In his speech, K S Rama Rao said that it was his good fortune to share the dais with great producers like Allu Aravind and C Ashwini Dutt though he does not have their calibre. He said that though Ashwini was younger to him in age, he learnt a lot by just observing their style of film making.If Chiranjeevi could establish himself as a megastar today, the entire credit should go to Aravind for laying a strong foundation for the former’s career and no wonder, the megastar’s family churned out 11 heroes, Rama Rao said.

Rama Rao said that he liked the storyline narrated to him by Karunakaran who also did a marvellous job directing it and the performance of Sai Dharam Tej was splendid. Allu Aravind, in his speech, said that though he started making films with Chiranjeevi first, it was K S Rama Rao who scored several musical hits with Chiranjeevi by roping in Ilayaraja.

Producer Ashwini Dutt said that it was not correct to say that K S Rama Rao was inspired by my style of film making as he was only a school student when Rama Rao was an assistant director to K S Prakasa Rao.