First of Many: Lakshmi Manchu revisits Padmavyuham

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Written by Mimansa Shekhar
| New Delhi |

December 20, 2020 4:00:02 pm





Padmavyuham launched in 1984. (Photo: Lakshmi Manchu/Instagram and Mango Music/YouTube)

Lakshmi Manchu, who’s been half of the trade for nearly 20 years, has movies like Gundello Godari, Chandamama Kathalu, Anaganaga O Dheerudu, W/O Ram and Kaatrin Mozhi to her credit score. Lakshmi additionally hosted celeb speak present Lakshmi Talk Show and appeared in episodes of American TV collection like Desperate Housewives, Las Vegas and Mystery ER.

However, regardless of being born to actor-producer Mohan Babu, Lakshmi didn’t actually enter the career as a result of of her filmy background, however as a result of of snakes.

Here’s what the actor shared about her first movie.

1. Which was your first film? How did the venture come to you?

I had simply completed my UKG and was going to my first grade. It was my dad’s film. They wished a bit of woman who was comfy with snakes. They auditioned so many ladies, however they had been all scared. One day, the snake charmer got here residence. I simply went casually and picked up the snake, and all people was shocked. They stated we’ve got the woman in the home.

2. What do you bear in mind of your first day on set?

I bear in mind taking a prepare from Chennai to Rajahmundry with the actress who was enjoying the lead – Prabha. There was this well-known Rajahmundry bridge. So when that bridge comes, all people goes to the window to see it. It’s simply earlier than you strategy Rajahmundry. I additionally ran to see it, and inside 5 seconds, a stone got here and hit me on my cheek. I bear in mind how scared Prabha aunty was. The taking pictures was going to start out the subsequent day, they usually needed to stall that schedule as a result of I couldn’t shoot with a swollen cheek. But, then I went again to shoot for it.

I had two entrance tooth lacking. I used to be too excited to have make-up on my face. I bear in mind each time I washed my hair, they used to blow dry it. I used to be like ‘ah it’s so thrilling.’

My dad performed a twin function. I used to be half of the childhood episode. There was a track, scenes and crying. My sync sound was utterly off. I used to be simply so younger and excited to indicate them that I bear in mind all of it.

3. Were you nervous? How many retakes did you are taking?

I used to be like 5-6 years previous. I bear in mind how amazed all people was that I used to be so comfy with the snake. That was the primary time I confronted the digital camera. After that, for each film that my father produced, he would have me on the finish of the movie after the ‘Shubham card’ occurred. That’s the tip card the place I’d come up and say thanks for watching my dad’s film and for all of your love and blessings. That occurred for a couple of years, which was so embarrassing.

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4. How was the rapport together with your co-stars whenever you acquired to satisfy or work with them once more?

Gollapudi Maruthi Rao was a well-known villain at that time. I used to be scared to even go near him. Then there was my dad and Prabha aunty. Prabha aunty nonetheless talks to me about what occurred then. I meet them a few times a 12 months. That bond is totally completely different.

5. If given an opportunity to return to your debut function, what would you want to alter or do higher?

I wish to appropriate my sync sound. Other than that, I don’t assume there was a lot that I might have finished with how a lot I knew then. And I want all my lacking tooth had been intact.

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