HYDERABAD, September 12, 2013: Annapurna Studios today announced that 3 AIFSM (Annapurna International School of Film + Media) students will be introduced in their upcoming film ‘MANAM'. These students, Kaushal Sharma, Srikar Chittarbu and Krishna Yadavin are graduates from AIFSM. MANAM is Telugu industry's most eagerly awaited film in which three generations stars Akkineni Nageshwara Rao, Akkineni Nagarjuna and Naga Chaitanya working together for the first time.
I am really proud to announce the names of 3 students from AISFM who gets to be part of this milestone Telugu Cinema Nagarjuna said "These young talents deserved a place in the film. They have applied themselves throughout the six-month training course learning the intricacies of acting, dance, diction as well as grooming. They also studied audition skills which helped them to win these roles. Going forward I am confident the school will roll out new talents in every sphere of film making."
While they were always passionate about acting, the newcomers came from very different backgrounds. Srikar completed his LLB and worked as a junior advocate before enrolling at AISFM. Kaushal studied mechanical engineering in Hyderabad before taking the plunge with acting training. Krishna had already tried out a short acting course and acted in short films, when he discovered the AISFM course and felt that the detailed curriculum would help him.
A visibly excited Kaushal who got this big break to be part of this wonderful film remembers fondly, "My acting course covered both acting for theatre and for the camera. Training in both these fields really helped to round out my abilities."
Srikar who is thrilled to get this break to work with industry stalwarts warmly recalls, "AISFM was just awe-inspiring. There I learnt the technique of watching films in a nuanced manner. The interactions with other artistes and filmmakers and an international student representation changed from my perspective towards life."
The AISFM Academic Advisory Board includes acting legends such as Kamal Hassan, and Shabana Azmi. Guest faculties include well known directors like Rajamouli and Shyam Benegal. Nagarjuna is passionate about making AISFM one of the finest destination for film craft is actively involved in the design of the acting course to ensure industry alignment.