Telugu filmdon mours demise of Jayalalithaa

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Wednesday, Dec 07, 2016

Telugu filmdon mours demise of Jayalalithaa

Recalling their association with late Tamilnadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, eminent Telugu film director and former Union Minister Dasari NarayanaRao and several other film personalities in Tollywood todayexpressed grief over her death.She used to call me 'Annayya' (elder brother in Telugu).

She received us very well when I and my wife met her. We used to speak over phone. I had the privilege of shooting at her Poes Garden residence, Narayana Rao said.Jayalalithaa acted in a number of Telugu films, including about 10 as heroine opposite the legendary N T Rama Rao

and seven opposite Akkineni Nageswara Rao. She also shared screen space with top Telugu heroes of 1970s, including Krishna and Sobhan Babu.Veteran actress Jamuna recalled that Jayalithaa had friendly and warm interactions with her contemporary heroines even when she was busy as Chief Minister.

'She (Jayalalithaa) was a woman of few words. She used to speak little during her film career. But, she was very kind-heated and appeared like a child sometimes. She was a book worm. She was an intellectual.

She has brought respect to the post she held,' Jamuna said.Senior Telugu actor and Movie Artists Association (MAA) president Rajendra Prasad condoled her death, saying she was like mother-figure to him.

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