Swathi, who debuted in the Venkatesh-Trisha starrer Adavari Matalaku Ardhalu Verule, got lucky as the main heroine in Ashta Chemma. Though it featured little known actors and debutants, the film, inspired by an Oscar Wilde play, was a runaway success.
Nani, Srinivas Avasarala and Bhargavi were her co-stars; all of them delivered great results due to Mohan Krishna Indraganti's direction. During the movie's shooting, Swati and Nani became very good friends. But Swati's schedules force her to shuttle constantly between Chennai and Hyderabad without any time to catch up with friends.
Nani too has started to shuttle between the two state capitals as he is working on a Tamil film along with his many commitments in Telugu film industry. As a result, they are often seen on the same flights. Only time will tell whether the two upcoming stars are 'just good friends' or they are truly committed to each other.