Nandamuri Balakrishna has roped in top technicians, such as art director Anand Sai and cinematographer Ram Prasad, to make his daughter Nandamuri Tejaswini's marriage, set to take place here on Wednesday (Aug 21), an affair to remember. Tejaswini will enter wedlock with Sri Bharat at a ceremony to be held here at Hitex, Madhapur.
"Balakrishna sir was very particular about everything and, therefore, he roped in the best from the industry. Art director Anand Sai will take care of constructing and decorating the mandap for the wedding, while cinematographer Ram Prasad will take care of the lighting at the wedding and reception party," a source close to Balakrishna told IANS.
Pictures: Celebs Galore At Balakrishna's Daughter's Tejaswini Wedding
Anand Sai, who has worked as art director in Telugu films such as Brindavanam and Rachcha, has previously designed the mandap for the wedding ceremonies of Ram Charan Teja, Allu Arjun and even Junior NTR. Anand is said to have designed a mandap that will be suspended in the air.
"The mandap will be suspended in the air with the help of a 120-foot crane. The width of the mandap will be 140 feet and we have taken all safety measure to ensure it bears good weight," Anand Sai told IANS. Continue to see more photos and read more in the slideshow.
Balayya Liked Initial Sketch Of Mandap
Anand adds that Balakrishna and his wife loved the initial sketch of the mandap. "It's a first-of-its-kind design that we have implemented. Balakrishna sir and his wife loved the sketch when I initially showed them and they instantly said 'yes'."
350 People Work On Mandap
Anand Sai says that as many as 350 people have been working on the mandap of Balakrishna's Daughter's Tejaswini Marriage for over a month.
Ram Prasad Working On Lighting
Cinematographer Ram Prasad, known for films such Yevadu and Munna, has been hired to ensure that there is no problem with the lighting.
Flowers For Decoration Imported From Bangkok
"Natural light might not be at its best in the morning and, therefore, Balakrishna sir wanted Ram Prasad to take care of the lighting for the wedding. Flowers for decoration have been imported from Bangkok," added the source.
Balayya's Open Invitation For Fans
Balakrishna has sent an open invite for all his fans to attend the wedding and bless the couple.
Tejaswini Holds Degree In Engineering
While Tejaswini holds a degree in engineering, her soon-to-be husband holds a Masters degree from the US.
Sri Bharat - Grandson Of MVVS Murthy
Sri Bharat is the grandson of MVVS Murthy, founder of the Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management (GITAM).
Sribharat's Parents Host Cocktail Party
His parents, Pattabhi Ramarao and Srimani recently threw a cocktail party to kickstart the pre-wedding celebrations.
Narendra Modi To Attend Tejaswini Wedding
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, who recently visited the city, is also expected to attend the wedding after Balakrishna extended a personal invitation to him.
Rajini, Big B, Kamal To Grace Event
Special invitations have been sent to friends in the industry. Some of the bigwigs of the industry such as Rajinikanth, Amitabh Bachchan and even Kamal Haasan are expected to be present.
Two Enterances For Wedding Hall
There will be two separate entries into the wedding hall, one for the fans and the other for all important dignitaries.
Security Arrangements For Wedding
Since the Nandamuri family is expecting fans in thousands, it has requested for tight security. As many as 500 police personnel will be deployed on the job since early morning on Wednesday.
Kalyan Ram Assisting
Balakrishna's nephew Kalyan Ram, son of his brother Harikrishna, is assisting him in the preparation works for Tejaswini.
NTR And Wife's Photos In Wedding Hall
Balakrishna is the son of three-time former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh NT Rama Rao and his wife Basava Tarakam. Huge Digital Photos of the couple are being displayed at nook and corners of the wedding hall.
The Wedding Muhurtam of Tejaswini is at 8.52 am on August 21. The marriage will be held at Hitex, Madhapur in Hyderabad.
Next Biggest Event After Cherry's Wedding
Tejaswini's marriage happens to be the next biggest event after Chiranjeevi's son Ram Charan Teja's wedding in Telugu film industry. It is going to be grand and star-studded event.