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Film producer enters Guinness book
By Jivraj Burman
Mumbai, Jan 4 Hyderabad-based filmmaker D. Rama Naidu has made it to the 2008 Guinness Book of World Records for having produced movies in nine languages.
Besides Telugu, his mother tongue, Naidu has made films in all other south Indian languages - Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada - plus in Hindi, English, Bengali, Oriya and Assamese, all under his banner Suresh Productions.
Naidu prefers to make his movies with artistes and technicians from different parts of India, rather than 'dubbing' in different languages.
He is not familiar with most of the languages in which he makes his movies. He believes that the language of the movie is universal.
Now Naidu has made a foray into the Marathi film industry with a new production, "Majhi Aai."
It is being directed by veteran Marathi filmmaker Kanchan Nayak, who last made a movie in Bhojpuri, "Pinjre Ki Maina".
In the 1990s, Naidu produced Hindi films on a regular basis. Of late, however, he is not as prolific in Bollywood. His last Hindi release was "Kuch Tum Kaho, Kuch Hum Kahein" in 2002.
Besides making movies, the veteran producer is also an active politician affiliated to the Telugu Desam Party (TDP). He represented the TDP in the Lok Sabha between 1999 and 2004.
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