Ravi Kumar Panasa Interview
Businessoftollywood.com had an interesting interview with Mr.Ravi Panasa of R.K.Promotions(movie promoter) and also the producer of the movie Nala Damayanthi.
Tell us about yourself
I came from a middle class family in Nalgonda district. My father is a Mandal Revenue Officer. I do not have any one related to me from cinema industry. I have done my schooling from Suryapet Layola and my engineering in Nalgonda.
Why did you plan to enter into film industry
From childhood i have revolutionary thoughts, I find that kind of thoughts in Nagarjuna’s character in ‘Shiva’ movie and started a liking for films from then on wards.
Who were your inspiration in the industry
I was first inspired by Ram Gopal Varma with the ‘Shiva’ movie then i liked Krishna Vamsi for ‘Gulabi’ movie. I was in Inter when this film was released. Then in 2002 i liked Puri Jagannadh’s ‘Badri’. I have all these three directors initials in my company’s name R (Ram Gopal Varma) K (Krishna Vamsi) and P (Puri Jagannath ).
Tell us about your entry into film industry
I came to film industry in 2003, I first worked as assistant director to movies like ‘Anaganaga Oka Kurradu’, Srinu C/o’ and ‘Brahmastram’. I have done commercial’s like Chiranjeevi’s Thums Up Ad . Madhura Sridhar gave me a break by making me assistant manager to his Cine Star magazine and seeing my work he made me editor, which helped me a lot to build public relations. I used to meet many directors, producers, actors and actresses during this. I even worked as PRO for Sharwanand, Neha Sharma, Colors Swathi, Tashu Koushik and Surveen Chawla. Now i am into film promotion and production.
Tell us about your company
My company’s name is R K Promotions. It’s a complete film promotion base company we involved in Hindi branding, endorsement, appearances, public relations, outdoor publicity , electronic media and all. At present we are associated in the promotions of the movies ‘Superstar Kidnap’, ‘Ramleela’ and Ravi Teja’s ‘Bengal Tiger’ movies.
Tell us about your movie Nala Damayanthi
Nala and Damayanthi were great lovers unlike ‘Laila Majnu’, ‘Salim Agarkali’ and ‘Romeo Juliet’ their love story had a happy ending. My movie story is inspired with these great lovers and it was made according to the present trend. It will be a commercial entertainer.
Tell us about the star cast of the movie
Vishnu Vardhan of ‘Prema Ishq Kaadhal’ fame is the male lead in the movie. He has worked in three movies till now. Anjali Guptha of ‘Satya 2’ fame is one of the female leads.
Tell us about the director of the movie
Rajendra who assisted director Vijendra Prasad is debuting as director with this movie. He is very passionate and i am confident about him.
Tell us about your promotional plants for the movie
We are planning a lot of things starting with teaser then a trailer and then audio launch, among production cost 40 % i am going to spend on promotions.
Tell us about your future plans
At present i am sticking to ‘Nala Damayanthi’ movie only, I may plan more projects in future. We are planning Miss Telangana event and will announce logo soon through R K Media.