Story behind NTR’s Brihannala character!

Actress and producer Lakshmi Rajayam and Kamalakara Kameswara Rao approached N.T.Rama Rao to play Arjuna’s role in the movie Narthanasala 1963. Rama Rao was happy to play Arjuna but was hesitant to take up Brihannala’s part. He felt that even a slight mishap would result in rejection by the audience. Lakshmi Rajyam assured that Art director Sarma’s sketches would help Rama Rao to look authentic. Sharma designed the look based on eunuch’s statues in major temples and opted  Kerala traditional hairstyles. Bengali makeup artist Haripada Chandra was signed to work on Rama Rao’s work. Rama Rao agreed to be a part of the film by getting approval from his mentor K.V.Reddy.

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