Film Maker Rajamouli has finally broken his silence on his contribution to the designs of Amaravati, the new capital city of Andhra Pradesh. Speaking to news channels, Director in detail explained his role and his work for the designs conceptualized by British architect organization Foster and Partners. Rajamouli recalled that when he had first met the team of Foster and Partners, CM Chandrababu had asked them to work on the two major designs.
The British architect Organization said to have given a detailed presentation on both the designs today and finally, one design has been unanimously selected by CM Naidu, Municipal Administration & Urban Development Minister Narayana, CRDA Officials and others (including Rajamouli). It is learned that the Tower Design has been approved by the AP state govt and a formal announcement on the same is expected to be made in media.
Expounding on his contribution, Rajamouli said, “There was no official documentation from AP State Government. I have prepared an official document taking inputs from the CM and shared it with the designers to make it easy. Chandrababu Naidu wanted the building to be Pride of Telugu. He wanted it to be an iconic structure representing Indian history, culture and gave me a brief on how it should look like. He wants the building to be made such that people would come forward to visit the place only to see the monument. This is my first contribution to Amaravati Designs.”
“The second contribution is where Foster and Partners had sought some images representing Telugu culture, identity, tradition and Indian history for one of the designs. I have provided the same and the images tell a beautiful story. However, the design wasn’t finalized. But everyone has liked the concept and images that may be used in Media City or Cultural Center or any other construction of the government.”
“The third contribution is a concept that I have envisaged inside the building to have a Telugu Talli Statue upon which Sunrays would directly fall. This one was also unanimously liked by the team,” Rajamouli added.
“The final design is almost confirmed. Only practical problems are being gauged. Once everything is ascertained, the government will make a formal announcement to media. It is a tower design. But I have no role in the Tower Design,” said Rajamouli. Rajamouli hoped that the buildings would be completed by March 2019.
On the parting note, he admitted that he has done ‘little’ for the Amaravati designs. Drawing analogy of Rama Setu (Adam’s Bridge), he compared himself to Udatha (Squirrel) indicating that he is getting the good name, fame despite doing the little contribution.