In fact, the discussion is all about the ‘buttermilk’ drank by legendary Akkineni Nageswara Rao. During a tea time chat at a producer’s office the other day, some interesting conversations happened. Check this out.
During the days of ‘Devdas’ movie making, ANR did some unthinkable things in the likes of many Hollywood superstars. For the sake of role in that flick, ANR should look depressed after Parvathi gets married to another rich man. To get perfect, lean and miserable look for that role, ANR used to eat nothing and drink only buttermilk all day. After restricting himself from diet for two weeks, ANR got that lean look. The question asked by many is, ‘Is there anyone these days who changes his physic drastically for the sake of a role?’. Some top producers at the discussion table stated that none of the heroes are ready to do such ‘buttermilk’ stuff these days.
But there is also another question shot by one popular critic who is at the same meeting. ‘How many stories these days are asking our heroes to work out on their physic? There is no need of altering body when there is no such artistic story in hand’. We can conclude that, first a story should demand our heroes to go lean and then they should be ready to drink buttermilk.