Jaanu' thanks meet was held on Sunday in Hyderabad. K.Raghavendra Rao attended the event as the chief guest and praised Samantha Akkineni, Sharwanand and the whole team.
K.Raghavendra Rao said, "I thank this film's creator Prem Kumar. He has selected brilliant actors, who can emote well. Dil Raju scored a hat-trick this year with 'Sarileru Neekevvaru', 'Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo' and 'Jaanu'. 'Jaanu' is a very beautiful love story. I had tears in my eyes watching the climax. After 'Geethanjali' and my directorial, 'Padahaarella Vayassu' climaxes, this movie has made me emotional".
Dil Raju said, "I thank our director Prem and all the technicians. I also thank the best performers Sharwanand and Samantha. They acted through their eyes. This movie has been getting wonderful response from media, social media and audiences. When I was looking for good, upcoming writers for 'Jaanu', our Hari garu introduced Mirchi Kiran to me. He did a good job. Many have warned us against this remake and they even said the magic won't be recreated. But now they are saying the film is very good and are suggesting it to their friends. This is a family entertainer. It is one of the best films made by our banner. I had no calculations in mind when I decided to remake '96'. Good films like this should be encouraged".
Samantha Akkineni said, "Everyone who watched the film responded positively. It will be a good experience for sure".
Sharwanand said, "I acted in many hit films. But 'Jaanu' will be a memorable hit in my career. K.Raghavendra Rao garu compared our film with classics like 'Geethanjali' and 'Padahaarella Vayassu'. Great to hear it. Though I had been scoring hits, as an actor I was always missing something. 'Jaanu' satisfied the actor in me. I can't express my happiness in words. Rajanna (Dil Raju) is my well-wisher. At this emotional moment, I thank him. I've been getting good appreciation for my acting. The credit goes to my director. I thank him for molding me as Ramachandra. Samantha should also get half the credit. My mother watched this movie with her friends and I heard her discussing the film with them after coming back home. I was surprised that they got connected to the film well. Classics come rarely. They should be encouraged".
Nandini Reddy said, "I had the experience of going into someone's life and seeing them closely when I was watching '96'. Dil Raju garu felt emotional after watching the film and made this movie bravely and passionately without doing any calculations. Sharwanand and Samantha are very apt for their roles. I thank director Prem Kumar on this occasion. I now feel bad that I couldn't come up with a script which will be apt for Sharwa's talent. I cried on the phone discussing Samantha's performance with her. This movie will be remembered for many years. I congratulate the whole team".
Mirchi Kiran said, "This movie is like a bridge between the past and the present. This love story gives a feeling that can't be expressed in words. It was like travelling to our past on a time machine"