Maryada Ramanna Bicycle Auction
The auction of Sunil’s cycle used in SS Rajamouli’s ‘Maryada Ramanna’ took place on Saturday evening at Hyderabad. This cycle is considered special because it is also a main character in the film.
The evening started off with a lively auction. The bidding price started at Rs 1000/- professionally and continued in an entertaining manner by Allu Aravind saying plus Re 1/-. Then the auction went on more excitingly by Mehar Ramesh (on behalf of NTR) bidding price with Rs 32,000/- followed by Mahesh Babu’s bidding price with Rs.36,000/-. Later director K Raghavendra Rao took the bid price to Rs 1 lakh which was finally settled for Rs 1,51,000/- by Gopichand Achanta, one of the producers of 14 Reels Entertainment banner.
Rajamouli and producer Shobhu Yarlagadda tripled this amount and donated to Devanar School of Blind. Sunil’s mother Nagamani also donated a sum of Rs 51,000/- from her provident fund.
Other prominent personalities who participated in the programme were M Shyam Prasad Reddy, DVV Danayya, BVSN Prasad, MM Keeravani, Krish, Nagineedu, Brahmaji, etc.