Late Nageswara Rao’s last film film is ‘Manam’ featuring son Nagarjuna and grandson Naga Chaitanya. Apparently, it was on the sets of Manam, last year that he had collapsed and was diagnosed with 5th stage of Cancer. Post surgery, he ensured to complete the film’s dubbing from his bed to avoid the worst case scenario.
Nagarjuna posted on his Facebook that his father was on the sets of Manam when he collapsed. When they opened him up he was in the 5th stage of cancer. Until then he was in the pink of health. The film spans a period from 1920 to 2013. My father plays a 90-year old. Except that incomplete song he completed all the shooting.
Fifteen days after surgery he was at home in bed when he said, ‘Bring all the dubbing equipment and do my dubbing for Manam before I get worse, or you will get a mimicry artiste to do my dubbing. He made sure we he completed the film. It’s now being released on March 31st !
Hats off to the commitment of Nageswara Rao. Even on his death bed, he was bothered about finishing his work. No wonder he was considered a legend.