Witnessing the premiere of 'Ram Mandir', the Hindi version of a Telugu movie based on a real story that happened in Bhadrachalam in Khammam district of Andhra Pradesh 400 years ago, Advani said the important message the film conveyed was that the temple construction is possible only with the help and cooperation of all religions.
Referring to the character played by noted Telugu actor Akkineni Nageshwar Rao, who plays the role of Kabir and his son Nagarjun, the lead role of Rama Das, a tehsildar of the Nizam Administration, Advani said, ''The film has depicted how a cordial atmosphere can be created in our society and the movie had turned out to be an all-time hit in the Telugu film industry.'' The film, produced by Krishnam Raju, also reflects how the nation and its people want to have Ram mandirs all over the country, including the birthplace of Lord Rama, he said.
The Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha said he as Information and Broadcasting Minister in the Morarji Desai Government had told the moviemakers the Ramayana and Mahabharata were the treasure house for them, not only to enthrall the audience in the country but also to help projecting India's culture and heritage to the outside world.
Remembering his own Rath Yatra undertaken 18 years ago, Advani said the Yatra had changed not just his life but his nature of thinking. "The Yatra made me influence the polity of India," he added.
However, former BJP President M Venkaiah Naidu said the release of an audio-CD by Advani, the real Ram Bhakta of our times was going with the occasion.
"He is a towering personality, who had imbibed good qualities of Lord Rama", Naidu said.
Speaking about the movie 'Ram Mandir', producer of the movie Raju claimed that the movie had created history, in terms of popularity, in the 85 years of the cinema world, and that he intends to bring such films in six different languages, including its Hindi version. "This is another gift of God," he recalled.
Many renowned BJP and RSS personalities attended the premiere organised at the Siri Fort Auditorium in the city.