'King' Akkineni Nagarjuna is a star who built his image and body of work with experimental and offbeat films that came as mainstream cinema. Along with his films, his songs are also remembered for a long time. One among them is 'Telusa Manasa' from 'Criminal', which is the most loved & most heard song even for today, in both Hindi and Telugu languages. Nagarjuna now dedicated this song to self-less hearts who serve society.
Yesterday, singer Anoop Shankar has released his version of this song and wrote about it. "I was fortunate to sing this song in front of the Legendary hero Akkineni Nagarjuna and his better half Amala Akkineni at the Diwali Celebrations hosted by Kalyan Jewellers a couple of years ago. We are at a very crucial juncture of life where we are witnessing so much of selfless love by so many people across the globe. As a respect to the Healthcare professionals, who are our real heroes, we release this song on world Nurses day which is falling on May 12th; as a mark of respect to their Love for Society. Love beyond words to Sri. Akkineni Nagarjuna and Smt. KS Chitra for releasing the song on this beautiful day!"
Nagarjuna took up his social media accounts to release this song and posted "Thank you, Anoop Shankar!! It’s been 25 years since this beautiful song was composed by @mmkeeravaani. Folded hands so happy to know You are Dedicating this song to the Selfless hearts who serve society!! https://youtu.be/pZbsVynV2so #worldnursesday #tribute Insta Id @singeranoopsankar"