VISAKHAPATNAM: Baahubali director SS Rajamouli got nostalgic when he recalled his good olden days spent at the coastline. Rajamouli, who is on a roll after the super success of ‘Baahubali-The Conclusion’, was in Vizag on Friday to inaugurate his friend and city-based badminton coach MV Murali Krishna’s “Laqshya” Badminton Academy at Vadlapudi. The director motivated the budding badminton players.
“A single minded focus over goal is the only way to achieve success. Your real character comes out when you face hurdles. Just as you prepare to attack when you lose a point to the opponent, you should fight back,” Rajamouli told the students.
Recalling his days at Sagarnagar and his friendship with Murali Krishna, Rajamouli on Friday said that he had spent some years in the beautiful city and Murali Krishna inspired him. “Murali Krishna used to do exercise for four hours a day including the criss-cross exercise at the casuarina orchard at Sagarnagar beach in 1983. He (Murali) is a committed player and now he turned a coach to produce talented players from Vizag. I am sure that the Academy will produce champions,” Rajamouli added.
Murali Krishna went down memory lane and said he had received moral support from Rajamouli during his struggle as a shuttler.
“Rajamouli is a neighbour when I stayed in Sagarnagar in 1980s. Despite his busy schedule, he came down to Vizag for the inauguration of my academy and now my responsibility has doubled in terms of producing best shuttlers from the city,” said the 48-year-old coach.