Mr Tanikella Bharani, an actor, screenwriter, poet, playwright and director was the Special Guest at the function.
Speaking on the occasion he said in-film industry Dance and Fight masters are paid a lot of obeisances. Mridula performed so well like a seasoned dancer. She will have a lot of bright future, he said.
A daughter of an advocate Nagaraj Kumar and disciple of Smt. Pavani Sreelatha Prasad, Abhinaya Kuchipudi Kalakshetram, her dance arangetram was well attended by over 500 gatherings.
Dr. Bhagavathula Sethuram was the Chief Guest. Dr. Venkata Rama Krishna Badrinath Nandula, Hon’ble Judicial Member, NCLT, Hyderabad was the Special Guest
In a statement issued on the eve of her ‘Kuchipudi Nritya Ranga Pravesham’ the 21 years old student in Master of Law, Mridula Annabattula said ‘she wants to practice law after her master’s degree and also pursue dance. Both are important and equal to me. Further, ‘my dream is to do MA in Kuchipudi’. Profession and hobby are inseparable, she said.
She performed Tandava Ganapathim, Kuchipudi Vasishtyam, Maninoopura Dhaari, Veekshekadaa Deva Devam Tarangam; Sarasamuladetanduku Jaavali; Thillana, Mangalam
Starting from early at the age of six, Mridula has been dancing for the past 14 years. Though my mother Kavitha pushed me into it initially, I have developed a lot of interest in it. It is now my life. Pursuing both, studies and dance are not a burden. Though the study of law and subsequent practice demands a lot of homework and added to this learning dance may add up to my stress levels. But I see it as my stress buster. Every professional must have some hobbies/passions to pursue. Without which it leads to a stressful life. It may even lead to Blood Pressure. One should take small breaks from routine work to avoid getting bogged down by work, says the young girl.
Kuchipudi, which has its roots in ancient culture, was developed as a religious art linked to temples, and spiritual places. Dance teaches discipline, patience, and timing, it gives confidence and builds strength. This will help us succeed in any profession we are in and more so in the l profession that I will get into. The legal profession is highly demanding. One needs to be a student throughout life, just like the dance. And I am confident that I can handle both