“15 years since my debut as a director. 25 years since i joined as an editing assistant. Sounds a long time ago. Doesn’t feel like it though. Me and tarak were put up in the same room in switzerland. My bed time was 9. He used to watch tv till 12. That too some agricultural prog. Which was the only channel that was telecast. That too in some swiss dialect. Curse him even now when i think of it. I credit the scuccess of student no.1 largely to pridhiviteja’s script and mmk’s music. You can see Tarak’s good work in few scenes but he Was still budding as an actor. My direction was very amatuerish at its best except maybe for the interval sequence. When we went for the Vijayayathra i saw how people started embracing and accepting tarak. Masses and even Old people used to throng to see this 19 year old boy. That was quite an experience. All of us, new comers, who were associated with the film are quite lucky to get that chance.” tweeted Rajamouli.
“15 long years. From a budding directer to being one of India’s most respected directors my jakkanna has come a long way. 15 long years.from a 19 year old boy to being a father today the journey has been the most memorable. 15 long years.but what remains the same is our friendship which started with STUDENT NO-1.” tweeted Jr NTR.