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Tollywood movie star pays a visit to Bedfordshire

Tue 17th October, 2017

Naresh Vijaya the star of Indian Teluga cinema “Tollywood’ and lead in over 90 films visited the University of Bedfordshire to deliver a guest lecture to the Faculty of Creative Arts Technologies and Science (CATS) (Thurs 5 Oct).

The acclaimed Indian actor met with students and staff to talk about his reflections of the Indian film industry and his work with Kalakaarula Aikya Vedika (KIV) on preserving ancient art forms in South India.

Students had the chance to pose for pictures with Naresh, view excepts from Tollywood feature films and to critically discuss them with the actor, getting his personal insights and feedback on the industry.

Professor Jan Domin Executive Dean of the CATS Faculty said: “We were delighted to welcome Naresh Vijaya who interrupted filming in the UK to join us and review his glittering career in the Indian film industry.

“The students were fascinated with Naresh, and were excited to get valuable insight from someone who has such varied and diverse experience.”

Naresh also got the chance to view some of the University’s state of the art facilities including a multi-camera TV theatre and a 280 seat theatre with a full backstage communication system with audio and video relay.

To find out more about the University’s CATS faculty and courses available visit https://www.beds.ac.uk/CATS

Naresh Vijaya



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