There is a lot of discussion going on about what Nandamuri Balakrishna said during the success party of ‘Veera Simha Reddy’. People thought that some of the words he said were derogatory towards legends like Akkineni Nageswar Rao and SV Ranga Rao.
With Balayya’s comments going viral, the youngsters of the Akkineni family have taken to Twitter and released a joint statement. Both Naga Chaitanya and Akhil released a letter that says, “Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao garu, Akkineni Nageswara Rao garu and SV Ranga Rao garu’s creative contributions have been the pride and pillars of Telugu cinema. Disrespecting them is degrading ourselves.”
The Akkineni fans demanded an apology from the ‘Simha’ hero and even staged protests as well. Balakrishna decided to open up about the issue and cool things down. He said that ANR used to love him more than his own kids and remembered that the ‘Devadasu’ actor is the first National Award winner which was instituted in the name of his late father Nandamuri Taraka Ramarao.
He added, “I have huge respect and love towards my uncle in my heart. I don’t care about anything that happened outside.”
Balayya is currently doing a movie with Anil Ravipudi. Nandamuri and Akkineni’s families have maintained a strong relationship with each other since the beginning. NTR and ANR have acted together in numerous films and they are good friends off screen as well.
Nagarjuna and Harikrishna acted in ‘Seetharamaraju’ and had a great relationship together. Even NTR, Akhil and Chaitanya say nice things about each other.