Nandamuri Balakrishna is in the headlines since his speech at Veera Simha Reddy’s success party. The actor insulted veteran actors SV Ranga Rao and Akkineni Nageswara Rao(ANR). Many celebrities give their opinions about disrespectful comments. And now ANR’s grandsons Naga Chaitanya and Akhil Akkineni reacted and returned it to Balakrishna with a statement.
Speaking at the occasion, Balakrishna said something unexpected about legendary actors SV Ranga Rao and Akkineni Nageswara Rao “My father Sr NTR had some contemporaries, aa Ranga Rao (referring to SV Ranga Rao), Akkineni, Thokkineni, and some others” while referring to Sr NTR’s contemporaries.
Speaking at the event, Balakrishna said Akkineni Nageswara Rao didn’t go down too well. “My father Sr NTR had some contemporaries, aa Ranga Rao (referring to SV Ranga Rao), Akkineni, Thokkineni, and some others” while referring to Sr NTR’s contemporaries.” Using the word Akkineni, Thokkineni while referring to the veteran was called out by many on social media.
On Tuesday, Naga Chaitanya and Akhil released a comment in which they stated that disrespecting legends like Ranga Rao and Nageswara Rao degrade us. Their comment read, “Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao Garu, Akkineni Nageswara Rao Garu and S.V Ranga Rao garu’s creative contributions have been the pride and pillars of Telugu Cinema. Disrespecting them is degrading ourselves.”
Balakrishna’s remarks received severe backlash. His disrespectful comment on the Akkineni family hasn’t gone well as well as netizens. Many fans also showed their disappointment and many memes mocked him on the internet.
Coming Balakrishna’s Veera Simha Reddy, the film hit the screen for Sankranti. Receiving mixed initial reviews, the movie is making an impressive box office in its first weekend. On Sunday, the team hosted a grand party.