Naga Chaitanya, Akhil condemn Balakrishna’s touch upon their grandfather: ‘Disrespecting them is degrading ourselves’

Actors Naga Chaitanya and his brother Akhil Akkineni on Tuesday took to Twitter to share an announcement through which they’ve not directly reacted to actor Nandamuri Balakrishna’s latest speech through which he handed a distasteful comment about their grandfather, late legendary actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao. Balakrishna’s remark has earned robust response on social media. Additionally learn: Naga Chaitanya’s subsequent titled Custody; see first look of actor as fearless cop

On the success meet of his newest launch Veera Simha Reddy, Balkrishna’s remark about Akkineni Nageswara Rao didn’t go down too effectively. Speaking about his father Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao in his speech, Balakrishna mentioned: “My father Sr NTR had some contemporaries, aa Ranga Rao (referring to SV Ranga Rao), Akkineni, Thokkineni, and a few others”.

Utilizing the phrase Thokkineni whereas referring to the veteran Akkineni was referred to as out by many on social media.

On Tuesday, each Naga Chaitanya and Akhil launched an announcement through which they mentioned disrespecting legends like Ranga Rao and Nageswara Rao is like disrespecting ourselves. Their assertion learn, “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.”

Within the feedback part, folks lauded Chaitanya’s matured response to Balakrishna’s gaffe. One consumer wrote: “A matured person is the one who maintains a well-balanced mindset at all times and situations. A great gesture from Chay and Akhil (sic).” One other consumer wrote: “Mr. Balakrishna, Borrow some maturity from Chay (sic).”

Nagarjuna is but to react to the controversy. Balakrishna is understood for being a motormouth. In 2021, in an interview to TV 9, he claimed he doesn’t know who AR Rahman is and he would not care about his achievements.

Again then, a brief clip from the interview had gone viral on social media. Balakrishna mentioned: “I don’t know who Rahman is. I don’t care. Once in a decade, he gives a hit and gets an Oscar award.” Followers had trolled Balakrishna for his cheeky response. AR Rahman had composed the background music for Balakrishna’s 1993 Telugu movie, Nippu Ravva.


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