Nandamuri Balakrishna, the popular Actor and member of Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly courted controversy in a recent interview. Balakrishna reportedly said that he isn’t aware who AR Rahman is.
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Balakrishna said, “I don’t know who AR Rahman is. He won an Oscar and I don’t even know who he is. He gives a hit once in a decade.”
Balakrishna’s further statements were about Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award. He allegedly said the Bharat Ratna is equal to his father NTR’s toenail.
When asked about our country’s most prestigious awards, he said, “I feel that Bharat Ratna is equal to my father’s [NTR] toenail. No award can compensate for the contribution of my family to Tollywood. So, only the awards should feel bad. Not my family or my father.”
Incidentally, it was AR Rahman himself who once composed the background score of Balakrishna’s 1993-film, Nippu Ravva. However, fans of the music maestro stood up for the legend and defended their love for Rahman. Here’s how they reacted to Balakrishna’s statements.
Even Telugus troll and condemn this shit statement.
Irony is that Rahman did music for Balakrishna movie Nippu Ravva in 1993🙆.
— . (@Transomniac) July 20, 2021
@arrahman Sir, May be you don't understand telugu, Our Telugu Super Star Balakrishna is disappointed because you only worked for his Nippurava BGM and Not for straight movie, He Says you are unfit for OScar https://t.co/dA6NfSwkn2
— మంచినీటికాలువ (@PMCBN2021) July 20, 2021
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Balakrishna's recent comments on
A. R. Rahman is pathetic and cheap…
Don't know why these Telugu actors are so heavy headed… 😏
— PRABHA…😎 (@twitz_prabhakar) July 21, 2021
Balakrishna was first Telugu actor Rahman worked with. 🤕
— Gudumbaa😷 (@Gudumbaa) July 20, 2021
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