‘Felt insulted’: Chiranjeevi talks on just how south Indian movie theater made use of to be seen
The star claimed he saw Delhi to go to the National Film Awards as his co-production Rudraveena was to be offered the Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film onNational Integration “We were sipping tea in the hall adorned with posters highlighting the glory of Indian cinema. There were some footnotes for the posters put up on the walls. There were photos of Prithiviraj Kapoor, Raj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar, Dev Anand, Amitabh Bachchan, Rajesh Khanna and Dharmendra. They glorified various directors and heroines and we thought they would also talk about south Indian cinema in such great detail,” he said. “But they simply presented a substantial still of MGR (M G Ramachandran) as well as Jayalalithaa dance as well as explained it as southern Indian movie theater. Besides, a photo of Prem Nazir, that played a hero in the highest possible variety of movies in the background of Indian movie theater, was revealed,” he claimed.
Chiranjeevi, the celebrity of movies such as Indra, Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy, Tagore as well as Gang Leader, claimed it was depressing to see that greats like Dr Rajkumar, A Nageswara Rao as well as NT Rama Rao could not discover a location amongst the posters of the popular Indian movie stars presented at the place. “They were like demigods (south stars). Their photos did not find a place there. Even those of Sivaji Ganesan of Tamil film industry could not be found. It was so humiliating for me at that time. I felt insulted and very sad. They projected only Hindi films as Indian cinema and dismissed other films as if they were regional language films. They didn’t even bother to acknowledge or respect our contribution,” he included.
But the star enjoys that the current ticket office success of movies southern has actually modified the understanding of individuals. “I feel so proud that our film industry has proved that we are no longer regional cinema and Telugu cinema removed the barriers and made it as Indian cinema… Everyone is amazed at our success. We have overcome the discrimination, thanks to ‘Baahubali’, ‘Baahubali 2’ and ‘RRR’. These films have helped us a great deal. We are so proud that the Telugu industry has made these films,” he claimed.
Watch the video clip of the speech listed below. Chiranjeevi’s comments come days after Bollywood star Ajay Devgn as well as Kannada star Sudeep Sanjeev participated in a Twitter altercation over Hindi being a nationwide language
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On package workplace front, Bollywood movies have actually been encountering challenging competitors from southerly movies. In current months, Pushpa (Telugu), RRR (Telugu) as well as KGF: Chapter 2 (Kannada) have actually become frying pan-India smash hits making greater than Hindi movies like Gangubai Kathiawadi, Jersey as well as Runway 34 to name a few.