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When Chiranjeevi felt ‘insulted’ and ‘humiliated’ in Delhi: ‘They portrayed Hindi cinema as Indian cinema’

Megastar Chiranjeevi revealed a second of his life when he felt “insulted” and “humiliated.” At Acharya‘s pre-release occasion, Chiranjeevi narrated an incident, which happened in 1989. The actor recalled he was referred to as to Delhi as his movie Rudraveeni was being honoured with Nargis Dutt award. He stated {that a} day earlier than the award ceremony, the federal government organised a excessive tea throughout which, he was taking a stroll towards the wall that portrayed historical past of Indian cinema. He remembered that the wall portrayed icons like Prithviraj Kapoor to Amitabh Bachchan with a short about them.

“I stored strolling in expectation to see one thing on south movies. Nevertheless, there was solely a nonetheless of MGR with Jayalalithaa and a photograph of Prem Nazir. They titled it as south Movies. Simply that. They didn’t recognise stalwarts like Raj Kumar or Vishnuvardhan or NT Ramarao or Nageshwara Rao or Sivaji Ganesan and even the legendary filmmakers of our industries. I felt very humiliated at that second. It was like an insult. They portrayed Hindi cinema as Indian cinema. Whereas different movies had been categorised as ‘regional movies’ and weren’t given respect,” Chiranjeevi revealed.

He added that he spoke about it again then however obtained no response. Nevertheless, with Baahubali or RRR, he feels proud that now the nation is recognising administrators, actors and writers from south India. He stated the movies have damaged the regional boundaries and respectfully earned the tag of being pan-Indian movies.

“Baahubali made me proud because it eliminated the demarcation between regional and Hindi cinema and proved that all of us are part of Indian movie trade. These movies have made Telugu viewers proud. Hats off to SS Rajamouli for giving us movies like Baahubali and RRR. He will probably be remembered ceaselessly,” Chiranjeevi stated and gave him the tag of ‘Demigod of Indian cinema.’

Chiranjeevi additionally praised Yash’s KGF 2 and Allu Arjun’s Pushpa. He stated that with the success of those movies, the actors, together with Prabhas, have turn into pan-India actors.

Because the occasion continued, the actor additionally talked about how SS Rajamouli can also be a cause as to why Acharya might be potential. Apparently, the script was provided to Ram Charan first; the function of Chiranjeevi was first provided to his son.

“There was a time when Ram Charan needed to do each the movies. Doing a movie with SS Rajamouli means getting locked in his home. He doesn’t go away his actors. Ram was confused how can he shoot for RRR and Acharya collectively, which is once I got here into the image. I requested him to ask Koratala Siva at our place. I requested him if I can do the function as an alternative of Ram. An ecstatic Siva was overjoyed with the supply. However months later, we would have liked somebody to play Siddha in Acharya. Siva was adamant that he needed Ram for this function. So, I instructed Rajamouli that it’s my spouse Surekha’s want to see me and Ram collectively on display screen. He gave it a thought and by some means managed RRR dates with Siva’s Acharya. That’s how Acharya was accomplished,” the actor said.

Concluding his speech, the 66-year-old additionally addressed how Acharya will break the ‘fable’ that actors, who’ve skilled thunderous win on the field workplace with a SS Rajamouli movie, have failed miserably of their subsequent launch.

“Lots of people have at all times spoken about how each actor who has had a thunderous hit with SS Rajamouli has confronted a flop of their subsequent. Let me let you know, it’s only a fable, not a reality. And Acharya will show that,” he concluded.

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