Telugu actor Nandamuri Balakrishna has sparked controversy by claiming that he doesn’t take care of AR Rahman’s music or his achievements worldwide.
Talking to a Telugu information channel, the 61-year-old actor mentioned, “I don’t know who is Rahman. I don’t care. Once in a decade, he gives a hit and gets an Oscar award.”
It is value noting that AR Rahman had composed the music for Nandamuri Balakrishna’s Nippu Ravva (1993).
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In the interview, Nandamuri Balakrishna went on to say that not simply Oscars, he doesn’t even worth Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award. He believes that the coveted award was undeserving of his late father NT Rama Rao. “All these awards are equal to my foot. No award can compensate for the contribution of my family to Telugu cinema. I feel Bharat Ratna is equal to NTR’s toenail. The awards must feel sad, not my family or my father,” he added.
During the course of the interview, Balakrishna additionally positioned himself above Hollywood director James Cameron. “I like to wrap up my shootings quickly unlike that Hollywood filmmaker James Cameron, who takes years to complete a film. The way I work, I do more hit films in less time,” he mentioned.
It is not the primary time Nandamuri Balakrishna has courted controversy. He is infamous for slapping others, together with followers, in public.
Balakrishna is presently taking pictures for his subsequent movie Akhanda, which is written and directed by Boyapati Srinu.