Bandla Ganesh questioned why did TDP Government remove the Best Family Entertainer Award offered in memory of Akkineni Nageswara Rao. He accused the State Government of doing it intentionally. ‘ANR did dubbing from his death bed for ‘Manam’ and it became a blockbuster. Such a film has been sidelined. Can there be a much bigger insult than it? We are ashamed of it! Let us ignore GAV and Race Gurram. Why didn’t they offer award for ANR? Akkineni Nageswara Rao is the first person in the World who announced publicly that he is about to die due to cancer. He said – Don’t feel sad about Me…I will act till my last breath. He is such a great person! They have removed ANR Award due to personal enmity between Balakrishna & Nagarjuna. There is no doubt about it!,’ he asks.
Even Producer NV Prasad accepted the fact that injustice is being done to Akkineni Nageswara Rao. ‘ANR is the reason why lakhs of people shifted to Hyderabad from Chennai. Nobody would defend what the Government & Jury has done in this issue,’ he said.
Nallamalapu Bujji: ‘Lyricist Chandrabose received 8 Awards for the song ‘Kanipinchina Maa Ammaki…’ in ‘Manam’. It’s the best song of the year 2014. Why not Nandi Award was offered to it?’.