On Saturday, a group of Non-Indian Residents (NRIs) staged a protest against the Movie Artists’ Association (MAA) in Dallas in the US, complaining that the Telugu film industry has never raised its voice for AP Special status.
Movie Artists’ Association which had organised a silver jubilee celebration in Dallas, had also invited Megastar Chiranjeevi as a chief guest for the function.
Except for Jana Sena Chief and actor Power Star Pawan Kalyan, none of the actors from Telugu Film Industry, have demanded the special status. Even Superstar Mahesh Babu tried to skip away about his take on special status.
Recently, Samaikyandhra Sadhana Samithi president Chalasani Srinivas also questioned, why the celebrities like Mahesh Babu who belongs to Andhra Pradesh doesn’t speak about the special status whereas Sampoornesh Babu who is from Telangana voiced for the special status.
It is heard that one protester in Dallas questioned, “We are all natives of AP and have gathered here as MAA asked for funds. We want to ask, Why is TFI is silent on issues on special category Status.
Telugu actress Sri Reddy shared the link of a video- Telugu NRIs protest for AP Special Status in Dallas on her Facebook and wrote, “You guys are real heros not like reel heroes(they wl not talk about pratyeka hodha)..american nris hats off..fidaa aipoya..casting couch ki,pratyeka hodha ki support cheydam mana gaddaki,mana adapillalaki meriche gouravam..”