The first family to feel bad about Dasari Narayana Rao getting best actor award for Mestri seems to be Chiranjeevi’s.
In the first instance, the choice denied a likely best actor Nandi award to Chiranjeevi’s son Ram Charan. And the next, Dasari got the award for a film which was critical of Chiranjeevi’s political ambitions. The film, Mestri bombed at the box-office.
Actors in our family are not after awards, Chiru said. We are here to entertain and ensure that the people involved in the business get good returns, he asserted.
Chiru dismissed reports that his 150 film had been titled Adhinayakudu.