Tammareddy Bharadwaja’s remarks about RRR Oscar promotional budget crossing Rs 80 crore stoked a new controversy in Tollywood. Tammareddy stated that as many as 8 films could be made with the Oscar promotional budget of RRR. He made these comments while expressing his opinion on the topic of ‘Filmmaking on Controversial Subjects’ at Ravindra Bharati during which he stated that the social cause is missing in today’s films.
Tammareddy’s comments on RRR haven’t gone down well with many in Tollywood. SS Rajamouli’s own guru and seasoned filmmaker K Raghavendra Rao, who usually reticent and stays away from controversies, has broken his silence and has responded to the whole issue.
KRR reacted to Tammareddy’s critical comments on magnum opus RRR. Raghavendra Rao advised Tammareddy to be content with the global recognition for Telugu cinema, Telugu literature and a Telugu director. Shooting a straight question to Tammareddy, KRR asked, “Do you have the accounts information to claim the promotional budget crossed 80 crore?” Raghavendra Rao further added, “Do you mean that James Cameron, Spielberg are promoting (RRR) by taking money?”
With none other than KRR stepping into the issue and coming out in the open to condemn Bharadwaja’s comments, the issue is likely to stay on. We have to wait and see, who all will respond to these comments.