Chiranjeevi Turns Emotional On Bapineedu's Demise

The Telugu film industry is mourning the loss of one of the most popular yesteryear directors, K Vijaya Bapineedu. Several Tollywood personalities visited the director's residence and paid their last respects. Megastar Chiranjeevi, who had worked with Vijaya Bapineedu on several films, too, paid rich tributes to his favorite director's mortal remains.

After consoling the bereaved family members, an emotional Chiru addressed the media and remembered his association with Vijaya Bapineedu. Chiru called Vijaya Bapineedu as his mentor, a brother and father figure and that his Gang Leader director used to love him so much.

"At one point, Vijaya Bapineedu garu used to only work with me. When I had suggested him to work with other heroes, he had told me that he had a certain comfort level with me which he didn't feel with other heroes," said Chiranjeevi.

"Bapineedu garu was a man with unique thoughts. He had celebrated my Gang Leader success function in 4 centres on a single day. Not only me, he was loved by all my family members and fans. His passing away is a great loss for the film industry," said Chiru.