Tollywood witnesses unprecedented fight: Rajasekhar resigns from MAA

After he involved in a bitter war of words with Megastar Chiranjeevi, Dr Chiranjeevi has resigned from his post as the Executive Vice President of Movie Artists Association.

In an online statement, he said, “Whatever happened today is only between Naresh, Maa and me. Things aren’t right here and I cannot stand aside quietly and watch. There is no misunderstanding or fight between Chiranjeevi Garu, Mohan Babu Garu and Me. I apologise for any inconvenience caused to our guests! But it is high time and I had to speak about it!

I have resigned from my post as Executive Vice President. I promise to do whatever I can for the industry on my own. Plz dnt blow up this issue as a personal fight between Mohan Babu garu, Chiranjeevi garu and me. I have high respect for both of them and their concern and work towards MAA. Do not project this in any other way.”

A huge argument happened between Chiranjeevi, Dr Rajasekhar, Mohan Babu and Rajasekhar’s wife and actress Jeevitha at the diary launch event of Movie Artists’ Association (MAA).

Chiranjeevi compared MAA to Nadigar Sangam. He said how there is a need for the association to grow in a sustainable manner instead of an aggressive manner.

Describing the MAA members like family, he said, “If there’s something good to say about MAA, let’s tell it to the world but keep it amongst ourselves if we have issues.”

Soon after this,  Dr Rajasekhar touched the feet of everyone on-stage and said, “I have a lot of issues at home due to MAA. I have not worked since March and on top of that, at my home, my wife has invested most of her time in the association work. Chiranjeevi garu gave a brilliant speech but you cannot hide the smoke after setting fire to things.”

He blamed the MAA for his accident in November and said, “Every family has issues within them but to not reveal them to others, we’re only ignoring the problem at hand. We all act like heroes on-screen but if someone within the association does good work, they trample it down.”

After that, Mohan Babu said, “The MAA is divided now. I want to tell the truth because I’m tired of these lies. We’re not all kids. Anything should be told transparently.”

Chiranjeevi then spoke,  “I am sorry and hurt he (Rajasekhar) did this. He behaved so aggressively. I am only reacting because I cannot let this go. Let’s talk about something constructive instead of fighting like this. You should not even come if you don’t like it.” The megastar called it ‘well planned’.

In response, Rajasekhar said, “You should’ve told the truth before calling me here. I came on my own interest but the truth was hidden from me.”

Soon after this, Jeevitha said, “You have all right to comment on our films but not on our personal lives. I apologise for the inconvenience created here today, we have nothing but respect in our heart for you.”

She called Mohan Babu, Chiranjeevi and Krishnam Raju the ‘gods of Tollywood’, and added, “All I’m saying is we’ll discuss amongst ourselves and work together. No one has cheated anyone here.”