Balakrishna’s Arrogance? Don’t know who is AR Rahman, says ‘Bharat Ratna’ equal to my Father’s Toenail

Hyderabad: N Balakrishna, Tollywood actor and politician stoked a controversy when he said that he does not know AR Rahman, Oscar-winning music composer, and further added that India’s highest civilian award Bharat Ratna, is equal to his father’s  NT Rama Rao “toenail”.

NT Rama Rao, popularly known as NTR, was an Indian actor, producer, director, and politician who served as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh for seven years over three terms. He starred in over 300 films, predominantly in Telugu cinema,

Nandamuri Balakrishna, TDP leader in an interview with the Media on Wednesday, stated that the award does not bring glory to his father, instead, he brings glory to the award.’

“I feel that Bharat Ratna is equal to my father’s toenail. No award can compensate for the contribution of my family to Tollywood. So, only the awards should feel bad, not my family or my father. It is the honour and privilege of people who would offer him the award and not of Sr NTR. He is more than a Bharat Ratna,” said Balakrishna.

N Balakrishna further said “I do not know who AR Rahman is. He won an Oscar and I do not even know who he is. He gives a hit once in a decade,”

Soon after his egoistic remarks went viral, AR Rahman fans posting memes and hashtags targetting # #WhoIsBalakrishna on twitter.

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