Nandamuri Balakrishna is in hot water for his comments in a recent interview. Balakrishna recently interacted with leading Telugu News Channel marking the 30th anniversary of his classic 'Aditya 369'. During the interview Balayya made comments against Oscar Winner AR Rahman.
“I don’t know who AR Rahman is. He won an Oscar award and I don’t even know who he is. He gives a hit once in a decade” Balakrishna said. He added that Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award is equal to the “toenail” of his father, late actor-politician NT Rama Rao.
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.
NBK also mocked yesteryear Bollywood superstar Madhuri Dixit, saying that she used to imitate the late dance choreographer Saroj Khan.