A writer cum aspiring director, Rajesh Manduri alleged that Koratala Siva has copied Megastar Chrianjeevi’s Acharya story. Rajesh revealed that Acharya is a father and son revenge drama where the father character will be killed in the 1990 backdrop. The story will be in the backdrop of the endowment lands occupied by some power centers for generations together as per him.
“I am in industry for 18 years working for nine directors. I wrote this story by the name ‘Peddayana’ for Nandamuri Balakrishna. The story was registered in 2018. I approached Mythri Movie Makers with this story. They tried to buy the story but I refused. I do not know how it went to Koratala Siva but it got leaked. I fought a lot behind the scenes but to of no use,” Rajesh alleged.