After Producer Bunny Vas and Director Gunasekhar, ‘Race Gurram’ Producer Nallamalupu Bujji came before media after his film got a raw deal in popular film awards category and other technical categories. Bujji did not mince words and openly said that dominant caste celebrities lobbied hard for their community actors and technicians.
‘Kamma lobbying worked big time,’ he pointed directly referring that Balakrishna, Mahesh Babu and NTR (all belonging to the same community – Kamma) who were preferred over other caste heroes like Prabhas and Allu Arjun in the main category of awards. He also added that Andhra Pradesh Government and the jury members killed hopes of genuine filmmakers.
Bujji also came down heavily on producer C Kalyan for commenting that filmmaker should not hit roads just because they didn’t receive awards. ‘First, ask him in his life to make at least one hit movie,’ Bujji lambasted. Guna lambasted the jury for ignoring his ‘Rudhrama Devi’ movie and awarding Allu Arjun as Best Character Artist. Producer Bunny Vas went on to say that Mega family heroes who contribute a major share of revenue for Tollywood each year with the collections but are being ignored and insulted by the Andhra Pradesh Government.