Wednesday, July 19, 2006
"I adore him as a an artiste. But I hate him as a human being". That was the exact expression used by Shivaji Raja, charcter artiste at a press conference called by him at old FNCC Club premises a few years ago. He called for the press conference to precisely nail comedian Bramhanandam on some issues.
After a few days the comdeians in Tollywood came together under the leadership of AVS,
they together accused Bramhanandam of belittling several artistes and insulting smallactors in the industry.
The major issue raked up was about the funds collected by Bramhanandam to install a statue of all time great comedian Relangi at a place in Film Nagar.
As this washing of dirty linen between comedians continued, some wiseman approached Dasari for help.
Dasari then called for a meeting to sort out matters. At the meeting Brahmanandam, brought the bust size statue of Relangi to show that he was sincere in his desire to install the statue. And he woud utilize all the funds collected for the purpose.
This drama took place 8-10 years ago.
The funny part of the story begins now. Where is the statue?
Has it been installed somewhere secretly?
If the statue has not been installed where are the funds?
Has everybody concerned forgotten all about the fund collection and
Relangi statue installation.
Is there at least a part of the fund still left?