Legendary director K Viswanath, who is highly respected in the industry for making path-breaking films like Sagara Sangamam, Swarna Kamalam etc, is not spared when it comes to cooking around a controversy. A TRP thrust media house dragged the veteran in to a controversy, making mega fans irate.
The channel reported that K Viswanath said Chiranjeevi is no longer a Megastar and he has lost his loyal fan base by entering into politics. It also added that Viswanath opined it would be difficult for Chiru to regain his lost fan base by acting in mass films.
This news has come as a shocker for fans as well as industry insiders as the director is largely known for his soft spoken person nature and is often quoted as 'Ajaathashatru' (a person who has no enemies).
Perhaps, he shares a great bond with Chiranjeevi and the duo made couple of classics together like Swayamkrushi and Subhalekha, which brought the actor the prestigious Nandi award.
However, the facts differ. Talking in a recent interview, K Viswanath opined that Chiranjeevi is not just a Megastar anymore as he is also into politics. He said that being a huge fan of him, he would love to see the star in a message oriented film rather than a mere commercial entertainer.
The director further added that there are really less no of films that showcases the star as an actor and he felt that the actor in him still has to be brought out in the right measures.
Apparently, the quoted enthusiastic media house twisted the statements and gone between the lines to make up some kind of sensation.
Knowing the real statements of K Viswanath, some of the mega fans too agreed with the director while some overlooked it, as it is just his personal opinion. Check out the video of the real version and the twisted version in the slides below.
The channel stuck to sensationalism and has to face the ire of fan clubs.
Video Courtesy: ABN
The director and actor worked together for Swayamkrushi, Subhalekha and Apadhbhandavudu. Incidentally all three films brought Chiranjeevi a huge appreciation as an actor rather than a star.
Chiranjeevi shows huge respect towards the director and the duo were seen together recently at Chiranjeevi's 60th birthday celebrations.
Vishwanth has given an advise to Chiranjeevi about his comeback film, being his close aide and a fan. However, he is being misquoted by a section of media.
Here is a picture of the duo from the sets of Swayamkrushi. Meanwhile, let us know your opinions on the issue, by leaving your comments below in the comment box.