Director Dharma Teja, who is currently working on Ravi Teja's Power, has slammed the media for twisting the issue of Chiranjeevi jumping the queue at the polling booth in Jubilee Hills on April 30 and depicting him as a villain. The filmmaker claims that he was present there at the moment when an NRI guy obstructed Chiru. He says that the Megastar was standing in the queue, but media men and the people standing around him forced him to skip the line.
In a statement to IdleBrain, Teja said, "Chiranjeevi came to polling booth along with his family and stood in the queue. It was the other people in queue and the media who has requested Chiranjeevi to go ahead and vote. When Chiranjeevi along with his family moved from the queue and a NRI guy has questioned him. Chiru has amicably answered the NRI and came back and stood in the queue."
Teja blasted the media for blowing the issue out of the proportion. The director added, "The queue also consisted on many VIPs and politicians. But Chiranjeevi has gone ahead only because others requested him to do so and returned to queue after somebody objected to it. Media has shown the entire episode in magnifying glass and tried to show Chiranjeevi as villain which is not!" Continue to slide to see Chiranjeevi photos.
Chiranjeevi With Family During Voting
Megastar Chiranjeevi arrived with his wife Sureka and son Ram Charan Teja at the polling booth in Jubilee Hills to cast his vote on April 30.
Chiranjeevi Standing In Queue
Actor-turned-politician Chiranjeevi is waiting in the queue to cast his vote to polling booth along with his family and stood in the queue.
NRI Questioning Chiranjeevi
When Chiranjeevi moved out of the queue, an NRI guy questioned him, "Don't' you think you should stand in the queue? Is it right?"
Chiranjeevi Amicably Answering NRI
Chiranjeevi is amicably answering the NRI before returning to stand in the queue.
Chiranjeevi was shocked by the argument with the voter. For some time, he could not lift his head and kept seeing the ground beneath for sometime.
Teja, Wife Showing Index Fingers After Voting
Along with his wife Teja is showing his index finger after casting his vote at the polling booth in Jubilee Hills to cast his vote on April 30.