He accused that Since 2002, Injustice happened to the Chiranjeevi family in Nandi awards. He said, Manam film song ‘kani penchina ma ammake..’ won 8 other award but it didn’t get Nandi award. Rudra Devi is a historic film, it was ignored. Bujji alleged that the jury members had done only signing the list . He said, Sr.NTR was a great person he never showed partiality towards his son.
He said, Manam was Akkineni Nageswara Rao last film , Why Awards committees doesn’t recognise films with souls and reincarnation concepts? Even ‘Kanche’ film was ignored. When Commercial films are not meant to be given awards. How come “Legend” film got 9 awards. Is it not a commercial film?, he questioned.
Another producer C. Kalyan countered Bujji’s comments. He said, the film should be useful to the society with a message Chiranjeevi never expected awards. There is no caste lobbying in awards all belong to ‘Cinema’ religion.