Senior actor and Movie Artists Association President, Sivaji Raja faced allegations that he and his team, has misused funds of MAA during recent event they conducted at USA with Chiranjeevi as the Guest.
The news reports suggested that in General Body Meeting, Sivaji Raja gave all clarifications to the board and even submitted all audit reports on Sunday.
On Monday, that is, 3rd September, he conducted a press meet with Hero Srikanth, the executive vice president, and Treasurer Paruchuri Venkateswara Rao.
Srikanth said, “We wanted to do an event to raise funds for MAA to construct own building. We went with a goal of collecting Rs. 1 crore and when we got it, we left the remaining amount to organisers as we can’t demand more than what we accepted in the beginning and in the contract.”
Sivaji Raja said, “I am ready with all the audit reports. From Rs. 2 crores, we increased funds to Rs. 5. 65 crores and we want to make it Rs. 10 crores, hence we are planning events with Mahesh, Prabhas and Nagarjuna in coming months with such a goal.
As we wanted Rs. 1 crore, we did not really know how much the entire potential of the event is. Even Chiranjeevi garu did not question us why so less and he happily agreed.
If someone who are alleging can prove me guilty of misusing funds, I will tonsure my head and will touch everyone’s feet. Will also right all my properties to MAA and quit. This is my open challenge,” concluded Sivaji Raja.
He stated that the association lacks in unity and hence, the building issue is being dragged on and on. He promised that they will start construction before his term ends. As there are 4-5 months for next elections few people are raising some issues with baseless allegations he claimed.