Rajamouli is unarguably the biggest regional commercial director in India. After ‘Baahubali’ and Padma Shri, he has become Tollywood’s pride. Given this, his each and every word counts for many. When he recently wrote an open letter praising his colleague Krish for making ‘Gautamiputra Satakarni’ in an entertaining way, many readers unsuspectingly took the glowing tribute at face value.
However, it turns out, Rajamouli didn’t say many of those hyperbolic terms in the open letter. Saying that the dramatic tone of the letter surprised him, the ace filmmaker added that he had been waiting for Krish’s team to put the record straight, which never happened.
In the wake of this episode, it is hoped, the top stars and directors will be more circumspect about press notes. Everything said, Rajamouli’s dignified conduct once again proves he is a man of class.