Raghavendra Rao directorial movie ‘Om Namo Venkatesaya’ has sparked controversy. The titles of the director Raghavendra Rao’s earlier movies like Annamaiah, Bhakta Ramadasu, and Shirdi Sai have been named after the respective devotees and not the Gods.
Girijan, other Banjara Seva Sangham leaders, and activists have staged a protest against the name of the title in Tirupati and opposed to not naming it after the Saint Hathiram Baba and instead, they named it as ‘Om Namo Venkatesaya’. They accused that the film- makers are discriminating the tribal saint. They Girijan groups including leader Shankar Naik have demanded that this film should also be named after the devotee.