It is now out that the mega family is not happy with the recently announced Nandi Awards. Bunny Vaas, Allu Arjun's close friend, openly declared that the Andhra Pradesh government deliberately side-lined mega heroes thanks to its partisan attitude.
To add salt to injury was Allu Arjun getting an award in the 'character actor' category, which was given to actors like Rajendra Prasad (Tommy, 2014) and Naresh (Shatamanam Bhavati, 2016).
The award was for his performance in Rudhramadevi. But the catergory chosen was SV Ranga Rao Best Character Artiste. Arjun feels he has been shortchanged by the Jury.
And without mincing words, Bunny Vaas pointed out that a casteist Chandra Babu's government was treating the mega heroes badly.
In the year 2013, Pawan Kalyan got a raw deal from the Nandi jury (the awards were announced few months ago) and now Allu Arjun was meted the same treatment.
Allu Arjun was expecting a better award for his performance in Rudhrama Devi and he expected awards for "Race Gurram" and "S/o Sathyamurthy" in other categories, but the jury gave him an award in the category of a character artiste.
Although megastar Chiranjeevi was honoured with the prestigious Raghupathi Venkaiah Award, the mega camp in general and Allu Arjun in particular is said to be fuming.