Three days ago, President of India had presented Padma awards to various personalities who had excelled in their own fields.
Among those who had this great honour were quite a few Telugus including media baron Ramoji Rao (Padma Vibhushan), popular film director S S Rajamouli (Padmasri), noted litterateur Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad (Padma Bhushan) and artiste Vaikuntham (Padma Sri) etc.
Naturally, it is a great opportunity to felicitate these personalities who had brought laurels to Andhra Pradesh and Telangana States.
From the film industry, at present Rajamouli is the only person who had got the award for his magnum opus Baahubali, which also won the national award for the best film category.
In a way, Ramoji Rao is also connected to the Telugu film industry, as he had produced several award-wiinning films under Usha Kiran Movies and gave life to several artistes. So, he too deserves felicitation by the film industry.
Yet, both were ignored by our great MP T Subbarami Reddy, who has the habit of hogging the media limelight by felicitating film stars.
A day after the presentation of Padma awards, TSR held a function in New Delhi and profusely felicitated Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra for getting the Padmasri award.
Several celebrities including our own hero-cum-producer Mohan Babu attended the function. Wonder, why Subbarami Reddy who also produced several Telugu films, chose to ignore Ramoji Rao and Rajamouli and preferred Priyanka Chopra, who is nothing to do with Telugu films.
Well, only TSR has an answer!