Director Gunasekhar does it again. He sent another open letter to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu regarding his movie "Rudhramadevi".
In a letter, he asked Naidu's government why his film got snubbed royally? Is it because he questioned Naidu earlier for not granting tax exemption to his historical movie, he asked.
Gunasekhar made "Rudhramadevi" with Anushka in the title role and the movie was not considered for either second Best Film or Third Best Film nor was it acknowledged with a Special Jury award.
When the film was released, Telangana government granted exemption of entertainment tax but Andhra Pradesh government refused to do the same on the grounds that "Rudhramadevi" was Telangana queen.
At the same time, AP Government gave exemption to "Gauthamiputra Satakarni" that starred Naidu's brother-in-law Balakrishna.
In his fresh letter, Gunasekhar raised these points...
1. Is it crime to question your decision for not granting tax exemption for my film?
2. Heard that your government has decided not to give Nandi Awards in future to those raised objections to the recently announced Awards. Are we living in Independent India or in some autocratic country?
3. Why is that my film not considered for any of the categories in Best Films?
4. Or does this movie send wrong signals to the society if you give award?