Director Srinu Vaitla held a press meet today to clarify about the things said against him by actor Prakash Raj.
Yesterday, Prakash Raj said that Srinu Vaitla is shameless, arrogant and doesn't have respect towards Pawan Kalyan, NTR and Kona Venkat.
He added that Srinu Vaitla wasted producer's money for his personal agenda and that is the reason why Aagadu flopped at the box-office.
He also accused Srinu Vaitla for using a poem said by him at a press meet.
Replying to Prakash Raj, Srinu Vaitla said, “The lines were dedicated to me by Prakash Raj so I had the rights on them. I used them as a dialogue. And it’s funny that he accuses me of stealing it.”
The director also clarified, “I did not remove Prakash Raj from Aagadu because of my ego, but considering my own self-respect.”
He further said, "Being a part of film industry, Prakash Raj has crossed the line by speaking bad about my film while its still running in the theaters. He was kicked out of my 'Aagadu' because of his arrogance and he abused my co-director. Right from that time, he has been doing bad propaganda about Aagadu. I have high regards towards Pawan Kalyan and NTR knows me very well as we worked together for a hit film".
Telugu Directors Association also came in support to Srinu Vaitla and said that Prakash Raj made a mistake by abusing a co-director and crossed the line by conducting a press meet while the case was still in the association.