At the success meet of Aravinda Sametha, Nandamuri Balakrishna who was present as the Chief Guest flattered heroine Pooja Hegde with his poem in praise of her and that too in Hindi.
This is what he said in Hindi: ‘Lagta hai aasman se farista utar ke sne…….Har khali mastekhab ho jaati hai …patti patti gulab ho jaati hai……..
Now leaving aside the meaning of the poem, it was interesting to watch the reaction of netizens to Balayya’s poem.
“Had Kalidas been alive, he would have committed suicide after listening to Balayya’s style of rendering,” commented one netizen.
“Balayya Babu thopu, dammunte aapu,” said one whereas another said, “If flirting is a university BABU is the MD”.
Majority felt that it would have been nice if Balayya had also explained the poem so that they could understand it and appreciate it too.
But sadly, even Pooja Hegde who was on stage seemed to be asking someone as to which language Balayya was speaking in when he was reciting the poem.