“Gautamiputra Satakarni” which is nearing its release is making headlines almost every day. Recently “Gautamiputra Satakarni” had its audio launch event at Sri Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Municipal High School Grounds, Tirupathi. Director Krish while addressing the gathering said, “The film is arriving for Sankranthi, Khabardar.”
The statement seemed not be received rightly by the media. A lot of rumors came up accusing director Krish that he was pointing out megastar’s 150th film “Khaidi No. 150.” Clearing the air, director Krish clarified, “I request all dear friends who spread my words faultily. I uttered the word with pure anguish for not giving place for Telugu nativity in the history. I’m telling this heartfully. I used the word ‘Khabardar’ for sense of levity on Telugus who lived as Madrasis for ages. My second film “Vedam” was with my closest friend Allu Arjun. My fourth film “Kanche” was with Varun Tej. Ram Charan is very close to me before I entered the industry. Chiranjeevi is a great person invited me to his residence, hugged me, analyzed each and every scene in “Kanche” and congratulated me, post release of the film. He is an inspiration to me. Please don’t look for flaws in my words. Thank you.”
Balakrishna and megastar Chiranjeevi had their films clashed at the box office several times. This time the clash is more significant because, both the movies are milestones for both the actors. While “Gautamiputra Satakarni” is Balakrishna’s 100th film, “Khaidi No. 150” is Chiranjeevi’s 150th film.