When Posani Krishnamurali called Pawan Kalyan names and even made derogatory slurs on his mother and daughter, Chiranjeevi maintained strategic silence. He feared repercussions from the Andhra Pradesh government and with the interests of Tollywood in mind, he didn’t speak out against the guilty parties.
But now, Balakrishna is fighting fire with fire. When the YCP MLAs made derogatory comments on Balakrishna’s sister and Chandrababu’s wife Bhuvaneshwari, the former sprung to action immediately and gave a strong warning to the ruling party forces.
“Taking the names of my family members for your political interests means you are stooping to new lows. The next time you badmouth my family, I will come for you. There will be serious repercussions,” he said.
While Chiranjeevi remained silent in the view of Tollywood’s interests, Balakrishna, with his upcoming film Akhanda releasing in just 10 days from now dared to take on Andhra Pradesh government and spoke against the same. This clearly magnifies the difference between Chiranjeevi and Balakrishna, say observers.