Movie Artists Association (MAA) is a small affiliation for the Telugu film artists working in Tollywood. The affiliation contains of 900 members roughly. For each two years, the affiliation goes for an election to select the members of their working committee which features a President, Executive Vice-President, General Secretary, Treasurer, and Executive members. The election goes to take place on October tenth, 2021 and the ballot combat has been thrilling like by no means earlier than.
Senior actor Naresh is the present president of the affiliation and as his time period is coming to an finish, the members opted for an election. Usually, the election takes place unanimously however this time, with a number of artists asserting their participation within the polls, the affiliation determined to go for the election. The final time the election took place was when Rajendra Prasad and Jayasudha competed for the President’s publish. Rajendra Prasad’s panel gained the election.
After Rajendra Prasad, Sivaji Raja has been elected because the President unanimously after which Naresh took over the publish later.
Now, the massive combat is between Prakash Raj and Manchu Vishnu.
It was Prakash Raj who purchased the hype to the elections in MAA. Prakash Raj confirmed his participation within the MAA Elections from the start of this yr. During the promotions of Vakeel Saab, Prakash Raj attracted everybody by making feedback about the affiliation and thus confirmed his candidature for the President’s publish.
The MAA elections have been imagined to take place within the first half of this yr however as a result of of the COVID-second wave, the affiliation postponed the election. The postponement has angered Prakash Raj who publicly criticized the outgoing president Naresh and alleged that he’s cooking a conspiracy in opposition to him. Naresh too publicly confronted Prakash Raj and regularly, the warmth subsided.
With the entry of Manchu Vishnu, the election warmth went to the following degree. According to Vishnu, he by no means needed to contest within the election however a pair of senior actors within the film trade referred to as him up and requested him to contest because the President and it modified his thoughts. There have been media reviews that said that Mohan Babu was additionally initially not to let Vishnu contest within the election however an incident modified his thoughts too. As reported within the media, Chiranjeevi who’s supporting Prakash Raj referred to as Mohan Babu and requested him to persuade Vishnu to withdraw his participation from the polls. Mohan Babu didn’t prefer it and determined to increase his full assist to the son.
Jeevitha Rajasekhar who was the General Secretary of the affiliation within the earlier time period needed to contest for the President publish too. Jeevitha needed a lady artist to signify the affiliation and introduced her candidature. She immediately gained assist from Naresh and others. However, amidst excessive drama, Jeevitha Rajasekhar joined Prakash Raj’s panel and she or he might be contesting for the General Secretary once more.
Artist Hema too needed to contest for the President’s publish. She is an lively member of the affiliation who has labored at totally different ranges over time. Hema publicly criticized Naresh and made allegations on him that he misused his energy. The disciplinary committee, headed by senior artist UV Krishnam Raju instantly issued a present-trigger discover to Hema. Later, the problem was aspect-tracked and she or he joined Manchu Vishnu’s panel.
Thus, Jeevitha and Hema withdrew their participation within the President’s publish and joined totally different panels.
Senior Telangana artist and advocate CVL Narasimha Rao additionally got here ahead to contest for the President’s publish with the Telangana sentiment as his agenda. With assist from the Bharatiya Janatha Party (BJP), he campaigned for his panel aggressively. However, inside just a few hours of submitting his nomination, CVL stunned everybody by withdrawing his nomination. Later, he gave some lame causes for it and criticized that Prakash Raj is unfit to be the President of the MAA.
In between all this, Bandla Ganesh made a cameo look. Initially, Ganesh was promised a key publish in Prakash Raj’s panel however with the entry of Jeevitha Rajasekhar, equations modified. Prakash Raj did not hold his promise to Ganesh and it disenchanted him. Ganesh introduced his participation within the polls because the General Secretary as an Independent candidate. However, he withdrew his nomination on the request of some biggies and properly-wishers from the film trade. He is now supporting Prakash Raj.
During the pre-launch occasion of Republic, Pawan Kalyan dragged Mohan Babu into his private rivalry with the YSRCP authorities. Making benefit of the identical, Vishnu despatched a sign to the artists that he’s standing with Tollywood whereas Pawan Kalyan will not be in favor of the Telugu Cinema. He additionally used it as a weapon to criticize Prakash Raj that the senior actor will not be on Tollywood’s aspect however with Pawan Kalyan.
Megastar Chiranjeevi didn’t formally affirm his assist to Prakash Raj however mega brother Naga Babu attended a pair of press interactions together with Prakash Raj’s panel. Naga Babu brazenly admitted that all the mega household together with Megastar Chiranjeevi might be supporting Prakash Raj. Naga Babu additionally made some mindless feedback by drawing comparisons with Prakash Raj and Kota Srinivasa Rao which didn’t go properly with the widespread audiences. The exact same Naga Babu needed to delete his earlier tweets on Prakash Raj the place he criticized the Badri actor for criticizing Pawan Kalyan.
Ever because the MAA election notification has come out, a number of allegations and controversies popped up within the media. For the primary time, the artists held a number of press meets to criticize the members within the reverse panel. They even attended many TV channel debates.
Prakash Raj and his supporters alleged that Mohan Babu helps Vishnu with their affect by luring the voters. Prakash Raj even complained in opposition to Vishnu that Mohan Babu bribed the postal ballots of many senior artists together with Krishnam Raju, Krishna, Paruchuri Brothers, and others. However, Vishnu issued a clarification on the identical. Prakash Raj even criticized Manchu Vishnu saying that the younger hero doesn’t have correct data of the Telugu language. Prakash additionally instructed that Vishnu’s movie’s price range is the same as Pawan Kalyan’s first day morning present assortment.
On the opposite hand, Manchu Vishnu’s panel initially fought with Prakash Raj saying that he’s non-native. Later, the panel started attacking Prakash Raj that he by no means voted within the election and isn’t an lively member of the affiliation. They additionally mentioned the sooner controversies that Prakash Raj was an element of. From being boastful and late to the units to accusing the folks on the units, the panel introduced many points in entrance of the media.
In the center of all this, each panels made their agendas clear. A typical agenda is the development of a everlasting constructing for the MAA.
Mega household is supporting Prakash Raj and everybody who likes the Mega household can even give their vote to the senior actor. On the opposite hand, the senior actors like Superstar Krishna, Murali Mohan, Chalapathi Rao, Giri Babu, and the younger heroes are inclined in the direction of Vishnu. It is actually going to be a tricky combat.
Election Time and Venue: Jubilee Hills Public School, Hyderabad from 8 AM to 2 PM
Counting Date: October eleventh, 2021
Mode: Paper Ballot
Prakash Raj’s panel
Manchu Vishnu’s panel