The elections to the Motion pictures Artistes Affiliation, the apex physique of the Telugu film business, are over. The MAA presidency was received by actor Vishnu Manchu in an in depth election towards Prakash Raj, who later resigned from the first membership of MAA. At the least 10 members of Prakash’s panel have been additionally elected for varied posts, however they’ve additionally give up. There are a complete of 26 posts in MAA, and the president requires cooperation from the alternative aspect as properly to run the affiliation.
Vishnu Manchu had made varied guarantees, together with job safety, medical insurance and monetary assist to needy Telugu actors, in the course of the election marketing campaign. However the brand new president must first take care of the flurry of resignation letters from Prakash’s panel.
Vishnu has already appealed to Prakash to take again his choice of quitting the affiliation. In keeping with The Occasions of India, the 39-year-old made public a screenshot of his Whatsapp chat with Prakash. Within the dialog, Vishnu urged his “uncle” Prakash to not be emotional, saying he wanted his concepts and that the 2 should work collectively.
Prakash, in his resignation letter, congratulated Vishnu and stated that he would proceed to assist him as a non-member. The 56-year-old has not but budged from his place.
The opposite possibility for Vishnu is to contain his father Mohan Babu to make a peace take care of Prakash and guarantee all of the resignations are withdrawn. Hearsay mill is abuzz that Telugu famous person Chiranjeevi and Mohan Babu will sit down with Prakash Raj to persuade him to not depart MAA.
Many imagine Vishnu might even launch an offensive towards Prakash if the opposite choices fail to ship outcomes. The 39-year-old can construct a story that Prakash couldn’t digest his loss and is making MAA endure for politics.