“Nageswara Rao loved me more than his children,” says Balakrishna Balakrishna's recent comments 'Akkineni.. Thokkineni' during his speech at the success meet of his recent release Veera Simha Reddy did not go down well with the fans has sparked a huge controversy. Even actors belonging to the Akkineni family including Naga Chaitanya and Akhil Akkineni, the grandsons of actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao reacted to the controversy, saying disrespecting acting legends like SV Ranga Rao and ANR is like degrading ourselves.Talking about his father, late actor Sr NTR, and ANR Balayya said, “My father, Sr NTR had some contemporaries, Ranga Rao (SV Ranga Rao), Akkineni, Thokkineni, and some others...” Balakrishna invited criticism from media and fans for undermining some of the biggest actors and contemporaries of NTR from the Telugu Film Industry. Soon after #MentalBalakrishna started trending on Twitter. Now providing a clarification the actor said, "Nageswara Rao loved me more than his children. Akkineni Nageswara Rao was given the first national award in the name of my father.. Love for Baba is in the heart.. I don't care what happens outside."