Director Venkatesh Maha's comments sparked controversy when he criticised the character of KGF’s Rocky bhai and called him problematicNani is currently promoting his first pan-Indian venture ‘Dasara’, which will hit the big screens on March 30. The movie helmed by Srikanth Odela, features the National Award-winning actress Keerthy Suresh as the female lead.In a recent interview for the movie, the ‘Natural Star’ was asked to comment on the Maha-KGF controversy that spread like a wildfire when a video clip from a ‘Women’s Day Special Interview’ with a few Telugu film directors went viral. Filmmakers Venkatesh Maha, Nandini Reddy, Mohana Krishna Indraganti, Shiva Nirvana, and Vivek Athreya were interviewed by journalist Prema. Nani has worked under the direction of everyone except Venkatesh Maha, with whom he shared the screen space in the movie ‘Ante Sundaraniki’. Considering the professional and personal rapport the actor has with the directors involved, the interviewer asked him for his take on the controversy and what he feels about the whole ordeal.Nani responded by first giving a disclaimer that he's just giving his understanding of the version of the events that transpired and hoped that his words won't be taken out of context. “I think what was said and how it was said was extremely wrong. And I think (Venkatesh) Maha also issued an explanation regarding the same…. There are some things…. After watching a movie, we come out of the theatre and talk to friends a certain way… in interviews, we filter out few things, we say it in a certain way to convey our point. There somewhere the discussion took a different turn, it became a sort of conversation you’d have with your friends outside a theatre. He should've been careful with his words… I think he also felt that… and obviously, he got a lot of flak for that and… In a way I felt bad that the rest of the directors also got into it… I am genuinely saying… these bunch of filmmakers… I know whether it is Vivek, Mohan, Shiva or Nandini, they all love mass cinema. They really enjoy it and appreciate it. I even watched a movie with Nandini and she used to whistle at mass cinema… If a 1000 people watched that interview, 999 people watched only that clip… So the directors were involved in a discussion, a fellow filmmaker was narrating something funny … the opinion we may not like or disagree with… but when he is saying it in a funny tone the people there, who are like a group of friends, will naturally smile. I know all of them would have gotten affected by the backlash… I know all of them, all of them love commercial cinema, they were involved in a discussion on independent and content-based cinema, and the thing in between was a miscalculation. I think we shouldn’t punish them too much for it… Maha's opinion is a different topic altogether and I don't want to get into it especially because he even put up an apology. But the rest of them, I really know them very personally. They are always the first ones to appreciate any kind of cinema. I've seen them clapping and whistling for RRR in the theatres. I've seen them appreciating the filmmaking techniques & editing of KGF. So they were just being friendly there. They are gem of a people. I won't judge them based on a 10-sec clip, because I know them… what all has happened was just unfortunate,” explained the ‘Dasara’ actor.