During his recent visit to Simhachalam, director Parasuram apologised for a dialogue in the film which drew the ire of Lord Narasimha Swamy's devotees
After drawing criticism for some of Keerthy Suresh's scenes with Mahesh Babu in Sarkaru Vaari Paata, Parasuram has faced another backlash from the devotees of Lord Narasimha Swamy, for which he extended an apology.
There is a confrontation scene in the film between the hero and villain played by Mahesh Babu and Samuthirakani, respectively, where the villain tells, (in rough translation) “I am like Lord Narasimha Swamy. Do you know why he is covered in ‘Chandanam’ (sandalwood paste) the whole year? It’s because people will be unable to withstand the fury of his ‘ugra roopam’ (fierce form). You cannot stand my ‘ugra roopam’ either”.
Some devotees took exception to this dialogue in this film saying their sentiments were hurt at the villain character referring to Lord Narasimha Swamy in this way as they believe their God is kind and always blesses the devotees and fulfills their desires.
Following the success of ‘Sarkaru Vaari Paata’, director Parasuram came to Simhachalam where he had the darshan of the Lord. Speaking to the media at the venue, Parasuram offered an unconditional apology saying, “It was entirely unintentional. I apologise unconditionally to the devotees who were unhappy with the dialogue. I am a strong believer in the Lord too and would never do something to upset his devotees”.
Updated date: Wednesday, 25 May 2022 - 12:24 PM