Published: Tue 05th Jul 2016 10:11 AM
Telangana Artists Rasamayi Balakishan, Sampoonresh Babu Insulted
Strange are the ways of Telugu NRIs. They love to watch beautiful singers and hot heroines perform on the stage but won’t care for other guests or participants invited. All this is said regarding American Telugu Association conference which was held grandly in the United States of America. In fact, Telugu film and cultural celebrities are also enthused to rush America because more than a cultural trip, they enjoy it as a vacation with zero expenses.
Firstly, we have seen Burning Star Sampoornesh Babu badly treated with filthy, cuss words by an ATA organizer. This made Sampoo to drop his trip. Now, it was the turn of TRS MLA, a singer, poet and political activist too. Reports say, Rasamayi was insulted on the stage when he was set to perform. Organizers forcibly stopped him from performing, first by shouting and secondly, they almost pulled off his mike. A humiliated Rasamayi went off the stage threatening organizers to be prepared for dire consequences. Coincidentally, both these artists hail from same region Siddipet in Telangana.
Wonder why these organizers invite Telangana artists and then disrespect them? Division of Andhra Pradesh into two states has divided the Telugu community in the USA virtually into two groups. Now… is our Telugu language and culture one or divided?