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Vamshi Paidipally: “Mahesh Babu and My relationship goes far beyond one film ”



Vamshi Paidipally  is one  of  the  most  successful and respected  directors of  Telugu cinema with an  impressive body of  work behind him. He is dismayed  to  find stories  about his  alleged rift with matinee  idol Mahesh  Babu gaining currency on  entertainment  portals.

Shy and reserved by nature,  for once Vamshi Paidipally is  angry enough to  let his feelings  show. “I am  supposed to be  depressed, distressed  , angry and what-not because my project with Mahesh Sir is delayed. For what should I be upset? Nothing has  happened for me  to be depressed.Some stories  need  time to be  told. That’s all. To  read  more into a routine situation of a re-writing  of a script is  complete fantasy. I  request sensation-hungry sections  of the  media to resist from cooking up stories because YOU WERE  NOT THERE.Please  show some respect  for our private space.”

Vamshi Paidipally feels the loose talk creates awkwardness between  people. “When something  like this happens(the  proposed  film being postponed) people talk and  write  anything they want,trusting on the silence of  the people  involved. This is wrong. Please  do not mistake  our silence for acceptance  of the nonsense you write. We can’t be reduced to  mere news items. Please show  some empathy  for  us. We are  human beings .Please  don’t forget  that.And we are  struggling every day like everyone else.They do not  have respect for our lives. Do they think  it’s easy being where we are? You know how it is.”

Shedding  light on his relationship with  Mahesh Babu, Vamshi Paidipally says, “To them(the gossip writers) we’re  just an item. I stay away  from  all this. So does Mahesh Sir. They think  because our project  together  is delayed it is the end  of our relationship. How pathetic is that! Our relationship goes far beyond one  film. I have the  highest regard for Mahesh  Sir and I know he  respects my work.That won’t change.”

As  for the latest reports that Vamshi Paidipally has approached Prabhas for  a film,the filmmaker laughs, “Please tell them to let me know when this meeting happened.”

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