Veteran Tollywood actor Chalapathi Rao garu passed away recently leaving the whole film fraternity in shock. He suffered a massive heart attack and passed away during the early hours of Sunday. With his daughter staying in USA, the mortal remains are preserved for two days. The last rites of the 78-year-old actor will take place tomorrow morning in Film Nagar’s Mahaprasthanam. Several Tollywood celebrities offered their condolences and Chalapathi Rao’s son Ravi Babu also interacted with the media a day after his demise. Chalapathi Rao worked in more than 1200 films in his career. His son Ravi Babu is an actor and a director in Tollywood. After the demise of Krishnam Raju and Krishna, Chalapathi Rao’s demise came as a new shock for Telugu cinema.
Veteran actor Chalapathi Rao passed away
Tollywood woke up to a terrible news on Sunday and on Christmas eve. Veteran actor Chalapathi Rao passed away due to heart attack during the early hours of today. He gained popularity for essaying roles with negative shades and as a villain. He later shifted to character-driven roles and he has done close to 1200 films in his career that lasted for 45 years. He started his acting career in 1966 with Gudachari and Chalapathi Rao acted with all the senior and young actors of Telugu cinema. He was last seen in Nagarjuna and Naga Chaitanya’s Bangarraju.
Chalapathi Rao also produced several films as a producer in Telugu. He is survived by his two daughters and a son. His son Ravi Babu is a popular actor and director in Tollywood. Recently, Krishnam Raju, Krishna and Kaikala Satyanarayana passed away and Chalapathi Rao’s demise is a new shock for Tollywood. Several celebrities offered their deep condolences to the family members of Chalapathi Rao. Rest in peace Chalapathi Rao garu.
Nag condemns Chalapathi Rao’s Comments
‘Ammayilu Arogyaniki Hanikaram’ happened to be a dialogue from Naga Chaitanya’s upcoming movie Rarandoi Veduka Chuddam and this dialogue created a huge stir during the audio launch that took place recently. Senior actor Chalapathi Rao made some unusual comments on women which left everyone in deep shock. Not much bothered, Chalapathi Rao showed no sign of regret even after he got slammed across the social media and by the leading news portals.
King Nagarjuna stepped down condemning the comments of Chalapathi Rao. He revealed that he doesn’t agree with the derogatory comments made by the senior actor showing his respect for women. Earlier during the audio event, when Chalapathi Rao has been asked if women are injurious to health, he said that they just provide comfort on bed. This left everyone speechless and the actor has been facing the heat across the social media.
Kalyan Krishna directed Rarandoi Veduka Chuddam and Naga Chaitanya, Rakul Preet Singh played the lead roles. The movie is all set for May 26th release all over.
I always respect women personally and in my films/I definitely do not agree wt Chalapati rao's derogatory comments/dinosaurs do not exist!!🙏
— Nagarjuna Akkineni (@iamnagarjuna) May 23, 2017
Chalapathi Rao’s Crude Comment on Girls
In the recent times, we have witnessed how the crude comments of senior actors such as Balakrishna Nandamuri and Ali against women have created an uproar on social media and proved detrimental to their reputation. Now, senior Telugu actor Chalapathi Rao has made possibly the most vulgar comment a man can say about women.
Naga Chaitanya’s dialogue ‘Ammayilu Aarogyaniki Haanikaram (Girls are injurious to health) from the trailer of the actor’s upcoming film ‘Ra Randoi Veduka Chooddam’ became so popular among youth that anchor of the film’s pre-release event held last night, asked the key actors and technicians in attendance about their opinion on the Akkineni’ hero’s dialogue.
While everyone was trying to give as funny answers as they can, Chalapathi Rao, who infamously essayed the role of a rapist in several Telugu films during his young age, showed no inhibition, no dignity and least respect towards women when he said, “I don’t know if girls are injurious to health but they surely provide comfort in bed (i.e. good only for sex)”.
The crude comment from the senior actor left the anchor, a woman who posed the question, speechless. The poor lady looked so uncomfortable and disgusted with the actor’s answer that she immediately returned to the dais.
The shameless actor didn’t even try to correct his statement later.