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Nagarjuna Akkineni, Naga Chaitanya reply to accusation that Telugu cinema is ‘sexist’ and glorifies ‘stalking’

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Nagarjuna Akkineni and his son, Naga Chaitanya, stated that Telugu cinema may seem like sexist in nature to some audiences as a result of so much is misplaced in translation. In an interview with Film Companion, Nagarjuna stated that as a result of so many songs are translated actually, the essence of their which means is misplaced. He stated an analogous scenario would occur when Punjabi songs get literal translations.
In the interview, host Anupama Chopra stated that whereas Telugu cinema has developed massively lately, a ‘soft spot’ is the portrayal of ladies. Citing the instance of a current information article, she requested Nagarjuna and Chaitanya, whom she described as ‘two leading men with massive clout in the business’, about why the lyrics of songs in Telugu cinema might be perceived as ‘sexist’ and as ‘promoting stalking as romance’.

“Telugu language is such, if you translate it literally into English, it is going to look very, very sexist,” Nagarjuna stated, including that he has ‘tried to analyse this’ with many individuals. Citing the instance of his upcoming movie Bangarraju, he stated that a lot of the songs in it have come from folklore, but when they had been to be translated actually, it might alter their true which means. He admitted that many movies can fairly be accused of being sexist, as a result of ‘the world is not a perfect place’. He provided to ‘break down’ the true which means of songs, and stated that issues have modified lately.

“In the next five to ten years, you need equally strong woman character now. Without that, it’s not going to work because of the woman power rising. They are asking questions, which is fantastic. This is what I noticed in early 60s and 70s. My father’s films had incredibly strong male and female characters, which I feel is going to come back,” the actor stated. Nagarjuna is the son of Akkineni Nageshwara Rao (ANR), whose profession spanned over seven a long time.
Chaitanya stated that he’ll put his foot down if requested to ‘portray something wrong about women or society’. As an actor, Nagarjuna stated, he completely agrees together with his son, however ‘boundaries change for different people’.

Besides Bangarraju, Nagarjuna may even be seen in Bollywood movie Brahmastra, during which he stars alongside Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt.