Bharatha��s Untimely Death, Brother Ravi Teja Clarifies On Skipping Last Rites

The star says it would have been a�?unbearable, both for him and his mother, to see the dead body,a�? explaining why he did not attend his brothera��s last rites. He also hit out at the media for a�?maligninga�? reports.

Hyderabad: One-time Telugu superstar, Ravi Teja, has responded to criticism on not attending his brother Bharath Rajua��s last ritesa��; following the lattera��s death in a road accident.

Speaking to the mediaA�on Wednesday, Ravi Teja explained that it would have been a�?unbearable, both for him and his mother, to see the dead body,a�? revealing the reason for not attending the funeral. He said family members had a�?literally collapseda�? on coming to know of Bharatha��s death.

The actor described as untrue stories doing rounds on social media platforms and some TV channels. a�?Last rites of Bharath were not performed by a junior artist, but by my uncle and brother,a�? he asserted. Responding to reports that he attended a shooting the next morning of Bharatha��s death, he conceded that he did go the next day. He explained that the shooting involved 25 artists and, hence, he had to go for the shoot. He pooh-poohed comments that he had taken selfies and was all smiles. A�More:A�I Have Phobia For Dead Bodies: Ravi Teja

Disclosing that such reports were a�?depressinga�? the bereaved family, Ravi Teja expressed concern that people were exceeding the limits of decency. a�?Please do not write such stories without knowing factsa�?, he added.

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