Jandhyala’ Wife Fumes At Chiranjeevi, Brahmanandam, Demands Apology
Hyderabad: Rani Jandhyala, wife of famous film director late Jandhyala, has given piece of her mind to film celebrities Chiranjeevi and Brahmanandam the other day, it is reliably learnt. She is understood to have been upset with the two top actors for insulting the memory of her husband.
In ‘Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu’, a copy of ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ aired by Maa TV on Sunday, 2 April 2017, host Chiranjeevi and guest Brahmanandam had remembered the famous director of scores of hilarious comedy films. Brahmanandam whom Jandhyala used to call ‘Brahmi’ was a creation of the director. Brahmanandam owes his film career, fame and fortune to the legendary director. It was Jandhyala who introduced Brahmanandam to film industry and encouraged him.
In the course of the discussion between the hero and the comedian, Brahmanadam said his mentor died because of heavy drinking. There was a five-minute discussion on Jandhyala’s drinking habits and his behaviour after consuming alcohol. This was totally avoidable. We generally don’t speak bad about persons who are no more. The two actors who were praising the good qualities of the ace director were repeatedly telling the audience that Jandhyala died of excessive drinking a la Rajababu, a comedian. Jandhyala’s wife and two daughters who watched the episode felt humiliated and were livid with anger.
Rani is understood to have telephoned Brahmanandam first and gave him left and right for his loose talk about her husband. For Brahmi, Rani is Gurupatni and he respected her a lot. Realizing that he committed a blunder, the famous comedian pleaded guilty. He begged her to forgive him for his prattle. Rani reminded Brahmanandam about his anarchic ways and the innumerable occasions when Jandhyala reprimanded him and advised to behave in a decent way.
Then, Rani called Chiranjeevi who was in a shooting near Mumbai. She gave him a mouthful for allowing Brahmanandam to repeatedly talk about her husband’s boozing habit. She said she has her husband’s medical reports with her. The reports made it clear that Jandhyala died of acute diabetes and not because of liver problem, which he never had. Chiranjeevi also profusely apologized for his indiscretion. He swore that he had a lot of respect for her illustrious husband.
Rani is also understood to have considered legal options. But friends and well-wishers advised her not to go for defamation since both the actors apologized for their indecent behaviour. As a pious lady, Rani appears to have left it at that. But she is insisting that both Chiranjeevi, Brahmanandam and the management of the TV channel should publicly apologize through the same Maa TV for their atrocious behavior conceding that they spoke irresponsibly without authentic information about the reasons that led to Jandhyala’s demise.