Anjali Addresses Viral Video of Nandamuri Balakrishna’s Stage Incident

Mumbai, India – Actress Anjali has broken her silence on the viral video capturing an incident where superstar Nandamuri Balakrishna appeared to push her on stage during a recent event. The video sparked controversy online, prompting Anjali to share her perspective on the matter.

Taking to social media, Anjali posted a video from the Godavari pre-release event of her film, “Gangs of Godavari,” where she and Nandamuri Balakrishna shared the stage. In the clip, amidst conversations and shared laughs, the incident of Balakrishna pushing Anjali can be seen. However, Anjali was visibly laughing after the incident.

In her tweet, Anjali expressed gratitude to Balakrishna for attending the event and emphasized the mutual respect and friendship they share. She stated, “I want to thank Balakrishna Garu for gracing the Gangs of Godavari pre-release event with his presence. I would like to express that Balakrishna Garu and I have always maintained mutual respect for each other, and we have shared a great friendship for a long time. It was wonderful to share the stage with him again.”

The incident garnered mixed reactions, with some defending Balakrishna while others criticized his actions. Singer Chinmayi Sripaada highlighted the issue of victim-blaming, emphasizing the societal tendency to overlook misconduct by powerful individuals. Filmmakers Hansal Mehta and Nakuul Mehta were among those who criticized Balakrishna for his behavior.

Nandamuri Balakrishna was present as a special guest at the promotional event for the Telugu film “Gangs of Godavari.” During the event, he gestured for Anjali and Neha Shetty, the film’s actors, to step aside before pushing Anjali, causing her to nearly stumble. Despite the incident, Anjali maintained her composure and continued with the event.

The incident has sparked discussions about appropriate behavior and respect in the entertainment industry, with many calling for accountability and respect for artists and their colleagues.

Anjali’s response sheds light on the importance of mutual respect and professionalism in the industry, emphasizing the need for a supportive and respectful environment for all involved.

As the controversy continues to unfold, Anjali’s dignified response serves as a reminder of the power of grace and integrity in the face of adversity.

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