A few days after the makers of Chiranjeevi’s upcoming Telugu film Acharya, released a song Saana Kastam from the film, on social media, a section of rural medical practitioners (RMPs) from Telangana, have taken offence to a specific lyric from the song, claiming that the song has projected them in a derogatory light.
Written and directed by filmmaker Koratala Siva, Acharya is produced by Chiranjeevi’s home banner Konidela Production Company and Matinee Entertainments. On Monday, the makers of the film released the third song titled Saana Kastam, starring the lead actor alongside Regina Cassandra.
While the tune received over one crore views on YouTube as on Friday, according to a report by IANS, medical practitioners have been irked by one of the lines from the middle of the four-minute song. The line goes, “Ededo Nimurochani Kurrollu RMPlu Avuthunnaru”, in Telugu. When translated, it means, “Teenage boys have started medical practice as RMP doctors, just to grab the chance to touch me”.
The report further added that a few doctors have decided to go with a legal course of action, with respect to the issue at hand. They have also asked the police to take stringent action against the makers, both the lyricist and the director. In addition, RMPs have also asked the makers to remove the controversial lyric, from the song. However, as of Friday, the makers have not responded to the issue.
Saana Kastam is composed by Mani Sharma, with lyrics written by Bhaskarabhatla. The song is sung by Revanth and Geetha Madhuri.
Besides Chiranjeevi, the film also features his son and actor Ram Charan, Kajal Aggarwal, and Pooja Hegde in prominent roles. While the film was initially scheduled to be released on May 13, 2021, owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, the date was postponed. Acharya is set to be released in theatres on February 4.