Move to link ‘filmy culture’ with Kakatiya heritage deplorable: Kakatiya Heritage Trust

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Trustee of Kakatiya Heritage Trust, BV Papa Rao.

Hyderabad: Kakatiya Heritage Trust (KHT) has taken a serious objection to the conduct of Kakatiya Kala Vaibhava Mahotsavam by T Subbarami Reddy in Hyderabad maintaining that the event was objectionable because it had tried to link “Telugu cinema culture” to Kakatiya Heritage.

In a strong worded statement issued here on Thursday, BV Papa Rao, trustee of Kakatiya Heritage Trust (KHT) questioned the propriety in felicitating and conferring the title of ‘Viswa Nata Sarvabhouma’ on film actor Mohan Babu. Papa Rao said the Telugu film culture had a serious impact on all cultural forms of Telangna for the last five decades under the united Andhra Pradesh.

“Several Telangana cultural organisations like Kakatiya Heritage Trust were trying to revive Telangana culture in the form of dance, music, art etc for the last three years”, he reminded.

The KHT trustee said Mr Subbarami Reddy’s efforts to bring back the same old ‘filmy culture’ into the heartland of Kakatiyas was highly deplorable and regretted that several Telangana politicians had also attended the programme. He wondered how people in Andhra Pradesh would react if Subbarami Reddy tried to link the Buddhist heritage with filmy culture and appealed to “culturally sensistive people of Andhra Peadesh to take note of such developments which may damage culture of Telugu people in the long run”.

He requested cultural personalities and organisations of Telangana to resist any move to organise such events in the districts, linking filmy culture with any form of heritage of Telangana.