Telugu actor Mohan Babu is reportedly upset with the organisers of the CineMAA Awards. Sources claim that the senior Tollywood star, who had been invited to felicitate close friend K Raghavendra Rao with the Lifetime Achievement award, walked out of the awards event in the middle after he was not given due respect. He was deeply annoyed with the unprofessional arrangement of the organisers.
He had been asked to hand out a coveted award to his good friend Raghavendra Rao. But he did not get his due respect. After he garlanded Raghavendra Rao, the emcee of the show asked him and others to leave the stage. Meanwhile, he requested Allu Aravind, Nagarjuna, Chiranjeevi and ANR to stay back on stage to felicitate Raghvendra Rao.
Mohan Babu, who was deeply annoyed with the unprofessional arrangement of the organisers, had no choice other than vacating the place. But top officials of MAA TV have denied any breach of protocol. A MAA TV official says that Mohan Babu had come on the stage to felicitate Raghavendra Rao and even garland him. But he adds that since he had to attend to some personal work, he could not stay back for the final felicitation.
However, the CineMAA Awards 2012 was a star-studded affair, which was held in HICC Novotel, Hyderabad on Sunday evening, June 17. Sources from the industry say that the function was hijacked by the Chiranjeevi and Akkineni families since they are the co-owners of the MAA TV channel.