Response to IBN Article on Chiranjeevi
CNN IBN has published an article on its website http://www.ibnlive.in.com
titled “Decline of Chiranjeevi: From mega star to a big zero in Andhra Pradesh” .
As an ardent follower of Chiranjeevi’s life from 18 years I would like to respond to this article to highlight why the author is wrong in many places factually, this may perhaps be due to wrong information sourced from largely caste based biased regional media.
The First Paragraph of the article published in IBN states people throw eggs and stones at him and verbally abuse him, whilst it is true that two miscreants belonging to the rival YSRCP party did pelt two stones at Chiranjeevi’s convoy, who were later apprehended and handed over to the police, it should be noted that this is an politically motivated act more than an illegal display of emotional outburst of general public, the last time eggs were thrown at Chiranjeevi was during his political campaign on behalf of PrajaRajyam Party much before 2009 elections, but the author seems to have not realized the time difference between 2009 to 2013 and is still assuming eggs and stones keep flying as soon as Chiranjeevi steps out in public, Sorry Mr Author this is no game of Angry Birds as much as I love playing that game. An isolated politically motivated act of 2 misguided rival party workers was enough for the author to assume and generalize it as an act carried out by general public, extremely narrow thinking in my books.
In the second & third paragraph, the author states that Chiranjeevi had to face the ire of SeemaAndhra people for not taking up a Pro United Stand, Maybe I should remind the author that Chiranjeevi (MoS for Tourism – Independent in charge) along with Union Minister for HRD Mr Pallam Raju have resigned on October 03 2013 in protest against the UPA for going ahead with bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, Mr Author contrary to what you think, Chiranjeevi visited flood affected areas in SeemaAndhra region for the last 2 days and has been receiving overwhelming response, Chiranjeevi is not a politician who surveys flood affected areas in an air controlled Helicopter or flight, he is a man of masses and himself coming from humble backgrounds has always tried to reach the masses in person to understand their problems, below I’m posting collage of images from regional newspapers depicting Chiranjeevi’s touring of flood affected areas in person and distributing relief packages himself
In the fourth paragraph the author goes on to say fans associations of Chiranjeevi in Telangana region have stopped worshipping him long long ago, this is a grossly incorrect statement devoid of truth, maybe the author can make a visit to Telangana and see the kind of Adulation Chiranjeevi still holds there despite been seen as a Pro-United state politician. what i fail to understand is why do people in media who are supposed to report facts start assuming things and write factually incorrect things on various people, this practice has always surprised me and crores of normal public like me.
In the fifth paragraph the author says PRP won 16 assembly seats which is again incorrect it won 18, these are silly errors you don’t expect a reputed mainstream media like CNN IBN to do, very sad to see such gross incorrect figures.
In the seventh paragraph the author states Chiranjeevi’s political ambitions ended his film career, again a silly gross statement to make, Chiranjeevi until he quit films on his own was the undisputed king of Telugu cinema, he has voluntarily chosen not to do films so that he can devout his time to serving society, and not because film makers were vexed up with him and stopped offering him movies, for your kind information Mr Author, to know the brand value and craze of Chiranjeevi you can ask Mr Amitabh Bachchan whom I’m sure you see with high regards, Mr Bachchan will explain you what is Chiranjeevi, what is his mass appeal and brand value even today. Yes after coming into politics a lot of people have criticized him for not taking decisions as per their wishes, but then to go on to say he has lost his brand value and his political ambitions ending his film career is hilarious, your own colleagues in CNN IBN from south will enlighten you on this topic.
In the eight paragraph the Author conveniently carries neighbourhood rumours of seats selling by Chiranjeevi’s team without having any sort of evidence to back it up, Rumour mongering at its best eh Mr Author ?
In the ninth paragraph, the author goes on to say how Chiranjeevi who until Oct 3 2013 was an union minister of UPA and member of APCWG is an unimportant person of ruling congress party, exceptionally oblivious of nude facts Mr Author.. NUDE FACTS, the author also goes on to say most of his fan clubs (i assume most to be majority) have closed doors, I’m afraid Sire, you need a trip to Andhra Pradesh asap to know ground reality, sitting in Delhi and writing about state of affairs in AP is myopic to say the least.
In the tenth paragraph the author goes on to state an anonymous confession of some senior Journo whom the author wishes not to name. The Author quotes that nobody would look at Chiranjeevi if he walks on road, i don’t even need to counter view this hilarious silly point, even the harshest of Chiranjeevi’s critics will be laughing at this point.
I would like to conclude my Blogpost by humbly requesting the author who is a journalist with CNN IBN to kindly check with ground realities, accurate facts and figures before writing and publishing any article on an important citizen of India who was also country’s Tourism Minister, such articles devoid of fact will further aggravate general public’s continual loss of trust on mainstream media. if i have offended you Mr Author its because I speak facts, if you wish to reply to this Blogpost the comments section is eagerly waiting for you.Finally Mr Author, its not Chiranjeevi who is big zero, its the credibility of media that is a BIG ZERO today, please work on it.
source:The Chronicles of Troll