Actor Rajasekhar resigns as MAA executive vice president

Hyderabad: Things have escalated at quite an unexpected rate for the members of the Movie Artistes Association. After the public spat between actors Megastar Chiranjeevi and Dr Rajasekhar at a press meet held at a five star hotel in Hyderabad on Thursday morning, the latter has now tendered his resignation from his position as the Executive Vice President of MAA, the role he has held since elections in March 2019.

In a letter that was emotionally charged, Rajasekhar penned down his reasons for making the decision to step down from his post. “I decided to resign from my post as Executive Vice President today, because I am sincerely not liking the way Mr. Naresh is behaving and handling things. Hope my emotions are rightly understood,” he wrote at the end of the one-page long letter.

Resignation letter actor rajashekhar maa

Rajasekhar stated in his letter that President Naresh wasn’t “maintaining transparency”, and was “not respecting the majority committee member’s decisions in any issue and acting at his own will and pleasure”.

The actor justified his outburst saying that he is a “very sensitive, emotional and straightforward person”. “Our grievances towards the president have been clearly discussed and explained to the elders of the industry and to members of MAA in the friendly meeting conducted by us. In spite of so much effort, I sincerely feel nothing is changing, and so I had to vent out my emotions today in the event,” he wrote in the letter addressing the reason behind his emotional charge at the meeting.

MAA is yet to decide on his resignation. By the time we filed this report, they hadn’t accepted the resignation.

Rajasekhar’s wife Jeevitha has already tendered an apology on his behalf to Chiranjeevi and other senior members of the industry who were present at the meeting where the entire ruckus happened. This was the probably the first time after his political sojourn that we saw Megastar Chiranjeevi lose his cool in the public space.

Pranita Jonnalagedda

A features journalist who started writing because of her love for newspapers, Pranita Jonnalagedda is now exploring the digital space where she writes extensively on Telugu cinema. After fulfilling a childhood dream of working in the newspapers with brief stints in The Times of India and The Deccan Chronicle, Pranita is now a freelancing journalist who has contributed to several leading news portals like Film Companion, The News Minute, DNA, Telugu 360 and The Hans India among several others. Exploring her joint love for films and writing, she covers cinema in a holistic style and covers all the related trends, news, and fashion developments. An alumnus of Osmania University College of Arts and Social Sciences from where she pursued her Post Graduation in Mass Communication and Journalism, she is travel blogging when she isn't writing.

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