‘Rachita Ram should own up to the song in I Love You, and not drag Upendra’s name’
...says Priyanka Upendra, as she reacts to the brewing controversy over the song Maatanaadi Maayavade from I Love you
With Upendra’s I Love You inching closer to the release date, the song, Maatanaadi Maayavade, featuring the Real Star and Rachita Ram is creating buzz. Now, actor Priyanka Upendra has expressed her disappointment about the negative buzz surrounding the song, and about Upendra’s name being dragged by Rachita in every interaction of hers.
Priyanka told Cinema Express, “Rachita should own up for what she has done, and not take Uppi’s name. Secondly, she is not new in the industry for somebody else to decide for her.” The Devaki actor said she had heard the story, and knew that it was a family subject, but had no idea that the song was a part of the film until the trailer release. “I remember Rachita mentioned in her earlier interviews that she wanted to do something hatke, and was very happy about the song. I even checked with Uppi, who mentioned that it was part of the film,” she added, asking why Rachita is saying that Uppi directed the song when director Chandru and choreographer Chinni Prakash were on board.
“Uppi is a big director and actor. Rachita should be careful while taking his name,” says Priyanka, adding, “In her interactions, she has only been mentioning about the song, even when there are so many other things to talk about the film. If she was so uncomfortable, she shouldn’t have done it. After taking the decision, and doing the song, let her own up to it. Taking Uppi’s name is not good conduct and this has created a weird impression around the song.”
However, Priyanka will have to wait for the film’s release to know exactly why the song is being sensationalised. “Even though I have designed costumes for a few sequences in I Love You, I was not called by director Chandru even for the muhurath or trailer launch or any other events for the film,” she says.
The Kannada-Telugu bilingual is set to be released in around 1,000 theatres on June 14.