Hyderabad : tvnews4u.com yesterday reported that Telugu TV industries popular comedy artist Venu was brutally manhandled by Goud community members alleging that he had insulted their community in ‘Jabardasth’ comedy show, which is being aired on Telugu satellite channel Eendau TV.
The incident took place at Filmnagar temple in Hyderabad on last Sunday where the ‘Goud’ community members called up Comedian Venu and attacked him brutally and threatened him of dire consequences.
On Monday the entire small screen industry gathered up against the incident to condemn the attack on their fellow actor. Also protesting against the attack on comedian Venu, the Telugu film and TV fraternity took out a rally. The actors of the Jabardasth show along with judge Nagababu approached Movie Artists’ Association to file a police complaint.
Speaking on the occasion actor Nagababu who also judges the show ”Jabardast” clarified that they have never intended to hurt anyone’s feelings but were only trying to bring smiles on everyone’s lips. Nagababu said, “We are just artists and we won’t try to degrade any caste or any person. If anyone having problems with the program, they should file a complaint against us. This is not the way to handle the things. Attacking them physically isn’t right.”
Many TV and Film artists participated in a rally and showed their support to Venu. A TV artist said, “We make our living by entertaining the people. If anyone has a problem with the work that we do, they should have told the artist or the program producer. Manhandling a person is brutal and we hope that it won’t repeat in the future against any one of us”