Noted hero, actor and producer R Narayanamurthy has breathed fire on governments for not awarding popular Telugu film celebrities with Padma awards. Known for his rebellious ideologies, straight forward talk and simple nature, People's star expressed his sadness over NTR not getting a Bharatratna and SVR not even getting any Padma award.
“If Bharatranta is given for MGR, why not for NTR? Why there is no Padma Award for respected legends like SV Ranga Rao and Savitri. Even NTR used to stand up and respect SVR when the latter is on sets. Savitri is popular across film industries. Where is no Padma Sri even for Kaikala Satyanarayana and Dasari Narayana Rao, my guru?" questioned Narayanamurthy, asking government to give him an answer.