Following widespread reactions to Sri Prasannaand Swamiji of Valmiki Guru Peeta's statement that he will object to anyone other than Kiccha Sudeep portraying the role of Madakari Nayaka on big screen, the actor himself has come forward making few things clear on the matter.
Abhinaya Chakravarthy Kiccha Sudeep in a statement released through his twitter account says, “Caste hasn’t been a part of ‘Creative’ thoughts and it never will be. I respect Swamiji as well Rockline Venkatesh, and the people connected and the media. This for me isn’t a topic at all, as I have made my stand clear in my previous letter in concern to the same”.
He further adds saying, “Rockline sir is doing what he wants and wishes to do. I’m planning to move ahead with what I wish and dream to do. Swamiji has put forward his opinion. Matter should rest there. A continuous debate on this is unwanted. With due respect to everyone, their emotions and sentiments, let this matter dilute as its heading nowhere”.
He goes on to say that in the end, it is the public for whom we are making this film. “Let both the films do justice to the Legend’s life, and I feel that it should be the respect we should be showing towards the legendary warrior than spending time on these debates.”
Before wrapping up his views, he continues saying that there are better things and topics in connection to a common man's life and his problems that needs attention than this.
“If the same energy and effort goes into that, life will get much better for all. My lines are just words of concern towards a common man's problem in life and surely isn’t to offend anyone,” he signs off.
Later, the actor has also urged his well wishers and his fans to stop debating on the matter, saying that let cinema be cinema and let everyone have faith in cinema. “Cinema by itself is a beautiful religion bringing everyone under one roof,” as he wishes Rockling and his team on his project.