American Telugu Association (Ata) is one of the leading Telugu Associations of the US. A spectacular 3-day mega event was planned by Ata with Tollywood stars as part of the silver jubilee celebrations of the association.
However, things didn't go in favour of the association. Some of the actors and anchors, who were invited to the celebrations, have skipped the event citing various reasons. It was gossiped by some media houses that a few caste based associations might have played spoilsport to defame Ata.
Ata members, however, are very confident making the event a grand success and they have invited many bigwigs from Tollywood and politics such as Venkaiah Naidu, TRS Kavitha, Kadium Srihari, Ghanta Srinivasa Rao, Dr Venugopala Chary, Korumutla Srinivas, Kajol, Jagapathy Babu, Nani Babu, Rashi Khanna, Lavanya Tripathi, Kriti Kharbanda, Bhanu Sri and Rashmi Gautham.