Pellichoopulu director Tharun Bhasker invited the wrath of Prince Mahesh Babu's fans for his serious comments on Mahesh's Sarilelu Neekevvaru and Maharshi.
At first Tharun hailed Malayalam film Kappela and appealed his followers to watch the film on Netflix. Later, the director commented Mahesh Babu severely though a lengthy post in Instagram.
“GUYS, WATCH "KAPPELA" ON NETFLIX NOW ... AND THANK ME LATER, KANI HERO GATTICA PICHHODILAAGA RESOUND CHESKUNTU ARAVADU, ANDHARIKANTE SMARTGA PRATHI. DIALOGUE LO SAAMETHA CHEPPADU, EXTREME SLOW MOTION LO PHYSICS FAIL FIGHT UNDAV, PRATHI RENDU NIMISHAALAKI HERO. RE ENTRY UNDADHU. LAST TEN MINUTES KI RANDOMGA FARMERS CURINCHO, SOLDIERS CURINCHO, INDIA GURINCHI MESSAGE UNDADHU. KAANI DHEENINI KUDA CINEMA ANTABU MARIAH OORU LO( Hero doesn’t scream with all resound coming over. He doesn’t sound over smart by using idioms all the time. No slow motion fights challenging physics theories. Hero doesn’t give re-entry for every two minutes. He also doesn’t give long speeches on farmers and soldiers in last ten minutes. Even this is called cinema in that place)," Tharun posted.
Since Mahesh Babu's fans understood the director targeted none other than their favourite hero and his films, they trolled the director more than like anything.
But then, the director launched a counter attack to Mahesh's fans with another lengthy post.
“THIS IS FOR ALL THE TROLLERS, THE COWARDS WHO HIDE BEHIND FAKE NAMES, HOLLOW IDENTITIES. I FEEL SORRY FOR YOU. THE PROBLEM IS YOU PEOPLE DON'T HAVE ANY SELF ESTEEM THAT'S THE REASON YOU CHOOSE TO HIDE IN A CROUP, BEHIND A FAKE ID. YOU NEED AN IDOL, A RELIGION, A CASTE OR A COMMUNITY TO FEEL SAFE. IT'S TRUE. I GET IT. WITHOUT THAT FAKE SENSE OF SECURITY, YOU ARE NOTHING. DEEP DOWN YOU KNOW IT, THAT'S WHY YOU HURL ABUSES, THROW AROUND INSULTS THE MOMENT SOMEONE POINTS A FINGER. YOU GUYS ARE WEAK. EARLIER PEOPLE USED TO CET AFFECTED AND IT GAVE YOU A SENSE OF POWER BUT NOW EVERYONE KNOWS THAT YOU TROLLS ARE DOCS THAT ONLY BARK BUT CAN'T BITE. AT LEAST DOCS GET REWARDED FOR THEIR LOYALTY. YOU GET NOTHING. SO KEEP WATCHING OUR TAILS BECAUSE NOTHING WILL STOP ME FROM TELLING THE STORIES THAT I WANT TO TELL. I AM ONLY 31. IT'S ONLY BEEN 4 YEARS. THERE'S A LONG WAY TO CO," the director tweeted.