"I've spent my whole childhood at Sankampet Railway Station in West Godavari district. Used to be a good friend of those who are involved in kidnapping, murders and other crimes. Had I continued that, would have gone to Khammam central jail for sure", says writer Tanikella Bharani, bursting into huge laughs.
Taking part in a program named "Nela Nela Vennela" in Khammam, Tanikella shared these opinions. At the same program Tanikella took a dig at Padmasri awards, quipping that eligible Telugu actors haven't received any such awards. "The likes of Savitri, Suryakantam and SV Ranga Rao haven't received Padma awards. That's the reason I won't accept the award even if I'm given", he said.
The actor of more than 700 films, it's really tough to hear him say this. But true.