Speech delivered by Mohan Babu at the TSR-TV9 Awards Ceremony in Visakhapatnam drew a lot of attention.
Mohan Babu greeted the people of Visakha, Guests and T Subbarami Reddy. Then, He said, â€™TSR has been doing these kind of events for the past 18 years. I always look forward to participate in the functions conducted by him. Last year, I couldn't come because of My Mother's death. We see people doing something only ahead of elections. TSR is the only one who declared - I don't want your vote, Just offer your blessings! To bring Chiru, Balayya, Nag and Mohan Babu for a ceremony isn't a ordinary thing. Few people don't do such things and won't be happy if others does them. TSR is like a milk from which we get curd, ghee, buttermilk and butter. Anybody can take whatever they want from him. I pray for Shirdi Sai for his long life. Younger Generation doesn't know about Dasari who is like father figure to Me. He is the only one from 1 to 100 in TFI. Losing him is an irreparable loss to not just my family but film industry. Never expected that I would receive Award presented in his memory. May his soul rest in peace!'.
Collection King seems to have targeted TDP Government with the sharp dig, 'We see people doing something only ahead of elections'.
Nagarjuna claimed to be happy to share stage with his Elder Brothers (Mohan Babu, Chiranjeevi, Balakrishna). He added, 'Especially, My Big Brother Mohan Babu guru...I like him a lot. In Today's award ceremony, Three Films which I like a lot received awards and I am very happy about it. Firstly, Rangasthalam. Secondly, Mahanati. Thirdly, Gauthamiputra Satakarni. Jury has done a fine job. Myself and TSR are in the same age group...we are just 30'.
Chiranjeevi made fun of Mohan Babu addressing him as 'Peddayana'. After Collection King raised objection, He corrected it as 'Kurrayana' Mohan Babu garu.