The news of veteran actor Chalapathi Rao’s death is a bitter pill to swallow for the Telugu film fraternity and film lovers who have just been reeling from the death of legendary actor Kaikala Satyanarayan on Friday.
Prominent names in Telugu cinema are offering condolences through social media and official statements. Actor-politician Pawan Kalyan, in a statement, said, “The death of eminent actor Sri Chalapathi Rao is a tragedy. I will pray that his soul finds peace. Chalapathi Rao garu left a great impression both as a villain and as a character. . Producer as he financed good films. My condolences go out to his son, actor-director Ravi Babu and his family. It’s quite unfortunate the death of the leading actors who have represented Telugu cinema for an entire generation.”
Nandamuri Balakrishna said in a statement, “Chalapathi Rao garu’s sudden death has deeply disturbed me. He entertained the Telugu audience with his unique acting and produced good films as a producer. Today, Telugu cinema has lost a great actor. Our family has a strong bond. he is with him. He acted in many films featuring my father and played good roles in my films as well. He is part of our family. I pray to God that his soul rest in peace. My deepest condolences to his family.”
NTR Jr tweeted, “The Nandamuri family has lost a member today. I was devastated by his death. He has stood by our family since my grandfather’s days and his death is a great loss to us.”
Actor Nandamuri Kalyanram wrote, “Chalapathi Rao babai is very dear to me and my family too. His sudden death has come as a complete shock to our entire family. Words cannot explain this loss. May his family be blessed. strength to get through this pain.”
Filmmaker Srinu Vaitla tweeted, “Sad to know that talented veteran actor Chalapathi Rao garu and one of the nicest human beings is no more. He always kept people around happy with his cheerful nature. Strength to his family.”
Actor Sai Dharam Tej, “Terrific year for Telugu cinema. Saddened by the loss of another gem of an actor Chalapathi Rao Garu. Deepest condolences to Ravi Babu Garu, family and loved ones. May his soul rest in peace.”
(This is a developing story)