The spat between Sri Reddy and Kalyan broke out last week when the former used abusive words against Kalyan after he advised her to fight a legal battle.
Pawan Kalyan attacks news channels for telecasting Sri Reddy's video abusing his mother
Hyderabad - 24 Apr 2018 12:00 IST
Actor-politician Pawan Kalyan on Monday (23 April) continued his attacks on some Telugu news channels for repeatedly telecasting actress Sri Reddy's video in which she used a vulgar word for his mother.
In a series of tweets, the Jana Sena chief once again asked people to boycott the channels.
"Why should we read newspapers and why should we watch channels which abuse our mothers," he asked.
"What kind of 'Nirbhaya Act' is needed to protect ourselves from these emotional atyacharis who run these three channels," was another tweet by the actor.
What kind of ‘Nirbhaya Act’ is needed to protect ourselves from these Emotional Atyacharis?? Who Run these three channels??— Pawan Kalyan (@PawanKalyan) April 23, 2018
Kalyan, younger brother of superstar Chiranjeevi, said that public abuse and private apology doesn't work with him.
"For six months you abused me, my fans, party cadre and film industry (and) as cherry on the top, you abused my old mother too.. You sick minded degenerates and now you send me feelers to apologise, privately."
For 6 months You ABUSE & Do Emotional Atyachar on Me, My Fans,Suppoters, Friends, Party Cadre,Janasainks, Film Industry and as Cherry on the Top, You Abuse my Old Mother too.. You Sick minded degenerates and Now you send me feelers to apologise, privately!!.— Pawan Kalyan (@PawanKalyan) April 23, 2018
The popular actor also declared that he will constitute a committee for the protection of self-respect of women working in the film industry, which will be supported by the women's wing of Jana Sena.
The ugly spat broke out last week when Sri Reddy, who shocked the Telugu film industry with allegations of casting couch and had staged strip protest earlier this month, used abusive word after Kalyan advised her to fight legal battle.
With some channels repeatedly telecasting the abusive video clip, the actor declared an open war against them.
"If I cannot defend the honour of my mother, I better die," he had tweeted on Friday (20 April) and rushed to the office of the Telugu Film Chamber of Commerce at Film Nagar to vent his ire. He was joined by his family members, friends and large number of fans.
He called for a boycott of TV9, ABN Andhra Jyothi and TV5, who he said were "making business out of nudity and profanity", alleging that the owners of these channels had colluded with director Ram Gopal Varma and Andhra Pradesh's ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) to target him.
Kalyan named TV9's Srini Raju and Ravi Prakash, and Andhra Jyothi's V Radhakrishna and made serious allegations against them.
The next day Srini Raju sent a legal notice to Kalyan, asking him to delete the tweets. The notice clarified that Raju's venture capital fund has invested in the company, which runs TV9 and that he doesn't participate in the management of the company.
Srini Raju is a Board member & Benefactor of globally reputed ISB which has strict rules for discrimination and indeceny. But as a major owner of TV9 he allows airing objectionable content. He should hold the dignity of such premier organisations. pic.twitter.com/hhUQIBILH9— Pawan Kalyan (@PawanKalyan) April 24, 2018
Kalyan on Monday (23 April) posted on twitter his reply to the legal notice in which he denied making any insinuations. "It's your client's figment of imagination and may be perhaps a feeling of guilty conscious," he wrote.
The actor once again targetted TDP, saying in another tweet, that while the American Constitution's preamble says 'In God we trust', the TDP Constitution's preamble line is 'In abuse we trust'.
American Constitution Preamble line “In God We Trust” ; TDP Constitution Preamble line ,“In Abuse We Trust.” Except God, à°®à°¿à°Âà°¤à°¾à°¦à°Âà°¤à°¾ same to same.— Pawan Kalyan (@PawanKalyan) April 23, 2018
Kalyan posted Sri Reddy's abusive videos with the message to the families of the heads of some TV channels to keep their children away from channels' programmes.