The Movie Artist Association is currently in the centre of a controversy over allegations of misuse of funds. The MAA held a cultural event in Dallas in the US recently as a part of its silver jubilee celebrations but ever since then, there have been allegations about the funds collected from it being misused.
The President of MAA, Shivaji Raja and the General Secretary Naresh were involved in mudslinging and had also held separate press meets to put forward their stances and reply to allegations. Shivaji Raja also went a step ahead to challenge the allegations made against him and said that he would give away all his assets to MAA if proven guilty. Srikanth, the Executive Vice-President of MAA, responding to the allegations, said that he would never enter the MAA office if proved to be guilty of misappropriation.
With the situation being so, some members of the Telugu film industry are rooting for veteran actor Jayasudha to take over the mantle to set things right. The actor has been closely associated with MAA for several years now and had also contested the elections for the President post last term but lost to her counterpart Rajendra Prasad. A section of the members feel that Jayasudha would be the right choice in this situation but sources close to her feel that she may not take it up.
Top stars in the Telugu film industry have remained mum right from the time the allegations broke out. However, there is a buzz that mega star Chiranjeevi may agree to set up a committee to find out about the misappropriation of funds.
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