A man named P Ravinder alias Sujith has claimed to be the eldest son of Tollywood megastar Chiranjeevi, and says he is ready to undergo a DNA test to prove it.
P Ravinder, a native of Karimnagar district, approached the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) on Friday, claiming to be the eldest son of Chiranjeevi. In his petition, he said he was separated from his parents due to trafficking. "Due to their selfish attitude, they gave me away to a woman named Rajyalakshmi, who is looking after me now," Deccan Chronicle quoted him as saying.
He has reportedly recalled his childhood days spent with the Mega family members, and says those moments are still fresh in his mind. He claims the late Allu Ramalingaiah, Naga Babu and Pawan Kalyan had taken photos with him and had kissed him during his childhood.
Reports suggest P Ravinder claimed he was staying with his parents Chiranjeevi and Surekha till the release of the megastar's 1987 film "Pasivadi Pranam". He had even appeared in the film as a child artiste, but the makers have falsely claimed it was a girl named Sujitha, he reportedly said.
He was not allowed to watch "Pasivadi Pranam", he said. However, he was shocked when he finally did.
"I saw the film recently and was shocked. Though I acted in the lead role, I was not allowed to watch the film and they spread the news that a girl named Sujitha had acted in the film, which is false. I am ready to take a DNA test, too," DC quoted Ravinder as saying in his statement, included in his petition to the SHRC.
All these developments have reportedly caused Ravinder deep mental agony, leading him to request the SHRC to reunite him with his true parents.
However, the news about Ravinder's petition has come as a rude shock for fans and will-wishers of Chiranjeevi, who have called it a publicity stunt. All eyes are now the commission. What action will it take? Will it conduct a DNA test? Will Chiru agree for the test? Watch this space for more updates on the issue.