Quote or misquote, it did hurt Rana Daggubati! In an interview, Tamil star Vikram recently commented on Rana Daggubati’s Bollywood career, and the statement apparently didn’t go down well with Rana.
But now everything is sorted out between the two, as Rana Daggubati tweeted today, “Spoke to actor Vikram finally, says its a misquote from what he actually said.” He later posted, “Glad the air is cleared apologies to him and his fans for my harsh reaction.”
Vikram recently gave an interview to an English daily, and to a question on why Southern actors don’t branch out to Bollywood, the interview quoted Vikram as saying, “Look at Rana Daggubati. He started in the Telugu industry and came to Bollywood but he hadn’t made any headway in the south. Now he’s not bothered about the Telugu industry. To work in Bollywood, I have to leave everything and come here. I am doing a film for Shankar, which is being made at Rs 145 cr and I can't just leave that.(sic)”
An offended Rana Daggubati took to twitter and lashed out at Vikram. The actor vehemently expressed his agony, and wrote, “Dear Mr.Vikram I see you quote me and my directions in quite a few media interactions of yours recently. It is best if you focus on your...Career that isn't headed in the right direction with close to 10 odd disasters in your kitty I'm barely 2 1/2yrs old as an actor and...You are almost close to 25yrs. Stay put on yours as I am on mine, not take anything away still a huge fan of few of your films.”
Thankfully, the two stars have discussed the matter and buried the hatchet before it got any worse.