After allegations and angry ripostes, and charges of irregularities and demands for constitution of a fact-finding committee against the Sivaji Raja group, finally both feuding parties of the Movie Artistes Association (MAA) of the Telugu film industry have patched up their differences.
A media conference was organized today by "elders" of the industry including Suresh Babu, P L Narayana, Thammareddy Bharadwaj and Gemini Kiran, of which feuding MAA President Sivaji Raja and General Secretary Naresh were also part. The group ruled out any irregularities in the MAA Silver Jubilee event, and gave a clean chit to Sivaji Raja, Srikanth, Paruchuri Venkateswara Rao and others.
Thammareddy said that it was not uncommon for differences to exist in an organization, but the groups going to the media and publicizing the issue was not correct. He said that from now on only the newly appointed Collective Committee would communicate anything to the media, and any internal issues would be discussed with the Collective Committee which would work to sort them out.
Putting a full-stop to the MAA (Movie Artistes Association) controversy, Naresh said that the differences of opinions had come out, but everyone would like to forget the past and move forward now. He said that he would work with Sivaji Raja and make all the upcoming MAA events successful.
Sivaji Raja said that trivial issues had propped up but that all the relevant information and documents had been provided to the Collective Committee, which had found no foul play.