“I saw Sridevi’s and others’ videos. Everyone had flowers and fruits thrown at them,” Tapsee says about Director Raghavendra Rao. “My turn came and I don’t know, maybe I was not prepared as I told you… they threw a coconut at me! I don’t know what is so sensuous about a coconut hitting my midriff,” she said recently.
Now Raghavendra Rao has reportedly been finalized as the new chairman of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD).
TTD, which manages the Lord Venkateswara shrine atop Tirumala, is one of the richest religious bodies in the world.
Chandrababu Naidu is also believed to have given his approval to Rao for the TTD post.
According to reports, the TTD head’s name was expected to be announced on Saturday after a cabinet meeting, but was postponed.
“A top functionary in the government had a meeting with the director recently in Hyderabad. Now the government has sought his detailed profile to take the process forward. A communication from a Special Secretary has already gone to him,” said inside sources.