Well wait…wait…do not jump into any conclusions. Nagarujuna loves Telugu cinemas but not the word “Tollywood”. Wondered? Lets check out the story behind it. Nagarjuna Akkineni doesn’t like “Tollywood”. Nag who has been superstar in Telugu Film Industry for years is against to the coining of word “Tollywood” which he feels is a “putrid copy” of the word “Hollywood”. He bluntly expressed this view during his TV Show Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu 2 and said that he’d rather prefer to use it as Telugu Film Industry.
When Nag had asked the participant that which film industry is called as Sandalwood, he expressed the above views. He further added, “I’m not in favour of calling film industries with Tollywood, Kollywood, Mollywood, Sandalwood. Because, Hollywood is a place there and applying the same here is not apt. Along with me, many of the stars doesn’t like them.”
Interestingly, just a couple of months back itself Kamal Hasan has also share the same opinion with media . But do we really stop calling so,the names Tollywood,Bollywood etc are strongly injected to our brains.?