Now Mohan Babu and comedian Brahamanandam have to cut off something from their reel lives, and that is the use of the ‘Padma Shri’ title before their names. We have seen them use this prefix in the credits of the film ‘Denikaina Ready’ since 2012.
All this happened after BJP leader N Indrasena Reddy went to the high court with the issue of use of Padma Shri by the actors in the films and after hearing the high court gave the verdict of moving the prefix before their names.
Immediately after the order, director P Gajendra Naidu said that it has been implemented and the prefix has been deleted from their names. Now none of the movies will show this prefix before the name of these two actors. It should be mentioned that it is made clear during the conferring of Padma awards that the recipients should not use it for publicity or before their names.