As a part of the #ChangeWithin initiative to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held an interactive session with the who’s who of the Bollywood. The main motto of this interaction hosted at PM Modi’s official residence is to promote Gandhism, exchange thoughts on ways to spread the thoughts of Mahatma Gandhi through cinema. While all the biggies of Bollywood from film stars to makers, directors and even talk show as the invitees, the South Indian stars were somehow ignored. Upasana Kamineni Konidela, who built her own recognition spreading awareness over health, fitness and prevailing issues through social media has reacted on this session hosted by Modi expressing her pain.
Taking to her official Instagram account, Upasana shared a picture of PM Narendra Modi with Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan and wrote “Dearest @narendramodi ji. We in the South of INDIA admire you & are Proud to have you as our Prime Minister. With all due respect, we felt that the representation of Leading personalities & cultural icons was limited only to Hindi Artists and The South Film Industry was neglected. I express my feelings with pain & hope it’s taken in the right spirit. Jai Hind.” However, producer Dil Raju is the only person who attended the event from Telugu cinema reportedly.