Girijana Vidhyarthi Samakhya (GVS) founder-president Vadithya Sankar Naik today met Human Rights Commission and demanded change of the movie name ‘Om Namo Venkateshaya’ to ‘Hathiram Ji Maharaj’.
Speaking to the media here, Naik said, “Whenever a story of a particular devotee is filmed, it is generally named after that particular devotee like Bhakta Tukaram, Bhakta Prahlada, Sree Manjunatha, Bhakta Kannappa and so on. But in the instance case, there is no mention of Sri Hathiram Babaji or his resemblance in the title of the film, which clearly shows that there was a malafide intention behind making the film. After all, the great bhaktas lived to uphold devotion towards Lord Venkateshwara”, he said.
Hathiram Bavaji, a legendary devotee of Lord Balaji trekked to Tirumla from Rajastan State. It is believed that Lord Balaji Himself used to play dice with Hatiram Bavaji. Akkineni Nagarjuna starred as Hathiram Babaji in the present movie. In this context, the Samakhya people strongly want that the film title be changed into ‘Hathiram Bavaji’. Many tribal people gathered at the HRC office seeking an order to change the name “Om Namo Venkateshaya” into Hathiram Bavaji. (NSS)