Jagapathi babu comments on Kamma casteism
Jagapathi Babu’s statements about Kamma casteism in Andhra Pradesh have turned sensation when he revealed about his community’s attempts to book his son in law in a drugs case ( being a white US citizen and non Indian) as he trying to marry a Kamma girl.
The versatile actor laughs saying ” I requested them not to plan any such things as I have to struggle my rest of my life to bring him out of jail.
He says he doesn’t believe in the caste system and that is the reason why he got his daughter married to a white American as she wished.
The comments of Jagapathi babu whose complete name is Jagapathi chowdhary Veeramachaneni and belongs to the caste of ” Kamma” ( chowdhary’s in Andhra Pradesh) became so sensational as most of the top Telugu film personalities belong to this caste. The list of the Kamma caste celebs in Tollywood goes like this:
NTR, ANR, Krishna, Nagarjuna, Balakrishna, Giribabu, Srikanth, Jagapathi Babu, Ramanaidu, Venkatesh babu, Raghavendra rao etc…..
The caste also dominates the Political atmosphere of the Andhra Pradesh as the party currently in power Telugu desam party was started by the late NTR and ever since it is being headed and dominated by Kamma caste people.
The sources say that the party was founded in 80’s to end the superiority of the REDDY community in Andhra Pradesh who were acquiring power through Congress party ever since the Independence. The Kammas were so successful in the recent elections by winning over Jagan mohan reddy’s YSR party ( who belongs to Reddy) but however they lost with huge margins against the TRS party in Telangana of which the leader KCR belongs to Velama community which is another Kshatri ( Warrior king) community in Telugu states.http://movieandpeople.com/wp/jagapathi-babu-comments-on-kamma-casteism/http://movieandpeople.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/jagapthi.jpghttp://movieandpeople.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/jagapthi-150x150.jpgTollywood