The year 2014 was scary for the Telugu iflm industry with more than ten deaths of prominent actors and directors or and the year before was equally bad. With more than 15 popular Telugu artists dead in the last two years, members of Telugu filmdom have decided to perform the Mruthyunjaya Homam.
“Many think the industry is cursed. When I consulted some priests, they suggested the idea of this homam. It’s believed to ward off evil and ensures harmony. It’s for the goodwill of the entire Telugu industry,” actor-producer Murali Mohan, the president of Movies Artistes Association (MAA), told IANS.
In the last two years, well-known Telugu celebrities such as Uday Kiran, Chakri, Akkineni Nageswara Rao, M.S. Narayanan, Sri Hari, Dharmavarapu Subramaniam, Ahuti Prasad, Telangana Shakuntala and D. Rama Naidu passed away.
“According to the priests, the homam is meant to stop unnatural and untimely deaths,” he said. The homam will be performed in Hyderabad on March 23, 24 and 25.(IANS)