Do you know that leading comedian Brahmanandam played a role in Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu, the super hit film starring Mahesh Babu and Venkatesh. But Brahmanandam is nowhere to be seen in the film either when it was screened in theatres or when it is being telecast in channels now.But it is true. Brahmanandam acted in a few scenes in SVSC, but those scenes were cut during editing. He was paid remuneration for acting in the film, but his role was not visible in the film. It is perhaps possible only to Srikanth Addala, the director of the film, who made a leading actor to act in the film and then delete his portion.
It is not just Brahmanandam, there are similar victims in every film of Srikanth Addala. His latest “art piece” Brahmotsavam also has such roles which were removed during editing. One such role was that of Chandini, who got fame for her acting in short films.Chandini, who is presently acting in a full-length feature film, recently revealed that she played the role of Mahesh Babu's sister in Brahmotsavam, but her character was removed during editing.There are directors who remove certain scenes during editing; but Srikanth Addala has been removing the entire characters.
As a matter of fact, his films have no stories, except scenes. He scripts scenes and shoots them; and later, removes some of the scenes in the name of editing. As a result, some characters have to become scapegoats and do not appear on screen!