Oo Antava controversy: Allu Arjun and Rashmika Mandanna’s movie, Pushpa, has been a big hit along with its songs. The movie is now available on OTT Amazon Prime , and the buzz doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon. Besides Rashmika’s song, “Saami Saami,” and the love song, “Srivalli,” Oo Antava is also a very popular song that has gone viral on social media. However, not without controversy!
Devi Sri Prasad wrote the song for Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Allu Arjun to dance to. It’s a steamy dance number. In the past, a politician said that Oo Antava should not be changed from a prayer to an item number for the movie. In a recent interview with a national daily The music composer said that his job is to make a song that fits the needs of the makers.
Oo Antava controversy | Pushpa music director Devi Sri Prasad Speaks
“From the composition side of a musician, we have to cater to what the director wants, what the subject demands. If it is a love song, it’ll be a love song, if it is an item song, it’ll be an item song,” he said.
Prasad explained how the controversy could have begun initially. When he was asked a question during one of the press meets of the film. The musician added,
“For me, be it a devotional, love or item song, the composing process remains the same. However, it was taken in a different context by these (political) guys which was unnecessary.”
Devi Sri Prasad is now busy curating music for Pushpa 2. He has also got Ranveer Singh’s Cirkus in the pipeline. Did you listen to Oo Antava yet?