Super talented director Gunasekhar made his comeback with Rudhramadevi in 2015 and the movie ended up as a decent box-office grosser. Though the Telangana government approved the tax exemption request, AP Government did not give any exemption for tax in the state. Now the prestigious Nandi awards have been announced by the Government of Andhra Pradesh but Rudhramadevi received no honour.
Gunasekhar took twitter to slam AP Chief Minister Chandra Babu Naidu for ignoring the film during the awards. He said that he questioned the Government of AP because of which Rudhramadevi has been ignored during the Nandi awards. He apologized for stepping out with a periodic film that reminds the Telugu people about the culture of the state and the life story of a warrior queen.