It may be recalled that BJP senior leader Indra Sena Reddy has filed a petition in AP High Court complaining that Mohan Babu “misused” Padma Award title by using it in film credits of Denikaina Ready. Acting on the complaint, HC asked both Mohan Babu and Brahmanandam to return their Padma Shri to government. However, Brahmanandam agreed to apologize and not to repeat the act. Mohan Babu moved Supreme Court over the matter. As of now, the matter is sub judice as SC is dealing the case.
In a minor relief to Dr Mohan Babu, Supreme Court on Thursday imposed stay on Andhra Pradesh High Court’s order to Mohan Babu to return the Padma Shri title to government. The Apex court has asked the prosecution to file a petition on the issue. However, Supreme Court maintained that from now onwards, every Padma Awardee must be cautious and not to misuse the honorary award.