In a news that sent shock waves across Tollywood, producer Dil Raju’s wife Anitha passed away due to a cardiac arrest at a private hospital in Hyderabad on Saturday evening. She was just 46. That the credit ‘presented by Smt Anitha’ appeared in the beginning of every film made under Dil Raju’s Sri Venkateswara Creations, shows how close he was to his wife.
“Dil Raju wasn’t in Hyderabad; he has been away since the last week of February when he left to Abu Dhabi for the shoot of his next production venture Duvvada Jagganadham, starring Allu Arjun. He later went to monitor another upcoming project Fida starring Varun Tej. As soon as he got the news, he left for Hyderabad. He should arrive by 8 pm on Sunday,” we were told by a source close to him at the time of going to print. His brother Sirish arrived in Hyderabad on Sunday afternoon.Condolences from the industry insiders have been pouring in ever since.