The government of Andhra Pradesh (AP) has made Poonam Kaur the face of the handloom weaves. And this announcement has left people perplexed. “While it’s not wrong for the State government to choose an actress as the brand ambassador, the selection of Poonam is surprising,” says an industry insider, who doesn’t want to be named. Though Poonam acted in many Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam films, she never got a good break in Telugu.
Recently, the Telangana government announced top actress Samantha as its brand ambassador. However, the actor chosen by the AP government is not popular with the Telugu audience, especially in the Andhra region.
“It seems the government is under pressure from a top actor who actually suggested her name. That’s why the State government announced her name,” added the source.
People are wondering why the AP government can’t choose an actress on par with Samantha, especially when many of the top actresses are willing to campaign for handloom....