An old rumor about actress Sumalatha refusing a marriage offer from Telugu actor Nagarjuna has resurfaced. Sumalatha who is married to Kannada star Ambareesh for the last 25 years revealed in an interview that the rumour is due to a misunderstanding.
According to reports she was acting in a film with Nagarjuna's father Akkineni Nageshwar Rao even before Nagarjuna made his acting debut. Nageshwar Rao said that he was looking for a bride for his son and since he was 6 ft tall wanted a tall bride. He joking asked if Sumalatha would marry him. Sumalatha smiled.
Years later this incident became speculatively quoted for the rumour Sumalatha has said in an interview to Ali.