S.P.Charan film producer and son of legendary playback singer S P Balasubrahmanyam, on Sunday termed the messages being circulated on personal messaging applications and social media about his father’s hospital bills “hurtful” and “offensive”

He posted a video and said that “There are rumours about the amount of bill that was charged and that we had paid something and that we had some balance. And that we had requested the Tamil Nadu government, but they did not reciprocate and then I had gone to the Vice President of India and they had reciprocated instantaneously.

“And that the hospital was not releasing my father for the last rituals unless we paid the amount. Let me just say one just thing. This is all a big hogwash. I do not know why people do this without even consulting people and they do not realize how offensive and hurting it is to the people who are associated with this issue,” he said in the message.