Nagababu, who quietly walked out of ‘Jabardast’ and is acting as judge for two shows on Zee Telugu, has come out with videos to show that he suffered loss due to ‘Jabardast’ and he also gained from it. He said that at a time when he was in trouble, Mallemala team helped him financially. He also said though he was not paid the remuneration in tune with his position, he worked as the judge in ‘Jabardast’ comedy show. Nagababu also lashed out at Mallemala team saying it is destroying creativity. While trying to counter the reports that he left ‘Jabardast’ due to differences over remuneration, Nagababu was caught red-handed by his comment that Mallemala team did not pay him appropriate compensation. It is said that Nagababu was being paid Rs.15 lakh as compensation every month for 4-5 episodes.
There are reports that Nagababu, who is acting as judge for ‘Adirindi’ on Zee Telugu, is getting double the remuneration he was being paid by ETV. This means if he was getting Rs.15 lakh for being judge on ETV, Zee Telugu is paying him Rs.30 lakh. Nagababu who came out from ‘Jabardast’ is acting as judge for ‘Local Gangs’ too. There is a debate going on over whether he is getting remuneration suitable to his position or not. There is a talk that Nagababu is getting Rs.30 lakh per month as the remuneration from Zee TV.