TRS vows to make Bhogi bonfire of NTR Jr’s cinema జనవరి 14, 2010Posted by Telangana Utsav in agitation, Andhra, cinema, conflict resolution, corruption, Culture, Economy, Identity, KCR, peace, politics, Telangana, TRS.
TRS vows to make Bhogi bonfire of Adurs
Express News Service: 13 Jan 2010 05:36:00 AM IST
HYDERABAD: Adurs, starring NTR Jr, is set to hit the screens Wednesday under the watchful eye of the police in the Telangana region. Notwithstanding the actor’s appeal on Monday evening, Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief K Chandrasekhara Rao’s daughter Kavitha renewed her boycott call on Tuesday forcing the film producers to move the High Court.
Justice G Raghuram of the High Court asked for DGP RR Girish Kumar’s response and upon being informed that the police would provide security, disposed of the producers’ petition.
Earlier in the day, film industry representatives submitted a memorandum to Governor ESL Narasimhan seeking protection for the smooth screening of films in the region. Simultaneously, the Producers’ Council appealed to the Telangana Jagruthi, the cultural arm of the TRS headed by Kavitha, to let the film have a smooth run in Telangana. Producers of Adurs, Kodali Venkateswara Rao (Naani) and Vallabhaneni Vamsi Mohan, too appealed to Kavitha not to play spoilsport.
But an adamant Kavitha turned the heat on the producers. “By not screening the film, distributors and exhibitors in Telangana will not incur losses. Unless the producers make their stand clear on the Telangana issue, we will not allow the film to be screened,” she said. Her charge is that Kodali Naani, a TDP legislator, and Vamsi Mohan, also a TDP leader, stand for a united State. “Both had expressed solidarity with Vijayawada MP Lagadapati Rajagopal when the latter went on a fastunto- death against bifurcation of the State recently,” Kavitha reminded.
Releasing copies of the agreement between the producers and film distributors in the Telangana region, she pointed out that the producers had agreed to return money to the distributors within 60 days if the film faced any problem.
Meanwhile, Naani and Vamsi Mohan said, “we are not against Telangana. Neither NTR, Vinayak (director) nor we have the power to give a separate State. We are going ahead with the release and the government has assured us of all cooperation.” TDP general secretary Aravind Kumar Goud, BC Welfare Minister Mukesh Goud and BJP senior leader N Indrasena Reddy found fault with Kavitha and others for “banning” Adurs.
Meanwhile, TRS activists burnt posters of NTR Jr at a cinema in Saroornagar here in the State capital.