The current political crisis has already become a greater nightmare to Tollywood with some multiplexes and cinema theatres in Hyderabad refusing to screen Arya 2 and Magadheera.
The decision came as a counter-reply to Praja Rajyam Party chief K. Chiranjeevi, father of Ram Charan Teja's proposed hunger strike for a united Andhra Pradesh. The Joint Action Committee (JAC) raised a demand to boycott these movies in protest against the hunger strike. (Allu Arjun is a relative of Chiranjeevi and Magadheera features his son Ram Charan Teja as the hero.)
The protestors have also decided not to allow screening of films featuring Chiranjeevi's actor brothers Pawan Kalyan and Naga Babu.
Arya 2 is being screened across 17 theatres in Hyderabad; most of the theatre managements have sought the help of private security guards for screening the film.
Meanwhile, Chiranjeevi's Praja Rajyam Party is set for a split over the ongoing dispute. Chiranjeevi has bowed to pressure from his party members and has resigned from his MLA post.