It is learnt that film makers who are ready with prints in the hand were in a frustrating situation because of the ongoing agitations in Telangana region. Many film producers and artists who hail from Andhra or Rayalaseema region were not in a mood to release their films across Telangana region, fearing protests and attacks by agitating people. It’s learnt that the Tollywood Producers Association which condemns the attacks is seriously considering not to release any new films in Telangana region till the dust settles and to go on with its release schedules in rest of the state.
Mainly, NTR’s film ‘Adurs’ Rana’s ‘Leader’, Jagapati Babu’s ‘Maa Naanna Chiranjeevi’ Balakrishna’s ‘Simha’ Nagarjuna’s ‘Kedi’ Power Star Pawan Kalyan’s ‘Komaram Puli’ and many other films will have to face ire of Telangana people because of the film maker’s and the artists Andhra background or for their ‘Pro-Samaikyandhra’ stand. If, the Telangana agitation continues further till Pongal festive session next year, film makers are obliged to release their films in Andhra and Rayalaseema regions only.
Pongal festive session is considered to be the peak session for any new films releases. Both big and low budget films plans to release during this festive session, to ensure maximum revenue for their films. But, the prevailing situation in Telangana is very discouraging for any new releases. The film makers who do not want to miss the festive revenue are planning to release their films in the rest of the state. Indeed, it is a big loss for the film industry as well as the exhibitors and distributors of Telangana region. But, it is a helpless situation for one and all in the industry.