Hyderabad: Power Star Pawan Kalyan expressed his severe displeasure over the series of events connecting with the Telugu film industry starting from the impasse that’s continuing with the Andhra Pradesh government over ticket fares and screening of shows to the recent accident involving his nephew Sai Dharam Tej.
The Jana Sena founder spoke while he was addressing the pre-release event of Sai Dharam Tej’s upcoming political thriller ‘Republic’ on Saturday evening.
Stating that Sai Dharam is still unconscious with a team of medical experts monitoring him, the Power Star expressed displeasure over a few media houses sensationalising Sai Dharam’s accident for mere TRPs. “While many in the film fraternity wished for his early recovery from the injuries, the media showed how the accident had actually occurred, how negligently he rode his bike.. There are so many issues in society. Media should unearth stories that appeal to the general public. You could dig out how former YSRCP leader YS Vivekananda Reddy was murdered? There’s a larger conspiracy behind the murder. The gruesome incident of six-year old murder and rape case has so much to sensitise people. If you have the courage, speak on the political violence that is currently happening. Show some mercy upon us and bore that we too are humans,” said the Power Star, adding that the movie ‘Republic’ was made by Deva Katta with a social concern that he has on people.
Describing how the movie ‘Republic’ raises the important subject like fundamental rights of citizens, Pawan Kalyan took a dig at the YSRCP government describing how the latter had been playing at its whims and fancies by procrastinating talks with the delegation of the industry. “When the investment is being poured by private players to produce a movie, how can the government dictate terms? It’s an Indian Republic, people will revolt if it’s “YSRCP republic”. Cinema doesn’t have caste and religion, the industry has numerous problems. Stop screening my movies in AP, if you have a problem with me,” he said, adding that all celebrity families would unite to fight against the injustice. He further urged yesteryear star and YSRCP leader Mohan Babu to hold talks with the AP state government over the prevailing problems in the film industry. “The State government is trying to make money from selling tickets. It would seek loans from banks by showing the revenue that is obtained from selling tickets,” he alleged.
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