Actor Nandamuri Balakrishna has expressed utter disappointment over not being invited for the current assembly held by members of Telugu movie fraternity and Telangana chief minister Ok Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) to debate varied points pertaining to the movie trade within the wake of coronavirus pandemic.
In a video that has surfaced on-line, Balakrishna is seen expressing his frustration over not being invited for the assembly. “I was not invited to the meeting and I came to know about it from news reports. Did they meet to discuss the distribution of lands in Hyderabad? They are doing real estate business. Am I not part of the industry?” requested Balakrishna.
Last week, Telugu trade bigwigs corresponding to actors Chiranjeevi, Akkineni Nagarjuna, filmmaker SS Rajamouli and producer Dil Raju met chief minister KCR to debate the highway forward.
A producer on the situation of anonymity advised Hindustan Times that KCR responded to the calls for positively. “In the meeting, it was decided that post-production work on films and TV serials will begin immediately in a phased manner. The decided that film shooting can begin from June; however, it will be done with lot of restrictions. The decision of reopening theatres will be taken after a review,” he stated.
Meanwhile, Balakrishna’s distasteful remark has drawn robust criticism from Chiranjeevi’s brother actor Naga Babu. He has demanded an apology from Balakrishna. “Balakrishna’s comments are definitely not in good taste. The way he described the meeting as a real estate business deal is strongly offensive. By doing this, he has disrespected the Telangana government and the film industry. He should know his limits and apologise for defaming their efforts,” stated Naga Babu in a video message posted on Youtube.
If every part goes as deliberate, the Telugu trade is hopeful of resuming movie capturing from June. In his current interview, Chiranjeevi stated the trade will bounce again strongly.
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