The team of tollywood personalities, on this occasion, appealed to the telangana chief minister to grant permission for the resumption of film shootings and the re-opening of the cinema theatres in the state. Responding positively to this request, kcr felt that there is a need to resume film shootings and pre-production activities in a phased manner as lakhs of people are dependent on the film industry.
The telangana cm proposed to the film industry leaders to first start with the resumption of pre-production works which involves indoor activity with the minimal workforce. Film shootings can be re-started in the subsequent phase sometime in june, he suggested. Finally, after reviewing the situation, the state government will take a call on the issue of re-opening the cinema theatres in the state, he said.
The industry has welcomed this move but there are rumors that this meeting has miffed ap Government. "Tollywood exists in andhra pradesh as well but the industry is not proactively reaching out to ap Government. Recently ap government got a G.O. for Single Window system and Shooting locations at low cost. No one even thanked," a source close to the Ruling party told us.