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Political turmoil hits Tollywood December 18, 2009

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The Praja Rajyam chief, Chiranjeevi, has decided to resign as MLA and would take part in the united Andhra Pradesh struggle even as Telangana agitators hit the streets again, attacking theatres screening films of his family members.

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Sources say that the former megastar decided that this is the right moment to wrest the leadership of the united Andhra Pradesh agitation. He is set to take off his campaign from Tirupati.

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Infuriated by Chiranjeevi’s stance, Telangana agitators forcibly stalled screenings of his nephew Allu Arjun’s Arya-2 and son Ramcharan Teja’s Magadheera in Hyderabad and other places on Wednesday.

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Telangana Rashtra Samiti activists also vent their ire at cutouts of Junior NTR’s Adurs at Sairam theatre and those of Allu Arjun and Ramcharan Teja in Karimnagar.

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Students of the joint action committee staged a dharna in front of the Praja Rajyam office at Jubilee Hills in the city, raising slogans against Chiranjeevi and warning him not to take a stance in favour of United Andhra.

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In Warangal, irate students of the Kakatiya University decided to impose a ban on films starring Chiranjeevi family members including Allu Arjun, Ram Charan Teja, Allu Arvind, Pawan Kalyan.

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On Wednesday, Kakatiya University JAC members including activists of ABVP and Telangana Graduates Association picketed Amrutha theatre in Hanamkonda, where Allu Arjun’s film was being screened.

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They also stopped the screenings of Magadheera and Arya2 in Radhika and Sunil theatres respectively.

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“After Chiranjeevi’s statement there were attacks on film theatres in Telangana,” said the Inspector General of Police, Ms A.R. Anuradha. “We are taking steps to prevent violence. The Prajar Rjyam office at Kamareddy was also damaged.”

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In some parts of Telangana, agitators also raised slogans against the Kadapa MP, Mr Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, for his united Andhra Pradesh stand.

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Source: Sify.com

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One Response to “Political turmoil hits Tollywood”

  1. filmizest Says:

    After attacking the film unit of Manoj and Allu Arjun , the agitators have now turned their ire on prince Mahesh Babu A group of agitators attacked the unit members of Mahesh Babu’s new film that is now in progress at Vikarabad.

    The agitators damaged the camera and other equipment and raised pro Telangana slogans. While the attack on Manoj and Allu Arjun is in view of the Samaikhya Andhra stand taken by Mohan Babu and Chiranjeevi , it is a surprise why Mahesh Babu was attacked.

    Krishna has not come out with any statement in support of Samaikhya Andhra. It seems that agitators are determined to disrupt all film shootings in Telangana irrespective of the actors involved.

    http://www.bharatwaves.com/news/Mahesh-Babu-attacked-25305.html

    Another report

    http://www.gulte.com/entertainment.php?telugu-cinema-news=mahesh-babu-film-shooting-disrupted&page=movie_update_full&link=1609


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