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Government Seeks to Address Concerns of Divided Tollywood

Published: 21st March 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st March 2015 07:57 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: Tollywood biggies shared their concerns and ideas on improving the industry at an interactive session with Minister of Cinematography Talasani Srinivas Yadav here Friday.

Several film personalities spoke on behalf of junior artistes, producers and directors and expressed concerns about the divide between big and small films in the industry.

“I firmly believe talent is the only thing that should matter in the industry, no matter where you come from and what you do. I foresee a lot more artistes from Telangana making their way into the mainstream cinema,” said producer Dil Raju.

Among the major demands of actors from Telangana include doing away with the lease system, fair window for release of all films, introduction of occupation percentage system, separate film chambers and council for Telangana and Andhra Pradesh and affordable pricing for all viewers.

“Many are of the opinion that there must be a common Telugu film chambers, consisting of both Telangana and AP, but I feel there has to be a separate film chamber and producers’ council for AP and TS respectively,” opined actor-producer, R Narayana Murthy.

Srinivas Yadav said he would take up Tollywood issues on a priority. “In the next 10 days, we will conduct committee meetings to discuss these issues and come up with ways to take cinema forward in Telangana,” Yadav said.

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