Telangana supporters force change in movie`s title

Taking exception to the title, Telangana supporters on Friday disrupted screening of the movie `Komaram Puli`, starring Chiranjeevi`s younger brother Pavan Kalyan, at several theaters including Hyderabad.

Hyderabad: Taking exception to the title,
Telangana supporters on Friday disrupted screening of the movie
`Komaram Puli`, starring Chiranjeevi`s younger brother Pavan
Kalyan, at several theaters including Hyderabad.

The producers of the film later conceded the demand of
the activists and announced change in the movie`s name.

The title of the movie `Komaram Puli`, starring
Chiranjeevi`s younger brother Pavan Kalyan, hurt sentiments of
the people here as `Komaram` is the surname of Komaram Bheem,
a tribal leader from Adilabad district, B Suman, a leader of
the students` wing of TRS alleged.

Komaram Bheem fought against the Nizam`s rule in 1930s
and sacrificed his life for the cause.

Suman and other leaders of Osmania University students`
Joint Action Committee (JAC) had threatened to disrupt the
screening of the movie if the word `Komaram` was not removed
from the title.

Conceding the demand of the Telangana supporters, the
film`s producers C Kalyan and S Ramesh Babu announced that the
word `Komaram` would be dropped from the title. The
title of the movie now is `Puli` (tiger).

The Telangana supporters have been angry with
Chiranjeevi as his Praja Rajyam Party reversed its support for
statehood for Telangana and stood for united Andhra Pradesh.

Pavan Kalyan, a leading hero in Telugu film industry,
plays the role of a police officer in the movie.

PTI

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