Pro-Telangana outfits threaten to stall movies supporting UAP

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 13, 2010 - 00:35

Hyderabad: With certain pro-Telangana
organisations issuing threats to stall movies of film
personalities who are supporting united Andhra (including
`Adurs` starring Jr NTR), the state DGP on Tuesday directed
authorities to ensure smooth exhibition of the film.

The recently formed Telangana Universities Students
Joint Action Committee said it would obstruct screening the
Telugu movies of all those actors who are supporting for a
united Andhra Pradesh including `Adurs` film, even as Kavita,
daughter of Telangana Rashtra Samiti chief K Chandrasekhar Rao
also threatened to stall the exhibition of the same movie.

Kavita, who heads TRS` cultural wing Telangana Jagruti,
threatened to disrupt screening of `Adurs`--scheduled for
release on Sankranti fest by staging protests in front of the
cinema halls in Telangana region, seeking a clear stand of the
actor over separate Telangana state.

The Director General of Police R R Girish Kumar, after
reviewing the situation issued specific instructions to the
Commissioners of Police and Superintendents of Police to
collect intelligence and take steps as necessary, to ensure
smooth exhibition of the film and to prevent untoward
incidents.

The DGP also instructed for deployment of adequate
police force at the theatres screening the movie `Adurs` to
ensure safety of cinemagoers and others.

The matter, with regard to providing protection for
the exhibition of the film `Adurs` in Telangana region, came
up before the Andhra Pradesh High Court today, which directed
the police department to discharge its responsibilities as per
law and take action against the miscreants.

Police department is duty bounded to take similar
action with regard to screening of other films also, it said.

Meanwhile, a case was registered against some
activists who burnt the banners of the film `Adurs`, in front
of a theatre under Saroornagar Police Station limits here
today, and some of the miscreants were also arrested, a
release from the DGP`s office said tonight.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, January 13, 2010 - 00:35

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