Pro-Telangana outfits threaten to stall movies supporting UAP
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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.


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

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