HYDERABAD: Megastar Chiranjeevi on Sunday thanked Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy for taking decisions that would benefit the Telugu film industry. He also thanked the AP chief minister for issuing a GO for the single window system.
Chiranjeevi took to Twitter on Sunday, saying that he thanked YS Jagan Mohan Reddy over the phone on behalf of the Telugu film industry.
The Megastar informed that, during his telephonic conversation, the AP chief minister has agreed to meet Tollywood representatives post lockdown to discuss issues pertaining to the industry. Chiranjeevi expressed the hope that a team comprising representatives from all crafts would soon meet the AP CM in this regard.
Only recently, a delegation of Tollywood personalities led by Chiranjeevi met Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao and urged him to grant permission for the resumption of film shootings which were halted due to lockdown.
Responding positively to this request, KCR felt that there is a need to resume film shootings and pre-production activities in a phased manner as lakhs of people are dependent on the film industry.
The Telangana chief minister directed the officials to work out the framework on how to resume and carry out film shootings. He also advocated the need for self-regulation in the process of resuming film shootings in complete adherence to the lockdown restrictions and preventive measures against the spread of COVID-19.
The team of Tollywood personalities had appealed to the Telangana chief minister to grant permission for the resumption of film shootings and the re-opening of the cinema theatres in the state.
In this context, the Telangana CM proposed to the film industry leaders to first start with the resumption of pre-production works which involves indoor activity with the minimal workforce. Film shootings can be re-started in the subsequent phase sometime in June, he suggested. Finally, after reviewing the situation, the state government will take a call on the issue of re-opening the cinema theatres in the state, he said.