After the casting couch issue sparked off a controversy, the personal abuse on Pawan Kalyan has shook the entire film industry. The constant airing of such objectionable content in top news channels of Telugu media has invited huge criticism from general public and industry bigwigs.
In what can be said as a crucial development for this issue, top names from Telugu film fraternity led by Megastar Chiranjeevi reportedly met a while back in Annapurna Studios to discuss about the recent happenings in industry. It is learnt that top stars like Nagarjuna, Ram Charan, NTR, Nani have attended the meeting. Several top producers were also present to discuss about the issue.
Reports suggest that after thoroughly having discussed about the recent issues, producer Allu Aravind pushed for a blanket ban of all movie related content to the three news channels which are facing the ire for targeting film industry. They have also discussed to give content only for 30 minutes entertainment programs.
However, not everyone present at the meet were on the same page with Allu Aravind’s proposal to ban giving content and ads to the three media channels. Many have opposed his decision and opined that it is better to ban all channels rather than only those three channels.
Producers like Aswini Dutt and representatives for star actor Nagarjuna were dead against Allu Aravind’s idea and opposed it. Sources that Allu Aravind is firm about his decision and decided to rely on social media promotions rather than TV media promotions from now onwards.
Also, it is exclusively learnt that Balakrishna is also dead against ban on TV9, ABN and TV5. Producer and prominent member of MAA, Gemini Kiran went to meet Balakrishna to discuss this issue with him. But, Balakrishna is highly reluctant and told in very strong terms that he doesn’t want a ban.
So, it looks like there is a stark split in opinions among Tollywood bigwigs over the media channels issue.