Renowned Telugu filmmaker Dasari Narayana Rao is extremely happy over the fact that the industry has shown unity to financially support the construction of the Andhra Pradesh Film Employees Federation of South India (FEFSI) office building. Located in Venkatagiri, the NTR Cine Karmika Bhavanam, named after late actor-turned-politician NT Rama Rao (NTR), was inaugurated recently.
The reason for Dasari Narayana Rao to feel happy is that the whole state is burning over the issue of the bifurcation of the state. Talking to IANS, the senior Tolllywood filmmaker said, "It's nice to see the support coming from the veterans who are the pillars of our industry. It has made me even happier. While actress Jamuna donated Rs 50,000, producers D Ramanaidu and Shyam Prasad have donated Rs 1 lakh each."
The Andhra Pradesh Film Employees Federation of South India has been constructed for the employees of the industry. The building will soon be operational. Dasari Narayana Rao added, "The long awaited dream has finally come true. This proves that the industry still stands united and I wish it stays like that."
Most of the leading filmmakers and actors in Telugu are from Seemandhra region, but Hyderabad, which comes in Telangana area, is the hub of all filmy business activities. The central government's decision to split has come as rude shock for many in the state.