Owing to the Samaikyandhra supporters' agitation in Andhra Pradesh, Pawan Kalyan's highly-anticipated Telugu film Attarintiki Daredi, which was to release on August 9, has now been pushed to a further date. The film was to lock horns with Vijay's Thalaivaa and Shahrukh Khan's Chennai Express at the Box Office, but now, Seemandhra agitation has forced its producers to delay the release of the movie.
In a statement to IANS, the spokesperson of the film Attarintiki Daredi said, "Due to the ongoing agitation over the Telangana issue, we have decided to postpone the film to a new date. We haven't zeroed in on the new release date yet. Once finalised, we will officially announce the release date."
One of the reasons the film is reported to be postponed is because members of Samaikyandhra, people's movement group, threatened to boycott the film if released on August 9. They were not happy with the way Tourism Minister Chiranjeevi dealt the process of formation of separate Telangana state, and hence warned that they shall stall the releases of Chiranjeevi's family members' films.
Pawan Kalyan, who is playing the lead in it, is the younger brother of Chiranjeevi. Attarintiki Daredi is directed by Trivikram and it also features Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Praneetha and Brahmanadam in important roles. Continue read about Mega family's opposition against Telangana separation.
Chiru Is Always Against The Division Of The State
Chiranjeevi, who hails from West Godavari district, is one of the most revered actors in Telugu film industry and he has always opposed the division of the state. So Telangana has often targetted him as well his mega family members like Allu Aravind, Pawan Kalyan, Ram Charan Teja and Allu Arjun.
Telangana Activists Anger Against Chiru Family
The people of Telangana, who had been demanding for a separate state for more than a decades, had earlier boycotted the movies of Mega family. The result was that despite getting good opening, the films had failed to recover their production costs.
Telangana Agitation Against Arya 2
Allu Arjun's 2010 release Arya 2 is the best example for it. The Sukumar-directed flick had done very good opening at the Box Office in the first week. But The Telangana activists started agitation and boycotted this movie in the second week. Dil Raju, who was the distributor of the film for Nizam area, had suffered Rs 1.5 crores.
Chiranjeevi's Effort To Keep The State United
Chiranjeevi, who is Union Minister for Tourism, has had several meetings with Congress Supremo Sonia Gandhi in connection with the division of the state. He has tried his level best to convince her to keep the state united, but all has gone in vain.
Aftermath Of Bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh
With the Congress party announcing its decision to divide the state, the people of Telangana are very happy and celebrating the moment. But now, it is the turn of people of Seemandhra, who are deeply hurt by the division of the state.
Samaikyandhra Supporters' Protest
Now, people of Seemandhra have started agitation protesting the Congress and UPA's decision to bifurcate the state for creation of Telangana. Ever since the decision was made, the Samaikyandhra supporters have been holding road-blockades, dharnas in Visakhapatnam, Chittoor, Kurnool districts, Vijayawada and Tirupati cities. They have even closed down the theatres in these areas.
Seemandhra People Feel Betrayed By Chiru
The people of Seemandhra are feeling betrayed by Chiranjeevi. They say that the megastar hails from their region and being Union Minister, he should have convinced the Central Government as not to split the state. The Samaikyandhra supporters have threatened to boycott the movies of his family.
Yevadu Release Postponement
Ram Charan Teja's Yevadu was to release on July 31, just three days after the announce of division of the state. But producer Dil Raju, who has already learnt a lesson from Arya 2, smelled the situation after the separation of Telangana and postponed.
BVSN Prasad Delay AD Release
Seemandhra agitation has completed seven days and continued for eighth day. Seeing the intensity of the fight, BVSN Prasad, who is the producer of Attarintiki Daredi, has decided to delay the release of the movie.
BVSN Prasad's Expectations From AD
Producer BVSN Prasad has reportedly shelled out more than Rs 40 crores on the production of Attarintiki Daredi. He was confident that it would surpass Rs 100 crores mark at the Box Office. But now, the Seemandhra agitation has shook his confidence level.