Ram Charan Teja's highly-anticipated Telugu movie Yevadu was to hit the screens in Andhra Pradesh on July 31, but the makers of the film have postponed its release to August 21. Although producer Dil Raju has claimed that its delay was due to unavailability of theatres, the reason for its postponement seems to be different. Insiders from the industry feel that it is due to Telangana separation.
Insiders feel that Chiranjeevi hails from West Godavari district, and Telangana movement often had a toll on the film releases of his family in the past. Allu Arjun's 2010 release Arya 2 is the best example for it. The Sukumar-directed flick had got very good opening at the Box Office, but it could not reach its makers' expectations due to the Telangana agitation.
It is known fact that Chiranjeevi has always been against the division of the state. Much before the Congress announced its intention, the Megastar had several meetings with the party Supremo Sonia Gandhi and tried to convince her to keep Andhra Pradesh united, but in vein. He had a clue about the division of the state well in advance. Continue to read more on the delay in the release of Yevadu in the slideshow.