A day after Pawan Kalyan delivered a long speech against the YS Jaganmohan Reddy government's alleged lack of interest in resolving the issues paralyzing the film industry, the Telugu Film Chamber of Commerce today issued a statement. The summary is that it doesn't agree with the allegation that the AP government is not responsive to the problems plaguing Tollywood.
"Upon the invitation of the Honourable Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Sri Perni Nani, representatives of The Telugu Film Industry met and expressed their concerns about various issues being faced by Telugu Film Industry. We are immensely grateful to the Government, under the leadership of Honourable Chief Minister, Sri Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy garu for patiently understanding and positively responding to all our concerns and assuring us that all our concerns will be favourably addressed in the near future (sic)," the TFCC said.
The pandemic and other issues have made it hard for the film industry, the statement acknowledges, adding that what different individuals are saying is their individual opinion and not that of the industry.
"These are not the voices of the Industry as a whole. We wish to reiterate that the Apex body of our Industry is the Telugu Film Chamber of Commerce in both the Telugu States. We have always been supported by our Governments over the years. Without their support we will not be able to survive," the Chamber adds.
The statement came from the office of Narayandas Kishandas Narang, the President.