Tollywood may not need to gasp for a breath this Sankranthi. On Thursday, the official word emerged that it's not the Telangana government's plan to close down theatres, restaurants, bars, etc. The third wave, the government is confident, can be handled without adversely impacting livelihoods.
The Director of Public Health stated in unambiguous terms that the responsibility to adhere to Covid protocols lies with people. If they want to watch movies and visit public places, they are free to do so by masking up.
For 'Bangarraju', which will be released in theatres on January 14, 'Rowdy Boys', 'Hero' (January 15) and other movies like 'DJ Tillu' and 'Super Machi', this is welcome news. The Sankranthi fever may not be great this time but the public enthusiasm will not be as low as Tollywood might have feared!