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Bandhs shock to Tollywood

Mon 10th Oct 2011 06:32 AM IST
Bandhs shock to Tollywood
Bandhs shock to Tollywood

Like the festival season, it has been a season of bandhs. Not just in the political theatre but even in the film land. The South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce (SIFCC) has given an indefinite bandh call from October 30 and posted their charter of demands, including wage hike, of film workers in Tamil Nadu and elsewhere

The Telugu Film Industry (TFI) is thinking twice whether or not to join the agitation as it has lost much ground due to the ongoing Telangana agitation.

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“Producers have already incurred huge losses. It is a tough year for them. We have to consider their plight as well before deciding on joining the bandh or not”, said Burugupalli Sivarama Krishna, the new President of the Telugu Film Producers Council. Moreover, the Telugu film workers are already unofficially receiving the new higher wages.

Bandhs and workers unrest is something the film industry cannot digest. There has been recently a quarrel over the importing of stunt masters ignoring the locals but things, the buzz says were sorted out.

Normally, Tollywood is hero centric or the big four families’ say prevail. When Movie Artistes Association (MAA) made an issue of heroines not taking membership, how can the Telugu industry not obey SIFCC when it is already its member?


Bandhs shock to Tollywood - CineJosh Updated on Mon 10th Oct 2011 06:32 AM IST
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