Tollywood Writes An Open Letter To Telangana CM On Drugs Issue
Hyderabad: Telugu film industry has written an open letter to the Telangana Chief Minister Chandrashekar Rao regarding the recent drug cases involving the industry. The letter praised Rao for his commitment to end drugs in the city, while making an effort to bring to his notice the importance and vastness of the industry.
Movie Artists Association, Telugu Film Chambers of Commerce, Telangana State Film Chambers of Commerce, Telugu Film Producers Council, have together wrote the letter to the Telangana chief minister.
Though the industry’s profits are limited, it can impact millions of people, the letter stated. It urged the chief minister to resolve the drugs case keeping in mind the sensitivities of the industry. The industry has produced many films that have contributed their part in informing the society about family and human values. The Telugu films have always shown the heroes with good values as the winners and not the villains. But such a 60-year-old industry has been lately eclipsed with drugs, industry giants stated in the letter.
The drugs case has recently rocked the film industry with allegations that a few artists, including the Director Puri Jagannath, have been involved in taking and trafficking drugs. The Special Investigation Team has just completed the first round of interrogation of the accused artists.
The industry has entertained many people through its films, but the behavior of some people, including the media, through these testing times has shocked the industry. At these tough times the industry needs peoples’ sympathy, the letter stated.
“We want the drugs case to be considered as a sensitive issue, so as to protect the respect of the industry,” the letter stated.
The letter stated that the industry doesn’t support the ones who are involved in the drug trafficking, and that it would fight against it and cooperate to remove drugs from the city.