Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Sunday assured the Telugu film industry that the state government would take all the measures needed to protect and support it in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
He promised concessions and exemptions to support the film industry and the workers as they suffered losses due to stoppage of film shootings and closure of the theatres due to the pandemic.
The Chief Minister said what the government intends to do to help the industry will be included in the manifesto of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) for elections to the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC).
He gave the assurance when a delegation of film personalities called on him at his official residence ‘PragathiBhavan.’ They explained to the CM the losses incurred by the industry due to the pandemic and urged him to extend support.
Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar, Telugu Film Chamber President Narayan Das Narang, Secretary K.L. Damodar Prasad, Producers’ Council President C. Kalyan, distributor Sudhakar Reddy, producer Niranjan Reddy and others participated in the meeting.
It was decided that shortly a meeting would be held at actor Chiranjeevi’s house to discuss the matter threadbare. - IANS