Telangana elections have not only surprised the Political circles but also shocked the Telugu film industry. It is widely known that the Indian National Congress Party has defeated Bharatiya Rashtra Samithi in the 2023 Telangana elections. Will the cinema industry repeat the same mistake again? This is the question which is doing rounds in the inside circles. Usually, in our Telugu film industry, most members support Chandra Babu Naidu in Andhra Pradesh and KTR (Kalvakuntla Taraka Rama Rao) in Telangana. The industry people have excellent relationships with them. KTR attended as chief guest for many significant movie events and is close to Tollywood Heroes.
In 2019, no one from the industry congratulated YS Jagan when he became the CM, and this was stated directly by the YSRCP party members. Everyone knows how much the industry suffered. Our big heroes and directors met the chief minister and made him happy, which brought the solution to ticket prices.
Now, in Telangana, the Congress party has won the elections led by Revanth Reddy. It will be interesting to see whether the industry repeats the same mistake after the Telangana elections as in the 2019 Andhra Pradesh elections.
Usually, the industry is very close to KTR, as said above, and we need to see whether big people in the industry will remain silent on Revanth’s victory or if they will meet him and congratulate him on his victory. It’s not about any individual opinions, but as an industry, it is always better to be in the government’s good books, be it any party, as the industry needs a lot of benefits from the government, which requires a good relationship between both.
With its status as the capital of cinema and a hub for film shoots, Hyderabad is considered a wealth of resources. Producers are considering permission scenarios to raise ticket prices with significant releases scheduled for late December, including Salaar on December 22.
A few prominent individuals in the cinema industry are hopeful that the Congress Government will work in favor of the industry.