Telugu Film Producer Council chairman came down heavily on the members of the Telugu Film Producers’ Guild. The guild, with over 40 members, includes producers such as Suresh Babu, Allu Aravind and Dil Raju.
“I am challenging all those producers who formed the new guild to resign from the Telugu Film Producer Council or from the Telugu Film Chamber. If they don’t want to be a part of these two bodies, why can’t they resign here before starting the Telugu Film Producers Guild?” questions Kalyan, adding that he’s in talks with them in trying to convince them that it is not right.
“There are many top producers such as Devi Vara Prasad, Arjun Raju and M.S. Raju who’re not producing films today. There’s nothing permanent and these producers can’t rely only on their films. Nearly 250 films release every year with only five to 10 ‘star’ films among them. The remaining are all small films,” adds Kalyan.
He then pointed out how some of the producers have theatres and other businesses, adding that they also need small films to stay in the business.
“Producers who aren’t making films are sitting in the film bodies without knowing the actual problems. I’ve suggested 70% of the posts to be given to active producers, so that they can understand the problems faced by the others,” says Kalyan.
Then cautioning that differences could arise among producers in the Producers’ Guild also, he added that he’s hopeful about the two institutions merging.
“I agree that there are few bad apples that have been causing trouble in the last couple of years, but I’ve met Chiranjeevi garu and have requested him to take initiative to set a few things right. But the fact is that Telugu Film Producer Council is permanent and it’s only through the organisation one can approach any government institution. So, too, I hope that the Producers’ Guild soon merges with the Council,” says Kalyan signing off.