Producers Council terms not screening Hanu Man 'unethical'

Telugu Film Producers Council has stepped in to address the woes of ‘Hanu Man’ producers and distributors in Telangana state. Many theatres inked deals with distributors of ‘Hanu Man’ and agreed to screen the socio-fantasy in their theatres. However, on January 12, the same theaters screened ‘Guntur Kaaram’ by overlooking the agreements made with the “Hanu Man’ team. “Producer Niranjan Reddy and distributor Mythri Movie Makers have lodged a complaint with Telugu Film Producers Council citing the violation of agreements by some theatres in Telangana state,” said a statement from the council. “Some exhibitors screened ‘Guntur Kaaram’ instead of ‘Hanu Man’ from January 12 which goes against the spirit of agreement between distributors and exhibitors. Which is unfortunate and unwarranted,” it added.

“‘Guntur Kaaram’ was released by producer-turned-distributor in the Telangana region with the support of another big gun Sunil Narang. Both violated all the rules to make more money. Dil Raju is the president of the Telugu Film Chamber of Commerce and Sunil Narang is the president of the Telangana Film Chamber of Commerce. Despite holding responsible positions in trade bodies, they are unfortunately breaking the set rules,“ says a source from the council.

Coming back to the statement which was signed by President Damodar Prasad and office-bearers, Prasanna Kumar, and YVS Choudury urged exhibitors to fall in line and begin screening ‘Hanuman’ and compensate for the losses. “Some exhibitors in Parigi, Jadcherla, and other centers have to begin screening of ‘Hanuman’ immediately and compensate for the losses incurred by Hanuman distributors. We condemn such unethical practices since it doesn’t augur well for the industry," the statement concludes.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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