The President of the Telugu Film Chamber of Commerce C. Kalyan along with the President of the Telangana Film Chamber of Commerce, P. Ram Mohan Rao have issued a joint statement warning people against fake bodies. “A few organisations with similar names have cropped up and are conning new filmmakers for title registrations and publicity clearance,” warned Kalyan, stating that only the above two bodies represent the film industry and hold credence.
“When a title is registered, we can’t stop them or send a notice to the government to stop them. That’s why the filmmakers should choose the right organisation,” explained Kalyan, adding that this was going on in parts of Andhra Pradesh too.
“The Hyderabad State Film Chamber of Commerce started in 1941 and was renamed to Telangana Film Chamber of Commerce in 2009. In 2014, it was again renamed as The Telangana State Film Chamber of Commerce and is recognised by the government. Similarly, Andhra Pradesh Film Chamber of Commerce started in 1951 and is now called Telugu Film Chamber of Commerce after the bifurcation to facilitate bothstates. These two bodies are recognised by the governments and also by the industry,” he elaborated.
Apparently, they were recently informed of the frauds when a few people approached them and informed that they have paid them a lot of money for registraitons and clearances. “To avoid this in future, we appeal to everyone to choose the right body when needed,” he said, signing off....