Telangana: Movies have inspired everyone in some way or the other, but the film Sholay starring Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra and Hema Malini has inspired a Telangana man in a different way.
We all remember the iconic scene from Sholay where Veeru (Dharmendra) climbed atop a water tank and threatened to commit suicide if he was not allowed to marry his love Basanti (Hema Malini).
A similar incident happened in Jagtial town, Telangana, when a doctor climbed a mobile tower and threatened to jump. However, the man was asking for a divorce.
The man, identified as Dr Ajay Kumar, climbed a mobile phone tower demanding divorce from his wife Lasya. They were married seven years ago and have a daughter.
The man's wife had earlier filed a harassment case against him, but she withdrew it later. He claimed this as reason for demanding a divorce.
Kumar sent the whole town into a state of frenzy as he remained perched on the tower for a few hours.
The police were notified and they rushed to the spot to calm him down. He threw a letter from the tower to explain his situation.
Finally, after hours of discussion, the police convinced him to come down and his wife signed the divorce papers there in front of the authorities....