For the past few days, the decision of Producers’ associations to stop the shootings has become a hot topic. As this move not only affects all the people that are working in the film industry but also spreads a negative vibe regarding Tollywood. Only in the past few years, has the Telugu film industry been able to compete with Bollywood which was actually a dream of an average Tollywood fan. Now, the entire Indian film industry is looking at TFI carefully which means, every step will be scrutinized. But, the petty issues that are arising every now and then, have become a headache. Even while taking a decision, there never is unity. Be it the 2007-Vajrotsavalu or Memu Saitham program or Maa elections, Tollywood has few characters who do not mingle with the decision-making and later oppose publicly without thinking about the prestige of the industry.
Now, as the so-called producer’s councils and guilds have decided to stop shooting for a while, Dil Raju and Naga Vamsi were continuing the shoots of their films. As it is already known, Raju is bankrolling Thalapathy Vijay’s Varasudu in the direction of Vamsi Paidipally and Vamsi is producing Sir movie with Dhanush in the direction of Venky Atluri. As these two films are bilinguals, both these producers are saying that they can continue shooting since these films are made primarily for Tamil audiences. This is irking the other producers who stopped their shoots and are committed to the council’s decision. “Raju and Vamsi are big producers yet they will continue their shootings. We are small producers and we are not allowed to continue with our projects. How fair is this? We are thinking of stopping the strike and will go for shootings” says one of the members of the producer’s council. Well, we will have to wait and see where this goes.