Hyderabad: The Telugu film industry is among the sectors hit by the COVID-19 pandemic following the halting of film shootings and closure of movie halls. On 22 November, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao assured his support for the Telugu film industry and said concessions and exemptions would be given to support the industry and the workers who have suffered due to the pandemic.
KCR held a meeting with several film personalities at Pragathi Bhavan here on Sunday. The film industry representatives explained to the CM the losses incurred by the industry due to the pandemic and urged him to extend his support.
"The state government has taken several measures to attract industries into the state. In such a case, will the government keep quiet when an existing industry is in trouble? Hyderabad is the centre of a very large film industry which employs lakhs of people. It is everyone's responsibility to save and protect the film industry. Both the government and film personalities should make attempts at this," the CM said.
KCR said the government will take all necessary steps and include the measures to be taken for the benefit of the film industry in the TRS GHMC poll manifesto. It was decided that soon a meeting would be held at actor Chiranjeevi's house to discuss the matter.