Tollywood has been included as a word by Oxford dictionary as noun representing Telugu film industry. Our industry gained international recognition with Baahubali’s roaring success turning global audience to us. Thanks to Rajamouli and recently the team was honoured Royal Albert hall in London as MM Keeravani played in philharmonic orchestra. Irony is that Bollywood film industry still downlooks upon us.
Recently, PM Narendra Modi held special meeting to Indian film industry seeking their support in promoting Gandhi Ji’s ideologies on the occasion of Mahatma’s 150th birth anniversary celebrations. Shahrukh Khan, Aamir Khan and other BTown actors met Modi and hailed him. Actresses Kangana Ranuat, Jaqueline Fernandez, Rakul Preet took selfies with PM.
Ram Charan’s wife Upasana questioned this partiality towards south film industry as they didn’t invite any. In a tweet she said reminded PM that Indian film industry doesn’t mean only Bollywood. Actress cum politician Khushbu also slammed PMO for disparity. Interestingly, producer Dil Raju alone was invited from Tollywood. He shared the pic shaking hands with PM.