According to industry sources, the Telugu Film Producers Council on Wednesday has decided that it will not be screening any Telugu films in Tamil Nadu from Sunday (April 8) onwards.Ramesh Bala, took to Twitter and announced the news. He wrote, “In view of respect to the ongoing efforts of TFPC, Telugu film Producer Council has announced that the screening of Telugu movies in Tamil Nadu will be stopped from coming Sunday including blockbuster #Rangasthalam.”
The Tamil Film Producers’ Council (TFPC) strike has been on for the last one month. Not even a single Tamil film was released in the meantime. In addition to that, the post-production work and shooting of all Tamil films have also been stopped.
The producers’ council’s strike to oppose the Virtual Print Fee (VPF) collected by Digital Service Providers (DSP) per film. The two parties had talks recently but failed to arrive at a mutual agreement.
Notably, Telugu and Kannada producers were also part of the strike initially but backed out later.
However on the other hand, now reports from Tollywood suggest that there has been no official announcement from the Telugu Film Producer Council about the same. Several Telugu films such as Kirrak Party, Awe, MLA and Rangasthalam found several screens in the city. If Telugu producers also halting content flow, theatre owners are bound to be severely strapped for content.