Artistes intensify stir against dubbed TV serials
TV industry JAC members sit on relay hunger Hyderabad: Demanding a ban on dubbed TV serials that are being aired on Telugu channels, members of ...
TV industry JAC members sit on relay hunger Hyderabad: Demanding a ban on dubbed TV serials that are being aired on Telugu channels, members of Telugu Television Parirakshana Samithi began a relay hunger strike at Film Chambers on Sunday. In presence of about 1,500 TV artistes, technicians, a few politicians and Telugu film industry members, 13 core members of the Samithi sat on the strike from 10.30 am to 5 pm. The strike will be shifted to Dharna Chowk near Indira Park from April 1. The members of the Samithi have set April 12 or Ugadhi as a deadline for channels to stop airing dubbed serials. Srinivas Rao, President, Telugu Chalchitra , Revanth Reddy and Kavita from Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and R Gutta Ramchandra Rao, Vijay Chandra and Vijaya Reddy of YSRCP were present at the strike and promised to take the issue to the Chief Minister and the Assembly. Also, CPI state secretary K Narayana extended his support to the cause. He said that he had already raised the issue in the Assembly and added that his party members would be present till the end of the strike. Overall 62 dubbed serials are being telecast on Telugu channels affecting the livelihood of 4,500 artistes, technicians and others totally dependent on Telugu TV industry. Besides D Suresh Kumar, co-convener K Ramesh Babu, Prasad Rao and P Prabhakar are among the TV artistes who have sat on the strike on Sunday. Different artistes and members of the Samithi will sit on strike from 9 am to 5 pm from Monday at Dharna Chowk.