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TV industry bats in Venu’s support

TV industry bats in Venu’s support
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The TV industry echoed its support for Comedian Venu, who was roughed up by members from the Goud community near Film Nagar on Sunday, by staging a protest on Monday. Members of the Goud community were reportedly offended by the comedian’s portrayal of the community on popular show Jabardasth.

The TV industry echoed its support for Comedian Venu, who was roughed up by members from the Goud community near Film Nagar on Sunday, by staging a protest on Monday. Members of the Goud community were reportedly offended by the comedian’s portrayal of the community on popular show Jabardasth.

Tammareddy Bharadwaja (extreme left) took part in the rally

Actor Naga Babu condemned the act. “We are just artists. If they have any problem with the programme, they shouldn’t file a complaint against us. This is not the way to handle the things,” Naga Babu said. Many TV and film artists participated in a rally and showed their support to Venu. Telugu TV artistes association submitted a memorandum to the secretary of film chamber.

Actor and host of Jabardasth, Naga Babu, along with the team of the show at the protest rally at Film Chamber on Monday

A TV artist added, “We make our living by entertaining the people. If anyone has a problem with the work that we do, they should have told the artist or the programme producer. Manhandling a person is brutal and we hope that it won’t repeat in the future against any one of us.”

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