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TDP seeks postponement of 'Lakshmi's NTR'

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Two days after the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) cleared the release of Ram Gopal Varma's upcoming directorial 'Lakshmi's NTR', the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) has sought postponement of the film's release.

In a letter addressed to the Chief Electoral Officer of Andhra Pradesh, the TDP requested the poll official to postpone the film's screening until April 11, the day when Andhra Pradesh will go to polls.

"The person who is producing this movie is Mr. Rakesh Reddy. He belongs to the YSRCP. It is an opposition party who is producing this movie which is directed by Ram Gopal Varma. The director Ram Gopal Varma announced the movie date on 29. 03. 2019 (Friday). On this date movie should not be released as it is mentioned in the Election code, any biopic movie should not be released. It is also told by the chief election commissioner Sunil Arora so I'm following in the rules of the election commission," the complaint read.

The complainant went on to say that this the movie will cause fights and hamper security in the region. He also claimed that as this film is being produced by Rakesh Reddy, who is a member of the opposition party, it is against NTR, who founded the TDP.

He further went onto claim that the film shows the former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister in a bad light and will lead to the party facing many consequences.

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Election Commission (EC) officials will now hold a screening of the film in order to take a decision.

'Lakshmi's NTR' showcases the events in the later life of late NT Rama Rao, a legendary actor and former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. The biopic centres around NTR's second marriage to Lakshmi Parvathi, the TDP's landslide victory in the 1994 elections, the revolt and internal party coupled by NTR's son-in-law Chandrababu Naidu in August 1995 and NTR's death a few months later.

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First Published: Wed, March 27 2019. 09:49 IST