After the casting couch issue sparked off a controversy, the personal abuse on Pawan Kalyan has shaken the entire film industry. The constant airing of such objectionable content in top news channels of Telugu media has invited huge criticism from the general public and industry bigwigs.
The mega family wanted the ban on TV9, ABN, TV5 and Mahaa News. Now the final call has been taken and the above channels will be banned from May 2nd. Tollywood bigwigs Tammareddy Bharadwaj, Suresh Babu and Gemini Kiran decided to take this step and enforce the ban.
Mega Producer Allu Aravind too revealed the news indirectly during the pre-release event of Naa Peru Surya. The latest update is that these news channels have been digging out the dark side of Tollywood and are gearing up for a strong counter if the ban gets implemented. Actually, the film of a big star like Allu Arjun can draw openings on the strength of his name without the support of news channels. Nonetheless, the war between superstars and news channels has begun, which is bound to decide, whether big stars can deliver a hit without promoting their films in news channels. That would be interesting to watch out for.