Natti Kumar expressed his dissatisfaction with the idea proposed by the Andhra Pradesh government to let people watch films on the fiber net on release date. The new service will be inaugurated on Friday in Vizag. The announcement made by AP Fiber Net Chairman Gautam Reddy shocked the Tollywood industry. Everyone is surprised by the doubt of how films will be made available on the release date. Producer Natti Kumar reacted to the issue.
“AP Government is saying that it is bringing a flagship service on film releases which is not available in the country. I am opposing this as a producer, exhibitor, distributor, and Telugu Film Producers Council Joint Secretary. How the decision can be taken without consulting the industry, producers council, and film chamber? In 2013, the idea of releasing movies on release date on Airtel DTH was proposed in 2013 and this did not see a success,” he said.
“How the idea will be successful without the producers coming forward? The new idea appears that would damage the exhibitors and distributors’ system. Besides exhibitors and distributors a major share of producers are also against this. AP Film Development Corporation Chairman Posani Krishna Murali is a member of the film industry. Despite this no meetings were held to discuss the idea which is a shock,” he asked.
The exhibitors’ system is already affected and the new proposal would push the system into a deep crisis. No film producers and industry members were invited for the inauguration and only Ministers Gopalakrishna, Gudivada Amarnath, F.D.C Chairman Posani, Sudarshan Reddy, and others are attending. It is a shock that the inauguration will be made without industry members. I am requesting the CM to rethink the issue, he added.