YSR Congress party president and Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy is someone who generally believes in forget and forgive policy.
However, there are certain people whom Jagan cannot forget so easily and forgive them, because he had had bad experiences with those people.
Like the case of popular Tollywood hero-cum-producer Ram Charan Teja and his mega family.
When Jagan was arrested in connection with a CBI case in 2012 (which he believes was a conspiracy hatched by the Congress and the Telugu Desam Party), Ram Charan made a nasty comment that hurt Jagan terribly.
Cherry took to social media to appreciate the then Congress government for displaying a lot of courage to arrest Jagan. This has been at the back of Jagan’s mind till now.
That could be the reason for the Andhra Pradesh government refusing to give permission for extra shows for megastar Chiranjeevi’s film “Sye Raa” all set to be released on Wednesday.
Normally, it has been the practice for the producers of big ticket films to approach the state governments to give special permission for extra shows, starting from early hours of the day to late in the night, in all the theatres across the state.
But “Sye Raa” could not get any such permission for extra shows, causing a lot of anxiety among the exhibitors who have already sold off the shows to fans' association for high prices.
Apparently, Ram Charan’s attitude is also one of the main reasons for the film not getting permission for extra shows.
He should have at least made a courtesy call to Jagan Mohan Reddy and put forth a request for permission for more shows.
Instead, he tried to influence the government using his “connections” in Jagan’s cabinet. That obviously made the chief minister angry.
What is worse, Ram Charan’s uncle Pawan Kalyan has also been making nasty comments against Jagan on twitter for the couple of days. This was all the more irritating.
At the same time, Jagan is also pissed off with Chiranjeevi for not attending his swearing-in ceremony as chief minister at Vijayawada on May 30, despite extending a personal invitation.
Interestingly, Ram Charan gave the telecast rights of the “Sye Raa” pre-release event to Sakshi channel bypassing TV9 and NTV just to impress Jagan. But this seems to have not ended the gap between mega camp and Jagan.
Time is ticking away and still, there is no confirmation from the government about extra shows. Perhaps, Chiranjeevi should reach out to Jagan to save him from this embarrassing situation.