Megastar Chiranjeevi’s appreciation for Telangana Rashtra Samithi president and chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s election manifesto for the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation elections has come in for some sharp criticism from the fans of his younger brother Pawan Kalyan.
On Monday, KCR announced in the party manifesto that the TRS government would reimburse the State GST for small budget films (up to Rs 10 crore), allow theatres to increase the number of shows per day and make ticket pricing flexible following the losses incurred by the industry that has been having a dry run in the past eight months.
Reacting to the manifesto, Chiranjeevi tweeted thanking KCR for showering a number of sops on the Telugu film industry, which suffered a lot during the Coronavirus pandemic.
“Heartfelt thanks to Hon’ble CM Shri #KCR garu for the relief measures to the film industry. Trust that these compassionate measures surely will go a long way in reviving the industry badly hit by the pandemic and put it back on the path to progress. #TelanganaCMO,” the megastar tweeted.
His son Ram Charan also tweeted separately thanking KCR, retweeting his father’s comment.
However, fans of Pawan Kalyan, who has been opposing TRS in the GHMC elections and supporting the BJP, have not appreciated Chiranjeevi’s gesture and trolled him heavily.
“Anna, this is the election time and it is not correct to support KCR now. If possible, you have to support PK or keep silent. But please don’t indulge in cheap politics,” a supporter of Pawan Kalyan tweeted.
Another PK fan wondered whether Chiranjeevi was happy only with the sops extended for film industry.
“You should bother about the problems being faced by common people, not just film industry. Please think about them,” he said.
One more fan tweeted saying why Chiranjeevi was not bothered about lives of the people who watched the movies and patronise the film industry.
“It is because of their hard-earned money the film industry is surviving. But you forget your role in the once-in-five years elections,” he commented.