Film producer and distributor Dil Raju has found himself at the center of a heated debate regarding theater allocation for movies releasing during the upcoming Sankranthi festival. Specifically, concerns have been raised about the limited screens allocated to the movie “Hanuman” compared to his own production, “Guntur Kaaram”.
While Raju’s critics argue that he prioritizes his own projects, his supporters point out the practical challenges of managing theater availability during peak seasons. They explain that Raju, as a businessperson, has the right to secure screens for his own films while still ensuring fair distribution for others.
Adding fuel to the fire, a section of the media has been accused of misinterpreting statements made by actor Chiranjeevi at the “Hanuman” pre-release event. Some reports suggested Chiranjeevi’s comments about Raju’s experience and expertise were sarcastic, when in fact, they were intended to express confidence in Raju’s ability to navigate the complex theater allocation process.
This misrepresentation has fueled Raju’s frustration, leading him to recently address the ongoing debate online. He clarified that he has no objection to “Hanuman’s” release but suggested a potential date change due to theater constraints. He also warned against the spread of misinformation and threatened legal action against those who engage in it.
The situation highlights the potential for miscommunication and misinterpretation within the Telugu film industry, particularly during the competitive festive season. While fans and critics express their opinions, it’s crucial to remember the complexities of allocating limited resources and the pressure faced by industry leaders like Dil Raju.