Telugu Film Producer’s Council (TFPC) has decided to not release any new movie starting from March 1, 2018, to counter the monopoly of the existing Digital Service Providers (DSPs) like UFO, Scrabble etc that is causing severe issues to the producers during their film releases. The DSPs have not even come forward to the meeting called by TFPC. The production houses were also instructed not to plan their film shootings from March 1st, 2018 as a part of this shutdown. If this shutdown really happens, it will impact the plans of stars who have pinned high hopes on Summer holidays to make it big at the box office.
The Summer Race will begin with Mega Power Star Ram Charan’s Rangasthalam releasing on March 30th. Stylish Star Allu Arjun’s Naa Peru Surya – Naa Illu India, Superstar Mahesh Babu’s Bharat Ane Nenu, and South Superstar Rajinikanth’s 2.0 are also being planned for April Release as Summer Special. These releases will be impacted if Tollywood goes on with this strike. We are told that a few industry big heads are already annoyed with this unexpected announcement made by TFPC unilaterally. They are expected to sit down and settle the issue amicably or at least postpone the shutdown for a safer date.