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Film industry calls for bandh against film piracy
Says piracy causes huge loss to the film industry

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Film industry calls for bandh against film piracy

Says piracy causes huge loss to the film industry

The Telugu film industry responded in a big way to the indefinite fast launched by film producer Ravichand to demand stern measures by the government to check piracy as it was drastically cutting into the revenues of the films. Several top film producers, actors, writers and technicians on Wednesday called on Ravichand who is on a protest fast at Film Nagar since Monday and expressed their solidarity with him.

The Movie Artists Association (MAA) president, Murali Mohan gave a call for bandh of all cinema halls and film shootings on March 19. The film fraternity would go in a huge rally to the Chief Minister and submit a representation to him urging him to bring those indulging in piracy of Telugu Film DVD/CDs under the Anti Gooda Act as in Tamil Nadu. Murali Mohan, however, requested Ravichand to give up his fast as the entire industry had resolved to take up the issue with the government.

The MAA also asked television channels to refrain from telecasting programmes related to films. Praja Rajyam president Chiranjeevi likened piracy to stealing cash from one's pocket and said he had raised the issue in the Assembly. Due to indifference of the government, lack of pirated DVDs were in circulation even as films produced at a huge cost were released for screening in theaters. Along with top actors, representatives of Film Newscasters Association, film writers and other associations from the film industry also called on the fasting producer and extended their support.

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