Can Telugu film industry ever shift from Hyderabad or touch-base in Andhra?

Hyderabad is not only the capital of Telangana but also the capital of Telugu film industry. Those in the film industry hailing from Andhra areas, and most of them are ranging from Ramoji Film City’s Ramoji Rao to the owners of Annapurana and Ramanaidu Studios, will ever move or establish a base for film industry in Andhra Pradesh?  The answer is: Unlikely.

Politically, and administratively, Telugu states are two but cinematically one. The KCR government ensured that the film industry is not bulldozed with the Telangana sentiment and made it feel at home in Hyderabad.

CV Reddy is in the movie-making business for almost four decades. Hailing from Kadapa district, like many in united Andhra Pradesh, he moved to Chennai (then known as Madras) but moved to Hyderabad when the Telugu film industry was invited by the Andhra Pradesh government in the 1970s.

CV Reddy receiving the National Award from the Union I & B Minister Venkaiah Naidu

CV Reddy has been directly involved in making more than a dozen movies and a novelist. His experience in film-making was recognized by the Government of India – he was India Oscar Jury Member, Jury Member of Indian Panorama, Central Jury Member for National Film Awards among others.

CV Reddy with Soundarya, one of the heroines of his movies

With felicity in English, Hindi, Tamil, and Kannada, CV Reddy is currently working on a script for a movie. In an interview with TeluguRajyam, he shares his views about film industry, and why the film industry will not move to Vijaywada or Vishakapatnam.

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