Is KCR Worried Over Aadipurush?

The much-anticipated film “Adipurush,” starring Prabhas, is scheduled to release on June 16, just ten days from now. However, the film’s release date has caused uneasiness within the ruling BRS party in Telangana, leading to rumors and speculation in the realm of Telangana politics.

Speculations have emerged within BRS circles suggesting that the Chief Minister of Telangana, K Chandrashekar Rao, and his son, K T Rama Rao, are worried about the potential “political impact” of “Adipurush” on Telangana politics, especially considering the upcoming crucial Assembly polls in six months’ time.

According to reports, KTR has been expressing concerns to his party leaders and MLAs, claiming that “Adipurush” has been created to benefit the BJP in both the upcoming Assembly polls in Telangana (scheduled for November/December 2023) and the Lok Sabha polls across the country (scheduled for April/May 2024).

It is alleged that even KCR himself has discussed “Adipurush” with a select few confidants, expressing his opinion on how the movie has been crafted to serve the BJP’s political interests in the forthcoming elections.

KCR has purportedly drawn attention to films like “URI,” “The Kashmir Files,” and “The Kerala Story,” highlighting how they were made to benefit the BJP and how the party gained politically in states where Assembly polls were held following the release of these films.

KCR and KTR are reportedly particularly concerned about the statement made by the makers of “Adipurush” regarding reserving one seat in every show, in every theater, for Lord Hanuman, with the belief that Lord Hanuman will watch the movie. This seat will not be sold and will be kept vacant, as declared by the makers.

KCR and KTR are of the opinion that “Adipurush” might assist the BJP in spreading its propaganda among devotees of Lord Sri Ram and Lord Hanuman in Telangana, potentially leading to the polarization of Hindu votes in favor of the BJP.

The reaction of the KCR government to the release of “Adipurush” remains to be seen. There is an ongoing debate within political circles regarding whether the BRS government will grant “tax-free status” to “Adipurush” in Telangana, unlike a few BJP-ruled states that have made such a decision.