The main actors of Tollywood, K. Chiranjeevi and A. Nagarjuna, thanked the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, for his support to the film industry to overcome the obstacles caused by the Covid pandemic. The duo took to the microblogging site Twitter to thank them.
Chiranjeevi wrote on Tuesday: “My sincere thanks to the Honorable CM Shri YS Jagan Mohan Reddy for the well-deserved relief measures for the film industry during the Covid period. Your sympathetic support will help several thousand families addicted to this industry. “
On a related note, Nagarjuna thanked Mr. Jagan for the much needed relief given to the film industry.
“Thanking the Honorable Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Shri YS Jagan Mohan Reddy for the much needed relief measures given to the film industry during these dark times of Covid,” he wrote.
The state government has issued orders extending aid measures to the film industry and its stakeholders to ensure the resumption of operations.
The government has announced the waiver of fixed electricity costs for the months of April, May and June 2020 and the deferred payment of fixed electricity costs for the six-month period from July 2020 to December 2020 for all cinemas, including multiplexes.
In addition, the government will provide an interest subsidy of 50% up to a ceiling of 4.5% per year for loans made by cinemas (excluding multiplexes) from banks.
Nagarjuna’s film Wild dog recently released and Chiramjeevi’s movie Acharya should be released soon.