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Pro-Telangana activists attack producer's office

Hyderabad, Dec 27 (IANS) Pro-Telangana activists Sunday attacked the office of Geeta Arts, a production firm owned by well-known film producer Allu Arvind, who is also the general secretary of K. Chiranjeevi's Praja Rajyam Party (PRP).

2009-12-27T16:23:00Z

Hyderabad, Dec 27 (IANS) Pro-Telangana activists Sunday attacked the office of Geeta Arts, a production firm owned by well-known film producer Allu Arvind, who is also the general secretary of K. Chiranjeevi's Praja Rajyam Party (PRP).

Raising slogans of 'Jai Telangana', a group of protesters attacked the office at the posh Jubilee Hills and hoisted a banner of 'Telangana Youth Joint Action Committee' on it.

Police reached the scene and arrested the protesters.

The latest attack has heightened security concerns in the film industry, dominated by coastal Andhra region. Police said the protesters had come from Mahabubnagar district.

A furious Allu Arvind, brother-in-law of actor-turned politician Chiranjeevi, said it was the responsibility of all political parties to ensure that the Telangana agitation does not spark a war with people of other regions settled in Hyderabad.

Allu Arvind is also the general secretary of PRP floated by Chiranjeevi. The actor's u-turn on the Telangana issue has angered pro-Telangana groups.

Pro-Telangana activists have not only stopped screening of films of Ram Charan Teja, son of Chiranjeevi, and Allu Arjun, son of Allu Arvind, but also attacked their film shootings.

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