Keshav Reddy, co-ordinator of the anti-video piracy cell of Tollywood, asked the Tamil Nadu government to crack down on 400 video shops in Burma Bazaar of Chennai which are pirating Telugu movies even before their release as the piracy is causing a loss of Rs 50 crore to the Telugu film industry annually.
The anti-video piracy cell of Telugu film industry alleged that Burma Bazaar has become the hub of video piracy.
The anti-piracy cell of Tollywood has filed cases against Jesu Raja, Stalin, Anthony Samy, V.M. Pannir Selvam, Mohammed Yousuf, P. Rajendra and Shajahan for piracy of Telugu movies.
Though the cell registered cases against them in Afzal Ganj and Godavarikhani police stations in the state and there are non bailable arrest warrants against them, TN cops are refusing to arrest them as they are said to be DMK workers.
Apart from Burma Bazar in Chennai, SP Road and National Market in Benguluru have also become manufacturing hubs of pirated CDs.