Banjara Hills police station booked suo motu cases against K. Kavita, president of Telangana Jana Jagruthi (TJJ) and daughter of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief K. Chandrasekhara Rao for making a provocative statement against the screening of the Telugu film “Adurs.” Police said the cases were under investigation and they would take further action after analysing Kavita’s news conference tapes.
Kavita, on Jan. 12, called upon the people to stall the film in Telangana on the grounds that its producers were opposed to the demand for a separate Telangana region. TRS workers had disrupted the screening of the film Wednesday in several Telangana towns. They also set afire cut-outs and posters of the film.
However, TJJ and TRS withdrew the boycott call on Thursday after it was criticised by other political parties. The all-party Joint Action Committee (JAC), fighting for a separate Telangana, state, had also raised objections to the film boycott.