While the ban on transmission of news channels TV9 and ABN Andhrajyothy is close to 100 days, for the first-time a Tollywood actor has responded on the contentious issue. It’s none other than actor-revolutionary filmmaker R. Narayanamurthy. However taking everyone by surprise, Murthy “supported” the blockage of telecast of channel by MSOs.
According to media reports, Murthy pointed out at TV9 for “belittling” the “culture”, “tradition”, “slang” of Telangana. Not many know that R. Narayanamurthy, who constantly taken the side of Telangana, hails from Andhra Pradesh region. He was born in Mallampet of East Godavari district.
It may be recalled that TV9 already apologised on the issue publicly and also sent apologies to the Speaker of Telangana and its Legislative Members and ensured that such “mistakes” will not be repeated. Despite the intervention of Union Broadcasting Minister, Tribunal’s verdict, MSOs haven’t revoked the ban.