Samaikyandhra Joint Action Committee (JAC) members, protesting against the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, are reportedly planning to stall the screening of Ram Charan's "Yevadu".
Apparently, Samaikyandhra JAC is miffed with the way actor-turned politician Chiranjeevi has dealt with the process. Earlier there were reports that JAC is reportedly mulling to stall the release of Ram Charan's film as well as Pawan Kalyan's "Atharintiki Daaredi" (they both belong to the Mega family) until Chiranjeevi resigns from his position and joins the Samaikyandhra movement.
Some reports also suggested that the JAC might not stall Pawan's film, but could halt Ram Charan's "Yevadu", which is set to release on 21 August. A student leader from the Samaikyandhra JAC told Deccan Chronicle that they could halt the release of "Yevadu" unless Chiranjeevi takes their side and support a united AP.
"We may not halt Pawan's film but we're very keen on stopping the release of Ram Charan's Yevadu unless Chiru takes a stand in favour of a united AP," the student leader said.
There is no official statement from the JAC yet. But the producers of the two big budget films are worried that halting their projects might hamper their business. Pawan's Atharintiki Daaredi, made on a budget of ₹55 crore, was initially planned for a release on 9 August. In the wake of the disturbances in AP, the film's producer B.V.S.N. Prasad has pushed the release date further. He will soon announce a fresh date, according to idlebrain.com.
This is not the first time that B.V.S.N Prasad had faced such an issue. The release of his "Arya 2" film was earlier hit by Telangana strikes. Reportedly, he didn't want to take a risk by releasing Pawan's film at an uncertain time
Now, it remains to be seen whether Ram Charan's film will make it to the theatres on the announced release date or will see a delay.