KTR with Padmasri Chintakindi Mallesham
KTR with Padmasri Chintakindi MalleshamFacebook/KTRTRS

Telangana Minister KT Rama Rao, who is fondly known as KTR, is thrilled over the biopic of Padmasri Chintakindi Mallesham and he has sent his best wishes to the team on Twitter.

Telangana is one of the many Indian states that has encouraged the handloom industry. The state boasts of 40,533 handloom weavers, 35,762 powerlooms and 615 weavers cooperative societies. It is known that KTR has left no stone unturned to boost the industry. He has come up with some schemes to encourage the industry, which has given self-employment to thousands of people across the state.

KTR was thrilled to know about a biopic on a personality from the handloom industry. He took to Twitter to laud the film unit on Sunday. Besides sharing its posters, he tweeted, "A biopic is being made on Padmasri Chintakindi Mallesham; an exemplary innovator from handloom weavers' family in Pochampally Wish the entire team of @MalleshamMovie my best wishes"

Chintakindi Mallesham's biopic is titled Mallesham and it is an emotional story about a mother and son. The son is a school dropout, but goes on to invent a weaving machine without any prior knowledge of electronics or mechanics. Priyadarshi and Jhansi are playing the roles of son and mother, respectively.

Mallesham is directed by debutant filmmaker Raj and bankrolled by Madhura Sridhar Reddy under his banner Madhura Entertainment. The producer was happy to receive the wishes from KTR. He replied to the minister and wrote, "It's going to be very honest movie sir! #Malleshammovie."

The team of Mallesham also responded to KTR's post and thanked him for his appreciation. They tweeted, "Thank you sir. This movie depicts two of your objectives : promote handlooms and encourage entrepreneurship in Telangana. (T-Hub).Regards Team Mallesham."

Chintakindi Mallesham is a son of handloom weaver Lakshmi, who used to wind metres of silk yarn on to a large frame. This Class VI dropout from a village in Telangana, who could not see his mother undergo lot of shoulder and elbow ache due to the repetitive work, invented Asu machine, which processes yarn mechanically. The 42-year-old was honoured and was awarded the Padma Shri this Republic Day.