Drugs issue did not split film industry: Talasani

Hyderabad: Cinematography Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav on Friday said that film personalities need not worry about the implications of drugs case on the industry.

Speaking to media persons here on Friday, Talsani blamed the previous regimes for the existence of drugs mafia and their network in the Telangana State. However, he said that the present government was firmly dealing with the drugs menace and would root it out soon.

He denied reports that the ongoing investigation into the drugs case has caused a split in film industry. He said entire industry was not linked to the drugs mafia.

He said that industry was not dependent on 12 film personalities who were quizzed by the Special Investigation Team of Excise Department.

Talasani also ruled out rumours that the film industry might shift its operations out of Hyderabad to other cities in view of drugs case. He said that the State Government would extend all support to the film industry.

He said that the drugs case did not affect the image of Brand Hyderabad as it was on its way to become drugs free city.

The minister informed that the State Government would soon conduct a meeting with important film personalities to discuss steps to be taken to curb drugs menace. (INN)

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