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'Yatra 2' Director Refutes Allegations: Questions Industry over Rayalaseema

Monday, February 12, 2024 • Telugu Comments
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Yatra 2 Director Refutes Allegations: Questions Industry over Rayalaseema

Following the release of 'Yatra 2', rumors began circulating regarding a purported land deal involving Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy and filmmaker Mahi V Raghav, alleging that two acres of land at Horsely Hills, valued at Rs 20 crores, were provided at an unusually low rate. This controversy has sparked political debate, with opposition parties in Andhra Pradesh seizing upon it as an election issue.

However, Mahi V Raghav swiftly refuted these allegations, highlighting his commitment to the development of his native Rayalaseema region. In response to the accusations, he questioned the negligence of the Tollywood industry towards Rayalaseema.

Raghav clarified his stance, stating, "If my intention were not to contribute to the upliftment of my region, I would have opted for more lucrative locations like Hyderabad or Vizag to establish a studio. Instead, I chose Madanapalle, a region often overlooked by the industry due to its perceived backwardness."

Yatra 2 Director Refutes Allegations: Questions Industry over Rayalaseema

With a career spanning over 16 years as a writer, producer, and director, Raghav enumerated his contributions to the film industry, including acclaimed works like 'Yatra', 'Anando Brahma', and 'Save The Tigers'. He emphasized his deep-rooted connection to Madanapalle, where he was born and educated.

Raghav elucidated on his filmography, pointing out that while Rayalaseema rarely attracted filmmakers, he deliberately chose to shoot several projects in the region, investing substantial amounts totaling 20-25 crores. His rationale behind this decision was to stimulate local economies and provide opportunities for the residents.

Expressing his vision for a mini studio in Rayalaseema, Raghav outlined its potential benefits for both the film industry and the local community. He stressed that his request for a mere two acres was aimed at facilitating film shoots and enhancing infrastructure in the region.

In conclusion, Raghav criticized the lack of support from the industry towards Rayalaseema's development and lamented the media's selective scrutiny. He urged for fair judgment, emphasizing his genuine efforts to contribute positively to his homeland's growth.

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