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KCR grants ET exemption for Rudrama Devi

Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has decided to grant exemption of Entertainment Tax for historic Telugu film “Rudrama Devi” of Kakatiya dynasty, who ruled Warangal Kingdom in 13th century AD.

As the film is scheduled to be released all over the Telangana State on October 9, the Chief Minister instructed Chief Secretary Rajiv Sharma to immediately release a GO on granting exemption of Entertainment Tax for the historic film of Telangana region. It is learnt that the Chief Minister reportedly took the decision with an intention to encourage film which mirror Telangana history and culture in conformity with his government’s policy.

“Rudrama Devi” film director Gunasekhar and his family members and accompanied by popular film producer Dil Raju, called on the Chief Minister in his Camp office on Thursday and pleaded for ET exemption for the Telangana historic film. They also invited Chandrasekhar Rao to watch the film.

Responding favorably, the Chief Minister complimented director Gunasekhar for taking pains to film the glory of the historic Kakatiya Kingdom and greatness of Rani Rudrama Devi. He also suggested to the noted director to direct more such historic films. Gunasekhar said he had studied history of Kakatiya dynasty and rule of Rudrama Devi thoroughly and visited several parts of the State for filming the historic scenes lively. He also said the current phase of the de-siltation and construction of lakes under the Kakatiya Mission, the prestigious program of the TRS government, were included in the film. Gunasekhar said he presented everything according to the existing systems in 13th century and has nothing to do with the present conditions. (NSS)