The Sankranthi release date clash between Balayya and Junior NTR - the two claimants to NTR legacy - is getting uglier.
Industry politics too are getting increasingly hotter. It seems efforts are on to isolate NTR ever since he decided that his film 'Nannaku Prematho' would be released on Sankranthi despite Balayya Babu's Dictator.
A 'strong voice' in the Telugu film industry is reportedly ordering those close to Junior NTR to keep off from the race.
Sources say this campaign began much before the audio release of NTR's latest flick Nannaku Prematho. Some directors close to NTR have been told to keep off NTR. They were told not to attend the audio release.
This explains why some prominent directors, who were to attend the audio release, stayed away from the programme.
Sources say, two directors, who played a key role in giving NTR a lift in his career, were threatened and they kept away from the programme. Though these directors have special love for NTR, they decided to keep distance from him after the threats.