Finally, the production team of Agnyathavasi, starring power star Pawan Kalyan, managed to get permission to run one special show of the film for a week in Telangana as well, after intense lobbying with the Telangana Rashtra Samithi government.
The Telangana police issued orders on Tuesday evening that after careful consideration of the request of the producers of the film, it was decided to accord permissions to the managements of theatres and multiplexes to screen one special show of Agnyathavasi on the eve of Sankranti festival from January 10 to 17 at 8 am.
Which means, the film, slated for release on Wednesday, would run for five shows in Telangana.
In Andhra Pradesh, however, the film was given permission to run three special shows, in addition to four regular shows, from midnight 1 am to 10 am.
Apparently, a team of representatives from Haarika and Hassini met Telangana cinematography minister Talasani Srinivasa Yadav on Tuesday morning and tried to convince him for granting permission for three special shows.
They said since the Nizam area including Hyderabad is the biggest revenue earner for any film, it would be a heavy loss to the producers if the openings are not good for Agnyathavasi.
However, Srinivasa Yadav threw up his hands and reportedly told them that he would try to take their representation to KCR.
May be he has consulted the chief minister later and got the approval for just one extra show, say sources.