Desapati Srinivas said “I feel like slapping film directors who demean women, teachers and youth and promote lumpen culture.” He remarked creating a stir in film and political circles “Telangana doesn’t need films that demean women, teachers and youth.”
Film director Puri Jagannadh indirectly said that that making a film with good message to people would bomb at the box office, an angry Srinivas said he would slap such directors if he came across them.
He remarked “If such directors come before my I will slap them four times. Puri Jagannadh is one such harmful director in my opinion. He says if one makes a film with a good message, it will bomb at the box office.” Some movies show women in an insulting manner. In one film, a hero drags the heroine on sand like an animal and posters are pasted all over Hyderabad. He asked that imagine what impression it will create on women. What attitude will you develop towards women?
He asserted “Some of the dialogues are equally disgusting. A father asks a kid why he doesn’t study. Pat comes the reply…what do I get in studying? Such dialogues spoil youth. There is hardly any hero who doesn’t smoke or drink (…in films). Some filmmakers are promoting lumpen culture. Telangana cinema should not be like this. We don’t need such films.”
In Sangareddy, “States Reorganisation Challenges of reconstruction of Telangana State” organised by private college in that Desapati Srinivas made these comments while participating in a discussion. Telugu and other films are loaded with violence, sex, eve teasing and double meaning dialogues.