Amaravati: Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy invited Megastar K Chiranjeevi for talks on issues related to the film industry. Minister Perni Nani called Chiranjeevi over phone on Saturday evening and informed him that the Chief Minister was keen to discuss issues like the rates of cinema tickets in different categories of theatres in the State, the problems faced by theatre owners and the problem of cine workers.
He is also likely to discuss the steps the State Government needs to take to attract the film industry to see that they utilise various locations available in the State for shooting of the films.
Chiranjeevi (born Konidela Siva Sankara Vara Prasad; 22 August 1955) is an Indian actor and former politician. Chiranjeevi starred in over 150 feature films, primarily in Telugu cinema. In a film career spanning thirty-nine years, he won three Andhra Pradesh State Nandi Awards, a Raghupathi Venkaiah Award, and nine Filmfare Awards South. In 2006, he was honoured with the Padma Bhushan, India's third-highest civilian award, for his contributions to Indian cinema and was presented with an honorary doctorate from Andhra University. He served as the Minister of Tourism for the Government of India from 2012 and 2014.