Hyderabad: Popular cine director Ram Gopal Varma’s “Lakshmi’s NTR” film is finally set to hit the screens in Andhra Pradesh on May 1. But the director cancelled his plans to hold a press meet and was forced to return to Hyderabad by the police.
“Lakshmi’s NTR” picture was released in the cinema halls across the globe except Andhra Pradesh on March 29. The movie shows AP Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu in a bad light. Hence, the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) had approached the High Court, seeking an order to delay its release, as it would affect voters in 2019 general elections. The HC had stalled the film till the poll gets over.
The polling for Lok Sabha and Assembly was held in Andhra Pradesh on April 11. Post this, everyone was excited to know the release date of Lakshmi’s NTR. Ram Gopal Varma announced on Twitter that it would hit the screens on May 1. He tweeted, “Finally #LakshmisNTR is now releasing on May 1 in Andhra Pradesh. Come watch the conspiracies that happened behind NTR’s back.”
Hours later, Varma announced to hold a press meet at Novotel in Vijayawada at 4 pm on Sunday. The director tweeted, “Press meet of #LakshmisNTR on Sunday in Vijayawada at 4 pm in Novotel hotel. Film releasing on May 1.