Much before the separate state of Telangana has become a reality, director N Shankar has come up with the movie 'Jai Bolo Telangana', to articulate the need for immediate bifurcation of the united Andhra Pradesh.
Back then, the leader spearheading the Telangana movement, K Chandrasekhar Rao, the present Chief Minister of Telangana state, has even watched the film first-day first show at a theatre at RTC X Roads, Hyderabad. However, after the state formed in 2014, many felt that the director will be rewarded in the right way by CM KCR.
After a long gap, Telangana cabinet has now taken the decision of rewarding N Shankar with 5-acres of land on the outskirts of Hyderabad city. According to market rates, the total cost of the land is more than 100 crores. Though the film hasn't made much money at theatres, it looks like Shankar got his due finally.
That's a costly gift from CM KCR, but many other activists who have even lost their valuable time and careers during Telangana agitation are now crying foul over KCR honouring only a film director.