BJP Andhra Pradesh unit, which is a member to Joint Action Committee of Telangana, on Friday distanced itself from some of the controversial remarks made by some of the JAC constituents.
BJP, without referring to any party said that it is concerned about threatening and intimidating remarks made by some leaders against people belonging to film world and also statements made by some leaders offering protection to people from other areas in Telangana as if the people were not safe here.
Kavitha, daughter of TRS chief K Chandrasekhara Rao, called for a ban on screening of the movie 'Adurs' starring NTR, nephew of TDP chief N Chandra Babu Naidu. Cutting across party lines, leaders, including TRS, condemned the call as unwarranted.
The BJP said it disassociates with such elements who are intimidating and threatening people in film industry.
"We must realise that art has no boundaries. People in our country have welcomed movies belonging to all the regions, states and languages. The Hindi film world is in Maharashtra state capital," the party said in a statement.
The people of Tamilnadu and Karnataka watch movies and respect Telugu film stars. People in Hyderabad also watch movies of different languages. Therefore, in the ongoing Telangana agitation BJP requests all the political parties not to attack movies, film stars, film personalities, the statement said.