“No one has approached me for permission to make a film. I will go to court if necessary," she said.

NTRs widow Lakshmi Parvathi vows to fight legally says no movie without her permissionNTR had married Parvathi in 1994.
news Politics Friday, October 27, 2017 - 09:20

With multiple films being announced in the Telugu states on former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister NT Rama Rao and his widow Lakshmi Parvathi, the latter said that she would move court.

"I am a very powerful lady . I will not allow any movie to be made without my permission. For the last 22 years, I have suffered insult and I will not allow any attempts to show me or NTR in bad light," the Times of India quoted her as saying..

“I cannot be taken for granted. No one has approached me for permission to make a film. I will go to court if necessary," she added. 

At present, three films are being planned on NTR, who was also the founder of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), which include Lakshmi's NTR by director Ram Gopal Varma, Lakshmi's Veeragrandham to be reportedly directed by Kethireddy Jagadishwar Reddy, and an NTR biopic being planned by the late CM's son and actor-politician Balakrishna. 

In February this year, when Balakrishna had first announced the film, Lakshmi threatened to move court if N Chandrababu Naidu was portrayed as hero in a proposed film on the life of the late leader.

She said that she would not keep quiet if historical facts were twisted in the biopic which NTR's son and leading Telugu actor N Balakrishna plans to also produce, besides playing the role of his father.

Lakshmi Parvathi said if injustice was meted out to the TDP founder, she would wage a legal battle.

She alleged that Chief Minister Naidu "backstabbed" his father-in-law NTR to usurp power.

Balakrishna has said that the film would tell the entire story of his father, right from his humble beginning as a farmer's son, his journey to become a superstar and one of the most popular political leaders.

However, a day after his announcement, Lakshmi Parvathi voiced her doubts on how the film would portray the turbulent events of 1995 when Naidu ousted his father-in-law from power.

NTR had married Parvathi, his biographer, just before the 1994 elections, which saw TDP returning to power in the state. 

However, her growing interference in party affairs and administration led to Naidu staging a revolt in August 1995. He became Chief Minister with the support of NTR's sons.

NTR had launched a campaign against Naidu for 'backstabbing'. He died in January 1996 at the age of 72.

Following his death, Lakshmi Parvathi went into political oblivion.

A popular actor, NTR floated the TDP in 1982 on the slogan of 'Telugu self-respect'. Creating a record of sorts, he came to power within nine months of the formation of the party, ending the monopoly of the Congress in the state politics.


IANS Inputs


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