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4th August 2004

MAA (Movie Artists Association) has met CM of AP - Dr. YS Rajasekhara Reddy at 9 am today (4th August) to request for a free land of 2 acres for a building to be constructed to fecilitate MAA activities. The film personalities who met the CM include ANR, Krishna, Chiranjeevi, Nagarjuna, Venkatesh, Uday Kiran, Tarun, Murali Mohan, Mallikharjuna Rao, Ali, Gummadi, Sivakrishna, Naresh, Vijayachandar, Laya, Vijaya Nirmala, Jamuna, Delhi Rajyalakshmi, Bangalore Padma etc. CM has given them an assurance that he would look into the issue. Here is the copy of the letter that is submitted to CM by MAA.

Dr. YS Rajasekhara Reddy
Hon'ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh

The Movie Artistes' Association has been established during the year 1993 to get together all the artistes' who act in Telugu films and to redress their grievances. We have about 500 members now. All these years it has flourished under the able guidance of Dr. Akkineni Nageswara Rao as its Hon-Advisor and Sri. Chiranjeevi as its Founder President. During the past few years Movie Artistes' Association has come to the rescue of yester years who brought glory to Telugu films an industry are now suffering with financial and health problems. Movie Artistes' Association in its turn could able to provide financial help and solace to some of the needy members. To name a few… Sri Krishna Rao, Hero of the first Telugu film "Bhakta Prahlada", Smt.Ganga Ratnam a veteran artiste, Sri. Potti Veeraiah, typical character artiste who has physical disability, Sri.Chandra Mouli, who has suffered with heart-attack etc. Now they are all leading a problem free life with the moral and financial help given to them by Movie Artistes' Association. Movie Artistes' Association has helped some artistes' who are alone, by setting them in a old age home. Movie Artistes' Association has also constituted a welfare fund and the interest accrued there in is used to help the artistes for their medical expenses, children schooling etc. All the members of Movie Artistes' Association are covered by Mediclaim policy for a family of four and for one lakh rupees and is costing Movie Artistes' Association about 8 to 10 lakh rupees a year. Since the inception, Movie Artistes' Association has come a long way and supporting its artistes when need be. On 11th November, 2003 Movie Artistes' Association has celebrated its 10 years celebration at PRAGATI RESORTS and felicitated all the elders above 65 years of age and the programme was a grand success.

The entire Telugu film industry has also settled in this historic city and the shootings are done in Andhra Pradesh.

At present Movie Artistes' Association is put up its office in the Film Nagar Co-operative Housing Society Ltd. Compound and consists of one room only. Because of its multifarious activities Movie Artistes' Association requests you to please sanction 2 acres of land behind M/s. Padmalaya Studios and the the Association can construct its own office, with necessary provision for indoor and out door games also. In this context plese allow Movie Artistes' Association to put up that A.P. Film Development Corporation Ltd., has already agreed upon to allot the land in their meeting and minutes were also recorded. But due to various reasons the same could not become a Government Order.

Movie Artistes' Association once again requests you to please sanction the necessary Land and for which act of kindness Movie Artiste's Association and its members shall ever be grateful to you.

Murali Mohan

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