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Balakrishna's film halted for violating forest laws

Written by: By: Prakash Upadhyaya
Published: Friday, January 28, 2011, 11:35 [IST]

Nandamuri Balakrishna's upcoming untitled movie directed by Paruchuri Murali is reportedly in trouble for violating the forest laws. The shooting has been halted by the forest authorities in Sambhuvanipalem reservoir on the outskirts of the Vizag.

According to reports, the film unit has chopped down over 100 trees to erect a huge set at Sambhuvanipalem reservoir. The forest officials say that Sri Keerthi Combines has taken formal permission for the shooting but it has polluted the place and has cut down many big trees without the department's permission. Now, they has sent show cause notice to the production house and have stopped the shooting of the film.

However, the issue has been brought to the notice of Union Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh for further action. The movie is being produced by ML Kumar Choudhary. It also stars Lakshmi Rai in the female lead roles.

Topics: balakrishna, paruchuri krishna, lakshmi rai, prakash upadhyaya
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