Vijayawada: Director Ram Gopal Varma's Lakshmi's NTR is finally set to release in Andhra Pradesh on May 1, after the Andhra Pradesh High Court had lifted the stay on its release.
Earlier Ram Gopal Varma tweeted that he was coming to Vijayawada to conduct a press meet. When he landed at the Airport on Sunday, Andhra Pradesh (AP) police prevented him from entering the city and asked him to return to Hyderabad. Ram Gopal Varma had resisted their moves and said that he was going to conduct the press meet at any cost. But the police claimed that the press meet would create law and order problems and there was a possibility of riots in the place if he conducted a press meet. They pressurised him to return to Hyderabad and as of now Ram Gopal Varma was seen in Police custody in the Gannavaram airport.
RGV also confirmed his detention through a video posted through his Twitter account.
It may be recollected that the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) had approached the High Court, seeking an order to stay its release, fearing that it would influence the voters during the 2019 assembly elections held in April.
Ram Gopal Varma had announced on Twitter that it would hit the screens on May 1. He tweeted, "Finally #LakshmisNTR is now releasing on MAY 1ST in ANDHRA PRADESH. Come watch the conspiracies that happened behind NTR's back."
Ram Gopal Varma later announced to hold a press meet at Novotel Hotel in Vijayawada at 4.00 pm on Sunday. The director tweeted, "Press meet of #LakshmisNTR tmrw sunday the 28 th in Vijayawada at 4 pm in Novotel hotel. Film releasing MAY 1ST."
But Ram Gopal Varma got to know that the management of Novotel Hotel in Vijayawada declined permission to hold the press meet. Stating his angst against the Hotel management the director tweeted in Telugu, saying that he would hold this press meet on a road near NTR circle. He gave an open invitation to all the true friends of NTR and the people who love the late legendary actor to come and join him there.
The filmakers managed to book Hotel Ilapuram for the press meet of Lakshmi's NTR but this was also cancelled in the last minute
Ram Gopal Varma tweeted, that Hotels in Vijaywada werr being warned not to accommodate #LakshmisNTR team and stated that the people in power (Telugu Desam Party) should understand that one can misuse power to delay, but no one can stop truth.