In Karnataka’s Mandya Lok Sabha Constituency – Veteran actor and wife of rebel star Ambareesh – Sumalatha, is taking on young actor and Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy’s son Hero Nikhil Gowda. The Election Commission has banned screening of movies starring Sumalatha and Nikhil Gowda on Doordarshan till April 18, the day Mandya goes to polls.
This is because they do not want the voters to get impacted by their films or film image. Now the question is if the same will be applicable for Pawan Kalyan who is contesting Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Elections from his Janasena Party. He is in the fray from Gajuwaka and Bhimavaram constituencies. The ban, however, is not applicable to these films being screened in movie theatres and private TV channels. So even if the ban happens, Doordarshan is likely to have any films of Pawan Kalyan