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KFCC, Okkotta deal off

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The Karnataka film chamber of commerce has decided to terminate the bilateral agreement it had entered with the OKKOOTA and has advised the producer members to go ahead and choose any worker or technician to finish their products. This unanimous decision was taken at an emergency executive committee meeting held at KFCC office on Tuesday evening. 


The Kannada film producers association has scored a major victory now what with its major demand has been agreed upon by the KFCC. The decision meant that Okkuta has been de recognized by the film chamber.

Tallam Nanjunda Shetty, President of the KFCC said that the OKKOOTA has violated the bilateral agreement signed in 2004 and has put many producers to difficulty.

"They had no business to ban ten producers or say that they will not co-operate with the producers. Despite being advised so by the film chamber, the Okkuta has decided to go ahead with their decision which has really put a road block to any solution to the crisis. We have no other go than to terminate the agreement' said Tallam.

Sandesh Nagaraj, President of the Kannada film producers association said that the film producers are free to choose the workers or technicians of their preference. He said the producers association is also withdrawing its decision not to go ahead with new productions.

Sandesh Nagaraj maintained that he was not against cine workers, but he was really shocked over the attitude of Ashok, the President of the OKKOOTA.

Sa. Ra. Govindoo, Vice President of the KFCC, Veteran producers Rockline Venkatesh, K. Manju and Ramu came down heavily on the attitude of Ashok, the President of the OKKOOTA.

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