Monday, July 24, 2006
PSantosha Illadha Mohini? The prestigious Santosh theatre on Kempegowda road that was screening Kannada films over the last few years is suddenly shifting its loyalty to Hindi film has irked the producer Mohan and director of Mohini...., S.V.Rajendra Singh Babu. Kannada film Mohini.... , was in trouble while shooting as it faced three hiccups but now after the film is complete it is facing another hiccup.
Instead of providing the Santosh theatre according to an already made agreement on the first letter dated 8th October 2005 and then again a request letter dated 4 th of July to allocate the theatre after Sudeep's My Autograph completes silver jubilee the theatre management is going back on its word.
In case the theatre Santosh is not made free for Mohini...., there will be dharna and protest on coming Wednesday morning in front of the theatre. We will allow the people to decide on this topic says S.V.Rajendra Singh Babu addressing the crowded media at Press Club of Bangalore on Saturday morning.
Santosh theatre is in the control of distributor, financier and producer Pal Chandani and his son Ajay Chandani. It is this senior distributor who made a number of films in the past with the direction of S.V.Rajendra Singh Babu.
Why is he behaving like this? Pal is dancing according to the tune of theatre owner Arunkumar. On the other hand Pal is the senior Hindi film distributor and he is eyeing on his theatre (that is on lease period) to accommodate Alvidha Na Kehna starring Abisekh Bachchan. This is where the trouble started.
According to sources the owner of Santosh theatre Arunkumar seems to have told that he is not interested in horror movies screening in his theatre. Mohini of S.V.Rajendra Singh Babu is a murder cum horror mystery.