Muralidhar Halappa, producer of the hugely appreciated film Cyanide directed by M.R.Ramesh says that the rights for the dubbing and remake efforts for the film is still retained by him and he has the authentic documents to prove his claims.
"I am constrained to make this announcement only to protect my business interests and also my reputation. I value my reputation more than anything else and that is the precise reason why I chose to keep silent despite finding some irregularities during the making of the film.
My intention of making a good Kannada film has materialised and the film has been much appreciated by the media and the quality conscious audience. The business returns of the film was not paramount in my mind when I made in my film, but still I thought my business interest will be protected if I retain the dubbing rights of the film as the story of the film had an universal appeal. Now, I here there are some vested interests who are spreading news which are contrary to the facts.
Frankly speaking, I do not have any control if any person or any organisation makes statements of false hood with a view to create some confusion. But I can only present the facts and supportive evidence to prove my claim. If any person chooses to verify my claim he can walk into my office and verify details' says Muralidhar Halappa.
Halappa says that he is interested to make films in future also and that is the precise reason why he wants to protect his reputation as a clean and honest film maker.