However, Jaggesh had irked the fans of Ambareesh by making a bad comment about him during a Parliamentary Election 2009 campaign. The fans had held a protest march. They had urged the actor to beg the apology of their hero. But fans were cooled down when Ambi did not take his comments seriously.
Recently, BR Shrinivas, the president of Ambareesh Fans Association, had held a press meet. He said, "We'll stop the screening of Jaggesh starrer movie Eddelu Manjunatha in all the theatres in Karnataka. I'll not tell you how we will stop the release." He further said that they would even stop the release of Jaggesh's son starrer movie Gilli.
In an interview to TV 9, the president of KFCC, Dr. Jayamala said, "I've already spoken to Ambareesh and tried to convince him about the present sad condition of Kannada film industry. Ambi, who has helped many actors to come up in the industry, has said that he will make sure that his fans will not create any trouble for the screening of the movie Eddelu Manjunatha."
However, director Guruprasad had blamed Jaggesh's political activities for the delay of the movie Eddelu Manjunatha. But the actor had denied his claims by stating that the movie started shooting in November 2007, was completed in eight months and he dubbed his voice for the film in July 2008. Finally, the movie has got ready to release on July 17.
Let us wish Jaggy good luck for his Eddelu Manjunatha.
In an important development, Kannada actor Ambareesh has reportedly said that he has excused comedian Jaggesh. And he has assured that there won't be any protest against the release of his movie Eddelu Manjunatha from his fans. Earlier, the producers of the movie had met Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce (KFCC) and requested it to talk to Ambareesh fans, as they had planned to create trouble for the release of the movie.