Producer Dwarakish has set out on war against late actor Dr.
Vishnuvardhan's widow Bharathi after she denied to give her consent
to use her hubby's name as the title for his next film, which
features Sudeep, Bhavana and Priyamani in the lead roles. He has
said that he will approach the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce
(KFCC) for justice and if he does not get justice, he will go to
Earlier, Dwarakish had approached Bharathi Vishnuvardhan to get
her permission to name his upcoming movie as Vishnuvardhana. But
she turned him down stating that she would not allow him to use her
husband"s name. She had further said that she would permit him if
he would sign a bond saying that he would not show his personal
life on screen.
In an interview to private TV channel, Dwarakish said, "I knew
Vishnuvardhan very well and he has acted in many of my movies.
We're close friends and I have lot of respect for him. In fact, I
owe him a lot. I want to pay tribute to him, but like others, I
can't build a temple for him. The only way I can do it is just by
naming a movie after him."
The comedian-turned-producer said that the film does not depict
his personal life. He further said, “It's a complete entertainer
movie and it doesn't deal with any of the incidents of his life.
It's just the name of the hero and nothing else to do with Vishnu's
Despite Bharathi's opposition to use her hubby's name, Dwarakish
has adamantly continued to fight for the title. He said, “I've
applied for the title at KFCC. I've been working in the Kannada
film industry for the past 45 years and I know almost all the
members including the President Basanth Kumar Patil at KFCC. I'm
sure that I will get justice there. If I don't get it I will move
to High Court."