Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has finally decided to build a film
city in Bangalore in memory of Sahasa Simha Dr.
Vishnuvardhan, who died of heart attack at Vikram Hospital in
Mysore on 30th December 2009. The Karnataka Govt has planned to
build Dr. Rajkumar and Dr. Vishnuvardhan film city based on the
model of Ramoji Rao film city Hyderabad.
With this attempt, all the works of Kannada films will be done
under one roof. Talking to media about the plan, Tourism Minister G
Janardhan Reddy said, “I will talk to CM BS Yediyurappa about the
plan of building Dr. Raj and Dr. Vishnuvardhan film city and start
the construction works immediately. This film city will be a
peculiar and only one of its kind in the country and It will stand
as the symbol of pride of the state."
He added, “Dr. Raj and Dr. Vishnuvardhan film city will be very
useful for Kannada film industry. Karnataka Govt. will build this
film city in collaboration with private company and blue print of
the same will be prepared soon. Vishnu"s sudden death is
irreplaceable loss to Kannada film industry. And this will be the
right time to build a film city in his memory.