The President of Karnataka Film Academy (KFA), TS Nagabharana"s
controversial statement has irked the Kannada Film Directors
Association (KFDA). And upset directors held a protest against him
in front of Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce (KFCC) insisting
that he should get down from his position as the President of KFA.
During the Karnataka State Film Awards at Shimoga in April, he
had said that the President of KFCC, Dr. Jayamala had said that
there was no need to send invitation cards to directors. They would
only send cards to the film artistes. This idea had tempted the
Kannada Film Directors Association.
The Kannada Film Directors had gathered at KFCC to confirm her
statement on Monday. Senior director TS Nagabharana was also
present on the occasion. When he was asked about her statement, He
changed his tone and said that Jayamala had not made her statement
in that tone. This doubled their wrath against him and led them to
ask for his resignation from his post.
The President of the KFDA, SV Rajendra Singh Babu, directors
Prem, MS Ramesh, AMR Ramesh, Nagendra Prasad, Nagendra Urs, Mahesh
and several others were present at the protest against TS
Nagabharana. The Association decided to boycott all the functions
organized by the Academy.