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.
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.