During the mid 80"s, former chief minister Ramakrishna Hegde gave 350 acres of land at Hesaraghatta for film city, which is still not utilized. Nothing was done at that place even though many bigwigs tried their hands. HD Gangaraj, the former KFCC President and distributor expressed his desire a year ago to build a studio at a nearby place in Bangalore but that also got postponed.
K Manju possesses eight acres of land on Banneraghatta Road and he is planning to utilize this land to construct a studio jointly with his friend.
The producer said that he is very upset that they do not easily get proper locations here for shooting purpose. He had to struggle hard to get Surabhi farm, which is 65 kilometers away from city and it is a trouble for the cast and crew to travel such long distance every day. K Manju said that he wanted to construct his own state-of-the-art studio only to get rid of all these problems.
If the producer"s dream gets fulfilled, it will be a boon for Kannada Film Industry.
Constructing a studio for Kannada film industry has almost been almost like a dream for a long time. Now, producer K Manju, who is all set to release his latest movie Kichcha Huchcha, is planning to fulfill that almost impossible dream. The producer has shown interest in coming up with a full-fledged film studio for Sandalwood films.