In 2007-2008, Smt Malathi Sudhir had resigned from her post stating that her son Tarun Sudhir's film was in the contest. Even CR Simha had quit the chairmanship following the participation of his film Mathad Mathad Mallige in the contest for State Award in 2007-2008.
Dr Bharathi Vishnuvardhan is now facing the same kind of cumbersome situation. Her hubby Dr. Vishnu's movies like Aptha Rakshaka, Bellary Naga and Master are being nominated for State Awards. So she is confused whether to continue as the head of the Awards panel or quit the chair. However, many people in Gandhinagar are curious to know her decision.
Actress Dr Bharathi Vishnuvardhan has been appointed by Karnataka government as the head of the awards selection panel for the year 2009-2010. But she is now in a trapped situation. The reason behind is that she has to review her husband late Dr Vishnuvardhan's films, which are being nominated in several categories. She is scared that she might face the criticism of public after the verdict is out.