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.