Kannada producers, directors associations and Karnataka Film Chambers of Commerce (KFCC) held a press meet to announce this on Monday. Basanth Kumar Patil, the President of KFCC, said "Except for exhibition of films, all other film-related works including shooting, production would not be held from March 09 to 13."
However, the World Kannada Summit is being held after a gap of over two decades. So the industry has planned to extend its support to make it a big success. KCN Chandrashekhar, MS Ramesh and Ashok, who were also present at the press meet, told that a delegation of 500 people, including artistes, technicians, producers and workers would participate in the event.