The Kannada Film Industry has declared a five-day holiday in view
of the World Kannada Summit (Vishwa Kannada Sammelana) to be held
in Belgaum next month. The Summit will be held between March 09 and
11 and the Sandalwood has decided to stop all its activities and
fresh releases to take part in it.
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.