The titles Varadhanayaka and Varadha, which sound similar, has created the tussle between producers Shankare Gowda and Soorappa Babu. While the shooting of the former's film has started, the latter's movie with Shivaraj Kumar is yet to take off.
Soorappa Babu, who is also the chief of the title committee, said that he had registered Varadha a few months ago - much before Shankare Gowda registered Varadhanayaka. Hence, he has the right to use the title. The producer had announced the movie on Shivaraj Kumar's birthday and plans to start the project soon.
However, Shankare Gowda claims that Varadhanayaka has already started its regular shooting but Soorapa Babu's movie is yet-to-be started. He further adds that Sudeep's character name in the forthcoming Kannada movie is Varadhanayaka and it would be appropriate for him to go with the title. Hence, he has requested the KFCC to allot the title for him.