Speaking at the 84th birthday celebrations of Rajkumar, Shivaraj Kumar said, “Many think that we are mum on some issues after my father passed away. I tell you, we are not silent and we do not allow any development that is against Dr Rajkumar's ideals. Not only me, my two brothers and their children are ready to sacrifice their lives for the sake of Kannada film industry.”
“We watch different language movies and we are not against any other language film. For an instance, recently I saw 3 and called Dhanush to wish him. This is our way of showing respect and love towards other films. That's it. But going overboard by trying to enter through another way is not acceptable and I take oath on my father that we would not let this happen.”
His outburst came after a section of people in Sandalwood attempted to dub other language films in Kannada.