Sandalwood's famous producer Gandugali K Manju aka Kobri Manju has demanded apology from the poet and intellectual GK Govind Rao for his contradictory statement on Kannada cinema. It is reported that GK Govind Rao has called the films that are made in Gandhinagar are wretched (daridra).
Govind Rao made the statement in the event, which was organised by Kannada and culture department. He said that the movies made in Gandhinagara has no value all those movies are wretched.
Govind Rao's statement on Kannada films has enraged K Manju. He said that this will not bring glory to someone who calls themselves as intellectuals. Manju, who is angry with the allegations said, "He may be a theatre person and call himself intellectual, but how can he use such words about films? Does he mean that all films are useless? If he thinks there is a great novel that can be made into film, let him point out. I will start today."
Manju has also claimed that one cannot talk so lightly about the industry that is a livelihood for thousands of people. "But talking bad about an industry that feeds thousands of people is uncalled for. It does not bring glory to some called an intellectual if he talks so lightly. I condemn his words and demand an unconditional apology and withdraw his statement," he added.