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Upendra's Basavanna Controversy Becomes Political Issue

Upendra once again has come under criticism from religious group. The Real Star's latest movie Basavanna has landed in trouble over the title of the movie. Not only religious group but this time political parties have jumped their guns over the movie.

The title Basavanna, as we all know, is the popular name of a social reformer from Karnataka. The latest posters of the movie show Upendra in red-colour dhoti with the sacred thread (Janivara in Kannada) which ran from left shoulder to waist, along with rudraksha beads, vibhuti and a sword. This has made people to raise objection over the title.

Former Chief Minister BS Yeddurappa has said that it is an insult to Basavanna. It has hurt the sentiments of Lingayat community. He demanded the government to intervene and resolve the issue. He also demanded a debate over the controversy in the Karnataka assembly.

Before BS Yeddurappa, it was ex-minister Govinda Karajola, who raised the issue on the floors of the assembly. Continue reading the story on the slideshow and also see the posters of Basavanna.

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