Upendra's forthcoming movie Basavanna, which has created a controversy over the title, will have to undergo name change. The State Government has asked the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce for the cancellation of title given to the makers of the movie.
IT and Biotechnology Industry (BT) Minister SR Patil has announced the news that any filmmaker, who wants to have a particular title, has to request the KFCC to register the title. The board should look into the title from every angle before approving it to avoid controversies.
However, now, the government has passed an order to ask the makers of Basavanna to change the title as it has not only created controversies, but also it has hurt the followers of religious and social reformer Basavanna.
Basavanna is the name of a leader from one of the largest communities in Karnataka. The caption of the film and the hand gesture in the first poster put the film in trouble. A gun below a hand with fingers folded in the Chin Mudrā did not go well with a section of people. Continue reading the story on the slideshow...