Lovely star Prem aka Nenapirali Prem has apologised Kannada poet Chandrashekar Kambar for criticising him for his stand on dubbing issue. Earlier, the actor had alleged that Kambar is talking as a businessman and he should feel ashamed.
Chandrashekar Kambar had said that dubbing is necessary for the growth of Kannada language, and it will be very helpful for the rural students if the International TV programs will get dubbed into Kannada. He had also said that Kannada language will not be affected by dubbing.
Prem, who took part in the rally organised by Sandalwood stars and pro-Kannada activists opposing dubbing has denied criticising Chandrashekar Kambar. He said, "I have lot of respect towards Chandrashekar Kambar. I have not criticised him. Kambar sir is unaware of dubbing, all he is talking in terms of International programs, I have to clear Kambar that those are the voice overs, and those programs are not dubbed. If Kambar has got hurt by my words, I will sincerely apologise him."
Talking in the discussion organised by regional news channel, Nenapirali Prem had expressed his anger against Chandrashekar Kambar. He had said, "Kambar should feel ashamed to talk like that. He got Gnanapeeta award for his work in Kannada. He should have respect for his mother tongue."