Kannada film actress Daamini will be attending the remaining portions of the film Swathanthra Palya directed by Venkat and the producers of this film have to pay Rs. 1 lac as her remuneration before the actress attends the shooting.
This is the agreement that has come about after a reconciliation held in the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce which had acted on a complaint received from the producers of Swathanthra Palya. Daamini was the heroine of the film and the producers had complained to the film chamber that the actress had not been co-operating to complete the project. On the other hand, Daamini had complained that producers and Shankar who is the financier of the project had misbehaved with her. Daamini had also said that she had not received any payment from the producers other than Rs. 10000 that she had received as an advance prior to the beginning of the film. She had also maintained that her call sheet was obtained by the producers after they agreed to pay a remuneration of Rs. 1.5 lacs.
The complaint of the film producers that was registered in the KFCC had indicated that the film could not be completed on time only because of the non co-operation of Daamini. The actress had then called a press conference indicating that it was the producers of the film who were at fault and they had not obeyed their commitments regarding her remuneration. She also charged that the financier of the film who was also acting in the film had misbehaved.
Sa. Ra. Govindoo, Vice President of the KFCC and K.C.N. Kumar, Secretary intervened in the matter and called both the disputing parties for a settlement. Anyway, the controversy has now ended with both parties agreeing to bury their differences and work in the process of completing the film