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The entire Kannada film industry showed its unity and strength on Tuesday morning when they organised the protest rally against the injustice meted to Karnataka by the Cauvery Water Tribunal which has given an unjust and partisan award.
The rally organised by the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce was led by Dr. Vishnuvardhan who along with many leading stars, technicians, cine workers and top producers walked from KFCC office to Raj Bhavan. The rallyists also shouted slogans against the Cauvery Tribunal and said that Kannadigas are not prepared to give up their right of the Cauvery water.
Then a memorandum was presented on behalf of the Kannada film industry to the Governor. Ms. Parvathamma Raj Kumar, Mr. Tallam Nanjundashetty, Dr. Vishnuvardhan, C.V.L. Shashtry, Kumar Bangarappa, B.C. Patil, Ms. Jayanthi, H.D. Gangaraj were present. All other artists including Ravichandran, Upendra, Shruthi, Jayamala, Tara, Sudeep, Darshan, Puneet Raj Kumar, Rakshitha, Anu Prabhakar, Audithya, Prem were all there to lend their voice of protest in the rally.
It would be difficult to mention all the names of persons who had come to the rally and willingly participated in the protest. The who and who in the Kannada film industry were all there including the members of the Kannada film producers association, film directors association and the cinematographers association. The Okkoota was represented in full strength.
Dr. Vishnuvardhan spoke at the rally after delivering the memorandum to the Governor's office. "Cauvery is our life line and It is our birthright to use the Cauvery water to our full advantage. No power on earth will stop our endeavor to retain the rights on Cauvery. We are prepared to undertake any struggle for protecting our interests on Cauvery' said Dr. Vishnu.
Earlier in the morning Kannada film journalists held a protest march from Kanishka Hotel to KFCC supporting the protest rally organised by film Industry.