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Cinema should uphold Indian culture: HR Bhardwaj

By: By: Shekhar H Hooli
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His excellency the Governor of Karnataka, shri Hans Raj Bhardwaj has said that a movie should uphold the Indian culture and values. Clapping for the Mahurtha shot of the movie Mandahasa, Bhardwaj expressed his deep concerns over the film industry's role in degrading social values.

The shooting Muhurtha of the movie Mandahasa was held at the ground of Hotel Lalith Ashok, Bangalore today morning (December 15). Hans Raj Bhardwaj clapped for the shooting of the first scene of the movie and Parvathamma Rajkumar pressed the camera button and started the shooting while industrialist Ahok was also present on the occasion.

Addressing the gathering on the occasion, Hans Raj Bhardwaj condemned the exhibition of women in a bad light. He said, "Indian woman has got lot of respect. But film industry is misusing her to show glamour. Instead of showing her greatness, it is throwing light on her half-naked body, which is like sacrificing Indian values." The Governor, who was the Law Minister in 2004, also reminded of the Bill to prevent the exhibition of woman in obscenity. He warned, "Exploitation of woman on-screen should be stopped."

"Cinema is making a tremendous impact on the youths of new generation. Besides entertaining, it should also provide them some good message. It should uphold Indian values and culture and lead them to right path. But it is misguiding the youths by adapting too much of Western culture. The producers and directors are held responsible for the sacrificing the moral rules for obscenity."

Meanwhile, he also recalled his close association with the big film personalities like MGR, NTR, Dileep Kumar, Nargis, Dr. Rajkumar, Jayalalitha, Karunanidhi. He said that they had brought huge transformation in the society with their acting. He also spoke about four of his favourite movies Sound of Music, Come September, Naya Daur and Mughal-e-Azam.

However, the movie Mandahasa is a romantic musical flick. It is directed by Rajesh Nair and produced by Basava Reddy. The film features Josh fame Rakesh, Star Singer contestant Chetan and Mumbai-based model Nikki. Santosh Pathanje is behind the crank the camera and Veera Samarth will score music for the film.

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