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KFPA roars against non-Kannada films

By: By: Shekhar H Hooli
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Kannada Film Producers Association (KFPA) recently held a protest against non-Kannada movies in front of Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce (KFCC). Producers SV Rajendra Singh Babu, Vijayalakshmi Singh and K Manju participated in the protest march. They said that the troubles of non-Kannada films is growing more day by day.

Speaking on the occasion, producer SV Rajendra Singh Babu condemned the distributors of non-Kannada films. He said, "They are trying to kill the Kannada film industry. Even though there are many rules and regulations regard the release of non-Kannada films, they are of no use due to these distributors. He criticised the former president of KFCC, HD Gangaraju for violation of rules. In order to save Kannada film industry, non-Kannada film should be screened in Karnataka after seven weeks after its release."

"The distribution rights of Chiranjeevi and Rajinikanth starrer movies will be sold for Rs.4-5 crore. But Kannada films have failed to get even half of that amount. Non Kannada films are robbing a large amount tax also. These movies are occupying the areas like Indiranagar, RT Nagar, where large number of Kannadigas are staying.

Vijayalakshmi Singh said, "I'm the first victim of big budget Telugu movie Magadheera, which has released on the same day of my movie Male Barali Manju Irali. So the movie has affected it at the Box Office. This has forced me to fight against non-Kannada films."

Another popular producer K Manju said, "The distributors of non-Kannada films have planned to destroy the Kannada film industry. But we'll not let them to do it. We are ready to face the battle and we'll not hesitate to sacrifice our lives for the cause.

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