Kannada senior actress Dr. Bharathi Vishnuvardhan has revealed that she has planned to celebrate her late husband actor Dr. Vishnuvardhan's birthday on 18th September by holding Vishnu Film Festival. She added that his 12 hit movies like Nagarahavu, Yajamana, Bandhana etc. will be screened at Inox, Garuda Mall in Bangalore on September 17, 18 and 19 and actor Anirudh is taking all the responsibility of the event.
Dr. Bharathi Vishnu held press conference for the first time after the death of Dr. Vishnu. Addressing the media, the Kannada actress said, "Earlier Namma Yajamanru (My husband) used to address you and he used to share his feelings. But now, he is not there with us. So I thought of sharing my feelings with you and have lunch with you this afternoon."
She added, "I've planned to hold several programmes on the Vishnu's birthday on 18th September. Firstly, we'll have Vishnu Film Festival and Anirudh is taking full responsibility of it. Along with Ani, I'll be spending the full day at Abhiman Studios on 18th Sept. Vishnu fans will come to celebrate his birthday and we'll serve 'prasadam' (meal) to all his fans."
Bharathi said that she would release the book 'Naanu Nanna Haadu' penned by journalist Nandakumar on 18th Sept. Talking about the book, Nandakumar said, "As a journalist, I've spent 15 years with Vishnu's sir. I had interviewed him on several occasion and collected lot of information about his life. Now, I'm bring it out in the form of book. I would like to Bharathi amma, Anirudh and their family for supporting me to publish this book."
The close friend and senior Kannada actor Shivaram, who was also present at the press conference, spoke and remembered his precious moments spent with Vishnu. He said, "Hardly a few people will get to see the entry and exit of an actor into films. I'm one among those fortunate and unfortunate people because I've seen both Vishnu's entry into film industry and his exit. He was a wonderful actor and his last movie Aaptha Rakshaka is best example for it."
Meanwhile, actor Anirudh briefed the details of the Vishnuvardhan Film Festival. He said that Shrimathi Puttanna Kanagal would innaugarate the Film Fest on 17th Sept and Vishnu's close friends like Bollywood actor Shatrughan Sinha and rebel star Ambareesh would attend the valedictory function on 19th Sept.