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Cine Journalists protest against Hoo producer Dinesh Gandhi

By: By: Shekhar H Hooli
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The Karnataka Cine Journalists Association (KCJA) held a protest against producer Dinesh Gandhi at Green House in Bangalore on Monday (June 07). The KCJA condemned the producer's act of threatening the Bangalore Mirror reporter Shyam Prasad with using slang for expressing his negative views in his Hoo movie Review.

After reading the Hoo Review in Bangalore Mirror, Dinesh Gandhi was very upset. Especially, the sentence in the review, "But the tragedy is Ravichandran and Namitha together seem like two romancing elephants," had irked the producer. In a pit of anger, he had called Shyam Prasad over his cell phone at 11.30 on June 05 and threatened him with abusive words.

Shocked reporter had record his call and filed a complaint at the Bangalore police station. Following the incident, the protest against the producer was held in Bangalore on Monday. More than 50 Karnataka Cine Journalist across the state had gathered at the Green House. They condemned Dinesh Gandhi's alleged behaviour.

Meanwhile, several reporters also spoke about the need of Cine Journalists Association to stop the atrocities on the cine reporters. Journalists Bana Subramanya, Sadashiva Shenoy, Vijayasarathy and Yathiraj, who were present on the occasion, were allotted with the work of framing the rules and regulations and the the intention of the Association.

On the other hand, Dinesh Gandhi, who was arrested over cheque bounce case last year, is now absconding. The Cine Journalist have urged the police authorities to arrest him as early as possible. They have even said that their protest would take a serious mode if the police failed to do their duty in time.

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