The Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce (KFCC) has stalled the release of Kicha Sudeep's latest Kannada movie Kempe Gowda, which is set to hit the screens on 3rd March. Sources claim that Sudeep was to give Rs. 5 lakhs to distributor Chandrappa and by holding the movie the KFCC is putting pressure on him to pay the amount to Chandrappa.
According to sources, Chandrappa had distributed Sudeep's movie 73, Shanthi Nivasa, which was produced by Sudeep's father Sarovar Sanjeev and suffered a loss of Rs. 5 lakhs. The distributor asked him to compensate the loss, but Sudeep denied to pay the amount. So he filed a complained against the actor at the KFCC. In his complaint, he alleged that Sudeep was refusing to pay the amount.
The Arbitration Committee of KFCC took up the case and called both the distributor and the actor for a meeting. But it had awarded Rs. 5 lacs payment to be given to Chandrappa, when Sudeep failed to attend its meetings. Now, the KFCC has planned to stall the release of Sudeep's Kempe Gowda to pressurise for payment.
However, the movie Kempe Gowda, which is a remake of hit Tamil movie Singam, is a much-talked about movie of the year. It has been produced by Shankare Gowda. The producer is irked by the decision of the KFCC. He says that the KFCC has no business to stall the release of his film.