Actress and Member of Legislative Council Tara has said that she has not let down Kannada during the 62nd National Film Awards and has nothing to do with Kannada films not getting proper recognition and awards in the final round.
'I am very much upset about why Nan Avanala Avalu director is bringing my name unnecessarily to this controversy. I have nothing to do with. I was the chief for the Eastern movie zone and I only came to know in the final round that 'Ulidavaru Kandanthe' was also in the competition. As I have acted in the film, I immediately backed out of the panel and I wrote a letter to Rajyavardhan Rathore the Minister of State for Ministry of Information and Broadcasting that there is no representative from Kannada film industry and its high time that the ministry appoints a representative for the Kannada films. I also emailed the letter to KFCC president Thomas D'Souza. If I am not concerned about Kannada films, why would I have done all this ' asks Tara.
Following the the letter of Thara Anuradha
To Date 28-02-2015
RESPECTED COL. RAJYAVARDHAN RATHORE JI
Hon’ble Minister of State for Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
Government of India
SUBJECT : INJUSTICE MADE FROM DFF TO KARNATAKA STATE AT 62ND NATIONAL FILM AWARDS.
IMMENSELY I THANK YOU FOR SELECTING ME TO BE ONE OF THE CHAIR PERSONS FOR THE 62ND NATIONAL FILM AWARDS (EASTERN ZONE).
Sir, being a responsible BJP MLC and a NATIONAL awardee worked in more than 500 Films in All South Indian Lnaguages representative of Kannada film Industry I would like to bring the following issues to your kind notice. The Directorate of Film Festivals (DFF) is acting very impartial and made injustice with Kannada film industry for the years. Here I would like to mention few of them they selected me for the Eastern Zone as Chair Person. I was unawear of our Kannada Films. Later i came to know only on 22nd Feb after giving the results of Eastern Zone. Now telling me that, I am ineligible for the second round (deciding round for the film awards) of preview by stating that, one of my films is appeared in the submitted Kannada film list.
If I am not there in the final round to talk AUTHENTICALLY on my Kannada films, there will be NO REPRESENTATIVE FOR OUR LANGUAGE. I STRONGLY OPPOSE this, because this is not the first time it has happened to OUR KANNADA. Even at the preliminary round our noted veteran poet and Dr.DoddaRange Gowda Ji has been called for the preview and sent back within a day. After two days a jounerlist from Bangalore as jury. During the last Indian Panorama there were no representatives from our state.
Above all the DFF is PREASSUMING and pressurizing me to sign a DRAFT, prepared and sent to me by the DFF official. (PLEASE NOTE KANNADA FILM SCREENING STARTED ONLY FROM 23rd and the result is yet to come, ''Only my film comes to final round, then only they can say I am eligible''. But the Draft sent to me on the very next day of screening. How can they predict the result so early!?....). I STATE THIS IS AN INSULT AND PREPLANNED INJUSTICE TO OUR STATE AND KANNADA FILM INDUSTRY. The DFF must understand that, we are Representing a very big State and answerable to our film industry before the media also at the LEGISLATIVE HOUSE.
Dear Sir Now my PRAY to your is, if I am ineligible I request and suggest Dr.RAMA Madam a senior south Indian Kannada actress, Theatre Director, Retd. HOD of Drama department, Bangalore University, to represent our KARNATAKA STATE and Kannada film industry at 62nd national film Awards.
I request for your kind intervention and for the justice.
Attachment: Draft prepared and sent to me from DFF official
With Great Respect and Best Regards
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