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The Indian film industry centenary celebrations has been concluded and the festivities have come to a close. But the Kannada film industry is pretty upset about why actress and former president of the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce Dr Jayamala was left out being felicitated at the last day of the function held in Chennai.

Dr Jayamala was one among the eight dignitaries who was supposed to be honoured by the President of India on the last day of the celebration. But on Tuesday morning there was a news that Dr Jayamala might be left out of the felicitation because, there was not enough time allotted. But Dr Jayamala refused to believe the news saying that it was a mere rumour and she has no prior information from the KFCC nor SIFCC.

So, Dr Jayamala came to the venue in the evening and sat with the dignitaries who was supposed to receive the awards in the evening. She welcomed artistes like Rekha, Amitabh Bachchan, Sridevi and others and was having a chat with them, that's when the Police came to her and asked her to move out of the awardees gallery as she has been allotted a separate seat elsewhere in the gallery. That's when Dr Jayamala came to known that she has been deceived the award for the evening. Dr Jayamala immediately left the auditorium.

So, why was Dr Jayamala left out in the last minute. She was not felicitated on the first day where 52 Sandalwood celebrities were felicitated on the stage. Dr Jayamala was scheduled to be felicitated on the last day of the function because she was the first women president of the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce, National Awardee. But still she was deprived of her right.

Sources say, the authorities made it strict and restricted the number of awardees who are to be felicitated for Seven members from each state because of the time factor. Actually 20 seconds was allotted to each dignitary and the award was given away in the stipulated time apart from telling their profile. It was impossible because a dignitary like Ambarish who is known in both film and political circles, it was difficult to tell his profile in just 20 seconds. But yet such a measure had to be taken because of the time factor. There were more than 40 dignitaries to be felicitated and there were cultural programmes also. So, many dignitaries from various languages were left out of which, Dr Jayamala had to face the axe from the film industry.

One question remained to be answered is earlier it was decided only 7 members will be taking award from the president of India. Howcome from Karnataka 8 members list was sent to organisers with their biodata?


The 100 years celebration might have ended in a good note, but it was sad that a lady of Dr Jayamala was deprived of the award in the last minute.

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