Handsome actor Diganth has come out with his own defense regarding the complaint filed against him by Karan in Kannada film producers association and at the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce.
I don’t deny that I had taken advance from Karan. But the story is not ready yet. I want to hear a proper story from him to accept the film. He has been giving lame excuses regarding the preparation of a bound script for narration. If he tells me a proper story and script, I am prepared to give him dates immediately. If they are not ready with the story, let them take the advance back. I will also present my version to Ambareeshanna and Rockline Venkatesh regarding the matter. I am now awaiting the decision from KFPA in this regard. I have also represented the matter to artists association' says Diganth.
He also charges Karan with gross negligence. "He comes once in a while and later he does not keep contact. Suddenly he disappears after a meeting is fixed. Even then I will try to contact Karna to settle the issue' says Diggy.
Reacting to Diganth statement Karan says `without hearing the story how can he take the advance. Now he is giving lame escuses. We have already seen the locations and have talked with the co-artists. Only because of Diganth we are facing this problem. I have already given complaint to Producers Association and I will take their decision.
Just two days ago actress Shubha Poonja was all in smiles in the Paraari audio release function which was one of the well organised functions held recently. On Thursday she was busy participating in the shooting of "Meenakshi' in which she has a pivotal role. Shubha feels that the role carries such a level of strength to allow her to show variety of skills. On Thursday, Shubha was participating in a fight sequence choreographed by Danny. But then she did not realise that another shocking development held else where would get her immediate focus.
Shubha was in spotlight even as actor Duniya Vijay had filed his divorce papers with his wife Nagarathna in the Addtional Magistrate's family court. And Nagarathna was also claiming that Vijay's extra marital affairs did affect her marital life, but she was prepared to compromise for saving her marriage. She openly said Vijay had married Shubha Poonja in 2007 and had provided documentary photographic evidence to substantiate her charges. The photographs related to the Gruha Pravesha function of Viji in which she and Ms. Shubha Poonja were alongside the Vijay.
When Shubha Pooja was quizzed about it, she said that she had lost contact with Vijay since the past two years and denied all the allegations made by Nagarathna. "I am being made a scapegoat in the entire controversy though I did not commit any fault' says Shubha Poonja. She also felt that she has become an easy target for the media though her innocence is all there to see.
Ms.Tara Anuradha, Actress and director of the BIFFEE says that she had not spoken anything that would have provoked an eminent film personality like Shivamani.
Talking about the Shivamani episode, Tara said that she tried to explain the rules to be followed at the International film festival. I told that specifically all these rules were made known to film personalities. Even the special passes had clearly indicated that the entry to screens were only on first come first basis. Infact, I had come all the way from Lido screens to Garuda Mall to see a film and even stood in queue for nearly ten minutes. But the screen was houseful before I could not make it. I was disappointed, but I had to follow the rules meticulously. When I came to Festival directorate office, I found an angry Shivamani seeking explanations. He said that two rows should be reserved for film personalties. But there is no provision in the rules to reserve seats for even VVIP"s. On the day of inauguration itself, I had made these things clear to all the people who attended. Even while I was explaining to Shivamani sir, he woke up and left. Then later I came to know that he was pushed by a group of people from the queue. It is natural for him to be disappointed when as a genuine film lover he was not able to watch the films he had aspired for. But we had said that people should come two to three hours earlier to watch the films. I am not sure whether Shivamani sir was convinced of my explanation, but I would like to reiterate here that I will regret what has happened if he is really hurt' said Tara in a talk with Chitraloka Mega Portal.
Tara said that she was eager to see more representation of film personalities in the festival. "I used to inquire my staff whether, film industry personnel had come to various places screening these films, but I was given a feed back that representation was less from the film industry. When my staff told Shivamani sir, P.H. Vishwanath and Vasu had come to the festival, I was naturally happy. But unfortunately there was some unavoidable incidents before I could meet them. Vishwanath and Vasu were convinced, but Shivamani left in an angry mood. I am uncertainly unhappy over this development. I request Shivamani to take active participation in the festival and watch all the films' said Tara.
Veteran actor D. Rajendra Babu who is now focussing on a new film with Shivaraj Kumar confirmed that the heroine has not been selected for the film yet.
Reacting to the noting made by some well known actress in her networking page, Rajendra Babu said that he is not aware of any actress claiming that she has been paired with Shivaraj Kumar in the film.
"My selection of the heroine will be based on the athleticism, physique and the performance levels of the particular artist. Frankly I want this character to be equally focussed as that of the hero who plays the role of a sports coach in the film. The major portions of the film will be shot in USA. It is a different type of the story and presentation and we can not go wrong on the selection of cast' said Babu.
D. Rajendra Babu also maintained that the title of the film which has been registered as "Aryan' is a choice of Shivaraj Kumar.
Dr. Kiran who has filed a complaint against actress Pooja Gandhi and her father has been described by the actress as mentally unsound and Psychopath.
"Such people should not be allowed carry on with making false allegations and behave like an uncivilised person. I am sure that he has filed a false complaint against me as I have done nothing like what he has alleged in the complaint. My conscience is clear and I dont care a damn to the false allegations made against him. A few months ago he went to press to allege that my father had stolen his car. We addressed a press meet later to dismiss his claims and produced documentary evidence to prove that Dr. Kiran is spreading lies' says Pooja Gandhi.