Actor and Producer Raghavendra Raj Kumar who is now busy making preparations of the audio release of his home production Jackie starring his younger brother and Power Star Puneet Raj Kumar is heartened by the fact that thousands of Kannada film fans have expressed their support to his request for not downloading the pirated version of the film's song Yekka Raja written by film director Yogaraj Bhat and composed by music director Hari Krishna.
Writing in his face book page, Raghavendra Raj Kumar says that he is thankful for Kannada film fans for instantly supporting his request for not downloading the song. He has also assured that the audio of Jackie will be releasing on August 20. Raghavendra Raj Kumar wrote 'Hi I had just told reg the piracy of Jackie song many of them responded instantly n supported the truth thaaaaanx a lot. There r 5 songs in the movie and it will b released on 20th of August for Varamahalakshmi Habba v hav done our best God will do the rest. Thaaaanx everybody am ever grateful to all of u'.
Some of the fans have suggested some solutions to these type of illegal audio piracy. One of the fans responding to Raghavendra Raj Kumar's plea wrote like this- We have to think how to stop piracy.there should be separate software it should block the uploads in the net. Software engineers should develop a new software for this.
Earlier Raghavendra had written that the pirated song is only a rough track and not a
completed one which will be available in the audio album after the completion of mastering and instrumentation. He had also said that the voice and music would be completely different in the original track that is to be released on Varamahalakshmi festival day.
The controversy surrounding Ms. Shilpa Ganesh's second home production Kool does not show any signs of salvation even as the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce's decision to uphold Ganesh's direction has further escalated the controversy. The Karnataka Film chamber of commerce had written letters to Ms. Shilpa Ganesh and Mussanje Mahesh indicating their verdict over the controversy. The contents of the letter indicated that the film chamber had resolved the Kool isse in favour of the film's producer Shilpa Ganesh. It had acted upon complaints from both Ms. Shilpa and Mussanje Mahesh. Mahesh had claimed humiliation from both Ms. Shilpa and cameraman Rathnavelu.
It looks as if KFCC has upheld the contention of Ms. Shilp said that film's director Mussanje Mahesh for walking out of the film half way. The verdict has come as a shock to the the Kannada film director's association and now there has been widespread discussion among the committee members of the association about the future course of action.
Ms. Shilpa is quite happy about the decision of the KFCC and has been making preparations to start the shooting of the film in Bangalore. The Karnataka Film Chamber's verdict has allowed Ganesh to continue with his direction of the film, and has also suggested producer Shilpa Ganesh to give Rs. 1lac to Mussanje Mahesh. It is
believed that Mahesh had already taken an advance of Rs.1 lac and the amount of Rs.1lac to be paid separately is for the work undertaken by him before the launch of the film.
The entire film industry activities will come to a grinding half on Monday, the 2nd August as the Karnataka film chamber of Commerce has decided to a one day Bundh on that day to protest against the disrespect showed to the Kannada film technicians and artists in a programme broadcasted on July 16 by the Bangalore branch of Big FM. The incident has caused deep shock and anguish in the entire film industry which has unanimously decided to observe a day's Bundh on Monday.
Briefing newsman in a press conference organised on Saturday at the Karnataka Film
Chamber of Commerce office, Basanth Kumar Patil, President of the KFCC said almost all the representatives of the film industry were deeply hurt over the contents of the programmes which was unabashedly anti Kannada film industry and workers, artists and technicians working in the Kannada film industry.
"But we received a big jolt later when we went to Big FM office to register our protest. Rather than seeking apology they were prepared to pay some monetary compensation which had further angered us. They said they would tender a written apology, but we do not want to accept any apology from them because they have apologised several times to repeat the same mistake later' said Basanth Kumar Patil. He was supported by M.S.Ramesh, the president of the Kannada film directors association, Actor Ashok, the chief of cine workers organisation and J.G. Krishna, President of the Karnataka cinematographers association. Mr. Ambareesh who was supposed to attend the press conference however did not come to the press conference, but had expressed his support to the decision of the KFCC.
Some bits of the broad casted programme was obtained through the original audio tape and was separately recorded. This tape was played to the media persons who found it highly objectionable.
In a late night development on Saturday the officials of the Big FM Radio station in Bangalore met the representatives of the KFCC to arrive at a solution to the controversy surrounding the insulting programme which was aired on the channel on July 16. Big Fm Radio station will cease to function on August 2 and tender an apology which will be published in all the newspapers. It will also announce the apology and regret in the Radio Channel once in a hour for the next fifteen days.
In a press conference held at the office of the KFCC on Sunday afternoon, the officials of Big FM said that the organisation has regretted for what had happened after it had aired the controversial Chatri programme on July 16. It also announced that it had agreed to all the conditions set in by the chamber and will be closing down its activities on Monday. Basanth Kumar Patil announced that their Dharna programme stands cancelled in the light of apology tendered by Big FM Radio channel.
Consequent on this development, the Big FM Radio, a Radio Channel from the ADAG group of Reliance companies is all set to stop all its activities on Monday, the August 2. This has resulted in Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce withdrawing its non co-operation gag order to all its members. Earlier the KFCC had decided to boycott the music channel and organise a Dharna in front of the music channel's office in Koramangala. The KFCC was agitated over the insulting remarks made against the film personalities in a programme aired by the music channel on July 16.
Sunil Kumaran, Cluster head of Big FM from Karnataka and Kerala said that the music channel will continue to promote Kannada films in future and work closely with the fraternity as was demonstrated earlier many a times.
Hatrick hero Shivarajkumar photo exhibition will be organised by Chitraloka.com from 6th August at Narthaki Theater. Cheluveye Ninne nodalu movie is releasing on 6th August and Chitraloka.com will be displaying Shivarajkumar movie stills from Anand Cheluveye Ninne nodalu directed by Raghuram and produced by NM Suresh. Along with this chitraloka will be exhibiting Shivarajkumar forthcoming movies Mylari, Jogayya and Operation Golden Gang photos.
Chitraloka. Com editor KM Veeresh has been awarded Limca Book of Records twice for organizing photo exhibitions in 2006 and 2009 displaying the photos of Kannada movies. In 2006 chitraloka had organised the first exhibition displaying 2650 photos from 1934 released movie Sati Sulochana.
In 2009 , during the 75 year Amrutha Mahotsava festival organised by Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce Chitraloka exhibited 3000 movie stills.