16 years on the Mahalaya Amavasye festival Dr Rajkumar was kidnapped by forest brigand Veerappan. In a strange coincidence today, Puneeth Rajkumar's 25th film Dodmane Hudga has released on the same Mahalaya Amavasye day.
It may be a coincidence but significant. The film has opened to tremendous response and has had many early morning shows in many theatres in Bengaluru and other parts of Karnataka. Even in main theatre Nartaki the first show was at 7 am.