Non-Kannada filmdom retaliates to shortened moratorium

BANGALORE: Unhappy with the three-week moratorium solution, the Indian filmdom has reacted strongly to the decision taken by a meeting chaired by the Karnataka deputy chief minister Siddharamiah.

The Film Federation of India, the South India Film Chambers of Commerce, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Tamil Nadu have now decided to go ahead with their decision to enforce the following embargos against the Kannada film industry:

(1) No other language film will be released in Karnataka.

(2) No hero, heroines, directors, singers, and technicians, including junior artistes from other languages will work in Kannada films.

(3) No other language film producers will produce Kannada films.

(4) No Kannada actors, producers or technicians will be permitted to work in any other industry.

(5) No Kannada films will be dubbed in any other language.

(6) No shooting will be done in Karnataka by any other language, Kannada films will be refused permission to shoot outside Kannada

(7) Roping in Hollywood, Kodak and Fuji will be asked to limit raw stock to Kannada films, and Dolby and DTS be asked to stop giving their equipment to the state.

In a meeting chaired by the deputy CM last week, the Kannada filmdom had decided to reduce the moratorium on the release of non-Kannada films in Karnataka from seven weeks to three weeks. It is learnt that the non-Kannada film distributors and exhibitors were not present at the meeting.

Reportedly, many producers across the country have to follow Gemini films footsteps and approach the SC to knock some sense in the persons behind the moratorium. Some have decided to distribute and have simultaneous releases across the country including Karnataka at their own expenses if distributors in Karnataka don't do it.

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