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Film industry vehement on Kannada film issue

BANGALORE: Following up their ratification of a number of embargoes on the Kannada film industry, the entire film industry in the country met at Hyderabad on 22 September to decide the future game plan.

Representatives from various film federations across India, and industry bigwigs including Yash Chopra, Manmohan Shetty and Pahalaj Nihalani have decided to act against the unrelenting Pandey Committee's recommendations.

Pandey Committee had imposed a seven week-moratorium on all non-Kannada films from the date of release in their respective states. 

A Joint Action Committee (JAC) of the Indian film industry has been formed to take the Kannada film industry head on. Reportedly, attempts of negotiations with the Kannada film industry leaders were rebuffed with no indication from the Kannada side to solve the issue.

Major decisions taken during yesterday's meet include:

Dancers, technicians and fight masters from the rest of the country will not participate in Kannada films and artistes from Kannada films will be kept out of the non-Kannada films. Film negatives will not be supplied to Kannada films, Kannada films will not be dubbed in any other language and non-Kannada films will not be released in Karnataka even after the moratorium period had lapsed.

Meanwhile KFPA president Basant Kumar Patil has reportedly justified his pulling out of the meet with South Indian Film Chambers of Commerce (SIFCC) saying, "They have acted in a hurry. In fact I had written a letter to the SIFCC asking them to visit Karnataka, they've not replied, and that they have approached the Karnataka Film Chambers of Commerce which has taken a biased stand on the issue."

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