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Ambarish criticises attack on theatres

By Our Staff Reporter

BANGALORE, OCT. 16. Film star Ambarish, Congress MP for Mandya, has criticised the attack by Kannada activists on theatres screening non-Kannada films in Bangalore and advised them to shun violence.

Participating in a meet-the-press programme organised by the Press Club of Bangalore here today, Mr. Ambarish said it was the duty of everyone in the State to extend all encouragement to the development of the Kannada language and Kannada films, but not through violence. The use of violence would only mar the good name of Kannadigas and Karnataka, he said.

`It was expected'

Asked about the Supreme Court on Friday staying the seven-week moratorium on the screening of new non-Kannada films in the State, Mr. Ambarish said it was expected. He said he was not involved in the ongoing negotiations between the various film organisations and the State Government and he could not say when the controversy over the moratorium would end.

He said producers, exhibitors and distributors were speaking in different voices. Each group had their own problems, which they wanted to highlight during the negotiations. Under these circumstances, it would be difficult to hold negotiations, he said.

Asked whether he thought that a solution to the problem could be found, Mr. Ambarish said some solution might be arrived at after the Chief Minister, N. Dharam Singh, and the Deputy Chief Minister, Siddaramaiah, held discussions with the leaders of the film industry on Monday.

Ban opposed

Our Hubli Special Correspondent reports:

Arundhati Nag, well-known theatre and film personality and wife of the late Shankar Nag, has said she is opposed to any moratorium on the release of non-Kannada films.

Replying to questions from presspersons here today, Ms. Nag said that as an artiste, she was totally opposed to any restrictions being placed on the arts and artistes. "This is my personal view."

Ms. Nag was in Hubli in connection with the theatre festival being organised under the auspices of Ranga Shankara in Bangalore from October 28.

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