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Rajkumar looks to a trip to Gajanoor

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Rajkumar meets the media in Bangalore on Tuesday. — Photo: K. Bhagya Prakash

BANGALORE, OCT. 19. An anti-social element should not be turned into a hero by making a film on his life, the Kannada actor Rajkumar said here today.

Reacting to the news of Veerappan's killing, Rajkumar told The Hindu that films should not be made on the brigand. "Making films on brigands such as Veerappan will not serve any purpose. I will not act in any films which glorify outlaws."

Rajkumar said he woke up today to see the news of Veerappan's death. "The moment I saw it I felt happy. Such people are a menace to society." It would have been better if the Special Task Force caught him alive as "this would have helped the police know about the contacts he had. Anyhow the police have killed him."

The actor said he could now to go to his native place, Gajanoor, from where Veerappan had kidnapped him three years ago. "I am eager to go to my native place and spend time there. I am waiting for the Government's clearance." As a precautionary measure, the Government had asked VIPs not to visit the area of Veerappan's operations.

"Veerappan had mood swings. At times he seemed calm and at others [he was] violent," Rajkumar said, reminiscing about the months he spent as a captive of veerappan and his cohorts in the forests, before he was released.

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