The ‘Dhandupalya’ controversy reaches the High Court
There seems to be no end to the controversies surrounding the Kannada film ‘Dhandupalya’. The film that has been directed by Srinivasa Raju had at first run into major trouble after some people took serious objection to the posters of the film that featured a topless Pooja Gandhi in it.
Reportedly a scene that shows the leading lady being tortured, the director insists that the intention is less to titillate and more to enlighten the audience on the gross evils that are being committed against women in the society. Barely had the dust surrounding the controversy settled down than a journalist Srinath came up with allegations of plagiarism against the film, suggesting that the film was heavily inspired his book.
The Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce Arbitration committee however, has set aside the complaints of plagiarism and a distraught Srinath has been reported to be approaching the High Court of Karnataka to get his plea examined. Wonder where this whole controversy is headed for, now!
Tags: Dhandupalya, Pooja Gandhi, Srinivasa Raju