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Kirik Party car to be auctioned to fund education of sex workers' kids

Jagadish Angadi, DH News Service, Bengaluru, Apr 21 2017, 1:34 IST

Encouraged by the success of their movie, Kirik Party, the producers have decided to auction a vintage car used in the film to fund education of children of sex workers.

The vintage car plays a significant role in the film. There is a scene in the movie where the car is auctioned to fund schooling of a sex worker’s daughter. Extending their reel success to real life, the movie producers have decided to auction the car online, Rakshith Shetty, the film’s producer told DH.

“We were planning to auction the car if the movie became a hit,’’ Shetty said. The base price of the car is Rs 3 lakh and the value may go up once the auction begins. The money will be given to a charitable organisation working for children of sex workers.

Kirik Party, released on December 29, 2016, is the second highest-grossing film in Kannada industry by touching Rs 60 crore and celebrating 100 days in over 25 theatres across Karnataka. The film, directed by Rishab Shetty, was made at a cost of Rs 4 crore.

The movie has also bagged the 'Popular Entertaining Film' award at the Karnataka State Film Awards 2016, announced recently.

Shetty and his team had a tough time getting the car for the movie. “We wanted the past and present generations to connect with a car. We decided to use a Contessa car which was a symbol of reputation in India a few deacdes ago. None of the car owners was ready to sell their car,” Shetty recalled.

The team finally got in touch with a person in Bengaluru and bought his Contessa car for Rs 1.5 lakh.

The producers spent Rs 3 lakh on the car to remove its top and make it look like a vintage one.

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