Actors join protest against dubbed films

Actors join protest against dubbed films

Actors join protest against dubbed films

A host of Sandalwood actors joined hands with pro-Kannada organisations in protest against dubbed films here on Thursday.

Film stars, television actors and volunteers from pro-Kannada organisations took out a rally taken out from Mysore Bank Circle to the Freedom Park.

Actor and politician Jaggesh, who spoke on the occasion, said, “Those who support dubbing are spreading misinformation on social networking websites. They pretend to be supporting Kannada language, but work to support as well as oppose dubbing according to their need.”

“Some people have charged that my protest caused them a loss of Rs 50 lakh and sent me a notice seeking compensation. I won't bow to these tactics,” he said.

Lashing out at his critics, Jaggesh said, “I am not a rapist. I raised my voice in support of Kannada. I am happy to go to jail if they find fault with that,” he added.

“Most of the FM channels in the state get permission stating that they will play only Kannada songs and air Kannada programmes. But songs from other languages dominate these channels,” Jaggesh said.

Kannada Okkoota president Vatal Nagaraj said he would submit a memorandum to Chief Minister Siddaramiah requesting him to bring out legislation to block release of dubbed films.

Meanwhile, one of the participants in the protest suffered a heart attack. He was immediately taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.