BANGALORE: Kannada Development Authority (KDA) chairman MukhyaMantriChandru has demanded the government to stop giving exemption from entertainment tax and awards to Kannada cinemas having English and other language titles.
Expressing unhappiness over some of the titles Kannada cinemas, Chandru said even the makers of the movies with non-Kannada titles should not be seek tax and award benefits from the government. “I am not against non-Kannada titles in the movies, it is upto the makers. But these movies should not be considered for benefits,” he said.
Chandru, who is also a known actor, also said he would act if he was given a role in the movie having non-Kannada titles. “I am an actor by profession, I will definitely act if given an offer in non-Kannada titles. As a chairman of the authority, I oppose seeking benefits from the government,” he said.
Medium of instruction: Chandru said medium of instruction from class 1 to class V should be in local language or mother tongue. “To face the world, English should be taught as a subject. English should also taught in anaganawadi centres,” he said.