There is a move on the part of Karnataka government to shift the memorial place of Dr Vishnuvardhana from adjacent land of Abhiman Studio to Mysore in one of the three places that is identified.
Dr Vishnuvardhana memorial place was suggested to the government by Ambarish on the afternoon of death of the actor on December 30, 2009. Accordingly government set agreed for two acres of land. At this place the cremation of the legendary Dr Vishnuvardhana has taken place. The place of cremation is kept as the most important place and lakhs of Dr Vishnu fans recognized this place. Now the same memorial is likely to be shifted to favorite city of actor Mysore.
The effort to take over a part of the studio for the memorial so far went in vain. Balakrishna's son, Ganesh, had agreed, but daughter Geetha Bali filed a case claiming a share in the property.
Dr Bharathi Vishnuvardhana disgusted with the legal complications and agreed to the idea of shifting of memorial to Mysore. Son in law of Dr Vishnuvardhana Anirudh says Vishnuji was born in Mysore at least, memorial would come up within a city rather than on the outskirts of Mysore he hopes. Vishnuvardhan's second death anniversary will be marked across Karnataka with the screening of 30 films of the late actor in 30 districts.