The recent National Awards declaration has gone in to controversy for the way in which announcement were made Kannada films. Without the signature of Kannada cinema industry representative CV Shivashanker awards were declared and the scope for a few other Kannada films got smashed with such a decision.
On Tuesday afternoon 60th National Film awards committee members CV Shivashanker and Nagathihalli Chandrasekhar addressed the media to condemn the attitude of the selection and declaration process of awards for Kannada films.
Adding to this woe there was health problem for CV Shivashanker one of the senior awards panel members. He was admitted to hospital. That is because of the stress of 80 plus years CVS. He had seen 57 films from 2nd March to 14th of March. With CVS in the hospital his opinions were not asked and hurriedly the awards were declared and none of the members came to inquire the health of CVS.
How can the awards be declared without my signature and consent asks CVS. According to CVS at least five awards were supposed to come to Kannada films. The other members voted for 'Bharat Stores' as best regional film and closed the issue.
Another noted director Nagathihalli Chandrasekhar did not agree with other panel members that there was no quality in Kannada films. The crop for 60th National award was good from Kannada filmdom but disparity was shown argues Nagathihalli Chandrasekhar.