The literary and film circle is also curiously observing the Prime Ministerial candidate from Bharatiya Janata Party Narendra Modi.
Here is one example of next day of announcement of Narendra Modi name. Jnanapth Award winner Dr UR Ananthamurthy at a book release function in Bangalore unconnected to the event hit back at Narendra Modi and said 'I would not wish to live in case Narendra Modi becomes Prime Minister'. There was pin drop of silence at this announcement of legendary writer of Kannada literature.
On Monday afternoon versatile actor Ananthnag who acted in 'Mouni' Kannada film based on Dr UR Ananthmurthy reacted very sharply to the senior writer by saying 'In India suicide is not crime but murder is a crime' stated Ananthnag. In fact some of the top novels of Dr UR Ananthamurthy 'Samskara, Bara, Avasthe, Mouni, Diksha' were made as films. Ananthnag had acted in Bara, Avasthe and Mouni top rated films.
When Ananthnag reacted very sharply a few of the media friends were baffled for a few seconds. Immediately Ananthnag said this is another high level of sycophancy. What option is left for Anantha Murthy in that case? Ananthnag further explained suicide cases are closed after two or three months but not the murderous crimes.
A thinker, philosopher, brilliant actor, voracious reader Ananthnag sees Narendra Modi in a positive note. For me Narendra Modi is like Lal Bahaddur Shastri of 1965. Like how Shastriji said 'Jai Jawan Jai Kisan' in the similar pattern Narendra Modi is moving felt Ananthnag.