Cauvery water issue: Kannada filmstars to back Friday bandh

Bengaluru, Sept. 7: The Kannada film fraternity will back the Karnataka bandh on Friday against the Supreme Court order to release 15,000 cusecs of Cauvery water a day for 10 days to Tamil Nadu.

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Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce chairman Sa Ra Govindu told OneIndia that on Friday, Sandalwood stars and technicians will gather at the Film Chamber of Commerce located at Crescent Road in High Grounds.

Cauvery water issue: Kannada filmstars to back Friday bandh

Govindu said, "We are unhappy with the court order that favoured Tamil Nadu when the state is facing shortage of rain and scarcity of water." He said the court had neglected the plight of Karnataka farmers relying on Cauvery water.

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He said many Kannada filmstars will display solidarity with the farmers, but a few would be unable to attend as they are in the US to attend the Kannada AKKA conference there.

Actors Shivrajkumar, Ambareesh, Tara, Ganesh and Darshan are likely to participate in the protest.

OneIndia News

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