The Indian centenary celebrations though opened on a good note, saw many things lacking from the Kannada film industry.
There were lapses only because of non cooperation that dogged the entire show. The absence of many notable actors from the Kannada industry was dreadful.
“Stars like ShivRaj Kumar, PuneethRaj Kumar, Jaggesh, Darshan, Sudeep, Upendra, Ganesh, Vijay, Yash and a few others were not seen taking part in the show. Apart from these, the show also witnessed many mistakes in the voice-overs of kannada cinema script. Necessary people were not given prominence and few new comers were highlighted in the AV that was displayed,” says a source who was an eyewitness at the event. Seemed like there was no proper research done or no senior writers and historians were consulted for the script.