‘Vishnuvardhana’ kannada film title rejected

The Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce (KFCC) on Friday rejected kannada actor Dwarkish’s petition to use ‘Vishnuvardhana’ as the title for his film, starring Sudeep.

The topic became controversial when late actor Vishnuvardhan’s wife Bharathi took exception to the decision. KFCC, in its ruling, said: “Rules stipulate that no title which bears even a remote similarity to another name can be used.” Actor Abhijeet is producing the film ‘Vishnu’, which will be completed by November.

Dwarakish said: “Sudeep has to decide on the next course of action. Rules are applicable to all, the ball is in Sudeep’s court.’’