Bengaluru: KPCC campaign committee chairman MB Patil demanded that Puneeth Rajkumar starrer “James” be made tax-free in the state.
The Puneeth Rajkumar starrer film is all set to hit silver screens on March 17, the 47th birth anniversary of the late actor.
Congress, which is vocal against the Kashmir Files film, claims that the movie does not project the right picture of the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits. The Congress MLCs in Karnataka trooped to the well of the council when the Chairman of the House Basavaraj Horatti invited all the MLCs to join them to watch the movie.
Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Assembly BK Hariprasad, MLC Saleem Ahemad came down heavily on the ruling party and asked why the chairman invited them to watch the movie while sitting on the chair.
Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Assembly Siddaramaiah did not join the MLAs who watched the movie during a special screening, saying that he doesn’t understand Hindi and hence doesn’t want to watch the movie.
Following the state government’s announcement that it has made The Kashmir Files tax-free, former minister MB Patil asked the government to give a similar exemption to the James movie.
He urged the CM to make the film tax-free as the entire state is eagerly waiting to watch the last movie of the late film star.
James is an action movie, directed by Chethan Kumar and bankrolled by Kishore Pathikonda. During the pre-release event of the movie, both brothers of Puneeth, Shivrajkumar and Raghvendra Rajkumar moved to tears, remembering Appu.
Shivarajkumar did the dubbing of the movie. Appu completed the shooting of the movie, but the dubbing part had not yet started when he suffered a massive heart attack and passed away due to it.
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