MUMBAI: The Kannada Film Industry only approves Kannada remakes of serials and movies in any other language, but not the dubbed ones. Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray Tuesday hit out at the BJP government in Karnataka, and said that this decision is unacceptable.
Generously praising Aamir Khan’s show ‘Satyamev Jayate’, Thackeray said that this policy showed that parochialism had overtaken patriotism.
"The point is Aamir Khan is not like Shah Rukh Khan or other Khans who found nothing wrong in Pakistani cricketers playing in India. (Aamir’s) programmes and movies always dwell on patriotism and love for the country. They always inspire the youth. This show must not be tied up in parochial chains or barred from the public. This is our view," said the Chief in an editorial on Saamna Tuesday.
President of Karnataka Television Association, Ravi Kiran, had earlier explained Karnataka’s policy, “Out of 58 serials on air every day, you have so much production, post-production etc. So many people are involved, and they depend on this. Once dubbing comes, half the programmes will be imported. All actors will become dubbing actors.”