Actor Chetan, who is always in the news for his controversial statements, has now come under fire for another statement. He tweeted that public land, money and resources should not be used for film star memorials. Actor Chetan controversial statement on Vishnuvardhan memorial.
Karnataka Chief Minister CM Basavaraja Bommai inaugurated the memorial of Kannada famous actor Sahasa Simha Vishnuvardhan yesterday.
Land, money & resources of KA public must not be used for film star memorials Film stars—who work/earn like so many Kannadigas—already get undue hype in society & undue credit for success of films Museums showcasing KA art/literature/culture wud be better use of #memorial lands.
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The popular Kannada film actor passed away on December 30, 2009. After 13 years of his demise, the memorial has come up in Mysuru, the native of the actor. Vishnuvardhan, who has acted in more than 200 films, has fans across the state.
After the actor’s demise, his fans and family members pressed the state government to construct a memorial at Abhiman studio on Uttaralli road in Bengaluru, where the actor was cremated. But owing to land litigation, the state government headed by former chief minister Siddaramaiah finalised three acres of land at Halalu village in 2016.
The construction was delayed as farmers opposed the memorial and appealed to the court. The Mysuru court dismissed the appeal, and the then chief minister B S Yeddyurappa laid the foundation stone for the memorial on September 15, 2020.