Kannada producers' 'actual' message to Nikita Thukral
Muniratna Naidu, the producers' association president wrote to Nikita Thukral a letter which while conveyed that the ban was withdrawn, did so in the most condescending and sarcastic manner. Here's what the letter contained.regional movies Updated: Sep 16, 2011 19:04 IST
Media religiously covered the lifting of "ban" from Nikita Thukral on Thursday. One would be quick to assume that good sense won the day and Kannada producers decided to undo a bizarre policing act. But a blog reveals the contents of the letter that Nikita Thukral receivd from the frat.
Churumuri, the blog goes: "The withdrawal of the "ban" on the actress Nikita Thukral by the Karnataka film producers' association may appear as if wisdom finally dawned on the moneybags of the Kannada tinsel world after all the scorching criticism that their sexist move attracted across the nation, from the media and from other actors. Far from it."
The post says that Muniratna Naidu, the producers association president wrote a letter "to the actress who was caught in the civil war in the home of the "Challenged Star", Darshan. Each sentence drips with sarcasm, showing not the contrition of a group which has seen the light, but one which is convinced of its inherent right to pig-headed arrogance."
The blog translates "some gems" from the letter in Kannada:
"It was our foolishness to impose a ban on such a good girl."
"We have understood our mistake thanks to several intellectuals."
"This is a free country, anybody can go anywhere. Who are we to stop them?"
"Henceforth, Nikita can go anywhere, act in any film. We have no objection."
"The word 'ban' has been banned from the Kannada film industry."
"If there is such a thing as reincarnation, we pray to be born as [Darshan's wife] Vijayalakshmi's younger sister."