Republic TV has accessed a letter written by Former Chief Minister of Karnataka, Siddaramaiah, to his successor H.D. Kumaraswamy. The Congress leader has asked the current CM Kumaraswamy to reconsider his decision of shifting the Film City project from Mysuru to Ramanagaram.
Siddaramaiah, in his letter, said that the Film City was planned to be built in Mysuru and 100 acres land was also allotted for the same. He also pointed out that a Film City in Mysuru has been a much-cherished dream of the Kannada film industry.
The Sandalwood film industry since many years has been demanding a film city to be built in Mysuru. Since Mysuru has many historical monuments, it has been a go to place for shooting movies.
Since 1945, many movies have been filmed in Mysuru. The previous government had set aside 100 acres land to construct the film city. The proposal was also published in the budget.
I recently learnt that your government has decided to shift the
film city proposal to Ramanagara. I request you drop the proposal and consider constructing in Mysuru considering the above reasons.
The cold war which begin between former CM Siddaramaiah and current CM Kumaraswamy has resurfaced again. Siddaramaiah hails from Mysuru district, while Kumaraswamy represents Ramanagar constituency. Earlier, Kumaraswamy in his last budget announced that Film City will be shifted to Ramanagar from where he was elected. Siddaramiah opposed the move and has mentioned several reasons to stick to the older plan.