The director was very upset over K Manju"s comments. He said, “K Manju"s questions are not worth to be answered. He is making unnecessary comments to cover his own mistakes. But I"m not at all bothered even if he forces Kannada Producers Association as not to give me any opportunity in Kannada in future. As a camera man, I've many opportunities in Tamil and Malayalam film industry."
He added, “I've been facing controversies one after another since I've become a director in Kannada film industry. As long as I get offers here I will continue to work here as a director. Making a movie is just like a family affair, which should be solved within the family. There is no use in making it a big issue before public."
However, producer K Manju had said earlier that he had done enough number of movies with Dinesh and Bellary Naga was his last movie with him. Dinesh lashed out at K Manju by further saying, “Hereafter, I would never do any movie with him, even if Dr. Vishnuvardhan, who is a close friend for both me as well as him, tries to convince me. Now I"m 53 years old and I can"t do my work as I did when I was 25 to 30 years old."