Basanth Kumar Patil, the president of the Karnataka Chamber of Commerce (KFCC), has heavily come down upon the media especially Television media over its exclusive coverage on Wednesday's controversy surrounding the release of Sudeep movie Kempe Gowda. He hurled his anger against TV channels by calling their coverage as 'wrong reporting and scrolling' on the affairs of the film chamber.
The President of KFCC spoke to the media after the re-conciliatory meeting held on Wednesday evening. Basanth Kumar Patil denied the reports that the KFCC had planned to stall the release of Sudeep starrer movie Kempe Gowda. He said that there was no question of stalling the movie, but the KFCC was discussing about the issue of requirement of a large number of theatres for the film.
Meanwhile, Patil also denied making any insulting remarks against Sudeep. He held the TV media responsible for creating a controversy by repeatedly scrolling the incident, which created confusions among Sudeep fans. He requested the media not come to chamber unnecessarily. He said, “You will be called by us whenever we require you to report some news."
However, media reporters went to the KFCC only after hearing that Sudeep fans had gathered in front of the Chamber and it had created a traffic jam in Shivananda Circle area. They gathered information about the controversy of Kempe Gowda from producers and other office bearers at the KFCC. But the reporters are upset with the remarks made against them by the KFCC president.