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Puneeth Namana

18 days  after his shockingly  untimely death  Kannada superstar Puneeth Rajkumar’s fans continue to mourn for  him. There is shock and disbelief  in the Kannada film  industry ,and the doctors who could not  save the  iconic star’s life are  still receiving threatening calls.

Today November 16, the Karnataka  Film  Chamber of  Commerce(KFCC) is  geared  up to celebrate  Puneeth Namana , a  3-hour  prayer meeting/homage to  Puneeth Rajkumar which will be attended by the who’s who of  the  Karnataka film industry and politics. The Kannada  film industry has been shut down for the day.

The chief minister  of Karnataka Basavaraj Bommai is  expected  to  attend the Puneeth Namana which will take place  from from 3 pm till 6 pm at Palace Grounds in Bengaluru.

The  mega-event expected to be  attended  by  Puneeth’s superstar colleagues  from the Kannada film industry including Yash (of KFG) and Sudeep, is already  mired in  controversy as  the ordinary fans  of  the departed  icon are feeling cheated for not being allowed  access to the event.

Only 1500 handpicked guests  will  be  allowed  to attend. The  rest  would have to  be satisfied  watching the event  live on television.Apparently Puneeth Rajkumar’s fans feel unhappy with what they see as  the highhandedness  of  the KFCC.

“Why should  the  fans   not be allowed to attend  when they are the  ones who made Puneeth Rajkumar who he was?”  says actor Dhyaan who has worked in several Kannada films.

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