Films titled Sindhuri IAS or R Versus R are likely to hit the screens in Sandalwood soon. But wait, it all depends on whether the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce (KFCC) permits the respective filmmakers to make use of such titles.
Certainly, no credits for those who guessed it right as to what the films with such titles would be based around!
Spat between women officers
In a first-of-its-kind scenario, two top bureaucrats from Karnataka are in news for a different reason.
It all started when senior IPS officer D Roopa Moudgil shared private photos of IAS officer Rohini Sindhuri on her official Facebook account.
Soon after they lodged complaints against each other to the Chief Secretary, the State government took the reins into its hands and transferred the duo without posting.
Even the IPS officer’s husband Munish Moudgil, an IAS officer himself, was transferred as Principal Secretary of the Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms.
My complaint on corruption of Rohini sindhuri IAS, which is already now in public domain. Please don’t circulate wrong ones. And please bear with my silence, for, I will not be reacting to anything related to this. Report submitted to Govt. pic.twitter.com/qKEc4VsjZ4
— D Roopa IPS (@D_Roopa_IPS) February 20, 2023
— D Roopa IPS (@D_Roopa_IPS) February 28, 2023
Film body receives request for registration of Sindhuri IAS
As the controversy made it to the headlines, a couple of filmmakers from the Kannada film industry decided to register movie titles around the same and approached the KFCC.
KFCC Chairman Bha Ma Harish told South First that the film body received two requests for registration of titles: Sindhuri IAS and R Vs R.
“We will follow the usual process for title registration by placing the pleas before the concerned committee for approval. The committee is yet to hold a meeting and hence the decision is pending. Let’s see what’s in store for them,” Harish added.
It’s no secret that movies, especially commercial ones, are made primarily to make profits. But then, it’s a fact that films do reflect society and influence people.
Filmmakers often base their projects on current issues, controversial subjects or historical events which, they believe, would mint money at the box office. And the recent spat between the women officers seems to have become a hot topic for them.