The professors and students protested against the shooting of Malayalam movie ‘Jana Gana Mana’ starring Prithviraj proceeding at the Maharaja college in Mysuru. The college which comes under the University of Mysore.
The professors and students were bothered by the shooting held on Monday and Tuesday. The scenes of court have been shot at the college on the working days. Usually, the university allows shooting on the premises to for financial gains.
However, the students and lecturers expressed their dissent in granting shooting permission on working days. They claimed that they have no objection to shooting on Sundays or other holidays. The students asserted that they have submitted letters to the university demanding to stop film shooting on working days.
Meanwhile, the principal refused to respond pointing that the granting of permission will not fall under the ambit of the college. University registrar Prof. R Shivappa claimed that the shooting was not carried out by hindering the regular classes. He added that the film shootings were allowed in the campus regardless of the language.
The heritage buildings of Maharaja college is the best-loved location for Kannada, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam movies. The scenes of courts, campuses and government buildings were usually shot at the college. The shooting of the late film actor Puneet Rajkumar ‘Yuvarathnaa’ was also held at Maharaja college.