Published: Sunday Mar 18, 2012
Tara, the National Award-winning actor became the first film artist to take over as the president of the Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy (KCA), after director Nagabharana's tenure ran out.
Tara, who will serve for three-year tenure said that she is more than happy to take up the post in a government body. When asked on her priorities, the actress says as part of her new responsibility, her priority would be to ensure that Kannada cinema gets released in neighbouring states, just as Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam films have a run at the Karnataka BO here. "I will also liaison with multiplexes that have hitherto been hesitant to screen Kannada films, to do so in future," says the actor.
Tara also intends to be the mediator to help the film industry sort out issues with the government. "Right now, I am only aware about what's been happening in Sandalwood. As the president of the KCA, I will study the functioning of other film industries in India. The KCA should not just be another government body. It should stand for the betterment of Kannada cinema," says Tara.