For some of the browsers of the Chitraloka Portal who may be unaware of Dr. Kiran who has now been in the centre of controversy after Pooja Gandhi had reportedly threatened him here is a small data about him. He is Dr. Kiran Thotamballu who has been friendly with many people in the film industry. Dr, Kiran is married to the sister of politician cum film producer E.Krishnappa, the maker of Mungaru Male which introduced Pooja Gandhi to the Kannada film industry. Dr. Kiran is also involved in distributing the Kannada films overseas, though some times even this work involved him in a controversy. Remember director Prem had accused Dr. Kiran of cheating the makers of Raaj into believing that the film would be released simultaneously in abroad too.
Kiran says that Pooja was like a family friend to him and his wife till some time ago, but had changed her colours in recent times. Despite advise from him and his wife and many other well wishers she did not care to pick and chose her films. And there were lot of rumours circulated about her in the industry which was detrimental to her interests.
"I had warned Pooja many a times that she was not going on the right path, but she ignored all my warnings. She chose to behave arrogantly and made many enemies. Her numerous friendships with some celebrities did defame her. But she was not listening. I had given my Innova car mainly because she had exhausted her savings after purchasing the flat. That is the car which met with an accident. Unfortunately I was cornered for the accident though her driver caused this accident’ says Dr. Kiran.
Dr. Kiran also says that he has saved her from many embarrassing situations out of sympathy for her and family members. "Her mother is now taking treatment in Jindal and she has been quite a nice person. But she can not control Pooja now. Pooja's sister Sayani who is now studying in Dayananda College is another bright spot in the family, but they are too scared to talk to Pooja about any of her mistakes' says Dr. Kiran.