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Stung by the extent of criticism on a survey report conducted by a group of Kannada film enthusiasts named as Banavasi Balaga which called for lifting a ban on dubbing, the Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy headed by Nagabharana which had incorporated the survey in its presentation has now withdrawn its report.

In a press note released to the press, Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy has said that the controversy surrounding the report should end now, as they have decided to withdraw it.

Nagabharana has also apologised for his action.

The survey had indicated that after a fairly exhaustive consultations with many people connected to the Kannada film industry and looking at the data available on the quality and box office return of the films, it has come to the conclusion that the ban on the dubbing of non Kannada films have to be lifted. It had also suggested that the subsidy amount given to quality oriented Kannada films numbering thirty may be stopped to discourage fly by night operators to make films.

But the presentation of the report during the B.R. Panthulu centenary celebrations attracted huge criticism and immediately many people connected to the industry started pouncing on Nagabharana for including a survey report which did not have any credibility.

Ashok, the president of the Karnataka Cine workers association strongly criticised Nagabharana for his action and said that ban on the dubbing films cannot be lifted any one, as it goes against the Kannada ethos and time and again proved to be detrimental to the growth and sustenance of the Kannada film industry. He said that the ban on dubbing was necessary even today and to call for lifting of ban is meaningless. "I seek the apology of Nagabharana for presenting this ridiculous report to the people and calling for a debate' said.