No more shooting took place that day. It was pack up and shooting was postponed indefinitely. The next day itself myself and other friends of Shashikumar went to Dharmastala. It was to help him regain his spirits. But there was more shock at Dharmastala.
Nobody identified Shashikumar including Dharmadikari Veerendra Hegde. Once Veerendra Hegde was told that the person standing before him was actor Shashikumar Sri Hegde was shocked. In Dharmastala Shashikumar went for a tulabara and we all came back to Bengaluru after two days.
After this Shashikumar started using writing his name as Sasikumar!
There was another shock for Shashikumar. Director Mudduraj had lost hope on Shashikumar and dropped him from the project replacing him with Kumar Bangarappa. But till now the film Kanna Mucchale has not come to the screen!
But in the Bigg Boss stage Shashikumar said director D Rajendra Babu gave him the opportunity in the movie Habba after the accident. But why Shashikumar hid the real facts?
After Shashikumar was dropped from Kanna Mucchale movie he himself produced a movie cooli raja directed by AR Babu.
It was producer Rehaman who came to his help and started the movie Halappa. When movie shooting was going on in Chitradurga there was a sudden shock to the movie crew. Shashikumar had been given the B Form to contest MP election from Chitradurga against three times MP Mudalagiryappa. What happened during and after the election is history! Shashikumar won the election but for the next five years Chitradurga voters blamed themselves for electing a wrong person!
How I lost cameras worth nearly 1.5 lakh during the election campaign and how Shashikumar consoled me is a completely different story altogether. I will narrate that shortly.
KJ Kumar, Ravishankar, Nandakumar and Punga are witness to whatever I have written here. I just wish Shashikumar had revealed the complete truth than being selective when telling his story on Bigg Boss.