Deputy Chief Minister R Ashok, who recently participated in the 89th birthday celebrations of veteran comedian Narasimharaju, expressed his disgust about the blood and violence scenes that have become an essential part of films these days.
“Once upon a time we used to stand in long queues to buy tickets to watch the films. But today many don’t feel like watching films, because of the violence and action sequences. People don’t like watching such kind of things. Is it necessary to show so much blood on screen? When the twin towers in USA collapsed, thousands of people died. But not a drop of blood was shown anywhere. Why should film makers show blood on screen then?” questioned R Ashok.
The deputy Chief Minister then spoke about the evergreen actor, Narasimharaju. He said, “Today most of the comedians turn heroes but cannot sustain that position for long. But Narasimharaju made people laugh for many years. Though he was at the peak of popularity he never tried to become a hero. That’s why he still lives in our hearts.”