BANGALORE: The controversy over the distribution of the state film awards, 2010-11, reached the High Court on Friday.
A bench comprising Justice Mohan Shantan Gowdar issued notices to the state government and Department of Information and Broadcasting over a petition alleging of irregularities in the distribution of state film awards while hearing a petition by film producer and actress Priya Hasan.
According to rules, those involved in films nominated for awards should not be present in the selection committee, but Ashok Kasyap, the cinematographer for the movie ‘Super’, was part of it. committee. She added the best actress state award was given to a non-Karnataka actress, Ayusha, in contravention of rules.