Kannada film Dandupalya 2 and its lead on-screen character Sanjjanaa Galrani (popularly known as Sanjjanaa) turned into the subject of headlines Tuesday onwards after nude scenes including the performer were allegedly shared illegally on the Internet, states a report by Kannada Filmibeat.Ahead of the film’s release a week ago, the scenes in question were erased from the film in compliance with orders from the regional censor board, reports. The scenes, which have been shared on social media, are allegedly part of a sequence in which the actress’ character is physically abused by imprison authorities, as detailed by a few Kannada news portals.
As per the report in media, Sanjjanaa has revealed to Kannada channel Public TV that an investigation is currently in progress and that the film’s team will comment on the issue once director Srinivasa Raju wraps promotional duties for the film: “We are figuring out who is behind the leak and will give a total clarification once director Srinivasa Raju, who is in Hyderabad ahead of its Telugu release, comes back to Bengaluru.” Dandupalya 2 released in Kannada on July 15 while the Telugu form is expected to hit screens later this week.
In her meeting to Public TV, Sanjjanaa additionally warned against speculation about the alleged leak being deliberate and part of promotional strategy, reports: “Dandupalya 2 is already doing well. So, there is no need for such publicity. We shot something and I am seeing something else here.”
Dandupalya 2 has trended previously for Sanjjanaa’s reported strained relationship with the film’s team, states media. The performer reportedly opted out of promoting the film, claiming her co-star Pooja Gandhi was given more importance in the final cut.
Pooja reprises her part as the protagonist from Dandupalya – the first part which released in 2012. Performing artists like Ravi Kale, Prakash Raj and Makrand Deshpande, who previously included in the first part, are likewise part of the Dandupalya 2 cast. A third portion of the film is expected to arrive in theatres next year.