Chamarajanagara: Started by B. V. Karanth, Rangayana in Mysuru has seen many directors doing internationally acclaimed work since then. However, during the current director’s tenure, an atmosphere of unbearable fear has been created,” said Shantala Artistes’ Theatre Group President A. D’Silva.
He was speaking after inaugurating the three-day JSS Rangotsava programme which began at JSS Women’s College campus here on Thursday December 1. “When it comes to theatre, there should be an atmosphere of happiness for the mind in such an environment. But he regretted that it was tragic that an atmosphere of fear has risen during the tenure of today’s Director of Rangayana.
“Our Shantala artistes team is celebrating its golden jubilee next year. JSS College is one of the reasons why this team emerged. This college did not prevent us from doing any drama. Here, the MLAs and I have done a drama side by side with Kambali Nagideva, son-in-law Deva. She recalled that Revanasiddaiah and others encouraged their plays.