Young director Era Gowda who made a good film Balekempa is facing sexual harassment accusations. The film is supposed to go to Dharamsala Film Festival which is scheduled between 1st November to 4th November. The film’s producers withdraw the film from the festival as the director himself is accused of harassment by an unknown girl.
Until the makers get the proper clarity about the accusations they want to hold the film. The makers of the film are supporting the current #MeeToo campaign and also said “We note that the concerned person has chosen to remain anonymous. We understand that Ere Gowda is yet to give his statement regarding the allegation. We find the allegation shocking and are deeply disturbed and saddened. As the producers of Balekempa, directed by Ere Gowda, we feel a need to take decisive action regarding how we wish to take things forward with the film. As of now, we are withdrawing the film from all its festival commitments until we have further clarity on the facts.”