The noted actor, Dr Rajakumar family ‘Sarvajanika Rayabhari’ as attributed by Prof Baraguru Ramachandrappa – Raghavendra Rajakumar addressing the good attendance at Kannada Sahitya Parishat on Saturday evening stated ‘Power behind APPAJI Dr Rajakumara was APPANNA’. Raghanna speaking at the 16 Varadappa awards presentation.
Because of the social bent of mind of Varadappanna, films with good quality were churned out featuring my father Dr Rajakumar, we used to call him affectionately as ‘Appanna’.
After 170 films of Appaji, Chi Udayashanker said that there are no roles that you can do and at that time came ‘Naa Ninna Mareyalaare’ = my father was 45 plus that is half of Lakshmi age. That became a hit, then came Halu Jenu – there was discussion between Chi Udayashanker and Appanna. Idea suggested by Appanna for the Appaji film worked out very well. Bhagyada Lakshmi Baramma – hero and heroine unemployed once again it is Appanna thought.
Chi Udayashanker came up with ‘Manasu Mallige’, but Dorai Bhagwan suggested ‘Jeevana Chaitra’. Even that also clicked.
Raghanna explained how his father became weak with the passing away of Appanna. How can I overcome his loss, I am finding it difficult. At the passing away of Appanna – Appaji said in my next Janma alias birth let it not be ‘Manushya’ Janma! The nib of a pen Appaji and the ink coming to it was Appanna. The cap for the Pen was Amma – Parvathamma – Raghanna disclosed.
Raghanna referred to such statements of his father and said that is applicable to him today with the passing away of Appu. I am leading a painful life. After Appu left us he went emotional.