Wedding advt shot at Mysuru Palace forces DC to order probe

Wedding advt shot at Mysuru Palace forces DC to order probe

Submitted by Editor on Fri, 2016-05-27 01:55 Mysuru: A wedding video advertisement shot by a private firm named Photriya Photography at the Durbar Hall of Ambavilas Palace in Mysuru has forced the Deputy Commissioner C Shikha, who is also the Executive Officer of Mysuru Palace Board, to order an inquiry into the episode on Thursday.The incident came to light after the video was shared in social media. Photography and shooting of video is prohibited inside the Durbar Hall.The issue was also carried in local newspapers, which criticised the authorities for allegedly providing permission for such purposes when public are not even allowed to carry their cameras inside the premises.But the Mysuru Palace Board had reportedly allowed photo-shoot on rare occasions when P Manivannan was Deputy Commissioner of Mysuru in 2009. Later, except media, shooting videos was disallowed for public during the Dasara festival.According to sources, authorities even denied permission to the crew of Rajnikanth-starrer Linga to shoot inside the Durbar Hall. Barring Dr Rajkumar’s Mayura, no film has been allowed to shoot inside the Durbar Hall.Mysuru Palace Board Director TS Subramanya denied reports of never giving permission to shoot. He reportedly convinced the representatives of Royal Family of Mysore and the district authorities that the video could be juxtaposed against the background of the Durbar Hall, which can be easily obtained from a virtual tour of Mysore Palace available by accessing its official website.Palace Secretary Lakshminarayan said the royal family strongly objects to photography inside the palace premises. He welcomed the probe ordered by the Deputy Commissioner.