A film based on gangster in Karnataka , Bettanagere Shankara and his brother Bettanagere Seena was given 139 cuts by regional censor board. The film was named as Bettanagere .Naina, Sumanth Shailendra and Akshay played lead roles in the film.
Seena and Shankara are from the Bettanagere village , who have been involved in over two dozen killings. Seenu was killed in encounter in 2013 . Shankara was involved in 34 cases — three murders, nine attempts to murder, five extortions, two kidnappings, and other 15 cases for crimes such as assault, rioting and preparing to commit murder against him .