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Posted: 4/12/2006 11:12:25 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/12/2006 11:13:57 AM EDT by Hellhound]
WTF??!!

www.breitbart.com/news/2006/04/12/D8GUJ1M00.html



Indian Actor Raj Kumar Dies, Fans Riot
Apr 12 12:54 PM US/Eastern

BANGALORE, India


Raj Kumar, a onetime child actor who became one of south India's most beloved movie stars and later was kidnapped by a notorious bandit, died Wednesday at age 77.

He died in a Bangalore hospital of cardiac arrest, Dr. Ramana Rao told the Press Trust of India news agency.

Kumar, whose name was also spelled Rajkumar, appeared in more than 200 Kannada-language films in five decades, with millions of fiercely devoted fans. While he largely gave up acting in the mid-1990s, he remained one of the region's best-loved figures.

Hundreds of distraught fans rioted in Bangalore when police prevented them from forcing their way into the late actor's home, New Delhi Television reported.

Police used bamboo canes to drive away angry fans who shattered the windows of several buses and set a half-dozen cars and motorcycles on fire.

The actor's body was later moved to a large public park in the heart of the city to allow fans to pay their last respects. The regional government in southern India has decided to give Kumar a state funeral, according to Press Trust of India.

Kumar appeared in action films, mythological sagas and romance movies in which he was the star attraction.

Although he played rugged, masculine heroes who triumphed over scheming villains in many of his movies, he also was known for never having smoked cigarettes on screen, or never playing a drunkard after his early days.

He was in the news again in 2000 when he was kidnapped by Veerappan, a famed bandit who had spent decades eluding police in the forests of south India. Kumar was freed by Veerappan after 109 days living in the forests with his gang. Local reports said a large ransom was paid, although Kumar denied that.

Kumar's first glimpse into the world of acting was as a child, when he accompanied his father, an actor who performed in plays in small Indian villages.

Kumar soon dropped out of school to act on the stage and later in the movies.

He won more than 20 national and state awards for his contribution to Indian cinema. His fans called him "Annavaru" meaning "respected elder brother" in the Kannada language.

Movie reviews often told of audiences in cinema halls booing villains who tried to pick fights with him on the big screen. Fans were known to worship his image and pray that his films would be successful at the box office.

He also was a singer whose range extended from dance numbers to classical and devotional songs.

After his retirement, Kumar continued to work behind the scenes as a producer.

Kumar's three sons _ Shivraj, Raghavendra and Puneet _ all became successful actors.



ETA: WTF are they smokin' in India??

Link Posted: 4/12/2006 11:13:42 AM EDT

Fans were known to worship his image and pray that his films would be successful at the box office.


We'll that's something.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 11:14:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SmilingBandit:

Fans were known to worship his image and pray that his films would be successful at the box office.


We'll that's something.





Fucking heathens
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 11:15:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SmilingBandit:

Fans were known to worship his image and pray that his films would be successful at the box office.


We'll that's something.



well my followers do the same, what's the big deal? or are you just jealous of not having a following?
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 11:16:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Hellhound:
WTF??!!

www.breitbart.com/news/2006/04/12/D8GUJ1M00.html



Indian Actor Raj Kumar Dies, Fans Riot
Apr 12 12:54 PM US/Eastern

BANGALORE, India


Kumar, whose name was also spelled Rajkumar, appeared in more than 200 Kannada-language films in five decades, with millions of fiercely devoted fans. While he largely gave up acting in the mid-1990s, he remained one of the region's best-loved figures.






Kannada has thier own language? And, I thought it was spelled Canada??
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 11:20:50 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:

Originally Posted By SmilingBandit:

Fans were known to worship his image and pray that his films would be successful at the box office.


We'll that's something.



well my followers do the same, what's the big deal? or are you just jealous of not having a following?



I have faithful minions. But I don't insist that they treat me as a man-god.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 11:21:30 AM EDT
Ohhh welll whoop-de-fucking doooo
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 11:21:45 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SmilingBandit:

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:

Originally Posted By SmilingBandit:

Fans were known to worship his image and pray that his films would be successful at the box office.


We'll that's something.



well my followers do the same, what's the big deal? or are you just jealous of not having a following?



I have faithful minions. But I don't insist that they treat me as a man-god.



dude, you get to screw a lot more cultist chicky snacks if they do
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 11:26:17 AM EDT
I'm off work in 35 min. I will begin rioting when I get home.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 11:27:54 AM EDT
Thank you, come again
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 11:31:34 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/12/2006 11:32:06 AM EDT by Hellhound]

Originally Posted By TheRegulator:
I'm off work in 35 min. I will begin rioting when I get home.




Since I am work until about 8 pm tonight, do you guys think it would be appropriate to riot at work to mourn his passing?



Given the circumstances and all, it was Raj Kumar after all.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 11:42:36 AM EDT
Ok Arfcom'ers lets all riot if Jane Fonda dies



­

Not
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 11:43:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:

Originally Posted By SmilingBandit:

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:

Originally Posted By SmilingBandit:

Fans were known to worship his image and pray that his films would be successful at the box office.


We'll that's something.



well my followers do the same, what's the big deal? or are you just jealous of not having a following?



I have faithful minions. But I don't insist that they treat me as a man-god.



dude, you get to screw a lot more cultist chicky snacks if they do



Life isn't all about clutist pie.


What the hell am I saying?

/runs off to rewrite cultist handbook.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 11:43:30 AM EDT
Perhaps we can warm up to it by setting our office trashcans on fire in the meantime.

I mean, gee whillakers, we don't want to be disrespectful.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 11:46:33 AM EDT
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