Couple in Trouble for Pics taken at Mysuru Palace
Mangaluru: A video of a pre-wedding photo shoot shared by Photriya Photography has angered the entire Mysore palace board, especially Maharani Pramoda Devi. In the video, the soon-to-be-wed couple were seen posing hand-in-hand in the picturesque ambience of the Durbar Hall, Private Hall and the chowltry of the Amba Vilas Palace. Though the photo shoot was conducted three months ago, the video had only been uploaded a few days ago.
While undoubtedly romantic, the video has angered the palace board as the entry to this portion of the palace is restricted for ‘security reasons’. So far, even the royal family has not publicly released photographs from these locations. For example, though the palace will soon be decked out for the wedding of heir-to-the-throne Yaduveer Krishnadatta Wadiyar with Trishika Singh, even that couple has not held any photo shoots within the palace. Reportedly the video annoyed queen Pramoda Devi so much, that she demanded to know how a ‘random couple’ was allowed to shoot within these areas of the palace.
The 1975 Dr Rajkumar-starrer ” Mayura ” was the last film to be given permission to shoot within the palace. However, even superstar Rajinikanth was refused permission to film within these portions of the palace. He was later asked to do the required filming for Linga outside. So the big question is, how did a random couple gain entry to a place forbidden even to the majesty of Rajinikanth? The investigation regarding this question is still ongoing. The Palace Board is questioning security personnel before taking any ‘serious steps’.
If the couple, and the photographer, are found guilty, they will have to face serious consequences for trespassing on private property of historical importance. The video has also received flak on social media outlets. Fearing that this would set a wrong precedent, users have reacted negatively, claiming that such moves might demean the grandeur of the palace.