Rajinikanth urges fans to allow release of ‘Kaala’ in Karnataka
06 June 2018, 12:49 | Santos Harmon
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"When the film is released around the world, the Karnataka ban would highlight the issue (Cauvery water dispute)". Talking to reporters outside his Poes Garden residence in Chennai, the actor appealed to all people to help release "Kaala" in Karnataka. The state government has assured the court about provision of security.
Earlier in the day, the Karnataka high court directed the producers of the film, Wunderbar Films, to furnish a list of theatres where the movie would be screened in the state so that adequate police protection could be ensured.
HDK advises producers not to risk releasing the Rajinikanth-starrer in the state nowAmidst Kannada organisations calling for a boycott of the film and some exhibitors and distributors backing away from releasing the film in the state, the makers of the film approached the High Court of Karnataka. "The Film Chambers is supposed to ensure that there's no problem for distributors".
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"As the head of the Karnataka govt, I have to implement the direction of High Court, it's my responsibility". He requested that the government should provide security for the film's release. He added that he doesn't think it is right to block the release of Kaala for having said this.
Miffed with Rajinikanth's reported comments that whichever government comes to power in Karnataka should implement the Supreme Court order on Cauvery water sharing in toto, the Karnataka Film Chambers of Commerce had on May 29 decided not to allow screening of "Kaala", due for release on June 7.
"Even if they release the movie.it will not be useful to them financially. After there is a solution to this (Cauvery) water issue, then they can release anytime", he said.
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