Published: Thu, June 07, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Kristi Paul

Karnataka HC clears decks for release of Rajinikanth's 'Kaala' in state

Karnataka HC clears decks for release of Rajinikanth's 'Kaala' in state

The petition also wanted the court to restrain the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce (KFCC) from preventing the film release in the state. The uncertainty is lingering over "Kaala" release and no one knows how anyone can go and watch the movie in Karnataka when the activists might be agitating outside the theatres.

According to reports, Kaala was made on a budget of Rs 140 crore and if the ban sustains in Karnataka, then the film makers will suffer a gross loss of Rs 15-20 crore. "However, the concerned distributors should provide complete details about theatres and multiplexes where the film would be released", said City Police Commissioner T Suneel Kumar.

The miscreants tore the posters of Kaala and hit them with slippers to show their anger at the film being released in the state.

The petitioners had moved the court following statements, issued by some personalities related to Kannada film industry and certain organisations, against allowing release of the film in the State, urging Karnataka Chief Minister to prevent release of the film in the State as Mr. Rajinikanth had issued a statement in connection with Cauvery river water dispute.

The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to stay the release of Pa Ranjith's film Kaala, starring Rajinikanth, PTI reported.

The court also directed the petitioners to submit names of distributors who bought the film's rights and list of exhibitors ready to screen it under security.

The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday asked the state government to provide security to theatres who want to screen Tamil superstar Rajinikanth's Kaala in Tamil and other versions from Thursday.

The actor said, "Some people are opposing the release of my movie".

In his message, Rajinikanth said, "I understand HD Kumaraswamy's situation. I had demanded Cauvery Management Board to be formed and all dams should come under its control and this is what the court also said".

"If there is water in Karnataka it is possible for us to give them water".

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