H.D. Kumaraswamy asks distributors not to release Rajinikanth’s Kaala in Karnataka

07 June, 2018, 16:28 | Author: Sheri Evans
  • Karnataka must provide security for Kaala: High Court

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.

"Trade analyst Ramesh Bala had tweeted, ".@wunderbarfilms has filed a case in #Karnataka HC seeking a direction to allow and also provide security for the screening of #Kaala in the state. "It might release in 10 or 100 screens in Karnataka as it depends on how theatres owners will respond to my request for screening the film".

The release of the movie Kaala, produced by Rajinikanth's son-in-law actor Dhanush under the banner of Wonderbar Films Pvt Ltd and directed by Pa Ranjith, was postponed earlier and the flick is now scheduled to hit screens on Thursday.

In his message, Rajinikanth said, "I understand HD Kumaraswamy's situation".

The Karnataka Chief Minister Kumaraswamy has bowled a googly stating that as the CM he is bound to listen to the High Court and provide protection to theaters screening "Kaala" but as an individual his feeling is that the film should not be released as it could cause trouble for the people.

Rajinikanth said the movie will be released across the world and if it doesn't release in Karnataka it would not look good.

It is "surprising" to know that the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce (KFCC) was also part of those who were making such attempts, he alleged. But, the movie has already earned a massive Rs 230 crore through its theatricals and music rights. He had earlier distributed films like Baahubali and Bajrangi Bhaijjjaan, which also had problems with external fringe elements.

An IT company has gone out and declared a holiday on 7 June just because Rajini's "Kaala" releases a day later. As Rakesh Gowthaman of Vettri theatre in Chrompet, a suburb of Chennai, said: "The controversies have been able to create some hype around Kaala". His last film was Kabali that hit the theatres in 2016.

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