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

Rajinikanth and Mani in Kaala

Rajinikanth and Mani in Kaala

Instead of breaking the ceiling with expectations, the team has been far more controlled in charting the path to the film's release. Now, several Kannada organisations are protesting against "Kaala" release.

Actor-politician Rajinikanth, whose upcoming movie "Kaala" is facing stiff opposition from pro-Kannada activists, has appealed to Karnataka Chief Minitser H D Kumaraswamy, asking for security at theatres where the movie will be screened. "That is related to the Film Chamber".

Earlier, the distributors association said they were against the ban and did not have any role to play to stop Kaala's screening. "Everybody is waiting for the film to be released", the bench told the counsel appearing for the petitioner.

"We held discussions with the film chamber". We have voluntarily decided not to release the film considering the sentiments of the people in the state.

Producer Dhanush and his wife Aishwarya Rajinikanth then filed a petition with the Karnataka high court to seek the release of Kaala in the state and security for those who would come to the theatres to watch the film. KFCC is 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.

Prakash Raj, who has extended his support to Rajinikanth's Kaala over the release-issues that the movie is facing in Karnataka, has reminded Kamal Haasan about him seeking support from the public when his Vishwaroopam was banned by Tamil Nadu government in 2013.

Despite the controversy, Rajinikanth is confident that Kaala would be appreciated by the Telugu audience as well. So for those who want to watch the film, please do not disrupt it. To the plea to provide police protection the judge ordered the petitioner to provide the theater list in advance to the government to facilitate protection for the viewers and property.

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