Rajinikanth appeals to Kannada brothers to allow 'Kaala' release

Rajinikanth appeals to Kannada brothers to allow 'Kaala' release

Owing to Rajinikanth's stand on the formation of Cauvery Management Board, the pro-Kannada groups have threatened to stall the release of Kaala in Karnataka. The High Court's decision was on a petition filed by Dhanush, the producer of the film, who had sought protection for theatres from protesters who have been opposing the release of the film citing Rajinikanth's remarks on the Cauvery issue. Talking to reporters outside his Poes Garden residence in Chennai, the actor appealed to all people to help release "Kaala" in Karnataka. The Additional Advocate General, Shivanna, told the court that the government has not received a list of theatres, dates and other details of release for it to take action. The distributor, who had acquired the rights of the film, has backed out of releasing the flick to support the ban call given by the Kannada outfits.

Stoking a controversy over the release of Rajinikanth-starrer "Kaala" in Karnataka on Thursday, chief minister HD Kumaraswamy said makers of the movie should avoid releasing it in the state "considering the situation". Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce (KFCC) had said earlier.

"As head of the Karnataka government, it's my responsibility to implement the judgements and directions of the High Court". He requested that the government should provide security for the film's release.

Unhappy with Rajinikanth's remarks last month that whichever government came to power in Karnataka should fully implement the Supreme Court's order on Cauvery water sharing, the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce (KFCC) has chose to not allow the release of "Kaala".

"I am also a film distributor and producer".