Rajinikanth, today appealed to Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy to provide security at theatres that wished to screen the film as it releases nationwide tomorrow. Several pro-Kannada groups have threatened to stall the movie if it is screened despite an earlier ban on it by the Karnataka Film Chambers of Commerce.A huge section of the film fraternity in the state has admitted to being hugely upset by the superstar’s remarks on Cauvery water row.
In his message, Rajinikanth said, ‘I understand HD Kumaraswamy’s situation. This is not good for Karnataka. When the film is released around the world, the Karnataka ban would highlight the issue (Cauvery water dispute)’.
He added an appeal to the State film chambers in Kannada, asking them to allow the release of the movie. ‘The Film Chambers is supposed to ensure that there’s no problem for distributors. It is not right that the Karnataka Film Chamber demands Kaala ban,’ Rajinikanth said.Your browser does not support iframes.