K'taka HC refuses to interfere in Kaala release, but directs govt to give protection

K’taka HC refuses to interfere in Kaala release, but directs govt to give protection

The Karnataka High Court toay refused to intervene in ban on Rajinikanth starrer movie Kaala in that state.

Hearing a plea by the movie’s producer Dhanush, it asked the lawyers representing Kaala to provide details of theaters screening the movie to the Karnataka government which it said is bound to provide security.

The Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce (KFCC) had banned the film in Karnataka following Rajinikanth’s views on the Cauvery water issue.

The makers of the film, Dhanush and his wife, Aishwarya, of Wunderbar Films have petitioned the Karnataka high court to ensure that the film is smoothly released on 7 June.

The superstar’s latest offering is slated to be released across the country on Thursday. But in Karnataka, the Film Chambers of Commerce has banned it.

KFCC president Sa Ra Govindu has admitted that the actor’s statement on Cauvery was responsible for the move. “The ban will remain because neither will he apologise for his statement nor are we going to pardon him,” news agency Press Trust of India quoted him as saying.

Meanwhile, Superstar Rajinikanth has sarcastically said he expected more trouble and opposition for his upcoming film Kaala, which is set to hit the screens on June 7.