"We will not allow release of any old or new films of Rajinikanth and Kamal Hassan until they apologize and withdraw their remarks, which are against our interests in the sharing of the Cauvery water with Tamil Nadu and other states", Kannada Chaluvali Vatal Paksha President Vatal Nagaraj told reporters. In wake of these protests, the distributors and exhibitors of Karnataka film association have met to discuss about the issue and took a decision to stop the film's release.
Clarifying that the Kannada film industry was not against Rajinikanth, who hails from Bengaluru, Govindu said there was no ban on the new Tamil film.
He continued, "As many as ten letters from various pro-Kannada groups have reached the Film Chamber, demanding that Kaala not be released in Karnataka".More news: Prominent Russian journalist who criticised Kremlin shot dead in Kiev
Within a few hours of the brand new trailer of Rajinikanth's much-anticipated film Kaala hitting the web, it has received almost 2.5 million views on YouTube.
A still from Kaala/Image from Twitter.
As Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce will not cooperate Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan's films, together the producers of Kaala, Vishwaroopam 2, 2.0, Indian 2 and Superstar's untitled film with Karthik Subbaraj will lose around Rs 30cr-40cr business. As soon as it was released the trailer went viral in no time and Kaala Karikaalan is what everyone was talking about.More news: DiVincenzo stays in 2018 National Basketball Association draft, foregoes NCAA eligibility
Pro-Kannada outfits have always acted against Tamil actors who supported Tamil Nadu in the Cauvery issue.
Meanwhile, Rajinikanth said the issue will be solved amicably. "Definitely they will intervene and solve it amicably", he said.
The much-awaited flick starring superstar Rajinikanth will not be released in Karnataka following his comment on the Cauvery issue, reports ANI. Will he take back what he said with regards to the Cauvery issue?More news: Several NFLers Flirting With Idea Of Sitting Out With Kaepernick & Reid
Will the makers of "Kaala" approach the Competition Commission of India challenging the decision?