Kaala release tough in Karnataka
The Tamil super star Rajanikanth ‘Kaala’ release slated for first week of June is tough to get through in Karnataka. That means to say Rs.15 crore rights for Karnataka region for this Tamil film is in doldrums.
What is the reason? The KFCC and other Kannada activists have condemned the statement of Rajanikanth on Kannadigas and Cauvery water issue. They took a strong stand to keep away ‘Kaala’ release. It is ‘Kaaalaya Thasmai Namaha’!
On Tuesday evening the KFCC headed by Sa Ra Govindu with producer, exhibitor and distributor sector took unanimous decision to not to release ‘Kaala’ in Karnataka market.
Goldie Films distributor Saurav taken rights for Karnataka region of Kaala has agreed to the demand of KFCC, apex body of Kannada filmdom.
As a result 7th June release of ‘Kaala’ will not take place in Karnataka. At one point of time the meeting at KFCC decided that even if Rajanikanth apologize on this issue, the film will not be released.
President of Distributor sector Narasimhulu stated that the statement of Rajanikanth on Cauvery issue and Kannadigas has deeply hurt. We are committed to our state and Kamal Haasan film will also face the same protest in Karnataka he added.
At the meeting on Tuesday MN Kumar, Umesh Banakar, Gnaneshwar Aithal and others were present at the meeting. The exhibitor sector of Karnataka has also decided not to screen ‘Kaala’ in Karnataka theatres.