Actor Karthi’s ‘Kadai Kutty Singam’ faces a legal challenge over the banned ‘Rekla’

The makers were shooting the scenes a while ago which has now drawn the attention of Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI). 'Kadai Kutty Singam' finds itself amidst this controversy.

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Actor Karthi's 'Kadai Kutty Singam' faces a legal challenge over the banned 'Rekla'

Actor Karthi will next be seen in a film titled ‘Kadai Kutty Singam’ which is being directed by Pandiraj and produced by Karthi’s brother actor Suriya under their banner 2D Entertainment. The film will have Karthi playing a farmer and will have a rural background to it. The makers had released the title poster of the film a while ago and confirmed the start of the film. After a schedule into the shooting, the film seems to have run into trouble regarding one of the scenes that will have the Tamil traditional sport ‘Rekla’ in it. Rekla is a bullock-cart race that is prominent in Tamil Nadu. The makers were shooting the scenes a while ago which has now drawn the attention of Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI). ‘Kadai Kutty Singam’ finds itself amidst a controversy now where it is being said that the makers had not obtained any permission from AWBI for shooting the scenes with bullocks in it.

“It’s a violation of the Prevention of Cruelty Act and it is contempt of court. No one knew about it and nobody would have come to know of it if Suriya hadn’t tweeted the video. There were news reports about it and many people complained to the AWBI about it,” Animal rights activist Antony Rubin was quoted as saying by New Indian Express. However, makers claim that they did obtain permission from the local collector for the shooting of the scenes.

Animal Activists are claiming that the ban on these two sports involving animals hasn’t been totally withdrawn and hence the makers shouldn’t involve these scenes in the film. Recently, actor Vijay’s Mersal too was seen in a similar situation after the censor board officials claimed that the makers hadn’t obtained permission from the Animal Welfare Board of India for usage of animals in few scenes where Vijay, the magician character, would be seen performing few stunts.

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