Rajinikanth starrer Kaala is just a day away and fans can’t keep calm. The whole nation is waiting for the biggest release of the season. Moreover because, Rajinikanth is coming back to the silver screen after almost two years, last being Kabali. While fans have geared up to catch their favourite star on the big screen, a lot of safety measures are being taken care of.
According to media reports, Karnataka High Court on Tuesday asked the state government to provide security to theatres wanting to screen Rajinikanth’s Kaala in Tamil and other languages. This decision came only after producer Dhanush and director Aishwarya, asked for police protection to exhibitors from pro-Kannada activists.
To people who don’t know, Karnataka government has banned the screening of Rajinikanth’s Kaala in the state over the actor’s statement on Cauvery water issue.
However, State’s Additional Advocate General A.G. Shivanna told the court that the state government has not decided to ban the screening but it is distributors and exhibitors who decided to screen the film in order to avoid law and order issue.
The court also asked to submit names of distributors who bought the film’s rights and also the list of exhibitors, who are ready to screen it under security.
Meanwhile, state Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy said it was not advisable to screen the film after Rajinikanth’s views on the sensitive issue of Cauvery. “I have not got the court order yet. We respect the order and will comply with it as a responsible government. As a Kannadiga, however, my advice is to avoid screening the film to prevent any untoward incident and trouble to the people,” he told reporters.
Kaala is said to be a documented story of a don living in the slums of Dharavi. He will play a slum lord turned gangster in the film and is reportedly based on the life of Haji Mastan. The film will also have political overtones.
Kaala releases on June 7!