As earlier we reported, Rajinikanth’s statement on Cauvery issue has put his upcoming film Kaala in trouble. Miffed with Tamil megastar Rajinikanth’s comments on the Cauvery issue, the Karnataka Film Chambers of Commerce decided that Rajinikanth’s film Kaala will be banned in Karnataka. Rajinikanth’s alleged statement that whichever government comes to power in Karnataka should implement the Supreme Court order about Cauvery water sharing, is the reason why the KFCC has decided to ban the film there.
KFCC president Sa Ra Govindu told PTI that Rajinikanth’s film will not be screened in Karnataka. “A decision has been taken that Rajinikanth’s movie will neither be distributed nor screened anywhere in Karnataka,” said Govindu. He admitted that the actor’s statement on Cauvery issue made them take such a decision.
The KFCC president further added that the bad will continue whatsoever. “The ban will remain because neither will he apologise for his statement nor are we going to pardon him,” said Govindu.
Well, now TFPC President Vishal has spoken in support of superstar Rajinikanth and has stated that what the actor spoke is freedom of speech. He also put forward his thoughts that Karnataka film chamber and the team should resolve this issue.
Here’s what he tweeted on Kaala banned in Karnataka:
Wat Rajini sir spoke bout Cauvery issue is called responsibility n freedom of https://t.co/LHXXpG78C3 cn they stop #kaala release n Karnataka in retaliation.i sincerely hope the Karnataka film chamber and fellow brothers resolve this issue.we all r Indians https://t.co/VdsL1fQOXw
— Vishal (@VishalKOfficial) May 30, 2018
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.
Produced by Dhanush and directed by P. Ranjith, Kaala starring Rajinikanth, Nana Patekar and Huma Qureshi, the movie is all set to release on 7th June 2018. Kaala will be releasing in three languages- Hindi, Telugu and Tamil.