Rajinikanth starrer Kaala is gearing up for release on June 7th, 2018 worldwide and fans of the superstar are quite excited about it. However, Kaala might not see light of the day in the state of Karnataka after the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce banned the release of the film. The Karnataka Chamber banned stating Rajinikanth’s statement on the Cauvery Water Management Issue is something that they are not happy with. Many celebs from the Tamil film fraternity lashed out at this move of the Karnataka Film Chamber to ban Kaala and stood up in support of Rajinikanth. And the latest one to voice out his opinion about the Kaala issue is actor Prakash Raj. The actor-filmmaker has been, lately, vocal about his thoughts on the functioning of the government and has been speaking at many events.
“It happened with Padmavati and It happened with Durga. What is this nonsense happening in this country? Now, an actor has given a statement and you hold him responsible for that – whether it’s right or wrong. Why does cinema become a soft target? Cinema is not one actor here. This is a Cauvery issue. It is a very emotional issue. Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, when we talk about Cauvery, we do get emotional. But there’s a way to protest. Now, this is a film and what does the producer do with it (the issue)? What about the thousands of workers who worked in it? What are you trying to disturb?,” Prakash Raj told India Today in an interview.
Prakash Raj also recalled the incident which happened with Baahubali and said, “Yes, Sathyaraj was wrong. He incited the emotions of the people. But, SS Rajamouli had to suffer for it. Such a work of art had to suffer. This is not our culture. And, these fringe elements waited eight years – they didn’t do it for his (Satyaraj) previous films.“