Karnataka must provide security for Kaala: High Court

Angelo Anderson
June 6, 2018

Talking to reporters outside his Poes Garden residence in Chennai, the actor appealed to all people to help release "Kaala" in Karnataka.

Several pro-Kannada groups have threatened to stall the movie - scheduled to release on Thursday, June 7 - over Rajinikanth's remarks on the Cauvery water sharing row.

Rajnikanth said he has faith that Karnataka Chief Minister Kumaraswamy will provide security to theatres screening the film.

The court asked for a list of screens where the film is being released so that security can be arranged. The court was told that there was threat to the film's release. Justice G Narendar issued the direction on the basis of a Supreme Court order, which had stayed ban orders imposed on the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film 'Padmaavat' by four states, including Rajasthan, early this year. "However, the concerned distributors should provide complete details about theatres and multiplexes where the film would be released", said City Police Commissioner T Suneel Kumar.

According to reliable sources, Kaala, which was initially banned in Karnataka, will now release in almost 130 screens in the state.

Stating that it was the government's duty to follow the court orders to provide security to centres screening the film, Kumaraswamy said, "in my personal opinion as a Kannadiga, in such situation where there is opposition, it is ideal if they will not release the movie".

Kumaraswamy said he would comply with the High Court's order on Tuesday but said he personally felt the timing was not right for the film's release, NDTV reported. "After there is a solution to this (Cauvery) water issue, then they can release anytime", he said.

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