Supreme Court refuses to stay release of Rajinikanth-starrer ‘Kaala’

Rajinikanth and Mani in Kaala

Dhanush the producer of the film petitioned the Karnataka HIgh Court which passed on order to the government to provide protection to the theaters screening the film.

As per andhraboxoffice.com, 'Kaala' has earned Rs 60 crores by selling its theatrical rights in Tamil Nadu, which is the most important center for the release of Rajinikanth's film. "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.

The petitioners had moved the court following statements, issued by some personalities related to Kannada film industry and certain organisations, against allowing release of the film in the State, urging Karnataka Chief Minister to prevent release of the film in the State as Mr. Rajinikanth had issued a statement in connection with Cauvery river water dispute. Photos from the incident are doing the rounds of social media.

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The controversies surrounding Rajinikanth's Kaala and whether it will release in Karnataka or not has hyped up the film.

The actor said, "Some people are opposing the release of my movie".

In response, the Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy invited Rajinikanth to see the situation for himself, after which he would change his stand. We don't want to interfere with its release, the apex court said while refusing to stay the release of the movie. Read Also: 200 women to walk barefoot from temple to theatre for Thalaivar statue's jal abhishekThe newly-elected CM of the neighboring state is brazenly against the release of the movie as local sentiments remain against the superstar for his comments on Cauvery water issue. "I had demanded the Cauvery Water Management Board to be formed and all the dams to come under the board's control". The high court is likely to take up the matter for discussion on Tuesday. "But according to my observation as an individual, in this kind of atmosphere, it's not good on part of the producers and distributors to release the movie". Adding Rs 70 crores from satellite rights and Rs 5 crores from music rights, Rajinikanth's latest film has managed to earn over Rs 230 crore even before its release.

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