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SC refuses to stay release of Rajinikanth's 'Kaala'

Mumbai Journalist Threatens To Sue Rajinikanth For'Kaala, Wants Apology

"I want to tell those who are protesting against the release of the movie that I had asked Karnataka to abide by the Cauvery Management Board, which is a Supreme Court ruling".

Rajinikanth film release is no less than a festival down south and as the superstar is returning to the big screen after a gap of two years with 'Kaala', expectations are high once again.

"If they forcefully release the movie they will have to face the consequences".

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".

In an address to the people of Karnakata, Rajini expressed the hope that the film's release will happen smoothly.

The Karnataka High Court Tuesday refused to stay the release of the film, citing a similar verdict by the Supreme Court regarding Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat.

Earlier in the day, Rajinikanth has appealed to Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy to provide security at theatres that wished to screen the film as it releases nationwide tomorrow.

Not only pro- Kannada organisations, but the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce (KFCC) is also upset with Rajinikanth over his comments on Cauvery water issue. This is not good for Karnataka.

The chamber has to ensure protection of interests of film producers and distributors, he noted. The new distributor is the veteran #KanakapuraSrinivas producer and distributor. According to a report in IBTimes, Kaala has earned Rs 60 crore in Tamil Nadu, Rs 33 crore in Andhra Pradesh and Nizam regions, Rs. 10 crore in Kerela and Rs. 7 crore in rest of India. If the content of the film is better than the director Pa. Ranjith's previous Rajinikanth film Kabali, it will take off with a flying start.