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High Court Orders Protection For Screening Of Rajinikanth's Kaala In Karnataka

High Court Orders Protection For Screening Of Rajinikanth's Kaala In Karnataka

The State's Additional Advocate General, A.G. Shivanna, made it clear to the court that the government had not taken any decision on banning the film and assured the court that the government would provide security to places where the film would be exhibited.

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.

Kumaraswamy said that the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce (KFCC) has asked the government not to give permission for the release of the Tamil film.

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After the high court's order on Tuesday, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy said he would comply with the court's order but suggested "as an individual" the timing wasn't right for the film's release. "When the film is released around the world, the Karnataka ban would highlight the issue (Cauvery water dispute)".

"As the head of the Karnataka govt, I have to implement the direction of High Court, it's my responsibility".

He also said that if the movie does not release in Karnataka on the day of it is released everywhere else, it would be detrimental to the image of the state. He requested that the government should provide security for the film's release.

Earlier in the day, the Karnataka high court directed the producers of the film, Wunderbar Films, to furnish a list of theatres where the movie would be screened in the state so that adequate police protection could be ensured. He said that as a producer and a distributor himself, the movie will not financially benefit them even if it is released.


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