Here’s Why Karnataka says NO to Rajinikanth’s ‘Kaala’!!


Literally a day after Rajinikanth’s film Kaala’s trailer was out, the Karnataka Film Chambers of Commerce have declared that they will not screen the film in the state. The reason being their disappointment with the superstar’s views on the Cauvery issue. The president of KFCC, Sa Ra Govindu, has said that the film will neither be distributed nor screened anywhere in Karnataka.

Rajinikanth’s comment about the Cauvery issue was something about letting whichever government comes to power in Karnataka to implement the Supreme Court order about Cauvery water sharing.

The Chief Minister, H D Kumaraswamy, had recently asked the actor to visit the Krishnaraja Sagar Dam to see the status of water level before making comments. The star has often faced a lot of flak from pro-Kannada organisations for his comments on the Cauvery issue.

Goldie Films, the official distributor of Rajinikanth’s Kaala has backed out after theatre owners also refused to screen Kaala in their premises. It is reported that even Kamal Haasan’s films will not witness a release in the state owing to his political ambitions and comments on the same.

Rajinikanth, who has said that he will be joining politics soon, will be visiting Thoothukudi to console the injured victims of Sterlite protest and family of the deceased. “As an actor, I  think my presence would bring happiness to them”, he said. When asked about his film being banned in Karnataka, he said: “Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce is a part of South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce so they will sit and talk to solve the ongoing issue.”

Directed by Pa Ranjith, the film’s trailer was out on Monday. Starring Rajinikanth as ‘Kaala’ Karikaalan, the film also stars Nana Patekar, Huma Qureshi, Easwari Rao, Samuthirakani, Anjali Patil, and several others, with music by Santhosh Narayanan. The film is produced by Dhanush’s Wunderbar Studios and is set for a June 7 release.

The trailer has clocked in over 4 million views on YouTube and is the trending number one too! Watch the trailer here:

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