"When the film is released around the world, the Karnataka ban would highlight the issue (Cauvery water dispute)".
"Kaala" is scheduled for a worldwide release on June 7, but the KFCC had said the film would neither be distributed nor screened in the state.
According to andhraboxoffice.com, the film has earned Rs 60 crores by selling its theatrical rights in Tamil Nadu, arguably the biggest centre for Rajinikanth.
The actor added an appeal to the state film chambers in Kannada, asking them to allow the release of the movie.
On several counts, Kaala doesn't seem like a Rajinikanth film.
"CBFC has issued a certification under Section 5B of the Cinematograph Act, 1952, for the release of Kaala after following due process and adhering to all guidelines".
Karnataka Film Chambers of Commerce also supported the protests. Why unnecessarily by releasing the movie this kind of controversy.
State's Additional Advocate General A.G. Shivanna told the court during the hearing that the state government did not ban the screening of the film but the distributors and exhibitors had voluntarily decided not to screen it to avoid any law and order problem.
"It is the government's duty to respect the high court's orders".
"Even if they release the movie.it will not be useful to them financially". His response comes after the Ulayanayagan refused to take up the issue with Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy during his meeting on Monday, June 4.
"Not just Tamil people in Karnataka, but people who speak other languages also wish to watch the movie". To the plea to provide police protection the judge ordered the petitioner to provide the theater list in advance to the government to facilitate protection for the viewers and property.