Rajinikanth's 'Kaala' Controversy: Will The Film Release In Karnataka?

Rajinikanth's 'Kaala' Controversy: Will The Film Release In Karnataka?

The ban on the film is political and for the sake of publicity says Vishal Krishna
Rajinikanth's 'Kaala' Controversy: Will The Film Release In Karnataka?

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Attempts  to stop Rajinikanth’s Kaala from releasing in  Karnataka are seen  by  actor-activist Vishal  Krishna, who heads  Tamil film industry’s Tamil Nadu Films Producers’ Council (TFPC)  as  nothing but an attempt to gain visibility and  publicity from certain sections.

Says Vishal, “I urge the honourable Chief Minister of  Karnataka to intervene  and  sort out the matter. Because what is happening to Kaala, can set a very dangerous precedent. Today these  fringe groups are demanding that Rajni Sir’s film be stopped. What is there to stop them from doing the same  with more films in the future?”

As far as speaking up on the Cauvery issue is concerned Vishal says, “It is my constitutional  right to speak about the welfare  of my state. Rajini Sir has said nothing offensive and yet his film is  being stopped . I was far  more vocal about the Cauvery issue. I went to Bengaluru and asked for water for Tamil Nadu. It is  my constitutional  right to ask for water and  it is their right to refuse it.”
Strangely there was no backlash against Vishal’s film. “The Tamil  version of my film  Irumbu Thirai is  running to  packed house in Karnataka. They never stopped my film in spite of  my vocal  stance on the Cauvery issue. They are obviously  choosing the  big film with the biggest star for attention.”

Having defended Rajinikanth’s right to release  his  film in Karnataka Vishal Krishna also wants clarity from Rajinikanth. “What is  his political ideology? What is this spiritual politics that he  is  propagating?  What is  the name of his party? For that matter what Kamal Haasan Sir’s political plans are also  unclear.  Neither  of  the two  stalwarts of our cinema has made their political stance  clear. They are like newcomers entering cinema for the first time. We are  waiting to see how they perform.”

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