"I have not done any mistake".
Kanakapura Srinivas, who distributed many successful movies like Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Baahubali, claims that if he had made a Kannada movie he would not have hesitated to release the film in 300 screens. "I request your cooperation", he said in Kannada outside his Poes Garden residence.
Mr. Shivanna also told the court that "the State would definitely marshal its forces to discharge its duty of upholding the law and order" if the petitioners provide details of the exhibitors, while pointing out that the representation given by the petitioners with regard to providing protection is "vague and ambiguous". "I don't know what is wrong in it". The leading multiplex players in Chennai city, SPI Cinemas, said that they have sold almost 1 lakh tickets in their properties, on the eve of the film's release.
The Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce submitted to the court that they have nothing to do with any ban on the film. This is not good for Karnataka.
"They must understand it. How can we stop the release", the bench said while refusing to entertain the plea. 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.
Justice G. Narendar's interim order came on a petition filed on Monday by the film's producer Dhanush and director Aishwarya, seeking its direction for police protection to exhibitors from pro-Kannada activists, who opposed the film's screening to protest the megastar's recent remarks on the sharing of the Cauvery river water between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
While the superstar is struggling to get a release for the film in Karnataka, the producers have already raked in moolah for Rajinikanth film.