Supreme Court refuses to stay release of Rajinikanth-starrer ‘Kaala’

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But, the movie has already earned a massive Rs 230 crore through its theatricals and music rights.

According to reports, Kaala was made on a budget of Rs 140 crore and if the ban sustains in Karnataka, then the film makers will suffer a gross loss of Rs 15-20 crore.

Govindu said the Chamber would not withdraw its objection to the film's release in the state as it was against the public sentiments.

The miscreants tore the posters of Kaala and hit them with slippers to show their anger at the film being released in the state.

The Karnataka government had earlier banned the movie, but the High Court on Tuesday directed the state government to provide necessary security for peaceful release of Kaala.

The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to block the release of Rajinikanth starrer Tamil film Kaala saying that it can not put on hold the screening just a day ahead of its release. In fact he states that the Government will provide adequate security for them.

The actor said, "Some people are opposing the release of my movie".

"You want an injunction against the release of the movie", the top court told the petitioner. Read Also: 200 women to walk barefoot from temple to theatre for Thalaivar statue's jal abhishekThe newly-elected CM of the neighboring state is brazenly against the release of the movie as local sentiments remain against the superstar for his comments on Cauvery water issue. "I had demanded Cauvery Management Board to be formed and all dams should come under its control and this is what the court also said".

Meanwhile, state Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy said it was not advisable to screen the film in view of the prevailing public sentiment against Rajinikanth's views on the sensitive issue of Cauvery.

Now for the movie to be declared a hit, it needs another Rs. 280 crore, which looks quite possible for the movie, considering how the megastar's last film "Kabali" collected Rs. 650 crore worldwide, with Rs. 259 overseas business.