Rajinikanth's Kaala a no show in Karnataka as protesters stop screening

Rajinikanth's Kaala a no show in Karnataka as protesters stop screening

Almost after two years, superstar Rajinikanth is back to the silver screen with his latest release "Kaala".

The tepid response has led to growing doubts about Rajinikanth's prospects in Tamil Nadu politics, given that Kaala is his first film after he jumped into the political arena. If the film collects Rs 280 crore more then it will secure a position on the list of 2018's commercial hit films. Helmed by Pa Ranjith, Helmed by Pa Ranjith, Kaala marks the second collaboration of the actor-director duo after their 2016 super hit release Kabali.

Despite the Supreme Court's ruling in favour of 'Kaala'release in Karnataka the film continues to face the wrath of pro-Kannada groups who have threatened to disrupt the screening in the state.

As the admirers celebrated the release of the much-awaited film by dancing to the beat of the drums, the skies too opened up to match the footsteps of Rajini lovers. "But I would like to act with Chiranjeevi and Pawan Kalyan", the perfectionist had said. The film is facing a "ban" in the state over Rajinikanth's remarks on the controversial issue of sharing of Cauvery river water between the neighbouring states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

Most theatres in Bengaluru also chose to heed to the call made by pro-Kannada organisations and Karnataka chief minister H.D. Kumaraswamy, asking distributors and theatre owners not to release the movie. Even the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce (KFCC) is reportedly disappointed with Thalaivar over his comments on Cauvery water issue.

On the role he is playing in the film, the actor disclosed that he will be seen as the Superstar's son.

While it's believed that Kaala will also help boost Rajinikanth's political career now that it's finally begun.

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