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Prakash Raj speaks about Kaala, says that people can protest but not stall the release of a film

Prakash Raj spoke about Rajinikanth’s Kaala and said that if people had a problem with an actor, they can protest by not watching his films. Not by stalling the release of a movie.

regional-movies Updated: Jun 04, 2018 13:04 IST
Prakash Raj spoke about distributors backing out of releasing Rajinikanth’s movie Kaala.
Prakash Raj spoke about distributors backing out of releasing Rajinikanth’s movie Kaala.

In the backdrop of a ban imposed on Rajinikanth’s Kaala in Karnataka, actor Prakash Raj on Monday claimed that the decision to not release the film was taken by distributors and exhibitors, and not the Karnataka Film Chamber. “The Karnataka Film Chamber has given a statement that they have not asked for a ban. The distributors and exhibitors, seeing the pressure, have voluntarily decided to not create tension by releasing Kaala. The onus is now on the state and central government,” the 53-year-old told ANI.

Furthermore, Raj noted that although protests can be staged against the film, it’s release cannot be stalled by anyone. “When you keep a problem alive, naturally fringe elements will try to take the law into their hands. The government needs to tell them that law and order is our responsibility; you can protest but can’t stop a film from releasing,” he said.

Raj also noted that anyone who is against the actor should simply not watch the film. “Everybody has a right to protest but I think you should let a film release and let the people decide. If people really have anything against the actor, they can stop watching the film. That is the way to say it. But we never get to know that at all. Very few people decide what the majority wants and that is not how it should be,” he concluded.

Actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth’s upcoming gangster movie Kaala may not hit theaters in Karnataka after the Confederation of Pro-Kannada Organisations pleaded so in the wake of superstar’s demand to release Cauvery river water for Tamil Nadu.

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First Published: Jun 04, 2018 13:04 IST