SC lifts stay on release of Rajinikanth's Kaala; Pa Ranjith film will hit screens as scheduled on 7 June

FP Staff

Jun 06, 2018 12:13:45 IST

The Supreme Court of India, on 6 June, refused to stall the release of Rajinikanth's upcoming film Kaala. The film is now slated to release on 7 June.

The Karnataka High Court on 5 June asked the state government to provide security to theatres wanting to screen Kaala in Tamil and other versions from 7 June, as reported earlier. On 6 June, there were reports of fringe groups protesting against the release of Kaala in Karnataka.

Kaala producer K Dhanush and his wife Aishwarya had filed a petition on 5 June in the Karnataka High Court seeking directions from the state government and Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce (KFCC) for smooth release of the film.

"CBFC has issued a certification under Section 5B of the Cinematograph Act, 1952, for the release of Kaala after following due process and adhering to all guidelines. After receiving such a certificate, it is the fundamental right of the petitioner under Article 19(1) of the Constitution to exhibit the film," the petitioners had submitted.

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Rajinikanth also appealed to the Kannadigas to let the film get a smooth theatrical release. He said, "To our Kannada brothers, I appeal to you, I have done no wrong. So for those who want to watch the film, please do not disrupt it. I humbly appeal to you to not trouble the film goers."

(With inputs from agencies)

Updated Date: Jun 06, 2018 12:13:45 IST