Rajinikanth on Cauvery row: I am confident Karnataka government will give security to my films

Kannada activist Vatal Nagaraj, announcing the dawn-to-dusk bandh in Karnataka on April 12, recently had said the films of the two superstars of Tamil cinema will not be shown in the state under any circumstances. It may be recalled that last year, pro-Kannada groups protested against the release of Baahubali: The Conclusion due to decade-old anti-Karnataka comments made by actor Sathyaraj, who played a key role in the film. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App
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Published: April 9, 2018 1:37:29 pm

The first casualty, when the tension crops up between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, is the entertainment industry. I am confident that the Karnataka government will give security (to my films).”

The first casualty, when the tension crops up between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, is the entertainment industry. He has been leading a counter-protest in response to Tamil Nadu’s agitation demanding the formation of the Cauvery board. In 2008, superstar Rajinikanth came under fire by Kannada activists for using the phrase ‘kick them’ while speaking at a protest rally during the Hogenakkal project row. He said about 3000 pro-Kannada groups are against the Centre implementing the Supreme Court judgment in the decades-old Cauvery row. Kannada activists demanded an apology from the star for his “indecent language” before allowing his movie Kuselan to release in the state.