Supreme Court today refused to stay the release of Kaala which is set to release on Thursday. Supreme Court bench said that “Everybody is anxiously waiting for the release of the movie. We don’t want to interfere with its release.” The Supreme Court bench consisted of Justices A K Goel and Ashok Bhushan refused to entertain a plea by K S Rajashekaran, who sought an injunction against the release of the movie
K.S Rajashekaran the petitioner has approached the apex court against the May 16 order of the Madras High Court, which has posted his plea against the release of the movie for hearing on June 16.
He had approached the High Court as he claims that his copyright-protected work related to story scenes and songs were used by the producer of the movie without prior permission.
Rajnikanth on Tuesday evening had appealed to Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy to provide necessary security at theatres that have opted to run the film in Karnataka. ‘Kaala’ has been facing severe protests from pro-Kannada groups leading to a ban on the film in the state. The makers of the movie approached the High Court. The High Court then stated that “nobody can force an exhibitor to screen or not screen the film. High Court also makers to submit a list of theatres to the state where security is required. Following the court directive, the chief minister CM Kumaraswamy said that he wouldn’t defy the court order and would comply with court order.
Rajnikanth while addressing the press pleaded to the groups who had been staging a protest in the name of the release of the movie. Rajnikanth also added “I don’t see what was wrong in what I had said. I had said that Karnataka should comply with the directives of the Supreme Court. It is not right to demand a ban for this. The responsibility of the Film Chamber is to ensure that there’s no problem for distributors. It is not right that the Karnataka Film Chamber had also supported the ban,” he said.