SC refuses to stay release of Rajinikanth's 'Kaala'

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"As per High Court directions, elaborate police security arrangements would be made at theaters where Kaala film releases".

"Kaala" has also earned Rs 7 crore from rest of India and Rs 45 crore from worldwide shores, which makes its total theatrical earnings as Rs 155 crore approx. Kaala has also earned Rs 33 crore in the AP/Nizam region and has managed to earn 10 crore in Kerala. The overseas theatrical rights have been sold at Rs 45 crores, the Hindustan Times reported.

"We request the distributors and exhibitors to respect the people's stand and avoid screening the film in the state to maintain peace and safety of the people", he told reporters.

There has been a lot of ambiguity with regard to the release of Rajini's 'Kaala' in Karnataka. Rajnikanth's recent movies such as Kabali, Enthiran, Sivaji have all touched Rs 100 crore. Enthiran also raked in around Rs 290 crore.

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Rajinikanth's Kaala will hit the screens in a few hours from now, all around the world, but the fate of the movie in Karnataka is still in confusion.

Rajinikanth-starrer Kaala would hit the screens on Thursday as the Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to entertain a plea seeking to restrain its screening. The KFCC and pro-Kannada elements are upset by the superstar's remarks on the Cauvery water row.

The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday directed the State government, the State Police chief, and the Bengaluru City Police Commissioner to take necessary measures to prevent any inconvenience during the screening of Rajinikanth's movie Kaala and to movie-goers across the State.

The petitioners had moved the court following statements, issued by some personalities related to Kannada film industry and certain organisations, against allowing release of the film in the State, urging Karnataka Chief Minister to prevent release of the film in the State as Mr. Rajinikanth had issued a statement in connection with Cauvery river water dispute. "There was a break in his film career in Telugu after he did about 15-20 films, but it resumed with actor-producer Mohan Babu's Telugu film "Peda Rayudu" in the 1990s", he added.