In an effort to bring the rule restricting the simultaneous
releasing of non-Kannada films in the state, Karnataka Rakshana
Vedike president Narayana Gowda has decided to come down heavily on
the rule-breakers. He revealed to oneindia.in that they would see
to it that Tamil film Shivaji has only four prints
released throughout the state.
Violating the restrictions that were initially put into place
three years ago, films of other languages have been released
simultaneously under the nose of the Karnataka Film Chamber of
Commerce with more than four prints. Another section of the rule is
that all non-Kannada films will be released only seven weeks after
their respective release date,
The Vedike president said that they would make sure that this
rule is strictly followed Karnataka Rajyotsava onwards. Till then
their next target will be the Rajinikanth starrer Shivaji.
The rule was initially brought into place under the able guidance
of Annavaru Dr. Rajkumar and his wife and producer Smt. Parvathamma
Rajkumar. But as time passed by, a few producers who were going
under loss because of the rule nullified the rule via manipulative
Karnataka Rakshana Vedike has decided to see to it that this rule
is brought back into force. They said that they have informed the
respective authorities of their decisions and if no action is
taken, backlash is inevitable.