Here is the hot news about superstar Rajinikanth starrer Kuselan! It says that Kuselan will not be released in Karnataka, as the chauvinist organization Karnataka Rakshana Vedika (KRV) is determined to block the release of the film scheduled on August 1, as a part of its agitation against Rajinikanth, who had come down heavily on Karnataka during Tamil Film industry's protest fast opposing the Hogenekkal project.
Earlier, Rajinikanth had warned Karnataka not to politicize the issue. Rajinikanth had also said; "Karnataka should not test our (Tamil Nadu) patience by not letting us draw water from our own land." Sources said that the opposition against Kuselan's hero will cause a loss of Rs 1.50 crore to distributors Pyramid Saimira.
Karnataka Rakshana Vedika had demanded an apology from Rajinikanth, failing which his films would not be allowed to be screened in Karnataka. At that time, Rajinikanth expressed regret if he had hurt the sentiments of anyone, but also added that he has no problem if his films are not released in Karnataka.
Meanwhile, the Karnataka Government headed by Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa said it would convene an all-party meeting in the capital to discuss the controversial water project at Hogenakkal on Wednesday.
Rajinikanth, who seems to be pro-Tamil Nadu in his talks, cannot play neutral in this issue. He may even choose to reimburse Pyramid Saimira their cost of Kuselan Karnataka rights and never release the film in Karnataka. Let's wait and see!