Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce (KFCC) is often facing the wrath of Kannada audience by violating its own rules and regulation. Now, the Chamber has once again made it to the headlines by allowing Rajinikanth-Aishwarya starrer Tamil movie Endhiran - the Robot to be screened in 35 theatres in Karnataka. Sources claim that the KFCC has shown its duel nature in this case.
According to the rules of the KFCC, a non-Kannada movie can be released in only 24 theatres. Following the norms, the KFCC has earlier banned the screening of big banner films like Kites and Raavan in more than 24 theatres. Now, sources claim that the Chamber has shown partiality by permitting the Endhiran bosses to release the film in 35 centres.
Movie Endhiran is said to have been made with a whopping amount of Rs. 170 crores. The distribution rights of Karnataka have been sold for Rs. 9.75 and distributors Mohan Kumar and Muniraju Mallesh Palya have reportedly bought the rights of the film. The sources claim that the KFCC has done partiality in allowing the movie to release in Karnataka just because of the Rajini's origin in Karnataka.
Meanwhile, KFCC president Basanth Kumar Patil is very upset with the reports and he has claimed that these rumours are false. In an interview with a private Kannada TV channel, he said, "So far, the KFCC has allowed a non-Kannada film to release in only 24-25 theatres. Now, we haven't broken any of the KFCC rules. We've given permission to the bosses of Endhiran to release in only 24 theatres."
However, the shooting of Endhiran was started two years ago and the film is ready for release on Friday on 01 October. It has been made in three languages i.e. Endhiran in Tamil, Robo in Telugu and Robot in Hindi. Sun Pictures, the producer of the film, had requested the KFCC to allow it to release in more than 60 theates. But the KFCC decision has disappointed the production house.