The film team of Kote, which features Prajwal Devaraj,
Gayatri Rao and Dimple Chopra a.k.a. Pooja in the leads, had to
call off its shooting at Edga Masjid Grounds in Hubli after a local
Islamic Association named Anjuman objected the filming at the
controversial place. It is said that the film team was filming Holi
song at the disputed place on last Thursday.
The Kote crew had been shooting in and around
Hubli-Dharwad for the past 10 days. It started shooting for the
Holi song at Edga Grounds in Hubli on last Thursday morning. The
Islamic Association Anjuman filed a case against the team on
Tuesday afternoon. In its complaint, the Association has claimed
that the Edga is a controversial holy place and the film should not
be shot at the place.
Before this incident, two girls suffered minor head injuries on
the same day and at the same place. Since it was a Holi Song, the
film team tried to blast colour filled steel boxes. But
accidentally, the blast occurred at the place and the two girls
named Shruthi and Padmavathi got injured in the incident. The
parents of the two girls have requested the cops to take action
against the film team.
However, Kannada film Kote is being directed by
Srinivas Babu and produced by Manjunath and GN Murthy.
Psycho fame Raghu Dixit has composed the music for the