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 ways .
Now the 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.