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KFCC takes Raavan to Karnataka High Court

By: By: Shekhar H Hooli
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The rift between the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce (KFCC) and Bollywood movie Raavan makers Reliance Big Pictures has taken a new twist after the KFCC approached the Karnataka High Court on Monday questioning the alleged release of the film in the state. The KFCC has appealed the Court for justice following the 'Interim Order' of the Competition Commission of India (CCI).

Questioning the norm of KFCC, Reliance Big Pictures had earlier approached the Delhi High Court, which had referred the matter to the CCI. And the CCI had passed an 'Interim Order' in favour of Reliance Big Pictures on Thursday evening restraining the KFCC from preventing its screening in the state.

Following the CCI's Interim Order, the Reliance Big Pictures bosses released Raavan and Raavanan in 24 theatres each on June 18. Irked by this decision, the KFCC has now knocked the doors of the Karnataka High Court on Monday. It has challenged the 'Interim Order' issued by the CCI. However, after looking into the appeal, judge Anand Byra Reddy adjourned the hearing to June 24.

It should be recalled here that the norms of KFCC about the release of non-Kannada movie in the state were not seriously followed earlier. After Basanth Kumar Patil occupied president's post, he seems to have taken the matter seriously. Earlier, he had even banned Reliance Big Pictures from releasing the movie Kites in more than 24 centres in the state.

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