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Kote calls off shooting at Edga Masjid Grounds in Hubli

By: By: Shekhar H Hooli
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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 film.

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