Karnataka Rakshana Vedike (KaRaVe) held a protest march against the screening of Bollywood movie Singham, which has released in 27 theatres in the state on Friday (July 22). The pro-Kannada activists group has claimed that a few dialogues in Ajay Devgn starrer film are insulting for Kannadigas.
In a sequence of the film Singham, actor Prakash Raj says, "I will bring 1,000 people from Karnataka." In response, B-Town star Ajay Devgn says, "I will bring 10,000 people and the entire population of the district is with me. This only lion (Ajay himself) is enough for the 1,000 dogs."
This dialogue through which Ajay calls Kannadias dogs, has hurt the sentiment of Kannadias. Irked by this insulting remark, KaRaVe activists protested in front of Apsara theatre in Hubli and they demanded to stop the screening of the movie Singham in the state. Meanwhile, they also condemned Prakash Raj for playing the role in the flick.
Talking to the media, KaRaVe president Narayangowda said, "We won't allow the screening of Singham in Karnataka, until the insulting dialogues are not removed. We would like to warn filmmakers if they insist on screening the film, we are not responsible for the further developments."
However, KaRaVe held protest across the state including Hubli and Bidar. The pro-Kannada activists expressed their anger against the makers of Singham by destroying the cutouts and posters of the movie in front of theatres.