Bollywood Movie Kites blacked out in Karnataka

Hrithik Roshan’s most awaited film Kites has been banned from exhibition in Karnataka by the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce (KFCC) for violating local industry norms.

Last week we got a funny SMS saying Kites movie banned because KFCC thinks its a remake of kannada film 'Galipata'!!! Now it actually banned.

KFCC, the Kannada cinema industry’s apex body, has directed exhibitors not to screen the movie, which is releasing today. The diktat has been issued by KFCC president Basant Kumar Patil as the distributors, Big Cinemas, had made preparations to release the movie in 46 theatres as against permission to screen in 24 specified halls.

“As per norms of the KFCC, non-Kannada movies can be released in only 21 theatres. The distributors approached us and requested us to relax the norms and grant permission to screen in 24 halls. We agreed. But now, they are releasing it in 46 theatres. Besides, they are also planning to screen it in another 10-12 theatres. Rules can’t be different for different people,’’ Patil said.

He said the distributor’s action had affected Kannada movies which are running now and those set for release on Friday — Vijay starrer Shankar IPS and Nagathihalli Chandrashekar’s Nooru Janmaku. “Due to Kites, Prakash Rai’s Naanu Nanna Kanasu has been removed from theatres and the two films set for release on Friday have no halls. Who will protect our films?’’ Patil fumed.

He said he had directed the exhibitors not to screen the film. “If they screen this film now, we will not allow them to screen any more later,’’ he warned.


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