KGF Release In Doubt After Court Ordered Stay:
The film of the Kannada actor Yash, Kolar Gold Fields (KGF) is facing troubles right before it is scheduled to release on Friday. A Bengaluru Civil Court issued an ex-interim stay order on Tuesday on the release of the film KGF. However, the producers of the film confirmed to TNM that they have not received any notice from the court so they will release the film across theatres in Karnataka and elsewhere.
The 10th Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court in Bengaluru on Thursday ordered a stay against the release of the film till the representatives of the film producer appear before the court. The movie’s release turned uncertain just a day before its scheduled release and will remain so till the next hearing which has been fixed on January 7, 2019.
The stay order was issued after a petition was filed by Venkatesh G against Vijay Kiragandur of Homable Films and Lakshmi Narayana of Arya Films.
One more petition had been filed against the movie release by two persons accusing that the movie was defaming Kolar Gold Fields. A Yogesh and Ratan S says that the makers of the film were attempting to mislead the next generation of society about the impression of Kolar Gold Fields by screening in the title of KGF with a caption ‘from the streets of Mumbai to the bloody gold mines of Kolar’. They alleged that the name Kolar Gold Mines is defamed for the purpose of marketing the film.
The petitioner asked for a temporary injunction on the release of the film and had also submitted posters of the film showing bloody gold mines. The petitioner had claimed that the movie is based on the life of notorious rowdy Thangam and that he held the rights for that story.
The big budget film was set to release on Friday in over 400 theatres in Karnataka and in over 1500 theatres in the country in five different languages- Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Hindi and Malayalam.
A Bengaluru-based lawyer Faizan Assad said the producers can go ahead with the release of the movie as they are yet to be served a notice.