The much-awaited Rajanikant-starrer big-budget movie Sivaji will make a quiet entry into the city next Friday.
Karnataka State Rajanikant Welfare Association (KSRWA) has decided to maintain a low profile on the occasion of ShivajiÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s release in Bangalore.
It may be recalled that KSRWA had organised a massive procession in Cantonment to celebrate the release of Chandramukhi, a remake of Kannada movie Aapthamithra.
The KSRWA has prepared 152 cut-outs indicating 152 movies of superstar Rajanikant. The cut-outs were of RajanikantÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s first movie Aapthamithrato Chandramukhi last year.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We do not want to hurt any one by taking out processions. We donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t want any untoward incident. Last year, we spent Rs 6 lakh on cutouts,Ã¢â‚¬Â said C S Chandrakanth, president, KSRWA.
It is estimated that there are 250 fan clubs of Rajanikant in Karnataka. Each of the fan club has 25 active members.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“If the movie fails to release on Friday, I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t mind going to Hosur to watch it,Ã¢â‚¬Â says V Shankar, a member of All India Rajanikant FansÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Association, Chennai, who is staying in Bangalore for the last five years.
Meanwhile, H D Gangaraj, distributor of movie Shivaji in Karnataka, has been making preparations to release the movie in 10 theatres in Bangalore and four in other cities.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I want to abide by the guidelines of Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce (KFCC). The Chamber permits only 10 prints in Bangalore and four in other parts of Karnataka for non-Kannada movies. Being a former president of the KFCC, I canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t afford to flout its rules on number of prints,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Gangaraj.