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 Shivaji’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 Rajanikant’s first movie Aapthamithrato Chandramukhi last year.

“We do not want to hurt any one by taking out processions. We don’t want any untoward incident. Last year, we spent Rs 6 lakh on cutouts,” 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.

“If the movie fails to release on Friday, I don’t mind going to Hosur to watch it,” says V Shankar, a member of All India Rajanikant Fans’ 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.

“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 can’t afford to flout its rules on number of prints,” said Gangaraj.