New Delhi, April 11: Ex MLA Vatal Raj and Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce (KFCC) president Sa Ra Govindu asked all the distributors not to buy Karnataka distribution rights for Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth films. The development comes after the two actors demanded the setting up of Cauvery Water Management Board for water sharing between Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Kerala.
Both KFCC president and ex-MLA warned the agitating protesters against the release of Kamal Hassan and Rajnikanth’s films in Karnataka. Sa Ra Govindu further said, “We will not be responsible for any damage caused to theatres and cinema halls if they want to screen Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan films”, Times of India reported. Veteran Karnataka Actor Ananth Nag has come out in support of Karnataka over Cauvery water sharing issue.
The veteran actors have recently started their own political parties in Tamil Nadu. Both the actors-turned politicians have also blamed the Centre for not taking a decision on Cauvery Water issue.
Moreover, the political parties and people of Tamil Nadu such as Youths, Lawyers and students did a TN Bandh protest recently demanding setting up Cauvery Water Management Board.
The river Cauvery water issue has been the reason for the battle between the two states- Tamil Nadu and Karnataka for over 124 years. The primary point of argument between the two states has always been about the sharing and distribution of the Cauvery river water between the two. The disputes now become a regional conflict between the two states.
The river water is equally important for both the states as people from Karnataka are depended upon the water for drinking, whereas the farmers who reside in the Cauvery delta in TN depends needs it for the purpose of agriculture, irrigation and farming. The water is the only source for the people lives in the Cauvery delta during rainy seasons.
As per the reports, the TN gets only a one-fourth of the water from the river Cauvery, thus to meet its daily needs such as drinking, irrigations and livelihood.