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Kites fracas in Karnataka resolved

MUMBAI: The impasse between Reliance Big Pictures and the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce (KFCC) regarding the exhibition of the Hrithik Roshan-starrer Kites has ended.


Reliance Big Pictures has offered an apology to the KFCC and agreed to comply with the KFCC norms. As per KFCC rules, only 21 prints - 17 in Bangalore and four in the rest of Karnataka - of a non-Kannada film can be released.


Says KFCC member & producer Madhusudhan Reddy: "Now that Reliance Big Pictures has agreed to abide by the rules of the KFCC, the Chamber has allowed the film to be screened in 24 theatres in Karnataka with 17 screens in Bangalore, four in the rest of the state and three new multiplexes. We have allowed them the additional three prints they had earlier asked for, as they have withdrawn the film from the other excess theatres that they were planning to screen it in. The screening of Kites will commence with immediate effect starting from the afternoon show, today."


Yesterday activists of the KFCC swung into action disrupting shows across Karantaka as the film released in 50 plus screens. They had directed exhibitors not to screen it in the state.
 

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