Bangalore, July 23 (IANS) The screening of the Kannada remake of Bollywood film “Singham” commenced in Karnataka Saturday after the removal of some “objectionable” dialogues, a day after disruptions in its screening, officials said.
Pro-Kannada activists from the Karnataka Rakshana Vedike had gathered in front of Tribhuvan theatre here Friday to protest what they called anti-Kannada dialogues in the Ajay Devgn-Kajal Agarwal starrer.
Tribhuvan theatre’s assistant manager Anant told IANS that the objectionable dialogues had been removed from all the prints and digital discs of the film which released Friday.
Shows were organised in the Tribhuvan theatre where a group of police officers from nearby Upparpet police station watched the film along with the activists, he said.
“The pro-Kannada activists and police authorities have confirmed that there are no objectionable dialogues in the film now,” Anant said.
The police officers later sent a report to their higher authorities. The screening will now resume in 27 theatres where it was scheduled to be screened.
Karnataka Rakshana Vedike president Narayana Gowda told IANS Friday that one of the dialogues in the film refers to “Kannadigas as dogs”.
The film’s screening was also disrupted in Bidar, Belgaum, Gulbarga, Hubli and Kolar.
Directed by Rohit Shetty, “Singham” is the remake of a Tamil blockbuster with the same name. It has been remade in Kannada as “Kempe Gowda”.