Cinema and Arts

No AC during Puneeth Rajkumar’s Raajakumaara screening, leads to accusations of discrimination

No AC during Puneeth Rajkumar’s Raajakumaara screening, leads to accusations of discrimination

Audience in the theatre made allegations that the management was biased, and hence did not switch the ac on during the screening of Puneet Rajkumar’s Rajakumaara.

In a bizarre twist, a Bengaluru multiplex has come under fire for allegedly refusing to keep the air conditioner on during the screening of a Kannada film. The alleged incident took place on Friday at the Regalia PVR at Elements Mall in Nagawara, sparking a widespread outrage on social media. According to a TV report, 30 minutes into Puneeth Rajkumar’s new film Rajakumaara, the audience asked the staff as to why the AC was not switched on. In turn, the staff reportedly said that they don’t usually keep the AC on in the auditorium while showing a Kannada film.

The alleged practice of the multiplex irked the audience, who created a ruckus apparently citing discrimination. The TV visuals, however, showed the staff members of the multiplex trying to pacify an agitating crowd as they assured that they don’t discriminate between Kannada and non-Kannada films.

According to media reports, the multiplex has said that the air-conditioner in that particular auditorium was not working due to some technical reason. Otherwise, they said that they will keep the AC on during the screening of all movies.

The issue was also brought to the notice of Kannada Film Chamber of Commerce (KFCC) President Sa Ra Govindu. After talking to the manager of the multiplex in question he was convinced that the AC had a technical problem and it was not done deliberately. And he concluded that there was no need to involve police in the case.

The Kannada film industry has already expressed its concerns over popular multiplex chains like PVR Cinemas in the city, for allegedly giving priority to non-Kannada films over Kannada films. In the recent state budget, the government also directed the multiplex screens to allocate prime slots for Kannada movies, while capping the ticket rates at Rs 200.

Cinema and Arts

More in Cinema and Arts

Bollywood Gupshup

Aarti Kapur SinghMay 2, 2018

Local Cinema on Global Platter

ManasiMay 2, 2018

Akki’s Selfie With Suniel Shetty Takes Us Back To The Good Old Days

The Indian TelegraphApril 3, 2018

“They Made Me Feel Worthless”

Aarti Kapur SinghMarch 20, 2018

Bollywood Gupshup

Aarti Kapur SinghMarch 6, 2018

Sri ‘Diva’ No more

Aarti Kapur SinghMarch 6, 2018

Bollywood’s First Female Superstar Sridevi Passes Away at 54

The Indian TelegraphFebruary 25, 2018

From Baahubali to Butter Chicken: Prabhas Unplugged

Aarti Kapur SinghFebruary 20, 2018

Bollywood Gupshup

Aarti Kapur SinghFebruary 6, 2018

A Dream Worth $50,000

Shivani SinghalFebruary 6, 2018

Pride, Prejudice & Padma

Twinkle GhoshJanuary 23, 2018

THE KAPOOR WITH A DIFFERENCE: The Man, His Movies, His magic

Twinkle GhoshJanuary 23, 2018

Another Lamb Ad, Only This Time Everyone Hates It

The Indian TelegraphJanuary 11, 2018

Harvey Weinstein Slapped at Arizona Eatery

The Indian TelegraphJanuary 11, 2018

Actress Anushka Sharma, cricketer Virat Kohli tie the knot in Italy

The Indian TelegraphDecember 12, 2017

Piggybacked On Lion, Indian Names Score Big In AACTA Awards’17

Twinkle GhoshDecember 7, 2017

Women’s Night Out With John Abraham

Kartik MohandasDecember 1, 2017

Richa Chadha’s “badass Bholi” doesn’t mind going on a gambling spree – only if she has Choocha’s superpower, of course

Twinkle GhoshNovember 30, 2017
Shekhar Kapur questions censoring of Padmavati

Shekhar Kapur questions censoring of Padmavati

The Indian TelegraphNovember 27, 2017
Kangana Ranaut injured on the sets of Manikarnika

Kangana Ranaut injured on the sets of Manikarnika

The Indian TelegraphNovember 23, 2017
Padmavati controversy: Isn’t it the government’s job to prevent threats to filmmakers, asks Shyam Benegal

Padmavati controversy: Isn’t it the government’s job to prevent threats to filmmakers, asks Shyam Benegal

The Indian TelegraphNovember 20, 2017