Superstar Rajinikanth’s Cauvery comments has angered a number of people in Karnataka – who are now calling for the boycott of Kaala.

According to NDTV.com, Rajinikanth asked Karnataka Chief minister HD Kumaraswamy to release its share of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu, as mandated by the Supreme Court. As a result, the Karnataka Film Chambers of Commerce (KFCC) has decided not to screen Kaala in Karnataka.

“A decision has been taken that Rajinikanth’s movie will neither be distributed nor screened anywhere in Karnataka,” said KFCC president Sa Ra Govindu.

“The ban will remain because neither will he apologise for his statement nor are we going to pardon him,” he added.

The KFCC president also added that this ban is not only limited to Kaala, but will be imposed on all of Rajinikanth’s movies from here on.

Kaala is scheduled to hit cinemas worldwide on the 7th of June.