Raghava Lawrence and Ritika Singh's Shivalinga have fallen prey to the Cauvery river fight that has taken place between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Although there was a slight tension between the states for a while now, things have escalated and taken a nasty turn. Sadly, the film industry is also bearing the brunt of the same. We just found out that Shivalinga, a Kannada film that is being remade in Tamil, were shooting their film in Mysore. However, a few protesters got a hint of the shooting and waltzed in the hotel where the shooting was taking place. They vandalized the whole set and created a big ruckus. Luckily since the police and security were already present, the damage wasn't high and that the actors weren't hurt.
The film, which is a Tamil version of the hit Kannada film that goes by the same name, were conducting their shooting in a hotel in Mysore. The shooting has been suspended as of now. In fact, the hotel and crew have increased security as the cast is staying back 'cause they can't leave unless the condition returns back to normalcy. For a really long time now, the states Karnataka and Tamnil Nadu have been fighting over possession of the Cauvery river. Although it was a cold situation between both the states, things in the recent past have escalated pretty bad. Bengaluru has been facing massive protests with cars being burnt and riots happening around. The crowd were basically attacking the Tamilians dwelling in the city to intensify the tension between both the states. So much that the city has been facing a standstill for sometime as walking out on the streets is not safe.
Reports suggest that normalcy has come back to Bengaluru and that people have started going to work and continuing with their daily lives. Sadly, this constant fight has resulted in the film industry bearing the brunt. The film, Shivalinga stars choreographer/actor Raghava Lawrence along with Ritika Singh in lead roles and is being directed by P Vasu, who has also filmed the Kannada version. The Kannada version of Shivalinga Shivarajkumar. Currently the film's shooting has been suspended and a lot of celebs are also vouching for a peaceful settlement on the issue. Hopefully everything will be resolved soon.
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