On Saturday, Jul 23, Singham was being screened in several theaters in Bangalore as well as other parts of the state. The movie raked up controversy on the very day of its release on Friday.
Many pro-Kannada organisations had protested against the movie and tore movie posters in Bidar, Hubli, Bagalkot, Raichur, and Bijapur, alleging that Kannadigas were portrayed in a disparaging manner in the movie.
How was the controversy over Singham started?
The controversial scene starts off with the villain - Prakashraj threatening Devgn that he would bring 1,000 people from Karnataka border to thrash him. Ajay (who plays Bhajirao Singham, a Maratha) retorts that one lion would suffice to shoo away a thousand dogs.
However, the actor Prakashraj said, "There is nothing controversial about it. I am a Kannadiga. How would I allow conversations that provide pain to people of Karnataka in any movie in which I am cast?"