Every local Telugu Channel telecasted KGF film illegally, Telugu version has aired. Karthik Gowda, who is now fighting the law, shared the information on his Twitter account. The filmmakers of 'KGF' have decided to sue a local Telugu channel for broadcasting their movie illegally. The TV channel, Every did not own the intellectual property rights to broadcast 'KGF' on their channel but did telecast Yash's movie anyway.
Sharing the news with an image of the channel telecasting 'KGF', the executive producer Karthik Gowda tweeted, 'A Telugu local channel named Every^ is playing KGF film illegally. We will move legally against them and sue for their actions. While the satellite deal is on talks and almost finalized, a cable channel does this. We have ample proof of woth screenshots, videos of the same.'
KGF Chapter-1 was released on December 21, 2018. The film was a huge success in Indian cinema. Not only did everyone who worked in the cinema make a name for themselves. The film was released on Amazon after the hit. The film was later re-circulated by some channels that received the film's official satellite rights.
A telugu local channel named #Every^ is playing KGF film illegally. We will move legally against them and sue for their actions. While the satellite deal is on talks and almost finalised, a cable channel does this. We have ample proof woth screen shots, videos of the same. pic.twitter.com/UlxxguPWzg— Karthik Gowda (@Karthik1423) May 8, 2020
No Telugu satellite rights have ever been sold. There was talk about this a few days ago. Meanwhile, Andhra Pradesh's Avery Cable Channel has unofficially aired KGF Chapter-1, targeting Kengani. The incident has occurred even previously when a few local channels in Tamil Nadu telecasted movies illegally. The offices of these channels were also seized due to the same reason.
When released, 'KGF' was a massive success, especially in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The movie grossed Rs. 20 crore in the two states itself. Soon after, the makers decided to shoot for a sequel and thus now the audiences are eagerly awaiting the release of 'KGF Chapter 2'. The movie also stars Sanjay Dutt and Raveena Tandon in important roles this time. Dutt plays the role of Yash's antagonist Adheera in 'KGF Chapter 2'. The movie, originally slated for July 30, 2020, release, is likely to be delayed owing to coronavirus lockdown situation.