Rajinikanth in 'Kabali'
Rajinikanth has now been targeted by a pro-Kannada group. Pictured: A poster from "Kabali."Kabali/Facebook

Rajinikanth, who enjoys a huge fan following in Karnataka, has been targeted by protesters in Bengaluru and Mysuru over the Cauvery water issue. Well, the superstar's posters have been torn by the activists of a pro-Kannada group.

During the release of Rajinikanth's recent release "Kabali," his posters and hoarding were put up in many places in Bengaluru and Mysuru. Some of those posters have now been torn by the mob shouting anti-Tamil Nadu slogans.

In Mysuru, people damaged Rajinikanth's hoardings in Siddharth Nagar and removed posters in Ramakrishna Nagar Circle, reports said.

In July, about 15 pro-Kannada activists were also taken into preventive custody by Vyalikaval Police on the first day of Kabali's release. It was after their protest threatened to disturb law and order situation near Nataraj Theatre in Seshadripuram.

"Kabali," a gangster-drama film, was released in Tamil along with dubbed versions in Telugu and Hindi on July 22. Upon release, the film had the largest opening weekend for any Indian film worldwide and became the second highest grossing Tamil film ever.

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